Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Pied Piper

The Missoula Children's Theater came to Chillicothe this week to perform the Pied Piper. Aspen, Denver and Greeley all tried out for parts. Denver and Greeley got roles, Denver is a cook and Greeley a towns person. They will be rehearsing all week and hit the stage next Saturday.

Saturday finally came after all the practices.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

March for Life in Washington DC

March for Life

Steve, Aspen, Denver and Greeley traveled to Washington DC with a group from Saint Columbans Catholic Church to attend the 37th Annual March For Life. Here you can see Fr. Tom and the rest of the St. Columban's group marching, there were 32 in our group all together. We are the ones in the maroon stocking caps.

Steve, Aspen and Denver arrived at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Washington DC at 6:30 am after almost 24 hours on a bus. They attended daily Mass there before heading off to see many famous sights around the Washington Mall including a trip up the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial and a few hours in the Museum of American History. We all went to eat at Hard Rock Cafe on Thursday Night.

Friday morning we got up and went on a tour of the US Capitol Building. After that we line up in the March and March down the Mall up Capitol Hill and to the Supreme Court with close to 400,000 other people from all over the country. After the March for Life we all walked down to Union Station and ate supper. The bus then picked us up and we drove straight through back to Chillicothe at 3 PM Saturday afternoon where we had Mass with the Group.

Julia's Kitchen, a scene right out of the movie:

Saturday, January 16, 2010

State Geography Presentations

The Kids Home School group had state presentations this week. Aspen and Mikelle's presentation was over the State of Wyoming. Denver, Greeley, and Malachi presented Colorado. They all did very good. After the presentations they spent time moving from different activity stations learning about North American Geography. We all spent the afternoon at the YMCA, with the Millers, swimming and playing basketball.

Friday, January 8, 2010

RIP: Christmas Tree

Steve got a suprise day off today! He left for work, and returned home not even 10 minutes later. The snow was drifted at least 5 feet over the road. Later the snow plow came by, and he got stuck in that same drift!
Some of you know that I had decided to leave our Christmas decorations up until Candlemas, which is Feb 2. After the tree falling over twice, I decided it was time to take it down. From there, things just dominoed, boxes were out, so I just kept pulling stuff down, several hours later, the house was dusted, swept, and everything was back in storage until next year. Whew!
Aspen, Denver and Greeley spent a good portion of their day out in the snow! They built some really cool snow caves and they shoveled! They kept hoping the neighbor next door would see them, feel sorry for them and bring his bobcat over. That never happened and they shoveled the whole driveway. Steve cooked them some ribs for supper as reward! Update! It was only Aspen and Denver that scooped the driveway, Greeley kept their energy levels and body temps high by supplying them with all you could drink hot cocoa.
A few nights ago, Steve, Aspen, Denver, Greeley and Mikelle headed out into the cold for "owling". Next on the agenda was trying Snow Ice cream. Steve stirred up the cream while Aspen, Denver and Greeley went out to gather the snow - NO YELLOW stuff! It was a hit, especially with chocolate syrup.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years Day Visitors

All the Giffee Children made their way to the Whitsons on New Years Day for dinner and white elephant gifts.

On the menu is Turkey and Dressing, Black eyed peas, cinnamon rolls, chili, a special bean dip and lots of other items.

Uncle Tom was still struggling with his identity theft issue from a couple of weeks ago and came dressed as the uni bomber.

The white elephant drawing featured many gifts including toilet paper, wind chimes, Dave Ramsey Money Management Kit, snuggie, latern, rubics cube, calendar, somraro plus many more. The winner of the annual "DRG Christmas Goose" was Katie Giffee.