Sunday, October 28, 2018

King's Dominion

We had a fun literacy night at the middle school.  The author of Oragami Yoda, Tom Angelberger, spoke.  He was a fun presenter.  After the kids got to do different activities. They really like the 3D pens.
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We worked on a craft ourselves....matching t-shirts for our crew for our upcoming King's Dominion trip!  I surprised the Heits with matching t-shirts for them as well.
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We weren't going to go to King's Dominion this year.  But we had decided to rent a boat and go out on the lake with the Heits.  Turns out it didn't really work for them so we canceled.  We used that money towards a day at King's Dominion instead. It was cold.  It was wet.  But we still had a fun time.  Though not sure I want to do that again anytime soon. Especially after I stepped in a puddle of water.
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It rained alllllll day.
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And the best ride ever, the Griffin.
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We took to drying out our socks in the restroom.
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The next night was our ward's fall festival.  Because of the rain it was held at the church. 
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Getting the creepy contacts inserted.
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Monday, October 22, 2018

Fall, Fall, Fall in the leaves changing colors, came very late this year.  The first weekend in November was the peak time.  Lots of fun activities in the fall. Though I'm always sad summer is over. 

We received an early Christmas present from my brother Instant Pot!  It's been fun using it.  Now I can get rid of my old pressure cooker!  
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The first thing I made was Mexican Quinoa.  Though I burned it...ugh.  It finally cooked though.
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Haley had her date with Lee...LIFE!
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They made a huge cookie for their treat.
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We had fun going up to Maryland for Luke's first birthday.  What a super cutie.

Shanna loves doing twists and turns...
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We had a good time with our temple trip!
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Happy Birthday Luke!
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I finally did something with the ugly bottom of the sink.
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I painted it!  I should have done this a long time ago!  Wow, it looks sooo much better.
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Anthon and Rachel visited us a second time when their parents went to Rome.  Anthon came to the food bank with me one morning.
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The fall also brought lots of marching band!  We love seeing Clark perform.
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After YEARS....I finally framed my kids' baby photos. They are hanging in our hallway.
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One morning we did a little hike up on Massanutten.
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I often go running several times a week and I run by this lady's house each time.  I saw she had a pile of wood out front and thought of a great idea...having my kids go and stack her wood.  Lee took them over and they asked if she would hire them to do the job.  I told Lee if she couldn't hire them that we should just do it for service.  She did hire them and they got in a good hour of work stacking wood.


We all went down to our town's autumn days.  A soda booth hooked up their hose line to Lee's water at the office.  They wanted to somehow write down the different meter numbers so Lee could get reimbursed.  Lee asked if they would just give him free sodas and they said yes.  The kids loved that.
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That same night we went with our friends to an early downtown trick-or-treating.
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Lee took the older kids to a stake game night. Fun times!