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Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Dogs

We took these pictures awhile ago, but still decided to post them.

This is Frito drinking water.
Here is Sippy in the food bowl.
This is Cheeto he will only barely come out of the dog house because Sippy won't let him eat so Cheeto is afraid of him.
Lately(since St.Valentine's Day,) Sippy's been letting Cheeto eat. I will have to take some pictures of that and post them!
Well, there's dinner!

Band Pre-contest Concert 2009

Hey everybody Kristina here updating the blog. Thursday night I had a band concert. It was so much fun. My best friend Martha was there, and She says she had an awsome time. We played three songs: Children of the Shrine, And the Fire Raged, and Celtic Ritual. Next week, we're playing the same music and we're going to be judged and then rated. If we get all ones then it will be our 19th consecutive year Sweepstakes! So the pressure is on to keep tradition going.

The picture to the left is (from left to right) Me, Martha, Stacie, and Amy. This is after the concert. My mom recorded it so hopefully I'll be able to upload it to the blog soon.

The picture to the right is me and my best friend Martha whom I wrote about already. This is again after the concert.
Okay below are a few more photos from the concert. She told me that she had a really great time the Sunday after the concert at mass. Well I best be going and making lunch! Bye-bye!

Monday, February 23, 2009


I can't tell everyone how sorry I am that I haven't updated our blog in sooooo long--but we are BACK. The girls have fussed at me to update every time I get on the computer but I'm always on it for school or to pay bills.

To catchup...Kristina is now 16 years old! Soon she will be driving (everyone watch out) and getting a job (Oh my). Stacie is busy with choir and her hobbies. Amy is doing project after project for school.

As for John and me...John is still working himself into more gray hair. I am still in school (over half way there) and working weekend option.

Life keeps us all busy. Kristina had another wonderful marching band season even though the football team didn't (everyone goes just to hear and watch the band--ha ha). The band is into concert season and will be having a PRE-contest concert soon. Now that she has her braces OFF...(her straight teeth are beautiful) she is playing her flute even better than before.

Stacie is still singing like a little bird both in school choir and in church choir (Kristina is in both too). She has really started to enjoy volleyball and basketball because they play them in gym at school. She has grown another 2 inches taller than me and is getting more beautiful each day. She also has PERFECT teeth since getting her braces off thanks to Dr. Quick and his staff!

I can't believe that Amy will soon be a teenager and is almost finished with elementary school. She is really taking the initiative at home since I have school, studying, work, and home to take care of. She and Kristina have been really helping me around the house with laundry and basic cleaning. I am very proud of them.

Church and family is our main focus and heaven our goal that we strive for (definately a work in progress) even though somedays it doesn't seem that way. A bad day can be a bad day no matter how hard you try to turn it around (sometimes) and we just have to thank God for each and every day we have together because we just don't know what lies ahead.

Because I haven't been the best at keeping our blog in motion...we have decided to make a change or two. THIS IS A WARNING! From now on...THE GIRLS & I will be updating our blog so beware...There will be frequent updates, more pictures, and maybe even a video or two in the future.

God Bless each an everyone who views our blog. JMJ