Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Weekend Round-up

We participated in Noah's schools family fitness night on Thurs. The kids had a great time hula-hooping, jump roping, climbing the rock wall, and playing golf and ping-pong.

Saturday, brought the start of the soccer season for each of the boys. Noah's team played great and held the opposing team scoreless. There is much debate at our house regarding a goal that Noah scored (or didn't score), we shall never know. We are proud of him for giving it his all.

Camden had a rip-roaring time at his game and scored pretty quickly at the beginning of the game as well. His team won handily, giving up only one goal. His games, like last year, will be a treat to watch. You never know what he is going to do on the field.

After soccer, Brian did a little back-yard tree trimming and the boys helped remove the limbs.

After the boys would move the limbs to a neat pile, Gracie would then move them back all over the yard. It was a never ending battle!!! Oh well, everyone had a good time!

Finally, I just thought you might like to see a cake I created for a special boy for his birthday party on Sunday. Happy birthday H!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Please pray

My friend of 22 years, Jennifer, is having surgery on her lung this morning to remove the poison that has filled and surrounded her lung since her appendix ruptured over two weeks ago. Please lift her up in prayer, this is a very painful surgery and recovery. She will be in ICU for several days and if all goes well in the hospital for at least 7 to 10 days.

Monday, February 18, 2008

District Science Fair

Noah represented his schools Kindergarten on Saturday at the District Science Fair. He took home an honorable mention for his project "The Energizer". His Principal was on hand to award and congratulate him.

He also accepted a trophy for his school, along with the Principal and fellow students, for having the most participants in the Science fair. He was so excited that his school got the "really big trophy".

Here is Noah in front of his project at the District competition. Way to go Noah, we are so proud of all of your hard work!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Valentine's

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

The boys were treated with heart-shaped Krispy Kreme doughnuts and milk in their Valentine cups for breakfast. Three "Valentine" race cars were also waiting for them when they got up this morning. They are both looking forward to their school Valentine parties later today.

Valentine cake that I made for a co-worker.

Cute Valentine cookie pops that were lots of fun to make.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Never show a weakness

Never tired...So he says. Straight from full out "GO" to out like a light. Where do they get the drive to go when everything in their body must say "sleep"?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Prayer Request

Yesterday in Texas we experienced a front move through that brought rain, very strong winds and lightning. Lightning struck a house across the street from my husband's work and due to the strong winds, the house burned and is a complete loss. The owner of the home was the Vice-principal at my husband's school, she had been home sick yesterday and was able to get herself and her pets out of the house and to safety. Praise the Lord that everyone is alright physically but please pray for the emotional and spiritual toll this is going to have on this family as they try to recover from this loss.

I am waiting to hear how we can help and will post more as I know.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Balmy & 82 degrees in February

Only in Texas!!

What a wonderful warm day we had yesterday. The kids and I got out and rode bikes and scooters around the neighborhood. Brian and I received bikes for Christmas because it was getting difficult to keep up walking when the kids rode their bikes. It has been many, many years since I have been on a bicycle and I will admit to a few crashes in the last week. It has been fun riding and I know we will be doing it a lot more.

I started back to my exercise class yesterday after being away since early December. Four and half weeks of illness followed by a pulled lumbar muscle have prevented me from getting back any earlier. I can honestly say that I missed exercising, which is a surprise for me seeing how I am not usually the "sweatin" kind.

I have met my first goal of losing a little over ten pounds since September and am working on my next ten pound goal. I am taking the weight loss slow and will hopefully be successful with keeping it off for a long, long time! I think it has finally clicked that it is a lifestyle change and needs to be permanent. That doesn't take away the fact that I still crave food that I shouldn't but as I get used to eating healthier, those cravings are getting less and less.

We have a pretty uneventful week ahead and I am looking forward to it. Soon, spring will be here and we will be in high gear with little down time.

Have a great week!