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22 November 2015

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It’s been a few weeks since a good update!  Here are a few of the happenings!

First off we have Rebekah. You may or may not know Rebekah, with her little dwarfy legs, is part of cross-country team.  This past week she had her first meet!  It was so exciting as we stood on the sideline as she ran by and cheered for her… here’s a video:

And here are some pics of her afterward chugging some water and hanging with her teammates.

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She has practice ever day after school and usually runs a couple of miles and then comes home and eats a ton of food.  🙂

Kay McChicken foot had a concert last week that we didn’t get a chance to post.  She goes to choir a few times a week early at school (7am… she says it “sucks” to go that early… but really she likes it).  Here’s a video of her singing:

This past week Spencer had a project for school where he had to show a “procedure”.  He decided to make french toast.  He made up a cool poster for it all (but that is toast now), so here are a few pics.

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For those that are not in Texas you probably don’t know but a couple of months ago Joseph discovered he could figure out how to do magic tricks with the help of youtube… now he usually carries around a deck of cards and it is his preferred method for impressing girls (which he has also become obsessed with recently).

I asked him to let me video tape a few of his tricks… here you go. 🙂

This past week in Jeff & Debbi land has also been super exciting.  As you may know I have been working for Osky Blue (http://oskyblue.com) for the past 2 1/2 years as a partner.  We’ve seen some amazing growth and I have learned a ton.  This past week an opportunity arose for me to take the Custom Software Development part of the company and split it off from Osky Blue.

After much pondering and praying Debbi and I decided to go ahead and do that.  We took the web development team, some marketing folks, some designers, and all the custom software clients and started a new company.  We are calling it CedarWaters (great illusion back to Cedar City days).  The site is going to be here: http://cedarwaters.com.  We’ve been doing great and will have a great first month.

Here is a mockup of what the website design is going to look like when I launch the site in a few days.  Should be all sorts of fun, but please do keep us in your prayers.  Always a bit uncertain as well…

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Written by Jeff

November 22nd, 2015 at 11:13 am

VanD Update 10/25

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Happy Sunday Everyone from the land of the VanDribblehoppers!  Another great week has come and gone and now take a few minutes… sit down.. put your feet up (Joseph says the wives should make some cobbler for everyone) and enjoy and update from the great land of Frisco!

This week was amazing… and by amazing, I mean… well… it happened.  The biggest news of the week was probably pretty much EVERYONE getting sick for at least a few days.  Fun…

Here is a picture of Joseph in his natural state this week:

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Okay, it wasn’t that bad most days, but he was home for a few days.  We have had a ton of rain this week and they didn’t have to perform at the football game on Friday and their competition for Saturday got moved to Monday, so he is enjoying a few days off.  Everyone is well in the house now.. so that is nice!

He was feeling well enough last night to go to a stake dance… his second one… so that was of course amazing and right now was the highlight of the week.  🙂

Bekah also stayed home one day this week.  Other than that the most exciting thing in her life is her getting ready for regional tryouts for honor band.  Here is a video of her practicing her french horn.

Kay McChicken foot was sick one day as well.  She is one of the most motivated little buggers you’ve ever met.  She is always bugging me to give her some work to do at my work (building websites), so finally I told her this week that she needed to get some skills before she could do that.  And Kay being who she is said… like what?  And pushed me till I sent her some links to learn to code.  She started on a HTML course and is plugging along each day.  Here’s a picture of her next to her code.

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Spencer is just enjoying life.  He was sick one day as well, but he mostly is doing well and playing with his legos.  Here is a little video we made this morning.  🙂

Here is Spencer and his “Cabbage” he got at school.  It is growing away.

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This week was an exciting one for Debbi taking care of everyone.  The highlight of the week was when she saw a 18 min-loaf pan at the store that “had” to be bought (I was on board too!).  She made up some AMAZING pumpkin and apple treats yesterday for us… nom nom nom…

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Besides that I’m just working away.  Always exciting things happening in my life at work.  Yesterday I went to a “Lonestar Coalition Against Pornography” conference that was FANTASIC where the founder of “Fight The New Drug” was there.   Joseph and Bekah came down for an afternoon presentation by him as well that as really really good.

This weekend is Stake Conference for us here, so I had lots of great training meetings last night as well and today.  Life is just moving along great!

We sure do love and miss you all!!!

Bonus picture of the week: Joseph rocking Kay’s scarf this morning.  🙂

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Written by Jeff

October 25th, 2015 at 12:38 pm

October 11th, 2015

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Another exciting week has come and gone in the VanD home so that means it’s time for a family update!  I decided that it was time for a a few short video updates.

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Unfortunately Spencer was not feeling well on Sunday so no video from him.  He is still just loving playing with legos.  That is really what he does in any spare time he has. The kids have set up a lego city on the back porch are are often out there playing (all of them at some time or another), but Spencer plays out there more than others.  He has a lot of fun with them.  It is very cute!

Deb and I are doing well.  Nothing too exciting to report on our end.  I’ll try to see if I can take some more pictures this week!

Have a great week!  Keep your arms and hands inside the ride at all time sand have fun!

Written by Jeff

October 12th, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Horseback Riding

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For Rebekah’s 9th birthday, we got her a horseback riding lesson. She’s been reading all sorts of books about horses, playing with model horses, pretending to be a horse, wearing horse shirts, writing stories about horses, and anything else she can think of with horses. So needless to say, she was ecstatic to find out I was taking her out to the Sleepy Sheep Ranch for a horse riding lesson. When we got there, she started naming all the different kinds of horses they had. We double checked them with the owner and she was right 100%! She really took to the horse and did really well, especially for her very first time on a horse. Here are some pictures and videos. The first video is right after she got on the horse. She was doing so well, that David wanted to see what she would do with a trot. The second video is a trot at the end of the lesson after she had learned how to control the horse and was more confortable up there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl_O0WbQq74&feature=BFa&list=UUW6N2yw_7GWNQyYtarwSPFg&lf=plcp

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Written by Debbi

March 12th, 2012 at 7:43 am

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