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Friday, July 13, 2018

Since 1945

When something is just right, it lasts and lasts.

And it's something as simple as water ice. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The First in America

My Sugar lives by the motto of a very wise man.

"If you ain't first, you're last." ~ Ricky Bobby's dad

So when we heard that we were at America's first zoo, the whole experience just got a million times better.

I mean, Philadelphia is definitely a place a of firsts. If I have to name them, then you need to take a refresher course on American history.

And you can't go wrong visiting any of these memorable places when you're doing it with family. Thanks Jim, Kim and Kiely for showing us a good time.

Another good motto from that inspiring movie - "Shake and bake."

Saturday, July 7, 2018

100 Years

When we moved here, this was all this ward talked about.

"100 years of this, 100 years of that. Blah, blah, blah."

And I didn't quite get the appeal.

I was like, "Come on? It's just a hundred years. What's the big deal?"

But, I get it now. After spending the last 11 months and 2 weeks with these sweet families in this ward and getting to know so many of them, I'm so glad we're here.

Today, I chatted with so many "Old-timers" today about the history of Bremerton and the fun memories they have made through the years. It made me feel all nostalgic.

The people of Bremerton are amazing.

Haven't met one that I don't like yet, and if you know me, that's saying A LOT! A whole freaking lot.

100 Year celebration was a lot of fun and glad we could be here to celebrate with these wonderful people.

Glad I could help in a tiny little way to make this day such a success. So impressed with how it all came together.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer of

I try and have a theme for our summers. Imagine that.

And usually they're church oriented, mostly because our kids need a crap ton of practice at being Christlike. As do I.

But this year, instead of a "Summer of Service,"
we are doing something else.

For FHE, I gave the kids each a gift bag and said that what's inside will explain our "Summer of _____." They were intrigued. Because who isn't by a gift bag?

Then, I gave these index cards with clues on them. After each clue, they had to guess what they thought was our special summer theme.

Some of their guesses, were pretty outlandish. Which made this even more awesome for me as a parent. Jamaica? Disneyland? Come on! Get real babes.

They were still excited when they figured out that our clues spelled the word SCIENCE.

We had fun making a circle map of ideas while watching YouTube videos.

Afton without a doubt will ask to find more on pinterest tomorrow and Jack will ask hourly if we can do an experiment. Jocelyn will just want to play dress up in her lab coat. I'm looking forward to our "Summer of Science."

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