Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cornerstone Preschool Parade of Animals

Jackson's preschool had a parade of animals this year for is harvest party. It was soooo cute to see all the children dressed in all their animal costumes. They also had a bounce house, carnival games that gave out some candy but lots of little fun toys like play dough and kazoos, and a little party time in the class room. Jackson is still talking about it and says that preschool should be like that every day. Jackson also keeps talking about one of his teachers Miss Jaimie dressed up as Minnie Mouse. He thought was extra special because he went as Mickey. This was his costume from last year and it still fit so it was great to be able to put put it to use this year the best $15 I have spent on a comstume yet I would have to say. It turned out so great and Jeremy got to be part of the fun too. He took off a week because he has not had any time off in a LONG time so he has got to be a part of this week.

Once again with the colleges because I once again have been photo happy :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


On October 31st our church is having its 2nd annual Super Hero Mystery Night. All the kids get to meet all the super heroes and get the autographs. Also there are tons of games and bounce houses and fun things to watch and like plays and skits. This is a picture from last year Jackson with Captain America! Everyone is welcome to come. It is $1 as a donation to the cause! If you can not afford it you are still more than welcome!!!! OH and did I mention TONS of Candy. So if you are having any questions to the trick or treating safety come and get candy here :) Take care and hope to see you there.

A BIG Reason

Some of you may wonder why I am so crazy for constantly getting myself into things at church. In these pictures you will see just a few reasons I have allowed myself to be so insanely busy. These are just a few of or future preachers, doctors, teachers, church board members, etc. By me starting here and planting that small little seed about Christ in their hearts I have made a huge diffrence in their lives. No I am not saying these children will be instant successes because of me nor am I saying that they will always follow the right path. What I am saying though is that by me teaching them about Christ and what he can do in our lives I can make sure they know what path to come back to. Children at this age have such great faith and they would be willing to take that walk on water with Jesus and Peter with NO questions asked. They wouldn't look back either! Every answer to any question is Jesus or God. Not just because a lot of the time it is, but because they truly believe that is the answer. They believe by us just simply praying and laying our hands on a person they should instantly be able to get up and be well not a question. They say it can be done because Jesuse and God. dont you wish all of our faith was soooo profound! They have that faith that could do anything. That is why not matter how big or small a problem we have I always have them pray for it. There non-fleeting faith just lets them take that step out there.

In the picture you can see our Rainbow class they painted with pudding this last week!!! They are such a great group of boys and girls and they have TONS of fun on Wednesday Nights!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


On Saturday we went to the pumpkin patch. We had lots of visitors with us also. My Dad, Grannie Scott and Auntie Rhonda went with us. Then the next group of people that went along were the Biglers and the Hintons. Yep we are crazy tons of people tons of kids all running wild. It would have been wonderful but we thought we were going to blown to pieces. We still had a great time. No pumpkin buying yet but I am sure we will very soon. Jackson thinks he wants a $40 one but we all know that is NOT going to happen :)!!!! Jackson is very excited that it is fall he has been saying what happens during fall and what we can do. Oh and me being the photo happy person I am has taken over 100 photos and that is deleting the ones that with eyes closed and not smiling. Also I found a new trick while uploading Picasa3 can you tell I have been having some fun with it. Oh and a plus side anyone who wants a copy of the collages can have one just click on it and print WOO HOO!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Just 2 of many!



I think these are my 2 favorites of the trip from a photography stand point. I know they dont show his cute smile but I love the angles, lines and colors :)
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Visitors from San Diego


We had some very special visitors this weekend. My best friend Andrea, her husband Josh and my beautiful godchilden were here. We have not been able to see eachother for a year so it is was soooo much fun getting to play games once the kiddos were asleep and settled. We got to visit and actually see eachother in person instead of talking via web camera. As you can tell by the pictures Jackson was excited to be able to play with Mackenzie on the computer. They played so well and Jackson is already asking for her and Rylan to come back. We went on a trip to the pumpkin patch and had fun there also but that is another blog because of all the pictures :) I'm so glad they get to come back in December too!!!
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Friday, October 10, 2008

