Sunday, September 23, 2007

Little sleepy today

We've had a very busy weekend. Yesterday Tuck had a soccer game at 9:00, Brandan had a baseball (Young Guns) game at 10:00 here in Red Oak, he had another game (Rip City Angels) at 2:00 in Grand Prairie, Keyto had a soccer game at 3:00 here in Red Oak, and Brando had another game (Rip City) at 6:00 in Grand Prairie. Whew! Then this morning Brando had another game (Rip City) at 8:00 a.m. (be there at 7:15)! Unfortunately they lost this morning so tournament is over for them.
There are two tournaments here that benefit children. The one this weekends benefits a boy who was a senior and had rec'd a full baseball scholarship. He was at his graduation party and dove into a pool with too shallow water. He is now a paraplegic (please excuse spelling). The benefits go toward his medical bills. The 2nd tournament we will play in is the first week of Oct. and benefits a little girl's family. She played softball. Her family went to the lake one weekend and played in the water. A day or two later she was very sick. She contracted some kind of bacteria from the water and went into a coma and later passed on. It is a blessing though that there are so many teams around here that they can hold these kinds of tournaments to benefit the youth and their families that we play with and against everyday.

On a lighter note, I am posting some pics of Tuck and Keyto at their soccer games. They are having fun and learning lots. They both have very knowledgeable coaches.
All is well here. Just staying busy with the boys. Brent took them (minus Tuck) to Red Oak's Homecoming Friday night. Since there are so many high schools back home they didn't really know what all the hype was about. But in a small town with only one high school everyone is talking about it. They had fun, but didn't stay the whole game 'cause we whooped the team we were playing!
I am so looking foward to Fall! It is supposed to cool off here a few degrees for the next few days. Our little Farmer's Market on the corner has Pumpkins this weekend. I may have to get a few for the front yard!
Well, gotta go supervise Brent. He is moving stuff from the garage to the new shed out back so I can park my car in there. The only problem is that he thinks everything needs to go and I have stuff out there that I need on a regular basis!!
Have a super Sunday afternoon!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Lots to Say...

Whew, there has been so much going on lately. I would tell myself to sit down and blog, but then it was overwhelming with all that has been going on.

One of the most exciting things that has happened, is the closing and finalization on our old house! It all happened last Friday. I feel so relieved and like I can breath again. It is amazing the weight off our shoulders. I hope the new couple has many years of joy that we had. I am excited to get on with making our new home feel as comfortable and homey as the last.

We also celebrated Brandan's 13th Birthday at The Magic Time Machine. The boys had a great time and Shaggy was our waiter! Here is a pic of the birthday boy.

We also started school, which so far has been great. It has taken some getting use to though. I keep comparing everything to Honey! The picking up and dropping off is so weird here. The boys seem to like all their teachers. Keyto has decided to start riding the bus so we will see how long that lasts. He has to be at the bus stop (on our corner) at 6:40. He loves going early. He is starting choir next Tuesday and has to be at school for it at 7:05! Here are some pics of their first day. I am going to make them smaller than the one above and see how they look. Okay, sorry about Keyto being sideways and I don't know why the pics keep showing up at the top.

Brandan had his first baseball game on Sat. They lost by 1 run, but it was one of those great games. There are only 4 teams total and I think we are the underdogs. The other team was pretty confident they would cream us. We scored 2 runs in the first inning and ditto for them. Nobody scored again until the 7th inning. Brando pitched the first 6 innings. It was fun to be playing again. Here is a pic (I'm sure it will be at the top) of him batting in his Young Guns uniform.
We also lost Momma Kitty. She passed away peacefully of old age. It was so hard and I still miss her. I expect to see her under the bed or feel her jump up on the bed and laydown on my pillow. She would gradually take over the pillow and I would wake up with a crick in my neck. We still have Dudley and he gets lots of attention!
Last night was the first P.T.A. (pizza nite) meeting we have had. It was at Tuck's school. The kindegarten was in charge of saying the Pledge of Allegiance. The kids all went (or ran I should say) up to the stage in no particular order. Of course, Tuck was in the middle and I couldn't even see him to get a picture. He was all smiles when it was over though!
I hope all of you are doing great and enjoying the cool weather we are having. I love it. It has been so nice to open up the house and air it out. I have a roast in the crock pot for dinner and the house is clean so all is well. All we have tonight is one soccer practice. I am afraid Sat. will be a bit busy though. I'll let you know the schedule and out comes soon. I do know we have a baseball game at 10:00 for sure.
Everybody needs to start a blog so we can all keep up. There are 3 or 4 blogs I read regularly and really enjoy. The girl who is the Editor of Homegrown Hospitality magazine has a very inspirational blog. She is very positive and creative.
Oh, I also wanted to mention something that is sad for me. You know I sell The Body Shop products and Monday our founder died. Her name was Anita Roddick. She was an amazing woman who accomplished so many great things for the world. She was having headaches and then had a brain a..... I don' even know how to spell it. It is just so sad, but she did accomplish so much for so many in her life that it is very inspiring to try and do a little something for someone else everyday.
I better get busy. I may have a little time for some papercrafting before I start picking up kiddos.
Simple pleasures are Life's treasures.