Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Peanut is at her DRESS REHEARSAL for her school play entitled "grease". Yep, that same one that I would sing over and over and over again while I was growing up! They adapted it for school, I think that means that maybe there is a little less suggestiveness, we'll see. My neighbor is loaning me her recorder so I can record it. Should be fun. Look for pics soon.
P.S. I only shared these thoughts because I needed to get them off my chest, not so that ANY of you will feel BADLY for me. SO DON'T! *wink*
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
What a treasure!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
On Friday Night, Peanut and I had a fundraiser scheduled this night. It was a game night at the school. At the school we had some wii's set up, some PS 2's and dance dance, some food, cake walk. The idea was to get a bunch of the students to come, pay to play (hence the fundraiser) and win some cool prizes. Well, we had a nice time, but we really didn't make any money. A couple of us mom's were thinking that maybe we could do a rock band/air band competition next time, maybe that would fetch us some more bucks.
On Saturday, Peanut had her Solo Ensemble. It is a singing event where the students go and perform in front of some Adjudicator's. I don't know if I spelled that right??? After performing, they are given "instruction" and "encouragement" from these judges. Last year was her first year. The one guy was an absolute jerk. I was totally displeased with him. He went on about her appearance instead of her singing. So this year, she dressed up really nice and guess who got to be her "judge", yep, that same guy. Oh man! He did compliment her appearance, but the girl two people before her, had on jeans and t-shirt. Last year, Peanut had worn a pair of trouser Capri pants with a top and nice sweater and he told her she didn't look professional. He didn't mention that to the other girl in jeans :~(. Anyway, here is a video of her singing. She has had that bad cough and cold all week and was pretty sure she wouldn't be able to sing. I thought she did great. She is pretty quiet, but you get a small sampling.
After her performance we went home and ate lunch. Bugg and I headed out to the baseball field to watch the dribbler play baseball. The sun was out, warm and breezy, beautiful day. I got fried! Bad idea! He played well, they won both games. After that we headed home to get ready for a trip to Corvallis for Volleyball. The car was loaded and off we headed to the hotel for the evening. We brought Dribbler with us and met up with his mom and sister at the restaurant for dinner. We had a great time. The waiter was hitting on J, but he took it well, almost a little too well.
On Sunday, we went to the OSU campus and she was scheduled to play at the Truax building, which is the Indoor Practice Building...at 8 am. She had to be there at 7:30. The building was chilly, but there was a coffee stand and other goodies to keep us busy. We did well in our morning play, we won all our matches. We were delayed in the afternoon by an hour and a half to begin our bracket play. We finally started that, we won the first match. Waited to play the next match, then we went on the court and the sun was beginning to set. The girls were starting to be affected by the inability to see the ball in relation to the sun's setting. They pulled out the first game 25-23. We started the second game and were 9 points ahead when the sun was directly in the eyes of the girls on the court. The opposing team took advantage of that and served several balls directly into the sun and our girls flat couldn't see the ball. It was terrible. One dad on the opposing team was rambling on about that is the way things happen and blah blah blah, but we know, had it have been his girl with the sun in their eyes, he would have been preaching a different story. We ended up losing that game, 25-20. Match 3 we won 15-7. Then I overheard some of the girls in the bathroom saying "Roseburg doesn't deserve to be in the championship game". Out of the stall I walked with my "roseburg volleyball" t-shirt on and flashed my chest to them, with a nice little smirk on my face. Yea, we lost to you because we couldn't see the ball, that means we don't deserve to be in the championship game! So, we went on to play the final match against Mt. Hood. They are a good team, we haven't had to meet up with them this year, the other teams, we had, but not them. So we fought point for point for quite some time, then we lost game one 25-23. Game 2 started out much the same as the first, but then it seemed our spirits were sinking, we got behind. Then we got a little spirit back and we got close, but finally succumbed, 25-21. It was a long day, we finished playing that match after 8 pm. The girls were exhausted. But they had a great time. Next month we go back to OSU for another tourney, this time Mother's Day weekend. IT should be fun, less stress, more fun!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This is a camo one! I know, it was absolutely amazing. Those of you who know Bugg, knows she cannot stand Camo and she doesn't even like to look at it. But, she actually went to the fabric store and picked this out all by her self! He loved it.
One of the gifts from Peanut....
The girls and I spent the afternoon shopping for J's birthday. Today is his birthday. It is fun because he just never knows what to expect from us. Sometimes, we just don't know what to expect from ourselves either!!
Last evening while Bugg was babysitting, Peanut, Puddles and I headed to the church and met up with Nana for an AWESOME time with the KUYASA KIDS children's choir from South Africa.
They have been brought from some terrible lives into the hope and saving Grace of Jesus through this singing group. They were so amazing, I bought the CD/DVD because it was just so cool. They touched me in huge ways. I too found out something incredibly funny, like weird....when it is a presentation at church the front rows are filled to capacity, when it is regular Sunday activities, the front rows are the last to be filled. I found myself in the back row and I absolutely didn't like it. I am a front few rows kinda girl! That will teach me to not be early on performance days!
Today is a Silent Saturday, when the people of Jesus' day were weeping and mourning His death.
They didn't know that tomorrow would be a day that no person would go without hearing about.
So for them, it was a Silent Saturday. I read Beth Moore's blog this morning...the LPM blog on the right column there for my Mommas reading this...and she so beautifully described how she had to serve over her friends funeral on Thursday. But her words to describe what this HOLY weekend is all about are truly heart warming. I hope you take a couple of minutes and click over to her blog, it will be worth your time.
I will post more later after we celebrate the old man's day. I hope he will enjoy his gifts, because we enjoyed getting them.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Tourney over...the girls took first. Which moved them up an entire division, which they deserved. This was just too sweet to watch and Peanut and I were following behind, so we snapped a photo.
Bugg snapped this shot on the way home, the sun was so beautiful and she does such a nice job with the pictures. This is just one of the many she took.