Thursday, December 10, 2009

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER!

Merry Christmas!! This has been another one of those years. But our family is holding strong, sticking together, and making it through. Here is an update of this year.

Cameron- He is in his last semester at school and then will be graduating. We went to Priest Lake and had a fun time there. Really, there isn't a whole lot to say. He got a new job driving bus for the city, a graveyard shift at Bannock House, and on call at Colonial Funeral Home. On top of his 18 credits, we don't see him much. But good things come to those who wait. :)

Katie- I am still a stay at home mom. I was the assistant varsity volleyball coach for my second year at Pocatello High School. However, I spent the first half of the season coaching the Freshman team cause they didn't have a coach yet. It was a lot of fun, and overall we improved our record from last year. I have a lot of time to read during nap time and bed time, so I take advantage and go at it. I really like the books from David Eddings. I highly recommend, or the Hunger Games Trilogy.

Amanda- She is now 2 and is very active. You can't take your eyes off her in case she gets into something she shouldn't. She enjoys climbing, bookshelves and counters especially. Her favorite color for the moment is Pink...I know...what am I going to do. :) She likes Cheetos, Cereal with milk, Peas, Salad, and Treats. She is still small for her age but to me she is getting really big. She copies things we do and say which means we have to be more careful in those areas.

Overall, our family is doing well, looking forward to this upcoming year with new adventures and new experiences. Thanks for being part of our Family.

Love

Cameron, Katie and Amanda Homer

Monday, November 23, 2009

NEW MOON


So it wasn't a let down! It was really good. I thought the acting has even improved from the last one. My birthday was a lot of fun. I went to the temple and did initiatories, then went to Johnny Carinos for dinner. We ran into my cousin Troy and his wife Trudi there. We chatted for a bit and I found out that Troy's birthday is on the 9th so I will remember that from now on. After we were almost done with our meal our waitress came up and brought us a piece of cheesecake and said it was complements from the table we were talking to earlier and Happy Birthday! I was excited for the cheesecake, and then she continued and said that our bill was also taken care of. :) I was in shock a little. I didn't know what to say. That has never happened to me before. And they had already left so I couldn't even thank them. So I'm doing that now. THANK YOU!!! I don't think they know how much that meant to us. Especially during this time in Cameron and I's life. After dinner we went to the movie and it was amazing. And yes...Cameron did go with me and yes...he did like it. So the day went well. The next day we went to Utah for my cousin Alex's wedding. It was very nice and good to see all of them again.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Moon Premier!


Ok...So I am going to the New Moon Premier on Thursday night, at midnight, and I'm really excited. However, I'm not the die hard fan that I'm sure everyone else there is. I'm going because all my sisters are going, it's my birthday, and my mom was paying for my ticket, so really...why not. Besides, I have to admit that this one looks a lot better than Twilight. And it rightfully should considering that they had a lot bigger budget on this one than the first. But it should be good and I look forward to seeing it. And then, I won't have to worry about seeing it later if I don't want to. :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

HALLOWEEN and FALL FUN!

This year we had a good Halloween. Amanda dressed up as an Umpa Lumpa from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. She was cute. We also have had fun doing things this fall. Here's my pictures.
My little RockStar!

She loves her glasses!


We went shooting and before we left Amanda put on our ear protectors and rode her bike.

Cameron throwing Amanda in the leaves.

Cameron and Amanda after they jumped into the leaves!


Me putting on Amanda's face paint for Halloween. She was pretending to put some on me too.
Her outfit after we were all done.
Amanda with Jenna.

Amanda walking up to a door to trick or treat.
Amanda knocking on the door.


Amanda and Grandpa.
Clean up time after the big day.
A close up of her lovely face. And it didn't stain her face. :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

THE LATEST!!

A lot has happened since the Priest Lake Vacation. Cameron and I had our 3rd Anniversary. We went to Salt Lake, stayed at the Pavillion Inn and then went to a session in the Salt Lake Temple. It was really awesome. I started coaching another year of volleyball as the Assistant Varsity. However the first half of the season I was coaching the Freshman cause we didn't have a coach. But the second half we got one so I went to help Varsity. Cameron is in his last semester of school, we hope. He is taking about 18 credits and working around 35 hours total at all his jobs. We don't see him much. Amanda had a birthday and we threw a party for her at the Homer's house. I put some pictures up. It was a lot of fun. She turned 2 and I was a little sad cause she isn't my little baby anymore. She doesn't look it or act it so I was sad but it was still fun.

I made her a Finding Nemo cake! :)

Amanda opening her first present.

These were some of the people at the party.

Cameron

Aunt Ray, Jarom, Linsey, Savannah, and Meg

Dan, Kelsey, Jenna and London

Great-Grandpa Ferrol

Grandma and Grandpa Rhoades, and Rylie

Popsie

Spencer and Becky

Trevor

Amanda and cousins. Opening a present

Amanda got a bike. She was so excited as you can see. We didn't get a picture of the whole bike with her on it cause all the other cousins kept getting in the way.

Amanda blowing out candles
Eating the Nemo cake and Ice Cream



Sporting her new wings and feather scarf.



Amanda wearing her new outfit, wings, and reading her new book.



Playing her guitar. I lights up and plays music. The whammy bar drives Cameron nuts. But I can honestly admit, I don't even notice the noise. I'm excellent at tuning out.

That's the update of my family.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

PRIEST LAKE

Priest Lake was a lot of fun this year. Amanda got in the water more and she really liked the boat and sand. Here are some of the pictures but I will probably post more of them later.



Cameron, Dad, and I playing a game up at camp.



Cameron cooking breakfast for us. He wore the beanie to keep his head warm now that he is bald.



Amanda in the sand.



Playing in the water.



Cameron throwing a ball to someone.



Cameron and me in the boat. Yes I did go to Priest lake even though I'm not in many pictures.



Amanda and Morgan in the boat. Amanda is still in her p.j.s cause we got up early and went skiing.



Amanda had a hard time staying in camp so we made her a harness. She didn't like it much.



Amanda was really tired and so she laid down on the ground while attached to her harness and fell asleep. We joke that she reminds us of how a dog would react.



Amanda eating Huckleberry Ice Cream from the store.



It rained a few days we were up there. Amanda was dressed for though in her raincoat.



Amanda in Cameron's goggles.



Breakfast time hugs.



Good morning kisses.



Amanda and Cameron in the boat.



Amanda and Cameron in the boat.



Amanda on the beach in her Ariel swimsuit.



Amanda laying on a towel listening to an ipod.



Amanda, Mekelle, and Morgan laying out listening to music.



Me and Amanda on the beach playing with our sand toys.



Just a little rest in the hammock.



Amanda putting up her new camp chair.