Saturday, September 29, 2007

Horse House

To start out, sorry about the last post and then nothing forever. I am doing just fine, hate to admit it but turns out it was PMS last week. I used to think that it didn't affect me that way, that i didn't get bitchy and moody. Weellll, maybe 2 years of nothing addded up to a whole lot of something!! A few new pictures.....

Another outside pic of the yard and one of my fav Dahlia's.

The guys started working on the horse barn!! Sage is going to be so happy this winter

Carl, Jason, and Cody

Abs and Joe on TOP of the roof- she loved it-doesn't bode well for repeating tricks like her papa who tried jumping off roofs.

Looks pretty sweet, the horses will be all toasty in their new spot this winter.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Today I feel pretty bad.
Maybe i'm getting sick, maybe I'm hormonal.
I am exhausted and moody and feel
constantly overwhelmed these days with
normal everyday things. For some reason
I feel isolated even though I have so many
people that care about me.
There was thunder and lighting today
and a downpour of rain.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Cheerleading OMG!

This is so classic I couldn't resist. So her first game of soccer....... maybe 4 years is a little early?? She hardly wanted to even go to the game let alone actually kick the ball.
In the a.m. before Opening Day of Soccer, she says, "momma, I don't really
want to play soccer." Now, this mom who played soccer for quite awhile as a
kid is cringing inside but trying to stay cool and go along with it. We talked about
reasons why she might or might not like it, she decides to at least go and try. (mind
you she is also a little sick with UResp. stuff.) Opening day full of lots of kids and parents,
all she wants to do is have us hold her 40 lb. little body.
Next, she really has fun playing at the playground of the elementary school waiting for her game to start. We have to practically physically place her on the field but she gets a little into once all the kids start running around. And that is the end of the story. She ran around, came out and sat on my lap as her other teammates were still playing, the coaches daughter had to take her hand and run with her so she would go out there a few times, and a few other plays, looked like she almost wanted to kick it but got spooked at the last second. When i told her to go ahead and just kick the ball any which way, forget the goal- happy to just make contact NOW, she states, "Mom i don't want to kick it, if i do everyone is going to yell my name, and i'm afraid of getting hurt. So she is a little shy of the spotlight and the attention which has historically been true for her and normal to not want to get hurt, but the last statement made a few hours later is what really GOT me. We're at nephews Wolfpup football game and she sees the little cheerleaders. "Mom, I want to be a cheerleader instead of play soccer." Now, lots of you know that i have always thought cheerleading a little less of a sport i should say and have been known in the past to have even done a little cheerleading bashing, so this was INTENSE. But I just took a big breath and said we'll just see how it goes. I loved sports as a kid and always said once i had kids that I would not try and make them if they didn't like to play or want to.........but please.. anything ...... but....... cheerleading..... :)

Friday, September 7, 2007

Labor Day Weekend!

This weekend was jammed packed, thus the following.
-honking car horns two blocks away to tell my brother Anth,
we were arriving!
-hugs and more hugs to Anth, back from the middle east
-Singing Lori Berkner in the car (Joe,Wendy,Abby, and Courtney)
-sewing patches on sweaters while Libs read to Abby
-homemade Chai with Weston, Hannah, and Libby
-On the road to the Gorge!
-Easton State Park, Joe and Bill jumping off the bridge into Lake Easton and kids
-The perfect sky and view from the general admiss. at the Gorge Amphitheatre
-Dave Matthews Band and Abby singing 'Crash' on top of her papa's shoulders
-Moses Lake, "the person is new that took your reservation, she actually didn't assign you a
room, let me go look and see if this one is clean??.....
-Late night snack of Pringles in bed and the "Last Unicorn"- yes Abby was still awake
-Morning swimming and Denny's for lunch, wa-hoo for Joe his favorite travel lunch
- 8 hrs. in the car to get home from Moses lake. #@*$#@# aahhahh. saved by one 4.5 yr old who was amazing, just hung out for the whole time listening to music, watching a movie, and looking outside. Wheww..... we were lucky.
-Home at last from a whirlwind weekend full of sun, friends, music, and traffic, to two tail wagging dogs. :)

I Hope everyone had a fun weekend!