Saturday, January 28, 2012

hello blog world....otis is one! or is he seven?

i'm feeling really bad as i haven't been able to update my blog in like FOREVER!
sorry for that.
i've been busy with work, athome, brady's basketball games and everything else that comes along with motherhood. laundry. meals. sick kids. try to keep the house tidy and failing.
i'll do better.

otis did turn one while i was away.
we threw him a little tiny party to show him we care.
for the most part it went rather well except for the last picture of course.
see you.

 brooke and otis on the way to brady's game thursday night.

him being a "big boy" sitting in seat by himself.
(or spoiled boy)

he makes a good headphone stand!

Jan 22nd a.k.a birthday day!

his party was wild!

Monday, January 16, 2012

~i'm making these-with brooke's help!

brooke and i started making friendship bracelets to hand out for valentines day this year. what a cute idea and a neat little note. i think these are neat for any age girls to do. from little ones to teens, like my daughter. i showed her this idea and she was game right away. photo credit and idea found here.

it's a nice way to give to everyone in school. even kids you don't hang out with much but see everyday. i know in middle school/ high school bulling can get pretty bad, so what a neat way to give someone a little encouragement that they are needed!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"just play. have fun. enjoy the game." Michael Jordan

i pointed brady out in the picture above....
he has changed so much. not as shy. funny. tall.
this is his team mixed with 7th and 8th graders.
brady is in 7th but just as tall as the "tall kids" in 8th.
which is good since his favorite sport is basketball.
i think he gets that from me.
when i was young, and in shape :), i played varsity basketball and played well.
i miss those days. but it brings back memories watching my boy play.
i think it's true what thee Michael Jordan had to say of the sport.

just play. have fun. enjoy the game.

to many times we don't stop and enjoy it. we are to focused on winning.
i'll be the first to admit....I HATE TO LOSE. i play to win.
but really looking back win or lose i enjoyed playing the game.
and had so much fun doing it...
my hope is for him to do the same..

Sunday, January 1, 2012's a new year!

we have been busy wrapping up 2011 with good food and good friends.
last night we had some friends from ogallala down and they ended up spending the night. it was fun we played games, laughed, shared stories and struggled to stay up for the new year.
and we made it. but was in our beds at 12:01 :) and fast asleep.
it's the pits getting old....

a couple days before, we had some more friends driving through town who asked if we could
meet them for supper, so we headed to ruby tuesdays and again had a fun time.
reuniting with old friends. we sat the kids at their own table so we could talk easier.

so ready to start the new year.
we've had a lot of changes this past year and in the new year i'd like to
find comfort in where we are at now.
we still haven't found a "church home" but hope to soon.
it's something we've been struggling with.
change is hard and not an easy thing to get use to for me.
but i hope to find my place here.

Happy New Year!