Monday, May 23, 2011


We bought a bull. Yes, a bull! We plan on fattening him up and sending him to where all fat cows go: the slaughter house, so we can eat steak for the next year or two. He’s been named Goner. Can you guess why?




6th Grade Culture Parade

At the end of every school year each 6th grader is given a ancient culture to study and report on. Alex wrote report and made a poster on the Greek World and presented it to her class. All the kids made floats representing their subjects and the parents got to come and see all the creative floats.








Rachel turned 13 on May 11. She had a great day. Her school friends gave her birthday balloons, candy, flowers, and stuff animals. In honor of becoming a teenager we gave her emerald stud earrings, her birthstone. She also got some birthday money and her Facebook privileges restored. I think she felt the love! (As you can see from the pictures, she was a little sugared out!)







Easter Traditions & Family

This year we held Easter celebrations the day before since Rachel would be spending Easter morning with her mom this year. Friday evening we made Resurrection Cookies. I was so happy the the girls requested we make them again. Instead of doing baskets this year I found huge plastic eggs at Hobby Lobby. I filled the small one with mascara the medium one was filled with candy and a traditional chocolate Easter bunny. The Large egg I filled with a pair of white shorts and 2 pairs of flip-flops. Every year we hide small plastic eggs around the house for the kids to find and one of the eggs holds a special treat. Last year it was $10 for the person who can solve a riddle and find where it’s hiding. This year instead of hiding the small eggs we hid the three eggs I filled and each girl had a riddle they needed to solve in order to find their eggs. The largest of the eggs were hidden in a tree outside and the two smaller ones were hidden inside. The funniest part of watching them hunt for these very large eggs was that they were hard to find, believe it or not!

Then we took the kids out for breakfast and had our Easter dinner that evening. Easter Sunday after church, we went to Seth's sister’s house for a BBQ and Easter egg hunt. I must say I loved celebrating all the fun Easter stuff on Saturday. It was nice to have Easter all weekend long and it made our Easter day less hectic and stressful, allowing us to focus more on the true meaning of why we celebrate Easter.