Who is this?

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Take a look at this picture. Who is it?
Now get out of you comfy seat (I know, it is very tough, but if you do it, it might be kinda fun), and move about 15 feet away. Who is it now?
(answers below)
first it was Albert Einstein
then it was Marilyn Monroe


Fun Monday

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RDH mom is hosting this weeks Fun Monday, this is what she says...

Here is your assignment:
Vacations...this is the time of year when most of us go on vacations. Show us and/or tell us about your favorite vacation - where you went, what you did, etc. Pictures would be great. Let's all take a trip around a the world via our FM friends!!

We have been a couple of places for vacation. We usually (for the 4th of July) go to my grandmothers house in South Carolina. I couldn't find any pictures from there.

This is when we went to Nauvoo, Illinois

This is the family standing in front of a statue of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.This is us in front of a replica of the Nauvoo temple

This is Molly making a candle

This is Ella making a rope

This is a really big castle-like house that we really liked.

That was Nauvoo, this is when we went to Atlanta, Georgia.

This was actually on an Indian mound on our way back from Atlanta. This is on top of them.

This was climbing up to the top of the mounds.

This was the view from one of the mounds to another.

This was at the Atlanta museum, we were dressing up.

This was a fossil of a dinosaur

This is in the Atlanta aquarium.

We have also gone to Illinois, to visit our cousins, Disney World, and New York City.


Awards Day

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Where this is the last week of school, there are tons of awards day. Here are the awards that we got this week. (if i didn't forget anyone, or anything)

On Monday the 19th the little girls (Ella and Molly) got recognized for accelerated reader (ar) points.

Molly, who is in 1st grade, got a medal for getting over 100 ar points.

Ella, who is in 4th grade, got a trophy for getting over 200 ar points. She actually got 510 ar points, but they can't recognize anything over 200 ar points for privacy reasons! They did last year and all the other schools did, but can Hickory Creek? NO!!! They are not allowed, it is against the rules!

All awards from the Warren County Middle School are certificates, unless otherwise marked.
Yesterday, Wednesday the 21, Was Harrison's awards day at Warren County Middle School.

Harrison is not telling me what he got right now, but I think he got like 3 awards.

Today, Thursday the 22, was me and Lucy's awards day at WCMS.

Lucy got
  • the presidential gold award. To get this award you have to have made all a's or b's in your 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years. You also had to make advanced on TCAP in math and reading in your 7th grade year.
  • perfect attendance,
  • all a's in reading
  • and all a's in english.

(Lucy also got all a's in Science, but he messed up and forgot to give her award)

I (Rachel) got
  • the presidential gold award
  • HomEbase citizenship award- I got a certificate and a medal for this one
  • all a's in American History
  • best all around in Science- I got a certificate and a medal for this one
  • all a's in Science
  • all a's in English
  • all a's in Reading
  • top ar points for the team (634)

I don't think that William has an awards day.

Tomorrow we have to go pick up report cards and then...


My name

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I found this on Chris B's blog.


LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?
That is how many people have my first and last name. This is how many people have just my first name...
  • There are 367,974 people in the U.S. with the first name Rachel.
  • Statistically the 156th most popular first name.
  • More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Rachel are female.

This is how many people (and some facts) that have just my last name...
  • There are 112,521 people in the U.S. with the last name Hale.
  • Statistically the 289th most popular last name.
  • Famous people with the last name Hale:
    Alan Hale Jr.
How many people have your name?


What superhero am I?

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You are Superman

Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
Iron Man
The Flash
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

Click here to take the "Which Superhero am I?" quiz...


Fun Monday

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Mariposa is hosting this week, she says-

FUN Monday is for us to have some FUN on a Monday...so I'm going to get into your minds and do just that...have some FUN!
We all have them...and if you don't, you do....you just may not realize it. For some reason or another we all collect something and we collect it for reasons that will definitely make for good reading. So on Monday, I want to see your collection. If you don't have or don't want or CAN'T (wink) show us a picture, then tell us what the collection is in 10 words or less. Then tell us why you started collecting it.Some people have signed up already even before knowing the challenge...brave souls!!! I invite ALL of you to join...let's all make Monday a FUN Monday!!!

