Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Honoring those who Served and now Rest

If you click on the photo you can see the entire thing

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Today is my brother Jeremy's 37th birthday! Happy Birthday Big Brother! I know you are watching us and close to us. We love you and miss you dearly!

Today was also the day that we took Raquel to her new "home". She'll be staying here in San Diego to be close to family. It was sad to take her and leave her as she's just like one of my own. My Mommy heart didnt' want to do it but it was a decision that she made and her worker backed up. Doesn't change the fact that I will always be there for her just like I am for all of my kids but I will miss her.

And today is also Memorial Day. A day to remember all those who served our country in order for us to have the freedoms that we sometimes take for granted. There are many costs to those freedoms and to those who have served our country in the Armed Services - Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force, Army and Coast Guard I say thank you!

We want our children to understand the true meaning behind the day. We don't want them to think that it's just another day off of school so we took them out to Rosecrans National Cemetery. We want them to understand the sacrifice for their freedom and hopefully they will never take it for granted. It was amazing to see all of those flags out there and it makes you stop and think about all those who have served. Breathtaking. And it was awesome to see lots of people out there doing the same. So with that here are some photos from our day!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there but most especially to my Mom!!

This year I decided to do something really different for my Mom for Mother's Day.

She loves wolves so I made her a nice warm wold blanket for the house in Coos Bay.

I also took one of the family photos that we had taken and made it into a pillow using material that matched the blanket

I thought it turned out great and she loved it! YAY!

Rod was gone for Mother's Day but he had my gift delivered to me

It was very yummy!

The kids made enough breakfast to feed a small army, cleaned the downstairs and then made everyone lunch.

I wasn't supposed to do anything but I had to get the car packed for Mom's trip north. She left shortly after lunch.

Then Destini took some of the little kids to the park near us. Tete ended up running into a pole, knocked herself and so my Mother's Day ended doing the motherly thing of sitting in the ER with her. She got a minor concussion but all is well!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Titan Football 3pm

Mak before the game in his one size fits all jersey

The three smallest kids on our team for the coin toss

What happens when your smallest player plays center

He says "Look you get this ball and I WILL pull your flags"

But he stayed on him

Ok Coach I need a break

And the two boys he was guarding - one in the front of the photo and the other next to their coach

Warrior Football at 8am!

Our tackle team is the underdog in this league, big time. All the other teams in our division are "stacked" teams. Basically they are teams that play all year together and use this time as off season practice to train the new players that they recruit. Our team is made up of 8 players - 1 player has played 2 seasons, 2 players (Brayana and Jaleel) have played 1 season of football, 1 player has played soccer and the other 4 players have never played sports at all. We had two other players who had never played either but they quit. We are required to have 8 players on the field so our kids play the entire game. The other teams all have 14-16 players so we are REALLY the underdogs.

Today our team got out there and played the best they have played all season. The team we played is undefeated.

Up until today our team had never scored a touchdown. The most yards we had gained was 40 which happened during our game last week where we got massacred.

Today it was 4th down and 20 (thanks to an offsides penalty). Brayana got the ball, cut to the outside and RAN. She kept running for about 60 yards and literally 2 ft from the end zone she stepped to the side to keep from getting hit and got tackled from behind. She was SO close to that first Warrior touchdown.

So the next play the ball made it no where as they were watching Brayana. So they changed the play AND
Darius scored the FIRST Warrior touchdown!!

Then there was an on side kick and Devin caught the ball and made a SECOND Warrior touchdown! Two in one day.

We lost the game 12-24 but it was still an AWESOME game

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Just thought I'd do a quick update and post some things that I've made.

Mom and Poppa made it here safely on Monday from Florida. Mom is here for a week before she heads to Coos Bay with Rod's car. Since Rod is not a good distance driver she volunteered to drive one of our vehicles up there for us. Thanks Mom!! Poppa is is staying until June 8th when he'll fly back East for his class reunion.

Rod is off to Virginia for his school. As long as he passes this class we'll be headed to Washington in a few short weeks.

