Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
I've been crazy busy lately but also had a little scare that had me slow down and focus a little more attention on myself than I normally would. (In short - I fainted last weekend and fell flat on my face! Seem to be okay now so no worries - just a beat up face.)
I am happy to say that I managed to get all of my Christmas shopping done in 2 weeks time, got them wrapped and shipped! Did Christmas cards including a letter and family picture, even made some holiday treats to pass out to our neighbors! It's not as much as I normally would give but I feel okay with it with the current circumstances, ha!
On a different note - I've been waiting for the movie Precious to open up in our area and this weekend was it. Drug my husband with me and I'm glad I saw it. I expected to be more emotional during it but came away really shocked - I couldn't cry!
Oh and before I forget, how about my Cowboys? I can't say that I was completely confident going into the game but I loved everything that I saw! Way to go Dallas!!!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Just got the call that Opal got a room at the PetsHotel for our Christmas trip home. She was on a waiting list and I was so nervous that I would have to try to make other arrangements at the last minute! Whew, that's such a relief for me!
Have a great weekend everyone! We are busy with sports so ours will fly by. Plus, I've received a few Christmas cards in the mail so I've been convicted and will start working on ours today. (Thought I might get away with not doing them but nooooooo! Ha!)
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Now, a quick vacuum and I'm going to make some cookies. I've been wanting to do this for a while also! The wind has been howling outside for most of the day so the snow isn't getting shoveled today but I'm hoping it'll be blown away and I'll luck out tomorrow morning. A girl can hope right?
Monday, December 7, 2009
Lots of snow at the top of the trail of Helen Hunt Falls.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tristan was chosen to play in a tournament this weekend that was like nothing we had ever seen before. The first section was 5v5, the second was 3v3, and then the last section was the pit where you went against 1 other player. The person who scored the most in 90 seconds won. Wow! The video shows how physical it was (we think this is a girl but aren't positive).
Their team finished 3rd overall. They won the first two matches, lost the second two, and won their last. It was a fun and exhausting day!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tristan started basketball last week and is playing on two different teams. He absolutely loves it! His first game today wasn't great, 4 points and he fouled out. His second game was unbelievable, 20 points and 9 steals! This video starts with one of his baskets - he's #36 in black.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Santa came up again after dinner one night and as I was walking through the living room I said, "My mom always made sure I had something from Santa." Why did I say that? Why, why, why?
Tristan starts smiling immediately. I give him a look and head up to my bedroom. He follows me and is giggling which starts me giggling. He asks, "What did you just say mom?" I deny everything but it's too late. He heard me and it confirms what he was thinking anyway, Santa's not really real. Of course he has questions, "How do we do it?" "Do we just listen to their conversation with Santa and then buy everything and put his name on it?" "Do I stay up all night to get it all ready or do I do it ahead of time and then keep it all in the storage closet?" Oh my goodness, he's too smart.
I make him promise to not tell Aidan because we shouldn't ruin the fun for him also. He does and I know his word is good.
Forward another week and Aidan asks me point blank, "Mom, is Santa real?" This doesn't come from Tristan but a few of his soccer friends who were talking about it when his soccer coach figured out that Aidan still believed in Santa so she cut the conversation short. I couldn't look him in the eyes and tell another story so out it came. The truth.
Aidan's reply, "Just keep listening to my list Mom. You do a good job getting the presents!"
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
If you're curious - it's a good movie to see. You won't be disappointed.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Homework to get back into the routine of, soccer practices, basketball practices that we didn't make it to because we really needed to get some orthodontic work done for Tristan, and so on.
Today we woke up to a 2 hour delay that turned into a closure so no school. The storm didn't really hit our area until noon so I made it to work at 10 and stayed for a few hours. Then it was off to cram in all of the errands I needed to get done in case we were snowed in another day. Now we're at home which is messy and gets on my nerves but I don't have the motivation to do anything about it. You know the feeling right?
Plus the boys are stir crazy. They NEED physical activity to burn off their energy and it didn't happen today. Now they are wrestling and fighting all over the place! I am so thankful we have a basement that I can ban them to because that's what's about to happen. NBA started today and the couch is calling my name.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I had an appt to get my hair cut in the mall last week and decided that I had some extra time so I walked down to the nail salon for a mani/pedi. When the lady (she was vietnamese) was doing the massage for the manicure she had my palm facing her and stopped in the middle of the rub to stare at it. She not only was staring at it intensely but then rubbed the center of my palm to look at it even harder. She looks at me but it's not a happy look. All I can say is that it seemed concerned, sad, and worried. I told myself it wasn't anything and just to let it go.
