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Going geocaching with the Jones's!  The first geocache was near an old cemetery and was found easily by the boys.

The Jones's put in their trademark baby while we put in an eight ball sticker (hope this isn't our trademark though.)  We took out some tiny dried flowers.

The next geocache was more difficult to find.  In fact, we never did find it :(  Travis Jones has a rep for dreaming of where the geocache is hidden, so as soon as he does, we will go back and find it!

These two were no help.

Boys playing on the hill.  Sylvia had a cactus injury.

House Husband

Over the weekend I went with 21 other women to hike and camp in Havasupai.  The hike was a total of twenty or so miles and not being a hiker, outdoorsie, a runner or an anything, I am very proud that I made it out alive and what's more, with a great experience.

The very best part of the trip was when I got home, the house was clean, Joey had fixed our waterfall/pond, he also enlisted the kids in helping him clean the schoolroom (that we have never actually used as a schoolroom yet because it's been such a disaster.)

As you can see he also did a few loads of laundry, swam with them, and took them to the movies.

Friday morning Joey dressed the kids up as cows (with Isabel's help) and got free meals at Chick-fil-a.  As you can see we are not afraid to sacrifice our children's dignity for free food.

Sylvia looks thrilled.

This picture makes me laugh.  Both her feet are an inch from the ground.

Joey also took them to the zoo.  I think Joey needs to be the house husband, or I really need to go on vacation by myself more often.


Wizard of Oz Tea Party

January was a full month, starting out with a horrible computer virus, then packing like crazy to move, finding out we might not move, and then eventually moving.  Not meaning to complain, just saying, it's been inconvenient to keep record of what we've been doing.  But as you can see, same old same old...

After learning about the Maori people of New Zealand, we tried to paint each other's faces like them!  No thanks for the Hitler mustache Sylvia.  And I love how Luke drew pokemon balls on Isabel's cheeks and the Legend of Zelda triforce on her forehead.

Maori Warrior

Lately I've been finding hundreds of pictures just like this one when I upload our photos.  Hazel has become quite the sneaky photographer.

I remember my big sister always had the best ideas and I am pretty sure Sylvia feels the same way about her big sister.  I sure feel like I could use an orange slice on my forehead at the Isabel Spa right now.

Spa beauty table.  (I love it when I go to a spa and they floss my teeth for me!  Actually I've never been to a spa, maybe they do that.)

Sylvia got the "Chicken Pox."

Isabel made her own TV and DVD player out of our moving boxes...

...along with some DVDs.  (The Wizard of Oz Tea Party is my favorite.)

Thank you for the warning signs.

Luke and Isabel's piano teacher, Mary Woods, is also a fantastic quilter.  One day a week for quite a few weeks Isabel has been quilting at Mary's home for hours making this beautiful quilt.  I can't even express how grateful I am to Mary for taking the time to teach and work with Isabel.  I know Isabel enjoyed every minute of it and it has been a great confidence booster for her.