Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chipin To help Kali go to China in June 2012!

Thanksgiving and a lot more!

This year we went to my brother Pat's house for Thanksgiving.  We had a lot of fun and loved getting caught up.  Too bad we could only stay a few hours.  Then Friday following Thanksgiving, we had a big meal at home.  We are still recovering from the carbohydrate overload of the past 3 days.

The kids are healthy, the animals are all doing well with the exception of Mia.  Her leg is messed up and she will need to see the vet.  If it isn't one of the kids, it is one of the dogs or cats needing medical attention.

Earlier this month I took Kali to an orientation for People to People Ambassadors.  She has applied and interviews next week to go to China!!!!!   She is so excited!  I am excited for her!  We are in the process of funds raising and saving to hopefully have enough money come June 2012 for her to go. 

Right before her 16th birthday she will be returning the the country of her birth as a Student Ambassador for the US.    We are saving aluminum cans and cashing those in.  She is also working on coming up with other fundraising ideas.  Two friends have offered to have Scentsy parties and giving her a percentage.  Her interview is a week from today.  I don't seem to think there will be any reason why she shouldn't do wonderful at the interview. 

If you would like to help in anyway, have a fundraiser, make a donation, save your cans and donate what you earn from them...  let us know by email for commenting on this blog.  This is a chance of a lifetime for Kali.

I am going to try to get a Chipin working to put on this blog.  Just need to figure it out.

Thank you in advance for any assistance anyone would like to give.  

Friday, November 4, 2011

November is here already!

Time is flying by!  Kaci turned twelve!  Kali is driving!  Kole is playing on a competitive basketball league!  November is the month when we sent our paperwork in for each kid years apart!  Thanksgiving is on the horizon with Christmas right on it's shirt tails.

Parent teacher conferences are done.  The kids are amazing!  Academically I will never have to worry.  They try their best and do well.  They are all honor roll kids. 

Kali has been struggling to get straight A's this year, but she also has a very challenging  course load.  Biology II (junior class), Chemistry (Junior Class), Geometry, World History, English, Band, Spanish II.  I am sure there is one more in there. She is also involved in Swim Team, Leadership, and she is the Class treasurer.  She is a sophmore.

Kaci continues getting wonderful grades.  She also participates in Band and Basketball.  Basketball is winding down, then on to volleyball.  She is trying out sports this year and will decide her favorite over the summer. 

Kole is reading at a 4th grade level as a 3rd grader.  He is being moved to a more challenging reading curriculum at school a couple days a week to challenge him.  He finished up football on a good note and then moved on to basketball.  This was his first year on Honor Roll.

We also acquired a new cat.  Smokey (I was going to name him Maurice, but no one liked that name).

The dogs are doing well and love Smokey.  Tink is starting to accept him in the house.

Picutres:  Bonfire, Kaci's basketball team, JAsmin's cross country team, Reiko and Smokey,
KAli, Ally and Kole at bonfire, Kaci after the cake fight, last two are Kole at football.