Monday, August 25, 2008

Family Boating Trip

We just had to get grandpa out on the boat after getting home from the mission. Our kids were very anxious to show off their new boating skills.

Kira put together this video of the boating outing... Video editing kids rock!

That was awesome... and yes, the water is really that blicky green.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Finally got the new airplane video to work

My kids know the video stuff so much better than I do now it is pathetic. I used to make fun of people who would ask their kids how to run their computer stuff... but the video stuff I have to plead guilty on now.

My kids just have more if it figured out than I do.

But, here's a video of my birthday presents flying... hum... still a week before my birthday

School starts tomorrow

I can't believe summer is over for the kids and we are headed into school tomorrow. It's been so crazy we didn't get much done we wanted to... although we did make several boating trips that were awesome.

Krista and Kira particularly like skiing, wake boarding and tubing.

Katie is joining the flying club with me.

I spent most of the day sick today..... I hate sick. I have to be really sick to take benedryl because the side effects are almost as bad as being sick in the first place... at least for me.

After visitors in town Mon-Wed, mom and dad will be back!

I should be there for clean up tomorrow unless something odd happens with the visitor.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Back Online

The past few months have been very busy with summer, lots of transitions going on at work, some significant successes, and just having fun.

We are very excited for Mom and Dad to get home. Just to see them for one. The kids have improved their boating skills and can't wait to show grandpa what they can do. Krista is pressing me for a couple more trips so she can get slalom skiing down.

Kids have been busy in other activities too including girls camp, EFY, etc.

I can't believe school starts in just over a week! Holy Where did the summer go Batman? It feels like we really were short-changed this year since it didn't warm up until mid June.

I had a great pre-return to school meeting with all the kids this past week to set goals. Those conversations become more and more interesting as they get older. Cool thing about storing them on the computer is I have goals from the kids going back to 2000 when I started putting them on excel. It's fun to see all the different things they've wanted to do at different ages.

The scary part about that is I remember writing Kira's goals in 2000 like it was yesterday and in that same amount of time all our kids will be graduated from High School. Yikes.

One fun note from me... I have spent my personal free time on my favorite hobby: Airplanes. Prices have come waaaay down on the stuff for them, so my planes have gotten bigger. This one was on sale for $160 (usually ones this big are $400+). It ended up being an early birthday present... I flew it for the first time last Saturday morning... it flies great!