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Monday, June 30, 2008

What do you do on a "boring" Saturday night?




This is how Taz entertained himself last Saturday, after we played Mexican Train...


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Friday, June 27, 2008

Taz's big day


Taz had his ortho appointment yesterday and when he came out...look what they'd done!! They said that the braced accomplished what they needed now they just need to wait for him to lose baby teeth and get some permanant ones in and he'll be good to go for the next phase. He still has to keep his expander in, but he's braces free. He was so happy. He did comment that his mouth felt slimy and it took a while to get used to.

Then today was crazy hat day at school...so there you go!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wisdom Teeth


The day after Tanner had his teeth pulled, not to puffy.


Two days after Tanner had his teeth pulled...can anyone say CHIPMUNK!


Tanner had to get his wisdom teeth pulled. I had scheduled it for June 10th, the week of graduation and company in town (I know, what WAS I thinking??) He made me change it because I always cook good things to eat when Grandma and Grandpa come. So he got them out June 16th. Our appointment was at 9:30, they took Tanner back at11:15 and he was done at 11:45. Good thing I brought a book! He was out of it most of the day sleeping thank goodness. I had to wake him every 20 min. to change out his gauze, thank goodness he could do that himself!! He didn't look to bad the day after, but two days latter his skinny cheeks were soooo swollen!!! They stayed that way for about three days and every morning, I had to chuckle at how he looked! He said he wasn't in too much pain and every day he got a little better. I was trying to get him to go places with me thinking he might want to get out of the house, but noooo, he didn't want ANYONE to see those cheeks!! He's totally healed now and laughing over my shoulder as I blog this!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I guess I'll take the tag challenge...

3 things on my to do list today
1. pick up stuff at the store to make bean dip for Talon's work potluck tomorrow, return something to Sam's, pick up a broom at Michaels for Cynjyn's ballet recital and get some black construction paper.
2. Work on cutting out some preschool stuff for fall.
3. Give a piano lesson after school.

3 snacks I enjoy
1. Cake
2. Chocolate ie: peanut butter cups, kisses any little chocolate candy
3. Popcorn

3 places I've lived
1. Columbia MD
2. Las Vegas, NV
3. Pendleton, OR

3 things people don't know about me
1. I have shot, killed, cleaned, and skined an elk and a buck deer
2. I was in the marching band and jazz band and symphony band in high school and played a Clarinet solo my senior year
3. I died giving birth to my first child

I tag anyone who reads this tag!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

graduation vacation fun


Taz and Kres chillin on our bed. Taz is actually trying to get Kres to take a nap. It worked!

We went to the Lion habitat and the MGM with Tanner, Trampis and Ella one day while Taz and Cynjyn were still in school. Can you see the ghost image of me in the reflection taking the picture?

The boys watching a movie in our room.

The girls playing in the kids room.


Our big adventure was the Shark Reef and the Mandalay Bay. The kids loved the touch pool and we had to literally pull Cynjyn and Ella away from it.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Talon Graduates





Well, it finally happened. My oldest child graduated from High School. It was not a sad time for me at all. I was overjoyed to have those high school years behind us and am very excited to be moving on. It will be exciting to see the future unfold as Talon goes out into the "world" to make his living.
We had family come up for the big event. Talon's grandma and grandpa, Aunt Krissy and her dog Lola, Aunt Ky and her son Kresimir, and cousins Ella and Trampis. It was quite a housefull, but we had a great week. Ky and Krissy had made us all T-shirts that said "congratulations Talon" and had a picture of him as a baby on it. He had to work Wednesday night (the night before graduation), and got off at 9:00pm, so we all put on our shirts (which he hadn't seen) and we were all sitting around the living room waiting for him to get home. When he walked in the door, he first saw Ky, Cynjyn and Ella on the couch and then he saw the shirts and said, "what the heck" we all broke out laughing and told him that we were going to wear them at graduation in the morning. He said, no way!!. It was pretty funny, we got a picutre of us all together and even Lola the dog had one!! Thanks to Ky and Krissy!!!!!
Thursday was the graduation at the Thomas and Mack Center and at started at 9 and we were out of there at 10:30!! We just hung out at home the rest of the day and swam and BBQ'd. My friend Jen, made us a cake for graduation. It turned out very cute and we all enjoyed eating it!!
Now...Talon just started a job at Wells Fargo bank. He's a teller and he's working part time until a full time opening comes up. He gets benefits, bonuses, paid vacation and they have a tuition reimbursement program that will reimburse his tuition in the fall when he starts school at UNLV. He is very excited about this, but has been busy these past two weeks doing double duty and Saxby's and Wells Fargo. He did manage to earn his Duty to God for Priests and so, he's earned all three of those. He's officially out of YM's and we are excited for the future!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Recital Time

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Last night was my spring recital. I had 13 students and we started the recital at 5:30 and it was done by 6:15. Everyone did so good!! They really had time to practice. I was supposed to have it May 19th, but no one was ready, so I postponed it. I am so glad I did.

I made quite a spread for the after recital treats. We had: Little Smokies, homemade salsa and chips, strawberries, grapes and fresh pineapple, cheese and crackers, homemade chicken salad sandwiches on croissants, egg salad and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and I made three different cookies: chocolate chip, rice krispy treats, and Oh Henry bars. For our drinks we had rootbeer floats. I was literally in the kitchen all day from 7-2:30 making and preparing things. Then Tanner and I went to the church and unloaded all the food and set up the chairs and cut the ice cream for rootbeer floats. When I was a newlywed, my parents ran a little league concession stand and every once in awhile, we would serve RB Floats. You get a rectangular container of ice cream and cut it down the middle and then cut it into sections and put them in the cups and put them in the freezer until you're ready to use them, so Tanner and I did that.

Everyone apprectiated the spread and I was so glad to have it over for another 6 months!! So the above videos are Tanner playing his first song: Tokyo Toccatina, Taz and Lawson Borla doing their duet of Chopsticks (which by the way sounded horrible Sunday when Lawson came over to practice, it was a miracle they pulled it off, but they were so cute!!), and Cynjyn playing her last piece, Love is Spoken Here.