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Monday, October 24, 2016

Hike to Table Rock, Boise Idaho

Along the foothills that line Boise Idaho is a cross that sits over the valley. The cross is set upon rock and it's called Table Rock. 

My walking group from Boise SparkPeople set up a walk to hike up to Table Rock.
I heard it was a difficult hike and I was pretty scared to do it. For me, it's always difficult to do something unknown and that I haven't done before. It's completely outside of my comfort zone. 

I debated back and forth if I was going to join the hike. Finally, I just had to push myself outside the door and make myself do it. I know the only way I will live a beautiful life is to challenge myself and push outside my comfort zone.
We met at the Old Penitentiary off of Warm Springs Avenue.  
 Hiked up to Table Rock with my walking group at 10am Saturday morning. It was a great view of the valley with the fall leaves.  Too bad there was a haze over the valley this morning - but still beautiful.
 There was a huge fire around the 4th of July started by fireworks. You can see how much burn area there was.
 The cross that over looks the Boise Valley.
Even though I had to push myself out the door to do something outside my comfort zone and something I haven't done before I did it. I'm glad I went and know that I can do this! It wasn't an easy hike but so worth it! Yea!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Cutting Away Honeysuckle Vine - Huge Job!

I've been working hard on cutting down the honeysuckle vine on the garage and preparing it to get a new roof. The estimate for a new roof on the house and garage .... wait for it .... $ 10,262. Gasp. It's got to be done - oh yea! Anyway, I've been killing myself to get it cut down. 
Before and beautiful Honeysuckle Vine

 I hate it and will never let it get that big again. I almost caved and called someone to come and do it for me, but I'm just too cheap. I really loved it in full bloom, but I just let it get too big. It was about 3 feet in depth and about 3 feet over the roof. 
Here it is with most of it cut down. 

  I still have to cut more down and clean it up off the garage, but the main focus was getting it off the roof. I have a huge pile of vines on the cement pad - I've bagged about 20 bags full, filled my city issued garbage cans 4 times. 
Oh man ... it's such a huge job. But.... I'm so happy I was able to get it cut down off of the roof. I've moved this pile of vines to finished bagging up to the corner of my yard. 

It will take me a while to get it all bagged up and thrown away. I thought about getting a dumpster delivered to dispose of all the vines. However, again I'm too cheap. The city does leaf pick up for free when it's put in paper leaf bags in November. I'd rather do free then pay for it to be thrown away. It is a little difficult to get the vines in those paper bags without ripping the bag, but it has to be done. 

At least the roof doesn't have vines on it anymore and is ready for a new roof. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Enjoying the Giraffes After 4 Mile Walk

Enjoyed a nice walk with Kathy and Barb from the Boise Idaho SparkPeople group.  
 We did a 4 mile walk along the Green Belt and Boise River. 
Kathy and Sondra
 We ended by the Zoo and the Giraffes were out.
Barb and Sondra
 It was a beautiful morning - I love fall. Happy October.

Monday, September 26, 2016

2017 Primary Monthly Theme Pages

I've been working on the 2012 journal binders for my CTR 7 class. I'm trying to get a head start so that I'm not working on them during the Christmas holiday.

 I decided to make my own pages this year. I know there are a lot of cute ones with scrapbook accents like I used last year, but last year was very expensive to print them out for each child's binder in my class.  With the thought of being  more budget conscience, I decided to simplify the pages.

You probably have figured out by now in my weekly lesson journal pages, that I like real pictures - not cartoon pictures. I really like what they ended up looking like and I know my children will LOVE their journal binders.

I'm using the front page of the 2012 Sharing Time outline for the front of the binders. This works out really great for my CTR 7 children who will be baptized this year.
 Back of the binder - pictures from Behold My Little Ones, Nursery Manual. The wording is from the Primary manual - the purpose of Primary.


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