Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This weekend was our annual outing to one of the gazillion local "pumpkin patches"! Parker and Hailey had a great time in the petting zoo, sliding on the giant slide and being bounced high in the sky! Oh, and we got a couple of pumpkins too! I love the holidays!
Posted by Heather at 10:57 AM
Navy Birthday Ball 2008...
This past weekend, my husband and I helped celebrate the 233rd birthday of our beloved US Navy! What a birthday party it was! It was held at the Hard Rock Hotel here in Las Vegas and was attended by active duty, reservists, retirees, family, friends, and even the #1 in the Nation Centennial HS Navy JROTC unarmed and armed drill teams! It was awesome, as it always is. We celebrated the service of our fellow sailors, as well as all other members of every branch of service. Tears flowed as always, as we remembered those who have fallen, those who were currently away from their families in service of our country, and as we celebrated the return of those who have recently come home from long absences.
The next time you see a member of our armed forces, please remember to thank them for all they do!!!
Ok, so it was like 56 degrees! But for us desert tortoises, that's like arctic weather! It only lasted 2 days...and now we've returned to the 80's! Anyway, the kids were hilarious all done up in their winter gear to go out front and play, so I had to share their ridiculous pictures so everyone could have a good laugh at our non-tolerance for the cold! :)
I'm so far behind on posts it's sad! Our family really has been plenty busy lately, maybe that's why I got so far behind! So here starts the update!
Two weekends ago, Brendan went to the Centennial HS Homecoming Dance! He had a great time and went with a great group of kids (since he's not officially "dating"). The girl he asked was a just a friend, but they had great fun. All 20 kids - yes I said 20!- met up at one house where they loaded onto an "eco-friendly" huge party bus! The limo driver took them all to the dance where they stayed long enough to take a picture or two. Then it was on to In-n-Out burger for dinner - so classy! Then they got to cruise the strip for a couple of hours listening to music, eating junk food, and having good, clean fun! Yes, this is how they do it in Vegas! His dates' mom was a little stressed about letting her little girl go out on this "party bus", because this was her daughter's first dance. But I assured her that, having raised a girl first, this is the "norm" for Vegas dances! The driver's are very professional and don't tolerate any rule breaking. In fact, this one gave all the parents his card with his cell number in case we wanted to call and check on them during the evening. Wow - I hope he got a big tip for dealing with 20 teenagers for 5 hours!!