Saturday, November 29, 2008


John and Christine started the day by going to The Turkey Bowl which is a traditional Football game that men from our church play. It's always The Young Men versus The Old Men and usually The Young Men win which they did yet again this year! John has gotten hurt just about every game he has played in the past, but this year he made it through injury free-YAY! Madeline, Caroline and I went for the last 1/2 hour of the game then we all headed up to Farmington to my Sister and Bro in Laws, Betsey and David's house. We had a wonderful day and delicous dinner! The girls had lots of fun playing with their cousins. We were also able to meet the newest member of the Hyde family, Lola, a Bull Dog. She actually came with the name "Big Momma", but that was changed to Lola. She is really a nice dog and snorted right through the dinner prayer, it was hilarious! We spent the night, it was so nice to relax and not have to worry about driving the 1 1/2 hour ride home at night. All in all, it was a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Our Trip to Bangor!

Last Weekend we drove up to Bangor for the Morse Football Game. I used Priceline yet again and bid on a 3 star hotel thinking it would definitely have a POOL and low and behold they gave me a Sheraton with NO POOL!! NO CANCELLATIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS! The kids and John were pretty upset with me because of course the Pool is always the big highlight of the hotel stay. At any rate we decided to visit a Community Pool in Hampden during their "Family Swim" time. This visit made up for my mistake
and we all had a fun time swimming and going on the water slides. We had a Chinesedinner at our friends the Scotts House. It was fun to catch up with them and
the kids had a ball playing with Olivia, Kiersten and Henry. Saturday morning we met our friend Gene Fizell for Breakfast at Dysarts. Dysarts is a Landmark in Maine and a place we miss because they have yummy homemade food and great breakfasts! Gene actually is one of the persons who recruited John when we first moved up to Maine from Mass 12 years ago. After Breakfast, we headed to Bar Harbor for the Football Game. Morse won 10-7 so are the 2008 Eastern Maine Champions! It was a great game and Bath hadn't come that far since 1972! Unfortunately they lost the State Championship yesterday, but we are proud of how far they came this year! All in all we had a fun couple days away.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


November is a month set aside for Gratitude. I just want to say how Thankful I am for my Sisters. I honestly don't know where I would be without them. I have 4 of them, 2 of which I was able to have lunch with today. We had so much fun laughing, talking, complaining and just plan catching up! It was great!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Celebrating the BIG 36!

So I turned 36 last Wednesday! How did I celebrate, you ask? I went and got a new Drivers License in the morning. I love how the DMV asks for an updated address, but not an updated weight! According to my License I am still the same weight I was pre kids 12 years ago (30 pounds less then what I REALLY am)!!! Hey maybe, I'll be that weight again someday, so it's really not worth it to change it now! My friend Nat took me out to Maes Cafe for lunch- Thanks Nat for a yummy lunch- it was fun to catch up! I had a Yummy Lobster for dinner while my family ate Fish sticks and Onion rings (I know, I can't help it that they don't like Lobster!). John and the girls picked me up a Chocolate Cake which was Delicious and gave me some Perfume I'd been wanting and a Morse HS Tshirt- Thanks Guys! 36 years goes by soooo fast, I can't believe I'm almost a Mid lifer!!!

High School Football!

Last Saturday we took the kids to our High School Football away game in Winslow. We have lived here for 7 years years and have never been to one. It was a bit chilly but lots of fun! We had our friends Sydney and Scott with us too! Morse is in the Playoffs and is doing Awesome this season and has now shut out the last 4 teams they have played! We know a few of the players from town here and one from church! The girls also enjoyed seeing the Cheerleaders in action, some of which helped teach them. Morse plays MDI next Saturday, so we're keeping our fingers crossed for another win!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The girls had a ball Trick or Treating this year! John was actually able to go with us and worked after we were done, which was nice. Sherry Masters gave them these really cool skeleton head toys that they love! You can actually see blood and brains when you squeeze the heads, they are lovely, so I had to get a picture. We had fun catching up with people we don't see often. It was great to see our old neighbors from where we used to live! It was a fun night, the girls are still coming off their sugar highs!!!!!

Maine State Museum

Last Friday Caroline and I went with Maddy's class on a Field Trip to the Maine State Museum. I only was in charge of Maddy, her friend Michaela and Caroline, so it was a nice group. There was lots of things to see that were extremely interesting. It's amazing how much heritage the town we live in has. There was a whole display on the Popham Colony which was founded in our town by the English in 1607 before Plymouth and Jamestown. There was also lots on Ship building and there was a replica of the St Mary that was built in Phippsburg. It collided with another ship on it's Meridian mission, however parts of it are preserved at the Museum. We also saw lots of Indian Artifacts and the kids got to try to make there own Arrowheads! There was a display about the Indian Settlements that were in the Aziscohos Lake Region (this is the lake our Camp is on). I remember as a child visiting the Archaeological digging sites on our lake, it was really neat. My Dad actually found a bunch of Arrowheads during that time. Anyway we had a great day and a trip to the Maine State Museum is well worth it!

End of the Cheering Season!

Madeline and Christine cheered for their last 2008 game last Thursday. They had a Pizza Party and Awards Ceremony afterwards. They really enjoyed the program and often are making up cheers at home! They received Trophies from Coach Kim which they are thrilled about.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Childrens Sacrament Meeting Presentation!

The kids had their Sacrament Meeting Presentation at church last Sunday!! This is a program that is dedicated to the children and happens once a year! They did a great job and sang the songs wonderfully. This was the first time John and I were able to sit in the audience without any children as Caroline was old enough to be in the program this year- it was a weird feeling, but nice at the same time. These were the kids parts-
Caroline: "Jesus Christ showed me how to do the will of Heavenly Father."

Madeline: "The prophet holds all priesthood keys and leads the Church as directed by the Lord."

Christine: "I will live now to be worthy to go to the temple and do my part to have an eternal family."