Wednesday, July 30, 2008

3 to the 5


My Thirty-Five (about Shawn):
(deep breath)
1. His baby blue eyes.
2. His sense of humor.
3. His nickname (just that he's described as "the guy who overshares". I don't always love this, but we'll say today I do.
4. He is a very hard worker and takes on side jobs for our family.
5. He is kind.
6. He hardly ever says a harsh word about anyone.
7. He is always willing to serve and help others.
8. He is a good example.
9. He would do anything for me, and does!
10. He is always serving me and taking care of me!
11. He is a good dad.
12. He almost always says "yes" to me, which sometimes isn't good ;)
13. He is very supportive.
14. He is flirty.
15. He is fun.
16. He can be naughty.
17. He likes to spoil me and the kids.
18. He can't keep a secret.
19. He likes chick flicks.
20. He's not afraid to cry.
21. He has a strong testimony.
22. He helps around the house (especially the laundry!)
23. He's funny.
24. He can talk to anyone...about anything, which amazes me.
25. He wears his heart on his sleeve.
26. He lets me control the remote.
27. He talks in his sleep, which is hilarious.
28. He is first to say sorry.
29. He will watch scary movies with me, even though he hates them and hides behind things (i.e. curtains, blankets, etc.) and I love him for it.
30. He forgives easily.
31. He is smart.
32. He is good at math.
33. He's sweet.
34. He's hot!
35. He loves me!

If you read all of these, you must be bored!! Luckily, I'm a fast typer!
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Monday, July 28, 2008

The Hill, Cherry That Is...

And even better with daddy,
because I can get him to do this...
action Jaxon...
We had a fun day at Cherry Hill today.
The kids got to show dad the tricks they've been doing.
He was sporting his sweet farmer tan.

My Five...
1. Family fun.
2. Relaxing by the pool, with Shawn in the pool instead of me!
3. The lazy river.
4. Jaxon started his conditioning tonight and he did great!
5. Good sportsmanship. That's a whole 'nother post. I'll save it for tomorrow...
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ready, I'm Not!

Here he comes!
Jaxon and Geoffrey
His dream come true!

What. Was. I. Thinking?

My Five...
1. Saying yes to football, even though my stomach is in knots.
2. Photo lesson #3 with Kelly. Awesome.
3. White chocolate popcorn.
4. The boys washing Murphy with a hose. It's worth .75 cents!
5. Throwing a hat on. Good t'go.
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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Five...

1. Homemade egg, cheese and bacon McMuffins.
2. Sitting on the porch and chatting with neighbors.
3. A new mom sharing her baby with me at church.
4. Ping pong and raspberry shakes at mom and dads.
5. Planning our September trip to Disneyland!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

some fun at the park...

Today we had some fun,
at the park with pals
and a dollar movie-
"Horton Hears a Who"
~pretty cute.

Today was also my second photography lesson with Kelly
She is fabulous!
She also taught her very talented husband everything he knows!
The best part: I got to use her swee-eet camera!
The worst part: I had to give it back ;)

My Five:
1. Learning something new! and loving it!
2. Halfway through summer already!
3. The book I'm reading:
"These is my Words". so good.
4. Some alone time with hubby tonight.
5. More fun and swimming tomorrow!
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

from the parade...

kids anxiously awaiting
on his float for All Stars...
The look on Jensyns face when she
saw the shetland ponies...

Here he is, the man of the hour!

We had a fun fourth with the usual:
parades, barbeques and fireworks!

Five for the Fourth:

1. a water fight involving one husband (Shawn) and many kids.
2. pot luck, yummy spinach dip, salsa, salads, burgers!
3. lying on a blanket watching fireworks light the sky.
4. salt water taffy at the parade.
5. A 7-year-old grinning from ear to ear atop a float.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fighting not to Fall...

I would hate to fall to my death.
That would be a horrific way to die. (hello, stating the obvious, sorry)
You've heard the stories of bungy cords snapping,
or that terrible movie "Cliffhanger" with Sly Styllone,
where she actually falls!
to her death.

so for fun,
today I rode the Sky Coaster.

It's a free fall
from like a thousand feet, or something.
They hoist you up, horizontal. (without warning, BTW)
I was the lucky one who got to pull the rip cord
or what I like to call "the death cord".
When they say "3, 2, 1, FLY", on fly, you pull the cord.
I pulled it.
As your body begins to fall,
your first instinct is
fighting the fall.
But your helpless.
It's going to happen.
I fell.
It's an overwhelming, powerless feeling and a HUGE rush of adrenaline.
It's awesome!

Despite the visions I had (while being hoisted up) of an ambulance, stretcher and waking up in a hospital bed,
I made it.

The worst part: s l o w l y rising up...up....up.
The best part: falling.
Sometimes when we let go of the fight and give in
it pays off in the end.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

you know what this post is about...

Last night I broke out the camera...
Finally! Some pictures of my all stars!

Lincoln's team has won all four of their games!
This means they will compete in the tournament tonight!
Possibly a double header, if they win!
We are so proud of their team.

Landon's team lost their final game, darn it!
Landon played awesome and has had a great time!
They are not finished, they compete in another tournament next week.
Also, teams B (Landon) and C (Lincoln) will play each other!!!!!!

For the record,
I absolutely LOVE baseball!
I love the game
I love the hotdogs
especially, I love watching my boys play!
It is a great way to spend our summer.

1. The Sandlot. One of our family's favorite movies.
2. Black under the eyes.
3. The crack of the bat.
4. Sunflower seeds.
5. 7 and 9 year olds running the bases.
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