Friday, November 16, 2007

Band Trips

Having been a "band geek" myself I chuckled when Morgyn decided to go into band last year. Well when she came home saying Mr. Saul had decided where the gr 8/9 band trip is going I was scared. Ok, drum roll. California here they come! Yep he has decided to do a band trip to California.

Now as a mother I have to think back to my own band trips (which I might add didn't start until gr. 10). They were fun, yes they were. There might have been a few illegal drinking activities going on. Said mother might have gotten caught in the act on said band trips, and then getting herself suspended. Ooops.

But I digress. I as this mother had to decide whether I wanted to send my child off without us into another country for 5 very long days. I needed to put my fears aside of doing so and come to the conclusion that she is being offered a chance of a lifetime. So we decided to let her go!

Sounds like it will be a fun trip I mean Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, Mission Beach and a trip to Hard Rock Cafe. I think I am jealous LOL. My band trips went to Moose Jaw, SK.

I will not lie and say that I'm not scared to death letting her go all by herself, but going as a chaperon isn't feasible with 2 other kids. But again I can't let my fears control me. Anyone have any tips on souvenir shopping LOL??

Monday, November 12, 2007

Time Flies

It seems as if it has been forever since I have posted. Then I think WOW I really have a boring life, he he he. Ah well what can ya do?

We have had some colds floating around the house, mainly Morgyn who in turn shared with me. UGH, we teach this kids to share but come on there has to be a line right?

As November creeps on I get more and more excited that Christmas is on the way. I love the holiday season so much. There is nothing more peaceful to me than a decorated Christmas full of lights. Turn off the lights, plug in the tree and I am done in, I could sit for hours.

This years is kinda fun, I am participating in my 1st Christmas "swap". I have had a great time shopping albeit humming and hawing on whether I think my swap buddy will like what I have selected. I have read she likes homemade stuff, so that is always right up my alley WOOHOO craft time is coming. I have a Christmas card exchange going on also with cards heading all the way to the UK and Australia, how fun is that! Finally I have a secret Santa pal who I am sending off too. I love how the Internet brings you so much closer to all over the world.

This past weekend I helped my Aunt put together a scrapbook for her friend, a 1st time scrapping for both of us. So from Friday night 6pm to Saturday afternoon 3pm (we did have a break LOL) we put together a 50+ page album for her friends "50th" birthday. My Aunt didn't enjoy this so much, my advice was as such "Don't wait till the day before to start"