Monday, April 27, 2009

Megan & her Mom

Megan & I got back are spring portraits from school today. I am very happy with them. I think Megan's looks so nice. They really do a good job at life touch. Next year the school is going to be going through a different company I can only hope they are just as good.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Beautful Family

What a wonderful family photo

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ashley had a track meet

Ashley had support from Rebecca, Megan, Grandma, Terry and her Dad, Erin and Phyllis came. Erin also had a boy in track.

Ashley did the triple jump

Ashley doing the triple jump

Ashley at the start of the mile

Ashley after her first round

Ashley finished with a best of 7 min 47 seconds

Eva at UW-Baraboo

I had the chance to visit with Eva yesterday. She has a break from 11am to noon and the swimming pool I attend is closed at 10 am for cleaning. Eva bought me lunch again at the school. I had a Portobella Burger. That is a mushroom that has been fried and made to look like a burger, (for all you who aren't into the anti-meat things). They put onions, etc on it. Wasn't too bad for being healthy.

Great news about Eva for next year. She got signed up for all her classes which will include Math first thing in the morning, Anatomy and Physiology (Biology) and the lab for that class, Literature (Jane Austin), Heredity, World History. I have the whole schedule if anybody wants more specifics.

Eva was also asked to be an Ambassador for the University. That means she would take people on tours and help at university functions. There are only a handful of people asked to do this. She was also asked to be a Peer Mentor to help incoming Freshman adjust to college life.

She was asked by one of the staff to help out in the Computer department. She isn't sure exactly what she would do there. She will also help at Kids' Ranch like she has been this year. She helps to tutor people ages 7-12 who seem to need extra help with English, etc. She is very busy and it doesn't seem to be decreasing for next year.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Just a reminder

Just a reminder to anyone who wants to come. Megans Spring Concert is on Thursday May 7th at 7:00pm at her school.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hiddy Ho Fosters! It's your long lost crew from Columbus, GA. Just got back from our wonderful vacation in Hawaii. A quick update on the clan, Art is still working as a range instructor until this summer when he will leave for Drill SGT School. There he will train for nine weeks. I've just started back at my new job at Aflac. I'm now officially an insurance agent. Anyone need a policy?...LOL Little Art is still exceling in school. Since we kept him out of school one extra day after spring break we disrupted his perfect attendance. :-( Little Marlee is doing great! She is now about 18 lbs and 27 inches long. She will be tall just like her daddy. And as you can see from the picture we've gotten her ear's pierced. She really enjoyed the trip to Hawaii and was very spoiled by all just like her brother. My older sister now calls her "Sunshine" because she is always smiling. My Grandfather calls her "Angel" because he said she's as sweet as one. And my mom calls her "Mrs. Aloha" because she is always happy. Trust me she answers to all. I just call her my "Sweet Pea" which is the nickname that her daddy gaver her. We miss everyone very much and are going to try and make a trip out to WI this summer. Look forward to seeing you all soon. Huges and Kisses for all!!!

New PINK Shoes

Megan stopped by as she and her mama were walking home from school. She has new bright PINK shoes. She picked them out herself. There were silver ones but she chose PINK because that is one of her favorite colors. The other 2 colors are purple and light blue.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The smiles tell the story of the hunt

Easter Inside

The food was good and the company fantastic. Kandy Horrer made her dessert sugar free which I appreciate, Isabella lost a tooth, Jonny found a sugar free dessert, Jerry furnished the spiral ham and Rebecca organized an Easter egg Hunt, Mary set up all the tables and got things ready. Thanks to all for making for a successful family gathering.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Adams/Westfield Easter Egg Hunt

Megan went to the Villa Pines Easter egg hunt on good Friday. Because she is seven this year she was bumped up to the hard side to find the eggs. She found 2 of them. They do real eggs at villa pines so I was ok with her just getting 2. This is her with Katie Boggs.
Megan & Katie looking for more eggs.Megan with the Easter bunny

Then on Saturday we went to Westfield to the Easter egg hunt at the park with Missy, Alan and Grandma Karen. Megan got way more candy then any one child needs and on top of that she got a nice planting pot from her aunt Missy with all of her favorite Easter candies in it. (Thank you Missy for always thinking of Megan;-) Then we went and had lunch at Grandma Karen's house. It has been a really nice day but the best is yet to come because tonight Mark is going to take Megan and I to go see the Hannah Montana movie.
Try not to get to jealous!!!!

This is Missy, Megan and Grandma Karen

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Boggs petting zoo

We went to the Boggs house (aka the petting zoo) to see there new animals. Megan got to try and feed a baby cow with a bottle (on a sad note the cow didn't make it and died last night sorry Boggs family:-( And gave an apple to Katie's two- year-old horse. (If that's what you can call it ;-)
They also have about 20 baby chick that Bobby brought home from school (FFA) that are soooooo cute. And the eggs from them will be fabulous to eat. Not like the ones you have to buy in the store! I can't wait for them to get the turkeys so we can see them. Mark also got to bring out his four wheelers and the Boggs boys and he went for a ride around their property. It was a lot of fun. Thank you Boggs family for letting us come out.

