Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cross Country Meet III

Last week they were fast

This week he was faster!

Time: 13 minutes 1 second- 15th place!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cross Country Meet II

This was a tough week, the competition was FAST.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Game #4 and Homecoming Weekend

It started Thursday night when they exchanged the mum/garter and wore them to school on Friday.

Friday night game. Because it was homecoming, the band performed their show after the game. Drew is holding the lower left corner of the sheet.

24/7 Lobo Fan- it's what his shirt says....

Saturday night dinner and dance :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ten Fingers, Ten Toes plus 1

Happy Anniversary Mother Goose and Rooster! As I was counting up the years, I realized I'M THE AGE MY MOM WAS IN THIS PICTURE! I think she wore it better! That top I was wearing hangs in my closet as a memento of the day she remarried.


I had a comment asking about the chalkboard in our living room, so I thought I'd post where I got the idea. A couple of years ago Hunter was playing football and I found this and thought is was so great for keeping track of football scores.

I bought a frame the size I wanted at Hobby Lobby, where everything is always on sale, a piece of wood and some chalkboard paint. I feel a bit Huck Finn, Joe put everything together, and A wrote out all the score. She has killer calligraphy skills! The whole project was under $50

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

There May Be Turbulance

Joe did the coolest thing last week- He went to Continental Airlines training center, sat in a mock airplane and participated in a simulated plane crash.

Coincidentally, afterward he got on a plane to the UK.

Where he played dress up with a bulletproof vest.

Monday, September 20, 2010

It takes a village

More than a year ago I starting lobbying for new living room furniture, specifically a new couch.

Ours was 18 years old, had been recovered once and the back and one arm was broken from kids playing karate kid. Exhibit A- Young Karate kid types.

Years before, I had read an article in Better Homes & Garden about a decorator who's ideas I really liked. I looked in the back to read more about her and found out...she lives right down the road!

I called and she MY house! She helped pick out fabric for every window down stairs and advised on a kitchen valance, accessory placement and so much more. I loved her!

Fast forward to present day- rather than buying new, I wanted to recover 3 chairs and needed help and with fabric and a rug. Having a busy schedule and a new baby she suggested an email consultation. Which worked perfect for me. I sent her swatches, she gave her advice. She is also great about sending out emails with ideas and decorating websites. One of which was I found fabric I liked at very reasonable prices. Moral of the story is you don't have to live in my area to work with her!

Through referral, I found this family owned company to recover the chairs. They made matching pillows and added fabric to two sets of drapes. I L.O.V.E. them. So much so that they are making custom pieces for our churches new narthex. They also work with out of town customers and ship all over.

The finished product. The area rug is from Lowe's and is indoor/outdoor.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Welcome Place

Cornerstone had it's first service in the new sanctuary this morning. The choir sang a song appropriately titled "A Welcome Place".

Before church donuts-

Everything came together and looked great-all those weeks of visiting other churches for ideas has really paid off.

The sound booth

Children's message

After church let's go home, we're hungry, restless.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Game #3 and word of the day

For all Thursday and Saturday games, I've volunteered to get ice for the band

Job description: Someone, preferably with a truck, take 8 big and 2 small coolers to a junior high, fill them with ice and return them to the band hall. How could I say no, I'd be running for cover every time someone saw us in the truck!

I can't think of ice without thinking for the Russian translation- pronounced "lee-yod". Another lady and I filled 10 coolers, one scoop of "lee-yod" at a time!

The first picture on the video is of a great tuba player, Hunter can't wait to be in band with him!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Run Forrest, Run

Today, Hunter ran 2 miles and placed 14Th at his first cross country meet and 3rd place for his school/grade. Way to go Hunter! Listen for someone screaming his name at the end- so sweet.

Monday, September 13, 2010

One at a Time Please

A and I talk alot about having too many things in a row and how we only have capacity to do one thing at a time. Meaning one activity- rest, another-rest, another rest. Rest as in, a day in between. This weekend I had 3 things in one day! Daunting.

Saturday morning started EARLY with 438 chairs being delivered to our new church.

Afterward, Joe, Drew and I went our separate ways. Joe to work, Drew to band practice, me to "Shop 'til your drop". They drew the short end of the stick. The craft show was great. I found several Christmas presents and the "it" reproducible gift I'm excited to make.

The day ended with a Drew having his gf over for a movie and Joe and I having dinner date and some of this yummy white sangria drink.

Sunday was another EARLY morning. We passed out "cry towels" at Reliant as a band fundraiser. I lucked out and got an inside job- the others not so lucky. The heat index was 105- someone in our group passed out!

Joe saw Payton Manning's back before he ran through the tunnel.

Drew is now in constant marching mode- always walking backward.

Afterward, we ate lunch and of course rested! It was after all, the Sabbath- Drew kept reminding us. I know, I know you need an abacus to keep up with all the "activities"-said in the Voice of Will Ferrell from Step-brothers.

Next up, Drew and Hunter go to MFY. When it's over,Drew calls and said he's not coming home. Nice-he has an errand to run and something important to pick up.

Hunter and I get in the car to be loving and do it for him. Hunter turns to me and says, "I feel like I haven't done anything this weekend." He's right, his calender was wide open! Here's a sneak peek of what we got-

Friday, September 10, 2010

Game #2

It rained and they spent the first half of the game standing under cover :(

But it cleared up for half time and they got to perform part of their show :)

They won the first game of the season 14-13 with minutes to spare :)

It turned out to be a really fun night :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Post #243

Hunter's "thing" is making steak-he'll cook for anyone willing to eat

and even give you the "I'm special today" plate.

Never taking his eye off the prize.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Game #1

Last night was Drew's first game marchining in the band. We pre-celebrated at Spring Creek BBQ.

It was such a pretty night- our view walking into the stadium

lining up to march

This is a small portion of their show- they add to it each week. Drew is on the right; in 1 on the 2 clusters of blue tarp.

can you see him?

post field show they can take off part of their uniforms and play fun songs

he's in there......somewhere......

there he is.......he had a great time and is excited about next weeks game!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

While the Cat's away......

the mice lay in his bed.

Drew's been gone so much that Hunter has had to resort to laying in his bed to get his "Drew fix". He's not the only one-SLW esquire needed alittle Drew time too.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SSHHHH........Don't Tell!

This is what Hunter and I do while Drew is at band practice-