Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Day 151

The kids in the school choir have been working overtime (literally) getting ready for this year's musical "Broadway Beats"! They will ALL terribly miss Ms. Nolan who was been such an amazing teacher and friend to all of the kids in school, especially those in choir. I was happy to photograph the group quickly after a rehearsal as a memento of all she has done with them.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Day 150

Lyndon was invited to attend a Scouts Canada Fundraiser breakfast, representing our ward and the church here in Regina. The food and company was great and it was nice to get his "scout" on!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 149

Big day with a big first! After two years of corresponding online, I finally met my biological mother for the first time today. She was wonderful to visit with, and to SEE - especially seeing some resemblance, which is not something I was used to. It was a great visit!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 148

We had an amazing Stake Conference Broadcast, which was being broadcast to all of Canada from Salt Lake City. It was nice to know that we were watching the same thing as all of our friends and relatives across this nation of ours, and we also enjoyed the kind words about Canada from the General Authorities. Nice!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 147

B has a very loving, giving heart - and it is especially soft where animals are concerned. She asked if we could donate all of our pennies to the SPCA, which we were happy to do. She counted every penny and even got a receipt for the donation, which she was oddly ecstatic about. Oh, and the triplet puppies there were just icing on the cake!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 146

TJ decided to grow some Basil from seeds as her "Faith" project for Young Womens. She was excited to see that, within less than a week, little sprouts had peeked through the soil. She plans to grow these to maturity, then cook a meal using some of it. Great project!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 145

The Kindergarten Spring Tea was filled with a bunch of beautiful little flowers, who are trying to grow and need lots of love and nourishment :) I especially loved my little yellow blossom who knew every word and action to every song! So proud of you, JJ!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Day 144

Learning how to "Zumba" at Young Women's! Getting fit AND having fun - a perfect mix :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Day 143

It came! The ultimate accessory for the girl with the biggest imagination evah! B saved up her money and ordered this fun mermaid tail and it arrived today from China. Time for some serious, splashing fun!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 142

Time to put away the bubbles and pack up the fun until the next camping trip! All of the work planning this and then packing up was WELL worth it for the amazing bonding experience we had.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Day 141

A gorgeous Sunday spent going to church in Moose Jaw, then heading out for a picnic in the hot, hot sun. PERFECTION! (And no, I'm not talking about this goofy picture of me - ha!)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Day 140

The weather cooperated for our first full-day of camping! Time to break out the bubbles and frisbee and enjoy the fresh air!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Day 139

The time has finally come to officially test out "Bessie"! We set out to Moose Jaw and got the trailer and the add-a-room set up in about a half an hour - and just before the rain started for the night! It was amazing to have our own little getaway to escape to. LOVE!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Day 138

"Dear Photograph:
My home would be empty without these girls that fill each room with laughter and joy.
They make every house we live in a HOME!
Bobbi Jo"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day 137

We might be a few weeks behind China, but our trees are finally in blossom! And it was well worth the wait. CoLoR! Glorious color!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Day 136

TJ is becoming a great babysitter! We had "A" over for an evening so her parent could enjoy a much-deserved night out, and TJ did most of the entertaining. It's so nice to have responsible children who like to help out.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 135

Instant friends! We had a new family in the ward over to dinner and their gorgeous little girl, A, became an instant friend for JJ. In fact, we ALL hit it off immediately. Don't you love when that happens? I know we'll be having them over again - soon!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 134

Happy Mother's Day 2012! It was wonderful, with beautiful gifts, beautiful girls, beautiful husband, and a wonderful day at church. We also had some friends over to share some delish BBQ!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day 133

This year each of the girls have a section of the garden that is theirs to weed, in the hopes that it will be that much easier to keep it up. We'll see. So far so good, though! We've got some amazing little weeders!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 132

The grade 5 trip to Last Mountain House is always something to look forward to...unless you have a fear of ticks..then it takes a huge amount of courage and spunk! B was a little afraid, but she went for it anyway, had a great time, and came home...tick free! Success!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 131

Four gorgeous girls, jumping for joy - for no reason other than I MADE THEM DO IT! LOL!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 130

The young women learned how to plant some beautiful flowers in a planter for their moms for Mother's Day (yay - that means TJ made one for me!). She did a beautiful arrangement, too. I can't wait to see the rest of them bloom!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Day 129

JJ had a treat when Abigail came over for a playdate in the morning. These two little monkeys laughed and laughed together. It was great to see :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Day 128

We put together some "boxes of sunshine" to send to Grandma Schmidt and Grandma Grunewald for Mother's Day! We filled them with lots of yellow goodies and love notes. We love our moms!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 127

TJ came up with a game where she asks all of us the same random questions and we each write down our answers, then we share. It turned out to be hilarious - lots of laughs as you can see :) I liked the question "Give yourself a random nickname" Mine my Bibbidy-Bobbity-Jo. They were all pretty creative :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 126

Lyndon and I had the extraordinary opportunity to attend a fundraiser evening with some friends, to help build schools and provide medical care in Ethiopia. The guest speaker was Mr. Galetta, who shared his experiences as a refugee and his successes as a world class athlete. It was an AMAZING event and we were so thrilled to go. We even won a gorgeous photo and frame as a raffle prize. Yay!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 125

I think this was the official "first" lawn mow of 2012. It was glorious to see, hear, and smell. Is there a better scent than freshly mowed grass? Especially when our friends and family in Alberta were getting a huge dump of snow! ha ha.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Day 124

We welcomed the newest member of the family- meet "Bessie", our 10 foot box tent trailer. We plan to have a LOT of fun with her :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 123

JJ posing for a picture after I trimmed her hair - she wanted to go SHORT and she did! She certainly has her very own sense of style and sticks to it!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 122

Watching the garden coming back to life after a long winter is so fascinating. I love having COLOR back in our lives!