Camp Jolt

Mason Zipline

On November 12 – 14 I went to camp jolt. My Dad was a chaperone which made the trip more fun!Tongue out 

The food was very delicious. And my camp counselor was very nice.  She let us do fun things. We got to do so many activities like zipline, wearing waiters in the lake, fossils and rocks, and dirt and soil. Those activities were all so fun.

The rooms were very nice and the bathrooms were fairly nice. My Dad just said we needed wireless and cable. Laughing 

Next to our cabins we played football each afternoon during free time.

I had the best camp experience of my life! 

                    – Mason

My Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving yesterday was the best day ever!

First I woke up and played on the computer. Then I helped to make the eggs for breakfast.  Next my family did the christmas lights outside. At night I had turkey, broccoli, stuffing and potatoes. We cleaned up and ate pie. After pie we had a family meeting and I helped to come up with the new Christmas caper movie idea. 

Then we had a family movie night and watch Her Best Move. Then we went to bed. 



Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

matthew thanksgiving turkeyThis Thanksgiving is the best ever. The picture here is the best picture in the whole wide world because it’s about Thanksgiving and I really like Thanksgiving. Its shows me in my Thanksgiving play costume. I was the MC and a turkey in the play (editorial comments appreciated).


Humongous Halloween Haul

{rokzoom}images/stories/halloween%20haul.jpg{/rokzoom}OMG…32.2 Pounds!  It was the biggest and most amazing haul for the kids this year, and not because they stayed out forever but because they stumbled into a plan that raked in the candy, even without Mary who was handing out candy due to her surgery the day before.

Mitchell wanted to go to the Wakeland football game (yes, they scheduled a football game on Halloween) as the middle school team was asked if they wanted to run through the tunnel with the football team.  That meant he might miss trick-or-treating.

He left early and got back from the game at 8pm and asked if he could go out for a bit.  We had been out for 45 minutes already with the little kids so I told him he could go out for a little while and Mason and Mark could go with him. 

They were gone for about  a hour.  When they came back they had a ton of candy.  It seemed that everyone, including us, had over bought thinking there were going to be more kids this year.  So at every house they went to (they only went up and down three blocks) people were handing them handfuls of candy or just dumping the rest of the bowl into their bags in an effort to get rid of it.  Thanks!

Now we have an enormous amount of candy.  We let the kids each pick 25 pieces for their private stash and the rest goes into the family shared bag.  We may head to the dentist and sell it to her.  She will pay $.50 a pound and then send it to the troops.


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The first thing you’ll notice is that we’ve moved our blogs up and under their own link and section.  Now you can jump right to your favorite author or hit the Blogs link and see them all.  And we’ve set up subscription feeds so you can subscribe to one or all of the feeds in your favorite RSS reader.  Just look for the Feed link Subscribe at the bottom of any of the blog pages. 

I’ve updated the micro-blog feed from and kept it in the right hand column of the homepage. This allows me to quick post from anywhere I have cell or wi-fi from the comfort of my iphone.  It’s great to find out what’s going on recently for items that don’t really need a full post and it allows me to upload an associated photo from the road. 

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