Class with my kid

Tonight was parents night at Taekwondo. It was fun (I say that only because I feel like I have to if I don't want to be a wimp and I don't;-) to be in class with Megan and see what she is learning and try it out for myself. I can tell you that it is not as easy as it looks to get all the kicks right. So we worked on our kicks. About 6 different ones. Then we worked on the bag for Megan's board break the 360 degree roundhouse kick.
Then the "fun" started. We played a game that is called "stuck in the mud". It is kind of like freeze tag with kick paddles. You have to run, and run, and RUN so you don't get out. When it is your turn you have to run, and run, and RUN to try and get everyone out. (I like playing with my two-year-olds much more. I can keep up with them for now:-) I did have fun and hope that they will have another one someday.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Old interview with Eva

I just found this in my files and had forgotten to put it on the blog. Hope you enjoy.

This is the article I told you about that the lady from the school did on people going to college in tough economic times. She interviewed me and this article was also put into the Dells paper. Thought that maybe you would like to put it on the blog. Love- Eva---

On Tue, 2/3/09


An economic recession strikes fear in many people.

For some, that means staying put and hoping the tough times will pass.

But for Eva Foster, a former over-the-road truck driver who returned to school to get her degree, it meant revving up the engine.

Foster is starting her degree in education at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County after spending 11 years as a truck driver.

“I definitely will have a more stable future,” she said. “It’s a sacrifice… (and) it’s an investment. But knowledge is something you can never go wrong with. It’s only going to help make you a better person.”

With the job market slumping, many people are feeling squeezed by the deepening economic recession.

The UW Colleges campuses, like UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, are the most affordable entry point in the UW System for students of all ages looking for job security or a new career, said Student Services Assistant Director Jan Gerlach.

Tuition and fees at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County are $4,640 for 2008-09, Gerlach said. This is $2,924 less than at UW-Madison, $2,165 less than UW-Milwaukee and $1,407 less than the average at the other four-year UW campuses.

But earning a degree also reaps long-term dividends.. According to a study by the U.S. Census Bureau titled “The Big Payoff,” an associate’s degree like those available at UW-B/SC can net an individual up to $200,000 in additional earnings over the course of a lifetime.

If students then complete a UW-B/SC collaborative bachelor’s program or transfer their UW-B/SC credits to a four-year institution, a four-year degree can earn them up to $500,000 over their lifetime, depending on the major.

It’s a long-term investment in your future that doesn’t depreciate, Dean Tom Pleger said.

“We represent a tremendous value in higher education,” Pleger said. “With small class sizes and outstanding UW professors, UW-Baraboo/Sauk County offers the equivalent of a private liberal arts college experience at affordable public tuition rates.”

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is part of the UW Colleges, the 13 freshman/sophomore campuses of the UW. Tuition at the Colleges has been frozen since 2006, and Chancellor David Wilson said he plans to request that the Board of Regents keep tuition at the current rate for the 2009-10 academic year.

“Our goal is make our campuses even more affordable,” Wilson said. “While the current economic climate presents challenges, I am still hopeful that I can present a convincing argument to the Board to keep our campuses moving forward with affordable tuition.”

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is still accepting applications for the spring semester and for fall 2009. Contact the Student Services Office at (608) 355-5230 for more information about admission and financial aid.

Christina Beam
Program Manager, University Relations Office
University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
p: 608-355-5281
f: (608)355-5290

University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
The best start for the life you want.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Kids Day 2009

Mark, Megan and I went to kids day at the high school today from 10-2 and it was sooooo much fun. It is put on by all the businesses in the community. They have it once a year and have had it for the last 4 years. It is a day for families to get together and just hang out. So that's what we did. AND IT IS FREE!!!!!! Way cool. Amanda and her kids came with us also.
Megan did this for 5 Min. before I told her that we should move on. She is very good and didn't drop it once. The video is of her playing the violin.

Then it was time to ride the train with Carson. He is one of the cutest boys in the world and one of the boys I get to babysit. We just love him to death. He is like the brother Megan doesn't have. (and isn't going to get:-)

We then went outside to see Isabella and Davey boy ride the pones. They had fun and didn't even fall off. Ride um cowboys/girl!!

Megan and Isabella loved the petting zoo that the FFA put on. They even got to try milking a fake cow it was so cool. Grandpa Foster would be so proud. They got all the milk (water) in the pail.
The hats they made where such a good and fun idea. They had some boxes full of everything you could think of and just let the kids pick out what they wanted and helped them glue it on or tape it on. Don't they just look so beautiful!
After a long day of fun, food and family it was good to be home in my quite house. Thank you Amanda for coming up to play with us today. Megan loves it when she gets to hang out with Isabella;-)


This is Ashley as surfer California ivy in her musical "GROOVY" this is the part she played on Thursday with her friend Jake as California cowabunga. the song is ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. she did a great job both night. thanks to everyone for showing so much love and support for everything Ashley does. she has a super great family:~} we love you all <3

Ashley's Duet and a couple of other videos

A group effort at the end

Ashley stars in Musical of 60's

Ashley was the star on Friday in the 60's musical. The theme is a group of young people who want to have a concert in an apple orchard. "It is all about love, beads, and flowers" On Thursday she played another part. She had to memorize both lines and we all find her to be extremely talented. They portrayed the hippies and here is Ashley's outfit before the play.

Those able to attend were Mary, Terry, Grandpa, Me, Grandma Foster, Rebecca, Megan, Eva and friend, Amanda, David and kids. We all enjoyed it.

After the play the cast all posed for pictures and Ashley with the boy she played opposite of.