Thursday, May 7, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I have been meaning to update this page, but life is going so fast right now that I don't seem to have any time. It doesn't help that we are having major computer issues! My computer keeps crashing and it has taken multiple calls to HP and many hours to get them to finally agree to fix it! It is still covered under the warranty and we are hoping that they can fix it and then just send it back...we shall see...not holding my breath! We are planning to buy a Mac in August for me for school (yes Aimee, you have convinced me!) and I don't have summer school so technically we could survive the summer without my computer, but who wants to do that?

We have been swamped with end of school year festivities. Faith went to Yosemite for a week and had a fantastic time. She went on multiple hikes, I believe one of them was 10 miles or longer. She was so proud of herself. It was a long time for her to be gone, but she has so much fun and is really excited to go to Yosemite this year with the fam and show us what she got to see and what hikes she got to go on. Vilate and David are currently on Vilate's overnighter to the Sacramento Zoo. Vilate was so excited to go and has not talked about much else over the past few weeks. Hyrum leaves on Tuesday for a 4 day - 3 night trip to Point Reyes. He is really looking forward to camping with his friends. Helaman and Gloria get to go to the Sacramento Zoo with their class in a week and are looking forward to that.

I got to go on a fieldtrip to San Francisco to the California Academy of Science. It was great. They have a rainforest, swamp and aquarium, as well as displays of African animals (not living), a whale skeleton, a large conservation area and a very expensive cafeteria! It was really fun to walk around and see all the different things. It was like a museum/mini zoo/aquarium. I really enjoyed it! Tomorrow I am going on another fieldtrip for my biology class to the foothills and then the local river.

David has been busy himself with recitals, choir concerts and he had a fieldtrip to see Wicked...the bad news: kids got sick and so did he so he did not get to go! I felt so bad for him. I think he really would have enjoyed it, but what do you do? He is enjoying his time today with Vilate.

We are looking forward to May 20th. That is graduation for us from American River College. We will both have our AAs and then we both get a much needed break from school for the summer! We both are transferring to California State University, Sacramento in the Fall.

Add to all that baseball and just the normal running here, there and everywhere and you have our busy lives. We are trying to enjoy it all without missing anything. It is a challenge, but a challenge that I wouldn't trade for anything!