Sunday, January 4, 2009

Pinky Update

This is Cameron. I am getting really tired of my tired of my hand being in a half cast. The wrap comes off a couple of times a day (maybe that is because I mess with it constantly - I don't know). It is getting kind of annoying.

Last week my mom took me to the doctor to see if I could quit wearing the cast. He took another X-ray. Unfortunately, my pinky is not healing as fast as it should. You can see on the X-ray that there is a small piece of bone that is not attached to the rest of the hand. That is the problem that we are trying to fix.

The bottom line is that I am going to have to continue to wear the cast for another couple of weeks. Oh well - I just wish I had a wrap that is pink!

Treasure Hunting

For Christmas we got a GPS so we could go GeoCaching. This is a high tech term for 21st century treasure hunting. There is a webpage that lists hundreds of thousands of treasures that have been hidden around the world. You type in your zip code and it will describe hundreds of items that have been hidden in your area. The site gives you lattitude and longitude coordinates. Pop those into the GPS and away you go. The GPS will get you close and then you have to hunt around until you find the treasure.

So far we have found five different cache treasures. Some have been as big as an ammo box. But one was just a small mint tin hidden under some rocks by a coffee shop. A couple were hidden inside light poles. Very tricky!

The larger cache's have trinkets for you to take as long as you leave something for the next guy. The smaller ones only have a log for you to sign.

We are now working on hiding our own cache for others to find. Let us know if you want to go treasure hunting with us sometime. :)

Let It Snow...

This is Ryan. I think I am tough...but my mom thinks I am nuts. I had a good Christmas with my family. We went up to Holbrook to grandmas house on Christmas day. On the way up there we were disappointed because there was no snow. We stayed at a hotel for the night. On the second and last night we were there we said goodbye to every one and left. On the way back we stopped to play in the snow with our cousin Holli Mennaga. It was 19 degrees outside and after we had a snowball fight I took off my shirt and two jackets. I am so masculine. Do you like my guns??

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bless Us All

It's Megan here to give an update on what is happening in my world. So as most of you know, because I posted a blog about it earlier, I just did a play called "A Christmas Carol." In the show my favorite song in the whole show was a song called "Bless Us All." This was the song where I had a couple really big solos. But the reason it was my favorite was because of the message the song portrays. In the scene prior to the song Bob Cratchit, my "husband", toasts the Christmas dinner to evil Mr. Scrooge. My character gets really upset because she feels Scrooge is a vile, wicked man. But then little Tiny Tim, who sees the good in everyone, convinces my character that maybe Scrooge doesn't deserve such harsh criticism. That leads into the cutest song ever. We made many of the people in the audience cry every show. It was super fun! The beginning of the song you can't really understand because Tiny Tim is 4 and really quiet so the first lyrics are the following.

"Life is full of sweet surprises, every day's a gift

The sun comes up and I can feel it lift my spirit

Fills me up with laughter

Fills me up with song

I look into the eyes of love and know that I belong"

Here is the link so you can hear the rest of the song. It isn't the best footage because it was filmed by a parent in the audience who didn't have the best seats.