My people 2015

My people 2015

Monday, October 29, 2012

Golf Team 2012

It has been such an exciting year for Dylan. He made the Jr. High Golf Team. Big YEAH!!
He has only been golfing for about 18 months - and seriously golfing for maybe a year. Jason and I are so very proud of him. He has tried all other sports and just didn't find the one that clicked with him until now. He has been either up at Hobble Creek Golf Course or East Bay Golf Course at least 4 days a week since March. He knew he wanted to make the team and has been so very dedicated to it. I am in awe of him because I don't remember being that dedicated to something at that age. Tryouts were very stressful - for us all. I think there were about 50 boys that tried out. They all played and first cuts were made. Only 20 boys were called back. Dylan said he would have been happy to just get called back. He really didn't have high hopes. He got called back for another tryout (on my birthday no less). He golfed better than he ever has and..... the next morning he called home and told us he made it :) I could hear his friends cheering in the background. It was awesome! They had practice every day after school and tournaments every Monday. It's a very time consuming and expensive sport. I don't even want to add up how much we have put into this. It's all been worth it though. He had a great coach that was so supportive and encouraging. The team was great as well and took 1st Place in the district. The season is over but Dylan is getting excited for next year.
 Gladston Golf Course
His best score - 48
 Wearing pink socks to practice in honor of his Grandma for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
 First tournament - bit nervous but did great!
The whole team - District Champions!!


We had another successful soccer season.
Braxton and Nati both played so well. Although I have to admit that 3rd Grade soccer is a bit more intense than 1st Grade. Nati was usually (99% of the time) 10 steps behind the ball but she kept running. Braxton was fantastic. I think he's found his sport.
 Nati with her little friends.
 She ran her little heart out.
 The Otter Pops
The Scorpions

Monday, October 8, 2012

Here we go again...

Yeah!! We had a great summer filled with all kinds of fun. I really feel like we accomplished a lot, did some really fun things and all got along. It's usually about 2 weeks before school starts that everyone starts getting antsy and we can all tell it's time to go back.
Natalie is in 1st Grade with Mrs. Blunck. My sweet cousin who is a Kindergarten teacher tutored Nati all summer long and she loved it! She has already been bumped up a level in reading and she is doing great! She started her dance class again and still loves playing with friends :)

Braxton is a big 3rd Grader with Mrs. McAfee. After our horrific year for 2nd grade we decided to take control and request a certain teacher than I knew would be great for him. We are almost 2 months into school and he still likes it - a huge difference from last year. Yeah!!

My getting-too-big-for-his-britches 8th Grader. Dylan turned 14 just after school started and is loving every second of it. He got all of the classes he wanted and is enjoying Jr. High again. He is still a social butterfly and is such a good kid.

Good big brother making sure she gets to the bus in one piece.

My cute neighbor hosts a "Breakfast at the Bus Stop" on the first day of school. The kids love it and look forward to it every year.
It's hard to believe that we are in yet another year of school. With my baby in school all day I honestly thought I would have oodles of time to get things done. So far it hasn't turned out that way. I'm still running errands and trying to keep up with the kids schedules - dance, piano, scouts, golf.... I was struggling the first day so my sweet husband took me to lunch which helped a little. I'm keeping my ears peeled for the perfect 10 hour a week job but until then all I can say is life is crazy, good :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


One of my favorite runs - the Hobble Creek Half Marathon!
This is my second year running it and (with a huge grin on my face) I finished it 7 minutes faster than last year. Yeah!! And.... (with another huge grin on my face) Jason was here to see me finish it. He is normally on the bow hunt but didn't go this year. Dylan was my big helper and met me at mile 12 to get me through that last mile. He was great! My parents were there also which meant so much to me. I loved seeing my family there and it helped me run that last little bit without dying. The run is fabulous - mostly downhill, and its such a pretty canyon to see. Until next year....
 My great support team!
Cute mom with her sign for me. Love her!!

 Kelly & I - she's the best! We run together most mornings and I love her to pieces.