I'm watching the tv they have there on the wall and on to the next hand we go. You will not believe it but it all happens again with the next palm! Followed up with her asking, "You okay? Everything okay?"
I didn't ask her what she saw because I didn't want to know. All I know is that she saw something and it wasn't really good. She had such a sad, concerned look on her face the rest of the time I was there. Weird huh?
The boys and my friends find this story hilarious! That same night I spilled a bowl of ranch dip into my lap at a restaurant and Aidan said, "Maybe that's what she saw on your hands mom." Followed by extreme laughter.
Monday, October 12, 2009
We did get out Saturday night to watch some basketball games at a local high school but that was it. Tristan had already slipped and hit his elbow in the grocery store parking lot so we were extra careful at the high school but it was straight ice. You should have seen Opal slipping and sliding down our driveway at home, hilarious!!
Here's a cool picture of Tristan that was forwarded to me after last weekend. He was taking a corner kick, you can tell he puts his all into it!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This kind of shows how high up it was. I felt sorry for the elderly people trying to make it up those stairs. It was a work out and once you got seated you felt like you might take a skydive. Not kidding.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Notice I'm hoping??? That's because the boys are each playing in a tournament this weekend and if either one of their teams make it to the finals, that game is scheduled at the same time as the football game. Oh well, if anything - we can make it to the football game at halftime! (Let's just hope I don't get beat up wearing my Cowboys stuff into Invesco Field.)
Thursday, October 1, 2009
No, I don't look like this horse!!!! But after seeing the chiropractor yesterday (who by the way is an extremely nice lady) this is what I've been diagnosed with. In her opinion, it explains my lower back pain and migraines! Too bad it doesn't help me get that bubble butt I wished I had.
The appointment started out with a little chat about my medical history and reasons for visiting. Then I had xrays taken and laid down on a massaging bed to stretch out. We reviewed the xrays which were extremely enlightening! Then I finished with the adjustment which didn't take long and wasn't painful. There were a lot of noises (pop, snap, crack) but I thought it was cool! She's going to come up with a treatment plan for me and I see her again on Friday for another adjustment.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A quick explanation: Aidan had two fillings done before we went to dinner. At the restaurant we were laughing and I looked over at Aidan who was laughing but only one side of his face could move. That made me laugh so hard that I was crying and then the look of sheer horror on our waitress' face when she looked at Aidan sent me over the edge. This video was taken about an hour later once we got home so it's not really the same but his face was still funny! (Or I'm silly and it was just the wine, ha!)
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
My mom happened to love him and I think I've seen most of his movies, multiple times.
My favorite one is The Outsiders. I will admit that I didn't actually watch it because of him necessarily - there are so many cuties in there. I loved Matt Dillon and Rob Lowe!
I watched his first season of The Beast this year. I liked the show but it was hard to see him like that. You could tell in each episode that he was losing more weight and looking older. (Tristan thought that he looked like his soccer coach from last year which might have been a back handed compliment.) Anyway, I'm sorry to hear that he's gone but at least he's not suffering. I'll still watch his movies, besides the ones I mentioned above I also like Roadhouse, Ghost, and Point Break.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The boys don't really talk about girls much yet but I did know that Aidan liked someone last year named Christina. After asking a few questions it turns out to be that very same girl. Very impressive that at the age of 9 he has liked someone for that long. We talked about stuffed animals, flowers, or candy as a first gift and that jewelry normally comes once you are definitely girlfriend/boyfriend. He was dead set on jewelry so we made a trip to the store last Friday.
Oh my, the taste that he has in jewelry! He was picking out the most gawdy, ugly, plastic pieces I've ever seen. I finally got him to focus on the little pink boxes for little girls and he picked some earrings. He even paid for them himself!
Yesterday he was going to give them to her at lunch. I was so curious to find out what happened but you know our daily rush got to me after school - I completely forgot to ask.
Then Aidan says, "I couldn't give Christina the earrings today."
I asked, "Why?"
He says, "Can you believe she changed schools?"
"What?" I asked with a completely confused look on my face.
"She changed schools and isn't going there anymore. I asked her friends." Aidan says.
And he's a-okay with it. It didn't break his heart but I do think he would have really liked to have given them to her. Crazy stuff huh? But what a joke this can turn into! I have a feeling in a few years we are going to get quite a few laughs from this! (If it's ok with him of course.)
Monday, September 7, 2009
The view from our deck was breathtaking! (Not so much to tear Josh's attention from the computer though, ha!)
