Sunday, September 28, 2008

Another Saturday, 2 more soccer games.

What a great soccer weekend! The weather was awesome! I'll take soccer in the warm sunshine any day over what I know is in the wet, gray, cold weather. Bryn was up first and she was a trooper, she ran hard and did her best despite having a sore throat. Kaelyn's game was alot of fun. The girls all played so great together. Kaelyn scored her first goal of the season and was sooooo excited! It was pretty sweet!

It was extra exciting for the girls because we had a very special guest with us for their games. Paulo from Brazil was in town to visit supporting Churches and we got to bring him along to the games and visit with him for the whole day! Kaelyn and Brynlee both soooo wanted to score a goal while Paulo was watching. haha! I'm so sad I didn't get any pictures of Paulo to share, I don't know what I was thinking. haha! Paulo is a missionary in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kyle and I have each been on 2 short term mission teams with our Church to Brazil to work with Paulo and Restoration Ministries. We love Paulo and his wife Ireni and the whole staff of Restoration Ministries. They all hold a special place in our hearts and God willing we hope to go back to Brazil with another mission team soon.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Go 'SC! Beat the Beavers!

Ok, so I'm going to interrupt regular blog posts for a quick little apology to all my OSU Beaver fan friends. I'm pretty sure tonight's game will be a tough one for you folks. Don't get me wrong, I like the Beavers...just not when they are playing USC. Tonight will be such a great football night. Nothing better than a night game in the fall! Love the cool weather, the Trojan Marching Band, and a yummy pretzel with no salt!

Kyle will be there down on the field to do some fireworks. Lucky guy!

Fight on!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wow...They CAN dance! 4 REAL!

So You Think You Can Dance Tour was last night! My sister and her hubby got me a ticket back in Aug, for my birthday and I've been so excited for the day to finally come! So last night the 4 of us headed up to Portland after a quick stop at Burgerville for a blackberry shake and sweet potato fries! YUM!

We have been big fans of the show since season 1. I've always wished we could go see them dance live on their tour, but for some reason or another we've never done it.

This season we especially enjoyed some of the amazing things Twitch, Joshua and Gev can do. Kyle isn't a fan of contemporary dance, but he will watch the popping and breaking. So last night we got to see some of the favorite performances of the season. It was pretty cool to see these dances live! I kept waiting for my favorite, Joshua and Katee dancing to No Air. And phew, it was the last performance before the finale. haha! Love that dance!

Joshua and Katee did the Bollywood dance too which was super cool!

Twitch and Katee did the awesome routine with the door to Mercy. It is a really fun dance to watch, its amazing what you can do with a prop.

They had some fun with Gev during the show, with some running jokes about his "love" for Courtney and he looked pretty good in a dress too. hehe! Chelsea and Mark did the dance to Bleeding Love, with the briefcase. I got chills from this dance.

All of them took a turn doing a solo too. Kat wasn't there, darn. Nigel got the show started but not in person, they used a big screen. haha. And Kyle was a bit worried that Mary and her "tamale train" would be there, but was super thankful she was not. haha! A drunk and some over-zealous Grandma's in front of us provided much entertainment as well. LOL!

Overall it was a lot of fun and I'm so happy we went! It was a fantastic night! Thanks a ton for the tickets Bree & Kyle!! Glad we all went!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Out of the woods?

Is it safe? I hope so...I think we might of dodged the flu for the rest of the family. Garret was feeling better Tuesday, kept him home to be safe. But he was back at school Wednesday and feeling good...except for some minor cold symptoms. So far though no more barf in sight...just a few runny noses. Bryn has complained everyday of a stomach ache. But I think thats just part of her regular morning routine. Oh the joy. No fever, no barf, off to school you go!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Garret has the flu...

I think he's on the mend...but kept him home from school one more day to be sure. He just got up and hasn't braved food yet this morning so we shall see. He is saying he's hungry, so thats a good sign. Yesterday though he was hungry and ate some saltines and they re-appeared about 20 minutes later.

I lysoled the house yesterday hoping to keep anyone else in the house from catching this bug. Good times.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Soccer begins!

Soccer season officially kicked off today with Bryn's 8:30am game, followed by Kaelyn's 9:50 game.
The weather was great! Couldn't ask for more perfect soccer weather, and we'll enjoy it while we can because typically its wet, cold, and gray. Brynlee played with a new intensity. She actually ran, and never asked to come out of the game. And guess what? Wait for it... she scored! Seriously. Wahoo! She did awesome. They didn't win today, but I think with a little more direction they will be a great team.

