Sunday, December 20, 2015

Kids Christmas Program...

 I always LOVE the School's Christmas Program.  This year we had 5 kids in it and it was great!! 

 Morgon and Caden 4th Grade...Our Morgon LOVES to sing!!
 Ms. Mallori-1st Grade
 Timothy-1st Grade...He did great on his speaking part.
 Miles-2nd Grade...So happy to be there.
Tim and Little Ms. Kennedy have a romance going on and I just love this picture of them!!:)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

High School Choir...

My brother Ron approached me during the summer and asked if I would be interested in directing our High School choir along with my sisterinlaw, Melanie.  It's always been my dream to direct a high school choir...I just didn't want to have to go to all the schooling for it.  Since I don't have a degree we aren't allowed to meet during regular school hours and are considered a zero hour class, which means the kids don't get credit for it.  They did away with our choir program at Mogollon a couple years ago due to the lack of participation(they only had 4 kids in it the last year it was at the high school and then only 8 in it last year as a zero hour class).  After bribing the kids with the promise that we would feed them every practice, we ended up with 42 kids in the choir.  We practiced on Friday mornings and after other sport practices during the week.  Our first concert, A Christmas Family Festival, was a success!!  We had it on November 30th, which was the Monday right after Thanksgiving.  We had a Tree Lighting Ceremony and had Hot Cocoa and Cookies afterwards.   I am in awe at the talent our little community possesses.  These kids seriously ROCK!!  We can't wait for our Spring Fling the beginning of April!

And a big THANK YOU to my amazing friend, John Hendrix, for the amazing photography!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Caden turns 10...

 This cute freckle faced boy turned 10 on the 25th of November.  He makes my 4th 10 year old for the year.  The older these boys get the more I dread them becoming teenagers.  Caden has always been a 'fly under the radar' type of kid.  He's pretty easy going and usually gets along with everyone.  We sure do love you Caden James and are beyond grateful you belong to us!!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Junior High Wrestling and Tristen's 18th...

 Not sure how I fee about either one of these items...I don't know how much I like that I have kids that like sports, and I don't like the fact that Tristen is 18 at all!!

Zach and Paul both wrestled.  Zach did a pretty good job for his first year and Paul eventually had to quite due to behavior issues.  I will always be a wrestling fan...It is in my blood!!

I can't believe Tristen is 18.  Where has the time gone?  He was only 5 when we got him.  I will never forget the first night we got him.  After we had fed and bathed him we put him to bed...on our way out of the room he said, 'goodnight mom and dad, I love you!'.  My heart melted instantly.  He was our first foster kid and we didn't know what the future would hold, but I knew from that moment on that my life would never be the same!  We love you Tristen Lewis Martineau and are so grateful Heavenly Father put you in our path and that you are forever ours!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Participate in Halloween...Say WHAT??

 I don't know how in the world I allowed myself to get talked into actually participating in the Heber/Overgaard COC Trunk or Treat.  I am NOT a Halloween fan...BUT I must admit we had a LOT of fun dressing the kids up, decorating our truck, and going out to the Trunk or Treat. This may have to become an annual event for us!!

Our truck 

The Gang
(we had 3 of the Slades with us too!)

 Morgon, Caden, Mary, Zach, Amelia, Michael, Eva, Tristen, Tyton & Nate
Timothy, Mallori, Paul, Miles, Maron
 Cutest Wolf Man around!
My crazy clown, Morgon

Thursday, October 22, 2015

HBD to Morgon...the big 10

 Can hardly believe that my little Morgon Lane is 10 y ears old.  He has always had such a fun personality...always cracking jokes, being a goofball,  and I swear could be on Broadway, but you'll never meet a kid with a bigger heart.  He loves everyone and tries really hard to be a good example to those around him.  

Happy Birthday Morgon!!  We love you and are so grateful Heavenly Father sent you to our family!!!

 such a funny kid
 Miles and Morgon...good buds.