Friday, September 26, 2008

They Won!!!!

Thanks for all the votes...tonight the team will be featured on KIRO 7 news at 11pm. You can also catch them on their website at!

Now I'm off to get ready for the big game!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Go Monroe!!!!

Last nights game was another amazing win for our team. At half time we were behind 6-21 but the second half we dominated! We ended up with a 39-27 win! It was so much fun and a much needed evening of fun for me!

Hailey's cheer squad is up for our local news "cheer team of the week" for our area. We need lots of votes so they can be futured on the news website and maybe tv????? Help their team win and go just takes a couple of clicks on your computer and they would be so excited to win! I figured my blog friends could help too!!!!

The voting boxes are located on the right side of the page....and while you are there maybe you could vote for the Monroe football team too!!!
Don't they look like a team that should win for spirit!!!!:) Vote, Vote, Vote....for the Monroe Bearcats!!!

Thanks bunches!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Things are much better today....

....I got the tasks I needed to get done... I am showered...and I am heading to a football game!!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I can't believe I am still this busy....

I was hoping now that is school is done for me I would have some time to get things done around the house. No such closets, pantry, cabinets, drawers and craft room are still a total disorganized mess! I also wanted to take some time to learn my new camera and Photoshop cs3 that I purchased but I feel like my head is swirling with to do lists and responsiblities! I won't go into too much detail but I am helping to plan a dinner for 300 people for church, decorating all the tables, and the event which will occur next weekend. My mother-daughter ministry programs start up next week and I will be teaching those classes every other week. I said I would I could lead a table at Women's Bible study (mainly to keep me accountable for the study) but I feel the pressure of that too! There is tons more and there are times I just want to go climb back in bed and forget about it all. I know I will get through it and just like always but I selfishly was hoping to do a few things this fall just for me. I hope I don't sound like I am whining because I know how unbecoming that is;)

Kyla just walked in and said, "Mom, your so lucky to still be in your pajamas!" I barked something back about not being lucky, I would much rather be showered and doing other things! I shouldn't even be blogging right now but I needed to vent! Wow, I really sound like a whiner!

Sorry for the rant....I usually want to stay positive on this blog but just needed to express how I feel today! For those of you with major issues in life....I really apologize for petty complaining.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Abigail is with her family....and another birthday (another year older)!!!

Darn it I couldn't get this picture to move down below with my birthday pics....but skip right ahead to the more exciting news (getting a year older is fun to celebrate but in reality I am another year older).....
Praise God whom all blessings flow....

These pictures say it all!

Check out more on their travel blog here.... they have the most wonderful videos uploaded too!!!

Couldn't be happier for this most wonderful family!!!!

Last night my wonderful husband and kids took me out to dinner for my birthday in Seattle on the waterfront. It was a beautiful sunny day and perfect to watch the sun set along the water!
Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday on my blog and on Facebook!!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another fun week!!!

Recap of the fun we have had this week....

Last Saturday Mike and I attended a very exciting Husky game and we get to go to another one tonight!!! Then out for a dinner date!!!!
Then again last night we prepared for another fun Bearcats game. Here is a picture of Kyla and her friends all decked out before the game.
Mike and I found the perfect spot in the stands to watch the action!!!

I took lots of pictures of Hailey again but I love this one showing her enthusiastic spirit!!!
Finally my brother was flown to New York last week to work on a project with the amazing Michael Phelps. That is my brother on the far left. He works for a design team that created three commercial spots with Michael in them. Joe was the creative director on the project. So cool for him.....
Here are the three spots that he worked on....he was also an extra and can see him in some of the spots!

Monday, September 08, 2008

More pictures from the shower....

The shower was so special. I truly felt the love of Ruth's friends and family and how excited everyone is meet Abigail. Every detail of the shower was so thought out and meaningful, from the cherry blossom cake that was hand made by a friend, to the Chinese themed meal and the Chinese take out boxes filled with beautifully decorated fortune cookies. The hostess' did an amazing job explaining all the little traditions around Chinese adoptions from ladybugs, 100 good wishes quilt to the red thread legend. Tears were shed when Debbie, one of the hostess', read "Shoey and Dot", the sweet story about Chinese adoption seen through the eyes of an adorable ladybug. The most amazing time had to be when we all gathered around Ruth and prayed for her and her family and baby Abigail. I was just touched by the faith and love I felt.

Now they prepare to take off for China on can read about their amazing journey on their travel blog here.

After we got back from the shower we needed to quickly get the boxes of peaches and pears we had brought back with us from Eastern Washington last weekend. It was our first time canning but even though the fruit was a little too ripe, I think we did a pretty good job. At least all the lids sealed for us, so once we open up our first jar we will really know if it was a success.

This canning experience was pretty fun and not too hard....I think we will be doing this again! I just I wished I lived on my own farm so I could grow my food and can it too! Of course then I wouldn't have time to blog;)

Sunday, September 07, 2008

What happens when you are paper pregnant for 924 days!!!

You look like this.....

Today I got to share in the joy of the upcoming adoption of Abigail! The shower for Ruth was perfect in everyway and I can't wait to share more photos of the fun event!

But it is late and we just got finished canning are first batch of needless to say I am pooped!

Just loved the photo I snapped of Ruth when she entered the shower! It was so hilarious and truly represented the length of time she has been waiting to bring her baby home! See her boys peaking in from the it!

I will have to remember that one! Nighty night!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Back to books, pep assemblies and fun fall football games!!!

Phew...what a couple of days! The girls had a great start of school this week. Hailey a sophmore in high school and Kyla in 8th grade and her last year of middle school.

Today Hailey had her first pep assembly as a representative of the cheer squad. They did great at their performance in front of the school and got the student body pumped for the first football game later in that evening.

Their first game was an away game but you wouldn't have known that by the crowds and the spirit. Our side of the stands dominated with a sea of black and orange.

Last year the football team didn't do so hot....they actually lost every single game. But there was hope for this year's team since a new coach was hired and players were ready to win!

Hailey and her cheer team did their best to encourage the crowd and the players throughout the game!

Kyla and her friend Abby hanging out in the stands.

In the end the evening was a total success! Our team scored 20 points and their team scored ZERO!

Now that is the way to start of a new season!!!!

Way to go BEARCATS!!!

It has been so busy I have lots of fun pictures to post of our trip to Spokane last weekend but I will have to catch up later. It is after midnight and everyone is in bed and I should be too!
Have a great weekend!