Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Here are a few 16 wk baby buddha pictures I took while visiting my bestest friend (and newly appointed mom) Jolene. Vanessa's face was cut off in the picture below but at least her eyebrows are looking good!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
We are looking forward to Andrew's first football game with Broomfield Blitz on Saturday. Hopefully we'll have our computer up and running again soon so I can post decent pictures up instead of the fuzzy ones from my phone :(
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I hope to keep my friends and family more up-to-date. Andrew will be starting football next week with the Broomfield Blitz so I am SUPER excited about that. They will also be going back to school in just a few weeks which is always bittersweet. I love them being off and being able to stay at home with them and enjoy them while they let me, but as most parents know, they tend to drive you a little nuts at times. Also, it means I go back to my normal Mon-Fri work schedule of the oh-so-tiring 10:30-4:00 pm. I know, I have it easy...but woman have to complain about something, right? So, it will have to be about work for now. I'm sure soon enough I will be complaining about tiny feet in my ribs or a sore lower back! :)
Friday, July 11, 2008
In preparation of the new baby, we traded in our beloved Xterra (that we bought brand new on 10/99) for a Chevy Tahoe. Yep, it looks a lot like our Xterra but SUPERSIZED! As much as my friends joked that I would end up in a van, I refused. Don't get me wrong, it was tempting. They have lots of room for the kids and extra cousins and friends that usually accompany us, BUT, I just didn't have it in me to sign off on it. We love the new ride and hope it brings us as much reliability and good times that our Xterra gave us.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
On the way down, Andrew's paranoia kicks in again. He says to me, "what if the police are waiting for us at the fence?"! I just shake my head and laugh. I explain to him that we didn't break any laws. They probably just fenced it off because it's not a paved path up. I'm glad that Andrew is concerned with not doing anything wrong, but I don't want him to be consumed with fear because I don't want it to hold him back from having some really great experiences.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Needless to say, I am very proud of Andrew. He has done a great job in school and has really shined on his basketball and football teams!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I decide while I'm up here why not make a pit stop at my best friend Jolene's house for a quick surprise visit? But to my surprise she is not home (which is unlike her) and when I leave, my car starts to run HOT!!! I open all the windows and blast the heater hoping that will help and pull into a nearby King Soopers. I pop the hood and immediately there is smoke. I immediatly check my coolant which is close to being empty. I round up the kids and call Lee to explain my delemna all while I'm circling the aisles desperately searching for coolant. As I'm pouring coolant in, with a Red Robin kid's cup, several people stop to ask if I need any help (I'm shocked that people still do that!). I look like a wreck! My face feels like it's melting off of me, I'm wearing a BLACK tiny tee shirt that I swear is absorbing 100 degree heat, my hair is a mangled mess from flicking it out of my way while I struggle with the coolant and from the wind flopping it around like a wind sock due to ALL the windows being down. BUT my eyelashes are still in tact so being the mascara b@t#h that I am, my spirits are still slightly up (Remember, my heater is still full blast on this beautiful 75 degree day!)
Lee convinces me I'll be fine if I take it slow and keep the heater running. So, I gather everyone back into the car and cautiously drive down 17th to County Rd 1 taking the back roads home because I-25 is undergoing construction, again, from Firestone to the end of Frederick and the shoulders are closed. About a mile and a half south of Hwy 119, my car starts clicking and sputtering like I'm running out of gas. I FREAK out and immediatly pull over. Luckily, about a block up (in the middle of farms and open nothingness), is a State Trooper that has someone pulled over. I get out of my car and walk towards him for help. He doesn't offer me much but directs me to a fire station which I passed about 5 minutes down the road. I get back into my car, flip a U-turn and pull into the fire station. I am immediatly greeted by 5 of the nicest men you will ever meet. They offer the kids soda, show them the fire truck and let them sit in it with a fire coat and hat on. Meanwhile, I am frantically calling roadside assistance and my friend Shannon, whom I am FOREVER indebted to, to make arrangements to have the car towed and for her to come pick me, my two kids, and my neice up from the station. I'm sitting there forcing a smile for the kids so they don't worry. The fire fighters are all outside looking under the hood. I see them come in and out with water and tools. Not even 15 minutes later, they come in and inform me I had a loose clamp and it was causing the coolant to leak and my radiator to overheat. They fix the clamp, flush my radiator, added more coolant and let it run for a few minutes. They call me out and showed me what was wrong, how they fixed it. The clicking stopped, the needle was in the middle instead of at H and I was in tears. I stood there in shock, with no words, only tears. I was so thankful for what they had done.
As I'm gathering my stuff and pulling my neice away from their fridge, the alarm rings and they leave in a hurry. I couldn't even properly thank them! I know this has been a very LONG blog, but I coulnd't go without letting my friends and family know how thankful I am for their kindness and generousity. I wanted to do a little something for their generousity so I called my general manger at Red Robin to see if he would agree to match my money for a gift certificate to send to them. What better way to say thank you then filling their bellies with bottomless steak fries and great burgers?! They wouldn't just match my money, they are footing the entire bill!
I'm still in awe over the extreme kindness shown to me and my kids today.
(Mountain View Fire Protection~9119 E. County Line Rd 1~Longmont, CO 80501)
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Andrew is getting some pointers from his dad.
In addition to Jr. Nuggets, Andrew is also playing flag football with I-9 sports. His team, the Cougars, lost a close game on Saturday (30-32).
Andrew is the quarterback and threw 4 touchdown passes!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The face on Andrew is priceless!
Thank God all the snow was melted and we were able to have some fun outdoors.