Wednesday, March 18, 2009

99 and still going...

WOW, 3/16/09 was my Grandmother-in-love's (she is much more than a grandmother-in-law) 99th birthday! She is about 4'8" and has dementia which makes my Parents-in-love's (they are much more than parents-in-law) life quite interesting. She can't remember things that happened 5 minutes before, but she can give us details of the time she work at a cafeteria 40+ years ago. I love to listen to her stories, when she is feeling good, and she seems to enjoy having the family around her. She can barely get around, she says the movement makes her short of breath. She is still pretty fiesty at times and makes us laugh with some of the things she says. I wish her happiness and pain-free days for however long God allows her to be with us. Happy Birthday Grandma!

B Ball at the Y

On 3/14/09 my daughter had her first ever basketball game. She was so excited all week to first attend practice and then to be able to play in an actual game. Their team name is the Wildcats, (too much high school musical) and they did pretty good.

There are 2 boys and 5 girls on the team. Most of the other teams in the league have at least 9 players so our team has to play most of the game. There are 2 little girls on the team that really could care less about playing. They were especially excited to sit out for a quarter.

They don't keep score at this age group and the team played hard. We were very proud of them all.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I had a crop/wii party at my house on Saturday and I think it was a success. Two of my scrapbooking buddies and their children came over, my cousins and their son, my nephew and one of my son's friends. We had tacos and lots of laughter and talking. I made cards for an upcoming card swap and I think they turned out pretty good.

What do you think?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Just wanted to share another one of my favorite photos. My daughter, who happens to be a drama queen in training, was about 15 mths old and this picture captured her being a ham for the camera. Even now she can stop in mid-cry, smile for the camera, and go back to crying. We believe she is destined to be an actress or something dramatic.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Raider Football

On 9/5/08 my oldest son made his 1st ever touchdown! The ball was thrown to him in the endzone and he caught it. I could feel his smile all the way in the stands. Later in the game he sacked the quarterback twice, he was on fire! The other parents asked me what we were feeding him and considering that he is 6'2", 170lbs and eats everything it was hard to say exactly what did it. I was so very proud of his performance and I can tell he was too.

Monday, March 2, 2009

My son's football team was awesome this year (2008)! We have been in this league for 6 years and this was his last year to play for them. We had a tremendous amount of talent, including my son of course, and they not only went undefeated against some very tough teams, but for most of the games the score was 31-0 and we won the superbowl 31-0! Our family has spent every fall with this team and we will truly miss them in 2009. I can't even listen to the National Anthem anymore with out waiting to yell VIKINGS!! at the end of it, like we did at every game. :-)

We are so very proud of my son and his teammates.

my huband and my son


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