Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas with the Polmateers

Last night Jason's sister and her family came to visit and have Christmas with us! The kids were sooooo excited to see their cousins!



Austin, Bolton and Ammon



Austin, Bolton, Ammon and Scotty Dog!



Caden and Sariah



Uncle Jason reading Caden's new book, "My Little Sister Ate One Hare", to him



Sariah didn't make it, she had a long hard day of playing with the boys.


We enjoy getting together with you guys and can't wait to do it again soon!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas

Well, Christmas was a great time! Honestly, with Honda cutting production and my job being fairly insecure at this point due to Obama's planned gun bans, this Christmas is the Christmas we've had the least money to spend in the 8 1/2 years we've been married. I think this has been the BEST CHRISTMAS so far! We've spent a lot of time focusing on Christ and doing things as a family to strengthen our testimony of Him. The kids had a nice Christmas, enjoyed reading the scriptures, sharing the Gospel and sharing treats. They also really enjoyed the gifts they received, as did Jason and I!

Thank You to Grandma & Grandpa in Ohio, Aunt Karan & Uncle Joel, Aunt Carol & Uncle Steve, and Great-Grandma & Grandpa for the wonderful gifts you brought/sent to us and for the love you show us!

Tonight my sister-in-law, Angela, and her family are coming to visit from Indiana. The kids are VERY, VERY excited to spend some time with their cousins (Austin, Bolton and Caden). We always have a nice time when we get together!















USAFM

Sorry this has taken me so long to post. The Saturday after Thanksgiving we took the kids to the United States Airforce Museum and we had a good time! (This is unusual for me, I have been to this museum so many times in my life that I have NO DESIRE to go back again...growing up in the Dayton area you went every year for school and other times too!) We looked at a lot of airplanes and saw an IMAX movie called "Fighter Pilot, Operation Red Flag" (This was neat!) Here are a few pictures from our trip. I especially enjoyed the Presidential Hanger.












Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Song

video

Sariah has been going to Storytime at the Library and they are all geared up for Thanksgiving! She sings this song probably 20 times a day. She doesn't have all the words down, but she sure loves the part she does know! We LOVE to hear her sing.


A Turkey Hen and a Turkey Tom (tune of Polly Wolly Doodle)
Oh, a turkey mom and a turkey tom
Go gobble, gobble gobble all day,
When the moon goes down
And the sun comes around,
They gobble, gobble, gobble all the day.

Refrain: Arm in arm, on the farm,
As they strut their merry way,
Oh a turkey mom, and a turkey tom
Go gobble, gobble, gobble all the day.

Ah, they love to be with their family
And gobble, gobble, gobble all the day,
And they say hello to the folks they know
And gobble, gobble, gobble all the day.

Refrain:

Oh, they say how's tricks to the ducks and the chicks
With a gobble, gobble gobble all the day,
Oh they greet the frog on the mill pond log,
With a gobble, gobble, gobble all the day.

Refrain.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What a wonderful experience!

Well, if you have been following our blog or have been emailed with the details, you are probably aware of Ammon's class project, Postcards from Around the World. Ammon has had MANY postcards sent to him at school and his teacher sends thanks to all who have sent postcards, notes and packages so far!

We had a very special thing happen at school on Veteran's Day. Ammon received a package from SSgt Mercedes Crossland of the United States Air Force. SSgt Crossland has been serving a special mission in Iraq for the last year and is now on her way home. In this package was a flag that had been flown over the Headquarters of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Ammon's Honor. The Certificate below was also included in the package, along with the note below from SSgt Crossland. Apparently a few weeks ago she sent Ammon a postcard from Iraq also. What an Honor and how neat to have a flag and certificate of this kind!







I emailed SSgt Crossland to thank her and to ask how she ended up with Ammon's class project information and what I found out is that my cousin Mike's wife, Heather, gave Ammon's information to her sister, Honor, who then passed the information on to SSgt Crossland. Honor, also sent a package to Ammon,from Japan. I have not seen this package yet, but look forward to it! How Awesome! Thank You, SSgt Crossland, Honor, Mike, and Heather!

SSgt Crossland shared her picture with me and I thought it would be nice to post it here so you all can see who this wonderful member of our United States Military is! I also thought I would post her email to me here for you to read. She is an amazing person!


Dear SSgt Crossland,
Thank You very much for the flag and certificate you sent our son, Ammon
Miller. What an honor! We would also like to thank you for your honorable service in our United States Military, you definately have our prayers and support!

We only have one question for you. We have given the address information out to
lots of family and friends and Ammon has gotten a TON of Postcards, letters and packages. We are trying to find out who everyone is and how they found out about Ammon's class project. Can you tell me how you got his information? We are just curious.

Ammon's teacher would also like to know how much longer you will be in Iraq.

We appreciate your generosity and willingness to participate in Ammon's class
Project.

Jason, Bethan, Ammon and Sariah Miller


Hello,

It was a pleasure to send it. I can't begin to tell you the joy that I have
sharing my world with OUR FUTURE...(children) They inspire me to do something meaningful today so that they can accomplish their goals tomorrow. I have been in Iraq for a year now. This is not something routine for an Air Force Personnel as it may be for our sister services. I volunteered for a special mission here and have been blessed to be on my way home.

I heard about the school project from a very dear friend of mine. Her name is
Honor Schulti, she received word from one of her sisters I believe. The email was forwarded to me saying that Ammon's class had a post card project. I took the opportunity to have that flag flown for him because a post card alone couldn't give him the meaning of what I'm doing over here for us.

I don't have children yet, but I take every moment that I can to share and
educate our children on how proud they should be to be...An American. Thank you for writing and keeping me in your prayers, as I begin my travel back to the United States I will continue to pray for ALL my brother and sisters that remain here to get things done.

God bless you and your family. Peace be with you. And if you'd like, please send
me an email once and awhile it would be great to hear from you.

Respectfully,
Mercedes Crossland, SSgt, USAF

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARIAH!

Yesterday, Sariah turned FOUR!! She had a great time and was soooo excited it was her birthday!

S - Sweet
A - Amazing
R - Riot
I - Independant
A - Attitude
H - Happy

Here are some picyures from her day.






Sariah brings so much joy, love and laughter to our family. We love you Sariah and are so glad to have you!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

*rules* search google images to match your answers
only use images from first 2 pages of your search


My Age



Place I've Been



Place I want to go


(Kenai, Alaska)

One of my favorite places



Favorite Object



Favorite Food



Favorite Animal


(German Shepherd)

Favorite Color



Birth Place



Current Place of Residence


(Rushsylvania)

Current Pet(s)


(Border Collie)


(Sheltie)

Past Love



Best Friend



Nickname



First Name

Can't find Bethan anywhere =0(

First Job



What I'm doing now



Who I tag

Chris R/Sarah T/Heather A/Debbie L