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Never a dull moment

Tonight was spent in the ER. Terran was out riding her bike, she felt something on her leg, looked down and crashed into the back of a car with her face. She said, “What is that? What’s going on?” Then, she realized that she was falling over, and she had just hit a car.
She called me and asked me if I was home, and asked if I could come and pick her up. I could sense in her voice that something was wrong. I went around the corner, and she was limping rolling her bike along. I looked at her face and her nose and mouth had blood pouring out. I had her sister come and get her bike and had Terran get in the car and drove her home.
We then went to the ER.
ER wasn’t too busy when we got there. They were pretty fast. The doctor saw us. Terran’s teeth looked good. Nothing loose. We had X-rays taken.
Then we had to wait forever to have them read.
She is ok. She is just bruised and sore all over. Her foot hurts, but is not broken or sprained.
Her lips are looking like she had some work done. A little like Angelina Jolie lips.
I’m just really grateful that she is ok.

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Curriculum Night

Been a busy day today.
First a little ranting. The city decided to start widening the road next to the High School the week after it starts. They have had all summer to do this project. They wait until the school has been in one week. They did that the last time they widened the bridge on the same street. That construction took forever. The construction is such a nightmare. It is almost impossible to pick up Terran.

After school I took Terran to the DMV and she took the written test to get her driving permit. She passed. Now we just have to teach her how to drive. Weird to think that she is old enough to actually get a permit.

Tonight was curriculum night. Ric and I both went to Aidrin’s class. Her Teacher talked forever.
We had to split up and go to the other 2 classes. Seems like it’s going to be a fun year.
6th grade has the Science Camp field trip coming up in December.

On my wellness challenge. I’m doing great. Terran also decided to join me. She thinks that she can beat me. She doesn’t think that I can go very long without Diet Coke.

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Wow I haven’t posted for so long…………

Wow – It’s been a long time since the last post. I can’t believe it’s been since March. Well, things are great. The summer has been great.

I’m starting a Wellness challenge today, and one of the challenges is to write either in your journal or you can blog. So I thought I’d better get back to writing my blog. A good 6 months of my life has gone by and I haven’t wrote anything. Maybe I can go back and update.
Anyway the challenge is:
48 oz water
30 minutes of exercise; 3 days, 10 mins 2 days
2 servings of veggies, 2 servings of fruit
No soda, beer, wine, unhealthy snacks, or bad fast food (anything fried)
No sweets
No eating after dinner/9pm
15 min of scripture reading (or spiritual text)
One journal entry (write a letter, thank you note, scrapbook, blog)
express sincere appreciation, love or praise to a family memeber or close friend
personal goal

I think that I can do this. The only thing that I am going to have trouble with is that I love diet coke, but oh well, it’s a challenge and I can do it.

August 10th – First day of school
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August 12th – Aidrin asked me to feel her loose tooth. I reached into her mouth and pulled out her tooth. She was so mad at me she stormed off.
Now she’s a little bit toothless.
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Planted the garden. The tomatoes have made it through July. They don’t look so hot, but they did make it. I planted cantaloupe, watermelon, bush beans, green onions, corn, summer squash, and cucumbers. So excited for everything to start growing again. I am also very thankful to my husband for carrying and emptying all the bags of dirt into my garden. Thanks honey!
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February 14th – Martinos

Opa and Jane were in town for Jake’s farewell and we took them to our ward valentine activity, which was a restaurant called, “Martino’s,” which was really the stake center made up to look like a real Venetian restaurant. It was awesome. They turned those rolling things you stack the chairs on into gondolas and had the youth all dressed as boatmen and servers and you got in the gondola and they rowed you across half the cultural hall to the restaurant, i.e., the other half of the cultural hall. They took the pictures before we got on the gondolas. Then they had singing and stuff. It was really cool and Opa and Jane loved it. We had a great time. The chef, Martino, was really our second counselor, Marty Kurtz, with an Italian accent. He was less chef than host, but the food was really good, too.
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Updates for January 23rd to February 13th

Ok – I’m getting really bad at the blogging thing. I am also trying to take a picture a day for the year. I haven’t been very good at that lately. I think that maybe I’m spending too much time on Facebook. So here’s to getting caught up.

