Tuesday, September 07, 2010

First Day of School 2010

When we first moved, or knew we were moving to Santaquin I looked into the schools and decided to enroll my kids in C.S. Lewis Academy, a charter school here in town. My kids didn't complain about it, but they weren't necessarily thrilled with the idea. I thought that smaller class sizes might help them, and I felt like the uniforms would be a good thing.
Throughout the summer I was having major anxiety about this. I just couldn't settle and feel good about my decision. Many people have done similar and loved it, so I kept trying to convince myself that I would too. I knew because of the change it would take some getting used to, so I left things alone.

About 3 weeks before school started I changed my mind. I just couldn't rest with my decision, so I pulled them out of C.S. Lewis and put them in the local elementary. AAHHH, finally I can rest. I don't know what it was about it. I guess it is just not for us, at least not at this time.
Excited to start on their 1st day!

Alyssa was a little nervous and shy at first. She didn't want to go in her classroom or anything. A few girls came up to meet her, and introduce themselves, and she still was a little hesistant. Finally I got her to go in with her teacher, and she seemed to relax a little.
Here she is with Mrs. Nilson.
Overall they are thrilled with where they are at! They have loved their classes and their teachers, and seem to be making friends and adjusting really well. Finally now I will be able to sleep at night! :-)
Here's to a great school year!

A Day at the Children's Museum

One of the last Saturdays before school started, we decided to take the kids to the Children's Museum at the Gateway. We hadn't been up there yet, and Preston had got a coupon for us to go, so we figured why not?
Here is the kids outside the museum. Cade refused to get in the picture. I think he was ready for a nap at this point.

And you can't go up to the Gateway without playing in the Splash Pad! I guess we should have brought our full blown swimming suits!

We definately had a fun day!

Orchard Days Parade 2010

Eric had to go to guard the weekend of Orchard Days, so it was just me and the kids for the Santaquin Days Parade. They always love to see the floats, horses, motorcycles, and of course getting the candy!!!
It was perfect weather, and slightly overcast, so not too hot! I just posted our favorite parts that I was able to get on camera. Enjoy!

The End!

2010 Usborne National Convention

This year we were Flying High as we attended Usborne National Convention in Tulsa. My picture taking skills seriously lacked this year, so I aplogize now for mostly crappy pictures! :) Here is a picture of Friday morning Supervisor Training.
Here is me pictured with and getting an autograph from Jez Alborough, one of our amazing authors/illustrators. He is famous for our Duck in the Truck Series!! Listening to him speak and read his own stories to us was awesome!!! I still can't believe the only picture I got had my eyes closed. :(

A shot of the banquet room with all consultants!

Our creator Peter Usborne, speaking.

Here is Randall White (the CEO) and Jez Alborough, with Kira Green (another amazing author) visiting our team pajama dinner Friday night.

Here we all our in our pajamas. This was fun. Just like a huge girls night out sleepover!!

Here is a shot of me with Peter Usborne. I had him sign one of our new titles.
He is a funny man!

And here is all of the Dynamite Gems team after the Saturday night banquet! What a great bunch of ladies!!!

See you in 2011!!!

2010 July 4th Wittick/Warren Family Reunion

Over July 4th weekend this year we headed to Buffalo, Wyoming for a family reunion. Eric's grandma has wanted to get all of her family together for a really long time, so they tried to make it happen for her. There were so many pictures to choose from, but I just picked a few highlights and threw them into a slide show!

It's great to see family that you haven't seen for a long time, and meet new family members you didn't know you had. :-)

My kids had a blast with their cousins!!

Monday, September 06, 2010

Ward Camp-out 2010

Just a few weeks after moving in to the ward we were able to go to our ward camp out. We had a really good time, and it was fun getting to know more people in the ward.

Kids loved playing around.

Bubblegum blowing contest.


Trying to get "cleaned up" for the day.

Heading to breakfast.


A friendly little mouse we found hiding in the rocks.

Learning to cook with an apple box oven. Pretty cool!

Overall a really fun time. Can't wait for next year! :-)