Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Which Disney princess am I?

You Are Aurora! (A.K.A. Sleeping Beauty.)
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Thoughtful and loving. Authority figures probably have been sheltering you all of your life. Thankfully you're a very tranquil person who is content with what life has given you, but secretly you want to know how the outside world works.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Needed: One safe place for all

It is a good idea for everyone living in the midwest to have a safe place to go to when strong storms threaten, especially it seems this year. In the past we have used Kurt's comic book room as this safe place. It is a small room in the basement that stores all of Kurts comics and on Thursday night, we discovered that there is just enough space for the six of us to inhabit. However the area is a bit cramped. Kristen is small enough that she was able to curl up in a small area and then put a ton of blankets and stuffed animals on top of her. Kurt was able to have his computer set up so that he could track the storms as they headed towards us and Sarah and I had just enough room to stand up in. Kitty choose to join us also, normally the cats aren't allowed in this room and we were all in this room plus allowing him in. I am sure that he just knew something bad could happen as he stayed in a small area to protect himself. Sox on the other hand is young and adventuresome and didn't want to come in with us at first, but finally decided that there was a good reason to be in this little room. After about 35 minutes the warning was lifted and we started to head back upstairs at 10:30 pm. Just as we made it up the steps the sirens went off again and we were under another warning for 45 minutes. Thankfully by watching the radar we were able to determine that we should be out of harms way and allowed the girls to come back up around 10:45 pm. Kristen was so scared that she wasn't going to go back to her room and even being invited to share Sarah's loft bed didn't help. So of course Kurt told her she could sleep between us. Sarah then brought her sleeping bag into our room and we had a grand old family campout in the bedroom. Even the cats got in on the act with Kitty climbing into Sarah's sleeping bag for the night. Needless to say I think the only ones who ended up with enough sleep were the cats.

Watch out world, Here she comes....

Sarah will be joining the working world on the 25th of June. She will be working for the school district this year, which is great. She needs a ton of money for cheerleading and marching band, so a job will be a much needed help. She will be working 4 days a week from 8-3 every day. Along with 4-H, cheerleading practice, and dance she should have a very busy and short summer. But just think she is going to learn the joys of paying taxes and social security and then next February she can learn all about filing a tax form and hopefully getting a refund.

Welcome to the beginnings of your adult life Sarah

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Academic Excellence

Washington Middle School had their awards ceremony yesterday morning. Of course, they couldn't have it in the afternoon so that I could have been there. Any way Sarah came home with perfect attendance and an award that surprised her. She received the President's Outstanding Academic Excellence award. She was quite surprised and did admit that maybe keeping the grades up was worth it. What a nice way to end her middle school career.

Way to go Sarah, now keep up the good work and take high school by a storm. I know you can do it.