Monday, December 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Well there is one thing. Austin is 14 today!!! Holy cow when did that happen. Aren't I too young to have a 14 year old?! Even though he drives me absolutely crazy sometimes I love the devil out of that kid. Happy Birthday bud!
Taylor has one more game this weekend and then we are done with football. They have done so well as a team. I absolutely love watching them play. And this last game was a nail biter. We were in Emmett and were ahead with only a couple minutes left. The other team ran down the clock and got a touchdown with only 40 seconds left. We were crushed. It only took a couple plays before we also scored a touchdown...and got the extra point, which they hadn't done all day. You should've seen all of us jumping up and down in the bleachers like fools. We were ecstatic! By this time there were only twelve seconds left and we were up by two but we were still afraid that they were going to run the ball down the field and score another touchdown before the clock was out. Just picture all of the parents on the edge of the field waiting for those twelve seconds to run out. Emmett hikes the ball, the quarterback throws it and BOOM! interception! Our guy ran it down the field for another touchdown. 32-24!
And. The. Crowd. Goes. Wild!!!
Wild I say! Jumping. Screaming. High fives. It was like the Fiesta Bowl all over again. After we got calmed down and were on our way home Taylor says, "After that game I'll always believe in miracles". Won't we all.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Let me regress just a little. Taylor started tackle football at the end of August. We started with practice five nights a week until games started and now we are down to four. It has totally thrown me off having work around practice but he is loving every minute of it and that makes it worth all the extra work. Plus I am making new friends. Three of the moms I talk with are Christians and are active in their churches. The kids will be together for four years so I can't wait to see what develops.
Along with Taylor I started a new adventure. It's called working out. I have been going to Gold's for about five weeks now. I even got a trainer. Skye and I have been going five days a week doing all kinds of weight lifting and classes including Body Combat, Body Pump, Yoga, Body Step and even Body Jam.
It was a hip hop class.
Not my proudest moment.
My goal is to lose 25 pounds and I'm down six so far. There is a video on their website that says "fitness is a battle...welcome to the front line". That's what I feel like sometimes. It is a huge battle both physically and emotionally but the results I am seeing make me want to keep going back and win this war.
I did the Women's Fitness Celebration with Beth and Steph this past weekend. Fun girl time.
And that's about it. Now we move forward.
Friday, September 11, 2009
-We went to the Greek Food Festival with the Duggan's and Rich and Steph and I'm starting to think we aren't supposed to go. We have been two times and both times its rained. And not just a little rain. It pours. Buckets. Just sort of needing an ark. We had a fun evening and I always come away from it wishing I were Greek.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Since today was the first day of school I will post those and update later this week.
4Th grade and growing like a weed.
8Th grade. This was the only picture we got of him smiling.
Since the kids go to a magnet school most of the neighborhood kids attend a different school than mine. Not anymore. Both neighbors that my kids play with the most got in this year.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I celebrated my 33rd birthday with these gals. Love them. We went to Bardenay and had a wonderful girls night. We were all a little sad that it would be a while till we could have another because of all the baby bumps present but so happy to spend the time out.
We then turn to the first of many camping weekends. This one was spent with our much loved friends the Duggan's and the Hamilton's. It was a rainy weekend but we were prepared and had lots of laughs and good times with his crew.
Due to the rain there was a constant fire going...
lots of playing in wet sand...
and a couple trips to the hot springs with these pool honeys.About two hours after our group photos were taken it started to rain and didn't stop. I thought we were going to have to build an ark. Unfortunately it was so rainy that we had to pack up a day early and head home. What a weekend!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I love this shot!!! I think I will edit out the power lines (thank you photoshop!) and enlarge it for his room.
She still wasn't too sure about this whole thing. Rob said she was scared and ready to get off. But like the good parents we are, let's not bring up the ear piercing incident, he wouldn't let her. He kept encouraging and miraculously she stayed on and kept going.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I also had to add these pictures of my girl. What a rough life she leads.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
eight foot ceilings.
light in the ceiling.
self rolling windows.
when we saw it put together at sam's club it was bigger than we thought.
when we came home and set it up in our backyard we knew we would probably be laughed out of every campground we go to.
but we don't care.
it fits all of us, all of our stuff and, short of a sink and toilet, has everything we need.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I think that about catches me up for now. We are going camping this weekend with the Duggan's and the Hamilton's so I should have plenty of stories to share when we come home.
Monday, June 8, 2009
*i only got about 4 hours of sleep so i was a little on the dazed side all day saturday and of little use around the house.
*after church we were joined by the duggan's, rich, steph, rykon and my cousin becca and her son deegan at the greek food festival. we ate lots of yummy food, got some more talking in and watched the greek dancers. every time we go there i wish i were greek. such tradition.
*sunday we were supposed to go fishing with jim, theresa and the kids. we all ended up going fishing, only there was a miscommunication and we ended up at different lakes. we weren't having much luck so we went geocaching instead. the thing i have found about that activity is it's fun for whoever is holding the gps and not fun for the people who have to trudge behind you blindly. i did a lot of trudging behind with a less than positive attitude. i will let you know, next time we go, if it was because of my lack of sleep or because it stinks following behind and not knowing where i'm going. i think it might be a little of both.
*today rob took the boys riding up by blacks creek. they are spending the night and coming home tomorrow so it's just me and the girl today.
*i got in the car today to run some errands and when i put my sunglasses on they were mysteriously broken. Not me and I don't know must have been rummaging through the car last night.