Sunday, November 14, 2010

Goin' to the Zoo...

A long, long time ago... in the age of summer, the Savage family took a trip to Colorado to enjoy some fun with the family. We went to a Braves/Rockies game which didn't turn out so well! but, we did have lots of fun watching and enjoying the family. The next morning before driving home, we went to the Denver Zoo. The kids had a great time and the weather was just right... not too hot, not too cold.

Coming into the BIG CITY :)

Coor's Field


I think they are very intent on the Game...

Our awesome signs

A.J. thought it was great :)

Jax not so much...

Ranee` and Jax

The ever picture happy Mat...

These are just pic from the Zoo...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Middle School had a lip sync contest last Thursday night.... I just wanted to share what my very talented daughter and her friends did to earn a 3rd place finish. Let it be said, that 'I' think they deserved 1st place, however, to be fair the other acts were good.... :) I don't think anything else needs to be said.... Let the video speak for itself :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Post

I would post some awesome pictures of our trip to Colorado.... but someone lost my memory stick adapter, so I have to wait til the new one comes.... But, we did have a great time! :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Homecoming :)

Well, it's finally time to blog again… I've been waiting the mandatory 2 months J

Seriously, though, we had a great time going to the airport to pickup Sean. It was great to see him again after 2 whole years. He didn't change much in looks, (he told us he was fat) but, I saw a huge change inside him. He had to speak to the missionary prep class on the Sunday following his return and I'm not even saying this just because I'm his mom… But, he gave the best talk I have heard in a long time (at least since one of my other boys came home from a mission). He gave a great lesson and talk. After he spoke, Brother Simmons ask doug and I to say a few words about how Sean's mission has affected our family. All I could say was that everything was good. I also told them that this was NOT the same boy I sent out… I had sent out a boy and a man had returned. I'm sounding too much like a proud mom, but hey… this is my blog and I can say what I want J

We made t-shirts that spelled WELCOME HOME on them… Sean was kind of embarassed…

"Is he really coming? He'd better not pull a Jordan!"

Cheering, clapping…. I think I was a little shakey when I took this pic…

And here, too… J

He's looking a little embarrased by the t-shirt show…

"Can I get back on the plane and go back to Indy?"

"Who are all these people, anyway?"

Now, that's a great smile…

"Ok, mom, you can quit taking pictures, now"

He still has the laugh…

It has been great having him home. He has the usual missionary preachiness… ha, ha, but I think we'll keep him.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

So, it's time to let go... Not a fun thing to do! Someone asked me if graduation got any easier with the younger kids... I said NO! It actually gets harder because you house is getting emptier. They also asked me if Keesha was the 3rd or 4th one to graduate... ha, ha, ha, ha... I said she was number 6! Oh, yeah, you do have lots of other kids! :) Maybe that means they aren't around enough... But, it is easier knowing that Keesha will be at Powell for a year, so she'll be around a lot. It also makes it double hard to lose her because she is my Laurel President (make that was) and she really did her job well. She was like my 4th counselor ;) and now I have to train someone new! I guess that comes with the territory :) 

She's just lovin' it :)

Her two escorts.... I think she's cuter than them :)

They're just really excited to get their picture taken :)
(Mykel & Keesha)

So Proud :)

Now that's how she really feels!

The elementary School had their annual Fun Day... Mat had a good time doing all the activities. Here, he is completing the obstacle course. As you can see by the blur... he is running really fast :)

In this race, they had to hold the ball between them and run to the next person in the relay... Mat just decided to pick up his partner and carry him...

Passing the baton... again... the blur 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"Tag" your it!

Since I have been tagged, here goes... The rules: A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning. B. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves. C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asks them to read your blog.

1. I was born in Lovell, WY along with my twin sister, Ranee`.

2. I grew up on a farm near the 'small' town of Cowley, next to the big city of Lovell. (We did all our shopping and dating in Lovell!).

3. I am the youngest of 7 children, meaning I am YOUNGER than all of my OLDER sisters! :)

4. I grew up loving horses and animals, even though I eventually developed an allergy to cats! (It must be because I played with them so much while growing up). I especially loved playing with our german shepard, Queen.

5. I am the mother of 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. They are awesome kids and I'm glad they're mine!

6. I'm married to the coolest guy around :)

1. Ranee`
2. Jill
3. Ashleigh
4. Chauna

CERT Training

I was just looking at some picture and saw these of my CERT training. For those of you who don't know what that is: Community Emergency Response Team. I learned how to behave if a disaster were to happen in our area. On the last day, we did a mock disaster and I got to be triage leader… I learned, that is was very hard to mark kids as 'dead' and to decide who needed immediate treatment and who could wait… especially when your daughter is one of the 'victims'. All in all, it was a very informative and interesting class. I also learned a lot about fires and emergency preparedness… something that the Church teaches constantly. So, I have decided that I need to revamp my emergency plan and be prepared in case something really does happen!

Charri and Mike, he's patching her up… her eye is covered because the eyeball was hanging out… eeewww!

 Charri, again… looks kind of real, huh!

As part of our training, we had to 'lift' a very, very heavy concrete slab by using the 'cribbing method'
Using leverage and cribbing to lift up the slab

It's getting higher… apparently, there was a 'victim' under it and we had to get him out.\

Carola and I putting out the fire…

Savanna, the 'victim'

It was really kind of gross… her insides were hanging out and I didn't tag her as dead… Of course, she was moaning very loudly and thrashing about… kind of hard to be 'dead'

Getting her out… the two man carry wasn't as easy as it seemed…