Friday, December 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Well the night of Halloween, Mckenzie came down the stairs (after being in her "Aquamarine" costume all day)& decided that if mommy was going to be a cheerleader than she was going to be one as well, so she was! It was like pulling teeth to get Skyler to dress up, but he did and decided to be what he is every other night of the week...a tennis player (does that suprise anyone?) Our family picture.. and yes this is my high school cheer uniform..thank you very much! Kaylee getting her face painted..she sat still what a miracle! We went Trick-or-treating at the mall during the day..with Spencer & Carson! Sisterly love... they love to hug eachother all of the time and Kaylee always says "oh sissy" as she is squeezing the heck out of Mckenzie, which usually ends in a fight between the two!
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Robin, Hailey, & Jason Groff Running for Robin
My marathon training is coming to an end! I have been training for the past 5 months to run a 1/2 marathon. I know it seems like a long time to train, but I have had to work up to it. Let's face it I couldn't run a mile when I first started and now last Sat. I ran 12! Hooray!!
I've decided to run the Two Cities Marathon 2008 in Fresno, CA and raise money and awareness for research leading to a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma. As a motivation to run this marathon, I have chosen a close family friend Robin Rozier Groff as my honoree who, in this past April lost a courageous battle to the terrible illness of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. And that is when I decided to run for Robin...
"Never in a million years did I ever think that at 28 years old I would have to go into the boxing ring for the fight of my life. In an instant, my life changed. It is times like this where you realize where all of your priorities should be and your heart ponders the true meaning of life. My hope and prayer is to make it through this so that I can be a better servant to humanity, a more patient wife and mother, and I can help others who will go through similar trials."
-Robin Rozier Groff
To support Robin's wish to help others who are and will go through this similar trial she has faced, please join me to help raise money to fight back and find a cure to beat this terrible disease. Any donation you can give to help me meet my goal would be greatly appreciated. On behalf of Robin, as well as all the other leukemia patients, I truly appreciate your kindness and thank you from the bottom of my heart...and feet too!
To make a donation click on "Running for Robin" at the top of the paragraph and it will take you to the website to make a donation. If you would like to mail it to me leave me a comment below with your email address and I will give you my address. My deadline to raise money is up until my race which is Nov. 9th, so the sooner the better. Thanks for all who have already donated as well, it is much appreciated.
Friday, October 31, 2008
We are just about ready to go out for the night, just thought I would post these pics for my mom in Utah, who won't be here to see the girlies. We just took some fun pictures at Kiddie Kandids today. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween..more pics to come!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
144 Popcorn Balls made by Skyler, Kip, & Me!
-This last Sunday we had our Primary Program, which I must admit went quite well. We had 144 kids to place on the stand and that was quite tricky, but through it all and the only 2 practices that we did have..the program went unbelievable(thanks to lots of prayer)! So after the program we passed out the popcorn balls to the kids to let them know how much we apprecitated them. I had many people come up and ask me for the recipe so I decided that it was blog worthy..here it is (I got the recipe from Kip so I can't take the credit).
Candy Corn Popcorn Balls
Boil: 2 cubes butter
1 1/2 C. sugar
1/2. C. light caro syrup
Gently Boil for 1-2 Min. Do not overcook
Add to: 3 bags popped microwave popcorn
3 C. mini marshmellows
optional: stir in 1 bag of candy corn form into balls! Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So the reason why we went to the fair on Sat. was because we had VIP seats to see Demi Levato perform. It was filled with little school age girls screaming and yelling (sky was a good sport). For those of you who don't know who Demi is she is like a famous performer on the Disney Channel; equal to the Jonas Bros. She starred in Camp Rock with them. Anyways, Mckenzie loved it, and I thought she was a great perfomer for her age! She actually sang to Mckenzie a few times and held her hand and tossed her hair....she thought that was so cool! Not quite old enough to know what is going on yet! But she sure is cute!
So every year since living here in Fresno we try to make it to the "Big Fresno Fair". Last year we went only to see Chris Daughtry perform. This year we thought the girls would like it. And they did, we went on a Sat. and it was super crowded. Of course you have to try the fair food, this sign made me laugh everything was fried. This monster dog that we got was good the first few bites and then not so much (look at the size of that thing?) Mckenzie got to pick four rides to go on after Skyler tried four times to try and win her a goldfish, that never happened. She had a hard time getting on the first ride since parents we not allowed to ride, but after she loved it and wanted more.... You would think she would be riding the colossus or something with her hands up like that!
when your livin' in a van down by the river.... Kaylee would not get out of the drivers seat of this cool shaggin wagon. She thought she owned it! This was Mckenzie's favorite station. The Pizza Factory. She loved making the pizzas and taking orders and using the cash register, I had to pry her away from it to go and see what else was there to look at. When we discovered the medical room, Mckenzie loved playing with the skeleton and all of the medical equipment.For a preschool fieldtrip we went to a Children's Museum. It is about 45 mins away from our house. So I decided to bring Kaylee and she loved it just as much as Kenzie. It was a fun filled day.