Friday, February 22, 2013

sNOw school

My friend needing someone to take on her kids= more fun for mine!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Gettin Down with Mama Goose

Jude had his kindergarten performance last night, his class is so cute, I love them. It was a whole 20 minutes of Gettin Down with Mama Goose,  love it, short and sweet, even Kingston made it through.

Mrs.Payne has been a breath of fresh air at Marlatt, as you can see she has a great energy and spirit, love that she makes music so fun for my kids. I am sure I didn't have this experience in elementary, maybe thats why I am not musically inclined:)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Another "OZ"some weekend

 We used up all of our camera battery last weekend, so I get to use my phone pics for this one. One of the always favorite Land of Oz meets was on Saturday, Roe enjoyed being back in Kansas to experience a 1st place again:)
 The awards announcer was the best, super fast, not fast enough for Xander he had a little nap in the back.

 a good meet for Grandpa & Grandma Say to get to see

I found Kingston with these on, this picture is my favorite
Xander's basketball team is struggling, only 1 win so far and of course was the game we missed! Notice the bright red ears, he is working hard. 
Celebrated the gorgeous weather at orange leaf after, yum!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Please pray for Jeryka as the MRI of her brain this week showed 2 spots that are concerning. She will be heading back to MD Anderson soon to see the brain experts for advice and treatment. We need her healed and on the wedding planning, we will love and  carry you through this Jeryka!

My Sweet Valentine

My little man was so excited about taking his whistles and bubbles to school today, so thankful to have boys that are such little lovers in my life. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chicago Style

 Our weekend trip to Chicago was so awesome, little Miss attitude did great earning medals and scoring above 9's on floor, beam, bars & all around.
 Monroe outside our hotel with Lexi & Kylie, we hopped on a short ride to Navy Pier for the World's largest gymnastics meet.
 the ride on the metra was quite entertaining with our crew, lots of people watching, truthfully, I think most were watching us...

 slight flight delay on the way home, besides the 1 hr delay, the Manhattan to Chicago flight was so convenient!
 this little gym girl with not the best form was made out of balloons, hard to tell from pic
 Trav and Monroe at Navy Pier
 Xander and Cole took advantage of the free massages at the meet, they did work hard;)
 ready to hit the windy city
 my only complaint was the awards took FOREVER, what else would I expect from the largest meet?
 We did lots of walking, shopping and eating of course
 We loved watching Kylie and Lexi, our level 8's on Sunday, they did awesome!

 Cole was in charge of the scorebook, he gave himself perfect 10's on all events
 did I mention it was the longest national anthem too, I think we heard several anthems.

the girls sporting their new Chicago Style leos at practice, the gift from the meet!
getting a little break during the meet allowed our girls to get a peak at other coaching
(yelling) styles, again SO BLESSED to have Jeryka, who is crazy/patient/generous enough to give our girls this opportunity to compete Chicago style.

Monday, February 11, 2013


 After a few cheap Target finds, we are Valentine ready, thanks again Jess for always coming through for me in a heartbeat:)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Omaha Premier Bowl

catching up on meet happenings.. We headed to Omaha last weekend for another stop on our meet marathon
I was a little unsure about Monroe competing by herself this time, they divided the sessions into age groups, I think she actually enjoyed the individual attention from Jeryka & Amelia, and didn't seem to mind being by her lonesome
 had to post this picture, because it is such a Kenzie picture, WOW!

 she was the very last gymnast to go on beam and ended up getting 1st place on the event, good comeback from the fall last week
Ended with doing well overall 2nd out of 18, 2nd on floor and 2nd on vault, Chicago is next!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

HUBBY is 38!

 No surprise parties for him, but we got to celebrate Trav's birthday helping in church, (had to get a pic of him holding the blessing box)
 nothing beats a little crazy Sunday lunch at Chipotle
Glad he chose Chipotle over his 6th birthday choice of McDonalds, Jenny J and Randy are the only other ones I recognize in the photo.
Love that I get to  am growing old with this guy, a grown up kid,  happy birthday babe!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Big T little B is 40!

Im thinking if you keep looking better with age, you have a lot to look forward to, Happy 40th Tia, Big T little B, TT
 are these not straight out of akward family photos!! Above was our family vacation???
I was feeling sad that I didn't have a shirt that fit and Jessie, didn't get a shirt at all! And I wonder why I have had skin cancer.
 and this one with the finger in front of the camera, at least Jess got a shirt for this one

couldn't leave out the Olan Mills shot