Saturday, April 25, 2009

WOW! So busy sometimes...

Kodey trying on her prom dress
Jacob turns 10

After the easter egg hunt

Nathan auditioning for the Timpanogas Storytelling Festival

Katie Grace turns 4

getting ready to go on an easter egg hunt in the rain

Easter Saturday...what were YOU doing that day?
After the Egg Hunt, all of our beautiful children

Meadow, Utah- the hot pots camping trip

Aleceeya's room makeover
Well, I keep thinking I will have all of this time when my kids go to school. The truth is, I am busier than ever! So, here is a few weeks worth of pictures. Katie, John, Jacob and Gallie have all had their birthday's. We have had a couple of foster children here for respite over the last few weeks. John took all of the boys plus Katie (she wouldn't even think of staying for a girls night) camping to Meadow at the hot pots. They had a great time and found a better camping spot than usual. (We love that!)
John and I decided to start the HCG diet. It is very efficient and we have lost 14 and 12 pounds in one week. We feel great and have even been able to resist birthday cake (that was hard for me) and pizza (John). We have one more birthday next week and about 6 more pizza nights til our program takes a break. We can do it though!
Meanwhile, we have a lot to look forward to in the coming week. We are taking the teenagers to Midway at the Zermatt Resort for the night Tuesday to Wednesday. John and I have a training and we decided to take the teens. My dear friend Vonna is coming to Utah and I will get to see her this week. Finally, my parents are coming on Friday for a week..ending on Saturday with the prom (for Kodey). That is all that is going on next week. I am trying to be better at blogging by doing it every week, like I used to but.....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What's new for us

I have been way behind in blogging and picture taking. So, you all get some talking. we have had a very busy March. we started with the baby, Taedin leaving our home. That was very hard and for the first two weeks he was gone he was doing horribly. It was very hard to hear the reports so we decided to start contacting people to get him back were he belongs. HERE! That didn't go over to well and we were told he is absolutely not moving again. That was sad and ahrd to deal with. I feel like I did push some buttons but it didn't change the situation any.
Then, we celebrated katie's 4th birthday. What fun that was. Especially, because she was so excited about it. We followed that up with John's birthday. The big 39! It was a wonderful Sunday birthday. He got up and made everyone omelets! Nobody makes an omelet like John, let me tell you. That was a real treat.
John and I started playing volleyball with our church ward. It has been fun but we stay out way too late playing.
I decided to become a Cluster Facilitator for the Utah Foster Care Foundation. That has been challenging trying to come up with ideas and finding and inviting everyone to the meetings. Our first one is in May (an ice cream social). I am still working hard on that and hope to be done with the hardest work by the end of the week.
we decided to do some respite care for a two month old baby for the last week. She leaves in the morning. That has been a joy to do. She has some great foster parents, it has been great getting to know that family a little.
Josh submitted his eagle Scout packet for approval. He is doing a donation (items that they need along with monetary) drive for It is an organization that provides things for soldier's serving in war zones. These are all things that will remind them of home and that they don't have ready access to. these items go to soldier's that don't recieve mail either. we are looking forward to providing this service. The best part is, Josh found the project and did all the paperwork by himself. We are so excited for him and his newfound dedication. This project is dear to us as we know many people who have served and are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not the least of which is my nephew, Chance, and my nephew-in-law, Greg(who will be leaving shortly).
Meanwhile, upcoming for the Thill's is:
Jacob's birthday/Easter on the 12th, Spring Break, Josh's Eagle Scout project, Gallie's birthday, a 2 day Cluster Facilitator training, Teacher Appreciation week and my parents coming for a visit with Jonathan's birthday rounding everything out on May 7. we sure have some busy times ahead.
That's about all fo rnow. Thank you all for your love and support of our family.