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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday 1/24/09 growing up...

Beth has lost a tooth. She now has about three loose teeth. Maggie is growing up a little. She can see when she should change what she is doing. William has day classes this semester. It is nice to have him at home in the evening.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

1/14/09 I will Blog again...

Everything is OK, but I will not be Blogging for a while. I have some things at home that need to be done. Thank-you everyone that has visited the Blog. I enjoyed the writing. Blogs will be posted now and then, but not every day or even every week. I will start writing as soon as possible. God Bless all of you.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday 1/13/09 snow piles...

We went outside to play today. We have a big pile of snow (about three feet high) in the backyard. The kids took turns standing on it...falling off of it...sinking into it...sliding down it...and my favorite, pretending to be the Statue of Liberty on it. We got about three more inches of snow today. Tonight it may get really cold and snow a little bit.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday 1/12/09 igloos...

We went outside tonight. The neighbor kids came out to play. There was a pile of snow in our front yard that had been built-up from when we shoveled the driveway. The kids added to the snow, patted it down, and tried to dig out a igloo. They added some snow from the front yard, the back yard and some from across the street. Three kids started to dig out the inside, so the door was three kids wide. Then they took off one more side, and decided to add a window. I mentioned that if they took off all of the walls, the ceiling would fall down. They really hadn't realized that. When we went inside, they still had one wall.

Monday 1/12/09 snow and school...

It snowed another four inches yesterday. Today should be clear, and then the snow returns tomorrow. We have shoveled, gone sledding and the kids had a snowball fight...I am ready for spring.
William has his first full week of classes this week. The books that he has for this quarter (semester?) are much lighter than last quarters were. I am glad about that.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday 1/10/09 shoveling...

No one was sore from all of the sledding yesterday.
We had a busy day today. We matched up clothes for next week, and made sandwiches, took down the Christmas tree (the living room looks so much bigger now) and shoveled the sidewalk and the driveway. We had between five to eight inches of snow. After we went in, it was still snowing. They say that the snow will end tonight, but we will get more snow this next week. Usually, one snowfall melts before the next one comes in.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday 1/9/09 sledding...

We went sledding today. It had snowed all afternoon, dry, puffy flakes. It wasn't great sledding at first, the kids needed to pack the snow down by going down the hill a lot of times. After a while the sledding was faster. There were a lot of kids on the hill...a lot to see and to look out for while going up and down the hill. Lots of kids makes it more interesting. We take extra gloves so the kids can change if the first pair gets wet.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday 1/8/09 starting college and days off...

William started college today. When I picked him up and asked him how it went, he said ''OK''. He doesn't give out a lot of information. He did get a book on programming Linux (I think that the spelling is correct). William was very excited about this. He wants to learn to program.
The girls have the day off tomorrow. It may be a teacher ''in-service''day. They got their toys ready to play tomorrow.
We went outside tonight. We shoveled our sidewalk, and the sidewalk at the house that doesn't have anybody living in it. Then the girls played. One of the neighbor kids came out and played with them.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wednesday 1/7/09 registering for classes...

William is registered for his classes and he also has the books. What a relief. I'm a mom, I worry. He starts school tomorrow. He still has notebooks and pens from last quarter (semester), so he didn't need any supplies.
It was really slippery out today.
This weekend we need to take down the Christmas tree.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesday 1/6/08 registering for classes...

William registered for classes today. He is really happy with his choices. They are all freshman classes like math and English. He will be done each day by four PM, so I am happy, no evening classes. He starts Thursday.
It snowed today at lunch. It was a pretty snow, light and fluffy. Just enough to cover the ground, but not enough to need to shovel.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Monday 1/5/09 snow and school...

Almost all of our snow is gone, but it may snow a lot this week. I do like the snow on the trees and on the grass, it is so pretty. We would like to sled too.
The girls went back to school today. They were missing their friends. William goes back on Thursday. He will go in and register for classes tomorrow. We are all hoping that he can get all of his classes during the day and doesn't need to be there during the evening too.

Monday 1/5/08 school anad snow...

William starts school this week so we wanted to get him a haircut. The girls don't want haircuts, they are trying to grow their hair longer.
The weather people think that we are going to have freezing rain today, then they say that it will snow. So there will be snow on top of the ice. What a mess. The snow is OK, I just don't like the ice. Maybe we can go sledding next weekend.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saturday 1/3/09 volunteering and back to school...

We were scheduled to volunteer at the Food Bank this morning. I had really looked forward to it all week...planning what time to leave home to be on time, what to wear to keep warm (it is in a warehouse without heat, but out of the weather)...but there was no one there when we arrived. We waited for a while and no one showed up. We also drove around and came back...maybe I had written the time down wrong. It never opened. We will try again next month. They are only open on one Saturday a month.
The girls go back to school next week, so today we started matching clothes for next week, and making sandwiches to freeze for lunches. It is always so nice to have everything done ahead.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday 1/2/08 New Years vacation...

It didn't snow or rain today. It may rain tomorrow. We do want to go sledding this winter. I hope that we will have snow again soon.
Next week the girls go back to school and William has another week off. We have had a good vacation. Christmas vacation went by so fast...it was preparation, and the singing at church the night before, and Christmas day, and spending the gift certificates and writing thank-yous. But New Years is a lot of free time. It has been nice to relax without a lot of activities.
Maybe next weekend we can take the Christmas tree down.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Thursday 1/1/09 dirt and snow...

It is a new year. It always seems strange to put the new year on the date...like going from '08 to '09. We didn't do a lot today. We bought dirt to go around the foundation of the house. The bags are frozen and in the garage. When they thaw, we can put them around the house. We have a little bit of snow. About an inch. It is pretty, but there isn't enough of it to shovel.