Aidan taking a break in one of the bedrooms.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! We are getting away for a short family excursion. Check back next week for the recap!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Fell down the two little steps into the garage on Sunday and my leg still hurts. No bruise thank God but my leg is sore as if I worked out for 6 hours. I didn't (of course) so that's not it. Probably just the way I tensed up when I slipped. I tend to fall down stairs all the time so this isn't anything new. Thought it might be due to the brain tumor but obviously not.
Soccer is draining me. Not because of the hectic schedule, it's Aidan's team. I'm not sure why but his games have really gotten to me. Josh said that you would think that I was the one out there playing. I'm upset when they lose, more so than the boys are. I think it's because we have new players and I really thought things would come easier to us this season. It's not happening though, we are struggling just like last season. They are playing in the highest division of their age group so our schedule is tough, really tough. I've got to get myself under control though or the poor guy will end up quitting like he told me he wanted to on Sunday. Yep, we had a lovely few hours of being really upset with each other. (And Aidan is one of those kids who gets mad at his parents and he doesn't hold back any of his feelings!)
That's the scoop so far!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I just wanted to tell you Happy Birthday and
you are a great soccer player.
From Tree [Tristan]
Hope you have a great day today.
Tell Huddy I said hi.
Here's the friend's reply:
Don't you love the nicknames?
Monday, August 17, 2009
Tristan had a pal spend the night on Saturday. It wasn't our idea, the other boy mentioned it after soccer and I was fine with it. His mom was willing to give it a try but had reservations because he has called her in the past from other sleepovers at 2 a.m. wanting to come home. Fair warning right?
We ran errands, went to eat, went to see Imagine That at the movie theater, fun, fun, fun! (The movie was a disappointment though. It wasn't really a kids movie because a lot of it was about business stuff, working and what not.) We get home at 7 and the boys hit the park for an hour. 8 o'clock comes and they are downstairs playing games. Tristan and Aidan are so excited because their friend says he's having fun, blah blah. 9 o'clock and I'm making them a snack when his mom calls and wants to chat with him. After they talk, he hands the phone to me and she says, "I'm going to have to come get him. I just asked him if he felt comfortable staying the night and he's not so sure." I really didn't know what to say other than okay.
Of course, I understand her situation and ours really. I would rather it happen now then at 2 a.m. She gets our address again and says that her husband will be over in a bit to pick him up. I hang up and think about how I'm going to tell Tristan and Aidan who have no idea this is happening.
"Guys, ____'s dad is going to come and get him in a bit so let's start helping him get his things together."
Aidan says, "Why is he leaving now?"
I just shrugged my shoulders (yes, it was the easy way out right at the moment!)
Aidan says, "that sucks!!" I couldn't even correct his language because it did suck and you could see in his face that he was crushed.
In the end, he was picked up at 9:50 p.m. and I explained to the boys what happened. They couldn't understand it at all; they really take a lot of pride in being a good friend and making sure that their company is having fun. Our house is usually the place to be!
My theory is that if his mom wouldn't have called, all would have been fine and we would have made it through the night without a problem. But, one never knows.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
This morning on our drive to school, out of nowhere Tristan says, "Mom, yesterday you should have pulled your shirt out."
I was confused because I didn't have my shirt tucked in, it was a v-neck, beige t-shirt. I asked, "What do you mean? It wasn't tucked in."
He says and demonstrates with his hands, "No, pulled it out away from you." He pulls his shirt out away from his chest.
I say, "Why?"
He says, "Because I could see everything. Your whole .... you know!" He demonstrates with his hand cupped over his chest and then points to the nipple area.
I laughed!! I asked him if I embarrassed him? He told me I did! Who would have known that wearing a regular old t-shirt was embarrassing to a 10 yr old?
We have a little code now that he'll pull at his shirt if I'm ever showing too much in public. This is hilarious to me because I'm a pretty modest person. But I will admit, it's tough to have big boobs. Obviously, you can't even wear a t-shirt!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
The above picture is what it looks like at my house right now everyday around 4 p.m. 4th and 5th grade is no joke! Homework everyday so far. They are both doing really well. The only thing is that they are the only ones from their soccer teams who have started school already so it's affected their social life. Ha! They've had to miss several sleepovers.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
To see the results from the track and field competitions you can click here. Scroll down until you get to the boys and you'll see his name under 10 and under Boys 200m.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I had to stop and buy one for myself to keep. Since he didn't want to brag - I will.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The view of downtown Dallas from our hotel window! Breathtaking!
The rooftop swimming pool at the hotel. Yes, we did a lot of swimming!