Wednesday, April 27, 2011

about me

I feel like I've been talking about my kids a lot so here's some stuff about me:

I like lists better then paragraphs. It's easy. It's to the point. It's like how men talk.

I like The Voice better then American Idol. I think they pulled it off!

By the end of this week I'll have created 8 proofs for new clients, glued 315 invites to folders, made 130 magnet tags, cut 11 stacks of card stock, changed 20 diapers, gone to Staples 3 times, Printed on 992 envelopes, and told my mom "good job, have a cookie" four times for helping me four days. My job is to make enough money to pay for everything but rent and Tim's School. It's hard!

I'm hoping Tim will stop having so much school work (he's working on a pharmacy degree) so he can cut all my invites soon and bathe the children once in a while. Oh and go back to doing all the dishes!!

Tuesday I started the grass volleyball season off with two kids in tow. It was wonderful.

I'm running a half marathon (13.1 miles) this Sunday but I don't feel anymore in shape then usual so I'm a bit afraid.

I like Tim a lot. My favorite part of my life is still laughing with him late at night. I also enjoy the public being taken aback at how cute and wonderful my children are. I also like squishing my children because the joy they give me has to be released.

My knees and back just hit virtual year 40.

I don't go an hour without picking up something Calli threw on the ground - except when I'm sleeping. I refuse to clean up after her when I'm sleeping.

I only have one kleenex box left in the house that I carry from room to room with me because we should go grocery shopping but we rarely have the time. If you know me you know one box of kleenex is NOT okay.

Parenting a 4 year old going on 5 is proving itself more and more difficult. Swimming, Soccer, they know what you're talking about all the time, the complaints are flying, real life lessons have to be boiled down to tiny brain language, BUT he's a great babysitter.

I drink an Arbonne protein shake every morning to stay alive. I recommend having an Arbonne lady around for this one product and waiting for the 50% off sales to buy.

I don't really drink soda anymore but I WILL take a McDonald's Sweet Tea. MMMmmm

Tim and I are watching ALL of Scrubs on Netflix.

I like my church - Coram Deo. There's a lot of nice people there and I serve a lot but I'm happy to do it. God is good!

We're probably moving to Portland in a year...or two. But we're headed that way. That will be awesome because I love Amy and Kristina and my other fam and friends up there. But that will also suck ey? I have to leave Reno?? I'll never find a better running buddy then Latricia.

Grant is the master of hurting himself slightly and freaking out to a level 10. Today he hit his head on the wall while sitting on his bed putting his shoes on. What? Oh that wasn't about me but it affects me greatly!

I look at this computer WAY WAY too much.

So that's some of my life....just in case you wanted to know.

Monday, April 25, 2011

more soccer shots

I remembered the real camera for Saturday's game. Here's the action.

This is Grant's signature thumbs up to me during the game. This one came right after he slammed another kid in the shin guards.

Miracle shot of the day - all the kids on the field are running. You don't see that often!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

happy 13 months

Calli's new tricks April 21st - 13 months old. She just started picking up more signs and more steps in the last 7 days. You're always a joy Calli!



Monday, April 18, 2011

purple panthers

Annnd I forgot my camera again for soccer! So I cell-phoned these for you. My kid is the one most completely aloof of the camera and the soccer game. But this week he scored TWO goals! One was a kick off that no one could touch, it just kept rolling, slowly, slowly, into the goal. This was followed by a very good end zone dance. All the parents go crazy for his heart melting sweetness. On the field, every three minutes he turns to me on the sidelines and gives a thumbs up, plus there's his signature galloping run!

I have to share one funny story that happened during his first game. Most of them at the first game didn't really understand why everyone was trying to get the ball and...where should this ball go? Grant was on the field and the green team scored against him but he didn't quite get the defeat. He ran as fast as he could across the field, off the field, onto the team blankets and yelled into my face, "our team did it! we really did it!!!" Oh the joy of 4 year old sports!

Friday, April 08, 2011

cubbies award

Grant finished his first year of AWANA. He was in Cubbies every Wednesday for 6 months or so and memorized an entire book of bible verses. We worked on the verses often at dinner time and it was fun! Thanks so much for your love for the youth of our community - Sierra Bible Church members. It was a great experience and we're happy to live within walking distance of a great church.

I'm pretty sure this is Grant's first "major award". Stay tuned for SOCCER! I'll remember my camera for the next game and tell you all about it!