Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Well, the kids are out in full force trick-or-treating. What fun. There is a lot of excitment as we get ready for trick-or-treating. Make-up, candy, costumes and finding time to fit a healthy supper in there. We had homemade chicken noodle soup tonight because it is going to get cold. Oh, I am glad I remembered, I quickly went and lit the pumpkins. Thank goodness I remembered. Okay, I got sidetracked from writing and have pulled the vacume out, got a batch of fresh buns in the oven and the kids came and needed gloves. But I am going to vacume. Anyway, Halloween is fun. I am tempted to take all the decorations down as I am sitting here but I will hold off until tomorrow. I hope all of you had a great and safe halloween. ENJOY!

Monday, October 29, 2007

my Day

Well, I woke up this morning. Got the kids ready for school. Neil went to work and I started to Clean up. I like to get the house cleaned early so I can try and relax while the kids are sleeping but I end up doing something like raking or cleaning the van out or cleaning the attic or something. So I vacumed, got firewood brought in for the fire place, put the dishes in the dishwasher, took out the garbage and recycliing, started a load of laundry, ran over to our neighbors house to let her dog out to go pottie, and then came home. I just grabbed a couple of cookies to eat and then thought I really should eat some breakfast and the chocolate cake I made for me to snack in is all gone so now I am eating a bowl of cereal. I figure that is better than cookies. Well, soccer is FINISHED for the fall season. It is going to be nice not having to add in soccer practices into our schedule for the next 6 months and then the spring season will start. I will be ready for it. I have the fire going and it is so relaxing to sit and watch. I enjoy fire in the fireplace.

We got the pumkins carved over the weekend. The kids were excited to do that. It was fun. I cooked the pumpkin seeds which they love and of course I over cook them. But in my defence I had hamburgers on the barbque, and fries going in the oil so there are 3 things you need to watch carefully and at least our supper was great. Susie,(my neighbor/friend) said you need to sit and watch them so I will be going that next year. Sorry kids. Well, life is good. My mom is coming out in less than 2 weeks and we are all excited. It will be a lot of fun.

Well, enjoy the season of falling leaves, colder air(I don't enjoy that), fires in the fireplace, hot chocolate, fleece blankets. It is a beautiful day!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Not much going on.

Hi all. Not a lot has been going on. I guess just life. Kids, Soccer, I guess the usual stuff. Regan woke up with a fever this morning so that is not fun but nice because it is nice to stay home and sit and hold him. It is getting colder here in IOWA our 70 degree weather is gone for now and probably until next summer. The kids are excited for winter. I think they really like the snow but if it is like last winter it took a while to come. I think I am going to make a nice toasty fire in our fireplace and curl up after I go teach gymnastics. Life is good and I hope everyone is doing well. It is funny that I think of a bunch of things to say when I am not at the computer but as soon as I sit down at the computer I go blank. Well, this is our last week of soccer. I AM SOO EXCITED. The kids love soccer as I have said before which is good but I am just happy to not have to get up saturday morning and that is all we do all day. So it will be nice. Our last week of soccer practices every night. Great! I am also excited to have our evenings back. Well, I am going to run and see how Regan is doing. He is playing with the kids. I don't like it when my kids are not feeling well. I feel bad for them. Well, hopefully it does not last long and at least he is not throwing up. Knock on wood.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I am a little stumped on things to say. I think of a little thing here and there and then I get to the computer and really can't think of anything. We are getting ready for soccer tonight. Madison has a practice from 5:30 - 6:30. Ridley's is 5:30 - 6:00. I am the coach. Then we have to run home grab Austyn, Josie and Regan and then run to Activity Days. I am the leader and tonight I will be hauling all my kids. FUN. NOT. Anyway, things are going well. Neil had a big presentation today that he was doing to Airbus in France and I hope that went well. I have not talked to him yet. We are excited to have him home. But I think he will be home for a bit and then back off to france. Can you say, AIR MILES. That at least is one thing that is good is he is racking up some airmiles. Except Austyn has been watching the news to much and seeing airplane crashes and now does not want to fly anywhere. She said the other day, "Who needs to go to Hawaii, we can just to California. That will be so much fun. There is the beach and hotels and Disneyland." She really does not want to fly anywhere. I told her she may change her mind sometime. And if not we will just drive wherever we want to go and we obviously won't be going to Hawaii or France or somewhere you have to fly. Oh well. We are a happy family that is what matter. Well, most of the time.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Hi all! The Weather is so hot it is almost 90 degrees out. Okay maybe 85 degrees but dang it is hot. We had soccer today. Austyn's game was at 8:00 a.m. that meant we had to leave our house around 7:30. Austyn had a sleep over last night and we ended up going to bed around Midnight. So I was not to excited to get up and wake everyone up to go. We went and it at least it was early and cool out. Then this afternoon we went back for Ridley and Madison's game. Of course everyone is tired. But we watched Madison's game and then I went and coached Ridley's game. And now we are done! YEAH!!! I know, why put my kids in if I don't like it. They love it and that is why. 3 more weeks though and we will be done until spring. I have sure enjoyed Facebook. It has really been nice to get a hold of friends who I went to school with. We grow up and kind of keep to our own lives. Especially if we move away from everyone. I have really enjoyed seeing pictures of kids and learning what everyone is up to. Neil is going to be in France until next Saturday so we are just hanging out. He is missed but again. I guess I don't have to make suppers. Well, hope everyone is doing well!!

Friday, October 5, 2007


Okay, I just had a great cry. Thanks to my friends Sara's last blog entry about her daughter (it was her 13th birthday) and it just made me cry. Anyway, I just had a thought about friends. Also I am rocking out to Weezer (Island in the sun). I enjoy it and pumps me up!!! Okay that was totally cheerleaderish. Oh, well. Anyway, whenever I have a good cry it makes me think of friends and family. Sisters. I love my sisters and wish I could be around them more to do things with them. They are great and although growing up I would have given them away at times I would gladly do anything for them now. COME AND SEE ME SISTERS! I would love to be living closer to them to be able to see their kids and enjoy their company. Okay. Friends. Living away from family, friends help me out so much. Even when I talk to Friends, it make my day better. Especially Sara. She is such a great friend and it is wonderful to have someone around that is so close to a sister. I love friends!! Of course my husband is my best friend. There are also times I could have given him away but I think that is always the case with people we love. I would not give him away now. He is great. Well, there is my emotional stance on friends, sisters, husbands. I love you all!!