WOW getting COLD

So normally in Manteca, CA it is still warm and sunny out MAN the weather change has been HUGE this year. Not complaining at all dont mind it but I was sort of shocked that the footy PJs have had to be let out of the storage bins so early in the season WOW!!!! Just a note.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Miss Taylor

Four days ago I was checking my myspace and there was a bulletin from a friend of mine named Gina. She and I have talked through the past 3 years we have had our little Marchmallow Babies on our message board we are both members of. In the bulletin I was totally blown away and shocked by the news of her daughter Taylor having cancer. Tears came to my eyes just thinking of this little girl I have viewed pictures of and heard stories about her wit and humor. We have been there watching these children from all over the country grow and thrive and we have talked through many of a funny store on our board. This has been such a blessing to have these women in my life even though sometimes we don't always have the times to update on our day to day life. We or should I say I never think of the possibility of the word cancer ever coming up in a conversation we have with a child you know. Gina and her husband found this news out on Friday and have sense already started the process of Chemo and other treatments. I am just putting this out here to say to keep Taylor and her family (they have 2 other children) in your prayers and thoughts. Also I am putting a link to the journal of this beautiful little girl so that you guys if you are interested can see the outcome. So far she has been doing great!!!! I pray the Lords hand stays on her and her days stay going so well!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

PG&E Needs a total attitude change grrr!

This weekend went really well. James and Dana went with us also and had dinner with us child free time PLUS not getting woke up in the middle of the night by Mom was a huge change of pace. I learned a ton at the conference and actually cant wait to use some of the skills and ideas I got. Also bought a few books there too. I also heard a very GREAT musician Jared Anderson if you look him up he is a great!!!!

ANYWAY today is Tuesday usually my day to take Jackson to Preschool spend some time out of the house and get some things done without taking a child with me WRONG!!!! Did not happen. According to PG&E supposedly sent me a letter saying that they were going to shut the electricity off from the time 9-2 Umm yeah didn't get that letter. I saw a ton of trucks piled or should I saw slammed packed into our court while I was about to drive Jackson to school. I stopped and asked them if they were going to be shutting the electricity off and they said yes I then asked for how long. They said well according to the letter 9-2 I said what letter they said the one we sent see. I said I didn't get it but please wait while I got Mom situated "HELLO she is on oxygen that is connected to the wall she is sleeping in a bed that is connected to the wall and uhhh and on a machine that helps he sleep YES CONNECTED TO THE WALL. I fixed her all up and then hopped into the car and drove home. I did some things that I needed to get done and by 10 I was home. Then she said she was stuck in bed. ACK she had forgot she couldn't get out of bed with the foot of her bed up. I got her out of bed and then it was time to go get Jackson from school and lunch I didn't want to open the fridge because I had no real idea what time they were going to be done! I had her set up in her wheelchair as we drive by these men are laying on the grass and relaxing WHAT THE HECK. Still after we get back from picking Jackson up from school and getting lunch still the same thing. By this time we had went through 2 small tanks of oxygen and it was 1pm. My friend Dana went out there and asked them how long it will be from now and they say uhhh maybe till 4-5 or maybe 6 WHAT are you kidding me. Not that it was hot or anything outside but was getting mighty warm in my moms room. ALSO she was is a lot I mean a lot of pain. These men had not consideration of that even after me saying something to them. They took a good 2 hour lunch and they were just sitting in a hole up to his waste yeah we watched he wasn't doing anything and they guys on the side lines were pretty much picking there butts and scratching while looking at this guy in a hole. My mom was actually considering going to the hospital. We were about to call the ambulance to come and get her I know I don't put it out there that she is that sick but yes I was HIGHLY IRRITATED. TAKE THAT BACK MAD!!!! I am not a complainer I am pretty easy going. If this would have been a accident or an unplanned thing we would have figured something out. I am sure we would have actually taken her to the hospital but they said 2 not 4. I know I know I have no choice but to deal with them unless I want to become Amish, but wouldn't it be oh so nice to be able to just quit PG&E. They are my highest bill yet I have no control over it either because in order for my mother to BREATHE she must have machines to assist her! OK now that I got that out!!!!

In other news this week is pretty mellow Well should I say mellow for me :)