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.
Monday, July 21, 2014
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
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
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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.