Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!!!

Some of the most popular American Patriotic songs we sing have verses that most have never heard before, but they are REALLY good.

Battle Hymn of the Republic

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
While God is marching on

The Star Spangled Banner

     O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
     Between their loved home and the war’s desolation.
     Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
     Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
     Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
     And this be our motto: “In God is our trust;”
     And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
     O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Need a Laugh?

How To Get Through Life Part 2

Always try to help a friend in need

Believe in yourself

Study hard

Give lots of kisses

Laugh often

Don't be overly concerned with your weight, it's just a number

Always try to see the glass half full

Meet new people, even if they look different to you

Remain calm, even when it seems hopeless

Take lots of naps..

Be weird whenever you have the chance

Love your friends, no matter who they are

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Need a Laugh?

How To Get Through Life

 Sleep as much as you can ....

Read books that you enjoy...
Play with simple things...

Look for affection when you need it...
Get serious once in a while...

Forget about diets...

Get angry once in a while....

Change your looks...

Above all, be happy,
Regardless of what your challenges may be....
Have a great life!

Friday, May 6, 2011


     Well, I've been quite busy with school lately and the craziness of my senior year is exactly how I've heard it would be:-) We are now entering our really busy birthday time, we have Belle's on the 2nd, Ally and Alex's on the 13th and in June we have mine, which is on the 22nd and Zach's which is on the 30th. We also have my dad's and Emma's in July. We have been trying to stay with our schedule, but with a mixture of sickness and some other odd things, it has been a little difficult.

     It ended up that Ally's voice recital was on the same day of the draft and started at the same time, so we had our grandma record it. We had a great time at Ally's recital and the cake my mom made was AWESOME. We had some little fingers foods and our new family favorite, Jalapeno Bacon dip. Ally found this site about a month back that has all of these really good dips, we have tried about 4 or 5 now and our favorites from so far is the Jalapeno Bacon and Artichoke garlic. When we got home from the recital we found out that the recording stopped halfway through the draft :( But we watched the part we did have and had a great time:-)

     The next morning our grandma woke up at 4:00am to record the royal wedding for Ally (our grandma's pretty awesome:-), she went over to her house later that day to watch it and they had a lot of fun doing that. Friday night we couldn't decide what to watch, then my Dad found a replay of the royal wedding on so we all watched that together. I love history so it was pretty cool seeing Westminster Abbey and all the historical architecture there.

     This week everyone has stayed pretty healthy, but that always means next week we'll have a different sickness:-) I was able to get a lot of school done this week and that was nice. Belle is having her family party Friday night (we always have a party with just the family, besides the party with her friends) so now we're working on that. Well, I hope you all have a good week.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011


     Well, we have had quite the winter here in KC. It snowed a ton in March and we even had a snow in April. I have been stuffing in school the last couple of months in my attempt to graduate this year (which looks like it will happen:-).

     Ally got the new Disney movie Tangled, and it was the first Disney movie in a while that was very entertaining and had some really funny stuff in it (it wasn't corny for once:-). I also was acquainted with Flynn Rider (AKA Eugene Fitzherbert) while watching Tangled and it was nice to meet someone who also believed in having self acceptance...just kidding. :-). I loved the line "I always had super human looks":-)

     I highly enjoyed watching the Kansas Jayhawks (who were a top seated team in the NCAA tournament) lose early:-) Although my Missouri Tigers didn't do much better:-( Still, it was fun watching Kansas lose. I also predicted Kentucky to beat Ohio State in the tournament so that is two years straight I have predicted Ohio State to lose early and they did. :-)

      I got to see Toy Story 3 this month, and Pixar didn't disappoint (they never have:-). It is amazing that they have gotten their animation so good that it always feels like it is actually real people. I also enjoyed watching a lot of the Pixar films recently, because when you are little you don't get a lot of the jokes. I was very surprised how much Toy Story 3 felt like a live motion picture instead of an animated film. I also finally got to see many of the other Pixars that I hadn't seen yet over the last few months (Ratatouille, Finding Nemo and Toy Story 2). So I've practically seen all of them.

     The NFL draft is also coming up next week, so I am counting down the days till our draft party. We boys go every year to our grandma's and watch the draft and then spend the night. Missouri has 2 players that could go quite high in the draft so I'm excited!

     Hope everyone has a good day. Back to School:-)