Wednesday, May 27, 2009

B's Baseball Banquet

Last night was Brandan's High School baseball banquet. It was great. I was soooo proud of him. He received the Best Defensive Player Award for Center Field! All the awards were voted on by the boys. The cutie on Brandan's left is Ridge and he received the Freshman Pitching Award. His big brother is a Jr. on the Varsity and received a District Pitching Award. That is Riley on B's right. He is a sweetheart and has the best personality!

This is the Freshman Coach...Coach T. Wallis. He is only 24 and this was his first year coaching.
I think he AND the boys learned a lot about High School ball!

I told them to just ignore me and as you can see they did a great job of it, especially Brandan. The boys all looked so handsome. A Mexican food restaurant in town catered a Fajita Buffet that was very good. The decorations were great! There was also a huge cake. I can't wait to be a part of all the planning next year. The parents are all really nice (I don't know many of the Varsity and none of the JV). It is good to go somewhere and know people now. High School baseball has been way different than we all expected, but I think we are finding out niche now.

He was giving me a hard time about being soooo much taller than me.
I didn't realize it was this much until I saw this picture!
Proud Daddy! Wont' be long before B catches up with his Dad on height!
WE are sooo proud of you Brando!
Keyto and Tuck were with the neighbors. Keyto had his last outdoor soccer game to makeup. He said they tied the other team, which is a good note to end their season.
Have a happy week! I only have today and tomorrow at work before we close. Friday is Tuck's Field Day at school so I will miss the last day the store is open. Probably best!
Hugs, K

Monday, May 18, 2009


I love pictures like this! Makes me smile, it's what it's all about...
Have a happy week!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Creative Time & Gift

I finally had a little time last week to do something creative so used that time to make my Mom a little Mother's day card and gift. I tell you, those IKEA frames come in handy and make a great gift. I found this paper awhile back and knew it would be perfect for my Mom's card. Her living room and kitchen are decorated with an oriental theme in red and black.
The boys said "Lomi is going to Love it!" and she did! That is a great feeling when you can give someone something that touches their heart. My Mom is the best. She has always been there for me and given me an amazing example as a mother and woman.
I want to say...Thanks Mom for everything. Just this week I received a little pick me up in the mail from her...Sonic gift card and a little reminder about God's plans for me! She knows just from my voice on our phone calls when things are a little stressed and boy are they right now. Most of you don't know that the store I work for will be closing the end of the month. I have a fun and creative job with an awesome Boss. She is always so flexible with me on working around Brent's work schedule and the boys schedules. I don't know what I am going to do, but I do know it will all work out. Anyway, Mom's little bit of cheer was just what I needed!
Send me happy thoughts and prayers that I will receive the right job for my needs!
Have a HAPPY day

Best Mother's Day EHVAH!

I had the best Mother's Day!
Brent and the boys did so much and put forth so much effort to make me feel special and appreciated. It all started Saturday when they washed, vacumed and detailed my car! They worked really hard because it was SUPER clean! Then they made me brownies. Not only were they DEElicious, but the entertainment provided while mixing them was priceless!

Notice the two in the background making sure B gets it right
Keyto is a super duper egg cracker! My Granny would be sooo proud
The TV is providing a slight distraction for Brent
Intense concentration is a must
Into the oven they go. We weren't allowed to eat any until Sunday AFTER my Steak Dinner they fixed for me AFTER being at the baseball field from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! I can't imagine spending Mother's Day and not being on a baseball or soccer field.
Tucker made me a card, picture frame with his picture in it and a coupon book. I will show pics of those and tell you what he said in the card in another post.
Have a great Wednesday.


The 1st grade at Tuck's school put on an adorable play last Thursday. It was the best show I have seen them do at the school. They have been working on it for about two months. The title was E-I-E-I-OOPs! Tuck didn't want a speaking part, so he got to square dance. They did a great job and didn't miss a beat!

The props were free hand painted by a volunteer at the school. It was adorable.

The kids with speaking parts dressed up at Old MacDonald, his wife, chickens, cows, pigs, dogs. The parents did a great job with all the costumes.

The kids knew all the words very well. They sang loud and clear. The school's music/art teacher is very special. She has a kind heart and is very soft spoken. The kids all love her. She puts her heart and soul into her job.
Tuck was very proud of their show. I think next time he may take a speaking part!
Have a great week.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Putt-Putt Kid

Playing PuttPutt with Tuck is a memorable experience...
Little frustrated...he appreciates it when, after about 8 putts I tell him "it's okay we'll just put down a 5!" He really loves me for that! He doesn't have to know the whole story, does he?

Giant Mushroom! I told you it was a really cool course.

He totally got into this ride with his Dad. I think he rode it about 5 times!
It is the same one I mentioned in the post about Keyto's birthday par-tee.

This is the first time, you can tell he is unsure of what to expect.


YummEEE! Chocolate Cupcakes made from SCRATCH!! Icing and everything!!
Whoo HOO!

He invited 5 of his closest friends and 4 were able to make the party! They had a great time. We had cupcakes and gifts first...

Then it was off to Alley Cats/PuttPutt. This is a really cool place similar to Main Event, only better (at least I think so). It has the prettiest PuttPutt courses I have ever seen. I'm not sure how many golf balls they hit outside the fence...I try hard not to ask or even notice what could possibly going on (I was on a different course with Brent and Tuck).

Birthday Boy!

Keyto and J playing a very gory (lots of bugs) Jungle game.
There was also a very competitive game of Laser Tag...big FAVE of all the boys.
Now, this ride/game is awesome. You just pick the course (rollercoaster, mine train, airplane, race track, etc.) and hold on for a good ride! We all took turns and rode it several times.
All in all, it was a GOOOOD TIME by all! The boys are great and I am so grateful Keyton has met and joined in with such a super group of boys (great parents too).

The Day!

Birthday breakfast of cinnamon rolls. Lucky Keyto, I was the only one singing to him at 6:30 in the morning!!
Finally, after waiting all day, he got to open all those cards and one big present! He hit the jackpot. I can see some shopping in the very near future.

Thanks to all our family! He had a great day and loved loved loved all his gifts! We took him to eat at Chili's Friday night after Brando finally got finished with baseball. Tuck got to spend the night with a little buddy. I had him ask Keyto if he minded that he went to his friends' and Keyto said..."have fun". Happy Birthday to him from Tuck's friend!! Keyto had just gotten finished asking me to get Tuck to leave him alone. I think Tuck was little bummed he would miss out on dinner and the present opening, but he sure wasn't going to miss a sleepover either! I have to say though, we all thought it was a little weird not having "The Little Man" with us.
Have a happy Monday!

Friday, May 1, 2009


Happy Birthday to Keyton!!

We love you very very much and are soooo very very proud of you!

Have a wonderfully FUN day