Monday, June 22, 2009

What was your favorite part?

Since our big boys are off in the land of eternal moisture (no not Utah)England. We decided to take our littluns on a fun trip also. You sometimes get the bum deal when your the youngest because all activities as a group tend to lean towards the older, harder to please peeps. I mean picture how much fun a picnic at the park would be with say... a 17 year old. Actually, depending on the hour, anything could be considered rubbish by a teen whereas, putting lunch in a bag and eating it on the tramp could be quite a thrill for a 7 year old. Ya feel me ?
So when I asked each family member there favorite part of our trip, I got a different response but all had an awesome time.
Can I just say my whole family is blessed with the travel gene. Not a single complaint and we didn't even have a tv or game boys in the car. I suppose after flying to England, 6 measly hours is no biggie. Even with a dog on your lap.

So Asha's favorite was the Dragon ride at Legoland and swimming, (sometimes twice a day)

Ronan said, Lego land, getting soaked at seaworld and riding the NY NY in Vegas.

For Boyd it was R&R although he too enjoyed legoland, he's a big kid at heart but our Hotel was on a bay that just happened to have a great trail around it and tons of people doing outdoor workouts everyday so he made use of that.

Me, well I loved it all.
Staying at the Excalibur, The spa resort, The MGM Grand, no chores, great food, of course a trip to the Puma store, I loved Shamu but my most favourite part was a tour of the USS Midway, a retired aircraft carrier. They gave us headsets and everything had a number so you could listen to info on that item and hear even more if you wanted to. This of course made me want to watch Top Gun for more than just ripped guys playing volleyball now, but seriously I am in awe of anyone in the navy. Definitely a life I couldn't live.

So that was our trip, now the laundries done, the fridge is bare and my scale seems to have broke but it's back to reality for me.
I can't wait to go to Southern California again, definitely a playground worth picnicking at.

Monday, June 8, 2009


I know I have the "clueless mum" act down, but I actually know that the word commencement means, the beginning, so why does it feel like so many things are ending.
Of course High school for Curt has ended. We are proud of him. It's a big deal to be up at 5 every day and get yourself off to class sun or snow. He only missed one day last year because his wisdom teeth were being removed, that's a big deal.

Yes they really do chuck there hats which was very exciting for me since I've only seen it on TV.(I know small things please small minds)
He also graduated from Jordan Technical Center and received an outstanding multi media award and graduated 4 years of seminary which is also impressive as there is no credit given for that at all.
Volleyball ended.

soccer ended.

School has ended for the other 3 kids also.

Jordan's ability to avoid the camera has not ended but rest assured he got his moments of glory also.
He received awards for most improved student and 3 quarters on the honor roll to go with his National honor society award.

Jordan has also been awarded a student government place in charge of publicity. He's excited to be involved in school activities.

I can't mention ends without recognizing the end of an Era in our family.
Boyd's Grandpa passed away in his 90's. He was a genius in engineering and has passed so many qualities on to Boyd, including his ability to solve problems, quietly and methodically. He has passed his snails pace on to Ronan and his love of all things motorised to Jordan. I will post sometime about Grandpa as he truly was a great man but for now, I just honor him with gratitude for all the love he has shown my husband, he didn't love freely so it was a big deal for Boyd. Till we meet again grandpa.

So here's to the end.
Now to the beginning, SUMMER!!! Here we come :)