Saturday, November 30, 2013

So Thankful!

We were so blessed this Thanksgiving! Brittany and Levi got to come home and Scott actually had the day off. It was great to be together as a family!

We had a wonderful feast with the best turkey EVER. We had a super yummy pomegranate salad, real mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin pie, cherry pie, and Butterfinger pie for dessert. I was too busy cooking and filling my belly to take pictures. It was a glorious day!

 Yes, that is my dessert plate. Brittany managed to snap a picture before I gobbled it all up. It's a good thing Thanksgiving only comes once a year.

Friday, we needed something to do that did not involve any stores. Lucky for us, the Museum of Idaho was open. As we drove in to town, Zane kept saying we were going to the Museum of Natural History. Not quiet that far of a drive.

We spent a few hours looking at the guitar display, learning and exploring the history of the guitar, as well as some local Idaho history. The kids had a great time and are anxious to go back. Maybe at Christmas time...

There was a fun room where the kids got to climb a mountain to look in the eagles nest, crawl through the beaver dam, sit inside a teepee, and make a meal in a real log cabin. They loved exploring and playing. I love that the museum has many hands on displays. It was good for my HANDS ON kids.

It's so wonderful to pause and think about all that we have to be thankful for.
We are so blessed!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Singing for the Veterans

Zane came home from school with a sign-up sheet to join the school choir. He was adamant that he wanted to join. I asked him several times, just to be sure. 
He was sure. 

He has been staying after school, twice a week to practice for the big Veterans Day program. They sang the Star Spangled Banner, with actions, and a few other patriotic songs. It was a frigid morning but they sang their hearts out in front of the school. 

Thank you to all our Veterans and those who serve now to preserve our freedoms! 
God bless America!