Thursday, September 17, 2009

The new school year.

This will be our 5th year of homeschooling. It has gone well so far. Eric, Parley, Jarom and Mary all seem to like what we are doing this year. We were able to get a small scholarship to take some computer classes at a school called, High Tech High. Jarom is taking a class where he is learning to make computer games. He is really loving this class. He has already made 3 computer games. Parley is learning web design. He is also enjoying his class. Eric could not get the scholarship because he is taking one class at West High. But they will let him take one class for free and he will take that next semester. It is a 3D modeling class. The fun thing about the scholarship is that Jarom and Parley will get free netbooks. They are pretty excited about that, but they have to wait until the end of their first semester. They also have to go to a computer fair and show off what they have learned. They are also enjoying their other subjects. Jarom thinks we spend too much time inside so we decided that we would go out and do something outside once a week. So far, we have been swimming in the great Salt lake and we flew kites twice. This week we are going on a bike ride. Eric is driving now and he is also looking for a job, so if you know of any good jobs for a great kid let us know. I got Mary a bunch of workbooks for her age level and she has a big science book and an art book. She pretty much does her own thing. She spends lots of time going through the workbooks. I read the science book with her, and we do math together. She practices the piano now without me getting after her. I think she is starting to like it. Eric does all of his school work on his own. He is playing the piano more and that make me happy. Parley also does most of his stuff on his own, but he likes me to help him with Algebra. We also read his literature book together. He could do it on his own, but I like to read and discuss the stories with him. Jarom, does his school work without complaining. I need to find him a few more things to do. Jarom is also having fun playing the piano. He seems to have a gift for being able to listen to a song and then play it. He has been having fun trying to play the latest popular songs.

It is about time I posted something.

When we first started this blog, I was going to post faithfully, but as you can see that has not happened. For those of you who are wondering we did finishes the triathlon. It was a great experience. For some statistical information. In January I was 156 lbs now I am 140LBs. I know I am brave for posting my weight, but I am excited that I lost the weight. I still have a few pounds to go. In January I could run 3 times around the indoor track. 9 times around is a mile. Now I can run 6 miles. In January I could bike 5 miles now I can easily do 20. I could probably do more, but I havn't tried. In January I could swim 5 laps resting after each lap. Now I can do 25 or more. It has been a wonderful. Journey. I feel really healthy. I am still working out, and I plan on doing 1 or 2 triathlon the summer of 2010. Jay thinks that he can beat my time. It will be fun to have a friendly competition. I appreciate all of the people who have inspired me to do this. I thank Jen for being my workout partner and doing the race with me. She was determined to see that I accomplished my goal. I was so excited when she crossed the finish line.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Triathalon training

We have had more than 10 workout sessions and still going strong. We are getting stronger and faster and gaining more endurance each workout.
If my life wasn't busy enough. I decided to particitpate in Savior of The World. 4 stakes are getting together to do it. Jarom and Mary are also in the play and Parley is on the stage crew. It will be tons of fun. I get to be Mary's Mother in the play. I thought that was pretty ironic because I have been Mary's Mother for over 9 years. I was not expecting to get a part. I am a bit nervous I don't mind the singing part, but the speaking is a different story. I am excited to get to know everyone in the play. It will be a wonderful spiritual experience. It will also be fun to have some of my children enjoy it with me.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Hi, We are still going strong with the training. I figure if I keep others updated that we will keep going. It is still January after all. Jen is amazing. Saturday we did 3 miles on the bike. I ran 1 mile and Jen ran/walked almost 1 mile and we swam about 10 laps in the pool. We also lifted weights. We just keep plugging along. The sad thing is that I gained 3 pounds. I hope it is muscle. Our reward is going to be education week at BYU. That keeps us motivated. 1 week without house work and time to ourselves. We will also get to listen to great speakers. We will also be very healthy and strong.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Today was the first day of triathalon training. Jen Warner and I are going to do the Share a smile triathlon in Orem. We are well on our way. We got up at 5:00 a.m. and headed to the South Davis Recreation Center and rode bikes and ran and swam and lifted weights. Go Us!!! If anyone wants to join us feel free. It feels so great! Oh ya, Jay came too, but he is not doing the triathalon. He says he sinks instead of swims. I will keep you all updated on our progress. I realize this is January, and most goals are broken by February, but we are going to stick with it to the end.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008