Zufelt Family Sept 2013

Zufelt Family Sept 2013

Monday, July 21, 2014

Unplugged

Ben, Maddie and Jacob have been working on their brag tags for being Unplugged this summer. They are loving it! Here is the picture Ben had to show to prove he went to Cedar Breaks. It’s been a fun program and keeps the kids out of the house and electronics free. They are really motivated to earn the badges too so it keeps them interested.

Good Shooting Form

This cracked me up and I’m so glad I got a picture of it. Ben is just too small for the rifle. His shooting form looks like he’s a cooked spaghetti noodle.

 

After this one, he tried a pistol and a higher power rifle. I was switching camera cards at the wrong time when he had the shotgun, but boy I missed an awesome video/picture when he tried the BIG gun with some kick. He pulled the trigger, got knocked back just a little tiny bit but nearly ran away from it after he shot it and said it was too big for him. He had us all laughing at his surprised response.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Homeless Travelers

Been back in the States 4 weeks today. Put 2,200+ miles on my rental car since I arrived. Having fun every day with friends and family. Ready for a break from this "vacation" though. We are feeling a bit homesick and yet are homeless. Kids just want a house to call home. Transition isn't our favorite state.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Time Savers for a Five Year Old

Homeschool is cracking me up today. Jacob was doing handwriting and adjusted the task to save time. Because Jack is sooooo much faster to write than Jacob. In his defense he did think it made the word say Jake.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Return to the South

This week I returned to Texas for a week after living three years living outside of the USA and nearly nine years since I was last in Texas.  Monday morning I was reminded that I had returned to the "South" by how friendly the hotel staff was and by their accents.

As I approached the breakfast area in the hotel Monday morning I was very quickly greeted by one of the hotel employees with a very cheerful good morning greeting from across the room with some sort of question about how I was doing that day.  The "strength" of the greeting sort of took me by surprise because it has been a while since I have received that sort of greeting.  I responded in kind and then proceeded to select my breakfast.  I saw her give similar greetings as other people entered the lobby.  Shortly after I sat down and started eating the same lady came to me and asked me how my breakfast was.  Most other places the people may greet you, but there is just something about the way the Texans greet each other--she was very friendly and made sure I knew she was there to help me out.

The best part was when I attempted to get some orange juice from the juice machine.  Only water came out.  I asked the lady if the juice machine was working.  She immediately came over and tested the machine.  When she saw the water come out she declared as only a Texan can, "It didn' get done yet!"  It was at that point I realized I had returned to the South.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This Is The Place

Ben went to scout camp today and had a great time! The rest of us went to "This Is The Place" Monument and Village. It is WAY better than when I was a kid! We spent 4 hrs there and the kids had a blast in the village panning for gold, riding the train and the pony and touring all the old houses and seeing the people make things. Awesome day.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ashlyn Thinks I'm a Cow?

Laying in bed this lazy morning. Ashlyn is in her pack and play crib in the closet next to me with the door arranged just right so she can't see me. Out of no where she says, "Mooo!! Mommy say, 'Moo.' " Then went back to sleep again.