Monday, March 9, 2009


Sometimes I try to do too much.

Or maybe I just wait until the last minute to get things done.

Either way, I haven't had time to blog lately.

To see what Hayden has been up to, check out Hillary's blog.

After 5 years in Cub Scouts, Carter crossed over to Boy Scouts. The boys walk across a bridge and are greeted by the Boy Scouts from their new pack. The ceremony was held during the Blue and Gold dinner. We are very proud of his commitment and dedication. He hopes to earn Eagle Scout someday.

Hayden, the four year old, has developed the mouth of a smart alec teenager. After I was gone working on the yearbook yesterday afternoon, I walked into the family room, he turns and looks at me and says, "Well, look who decided to join us."

Griffin's 2nd grade class (all 3 classes) performed a musical, 12 songs from around the world. One of the songs was Guantanamera, never heard of it? How about One Ton Tomato? One Ton Tomato is the parody of Guantanamera. The kids did a great job singing in many different languages.

I did have time to do the Incline again with my friend Chandra. It was her first time and she did great. I hope to get up there again soon.

Ben is done with refereeing basketball for the season and it is nice to have him around more.

We are still planning our driving trip to Southern California for spring break and we may have picked up a passenger or two. My dad and his cat may join us. The cat would be a one way trip only. What could be more fun for the 17 hour drive than adding a 66 year old grandpa with a hearing aide and a cat who hates being in the car.... Just kidding, I am sure having Grandpa along will be a huge help. He can drive and help entertain the boys.

I have a backlog of work to do also. Real work. The work I get paid to do. I have a (very) part time gig doing marketing work for a local restaurant group.

And so that is what we have been doing, or should be doing. Hopefully I can find more time for the blog between the paying and volunteer work. Thanks for understanding my lack of time management skills.


Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

We used to sing Guantanamera in my Spanish class. Every Friday we would sing songs and learn was so much fun! Now I have Guantanamera in my head...I will be singing it all day!

Good job on the Incline! My husband informed me yesterday that he wants me to go hiking with him and one of our couple friends this summer. They are looking at Mt. of the Holy Cross...have you ever hiked that one? I am not totally sold on it because I have never done the whole hike/camp thing.

MeKimka said...

Hi Laura- I'm surprised Griffin lived another day after that comment.
We drove long distance with a cat- Remember Tasty, my grey one that Vikki took and I think left to the coyotes? Well, he yowled the whole time and I thought he would bolt each time we stopped and let him out, he didn't pee for 3 days and lived. So try to avoid having to search for a cat in the desert when all you want to do is get there and have a margarita.

Elaine A. said...

Sounds like you've been busy! And will continue to be...

And that trip sounds like a blast! ; )

Kristen said...

Wow you had the bridge ceremony? My oldest will be starting scouts this month but I have seen the bridge ceremony. That is just as big as a milestone for the parents as it is for the boys.

Dana said...

Sounds busy! Hubby's aunt told me the other day that she'd hate to be me right now because I have so much on my plate. Ha, I guess that's when you KNOW you have a lot going on.

I have been part of the way up the incline, but we never hiked the whole way. My aunt lives in Co Spgs, and we have been up Pikes Peak a few times. Unfortunately it's been YEARS since I've been there. It's such a beautiful place, I'm jealous (just a little). You are making me want to hike here though.