Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My sweet baby girl turned 14 today!

They grow up too fast......

January 27, 1995....our first glance into each others eyes!

Fourteen years later.....

My baby is growing up!!!! Happy Birthday Kyla!!!

Monday, January 26, 2009

State Cheer Competition

Hailey's high school cheer team made it to the finals in the Washington State High School State Championship this past weekend. This is the first time in history that her high school has ever competed in competition cheer so that fact that they made it to state and then onto the finals was quite exciting for them!

In fact the state competition was only the 3rd competition that they ever did....and they have really only been working on their routine for the past 2 months in between cheering for basketball, wrestling and jr. cheer clinics. I really don't know how they did it.

They ended up coming in 8th in the state in the small varsity category....way to go girls!!!!!

They were also featured in the paper:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January is almost over.....

I can't believe how fast the time is passing by. Good with the adoption wait but I am freaking out that Hailey is already half way through her sophmore year. I just don't want her to leave the nest but I can see it coming upon us way too fast. I am afraid if I blink she will be gone!!!

This past week she went back to her elementary school to teach the younger kids cheers to perform at the high school Friday night. I went and helped out and her teachers could hardly recognize her. She is so tall now. She was measured last week in gym class and she is now 5'9". She is not to happy about it but I keep telling her she will be so glad later.....the boys just need to catch up to her and then it won't be so bad.

It was so fun watching her work with the younger girls though. I swear it was just yesterday that she was the jr. cheerleader being taught by the high school girls. When she made the team last spring she said doing the jr. cheer nights were thing she was looking most forward to. I think I see a teacher in the future!!!
Hailey when she was a Jr. cheerleader.....

Hailey with her Jr. cheerleaders.....So cute there was one boy and he was in Hailey's groupI wasn't able to make it the game on Friday night because that was the same night as my annual PJ Palooza at our church. I am still the Mother-Daughter Ministry Coordinator and I am having a ball serving moms and daughters. This year it was a great outreach too as many people brought friends and neighbors.Kyla is getting a little old for the PJ Party but I was still thankful that she was willing to come help with some of her other friends.My cute teen helpers....I have my "The Princess and the Kiss" class starting up next Monday so I have been busy getting that all together as well I am planning a new event to serve younger girls (3-7 year olds) and their moms. Plus, I am still working on my photography class which I am WAY behind on!!! Never enough time!!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!!!

Well, I know I haven't been blogging a lot lately. I still read a lot of blogs but I just haven't been much in the mood to post. So I figure I will post some highlights of the past couple of weeks in bullet post form and then add a slide show of pictures to make it easier:

-We got hit with a two week snowstorm that added a half of a week onto Christmas vacation for the girls and for Mike. (If it hadn't been vacation though they probably would have 2 weeks of snow days to make up in the summer).

-Because of the snowstorm lots of events we were looking forward to for Christmas were cancelled and about half our Christmas deliveries came after Christmas day.

-Because of the snowstorm we experienced the first "super" white Christmas ever which made for a beautiful backdrop to Christmas morning activities.

-Because of the continued snowstorm on Chrismtas day early (2am-on) my family wasn't able to make it over for our annual Christmas day dinner at our house.

-The snow didn't keep Hailey and Kyla from leaving on a trip to Mexico last Saturday with my parents.

-Since Hailey and Kyla are in Mexico with my parents.....Mike and I don't know what to do with ourselves.

-Since Hailey and Kyla are in Mexico we finally figured out we could go on a date to Seattle to visit the Pike Place Market, the original Starbucks, eat at a romantic Italian Resturaunt and Mike even indulged me in shopping at my favorite store, Anthropologie.

-Rang in the New Year playing Scrabble with Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Pickler, Taylor Swift, The Jonas Brothers and of course Dick Clark counting down the ball drop in New York City.

-Right now we are watching the Rose Bowl getting excited that new UW Huskies head coach's, Steve Sarkisian, current team USC, is dominating the game.....we have some hope now!