Sunday, September 28, 2008

Grovetown Ward Campout!

Jonathan and Benjamin were thrilled to be able to go on the ward campout ... and had talked about it all week ... I on the other hand - LOVE camping - but was not thrilled with the idea of no sleep - and Jonathan being gone all Saturday -- so I rode back with Emilie Nixon - who lives in our neighborhood and got a FULL NIGHT'S SLEEP!

Other than the fact that it was RAINING - and Jonathan left the tarp in the garage -and had to drive to the nearest Wal-mart to get another -- we had a GREAT evening. While Jonathan was "shopping" - Benjamin and I roasted hot dog and marshmellows and enjoyed visiting with friends in our ward.

When Jonathan got back - he and Benjamin QUICKLY set up the tent ... I headed home and they had a FUN night ... going to sleep about 11pm and Benjamin waking up at 4 am to go to the bathroom, and never going back to sleep! Sorry to all the "neighboring campers" who Benjamin probably woke up!
They had pancakes and bacon for breakfast - which Benjamin was so excited to tell me about. He is already asking if they are going camping again. I think Jonathan will take a "rest" from camping at least for AWHILE ... as he went to the Cannery in Atlanta and the to the UGA game ... and didn't get home until 12: 30 last night!

Eli's blessing!

Just a few pictures from our nephew (cousin) - Eli McGuire's blessing ... We were able to go to North Georgia to Jordan's (Jonathan's brother) football game - Benjamin LOVED the Tiger... then for a meeting with a recruitor - while my sister watched Benjamin. She took some adorable pictures of Benjamin and William (her little boy) ... which I still need to get!
Eli's big day was Sunday ... here are a few pictures!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Recipe Exchange!

This is for all the "locals" ... we are doing a recipe exchange as one of our Enrichment activities... a fun night out for Moms!

When: Friday, September 19th
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
821 Michelle Court (Pamir Place Subdivision)
What to Bring: A fall favorite - along with the recipe

Plese pass the word along ... and invite a friend! Let me know if you'll be able to make it so I can plan on how many to expect!
If you decide to come at the last minute - PLEASE COME!
See ya Friday!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Little Piper and Trig!

This will probably go down in history as one of those genuine acts of sisterly kindness!


So ... I am a HUGE Sarah Palin fan at the moment. I wasn't quite so sure about John McCain ... but after his choosing Sarah as his VP choice ... and hearing her speak ... and knowing she's a mom just like me ... as of now they have over the top won my vote... not that Obama was ever in the running (where would our country REALLY go... and who would my doctor be ... and where would my kids go to school ... and HOW many taxes would we have to pay ... now that Jonathan will soon have a REAL job...) don't get me wrong - I am a 100% fan of helping the poor, homeless, father-less and any person in need - and we feel that we give very generously for what we have -- BUT I don't think it should be the GOVERNMENTS "right" to take freely from me/us -- and give to the millions upon millions who choose to sit at home and get on every government "free" list that they can... NOTHING in life is truly "free" ... it is a price for someone, somewhere. We will continue to give to the poor, needy - but I'm not about to let the Democratic party go down without a fight.

Aside from all of that ... for those of you who did or did not stay up to watch Sarah's speech last night ... I really did enjoy her speech AND this special moment! Amid laughter and tears ... the Palins showed that they are a true American family - just like me! Piper, what a GREAT big sister to little Trig!