Always Have A Dream

Always have a dream
Forget about the days when its been cloudy,
but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated,
but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about mistakes that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons that you've learnt.
Forget about misfortunes you encounter,
but don't forget the times you luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen.
Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right,
but don't forget to always have a dream.

- Amanda Bradley

Monday, December 21, 2009

Closer and closer to that Black Belt!

This past Saturday Cody tested for his brown belt. He didn't want to go at first, because he thought said he "didn't feel comfortable" with his form. I convinced him that he would do just fine if he did the best he could, and that the rest would come. Well he did great, I knew he would remember all of his moves once he got started. It was awesome!

Here is part of his routine with his Nunchakus.

Part of his form.

This was some of his Sparring. I tried to keep him centered, but didn't have a lot of luck. There were
so many people there and not many places to sit, and the place I sat happened to be the spot everyone had to walk by!

Class picture

Cody with his instructor (Mr.Faett-5th degree black belt) & Mr. Faetts boss Mr.Lance (with 17 world championships under his belt)

Take care and smile, Christmas is almost here!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Big History Week

Before I get started with this post I just wanted to tell my hubby I had a very nice time on our night out for our 15th anniversary! And thank you Mom & Dad for watching Cody for us!!

We had fun with Cody's class this past week. Mike & I  volunteered to be chaperones for their 'Big History' week, and when I say all week I mean all week! They went every day last week all day long (8:30-2:30). We spent most of the time at the Historical Museum. On Monday we walked to the Capital and spent some time there, actually I missed Monday because I had to work, then Friday we walked to the Hall of Justice for an hour or so. It was a long week, but it was really fun, especially having tour guides at the historical museum. It was really interesting! Their teacher had a lot of fun assignments for them to do, for instance she had them, at one point, pick out 4 or 5 artifacts from any of the many exhibits, draw a picture and explain why this particular artifact was important. She had many things for them to do. It was really a neat experience for them.

This is the Historical Museum where they spent most of the time. Most of the exhibits they studied were on the 2nd & 3rd floor. The other half of the museum is the library, where they learned about looking at news papers on micro-film, and also learned a little about geneology. They actually let them look up relatives, from the 1930 census on the computers.

Watching, listening, and learning. They had quite a bit crammed into those little brains.

They walked around with their pens and notebooks, did the assignments and drew their pictures.
With all they had to do, I'm surprised they had as much fun as they did!

....and have time to play too!!

The State Capital

Hall of Justice

All in all it was a very interesting and informative week. I think everyone had fun!!

My Favorite Actors/Actresses

  • James Dean
  • Cary Grant
  • Myrna Loy
  • James Garner
  • Simon Baker
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Julia Roberts

My Favorite Movies

  • Mama Mia
  • Lord Of The Rings
  • Harry Potter
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Pretty Woman
  • All Thin Man movies
  • All Cary Grant movies
  • All James Dean movies

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today - James Dean

Best friends forever!!

Best friends forever!!

Cody & his guitar

Cody & his guitar