Saturday, December 05, 2009
My silly sister, Kelsey...
Monday, November 30, 2009
Ahh, the holidays, where commercialism and lack of patience are rampant. It's sad that I am already sick of Christmas commercials and they just started... what, last week? Yet, I still feel optimistic this year's festivities will be patient worthy. After all, seems I am getting what I have wanted for over a year now... the blessing of a 16 day vacation. I trust it will grant me the renewal I so badly long for. Everything else, will be a huge bonus. Oh December how I welcome you!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Anyways, here is some photos from the special day.
Boys cake, was all melty by the time the party started.
Gage's new real tool kit.
Ryker's new sandbox and truck
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Next week is Gage's birthday so we are doing their big party then. Today we were planning on going to Fast Lanes but got a wild hair to check out the jump zone in Bentonville. It was raining so we had to do something indoors. Steven looked at the times on the doorway and noticed they only do parties on Saturdays, so we thought we were out of luck. This sent Ryker into a fit in the van, screaming "I want to go in". So I told Steven to go back and see what time they were open to the public tomorrow. Next thing I know Steven comes back with thumbs up. I was confused. He said he has several students who just happened to work there and saw him looking at the door. He told them that it was Ryker's birthday and they got their owner to make an exception for us. I thought that was pretty cool. I have never been there before, but OMG the place was awesome. It had some of the coolest jumpers. Too bad I didn't have socks or I would have tried them myself. The kids had a blast and tried everyone of them. Ryker had no fear and went to the biggest one the most (the pirate ship). Kieran took some prodding but once she would try the scary ones she loved it. All were worn out afterwards. What was nice is I was stress free the whole time. They were told the rules when they got there and they actually stuck to them. No one threw any fits either.
Afterwards we went to Denny's where Ryker fell asleep in the booth. It was nice though. When we got home he woke up starving and ate everything he ordered, which is a first. We had cupcakes after.
Here are some pics of the day...
The Pirate ship
In Elmo land
Steven in on the fun
After sliding down the almost 30ft Pirate ship slide. He shot down!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
* We finally went to the Zoo on probably what turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year. We have made a couple of attempts but the weather never made it nice for a good trip. It was fun but swealtering.
Here are a few pics
This little guy was in the Amazon house right above us, not caged at all...
* Steven and I celebrated our 10th Wedding anniversary on the 14th. Kids went to Oklahoma, we had our date on Friday and went to the bout on that Saturday.
* Our last home bout of the season was on the 15th. The Betties played the Thunderdollz of Tulsa. I loved getting to play some defense for a change. Don't get me wrong I love jamming, but I like an occasional change. The Betties won 130 to 120. It was a fun and good game all around.
* The kids started back to school on the 19th. Well, Gage started back, Kieran just started Kindergarten. It has been a smooth transition as both like it very much. I am still taking Ryker to Farmington everyday, as that is where his home preK is.
Here is a pic of Gage and Kieran on their first day.
* I celebrated my 29th birthday on the 23rd. We went to Oklahoma where I spent part of the weekend with my best friend Charlette. We had a playdate at her house with the kiddos and then that night we took the hubbies on a date to the movies and out to eat at Pete's Place. The rest of the weekend I spent at my parents house. Sadly I realized I haven't been there for months, maybe even since Christmas? Steven goes down a lot to help his Dad work. He will take a kid occasionally but I usually stay here. He happens to be there right now.
Somewhere in the midst of it all I went red and decided I am going to stay for awhile. It's actually managed to stay around.
September is also going to be super busy. Both boys birthdays are a week a part. My aunts are coming from Colorado. Going to Josh's wedding in Oklahoma. And again, I am sure I am missing something else.
Oh, and I did remember something I forgot... Ryker got potty trained in one week. Last week he was screaming everytime he went near the toilet, now he is in the alone as we speak. My baby is growing up.
Friday, July 24, 2009
We do have 1 more home bout this season that is on the 15th. I should be playing in that one as well, so if you have been wanting to catch a game here is your chance. The 14th Steven and I will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary. And a week later on the 23rd I will officially turn 29. I see many counting in their heads all of the sudden. August is also when school starts, meaning Kieran starts Kindergarten and no more stay at home Daddy for Steven. Steven and I will also be starting the Faith Weavers Children Ministry on Wednesdays. (If you have a child from ages 4 yrs.-5th grade let me know and I will get you some more information.)
