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Monday, October 30, 2017

Pumpkin Time

 As the girls get older, we no longer do many of the fun Halloween activities.
 I am so glad that they still want to carve pumpkins and enjoy it.
 They choose fun patterns and I love when they are finished!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Alzheimer's Walk

 On Saturday, October 14th we took part in the Alzheimer's Walk in Sun City. It was a beautiful day.
 We try to walk every year.
 in memory of my mother.

How can it be....?

How can it possibly be 11 years since Kianna joined our family? I remember meeting her (and it seems like yesterday) and yet it feels like she has always been my youngest daughter.
We celebrated with dinner at Oregano's. 

I love you more each year Kianna!

Football, Football, Football

Football has taken over since school started.



 Caeli has games each week and we go to all the home games. The Huskies record is 7 wins and 1 loss.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Football Starts!

 Football season starts early in Arizona.
 Caeline is having so much fun on Pom this year.
 They have a great group of girls
 The first two games were away games. Kianna and I went to the second game. The first was in Yuma and the squad had a 3 1/2 hour bus ride to get there.
They won the first and lost the second. First home game is next Friday.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy 13th Birthday Kianna

Happy Birthday to my amazing, sweet, kind, beautiful, smart and talented daughter. I am SO privileged to be her mom. She is beautiful inside and out and fills our lives with so much love and joy!
I love you Kianna


Kianna wanted to go to Oregano's for dinner.
 She enjoyed her dinner and the waiters brought out a Pizookie and sang Happy Birthday to her!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

School Starts

School starts early in Arizona. On Wednesday, August 9th Caeline started her Junior year and Kianna entered 7th grade. Where has the time gone?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Fun!

This summer has been long and hot. The girls are enjoying time of from school. They needed the break and a chance to relax. I can't believe that school starts in two weeks.

Kianna was invited to a friends cabin in Pine, Arizona. It was cooler and near a lake. The girls had fun in their kayak.
 We missed her, but she had so much fun.
 Caeli had Pom the month of June. They had water day to keep wet and cool while learning new drills.
 Caeli went to cheer/pom camp for four days. They stay at a hotel and learn new drills.
 They are judged on their routines and awarded ribbons.
 A few girls from each group are picked to move to another level and compete against girls from other schools. 
 Caeli won for the group she was in.

Caeli aslo went to California with her friend and her family.
 Caeli and Madi had a wonderful time.
 They spent the days at Huntington Beach and hated coming back to the hear.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Begins!

Schools out and the girls headed straight to the pool.

6th Grade Graduation

For the past thirteen years, I have had one or more children in Benchmark Elementary School. It is an amazing school with wonderful teachers and I have loved every year that we were there. On Monday, Kianna graduated and it will feel so strange not to go there next year.
 Kianna was excited as she headed off to school that morning.
 The students marched in in alphabetical order.
 They read their perdition for the their future. (Kianna predicts that she will be a writer or lawyer), received their diploma, and sang a few songs.
 After they had a reception and everyone took pictures.

 The two amazing principals
 Kianna's friend Sara and one of her teachers.
 Some of her friends from the past nine years.
 The class of 2017!

The kids stayed at school and ate lunch. Then their teachers rented a theater at an AMC close by and they saw "Guardians of the Galaxy".  When Kianna got home we went out to dinner to celebrate.
 Her ice cream cake
She at a monkey in a graduation cap and gown. I am so proud of her.

I can't believe I have a Junior and a 7th grader!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

 Mother's Day was a fun, relaxing day. Caeli tried a new recipe and made spring rolls that were delicious.
We spent the afternoon in the pool. The weather has been beautiful.

 The girls had so much fun.
We had a BBQ for dinner and Kianna made a cupcake bouquet!

Kianna's Concerts

 Kianna's school held their spring concert. Kianna is in Show Choir and performed six numbers
 One was a medley from Annie They all dressed as orphans.
The last to perform was the 6th grade. It was bittersweet as they graduate the middle of May. 

Kianna has the most amazing chorus teacher. She belongs to a musical group called North Valley Chorale. They invited the show choir to join them at their show at the Herberger Theater. 

 This was taken backstage before they performed.
This is an amazing group of kids.