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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rain Gutter Regetta

We had the Cub Scouts Rain Gutter Regetta last weekend. The boys had so much fun. We had never done it before. The way it works is you get a kit to build a boat and you can decorate it anyway you like. Then they set up gutters with water in them and the boys have to blow into the sails to get them to go. They can't touch the boat in any way. Vince got 2nd in speed for his den and Michael got 2nd in style and 3rd in speed for his den. We were so proud of them. They both came home with metals and also qualified for Districts in March.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Success Camp!!!

What can I say..... This was the BEST TIME!!! Every year lia sophia has a Success Camp in Chicago to get ready and pumped for the year. There were about 1700 women there this year from all across the United States and Canada and ALSO some advisors flew in from Germany! How cool is that!! We all had such a great time. The speakers were wonderful. We were inspired by Belinda Ellsworth (motivational speaker) and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup books). I'm SO looking forward to Conference in Milwaukee in June and Success Camp again next year in Chicago. WAHOO!! 2010 is going to be such a GREAT year!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Christmas fun

Well, I'm finally posting some Christmas pics. WOW!!! It's been busy around here. Christmas was wonderful this year (as always). To tell you how busy we've been...we still haven't put away all the Christmas decorations and the trees are still up. (ha) But, I plan on getting everything put away this weekend. Anywho...here are some fun pics. The first one is a picture of Jesus' birthday cake that my sister and her girls made. The bottom layer (chocolate) is for sin. The middle layer (red velvet) is for the blood He shed for us. The top layer (green) is for new life. The white icing is for purity and there is a Star of David on the top. You also put heart (candy) around the outside which stands for Love. It was a delicious cake and the start of a great tradition in our family.
Mom & dad and Jessica and her fiancee, Will.
Jodie...she is so photogenic. Look at that smile...
Our boys on Christmas morning. Some of you have heard the story already. That night (or should I say MORNING) they woke up at 3am wanting to go down and open presents. We sent them back to bed. Then they woke up again at 5:00...sent them back to bed again. And they got up again at 5:30....we sent them back to bed AGAIN! Finally we let them get up at 6:00. Greg and I were worn out the rest of the day. lol!

Sledding with dad. They all had a ball. I, of course, didn't last too long. It was way too cold for me.