Thursday, October 30, 2008

Have you...

1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyworld 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty. 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run . 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo’s David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business. 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check . 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt. 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job . 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House . 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someone’s life 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Lakes 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee 100. Have a tatoo

Thursday, October 23, 2008

He's come a long way

Eli started playing soccer when he was 2 1/2. He has just finished playing his 3rd season. It amazes me how far he's come in two years (he's #7). When he first started we would be lucky if he was out on the field for 5 minutes the entire game. Now he plays pretty much the whole game. Initially, if he fell he'd be done for the rest of the game. Now, he falls on purpose and gets right back and keeps going. He likes trying to guard the goal (even though they aren't really supposed to do this). He had a great time playing this year and is a little disappointed that he has to wait until spring to play again.

I have to add one of Hannah at the game...she's too cute to not mention :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

sometimes it's nice to hear...

I don't know how many moms I can speak for, but I don't think we hear "good job" enough. Hannah had her conference at school last night and she has an awesome teacher. She had nothing but good things to say about her and how well she's doing. She's reading at a first grade level and is about 6 months ahead in math. Some of the situations my family has to deal with are not always the best for any of us. We have to deal with a lot of things are out of our control. One of the biggest saving graces is that the kids are not suffering at school. Her teacher told me that I was "doing a good job and that I should be very proud." I have to say that I am, I am very proud of my kids and sometimes it's nice to hear someone tell you "good job."

Monday, October 20, 2008


Cowboy Eli fell off his bike a few weeks ago and ended up in the emergency room. We were in Mooresville for Aunt Tina's birthday and Eli was riding Orion's next size up bike. He tried to turn too fast and bit the dust. Cody was just a split second behind the accident and brought a crying and bleeding boy into the kitchen for me to see. Two stitches is what he ended up with...after he was wrapped up like a taco, Cody holding his legs, me laying across his chest holding his arms, and the nurse holding his face. But, he was still a very brave boy!