Friday, May 30, 2008

Addendum to Rich's Daniel's School Project

My friend Gail wanted to know what the saying on Daniel's shield meant. So here is the breakdown of the meanings behind the shield. The gold is for generosity and elevation of the mind, red means warrior and black is constancy, the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation. The symbol on the left indicates first born, the lion stands for dauntless courage. The four arms of the Maltese Cross stand for good sense, self-control, fairness and determination. The sword stands for justice. The lightning bolt is for swiftness and power. The Crown (mural) means defender of a fortress, token of civic honor. The gem stands for diamond or supremacy. The sun is glory and splendor. Last but not least the saying at the top "Meum pactum dictum" is My word is my bond. If you missed the pic, see

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Storm Clouds, They Are A Brewin'

Last week we had a thunderstorm blow through and I took this pic from my backyard right before the storm hit. The clouds looked really cool, the pic really doesn't do it justice.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Daniel's Award and My Lesson in Humility

The sixth grade had their awards assembly last week and Daniel received an award for being on the superintendents honor roll, which means he maintained an A average all year. Yeah Daniel!
But I have to tell you a funny story that happened at the assembly. All the sixth graders were seated at tables in the middle of the gym and the parents were on bleachers over to the side. Well, as the principal is getting ready to begin he asked all the parents to scoot down toward him so that we could see better. So I get up to move and as I'm walking I slip in some water on the floor and as I'm going down one foot goes straight out in front of me and the other foot folds up behind me, like the half splits! Where's the camera when you need it! I should have given someone my camera and asked them to take my pic before I got up, NOT! Then when I got up my pants were wet on my behind where I guess my butt wiped up the water I slipped in! I was a little embarrassed but I'm sure I wasn't even half as embarrassed as Daniel must've been, you know he's at the age where everything a parent does is totally humiliating, he was probably thinking maybe no one will know she's my mom! Anyway, I got a good laugh and a lesson in humility. Here's the pic of Daniel with his award, I don't know how in the world I got him to smile, he must've been imagining me sprawled out on the floor in front of everyone. ;)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Recital Time

The girls both took tumbling this year and they each did a tumbling routine with their classes at the dance recital. Kathryn's costume was pajamas and Morgan was a ladybug. Here are some pics...

Monday, May 26, 2008


Last week Daniel asked Kathryn to videotape him playing basketball. He made her delete the first one and do it again because in the first video every time he would make a basket she would ooohh and ahhh or make a comment, so here is the second one she took. He made every shot and of course she had to say hello at the end.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

1st Grade Field Trip!

Last week I went with Kathryn on a field trip to the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in Mckinney, Texas. Kathryn loved it! They have a museum and several hiking trails, we must've walked several miles, we sure were tired that night! Here are some pics we took...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Happy Mother's Day, Harumph!

Here is Rich on Mother's Day, doesn't he look like a happy camper?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mother's Day

We went to Ardmore to spend time with my mother for Mother's Day. It was a nice day, I enjoyed spending time with my kids and extended family. After church all 16 of us enjoyed a nice lunch at El Chico. Here are some misc. pics...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Kathryn Receives Another Award

Kathryn received yet another Math award at school! You go girl! Here's the pic...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Rich's Daniel's School Project

Daniel had a school project in which his assignment was to design a family shield/crest. So here is what Rich Daniel created. Pretty good, huh? As you can tell Daniel just loves to have his picture taken in the morning, he's such a morning person, just like me, ;p

Monday, May 19, 2008

More Pics

I know it's been awhile since I've blogged, as my friend Steph told me...."Your blog is growing mold"! Anyway, I've been really busy and then I had some trouble with my puter, but I think all is well now. So here are some pics I have saved up...