Forrest received his STAR rank in the Boy Scouts of America program last week. We are so proud of him! Forrest has a love/hate relationship with the scouting program. He either loves it or he doesn't. Right now, he is on the lovin' side! He needs three more merit badges and wait out the required six month time frame before he will advance to LIFE. After LIFE, it's EAGLE baby! We have set the standard to Forrest if he wants his driver's liscence at 16, then he must be an Eagle scout by then. He even told the Board of Review of this requirement and he even said it with pride! The Court of Honor was very nice. Along with his advancement to STAR rank, Forrest received several merit badges: nature, citizen in the world, Indian Lore, archery, and snorkeling. The best part of the Court of Honor is when Forrest pins the mother's pin on me (whic represent the rank advancement he just earned.) What joy I feel seeing Forres't hard work pay off-and mine! Afterward, we went outside and slurped some delicious watermelon.
ps-Did you know that the official BSA uniform has changed to a high-tech perfomance gear material. Forrest is in need of another shirt. Thank goodness I procrastinated sewing on his other badges, because I'll be sewing all of them on a new shirt soon!
I'm a brand new stay-at-home mom after almost nine years of teaching elementary physical education. I am married to a fantastic husband of fifteen years who loves me for who I am and is very supportive in all that I do, especially scrapbooking! We have a an almost 16 year old son who loves sports and is your typcial teenager in every fashion, shape and form. Our 13 year old daughter is the musician in the family and cannot wait to be a teenager! Our family wouldn't be complete without our weiner dog and standard poodle, Benny & Carhartt. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family and am extremely happy where I am in my life.