Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Scrambled Eggs

Why would you eat them without feta cheese, and sun dried tomato's? MMmmmm

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Young Men/ Young Women Night down by the river.




Good mutual activity. Did a little service, then we played. They had a great time.
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I'm helpful

Sam- Mom I need help with my math!
Mom- Your dad can help.
Patrick- Dad's good with math k-6th grade. After that your out of luck. 

No argument here. I'm OK with that. 

Monday, July 28, 2008

Too good to not post twice!

In case some of you haven't been to Suzi's sister Andrea's blog, I thought I'd borrow this picture that she posted for Suzi's 40th birthday! That is awesome. So glad she took the time to put that up. 

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Miss Direct

Georgia- Dad will you take me to school tomorrow?
Me- I think Mom was planning on taking you tomorrow.
Georgia- That's not what I asked you...........well?
Dad- Yes, yes, of course.

Yikes. Better do what she asks.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The things that entertaint us....

I resisted for as long as I could, but this is way too popular in my house to not post. All four of the kids are walking around quoting Bon Qui Qui, "Is that what you had said?" Maybe I throw in a little quote around the house "Sacurity, Sacurity! Got to go, Got to go!" It's out of control, but extremely funny. It's Ben & Whitney's fault, they had it on their blog first and the now the kids are hooked. We were sitting at dinner and someone started to quote the skit, and between the four of them they have every word memorized. Too funny.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Take 463....


Took this picture 10 times. Someone's eyes were always closed, or multiple sets of bunny ears or something. Sorry Georgia this photo had the least amount of distractions.
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Naughty

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Summer fun

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Flying Georgia!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Costa Rica Zip Line

videoWe loved this in Costa Rica. Suz tells me there were 11 lines that we Zipped. Had an awesome time.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Heart Disease Education

I thought this was a nice simple video created to explain a little bit of what is going on inside our arteries.

Worth your time to check out. For some reason the link feature isn't working so just cut and paste this into your browser.

http://www.usagainstathero.com/arteryexplorer/index.aspx?source=380&WT.mc_id=380

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Weight Loss

Diet is such an interesting topic to me as of the last couple years. I've been learning a little bit here and there slowly.

I've seen a lot of success with individuals using low carb diets, ie. South Beach, Atkins to lose a significant amount of weight. I've seen a bit about the Mediterranean diet, which has a pretty high amount of calories from fat, lately as well.

However, there is concern about the long term effects of diets like these. I think that is due to the fact that they are so different than what we were taught growing up what a diet should look like. We are so afraid of diets that are high fat diets. This is a very interesting article that adds a bit of evidence that these high fat diets maybe aren't as dangerous as maybe what we thought they were.

I personally feel the big secret to diet actually is activity. That can fix a lot of things, but I wouldn't ever recommend one diet over another. I know what works for me, and I think I have a pretty good idea of what I need to do long term. That's my personal discovery.

I really enjoy this website as well. Read stuff from it almost every day.

http://www.theheart.org/article/882281.do

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Always ready for the camera.

I was just setting up the photo. I just love how Hannah, and Georgia aren't going to be caught on film without a smile on.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Awesome!




Absolutely awesome. I love this set of pictures. It looks like Patrick has made it to the other side. Actually if you could zoom in on the photo, you'd see that he was a little over half way across the valley. He's a little white speck on the line without zooming in on him. This zip line (there were about 9 of them) was so long, and so high I had to not think about what I was doing. Once I was out over the valley I couldn't breath, but it was an absolute rush. Suzi, Patrick, Sam and I all did this canopy tour. We left Georgia at the resort. The other three kids were a CHAMP! I don't think I could have done that at their age. Sam was the first to go on the first line. So he gets a special award. Especially because after he cliped in he said, I don't think I want to go. Then the guide gave him a little push and off he went!
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

88 Degree Water

What a great way to spend the day. Jump in the not too warm water to beat the heat. Then jump back in the shade with the book.
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4 PM Rain

Happens just about every day. One day it lasted hours. The next it was for only an hour. It's warm, nice to sit outside and read in, and sounds fantastic! The rain, lightning, and thunder are one of my favorite things here.
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FHE in Costa Rica

I'll have to relate this story later, but I'm fairly certain this would only happen to Suzi and I. It was an awsome good time, and I'm certain the kids will never forget it!
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House Vistors


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Parent's Shower



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Saturday, July 05, 2008

First sun set




After playing at the beach we came home and watched the sun set from the pool area. It's unbelievable. After that we got ready and went in to Libera for dinner. That was an adventure. Liberia is not a tourist town. The nicest building in town was the food mall (where didn't eat). The food mall had Burger King, Papa Johns, Church's Fried Chicken. We ate across from the town square, which was packed with people just hanging out. The resturant was a local busy spot, and nice, but not american nice. Had a great time. Sam was a little concerned about safety. See the first picture, last night Suz and I after putting the kids to bed jumped in the hot tub and then went and hung out on covered out door lounge. Watched the lighting all around the area. The lighting show was spectacular. Warm breeze, no bugs. Just perfect.
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