Monday, December 27, 2010

Kansas City Missouri temple- December 26th, 2010 post 2

Click on this link to see how the temple is going to look, oh, a year from now or so... wait, no, it will be cold then... 18 months from now.

Then look at this picture and tell me what you see!

It was so cool to see this.

Kansas City Missouri temple- December 26th, 2010

This is getting so exciting! Drove by before church and saw some exciting stuff.

Kansas City Missouri temple- December 23rd, 2010

Tom took the kids shopping for me and drove by the temple on the way. This was with his phone, and it was on a weekday so they were working.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Kansas City Missouri temple- December 19th, 2010

Kids and I went before church, after dropping Tom off at the church for choir. We also went right after church before going home, so it's nearly 4 hours later.

Lots getting done!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kansas City Missouri temple- December 12th, 2010

First visit to the temple with our new camera... however, it was very cold (15 degrees with a negative windchill) and we were starting to run late (we didn't want to be late to church!). So just a few pictures.

Oh, and the first snowfall of the season...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kansas City Missouri temple- December 5th, 2010

Today Tom was late for choir practice, so we dropped him off at the church and the rest of us drove up to the temple... and then we drove by the temple again after church. So exciting. You can see them building one of the spires on the ground, and in the sunset picture (last) you can see the outside walls being put on. I wonder how it will look next week!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Next year at this time... a 15 year old?

Happy Birthday to our oldest son Michael! He turned 14 while on our trip to Illinois, and he bore this well. He got presents, sang to, Timothy blew out his candles once, Christopher tried the second time. He is patient and kind, goes to seminary 100% of the time, tries to do his work (except when writing a book), babysits, and is an all around good kid. Being the oldest of 9 kids can't always be that fun. Ask Jeff. Or, 8 kids, ask Tom. Michael is BOTH lol.

Right now his interests are making animated movies, writing his novel, Scouts, reading fantasy/sci fi books, seminary, Star Wars, dragons, Harry Potter, NaNoWriMo, and many other things. He loves drawing, too, as well as eating. His favorite foods are pizza and hawaiian haystacks.

He is growing, too. For those of you who remember him as just a tiny little guy with a vocabulary bigger than he was, he is almost as tall as me. (not that that is very tall either, but he's getting there!!!)

Michael, you are a great guy and we're proud to call you our son. Though we might call you other stuff too :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kansas City Missouri temple- November 24th, 2010

Misty day on the way out of town to Illinois... it was misty like this til Hannibal and then it rained the rest of the way. This was one of the first times we'd seen it during the day and there are people on the frame working... kids liked that.

Tiny bit late... Thankful day 30

Today I am thankful for homeschooling. How else could we accomplish all we do?

We are not tied to anyone's schedule or idea of what we have to learn.

Everything that needs to be learned IS learned, just on our own time and in our own way.

Kids are definitely excited about learning and stay that way.

And that's just a start... I feel like I could write a book about this one. Why I am thankful for homeschooling.

I love spending time with my kids and watching them learn, and learning alongside them as well as helping them learn when necessary :)