Friday, July 31, 2009

New Callings!

Oh Yeah, I forgot to mention. . . Jaron and I have both received new callings in our ward. Jaron is now the scout master and he is really excited. He loves scouting and he has fond memories of time he spent doing scouts with his dad. He will only have 3-4 boys who are interested in the scouting program, but that will really let them focus on their needs, so it will be a good thing.

I just got called to be the second counselor in the Primary Presidency. The president wants me to be in charge of everything that is not Sunday related-- all the quarterly activities, activity days and cub scouts, and then sharing time once a month. I guess my 5 years in activity days will come in handy yet again!


The other day the kids were playing "dance party" with the music we have on the computer. Carter found a song that he thought was really cool called "Shoes". It is one that Jaron's choir friends from Pocky downloaded years ago to make fun of him for his love of nice shoes. We never listened to the whole thing and so you can imagine my shock when in the middle of the song it suddenly started saying F**** you over and over. I quickly ran and turned it off and you can be sure that song is no longer on our computer, but I was a little too late because Ashton was running around saying "Fog you" to Carter. Luckily he didn't hear the word right and even Emmy wanted to know what was wrong with saying "fog" when I talked to Ashton about it. Close call on that one!

Thanks Uncle Casey and Aunt Sophia!

We got a package from Casey and Sophia today that had (desperately needed) clothes for Lilly and a (not so needed- but certainly WANTED) Wii Game for the older kids. They have been having a blast playing it this morning, it is the cooking mama game. They also sent a couple bags of gummy bears. . . too bad I didn't open the package before the kids, or I would have had to make the gummy bears disappear! I put Lilly in all the outfits that they sent and took pictures, so she got to do her own little fashion show. It will be so nice to see her in a shirt that doesn't show her buddah belly =0)

Friday, July 24, 2009

My Veggies

Earlier this summer I planted some veggies in those Topsy-Turvy things, and they have really grown really well. I wanted to throw some pictures of them up. When we first moved here there was a Borough Wide yard sale, so the kids and I walked through the town and Ashton brought his money with him. He ended up buying a sit-and-spin and Lilly has just recently discovered it. She loves to sit on it and squeals at anyone else who tries to get on. I got a video of her playing on it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I have been running with the ambulance alot lately, and one of the accidents we got called out for on Sunday ended up in the newspaper. . . and I happened to be in one of the pictures. I had no idea anyone was taking pictures or I might have moved. It is really amazing anyone survived this wreck, but they only suffered minor injuries.

I have certainly gained a greater appreciation in the last several weeks for seat belts and helmets, you never know when you might need it!

Not too much has been going on here lately. I just captured some cute pictures and thought I would post them for the grandmas. I helped the kids build a fort in the living room and then they climbed inside and watched movies on my laptop. Later on in the day I was looking for Lilly (it was too quiet) and found her in the fort with my laptop on her lap, just typing away. Luckily she didn't do any serious harm to my computer =0).

Yesterday while I was folding laundry, Ashton asked if he could watch t.v. while sitting in an empty bucket. It wasn't too long and he had fallen sound asleep!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Catch Up Time!

So there has been alot happening, and again, I have been horrible at blogging about it.

A couple weeks ago Jaron and I took the kids to Ricketts Glenn to see some waterfalls and go on a hike and then to Lake Jean to swim. We had a great time and although it was a little cool, the kids had fun swimming in the lake.

I have been volunteering with the ambulance here in Catawissa. They are really short on people, and even though I don't have my EMT up to date anymore, I have taken the driving course and I am still CPR/First-Aid/AED certified, so I can drive the ambulance as well as do some patient care. I have been out on several calls already. Some have been pretty tame, and a couple have been bloody and challenging, like the motorcycle vs. truck accident that happened here on the 4th of July. I have never seen a bone sticking out of someones leg up close before. I love running with the ambulance and getting to be involved in the urgent care of these people. It makes me even more excited to get started with my schooling.

Jaron has quit working at Cracker Barrel and is now employed at Bennigan's. He is much happier at Bennigans and the hours are so much better for someone with a family. It turned out to actually be a really smart move for our family and the Lord has blessed us so much. It is so nice to have Jaron home for dinner, and for those of you who know how much he likes his naps, he has almost quit them completely!

The kids are loving tennis and we have spent plenty of time at the library and the park. Our next door neighbor Judy has become a close friend and the kids just love her. Ashton has especially taken to her and he makes sure to visit her at least once or twice a day. She assures me that she loves his company and that he is always welcome, although we both have to wonder if he's just using her because she keeps bread and butter pickles in the house just for him now.

Lilly has an appointment on the 20th of July to have her hearing and speech evaluated. She is starting to talk more, so she may just be a little on the slow side due to her hearing loss before she got her tubes in. Carter will also be going in soon to be evaluated for Tourettes syndrome.