And after all this is over, I will need to start planning the boys birthday parties for September. Both are a week a part. Gage's happens to fall of the Regional Tournament. I will not be going, end of story.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
* Michael Jackson passed away at the age of 50 of apparent cardiac arrest.
* Farrah Fawcett passed away at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer.
* Last night of Bible school, kids had fun, Steven and I are tired.
* I learned how to cry again.
* Realizing I can rest when I die.
* Get Jon and Kate off of the news please. That would be great...
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
This summer brings lots of exciting travel. Trips to Nebraska, Alabama, Colorado, and hopefully Georgia are all in the works. I actually plan on taking an official vacation in August to go to Colorado with my sister before one of my bouts to hopefully visit some family. Steven is taking advantage of being home with the kids and taking them to the park everyday. I of course feel left out as I am stuck in a hospital all day. But it is still nice to have them all home when I get off.
I plan on doing a lot of relaxing this summer as well. Lots of movie rentals, ice cream, and outdoor fun. You will see less of me on here, sorry.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Couple Ordered to Stop Holding Bible Study at Home Without Permit
Pastor David Jones
and his wife Mary have been told that they cannot invite friends to
their San Diego, Calif. home for a Bible study — unless they are
willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars to San Diego County.
Good Friday we had an employee from San Diego County come to our house,
and inform us that the Bible study that we were having was a religious
assembly, and in violation of the code in the county." David Jones told
"We told them this is not really
a religious assembly — this is just a Bible study with friends. We have
a meal, we pray, that was all," Jones said.
few days later, the couple received a written warning that cited
"unlawful use of land," ordering them to either "stop religious
assembly or apply for a major use permit," the couple's attorney Dean
Broyles told San Diego news station 10News.
But the major use permit could cost the Jones' thousands of dollars just to have a few friends over.
For David and Mary Jones, it's about more than a question of money.
government may not prohibit the free exercise of religion," Broyles
told FOX News. "I believe that our Founding Fathers would roll over in
their grave if they saw that here in the year 2009, a pastor and his
wife are being told that they cannot hold a simple Bible study in their
implications are great because it’s not only us that’s involved," Mary
Jones said. "There are thousands and thousands of Bible studies that
are held all across the country. What we’re interested in is setting a
precedent here — before it goes any further — and that we have it
settled for the future."
The couple is planning to dispute the county's order this week.
San Diego County refuses to allow the pastor and his wife to continue
gathering without acquiring a permit, they will consider a lawsuit in
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
May is a busy month for me, next week Steven is traveling down to Dallas with me while I play with the Betties against one of Ass City's Home teams. It will be the first time all year that we have gotten away for a weekend. The week after we decided to take the whole family and go on a camping trip with the church. Normally just Steven and I go but we are using our daycare the weekend before. Gage will be going in my stead on the Buffalo River with Steven while me and the two yongins play outside all day. Praying it doesn't rain.
So here are some recent pics of our weekend. I would like to wish all the Mother's a Happy Mother's Day!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Although I wasn't that stressed this week I still noticed my patience for certain things has steadily declined. Mostly with personalities of people with either entitlement issues or attention seeking behavior. Both drive me bonkers and I see them way too often. I guess working with teens mostly that tends to happen.
On our way home from grocery shopping I got a chance to run into the house and grab our camera and get some shots of the awesome sunset tonight. It was breathtaking, and sadly the pics didn't capture the beauty as much as I would have liked. Here is one of the shots.
Tomorrow, I will head up to Ft. Smith where I will be an alternate playing with the Betties against RVRG. I cannot say how proud I am of this team and how far they have come since the start of the team. The league is continuing to grow and with it the atmosphere becomes more positive. So you know I am enjoying it. Lots of traveling is happening this summer and next season we have already gotten word we will travil to HAWAII in 2010. I have already started a Hawaii fund. Hawaii is definitely in my top 5 places to visit. #1 is Ireland, and I will go there one day... I will! Ok, I hear thunder and my mind is drifting. Time to sign off.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Here are some pics from our excursions.