Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009: Picture from our family celebration!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I am thankful for.....

A--Almighty God....because without Him, I am nothing
D-- dark chocolate
F--Faith and Food--there have been times in my life when both have been thin, but this year I am covered with an abundance of both!
I-- internet--how did I ever live without it?
K--Kindness of friends and even strangers
M--My mother--yes, she may be a huge pain in my ass some days, but without her, well, there would be no ME!
N--Noel David--what a blessing my first grandchild is
O-- My ONE and ONLY--Jay!
P--Photography and my photog pals
Q--quiet moments--few and far between
R-- River Hills and the fellowship we have found there
T--Thriving Moms
U--Unlimited access to knowledge
V-- Virgin birth, thank you God for our Savior!
W--water....clean and clear to drink, bath, do laundry with
X-- Xavier, go MUSKIES!
Y-- You.....Friends and Followers of my blog
Z-- Zachery, Zoe, Zara, Zane, Zaren, Zavier, Zevin, Zander and Zaid...have to love the z middle named!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Roundbottom Recycling:

One of the 4-H families arranged for us (the 4-H group) to have a tour of the Round Bottom Recycling facility in Milford on Nov. 23rd at 10:30 a.m. The website is The address for Round Bottom Recycling is 5100 River Valley Rd., Milford, Ohio 45150 Bring any scrap metal that you'd like to sell - they pay cash!
Directions: Drive as you would as if you were going to the fairgrounds. Once on Rt. 50, go 2 miles to Round Bottom Rd (there is a UDF on this corner as well as a traffic light) and turn RIGHT onto Round Bottom Rd. Go 1 mile and turn RIGHT onto River Valley Rd.

I love Will's expression in this picture! He really did enjoy the tour, I think he just wanted to get to the park to play!

The tour was very interesting and everyone seemed to learn a lot. We even learned that we could recycle the shower doors we just removed from the upstairs bathroom! Following the tour we went to Veteran's Park and played and had a short meeting. I love how creative the 4-H families have been with coming up ideas for outings for our club. In January we will be touring a fire station located within a water tower right here in Clermont County.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Emily in the Nutcracker!
I love to watch Emily dance! I wish I could have taken pictures of her dancing, rather than just standing around in her costumes.

Emily performed with Ballet Tech Ohio in their production of the Nutcracker. She danced the role of the Mouse King in the 2 PM performance. She danced the role of a Snowflake in Act I and a Flower in Act II and the finale in both the 2 PM and 8 PM performances. The performances took place at the River Hills Christian Church in Loveland, Ohio on Saturday, November 21st.

She will be dancing with the Lebanon Symphony Orchestra on Saturday December 19th at 8 PM.