Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It looks like my time has gotten away from me.
Sorry for the long time since my last post.
I've been working alot, and when I'm not working, I'm at a basketball game!
Thats not a bad thing, I love watching the boys play, just takes alot of time.
Here's a few pictures.
Josh is really playing well, and Nathan has improved so much from last year!

We also had, what for us is a lot of snow... that was fun... I had to put chains on to get down the hill so I could go to work. The kids loved it, and I think it was a nice change for Rex to be home with them.
This is what it looked like off of the deck outside our bedroom.

I hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

WOW... What a weekend, It was the annual craft fair held at the fairgrounds. Andrea and I went with my friend Paulette and her daughter Katie. Katie and Andrea are in FFA together. I always love going and seeing all of the fun things that people make. The problem is, I always look at it and say "I could do that" and I'm sure that I could, but usually never find the time to. We saw some really nice bead work, and since Andrea is so great at that, we took lots of notes and stopped at Michael's on the way home and got some beads. Andrea made this necklace and ear-rings for me and a matching necklace for her. It looks sooo good! I wore it yesterday to church and today to work!

Josh had a basketball tournament, so he had a game Friday and Saturday night. I'm not as skilled at basketball photography as I would like to be, the game moves a little faster! I'll keep working at it. But for now here are a few pictures!

They won the tournament. Josh had 10 points in the second game and got his name in the paper!!! I just think that is the COOLEST thing, to see his name in the paper!
I'm excited for the first home pre-season game this Thursday. Nathan will have his first game. I hoping he will be playing more this year, he seems to be getting much better! So I'll be digging out my Blue "Superfan" shirt and cheering on my boys! Maybe I'll get some better pictures!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Well, I will admit that I'm pretty poor at this blog thing. I need to start carrying my little digital camera around so I can snap a shot when ever I need to, and not have to think, crud... I wish I had my camera.
We had a quiet day at home for Thanksgiving. Brayden came up for a couple hours, it was nice to see him. He doesn't just come up to hang out at home. I miss him.
For the first time in 20 years I cooked the turkey a little longer than it needed...
so it was a little dryer than I like it. But hey... that's what gravy is for right????

I've learned over the years not to get all stressed out about the BIG meal that everyone wolfs down in a matter of 10 minutes.
The kids tried to convince us to go the the movie, but Rex and I just wanted to stay home and relax! So we did!
For me it was just a nice day at home with my honey and kids. For whatever reason, I have been reflecting on how fast my kids have grown up. It seems impossible to me that Josh is a senior in high school. I was trying to salvage one of his basketball shoes the other night with some superglue, to no avail..we had to buy new shoes, and I was just looking at that BIG size 12 shoe, and wondering how that happened over night..... OK so maybe it just feels like overnight.
It makes me feel very grateful that I was able to stay home with all of them when they were little. And makes me not want to miss one minute of anything that they do now. I always knew that I wanted to be a mom and have lots of babies... but I guess I never really knew just how much joy that was going to bring me!

Last night they had a Mother Daughter achievement activity. So Mikayla and I went a made a gingerbread house... well it was actually a graham cracker house... it was fun to sit with her and frost it and put on the yummy candy! It's a good thing that I had someone take a picture, because as of this morning.. there is not much candy left on the house!!
Mikayla, is in such a funny stage right now. Kind of that goofy stage before girls really bloom...come on you all know what I mean... all kids, even boys go through that stage...where the are just goofy acting, and most of the time looking... it's just the stage. But they always end up being Beautiful and Handsome!!
And it is an adventure watching it happen!!!