Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I did this fun post last year, and I enjoyed it and was surprised how many highlights the first sentence and one picture hits, so here it is again.

The directions are:

Post the first sentence of your first blog post of each month. You can also add a favorite picture from each month.

Happy New Year! Ok, so we're a week into it, but I feel like I can finally say it.

Little Man enjoying his Christmas present:
I finally feel better. Still tired, but better. Thanks for all your sweet comments! (This is actually a post about Back to School after a short break.)

Waiting to go into the Monster Truck Rally:
We are doing a unit on Native Americans, and having a great time.

Watching Pocahontas on our Native American night:

Why I'm not a public school mom.

In the elevator at the Nature & Science Museum:

My Punkin is now 7. And my only comment is How Did This Happen?

Geocaching fun:
Overheard while Punkin and Little Man were playing family: (Wondering now?)

Hot cocoa on our camping trip:
For the 4th of July, we went to Bandimere Speedway for the "Family Fun Day" and JetCar National Race.

Punkin and I enjoying a meal out:
I've been neglecting my blog lately. As many of you have stated on your blog, time feels scarce, and it is easy for priorities to get out of whack.

Little Man mastering the two-wheeler:
We've been studying the tabernacle in our bible lessons this month.

The kids at my brother's wedding:
Seriously, people, I feel like an idiot. How hard can it be? (On Learning to be a soccer mom.)

Punkin and I at the Gymnastics Extravaganza:
I have a new pet peeve.

Little Man loved playing soccer this fall. Loved it!

Goofy picture at his soccer party:2008 has been a great year for us. If it has not been for you, may 2009 be the best year yet!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from our family to yours!

I didn't quite get the Christmas Letter out this year, so I opted for a New Year's letter instead. Costco even sells photo card options with Happy New Year!

Here is our family's top ten things we are grateful for at the end of 2008 (with names changed):

1. WeaverMom's brother, The Architect, got married in September! To a beautiful lady named The Spanish Teacher. The picture of us is on the front of the church steps on their wedding day.

2. WeaverDad’s job stability. He is on a software rebuild team for a major collection industry company, enjoys most of his co-workers, and it is not too far from home. Especially in times like these, we could not ask for anything more.

3. The love for bike-riding. Little Man mastered the “two-wheeler” this summer and Punkin loves to ride over “whoop-dee-dos”. We’ve been on some fun family bike rides!

4. The continued privilege of homeschooling. Punkin is in 2nd grade and is beginning to read books to herself for fun. Little Man is 4 and is starting to join us – he loves doing dot-to-dots and his math workbook.

5. Little Man's love of cars. When he grows up, he is planning to be “a race car guy, and a motorcycle driver and a monster truck driver.” (Last year, his list included “a monster truck guy with lotsa, lotsa FIRE!”, so Mom is happy that the fire is no longer part of the list.)

6. Punkin's love of gymnastics. She loves it, and her favorite event is uneven bars.

7. No stitches needed! Prior to 2008, the kids have had 30 stitches or staples between them. So far, in 2008, no accidents have required an ER visit!

8. Little Man’s first soccer season. The boy loves it. For pictures of him playing, you can check out WeaverMom’s blog.

9. WeaverMom's bookkeeping business is growing and she now has over 20 clients and a fantastic employee.

10. The Wii. Sure, it’s not a life necessity by any stretch, but we love it and have had some fun family times playing! Punkin and Little Man especially enjoy racing each other on MarioKart.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 46:1-3

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Soccer Party

Little Man loved playing soccer this fall. Loved it!

Here are some snapshots of his end of season party:

The cake:
The goofy-ness:
The trophy: