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And the next stomach flu victim was.............

..........................Me!  Last night (the 28th) from 6:30pm to 1:30 am.  Then at 2:30 am Nathan got it too!  (And I thought I was going to get some rest after MY episode of illness!  No rest for the weary).

So, who's next?  Place your bets now!!!!!  The winner gets the satisfaction of knowing they were right! (ha ha)

*No one

Barbershop Festival

Last night Emily participated in a Barbershop (aka:  4-part close harmony) Festival at Northwest Nazarene University's Swayne Auditorium here in Nampa.  There were two professional groups who performed, but the other numbers were performed by High School Students.   Several quartets (and an octet or two) performed, and then there were 3 large group with the male high school students, one with the female hs students, and one combined (over 500 students in all).  It was very enjoyable and Emily had a good time.  She sang in the female and combined groups.  WOW--they sounded FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
(Female Group)
  I wasn't able to get very good pictures because of the lighting (and the fact that I was sitting too far back in the auditorium) but here's one with the male/female High School combined group:
This obviously is not a picture of the whole group...I was trying to zoom in on Emily but this was as close as I could get.  If you look closely on the Right hand si…

Excitement for the week......

Poor Sarah got sick Monday evening with the stomach flu bug that's going around!  She threw up all over me and had to take a bath (and so did I!!!).  According to the other families who've fallen victim, it takes 1 to 2 days to pass to someone else so I'm waiting with baited breath.  Luckily this week the kids have Thursday and Friday off from school so if we can just get through TODAY until 3:30 we'll be good!!!!!!
Poor Sarah!!!! )o:
OK-- so, who do you think the next victim will be?
Leave a comment to vote!!!!!! (ha ha)

~NO ONE (This is MY vote!)
Pinterest......I'm now addicted.  Need I say more?

Nathan started sounding out words this week! This was SO exciting.  He showed no interest in this before, and seemed to struggle with sounding out all the letters individually.  He also didn't seem to grasp the…

Orchard Pictures (mentioned in a previous post)

Dean and Emily picking peaches at the Mutual service activity (Church Welfare Orchard):
 Emily and a friend 

Past week happenings (and some little miracles, too)

Sunday (Sept 11th):  Chanon spoke in church (he was supposed to speak on Aug 28th with ME, but I was long-winded and took all the time).  The Bishopric forgot to tell him WHEN he was speaking and he got a call before church to make sure he was going to be there.  SURPRISE!  He did a great job (fortunately he'd already had his talk written).  Also, the Youth and Leaders sang an arrangement of "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" (which involved Dean and Emily), and I was the accompanist.  I also taught my first YW lesson today!  (p.s.....Chanon and I finally got callings, which are jobs at church for anyone reading this who is not LDS.......Chanon is the membership clerk, and I am the Assistant Mia Maid Advisor in the Young Women's organization).

Monday (Sept 12th):  Chanon and I wasted a lot of gas and spent the morning on a wild goose chase trying to find out where we were supposed to go to get Idaho Driver's Licenses, and register our vehicles.  First we took a wrong…

More to come.........but it'll have to wait until tomorrow.

Mom, you COULD "follow" MY blog, too, you know!  Heidi, anyone else; feel free so I don't feel like a loser!!!! ( heh heh!  Ya.)   Although, I suppose I AM pretty privileged to have Harry Potter and The Mad Hatter  as followers.

In case you were wondering~

If you WERE'NT wondering, then just skip over this post!
1)  We still like living here
2)  I DID get the "lovely inked designs" off my couch.  (whew!)
3)  We are STILL using my craft table and folding chairs.
4)  The boy's room is where the girl's room used to be, and the girl's room is now where the boy's room used to be.
5)  Sarah stopped getting into the soap.
6)  Nathan and Sarah still make messes, but it's not as bad as it used to be.
7)  Now it gets dark here around 8:00.
8)  Emily still hasn't finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book).
9)  Dean finally got his Pottermore email and has been having fun with the website.  The only bad thing?  He got sorted into Slytherin!!!!!! )o:
10)  Yes, I've been walking at that cool place with the ducks (I've even lost 18 pounds since I moved here!)
11)  Nathan finally got a haircut
12)  I did finally find my was in my camera bag (right where it was supposed to be.  LOL!!!!!)

Did I mi…


So, apparently there was some miscommunicating and assuming going on between Father and Son after the Labor day yard work fest (see post below).  Each thought the other was going to empty the lawn mower bag.  Yah, you guessed it....neither one did until it was pointed out the next day.  Thus, Chanon, without gloves on, proceeded to empty the lawn mower bag.  The grass was nasty after being in a hot garage, and of course he had to reach his hand in to get the grass out because it was crammed in so tightly (might I remind you....NO GLOVES).
     What do you get when you cross nasty grass with a hangnail?  That's right, folks---INFECTION!!!!!  Chanon's finger got infected and by Wednesday night (Sept. 7th) it was pretty bad....scratch that--REALLY bad.  In the space of only about half an hour the infection spread noticeably and Chanon was in serious pain (that's an understatement...he thought he was going to die); he also had red streaks starting up his arm.  Not good.  …

Labor day....literally!

Labor day's for working, right?  It is at OUR house.  No time for fun HERE when there's a yard in need of care.

BEFORE (lawn in need of mowing, LOTS of weeds):
 Emily babysat:  Amy watered plants, pulled weeds and swept: Chanon pulled weeds, mowed and edged the front lawn:  Dean pulled weeds:  I pulled weeds and mowed the back lawn...unfortunately I whacked one of the limbs off of this poor (HUGE, I might add) Praying Mantis:  Almost done:

                Amy sweeping (it didn't quite get posted in the right place): Weed Whacking:
We ran out of day, and there are STILL some weeds out back that need to be bagged up.....*sigh* But still, the backyard looks better NOW than it did in July....wouldn't you agree?!!!!!-----