That's right, Mr. Landon is a gold medalist.
He won gold in the Arts category
at the Arizona Regional Academic Decathlon today.
Not too bad for someone who only took the class because he needed another elective.
Not bad at all.
Way to go Lando!
Saturday, January 31, 2009
That's right, Mr. Landon is a gold medalist.
Posted by Jeanette at 6:33 PM
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I heard Waylon cry and I wanted to cry right along with him. It's just been one of those days. I went out to check on him and found he and Jamie fighting over a stick. Ahh, the sibling dispute. The very cause of my very bad day.
Posted by Jeanette at 2:06 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Posted by Jeanette at 6:40 PM
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.
Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.
Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty.
Posted by Jeanette at 12:23 PM
Monday, January 26, 2009
Marlee got to speak in church yesterday, lucky girl. She spoke on gratitude and did a fantastic job. I was very impressed. Who knew she was that good at public speaking. After her talk Landon took Jamie home because she said she felt like she was going to throw up. Shortly after that Waylon started fussing that he also felt sick. He didn't look very good so I took him home to join Landon and Jamie.
I then went back and taught my first lesson as an "official" relief society teacher. I love being the teaching for our times instructor because I love the conference talks and the women in my class make the best comments. I've already read next month's talk "Come to Zion" by Elder Christofferson. Wow, what a great talk! Really great food for thought. I can't wait to study it further.
After church Rick and Landon went out to try and fix the garage door that Rick accidentally broke as we headed out that morning. Apparently he was staring at my legs instead of focusing on driving. What can you do when your husband of almost 19 years still loves your legs enough to get in an accident over them? You certainly can't get mad over a broken garage door I'll tell you that much. You just can't. Even if I do have to park outside in the cold now. It's worth it to know I'm so loved.
Jamie and Waylon are still so, so sick. Rick and I were up all night with them and they're not doing well this morning either. Hope we don't pass this one around. So not fun.
Posted by Jeanette at 8:22 AM
Saturday, January 17, 2009
a very happy little girl,
And a happy momma too.
Posted by Jeanette at 8:33 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Then cotton candy treats for her class.
That's a box of happy birthday goodness right there.
Then after a meal of homemade fried chicken (a family favorite)
she ended the day by checking out her new loot.
Posted by Jeanette at 9:24 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I love this picture of my dad and me. It is one of my all time favorite Christmas gifts. This picture combined with this weeks SPT challenge got me thinking about how priceless pictures taken with the ones we love become when the ones we love are no longer with us. So I decided to take this opportunity to snap an individual picture with all those I love so that when I'm 98 and getting ready to kick it out of here I can give these photos as special Christmas gifts to each one of my special gifts.
Especially this late night beauty. Yikes. But I had to include it because what would a post about taking pictures with the ones I love be without the one I love the mostest in the whole wide world...
Posted by Jeanette at 9:29 PM
Friday, January 9, 2009
Rick and I both come from generations of Arizona natives and we love it. We love, love, love everything about Arizona especially the climate. Unfortunately though, that perfect sunny climate can come with a price. Premature aging (blah), dry skin and wrinkles (blah), and worst of all the dreaded, dun, dun, duh- SKIN CANCER. We have always known that it was just a matter of time before it caught one of us and caught it did. It came and bit Rick right in the back of the neck (my poor baby).
He had to get quite a chunk cut out of his neck today, but the good news is that the doctor doesn't think it is anything too serious and he should make a complete recovery.
But oh is he in pain and has to stay pretty hopped up on drugs for now (my poor baby).
To help ease his pain I got his sports channels turned back on today (we had switched to the basic cable package to save money-no sports in that package-my poor baby) and I dare say that watching the Suns game did indeed help a bit.
So it looks like the time has come for us to keep a much more careful watch over our forever changing, forever aging Arizona skin.
How 'bout you?
Have you checked your skin today?
Posted by Jeanette at 10:04 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
January's challenge as explained by Lelly:
i love a new year. i love the chance to start over. and i know you do, too!! so, if you've been absent from spt, or if you haven't gotten up the nerve to link up, or if you are lurking and haven't yet picked up that camera, now is the time to come along! how about you make a resolution to join in the fun?
tuesday, january 6 i resolve to take more self-portraits
tuesday, january 13 i resolve to take more self-portraits with people i love
tuesday, january 20 i resolve to take more self-portraits while trying new things
tuesday, january 27 i resolve to take more self-portraits doing things i enjoy.
what have you got to lose? absolutely nothing!what have you got to gain? a whole lotta self-portraits! (and so much more...)
Posted by Jeanette at 4:23 PM