Sunday, November 30, 2008

I was so thrilled to have Family come out for Thanksgiving. We had My Mother, My Brother Dan, his wife Maureen & their two kids Will & Kate. My Sister-in-law Tiffiny & her two kids  Kolby & Kamri.  We are thankful they made the long trip here to see us,  we had a fun time with them.  


Here are some pictures of some of the fun things we did.  Shaun brought home from work the game "Rock Band".  We all had to give it a try but I think the teenage boys liked it best.  

Since the kids were having so much fun at home and didn't want to leave, the adults took a drive to go see Pea Ridge Battlefield park. A civil war site.  It was a beautiful day.

Of course while we were gone this is what the boys were doing. Don't they look dangerous?

The weather was very nice, about 70 degrees.  The girls decided it was hot enough to jump on the trampoline with the sprinkler under it. They pestered so much that we finally gave in, they lasted about 10 min. Swimsuits in November? 

What a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I am Thankful!

I love my  family and chickens.  I am thankful for family and cousins and flowers and food and clothes or you would be naked. And mom and dad and water and you. 
Love, Aleena  

I am thankful for my family, and I love my mom & dad and I just turned five years old and I had a Barbie cake, I loved it.  I loved my presents from Samuel & mom.  
Love, Isabelle

Dear people,
        If you are reading this you will know a lot  about me!  I've got 3 sisters and  2 brothers. There names  are Sarah, ME, Aleena, and Isabelle(sisters),Dan and Shem(brothers). I have 8 people in my family.I love my family.My favorite food is lots of stuff but mainly ice cream. I love snow very much. My bff's are Reagan, Madison, and Allison. I'm thankful for my family, friends, and food. Sincerely,
                                                                                                                                        Hannah                             P.SI,m #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!                              

I am the oldest granddaughter on both sides of my family. I LOVE dogs!!! I'm very thankful for my family. I am 11 and the oldest in my class. I am in 5th grade. I have the ultimate awsomest, coolest, funniest,funest,etc. teacher in the whole wide world!! (drum roll please) Mrs.Vannatta!!! 

Dear Reader, 
  I wish to thank all my friends and family, for what they all do for me, and the fact that they are my family.  I am thankful for my religion and my bishop, Bishop Scott, and his counselors.  I am thankful for my chance to live on this earth and for my Father in Heaven.  I am grateful for His son, Jesus Christ, who died so I could live.  I wish you all a great fall, a great Thanksgiving , and a Merry Christmas.
Shem Sedrick

Sup peeps.
I guess i am thankful for my parents and heavenly father  and relatives and a wonderful house and a country where we are free but soon we won't be because a certain person won the election and now we are all in big trouble, but I am thankful anyways.

I love this time of year ! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I am looking forward to my family coming out to share the holiday with us. I have enjoyed having my mom here with us. I am thankful for so many things it is hard to name them all, so I will say this I am thankful to my Heavenly Father who has blessed me with everything I have.  I am so thankful for friends & family, We love y'all.
Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 16, 2008

the last birthday of the year

When we saw this sign we just had to get a picture.  The reason is  we have a nephew named Josh Jenkins.  Although he is a little to young to be running for city council and he lives in another state.  we thought of him every time we saw one of these signs.

Hannah got some Mom time this weekend when  she came with me to a smocking retreat.  We stayed in a house on a lake, worked on sewing projects and ate very good food. The ladies loved having Hannah there. We enjoyed our time together.

 We had our last Birthday of the year.  Isabelle turned 5 on Tuesday. She was very specific.  A yellow doll cake (gem princess), an umbrella, and a mood ring.  She got diamond rings to share with her guests.  She was so happy to have her Birthday finally here that she didn't even complain when it was time for the "Spanking Machine"!    
* On a side note: Isabelle has found a best friend. We had a family move into our ward and they have a little boy named Samuel just Isabelle's age and they became fast friends. His mom and I wonder if they knew each other in a previous life.  There is a picture and a little story about the two on her blog that you can link to on
the side, it's the Scates Family.

Our first (Bakers) dozen eggs, every morning it's a fight to see who gets to check for the eggs.  When the kids get home from school the first thing they ask is "how many eggs did we get today?"  Now that the days are shorter we have been turning on a light so that they will keep laying eggs. The eggs right now are really small but I believe they will get bigger.  You can see the size comparison of our egg next to a store bought large egg. 

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The first week of November

We decided to have a little fun on our own.  We begged (not to hard) my mom to watch the kids for us on Fri. so Shaun & I could go to Silver Dollar City by ourselves.  It is a theme park with rides, shops, shows & demonstrations. We got season passes this year and every time we take the kids we are going in all different directions, and we never get to do or see the things we wanted to.  So we figured it was our turn, we had such a good time I think we will have to do this more often.

This week I took Mom for a couple of different drives. The first one was to Pea Ridge National Military park.  It was a civil war sight.  This field we are looking out at in this picture is where one of the battles took place.  As we were enjoying the peace and beauty of the scenery it was hard to imagine the events that happened there.  
The second drive we took was on the Pig Trail, so named because it is like following an actual pigs trail that winds this way and that. Also it was used by people coming to see the Arkansas Razorbacks play football. It was a very pretty drive.

Here is a little sneak peek at the new Jerry & JoAnn Sedrick Home.   25 days left!!!  

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Spooky? Well not quite.

Halloween costumes:

Sarah - Tinkerbell from the book  "Peter & the Starcatchers"

Isabelle - Cowgirl with a chicken in the background for a more real effect.

Shem - Mathmagician from the book "The Phantom Tollbooth"  ( this is so totally a Shem costume!)

Hannah - A foxy Fox, enough said.

Daniel - Link an Elf from the "Legend of Zelda"  (of course in his cool sword swinging pose!)

Aleena - ? She could not decide what to be so she just wore a Halloween outfit and 
put on a hat for 
Moms pleasure.

Sarah had her 11th Birthday on Tues. She wanted a dog cake so this is what we came up with.  A cake with paw prints and little toy dogs all around it. She was very happy with it, of course the next best thing would have been a REAL dog.  We have told her if she wants a dog she will have to save $100 so that we know she is serious about it. So far she has $60 I am figuring that by Christmas she will have enough $.  Grandma got her a dog book for kids that has all kinds of information for her to read up on & prepare for.   ( What are we getting ourselves into?)

My Mom flew in on Mon. to stay with us for 2 weeks we are very glad to have her here. We have not had much of a chance to do anything with birthday, costume making & halloween.  We did make little time Sat. to go see the Wal-mart Museum & today we went for a sunday drive to see the fall leaves & Parley P. Pratts grave.  Next week we plan on doing a little more sight seeing.