My collection in ten words of less...

I collect cards people send me.

I know that is not much,
and that I don't have any pictures.
Who cares? sorry, i should put pictures
it is just that I am to dang lazy,sorry!


Nancy Drew

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Have any of you seen Nancy Drew? We bought it the first night that it cam out because my mom and little sister are HUGE fans of her. Anyway, we were going to have a Nancy Drew party. We would get all the boys out of the house, invite the Caten girls over, eat Nancy Drew casserole, and watch Nancy Drew. Everything was set and we were going to have it on the day that Nancy Drew came out, unfortunately Ella got sick. This is not just a cold, but something that catches (I don't remember what it was exactly). We had to call the Catens and reschedule :(. That was like 2 moths ago and guess what we did tonight?

You got it! We finally had that party. The boys were going to be out of the house anyway tonight because it was the father son camp out. We invited the Catens, Mathenys, and Solomons. The Mathenys and Solomons couldn't come, but the Catens still could! It was back to the original people. We didn't have the Nancy Drew Casserole though. We had something much better- Waffles. There is a small story behind my waffle maker.

For Christmas last year I wanted a waffle maker, but not just any waffle maker- oh no. I wanted the best kind there was, like at hotels. I wanted a Belgian waffle maker. Christmas at our house came and went and I didn't get it. Then I went to my grandmas for Christmas and I got it! I was soooo excited. when we got home we had the waffles and they were absolutely awesome! They were so good that we decided that when we had all the young women over for the 6 month planning party this is what we were going to have. The party came and all the girls were here and guess what? The waffle maker doesn't work. I was upset. Don't worry though, the story has a happy ending. My mom called the company that makes the waffle maker, told them the story and they replaced it!! :) It was a happy day!

So we had this party with the Caten and the Hale(me) girls. It started about 5:30 and we didn't really do anything until about 6:00. At 6, we ate. then about 7, we put on Nancy Drew. It ended about 9 and we talked and did nothing till about 9:45. Then the Catens had to leave and we got ready for bed. It was a good day, and I enjoyed it.



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This is another one of those emails I liked and thought that you might like too.
It looks like this bird has no head! Ahhhhh
How do you think those shoes made that shadow?

How sweet!

Realize how the light from the spaceship is right on the boy? do you think he is still on the Earth, or did they take him back?

I repeat, How sweet!

This picture didn't copy so well. In the good picture you can really tell that the crane looks like it is holding the moon there, or about to pick it up.


Mothers Day

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My Mom is a very special person! She cooks, and cleans all day long and is happy to do so. She makes this world go round! Thanks Mom!

I hope everybody has a nice Mothers Day!


