S: January-July 2011
1: START MY OWN BUSINESS | RUN IN A MINI MARATHON, GET MY OWN CLASSROOM | gET MORE gEOtRAX tRAINS | lEARN TO ROCK CLIMB, AND GET LEGOS | IN 2011 WE WILL...
2: The Lindleys and Kublnicks welcome 2011
3: We celebrated New Year's Eve playing games in our PJs, with good friends.
4: Jedi Tyler Jedi Nicolas, Jedi Sha-Diamond Jedi Kade Jedi Tristen, Jedi Luke Jedi Joshua
5: HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY TYLER | Making light sabers | light saber training | Using the force
6: what is it? what is it?
7: The force is strong with this one. | Tyler conducted his birthday song then he spun around and quickly blew out his candle.
8: Enjoying one of the last bearable days in January. Found all three caches!
9: Kade using the force to stop Daddy.
10: Did someone say GAME NIGHT?! We went up to Misty and Jared's for a little fun with Sha-Diamond. We made ice-cream sundaes, played guitar hero, and relaxed!
11: "The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.”
12: Kade showing Poppy exactly how to fix a sink.
13: The creek next to our house.
14: OH NO! COME BACK!
15: Slumber Party with Sha-Diamond! | slumber party equals date night! | At Uncle Jared and Aunt Misty's
17: You do the hokey-pokey and you turn yourself about, thats what its all about! HOT DOG | Trying to make a Mommy's heart warm.
24: D A Y S in first grade | Tyler's 100th day party came at a really busy time. I stayed up until about 1 am getting Tyler's 100 Day t-shirt, collection and treat ready for him to take to school. WHen he came home, he had a 100th Day packet with the question, "Who helped you with your 100 day collection and T-shirt? Tyler's answer: My Daddy.
25: Apparently Kade did not get enough for dinner & decided to help himself.
28: Painted wooden sculptures. | what to do, what to do?
29: Bake banana nut bread. | Camped out! | Build a fort!
32: Talea's 5th Birthday! | Princess cake | Pin the Crown on the Princess...no peeking! | Presents too!
33: Dr. Suess Parade Originally Tyler wanted to be The Lorax...yikes, thankfully he decided Cat in the Hat would be awesome.
34: Our creek that is usually ankle deep and three feet wide. Grew and GrEw and GREW! | Our little rain issue...
35: Our Charlie
36: Tyler's First Grade Suessical Presentation April 29th Tyler was WONDERFUL! He was very animated with the song motions and sang every word. Daddy video taped the whole thing and Tyler loves to sing along with himself when he watches it.
39: Visiting the Briggs Family
44: Kade fell asleep on the couch and Tyler wanted to make him as comfortable as possible. | Tyler's ''cute pretty please eyes''
45: Planting flowers (weeds) for Mommy.
46: On Kade's first game he was so infatuated with his "fan club". He exclaimed to the coach, "I know those people! That is Mommy, and Daddy, and Poppy, and Nana, and Aunt Harriet, and Grammy!" The only problem was, he was making introductions while SLOWLY walking towards the home base.
48: On his first time up to bat Tyler hit it past the second base into the outfield. He is a pretty big deal! | The catcher's gear was so loose on him, he could hardly walk
50: Lemonade Day!! | Mayor Sally Hutton
51: Run, run as fast as you can!
58: New Orleans with Josh & Heather
60: Dustin and I had so much fun in New Orleans. But, New Orleans was one of the dirtiest and smelliest places we have ever been to.
62: New Orleans bury people above ground because the city is below sea level, so any coffin buried in ground will pop up and float. Multiple family members are buried in one tomb. According to a local ordinance, as long as the previously deceased family member has been dead for at least two years, the remains of that person is moved to a specially made burial bag and put to the side or back of the vault. That coffin is then destroyed and the vault is now ready for the newly deceased family member.
63: The steps and walkways once led to homes, but they were washed away during the hurricane. | The blue poles in this structure signifies the water height when hurricane Katrina hit.
64: On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi. At $84 billion, it became the most expensive natural disaster, as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States. Over 1,800 people were killed by the storm, with 1,577 in Louisiana and 238 in Mississippi. Boats and barges rammed buildings, pushing cars and houses inland, with waters reaching 6–12 miles from the beach. The damages Katrina brought were so bad that 80%percent of New Orleans was flooded when the levees to the city broke.[Most of the people killed by Katrina were thought to be from drowning.
65: On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the City of New Orleans and killed 1,577 people. Hardest hit was the Lower 9th Ward where more than 4,000 homes were destroyed by the storm and the surge of water caused by the breach of the Industrial Canal levee. Two years later after Katrina when actor Brad Pitt toured the city, no progress had been made in the Lower 9th Ward. Still, the community was determined to rebuild. After meeting with local families, Pitt established Make It Right to build 150 green, affordable, high-quality design homes in the neighborhood closest to the levee breach. | These homes are built specifically to be environmentally friendly. They use solar panels for the energy in the house. The house to the right is designed to float if a storm causes flooding again. Only hiccup with that is when the water recedes where will the house settle?
66: The boys playing with Yogi Bear at JellyStone Park. In the morning they woke up Yogi out of hibernation by banging on pots and pans. Then the did morning stretches with Yogi. Throughout the day they went swimming, fishing, quick break to eat lunch with Yogi and then they danced and played games with Yogi. | SO TIRED
67: We came, we saw, we left. Maybe it was because it was SO hot, or maybe it was the sweaty, plump man who decided he would be more comfortable without a shirt on who sat right in front of us...somehow we decided that one race would last us a lifetime. | INDY 500
69: Camping in South Dakota with Grandma and Grampa!
70: We learned how to: | Drive a wagon. | Make corn dolls. | Spin a rope. | Twist straw to warm a house in winter. | Grind wheat for bread.
74: Kade pretending to be a flower so a butterfly would land on him. | perverted butterflies.
76: I'll save you!
78: Playing with Ellie and Erin.
79: The last mission in NASA’s decades-long space shuttle program is now underway. Atlantis rocketed into orbit today at 11:29 a.m. on July 21, 2011. It is flying at 17,500 mph around the Earth. The mission, STS-135, will catch up with the International Space Station in two days. The space shuttle launch marks the last in NASA’s history, closing out a government-funded space program that lasted 30 years. “The shuttles always going to be a reflection of what a great nation can do when it commits to be bold and follow through,” said astronaut Chris Ferguson, commander of the mission, from the cockpit of Atlantis just before pushing into space atop a billowing cloud of fumes. “We’are completing a chapter of a journey that will never end. Let’s light this fire one more time, and witness this great nation at its best.”
80: Forth of July Part 1
81: Forth of July Part 2
82: How to help your brother climb a tree: