Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Posted by Tara Krumm at 10:25 PM
We went up to Sierra Summit this year to play in the snow. The whole drive up was rainy and foggy but as soon as we got there it was sunny for two and a half hours. When we left it started snowing. We had a great time at the campground we found. We had a hill for sledding, a bathroom to ourselves, a picnic table, a rope swing and a bridge. We had a great time and thanks to our snow suits we lasted a long time. We also made a snowman and the kids made snow angels. We hope to always carry on the tradition of finding snow at Christmas time.
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Jacob has three parties to attend each year. We got to go to Ventura one weekend, Avila Beach one weekend and also a party in Bakersfield all in December. We had a great time dancing together at all of the parties, enjoyed the good food and free hotel stay on the beach for two of them. It is so nice to be able to get away together atleast once a year.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 10:07 PM
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The Girl Scouts visited the San Juaquin hospital and caroled this year on all the floors. We enen got to walk the halls and sing to everyone. Afterwards we went to Grandma Richards house to celebrate her birthday and have cake and homemade ice cream.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 9:53 PM
Monday, December 1, 2008
I can't believe it is over! I went to UVSC in 1995 with a goal of being a math teacher and I just now thirteen years, five kids, and four Universities later got my Bachelors Degree in Mathematics Education. The whole family was there to chear me on. I loved showing the kids how important this was to me and I hope it will be important to them too. Thanks to all of those who supported me and helped me get through school. Savannah calls me "the mathematician" now, they were waving at me though the whole ceremony it was awesome. I was the only one graduating with a family picture with five children you should have seen all the looks.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 10:49 PM
We got the Christmas spirit early this year. We already have our lights up our Chrismas cards ready our shopping done and our house decorated. The kids were a lot of help. Hannah even helped me make a wreath for the door this year. We are excited for the holidays.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 10:44 PM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Good news! Hannah and Nate are not moving to Idaho and we are seeing them week on and week off now! We are very excited about having them more and being a family more regularly. Hannah and Nate are also excited about the news. We were in court from 8am to 3pm. Thank you to Mom, Jeanne, and Brittany for all the help with the kids so we could be gone all day. And thank you all for your fasting and praying we were truely blessed today.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 8:29 PM
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well I was going to put a picture of me on this post but I do not have any. I need to get lessons from my sister Tenille on self portraits.
I am walking the stage December 1st (yes that is a Monday) at 2pm at CSUB. I finally did it and I am so excited so I wanted you all to know. I have earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics Education. It only took me 13 years but who is counting, it is finally done! I will post a picture in my cap and gown their might be a picture taken of me that day I would think. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Posted by Tara Krumm at 10:03 PM
Jacob was going to the beach for work on Veterans Day so he invited us to come along for the day. We had a great time digging, the girls made their own small lakes, they even went into the waves and we found sea enemies. I loved spending the day together as I always do.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 9:34 PM
Savannah came home excited with her award for the honor roll. She also just got glasses last week. She loves them she picked them out herself. She started saying that she had a hard time seeing things and she was right she needed glasses. She loves seeing things far away that she couldn't before. It wasn't hurting her schooling though she is doing really well. Volleyball just ended last week too and she loved being on the team. She is looking forward to soft ball next.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 9:28 PM
Friday, October 31, 2008
We all got to go the the church for Trunk or Treat. We played games (Jacob was incharge of the pumpkin toss game and he was so cute with all the kids acting like they were actually what they were dressed up as) Savannah, Hannah and Kaylie won goldfish again this year and we actually had somewhere to put them this time and they are still doing good. They had a spook alley and a jump house too. The trunks were all decorated fun and Paige was afraid of most of those. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Posted by Tara Krumm at 10:39 AM
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I found a way to be able to sign up Hannah to Gymnastics and she is so excited. She is already caught up to Kaylie and loving the bars, vault and the balance beam. They are even on the high balance beam already and they do it very gracefully. The white specks is the chalk they put on their hands, they always use too much but they love it.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 9:58 AM
Savannah wanted to play volleyball again this year with the Veterans and she is having a good time. Her coach is Victor and there are six girls on the team. They get to play the entire hour of the games. They are all getting their serves over pretty consistently this year. Jacob helped her with her serve at the park last week so we will see if she can do it at the game tomorrow. She has two more games left. All of her sisters are eager to join the volleyball team next year too.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 9:50 AM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Posted by Tara Krumm at 6:32 PM
We finished earning our animal badge this week by doing a puppet show with animal puppets we made. The kids all got a turn to introduce their animal and share something that they learned about their animal. We are having lots of fun with Girl Scouts this year and I love spending time with the girls.