January 23rd – We had a storm and here’s a photo that I took. I think it turned out kind of cool.
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January 27th – Ric and I went to the Temple.
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January 31st
– Marius’ baptism – We went over to the Frees for dinner after the baptism.
The girls payed with the wii.
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Pretty much for the month of February someone was sick. There were so many notes coming home from school about this or that going around the classroom.

February 2nd – Took Aidrin to the Dr’s to be tested for strep. The test came back negative.
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We played clue.
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February 4th – Our wild bunny that lives in our back yard. Aidrin named him Peter.
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It’s spring at our house
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February 5th – Cool sunset
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February 6th – We made lemonade!
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February 7th – Camryn went to a birthday party. They went ice skating. It’s kind of funny, the girl that invited her to the party, lives about 4 houses down from ours. We only found out this information days before the party. I guess we need to get out more and meet our neighbors. They have lived there for about a year now. Camryn, Lauren, and Aidrin, went over to their cousins for a while after Camryn came home from the party. Terran didn’t want to go, so Ric and I took her to Wendy’s for dinner.
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February 9th – Cool storm
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February 12th – Camryn, Lauren, and Aidrin did their Valentines for their friends at school.
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February 13th – Terran’s rose from a friend at school.
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Go Cards!

The Cardinals are going to the Superbowl.
Lauren was very excited about the game. Her class had a party on Tuesday to celebrate the win. They had popcorn and wore red.

We moved to Arizona in the summer of 2004. Every year, since we’ve been here, I’ve heard how much the Arizona Cardinals suck.
I think that it was last September, I was taking the kids to school, and I see this window sticker on a truck that says, “Please Arizona Cardinals don’t suck too much this year.” or something like that. I don’t think that I have the wording exactly right, but it’s close.
I tell Ric about this sticker, and we have a discussion on how the Cards suck every year.
So, this football season, after every game, I would asked Ric who won. The Cardinals seemed to be winning most of their games. Every time the Cardinals won a game, I would bring up the truck that I saw.
Sunday, January 18th, we have 3:00 church, Ric set the game to record on the DVR, and told everyone and anyone that he did not want to know who won the game. Anyway long story short. The Cardinals beat the Eagles. It was funny, I was listening to the announcers and all of them picked the Eagles to win.
Everyone is so excited that the Arizona is going to the Superbowl.

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January 19th – The kids were home from school all day. They really wanted to become members of Club Penguin again. The girls just started cleaning the house. They also gathered all their money together, so that they could pay for a membership. The cost $29.99. After the house was cleaned, they came and asked if they could become members. I gave in. I think it was because they cleaned the house. Without me asking them to clean. The girls were happy all day playing on the computers. They played together nicely. No fights.

Lauren gave us the lesson for Family Home Evening. For activity days, Lauren had been given some pictures, so that she could give a lesson on the first vision. She did a great job.

I’m amazed that Terran actually let me take her picture. Here are a couple of photos of Terran’s new hair cut, that she cut herself.

January 20th – Was the 100th day that Aidrin has been in school. The kindergarten was celebrating the 100th day, so they had all the children bring in a bag of something that counted up to 100.
Aidrin brought in M&M’s. She said they had a big party. They shared all the treats that were brought in.

Speaking of Terran cutting her hair. Aidrin, I guess took note that, and found the scissors. Aidrin cut a big chunk of her hair off. When I informed Aidrin that I would have to cut her hair and even it out, she was in tears. But, it all worked out in the end. We cut off about 5 inches. It turned out really cute. I’ll have to take some pictures.

Camryn went over to Kaitlyn’s with Vanessa and they had band practice.

January 21st – Camryn had her band practice at our house today. Kaitlyn and Vanessa came over. Kaitlyn does not have drums yet, but did come up with a drum set. You’ll have to see the pictures. Camryn wrote the song they are practicing. It sounds pretty good. It is coming together. Camryn is pretty amazing. She is a very determined and hardworking girl.

The band:

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ADSR4 – Challenge 6

This challenge was a little bit confusing, but I think that I did it right.

Inspiration Lane ROAD BLOCK:

Welcome to Inspiration Lane, the next stop on the Amazing DigiScrap Race. This leg of the race is a ROAD BLOCK which means only 1 person can particpate. You must choose a layout from your partners gallery and scraplift it using the following direction:

Take your chosen layout from your partners gallery and flip it either horizontally or vertically.
Now take the layout and rotate it 45 degrees.
You must use this “new” version as the sketch for your layout.
When creating your layout you must use the EXACT same number of items that your partner used in the original layout, no more, no less.