Kaelyn's team actually was up against a U11 team, we didn't know that until after the game. Even though they lost, they played hard. Kaelyn loves soccer, and she's learning so much this year. Her footwork skills are improving greatly, can't wait to see where she is at the end of the season. She still has another game today, and 2 more tomorrow. So she'll have lots of time this season on the field to perfect her skills.

More Soccer pics!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

We Remember.

"The worst day in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in America's history." President Bush

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Future Olympic Diver? I hope not.

Kaelyn really got into the Olympics, actually we all enjoyed watching it together. But Kaelyn has decided she wants to try diving now, that and beach volleyball. (Like I have a clue where she would go to learn how to dive!) haha! But I thought for sure she'd see the high dive and say never mind. Wrong, she watched some video of it online with me and she says, "oh that is soooo cool, I want to do that!" Crazy girl. That plan back-fired on me. So we watched quite a bit of the diving during the Olympics.

So when we had the cousin's visiting from CA we all went to the river. And guess what Kyle let Kaelyn do?!?! Here's the pic...I wish I had braved the raging rapids (I might be exaggerating a smidge, but it adds to the drama) to get a closer shot...NOT! I was freaked out enough from where I was at. Kyle assured me it was perfectly safe. Kaelyn had no fear at all, she'd climb up to the top of that rock and without any second thoughts she'd jump right off. So now she's wondering when her diving lessons will start. Uh??

Here are a few other shots from the day at the river...Bryn and her "no pictures please" attitude. She must be practicing for the paparazzi harassment. I think this was the only picture I got of her that day where she was looking at the camera, the rest she'd quickly turn her head. Booger. Garret enjoyed just floating down the river, oops I mean raging rapids. But still so relaxing!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Look out world, Kaelyn's a 4th grader!

Oh my goodness, where did time go? I can still remember the first day of kindergarten for Kaelyn like it was yesterday. And here we are today dropping her off in the 4th grade. Yikes! She's growing up to fast. It's like i've blinked and she's no longer my little girl, she's pre-teenish now! We tortured her today with the camera. She pleaded with us to not take her picture and in protest she'd turn her head every time I tried. I got a few good pics of her simply by telling her if she'd just let me take a few good ones i'd stop.
From Backtoschool 9/3/08 10:38 AM
I'm sure she's going to tell me all about how embarrassing we were taking pictures of her in class, but hey we weren't the only parents doing it! She is super excited to have her teacher this year! He is the same teacher Garret had last year, and he's great. She wasn't so thrilled with where she was sitting this morning, I guess the person next to her is a well known nose picker. So she is hoping they don't have to stay in those seats long. Just a few short hours left in the day and then i'll go get them from school. Can't wait to hear how the day went for them all!
From Backtoschool 9/3/08 10:38 AM

From Backtoschool 9/3/08 10:38 AM

Bryn's a 2nd grader!

I think she was more nervous to start school than she was willing to admit. She had a tummy ache last night and again this morning, but I think it was "butterflies". She was up and ready to go this morning though! Dressed and backpack in hand a little to early even. She did have some issues with me fixing her hair, but quickly got over it. She had hoped I'd put the camera away when we got to school, but I didn't. Neither did Kyle, he was snapping pics of her too. We walked her to class and Kyle helped her get her supplies unloaded while I took Kaelyn to her class. After we said goodbye to Kaelyn, Kyle just wanted one more peek at Boo. She caught him peeking though and blew him a kiss. So sweet. I'm pretty sure that made his day.

From Backtoschool 9/3/08 10:38 AM

Middle School here we come!

Garret started 6th grade today! Crazy. I know! He was pretty excited. Yesterday he had a half day orientation and was happy to find a few people he knows in his classes. He really likes his home room teacher, Miss Long. He has Spanish 1st period, and is thinking this will be a really fun class. He wasn't super excited about having PE first semester, but I think he'll find its not a big deal. He was very patient with me this morning while I snapped a few pictures. I think by now he knows the drill. haha! I can't wait to hear how his full day went!
From Backtoschool 9/3/08 10:38 AM

From Backtoschool 9/3/08 10:38 AM