Archive for the ‘Everyday Life’ Category

You know dinner is good when…

Thursday, November 25th, 2010


…you drink the leftover gravy from the plate.

Mesa Crime Lab

Monday, November 22nd, 2010


Justin’s den got to play CSI tonight and get a tour of the Mesa Police Dept Crime Lab.  They saw everything from the DUI testing area to ballistics where they fire the guns.  This picture is outside of the firing range/water tank and shows a whole bunch of confiscated guns.  Was a really cool tour and the boys had a great time!

Micah rolling his tummy

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Micah walked into the room doing this and we had to get it on video. Apparently Justin taught him…and he’s a quick learner. We couldn’t stop laughing!

Justin learned to fold the flag

Saturday, November 20th, 2010



At cub scouts last week, Justin and his den (“The Freedom Fighters”) learned how to fold the American flag properly.  Here he is practicing.  Way to go Justin!

The second picture is of Justin doing science experiments at the most recent meeting with “igor” and the “mad scientist” (a.k.a. Tim and Harlem).

Fridge lock

Saturday, November 20th, 2010


Clamp style child lock at Target:  $2.  No more broken eggs: priceless.

In Memory of Doris “Nanie” Scott

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

My grandmother passed away on Monday morning after extended illness. She was loved by many and left many imprints on a lot of people…myself especially. Her legacy is her faith in Jesus Christ, and that she is responsible for most of our family having personal relationships with Him. Perhaps the most loving woman I’ve ever known, I am overjoyed to know for certain that she is now with her savior in His loving arms, leaving her broken body behind.

This video was created in her honor, to remember the legacy she has left in us.

Nanie Slideshow from Drewser on Vimeo.

Scouting Popcorn – Deadline 10/30

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Justin’s Webelos Den is selling popcorn and I didn’t even know about the online option until today. So, with ordering ending in less than 2 weeks, I’m posting this now as a last ditch effort to get more sales! Each scout has a goal of selling $90 of popcorn, so will you help him get there? 70% of the proceeds go to his den and pack (not to mention a patch, awards, and other little things Justin gets).

Follow this link to order…you MUST use this link for Justin to get credit (or the link in the emails some of you got):

On a personal note, I can’t believe the options they have for this compared to when I used to sell it…Turtle, Carmel, Chocolate…it’s NUTS! (har har)

Here’s the “official” email:

Did you know you can help me earn my own way in Scouting?
Just click here and place an order on my behalf. Trail's End has
made a lot of improvements this year. All microwave products are
made with canola oil and all caramel products are naturally sweetened,
so there are plenty of healthy, flavorful snacks to choose from.

70% of your purchase will be returned to my council, my unit
and my Scout rewards. Online purchases help us fund fun,
educational activities and help more kids experience all the
things that make Scouting great.

Thanks for your support,


Monday, October 11th, 2010

So….yesterday I was taking a moment off of bed rest to sit outside and enjoy our cooling weather (in the 90’s) to watch my hubby work on the bug to get it running to have a nice surprise delivered to me!! 

While I was sitting Peggy and Sarah from our home group drove up and had a paper wrapped gift, some flowers and an iced chai from Starbucks’s.  As I opened the paper wrapping I realize that special Sarah had made a beautiful purple vase at As You Wish Pottery just for me.  And what made it especially special to me was that she had written “cherished” on one side of the vase.  It was one of Sarah’s vocabulary words from spelling last week and she told me it meant “to be loved and never forgotten!” 

As I write this my eyes have filled with tears to realize how much our family has been blessed by so many people since I have been placed on bed rest (again)!  I can’t thank everyone enough for all the deliveries of wonderful food, the house cleaning, help in the backyard, helping with taking and picking up of Justin from school and the wonderful help with Micah.  I hope one day our family can bless all of you as you have blessed all of us!  God bless to all of you!!

“Uh oh…”

Saturday, October 9th, 2010


Micah decided it would be a good idea to have eggs for lunch.  He did not think it would be a good idea to ask for help.  This after most of the broken eggs were put back in the container.

Playing with glasses

Monday, September 27th, 2010