Lais, our Brazilian foreign exchange student who has been living with us for the past year, is now going home. She stayed at a friends house in Provo this past week while we were in Utah, and on Saturday, we stopped by to say our final goodbyes. She is flying back today, and we will miss her.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Mari turned 17 today at exactly 10:13 am. She is a nice brown girl and we love her. She got some very interesting gifts today--a toilet seat from Ty and Lea was too funny when she gave her a check. (check out who she made it to!) Kirk surprised both me and her when he came home with the new i-phone for her! Way to go Dad!
These are my tomatoes that I grew in my miniature garden. They were so heavy for the plant that they broke off! I placed a lotion bottle next to it so you can see that they were actually good sized tomatoes at that. Hopefully, I can get them to ripen in the house!
Friday, June 12, 2009
It's been a week full of endings for our family. Last night, Star, Sky and Maya had 8th grade graduation and will move to the high school next year. Today, Sage graduated out of elementary school and will head to the middle school next year. And Lea, well....her school career is now over. It's been an emotional day for Lea realizing that she won't be riding the bus anymore, much less going to school. She starts her new life as an adult just working everyday.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Every Saturday we write jobs on the white board that need to be done. Everyone just starts taking a job and doing it and when they complete it, they wipe it off. When the jobs are done, everyone is free to do whatever. This is the routine we do when school is in session. Kara was off to work early this morning and Mari was taking the SAT at school.