Wednesday, October 29, 2008

20 years ago...1988
1. I was in High School

2. I lived in Lincoln City with my mom and my two brothers

3. I was playing volleyball and working as a waitress at Salishan Lodge

10 years ago...1998
1. I lived in Hillsboro, OR in our house on 33rd Ct

2. Was in the Brookwood Ward (which I LOVED!)

3. Mitchell was only 11 months old. He had 3 inhalers that he needed and I color coded them so I could remember what I was doing. Megan was only 6. She was in first grade and was losing her teeth at an alarming rate because she wanted money!

4. Josh had sold probably less than 5 containers of nails and thought the clock in the office was incredibly loud.

5. I was teaching 2 sessions of kindergarten every day and had a total of 56 students, and I pumped breast milk in the corner of my classroom in the dark between the morning and afternoon classes.

5 years ago...2003

1. I had 4 kids and lived in our little trailer in Buxton.

2. Mary was one year old...Max was 3 and in preschool...Mitch was 5 and in kindergarten... Megan was 11 and getting ready to join young womens.

3. Josh had sold a bazzzillion containers of nails and never checked the clock to see if he should maybe come home.

4. I didn't work in the schools, but always seemed just as tired as when I took care of 56 students even though I only had to worry about 4.

3 years ago...2005
1. We were one month away from excavating for our house.

1 year ago...2007

1. I was loving being the nursery leader.

2. I was subbing for Mary's preschool.

So far this year....2008
1. I started this blog

2. I read the Twilight Series and other grown up books!

3. Started substituting at my kids' schools.

Yesterday I...
1. Went to the gym and got my butt kicked.

2. Dropped by and visited with Chris and Krista, two of my sweet sister in laws.

3. Rented 2 movies from the Redbox.

Today I...
1. Need to find one of the movies so I can return them

2. Need to finish the laundry and ironing.

3. Have Max's football banquet.

4. Signed up to sell Arbonne.

5. Went to the gym.

Tomorrow I will...
1. Get my visiting teaching done before the end of the month!

2. Help out at Mary's Halloween party.

3. Take dogs to get their Rabies shot.

4. Go to the gym.

In the next year I will....
1. Attend the temple more often.

2. Renew my teaching license.

3. Get out of debt.

4. Lose weight.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Today is the day my "good luck" starts! I hope! So I will post some good news very soon.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Coming Soon

Loralee did a cute post and I want to do it also...but I have no time today. So coming soon, I will post info about me 20 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years get it!

I am excited to give it some thought and look for some pictures...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

This year we went to the pumpkin patch for Mary's 6th birthday. We did a combined party with the Wolfe's since Jack and Mary have the same birthday. It was so fun to be with a large group at the pumpkin patch. The kids had a blast on the train, on the boat, in the hay and out in the field. I loved it so much more than Chuck E Cheese or any of the usual places we have done in the past. Of course if it had been pouring down rain, I would not be saying this!

Taking pictures at the pumpkin patch and the tulip festival are my 2 favorite things to do. I love that my husband and kids humor me and are willing subjects. I always go into it reminding them of all the things I do for them all year and the only thing I ask is that they be pleasant and clean for pictures twice a year. Sometimes I have had to yell this message to them on the brink of tears... however, it has always worked!

Me and Josh!

Check out this handsome boy. I give him crap about having long hair so much, but then I see a picture like this and he is just so darn cute. I love that he has his own style and doesn't let me influence matter how hard I try. He is a good boy with a huge heart and our family is so much better because he is in it!
Me and my BFF Tonya....I love this girl!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Josh's Crash

Dan sent me pictures from Josh's crash last week. It happened on his way out of town with Megan, Mitchell, and Max. They were leaving to go hunting and were in an accident that shut down the highway. It totalled the trailer for sure and we are still waiting to find out about the truck. Megan re-injured her shoulder, but no one else was hurt. I was so scared when Josh called to tell me what had happened. It was phone call I never ever want to get again!
And I do need to say thank you to so many friends that called to check on us and offer help to us if we need it. We are blessed with great friends!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sport's Highlights

We have been playing football and soccer this fall. The challenge has been that Mary has soccer on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which is when Max has football practice. Of course they are at the same time in different cities!!! Thank goodness I have Megan and Josh to help...and thank goodness Megan has basketball conditioning on Mondays and Wednesdays. Here is her team the fireballs...I think she has the cutest coaches and they are so sweet with the kids.

She has gotten so much better. She no longer cries or goes for the other teams goal. I don't see any scholarships in her future but at least she is having fun!

Max is liking football. He is my little #62. He almost quit because the helmet didn't feel good, but we suggested trying a new helmet before quitting the sport altogether. It was his coaches idea he really wanted Max to keep playing. Josh was frustrated watching the first game because Max was always the last one to take his position. He thought he was being slow or lazy, but I explained that Max waited until everyone else took their position so he could figure out where he was suppose to be. I just love watching him, he is so cute with all his pads on!