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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Terrific Kids

We are so proud of these two "Terrific Kids!" Each month teachers from each class select a student who exhibits the character trait for that month. Today, Emily and Katelyn both received the Terrific Kids Award for "Leadership" for their classes. Their teachers commented that Emily and Katelyn motivated the students in their class to get work done and were always willing to help out in the classroom. What a thrill to see both of our girls receive an award on the same day!!! Congratulations girls! Love you lots!!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Year

To start off the new year we spent a week down south. It was great to see my mom and step dad and just hang out with my brothers, sisters-in-law and nieces. We finally met our new niece/cousin, Maeli. She was so cute and already such a big girl!

Then we spent 4 days and nights at Disneyland. It was lots of fun! We were so spoiled! We stayed at the Disneyland Hotel. With the help of my dad and some of his and my mom's friends, we received lots of upgrades, discounts, and free admission!

The first night was the last night of the Christmas festivities. The castle was lit up and so beautiful. My dad arranged for the girls to go to the front of the castle and be a part of the fireworks balloon test. They were able to speak on the Disney Fire radio and set off a balloon to see if the wind was o.k. for the fireworks show. It was a special treat. Then we were given VIP seating in front of the castle to watch the show - Incredible!!!

This was the first time staying at the hotel. We played in the pools at the Grand Californian and Paradise Pier Hotels. We had breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen and met lots of characters. And, of course, took advantage of the short lines at the parks and rode almost every ride! It was truly a vacation to remember. The last night we met another new family member, our nephew/cousin Wyatt and had dinner with Megan and Molli too!

It was a memorable trip.

December 2008

No, you are not seeing things! Yes, I have really updated our blog (after 4 1/2 looooonnnggg months!!!) Here are a few pics from December (and Jan) - Snow at TL Reed (After School Rocks!), Emily, Katelyn and Daniel rockin' out in the garage with their new guitars and drums (Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Peters!), and the starting off the new year fishing with Grandpa Nick (we didn't even get a bite. The only one catching fish was the seagull!)


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