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Savannah started her second year of volleyball and she is off to a good start. Instead of last year when we were a little surprised when she got her serve over or returned the ball this year we are surprised when she doesn't. She is having a great time with the team and since there are only six of them they all play the whole hour of three games. Savannah is trying all the sports this year.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 6:16 PM
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Posted by Tara Krumm at 9:39 PM
I was going through the girls clothes and Paige saw this dress and wanted it on. She then found her white dress up shoe but couldn't find the other one. The cept saying I lost my shoe over and over so I called her Cinderella and she loved that it is her favorite princess. She still wears that dress whenever she can around the house. This dress was Kaylie's dress from 2004 when Tanya and Billy got married. I can't believe that Kaylie was that little and that Paige is already that big.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 9:33 PM
For Activity Days this year they had the girls make cars with their dads and race them. The race was all about the girls and they had fun. Jacob was the most enthusiastic dad though I was even asked to control him and I assured him that I couldn't. It didn't help that they got first place in five of the races. They worked on it together and had a good time doing it I loved that they got to do this together and that they were so successful.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 9:29 PM
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We had family over for Jacob's Birthday party. We had lazagna his favorite. The kids all got him something from the store and that was the most entertaining part other than the "I'm Too Sexy" karayoke by Jacob. Savannah got him a reading light and a brain puzzle. Hannah got him a radio with headphones for him when he is working out and a multi tool. Kaylie got him Mike and Ikes and silly string which was used up by Jacob seconds after he opened it. Nate got him highlighters and a shoe polish kit. They picked them out on their own and loved giving it to daddy. After cake we started with karayoke and we had a great time Sam, Grandma Richards, Savannah, Kaylie, Hannah, Jeanne, Tara, and Jacob performed. Jacob was the life of the party of course and we all celebrated having him in our lives.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 9:09 PM
Friday, October 3, 2008
Well I did it I got trained and I am a co-leader for fourteen girl scouts including my two brownies. Savannah still comes even though she is a Junior Girl Scout. We are having fun and the girls love that I am involved with them. We finished our science tryit by blowing up balloons using baking powder, we are working on the animal try-it and the Quest try-it also. The girls love learning new things and I love doing it with them.
Posted by Tara Krumm at 11:09 PM
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Andy came over to play and we had a Care Bear Tea Party these two love being together and they play so well together.
Fish Story: On the first day of school while we were getting ready Paige decided to feed the fish half of the can of food. I was upset because we would have to clean out the tank but I didn't worry about it because I was going to clean it out with Jacob that night. When the girls got home from school the fish started acting really strange they were floating around and flipping on the the top. One even jumped out of the tank but it was dead when we found it. Savannah was the brave one that got it with tongs. We watched about eight fish die in 15 minutes! We got the survivors out and got them in a seperate fish bowl. When Jacob got home he cleaned out the tank. While transfering one was already dead and another one flipped out into the garbage disposal. Jacob tried to get it but he couldn't and I was to scared to reach in so we had to put it out of it's missery with the garbage disposal. We have six survivors and they are still doing well today a couple of weeks later.
Thad's Birthday: We just got back from celebrating Thad's birthday at his house. The kids had a great time on his new swing set he made. Thad got some gift certificates and shirts. We had a great time catching up, will all be getting together tommorrow for Labor Day at G&G Richards and the kids are very excited.
My Talk: I spoke in sacrament meeting today on courage to choose the right. I was not too nervous before I got up I had practiced and all seemed fine but I lost it a little the spirit was so strong. I still got my message out and people seemed to enjoy it by the comments I got but I think it was best for me, I loved how much I grew from the experience.
Next week: Well Wednesday is my first day working at Liberty High School. A couple of weeks ago they called me and offered me a job three times a week for three hours from 10-1 tutoring math. I am excited but a little nervous I haven't been working out of the home since I had Savannah. I am also starting as the co-leader for Troop 112 on Wednesday so this is a big week.
Buck: Buck was missing when we got back from Thad's Jacob has been looking for him for a couple of hours and no luck. We usually get a call but he didn't have his collar on hopefully he comes back.
Well that is about it for this week.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008
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Monday, August 18, 2008
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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