find out what you are

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Birth Test
Let me know your number (leave a comment) Have fun!
Our Birth Date describes who we are, what we are good at, and what our inborn abilities are. It also points to what we have to learn and the challenges we are facing. To figure out your Birth Number, add all the numbers in your Birth Date together, like in the following example, until there is only one digit.
A Birth Number does not prevent you from being anything you want to be; it will just color your choice differently and give you a little insight.
Example: March 20, 1950
3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973
1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20
2 + 0 = 2
Keep going until you end up with a single digit number.
2 is the Birth Number to read for the Birth Date in the example.
# 1 - THE ORIGINATOR - 1s are originals Coming up with new ideas and executing them is natural. Having things their own way is another trait that gets them labeled as being stubborn and arrogant. 1's are extremely honest and would do well to learn some diplomacy skills. They like to take the initiative and are often leaders or bosses, as they like to be the best. Being self-employed is definitely helpful for them. Lessons to learn: Others' ideas might be just as good or better; and to stay open
minded. Famous 1s - Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk Hogan, Carol Burnett, Wynona Judd, Nancy Reagan, and Raquel Welch.
# 2 - THE PEACEMAKER - 2s are the born diplomats. They are aware of others' needs and moods and often think of others before themselves. Naturally analytical and very intuitive, they don't like to be alone. Friendship and companionship are very important and can lead them to be successful in life but, on the other hand, they'd rather be alone than in an uncomfortable relationship. Being naturally shy, they should learn to
boost their self-esteem and express themselves freely and seize the moment and not put things off. Famous 2s - Orlando Bloom, President Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whoopie Goldberg, Thomas Edison, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Emily Gawel
# 3 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY - 3s are idealists. They are very creative, social, charming, romantic, and easygoing. They start many things but don't always see them through. They like others to be happy and go to great lengths to achieve it They are very popular and idealistic. They should learn to see the world from a more realistic point of view. Famous 3s - Alan Alda, Ann L anders, Bill Cosby, Melanie Griffith, Salvador Dali, and Jodi Foster
# 4 - THE CONSERVATIVE - 4s are sensible and traditional. They like order and routine. They only act when they fully understand what they're expected to do. They like getting their hands dirty and working hard. They are attracted to the outdoors and feel an affinity with nature. They are prepared to wait and can be stubborn and persistent. They should learn to be more flexible and to be nice to themselves. Famous 4s - Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan, and Oprah Winfrey
# 5 - THE NONCONFORMIST - 5s are the explorers. Their natural curiosity, risk taking, and enthusiasm often land them in hot water. They need diversity, and don't like to be stuck in a rut. The whole world is their school and they see a learning possibility in every situation. The questions never stop. They are well advised to look before they take action and make sure they have all the facts before jumping to conclusions.
Famous 5s - Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Walter, Vincent Van Gogh, Bette Midler, Helen Keller and Mark Hail.
# 6 - THE ROMANTIC - 6s are idealistic and need to feel useful to be happy. A strong family connection is important to them. Their actions influence their decisions. They have a strong urge to take care of others and to help. They are very loyal and make great teachers. They like art or music. They make loyal friends who take the friendship seriously. 6s should learn to differentiate between what they can change and what they cannot. Famous 6s - Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour, John Denver, Meryl Streep, Christopher Columbus, Goldie Hawn, and Rachel Hale.
# 7 - THE INTELLECTUAL - 7s are the searchers. Always probing for hidden information, they find it difficult to accept things at face value Emotions don't sway their de cision s. Questioning everything in life, they don't like to be questioned themselves. They're never off to a fast start, and their motto is 'slow and steady wins the race' They come across as philosophers and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as loners. They are technically inclined and make great researchers uncovering information. They like secrets. They live in their own world and should learn what is acceptable and what is not in the world at large. Famous 7s - William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Joan Baez, Princess Diana, and Vince Ricciardi.
# 8 - THE BIG SHOT - 8s are the problem solvers. They are professional, blunt, and to the point, have good judgment and are decisive. They have grand plans and like to live the good life. They take charge of people. They view people objectively. They should learn to base their decisions on their own needs rather than on what others want. Famous 8s - Edgar Cayce , Barbra Streisand, George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, and Nostradamus.
# 9 - THE PERFORMER - 9s are natural entertainers. They are very caring and generous, giving away their last dollar to help. With their charm, they have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to them. They have so many different personalities that people around them have a hard time understanding them. They are like chameleons, ever changing and blending in. They have tremendous luck, but also can suffer from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful, they need to build a loving foundation. Famous 9s - Albert Schweitzer, Shirley McLain, Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Elvis Presley
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect, it just means that you have decided to see beyond the imperfections


Watch out!

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For all of you that are over 16, you better be careful! William has finished his eagle project, so that means...

He got his DRIVERS LICENSE!!!!

It was very dramatic!

He finished his eagle on Saturday, but couldn't get his license because they wouldn't be open- or on Sunday. On Monday he went to get his license- he was sooooo excited. Unfortunately When he got there, guess what They were closed! So he finally got it on Tuesday. He drove Ella to ball practice, and then this morning he drove himself to school, then today after school he took Harrison, Bryce, and himself to band practice. This is a very exciting time for us all!