Tuesday, May 10, 2011

5th Grade Science Fair

Marquel had the opportunity (alright had to) participate in the Science Fair this year. She choose Orbeez. Orbeez have been used since the early 1930's. They are still used today in plants, table decorations, and kids grow them, play with them, and in our case they are sitting in the kitchen. It was a lot of fun to watch Marquel try different experiments with the orbeez. Crazy to think they are the size of a pin when you start to grow them and then end up the size of your pinky.
Marquel didn't place in the fair, but when I asked her if she was sad that she didn't she said "Heck NO!" I don't want to do this again. He project was very popular with the other kids, and even had parents asking where they could buy them.
Way To Go Marquel! You did great! :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

You Learn

Just a really neat poem, that I came across while I was surfing the net. Isn't it amazing when looking for answers you sometimes find them in the craziest places. I love the lessons that can be learned from this poem.

You learn.

After a while you learn the subtle difference

between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning

and company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts

and presents aren’t promises,

and you begin to accept your defeats

with your head up and your eyes open

with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,

and you learn to build all your roads on today

because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans

and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn

that even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,

instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure.

That you really are strong.

And you really do have worth.

And you learn. And learn.

With every good-bye you learn.

- Jorge Luis Borges

Thursday, May 5, 2011

How I want people to feel

Yes. This is how I would like people to feel around me…

Sometimes you meet somebody who just exudes contentment and you feel happy and safe with them, as if all is okay in the world and you lack nothing. Everything is easy and you are fully accepted as you are, no matter who or what you are. These people make us feel whole and good about ourselves.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

Happy Easter everyone! Hope you all have a Great day Love the Mitchell

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Christmas 2010 in photos

As like every year, we travel to both Troy's parents and then to my parents. This year we had just as much fun, getting to see Santa, open gifts, and eat lots of food. Christmas is such a fun time to be able to spend time with family! Love the holidays!

Feeding the Deer

At the cabin we always seem to have quite a few deer stop by and eat the deer food that we leave out for them. Infact that eat so much of it that we now have a small herd that are permanent residence. Marquel and Troy love going out every morning to see what the deer had ate, and if they need to leave some more feed. One this specific morning Marquel and Troy went to feed the deer only to find that all of the deer food was gone. Marquel decided that she would leave a special treat for the deer. An APPLE! (Now deer don't usually eat apples, but these deer were special, and they did eat the apple) With eating the apple Troy had the bright idea to put out a salt lick. So off to IFA to buy a salt lick and then to set it out and wait and watch to see if the deer will try it.

First Time

When January rolled around Troy had made the decision to pursue a new career in Welding, so moved himself up to Manti to attend Snow College, while he is loving Snow College and life as a student he is really missing family life. Marquel and I try and go up at least twice a month and then go and do something fun. On this particular trip we decided to take a walk out on the ice! This was Marquel's first time! We were able to see people ice fishing and hear the ice shift and move under our feet! We had such a GREAT time!