Friday, December 6, 2013

basketball season ...

Brady starts basketball tonight. They have been practicing for weeks now. He's only a freshman but hopefully will get some playing time. I love basketball and it was my sport when growing up. Spent many, many years training to get in shape, morning practice, after school practice and I was so in love with the game. Boys are use to playing football so basketball is a fit. But for girls who play basketball I love this.... "Unless you're willing to play some football, don't go our for basketball." Amen.

coffee....it's good black

Something I thought I'd never ever try just black. But did and hey it's good. It still does the trick of waking me up. I use to put loads of sugar in it with all the flavored cream and realized how much junk that was daily going into my body just from 1cup! Yuck! I was raised to not take care of myself and now finding out it's a must! A must if you want to feel good. Look good. Have energy (and not the 5 hour energy they sell to you in a bottle) Why do we keep creating an unhealthy way of living. Chemicals and sugar in everything these days and then we wonder why we can't remain focused....I've been introducing new healthy foods that my body just is not use too and after awhile you start craving them. Almost like you crave that hot fudge sundae. Lately I'm craving pumpkin seeds and my coffee black. If the saying "you are what you eat" is right then I must be a pile of sugar:) I need to rid myself of all that. It's unhealthy and it's a sin and it's God's temple that I should be willing/able to take care of. The weather here is -4 degrees. Brrrrr..... Drink that coffee and keep warm. Another positive note is you'll be saving a chunk of change if you rid yourself of the daily drive up to Starbucks. Man are they expensive for a little cup full of sugar.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Fifteen~


Well Today my baby is 15! It's hard to believe that the first time I laid my eyes on him was that long ago. We want our kids to grow and get excited when they are the age that they can finally walk, talk, play sports but then a part of us wants them to stay young forever!
Brady with his big sis. He loved his shades even if he put them on upside down. :)
 
Brady at preschool swinging. He loved growing into a big guy and being able to go to school.
Brady now with his big sis, now a 6' 1" freshmen. Loves ALL sports and plays them all.
 
So happy God gave me Brady as my son. He has the best sense of humor and attitude towards everything. He's calm when I am not:) He is complete joy to our family. Not sure he still feels the same about school as he once did as a preschooler.....now he looks forward to days off from school. Happy 15th Birthday Charles "Brady" Roberts!!!!!! So proud of you.
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Coach Miller

My son lost one of his football coaches this past Sunday. He was such a wonderful man. He put so much time into these young boys lives. He also was the schools P.E. teacher for K thru 12th grade so the whole community is grieving the loss. One of his daughters just stayed the night with my daughter Friday night and went to the new Hunger game movie on Saturday with a bunch of girls and now she's missing her father. My daughter said she was angry. I asked why? She said "one of my best friends should not have to go through this at 16" I said yes as I understood. I lost my dad at 33 and it hurts no matter what age but I can't imagine being 16 and having to look in the crowds at my basketball games where her dad always sat and know he's going to be missing these games now. I reminded my daughter that Mr Miller was a believer and now he sits in heaven with His savior and we need to find peace in that even though it's hard. I remember when we first moved to Hershey my son told him he had to leave practice early as he had youth group and Mr. Miller smiled and gave my son a high five. Brady was constantly coming home with things Mr. Miller told him to help him. "I want to see you in the weight room Brady" or "Brady you're athletic, but you're lazy" (Brady laughed at that one cause he knew it was true) So Brady showed up the next practices giving his all. He taught him to try his best and not be lazy. He taught him that it's smart to put God and youth group first before sports. (which we've always taught but it's great coming from a coach to a student) I'm going to miss seeing him around the school. The other day at the basketball game I was walking with another mother and we were talking about him, and all I could say was Hershey's going to be different! Different without him. Here is the news story on Coach Miller. We will attend his funeral Saturday and all the football players will be suited up:) Miller Strong!!!! Thank You Mr Miller for all you have given in teaching so many young guys and gals. Coach Miller News Page

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Football and homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013 turned out to be great. Brooke was asked to attend homecoming with a gentleman from out of town and something came up and he was unable to attend. I was a little frustrated about this but it did not get my baby girl down. She went and wore the most beautiful smile. Which is proof you don't need some boy to make you happy. These girls this age think they always need to be tied up with a boyfriend (trust me I have been there and looking back now I realized it was a waste of time. It made me miss a lot at that age and be caught up in things that really did not matter. Don't get me wrong some of the boys I dated were good people but it kept me to involved in them. Way to serious at such a young age.) I'm hoping my daughter who is at the rebellious stage listens to me loud and clear about needing a boy to make her happy. This night was a success in proving that. But some nights way daughter has tears in her eyes over it and it's devastating for me as a mom to see. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
 



Brooke and Brady after one of Hershey's football games.
She cheers and he plays.
(Brooke's junior year and his freshman year)



After one of the out of town games we stopped for a bite to eat. Austin, who is Brooke and Brady's cousin was able to watch this game as it was close to his home town. Here is the three of them after eating that night, and being a little goofy.


Brooke in her cheer uniform and Brady in his uniform after one of the hometown games this year. Did I mention the boys ending the year 9 and 1 which was a recorded beating year for Hershey football. Very proud of all the boys.
Brooke and Brady after homecoming in Denver.











I'm awful..

I'm really awful at this blogging thing. I just haven't been doing it, and I really do not have much of an excuse either. I decided the other day I need to get back to updating it weekly or daily. My daughter Brooke is already half way through her junior year of high school and I feel like I'm missing it. I mean I'm here and going through it with her but less photos to catch the moments. So I'm going to do better.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

On May 29th....

Brooke turned sweet 16!
 
She has a job, is driving, and stressing us out more and more!
It's hard seeing them head out to work in their car hoping they are safe!
I guess it's been like that every year. From when they are first walking and you're afraid they might skin their knees on the sidewalk to now where you have to trust them more out there....in the world.
Bittersweet!
 
We are proud of her!!!