Here is my layout

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Amazing Digiscrapping Race #4

So I joined the ADSR #4. I am teamed up with a partner. Her name is Kathi. She’s the best partner ever. Her layouts are fantastic and she’s very fast. Our team blog

Challenge# 1 – The moment everyone had been waiting for has been done. The first challenge of the Amazing Didi Scrap Race 4 has been posted.

1) Rip and tear a photo into three or more pieces! (that’s a photo, not papers!)
2) Use journaling on your layout (something I stress is SO important).

This is a challenge to be completed by both racers.

Here is my layout. It took me forever to tear the photo.

Challenge #2
ADSR – Stop#2 – Intersection!
Here was the challenge:

Cabin Fever
(interpret this as you will, but it must be evident that this is the thought/theme behind your page!)

Must include:
3 photos
4 papers only (no more or less)
8 different elements – at least 1 must be acrylic
2 different fonts
Must have a title, and journaling (which must be visible – if it is not readable, please include in your description)

Between us partners we came up with our interpretation of the theme. We decided to go with what could be a cure for cabin fever. I started us out with a fabulous template and provided the photos. I started the layout by placing the photos and papers. Kathi, my partner finished it off with the elements, journaling and title. I think that it turned out so cute.

Here is our layout:

Challenge #3
This is a regular stop, which means that both racers will need to do their own layout.

Your challenge is simple.

Find the first layout you created that is still uploaded to a gallery and scraplift it using techniques, trends and concepts that you have learned since you did that original layout.

You can…

* You can use a different kit, elements, papers, brushes, shapes, etc.
* You can add and remove elements, papers, etc.
* You can use a different sized canvas.
* You can move things around and change the overall sketch of the layout.
* You can use the first layout uploaded to any gallery. This does not necessarily mean that it’s the first layout you ever did.When you view your gallery, at whichever site it is at, it needs to be the first layout uploaded to that gallery.
You can not…

* You can not add additional photos to the layout.
* You can not remove any photos from the layout.
* You can not add additional text to the layout; journaling, alphas that spell out a word, word art, journaling. The only text that appears on the layout must be identical in verbiage to what it was originally. You can change the font, you can convert text into an alpha. If your layout previously used an alpha or wordart, you can convert that alpha/wordart to text or use a new alpha/wordart to spell the same thing. When you are done though, you must have the same words that were on the old layout, on the new layout.

Here is my layout:

Challenge #4
The Art and Soul Challenge!
You both must complete this challenge! However, this is a FAST FORWARD challenge which means that the first team done can SKIP the January 18th challenge if they wish!

1. The Art of it: Your LO must have artistic flair! Literally! Your LO must have at least 3 things “artsy” and/or “altered” on it–(such as but not limited to: paint splatters, a paintbrush, paint spills, crayon doodles, goopy glitter, watercolors, canvas AND/OR altered art items such as wings on photos, art dolls, vintage doodads, ephemera, etc). Really stretch yourself and try something “artsy” that you haven’t tried before!

2. The Soul of it: You must journal something from your Soul. Something positive, heartfelt and meaningful to you in your life! Something you’ve learned, something you’ve gleaned from your life experience. Perhaps something you would want to pass on to the next generation! (It can even be your favorite quote and why it touches/inspires you) Uplift us, make us smile–inspire us! You must share your journaling with us-if it’s hard to read or blended into the background-part of the challenge is to share your journaling in your description.

This was a really hard challenge, but I think that my layout turned out ok.

Challenge #5:
Your challenge for this stop is to create a layout that has no photos on it, but includes at least 3 different and separate photo frames.
Sometimes we have special thoughts, feelings and/or memories about a person or place or event or pet or whatever, but no photos. OR, we could be missing someone who has passed on or something that is no longer in our lives and would dearly love to be able to express that on a page.

Because scrapbooking is all about recording our life journey and that of our family we can still create a page to record and preserve those special thoughts, feelings and/or memories with a little thought and planning and with the creative use of photo frames and journaling (although journaling is not required for this challenge).

Here is my layout for #5: