I started this blog in 2006 while waiting to travel to China and complete my family. This journal continues to share with family and friends the joys and fun of being a family and raising my daughters.
We celebrated Mariah's 14th birthday this weekend.
She invited a few friends to come over. She created a candy bar and everyone fixed bags of candy.
Then we headed to a local drive in. The girls sat outside in chairs and watched "The House At The End Of The Street". Jodi went to another theater and saw "Hotel Translyvania" with Caeli and Kianna. The girls all enjoyed the movies.
We then went back to our house and ordered pizza. The girls went in the pool and swam.
Mariah did not want a cake and asked for a giant chocolate chip cookie.
Caeli and Kianna spent the night at their aunt's house, while Mariah had a sleepover at our house.
After waiting almost 2/12 years the orthodontist finally removed Caeli's braces. A few days later she was thrilled to get contacts. The contacts are to be worn on special occasions and for dance. Needless to say, she is very excited!
On Wednesday, September 9th a storm hit the Phoenix area around dinner time. It didn't last long, but there were violent winds and a microbuurst hit the area where I live.(A microburst is a very localized column of sinking air, producing damaging divergent and straight-line winds at the surface that are similar to, but distinguishable from, tornadoes, which generally have convergent damage) There was extensive damage in our area; tiles off roofs, trees down, windows broken,and trees landed on houses. We were not home at the time and the house seemed fine when we got home that night.
Caeli went out to walk the dogs the next morning and let me know that our shed had blown over the fence and was in the front of the house.The items inside the shed were around the yard.
It took a few hours to clean up the mess and haul the shed away. While we were working on it, a neighbor a few blocks away stopped to ask it it was our shed, he could not find his.