Saturday, September 27, 2008
Here, she jumped and the ball went between her legs rather than up like she anticipated.
Being aggressive again...she never stops...she loves the game.
Friday, September 26, 2008
This is Kaci, not really wanting me to take her picture.
That is a~whole~nother story...we won't go into right now. Needless to say it was awfully fun to be there with my friends. I had told Kimmy that I really miss that, hanging out with my friends. I can't tell you the last time I just plain ol' hung out with some girly friends. I guess that is one thing I really need to work on, cause when us girls look at the Mom's, we get kinda jealous of their wonderful friendships~those they have had for YEARS.
Ok, so the JV team won their match, we finally got to watch some real volleyball, as in their was something to watch. But, unfortunately, the varsity team lost. But really now, it is ok, because Oregon State Beavers beat the USC Trojans. Can you believe that?? How awesome is that?
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
But today, all that really mattered....was a phone call from a friend. My sweet little friend called just to "check on things". It meant so much to me. I need to remember that feeling, so that I can do it for someone else.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I did have some answers to prayer today. I asked for good weather. Most of you know that my home is not on the large side, so hosting a bunch of parents is pretty brave, considering they would all have to be OUTSIDE, because there is NO ROOM in my house! Well, thank you Lord for the nice weather. Then, I was to provide drinks, well not really knowing how many to expect I was feverishly trying to find my drink pitchers to make lemonade and ice tea and stuff like that...well, I am asking Jeff, "where did all our pitchers go???" We found one, and the ice tea pot, so two. Then here comes Pastor Kelly, she was getting the girls to entertain them while we had the parents here, in her hot little hands are two brand new Rubbermaid pitchers!!! I said, "Did you hear me asking where my pitchers were or what??" How about that for a God thing! Too cool.
Anyway, Jeff who has had a really bad time at work lately was itching, and I mean ITCHING to leave for hunting vacation; decided once all the parents were gone, that he would really, REALLY like to head up to camp. His friends are there already, but I had asked him to stay and meet "Kyle" because he wouldn't have any other chance to meet him. So I say to Jeff, I know you are really wanting to leave, so if you need to go, it is OK with me.
So, no sooner had I breathed the last syllable and in to change he went. Pack up his coolers and a quick kiss goodbye. "Tell the girls I love them" and off into the darkness he drove.
Now, what on earth am I doing with all this quiet?? Catching up on all my blogging friends. I miss them.
Have a great weekend.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
WOW, how fitting is that? How could I forget it? Well, I forget that on a regular basis I think. I have had a lot of comments at work about how quiet I have been lately. Well, I guess I was having my own doubts and trials about where exactly God has been in the last couple months of my life. But, you know what. I realized, He is right here. He may be silent, but He is right here. I have begun to laugh again and those people at work are starting to notice. Hopefully, I will be good and give God the credit for my joy.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
This is Braden and Chelsey lickin' the bowl.
They found this little spot that made the adults a little nervous. You see at the end of their deck, the peak of the garage roof starts and the girls thought this was a really cool spot. So then little Masyn thought it would be a good idea to sit there herself. She got up there with cousin Jeff and then decided to come in and ask her Mom if it was ok to get on the roof if the girls "promised to watch" her. I found it quite amusing that Jeff admitted they were already on there before Masyn asked permission.
Chelsey played Goalie today. She also played goalie in yesterdays game. Yesterday we played in Lake Oswego, we won 1-0. Today we played in Sherwood, we lost 0-4. It was turf and we aren't exactly used to turf. The ball speed is quite different. It was good for us though. We always learn from interesting games. Chels was bummed, she didn't think they played too well, but it was HOT! We are all a little redder and wishing for the fall to start.
I am going to upload some more of the pictures to Picasa, so hopefully you can view them there.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
It was that dreaded Mammogram. I went for the first time yesterday. I was scheduled for my screening. It was a difficult decision for my health care provider to make, she said that insurance companies are not wanting to pay for mammograms before age 40 now. So, since I turned 35, she has been saying, " no let's wait". Well, after seeing her this year and letting her know how things in my life were going, she decided that a screening might be a good idea. I was scheduled for a month. So I had lots of time to think about it. I tried to not mention it to anyone, not because of shame or fear, but because I didn't really want to hear anyone's "horror" story. So I prepared myself to go, late afternoon appointment. I was met by a familiar face, my friend Ricci, who goes to church with me and also attends my Bible Study Fellowship. She brought me back to the changing room and told me what to do. She met me at the door and took me to the exam room. Stand right here, do this, relax that, snap.... snap....done.
It was that easy! I recommend this for any and every one!! Get your screening done.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
This is from Saturday. The Varsity team had an invite at Roseburg, they invited the JV to have an even 16 teams. They played really well. They were playing varsity teams and they made some of the teams work really hard. It is good for these girls to have that kind of experience. They started playing at 9 am. We watched 3 matches and then Little Bit and I headed over to Stewart Park softball fields for A.S.A. fast pitch tryouts. She has a birthday after the cutoff, so they had a bit of a discussion as to what team she needed to tryout on, the 12u or the 14u. Well, we showed up for the 14u because this here Mom thought that by the time the season started she would be 13 so she should be on the 14u team. After much discussion, they had her tryout, but come back today for the 12u time slot. She went there while Bugg and I headed over to the Band Shell for our Church Service. Yep, we had Church in the Park. The sun was shining, the river running, the leaves swaying, it was beautiful. All God's marvelous creation in one small place. Then we picnicked, barbecue style, and then headed home. Little bit and I got so warm at the park we jumped ourselves into the pool and cleaned it out when we got home. How about that!!
It was a good few days. Filled with busyness that the girls always generate, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The girls both had school today. Chels says, "yea, it was great", hugely sarcastic. I hate being the little sister. All my teachers said you must be Lynsey's little sister. She really didn't like that.
Lynsey had class with someone we didn't want her to have class with. She also saw a whole bunch of people she missed. So that is very good! She will have a better year. I hope. Please pray that she loses interest in that small minded boy. thanks.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Monday, the holiday, proves to be a little busier. Lyns has driving for Driver's ed. They both have practice in the evening. But neither one of them starts to school until Wednesday. Must be nice being an upper classmen and all :~}. Have a great labor day.
Just some plain fun.