Sunday, April 20, 2008

Megi's Home!!!!

I am so happy to have my daughter home!! She was very tired and wanted to sleep in her own bed. She said that the most interesting thing that she saw was the Holocaust Memorial Museum. She said that she left there just feeling sick to her stomach that such awful things could happen to innocent people and the children stuck in her mind the most. She said that it was boring but from a mom's point of view she sure did learn a lot of things. Every now and then she will say "Oh that was neat" so I think she had a nice time. She took lots of pictures and brought home lots of brochures so that I can scrap her trip. She brought gifts for her sisters and brother from different places that she went to. I was joking with her and asked her where my gift was and she said that she brought home pictures, brochures, stubs and airline ticket. Now is that not the daughter of a scrapper...she knew what would touch my heart!!!!

Of course, the most important thing to do when she got into Denver was check her text messages. She did not have service in Washington so she was going through withdrawals!! You have to love teenagers!! I will post more pictures of her trip later.

I am so happy that you are home daughter!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Megi's off to see Washington D.C.

This morning Meg left for Washington D.C. with her school. She was very excited and was looking forward to spending the week seeing historicial sites and now possibly seeing the Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Washington. The president will be hosting a visit at the White House on Wednesday morning on the south lawn and they are expecting about 12,000 people to be there. Meg said that they are going to TRY to witness the visit. Lots of places that they will be seeing and just taking in where they are and hopfully really thinking about where they are and the history that has taken place there. I am so excited for her and glad that we were able to send her. Last year she was able to go to New York City for 6 days with her school and she had a wonderful time. I just wish that Corey or I would have been able to afford for one of us to go with her but we know that she is in safe hands and we are grateful for the wonderful teachers and parents that are able to go with her.
Please keep Meg in your thoughts and prayers this week for a safe flight, trip and fun time!! When we were at the airport they were making announcements that the security levels have been raised to orange and that extra precautions are being taken. Everyone that knows me will understand how I feel about flying so I am on edge!!!!!! I have been tracking her flight on now you know how freaky I am!!!!!
Have fun daughter and I will see you on Saturday night!!! I love you and be safe!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Flag Football, Soccer, Belly Button Rings and Cheesecake!!!

What a weekend we had...flag football, soccer, bellybutton rings and cheesecake!!!

We had the pleasure of being able to watch Seth play flag football and had a great time. I am at such awe to see how tall he has become and to think that he is also going to be 14 years old in July. I remember the day he was born and I was so excited because Meaghan and Seth were only 3 months apart. It makes me a little sad because I always thought that our families would do more things together and our kids would be close together. When you have a family that is outgoing and another family that would prefer to do things by themselves, I quess there is not alot of room for adjustments. We do enjoy spending time them and always leave thinking we should do this more often. Anyway we enjoyed watching a good game of flag football. Ryan and Miyah thought that they would play their own game of ball and were having a fun time throwing the ball around for a few minutes anyway.

We are now in the full swing of soccer games and everyone has a couple of games under their belts. I think that I have said this before but I always look forward to soccer and volleball season to start and then I am so happy to see it end. With 3 kids now playing soccer we have a full calendar everyday except on Fridays. This year we actually have games on Sunday and they are not makeup games. Meaghan had been taking volleyball clinics but that has since ended so she is a little bored again.

Speaking of Megi we also had family over on Saturday night for cheesecake and cupcakes to celebrate her 14th birthday. We had a nice time just sitting around talking to everyone. For Meg's birthday present we let her get her belly button pierced. She has been asking for this to be done for 4 or 5 years now so, we decided that she could have this done. Believe me with approval to have this done came a list a mile long on how she was to act and not draw attention to herself or her belly. I am sure that some people will have an opinion on a 14 year old having her belly pierced but I figured that she can cover it up and he is not piercing her face. I would though, be ok with a tiny nose ring but she did not seem interested in that. As long as she is not piercing herself with "gage" rings...I think that is what they are called...I will be pretty flexable. She has great grades and is pretty respectable with Corey and I so, we will loosen that rope just a little. She really does look cute with her belly ring. I will need to take a picture and add it here. I will try to do that tomorrow.

I hope that everyone has a great day and if you are here in Colorado enjoy the snow!!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Meaghan's Birthday Party

Meaghan had her birthday party at Boondocks with her friends from school. They all had a fun time and enjoyed spending time with each other outside of school. Megi, I am glad that you had a great time and I was happy to be there to share the evening with you.

I love you,

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

No Foolin' it is Meaghan's 14th Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter Meaghan!! are 14 years old today and I am so proud of you!! I hope that you enjoy your day whatever it may bring because, we know that you never know what to expect on April Fool's Day!! Have loads of fun with your friends at school and then tonight at your party!

I love you!