I know; this week’s post is late…

Sydney put on a little show for Peter and I. Here she is all dressed up to sing a song called I’m So Hot (which is a song about the planet Venus from a musical she was in last year). I don’t know where she gets her theatrical flair from…
“I’m cute and I know it.”
Sydney and Isaac playing with Roger
Isaac loves to jog/walk on the treadmill. Actually, he loves taking his shirt off and this is the only time he is allowed to do it in the house.
“I don’t want my picture taken.”
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Meet Roger

We drove out to Tampa this last Saturday to pick up our new dog, Roger. I have to say I had a hard time believing that there was a dog out there who does not bark, but I have been proven wrong!

He looks so much like our last dog, Lola, that I catch myself almost calling him by that name much of the time. Roger is very sweet tempered; he does not jump up on people, but his tail can whip pretty hard when he is excited; I have not heard one bark come out of him yet; he … Read the rest

Fay Just Wouldn’t Stay Away…

So Tropical Storm Fay ended up causing a lot more flooding in our area than I originally thought. We have been sitting in our new home in our newly designed neighborhood with excellent water drainage ditches and retention ponds. Our little lake the back yard was nothing. Apparently for the small coastline area we live, Fay created the worst flooding in 50 years (the tropical storm just hovered over our area for two days pouring rain on us).

And though the rain and wind are gone and the tropical storm has moved north, much of our area (especially the mainland … Read the rest

Tropical Storm Fay

Tropical Storm Fay has been working her way around Florida for a few days now. The eye went over us about four or five hours ago and so far we have received about 8-12 inches of rain (with plenty more still to come). The storm is expected to strengthen over the Atlantic Ocean overnight before turning back and coming inland again. Howling winds and pelting rain kept me up all night – my beauty sleep was cut short and I have not been a pretty sight.

The conditions have been bad enough that school has been cancelled three out of … Read the rest

The First Day of School

Everyone once in a while I am able to snap an adorable picture of my two children. I love this picture! The night before school the kids both picked out what to wear:

Isaac picked out some very comfortable digs.
Sydney picked out a cute dress to wear.
“Say Cheese!”
This is what I normally get when I ask Isaac to smile:
Here he sort of gave in and did a grin.
Two cheesy kids.
Sydney sitting at her desk in Mrs. Smith’s classroom. She already knows most of the kids in her class!


Here is Isaac with his friend … Read the rest

Hot Pads are Versatile

Isaac claimed that the dishes would get put away faster if he was wearing hot pads on his feet. I don’t think he was quite right about that, but it sure made for some fun pictures and I think the kitchen floor benefited from the extra dust-mopping…

Here’s our week in a bullet list:

  • I gave a talk in sacrament meeting today. The topic was Personal Revelation. Click on the link if you want to read my talk. Peter helped me stay on task last night as I finished writing it – I was getting a little loopy around
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I love Isaac even though he ripped up our couch…

So Isaac got a hold of my seam ripper and decided to attack the couch with it. He managed to rip three, six-inch holes along the back and side of the couch and three small holes on the left arm. I am still working on sewing up the large holes and just hoping that he doesn’t get a hold of them to rip them farther. I don’t know how I managed to keep my cool when he did this; when I discovered what happened I just marched him up to his room (for longer than usual) and took care of … Read the rest

Geology Rocks

Sydney got to perform in a musical yesterday that is called Geology Rocks. She played the part of Snow White and got to sing a solo! Why Snow White? Because she knew seven little dwarves who were miners; hence an opportunity to discuss many different rocks and gems in a cute little song and loosely tie it to the overall theme. For more detail on her Snow White costume that I sewed check it out on my Dizzie Lizzie blog.

Here are a few pictures of Sydney singing during her solo called Seven Little Miners.
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We’re adopting!

We have put in our adoption papers and are ready to add to our family! Of course this is a complete surprise to everyone but surprises are nice sometimes. Since we don’t know if we will be adopting a girl or a boy we need some help choosing a name – check out the poll on the right hand side and let us know what you like best (not that that will influence our decision in any way). A lady is coming to our home this coming Saturday to meet with us.

After a lot of hum-hawing and thought we … Read the rest