Archive for August, 2009


Come Join Us!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Announcing The First Annual AYLI Family Festival

Friday, August 14th, 2009

At This is the Place Heritage Park

1:00pm to 7:30pm

Join us for a fun filled day of:

*Carnival Games – tickets sold for only 50 cents each
*Curriculum Fair previously loved books and curriculum at yard sale prices – open to all event attendees. Curriculum donations are gladly accepted at the main AYLI Curriculum table to help raise funds for AYLI, or you may rent a table for $10 to sell your own curriculum from 1-5pm.
*Knights Quest (open to all boys 12 and under.) Come build a sword, learn the virtues of a Knight, be Knighted and participate in a mock battle. Two sessions to choose from – 2:00 to 3:30 or 3:30 to 5:00 for your quest. Limited to 100 boys per session, only $5 a boy.
*Old Fashioned Tea Party (open to all girls – and Moms too if they want to come!) Learn some etiquette, sample ribbon sandwiches and other delicacies, try some herbal fruit tea, and learn to dance the Virginia reel and other pioneer dances! Only $5 a person. Two sessions to choose from 2:00 – 3:30 or 3:30 to 5:00 for your Tea Party. Limited to 72 people per session.
*Yummy Food for Sale, including a family dinner at a great price and lots of delicious snacks throughout the day.
*Free Entertainment provided by great local talent – Door prizes will be given away throughout the evening!
*Vendor Opportunities – have a business you’d love other families to know about? Have a product you’d love to share? Rent a vendor table for only $10 from 1:00 to 5:00. Open to entrepreneurial youth too!

All proceeds will benefit American Youth Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization that reaches hundreds of families, providing fun and educational clubs for youth ages 6 – 18. Come find out more about us, and the wonderful events AYLI has to offer! Contact Noreen at gibbonsfamily1@ gmail.com with any questions.

This is the Place State Park is an authentic pioneer village with many fun and educational activities. Ride the train, dip candles, see a real old fashion printing press at work, visit an Indian village or take a pony ride. The park is offering a substantial discount to families attending The AYLI family festival, only $2 a person! The normal entrance fee is $6 per child and $8 per adult. (Let’s do some math! A mom and 5 children would cost $32 normally. Come to the AYLI Family Festival and get in for $12!) The park opens at 9:00 am, so come make a day out of it. If you’ve always wanted to see the park, now is your chance!

Been A While

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

I know it has been a while since I posted, again. Very disappointing, I know. As my sweet SIL Tani was helping point out I am living in quadrant one right now. I really need to get into quadrant two, but it is going to take some serious work.

We just got back from a family reunion for my husband’s family. We had fun, and it was great to be out of range for any service on my cell phone. I was where I was supposed to be, and I didn’t feel the least bit guilty that no one could call or e-mail me. LOL. We are planning on having the reunion in Florida in 2012, and we are planning on doing some family fundraisers to help us get there. So, if anyone would like to have a bang up wonderful Polynesian show put on let me know! 😉

We have eaten the first peaches from the tree in my back yard. Yum! There won’t be enough to bottle any, I don’t think. I’m pretty sure they will all just be eaten fresh. 😛

I was recently called to be the Young Women Secretary in my ward. I am happy that I am going to be in there with my two oldest. I plan on working on my personal progress again. I guess I can earn it again as a leader, so I think it would be a good way to encourage my daughters to work on theirs as well.

Here are some pictures that I am very late in posting.

Mmmmm!  Bananas!

Mmmmm! Bananas!

Feeding herself

Feeding herself

I got her to look at me.

I got her to look at me.

Stand for Something.