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Thursday, April 13, 2017

6th Grade goes to Catalina

 On Tuesday, April 11th, the Benchmark 6th grade headed to California for their class trip.
They flew to Los Angeles and spent the first night on the USS Iowa.
 The kids slept in the naval quarters and took a tour of the ship.
 They visited the barber shop.
 and the jail.
 They loved the ship
 Then next morning they took the ferry to Catalina.
 They stayed in cabins,
Wednesday and Thursday night.
 While there, they attended classes
 Went out in kayaks.
 Put on wet suits and went snorkeling.
They had a wonderful time and all returned safe and exhausted.

Spiritling Banquet

 Caeli and I attended the end of the year banquet for Spiritline. It was held at Aunt Chiladas Restaurant. The girls received their letter and Caeli was presented with a pin for Rookie of the year.
A great end to her first year!

Monday, April 03, 2017

Spiritline Goes To Nationals.

 On Thursday, March 23rd, the Spiritline and Cheerleaders headed to Anaheim, CA for USA Nationals. The girls stayed at the Anaheim Hilton.
 Ready for the first day of competition!
 Dinner at Bucca Di Beppo.
 They had competitions on Friday and Saturday.
 On Sunday they attended the finals. Horizon came in 5th in Crowd Pleaser and 7th in Cheer.
 On Monday the girls all headed to Disneyland for the day.
 They went on rides,ate and had so much fun.
 Caeli can't wait to go back.
Tuesday morning they boarded the bus and headed back to Phoenix.

Spring Break 2017

 Our schools were closed for a week in the middle of March this year. We all enjoyed the break from school. Kianna were rollerskating with her friend Sophia.
 We loved the beautiful warm weather and had a picnic at the park.
 Caeli had pom the beginning of the week and then flew to Palm Springs with her friend Madi for four days.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Spiritline 2017

The Spiritline went to a park and took photos.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

 On February 2nd Caeli celebrated her 16th birthday. I can't believe she is 16, where have the years gone?
 She started the day by getting her drivers license.
The rest of the day was spent celebrating with friends and family!

What we've been up to

 The spritline took part in one soccer game. It was cold outside (for Phoenix) and felt like winter.
 Kianna's school held a fundraiser at the Coyote's ice rink. The girl had fun skating.
The Spiritline held a clinic for all the little girls who hope to be on cheer or pom someday. They cheered at the last game of the basketball season.

Monday, January 23, 2017

15 Years Ago

I can not believe that it has been fifteen years since I met Caeli.

I remember being nervous and thinking that it would never happen. Finally we were able to travel to China. We arrived late at night and found out that she would arrive the next morning. I was up early and so excited. We were in the lobby and I looked up, and she was carried into the room. My life changed in an instant. I thought she was beautiful and I was so happy, yet I had no idea what an amazing young lady my daughter would be. I love her more each day and she adds so much joy to our lives.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

 We celebrate New Year's at home, after going out for dinner.
 Caeli and Kianna each had a friend over. 
Madi & Caeli
 We had a great time and were all glad to see 2016 end.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Christmas 2016

 The girls were glad when exams were over and winter break started. Kianna got out on Tuesday, December 20th, but the public schools went through the 23rd. Friday afternoon we finally had time to decorate gingerbread houses.
 The pictures aren't great, but we had so much fun making the houses.
 The next day was Christmas Eve. We ran last minute errands and then enjoyed Christmas dinner.
 I can't believe how fast this year flew by.

 With my sisters; Jodi and Pam.

 My beautiful girls!

 Christmas Morning.

 The girls each get a nutcracker every year.
 Opening presents.
 Kianna taught herself to knit (by watching youtube). She said she was making a blanket for Caeli and she finished just before Christmas.
Caeli loved it.

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!