I'll be wrapping up selling things in my stores here shortly as we prepare to make out move. I've got some things that I'm hoping to get sold prior to our move though listed either on my etsy cart - Buttinskys Bows & More or Made by Military Wives

Rainbow of Bitty Baby Clippies

Made to Match Carters Dress and Bow


Crayon rolls for the purse or diaper bag

My Mom has started crocheting the cutest little newborn and infant sized caps. I absolutely love them

And I just finished this set today for a little girls 5th birthday. She's going to Disneyland and will be wear this "Sleeping Beauty" tutu and hairbow set to meet the princesses




Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Did you miss me?

It's been so long since I updated here that I actually forgot my password!! That's bad! I'll try to be better about updating.

I was going to try to go back and bring things up to date but I think I shall just start here with an update and move forward.

Tyreque - Can you believe that in 6 short weeks he'll be graduating from high school! I sure can't! I'm proud of him though. He'll be starting at Mesa College this summer and has a job at In & Out that he enjoys. I'm not sure that he enjoys working but he enjoys the benefits that come with having a job! He's such handsome young man and so very talented in Art. He's thinking of going into graphic design and I think he'll be awesome at it.

Tyreque Jan 09

Ladaria is getting ready to finish up her Junior year and looks forward to the coming year as a Senior!! She'll be staying here in San Diego with her Aunt Marsha and Uncle Will to finish out her year. She doesn't want to move to a new state and a new school her Senior year and I can't say I blame her. Thankfully we have awesome family whose willing to let her stay so she doesn't have to. She's such a sweet person and I know that she'll do fine although I know that she'll miss us and be ready to come visit when she gets a chance. She got straight A's on her last report card and we were SO proud of her. Her hard work in the books really paid off!

Ladaria Jan 09

Raquel is just finishing her Sophomore year and is doing well in school. She's made lots of friends at the high school and enjoys hanging out with them. Typical teenage girl stuff! She'll be staying in San Diego as well and heading to an awesome program where she will learn great skills for living independently.

Raquel Jan 09

Brayana will be heading into 8th grade next year! Where does the time go? Seems like not so long ago I was bringing her home from the hospital! Brayana passed her GATE testing -Gifted and Talented Education - and has been moved to advanced classes. She still plays the sax and gets better every time I hear it. This year has been a busy one for her. She played tackle football with the Clairemont Hawks, then she moved on to basketball with Tierra Hoops and is now back to playing football with National Youth Sports. She definetly stays active.

Brayana Jan 09

Destini is chugging along in the 6th grade and is bummed that next year she'll be back at the bottom of the totem pole. The school she'll be going to is a middle school 7th-9th grade instead of 7th-8th grade. She's been busy as well with choir at the school, basketball with Tierra Hoops and she's currently doing cheer with NYS. She's really enjoying playing sports and expanding her horizons.

Destini Jan 09

Jaleel is finishing 5th grade up and is equally as bummed that he'll be in elementary school again next year. The current school is K-5th grade where next year it will be K-6th grade. The good thing is that he'll still be at the top of the totem pole and get to do all of the graduation stuff there. He's been equally as busy with sports playing his first season of tackle football with the Clairemont Hawks, then on to basketball with Tierra Hoops where his team earned 3rd Place and currently is playing football with NYS.

Jaleel Jan 09

Makkiah is whizzing through the 2nd grade. His favorite sunject is math and he's a whiz at it. He loves doing mental math and being challenged. He's learning to tolerate when others make mistakes and is making great strides in this area. He's still a little guy and
he continues to struggle with medical issues but it doesn't hold him back. He played basketball with Tierra Hoops and was pretty aggressive out there on defense. He's currently playing flag football and made a touchdown the first game!!

Mak Jan 2009

Taniyah started Headstart this year and is absolutely loving school! She goes half days in the afternoon. She's learning quickly and has made many friends. We are hopeful that next year she'll be in as great of a preschool as this one. She's a spunky little thing and takes after her big sister Destini as the girly girls in the house. Earrings, make-up and dress up and they are both in heaven.

Taniyah Jan 09

Cavelle is coming up quickly on his second birthday! Can't believe my baby isn't such a baby anymore. He's by far my tallest one at this age currently over 3 feet tall. As Marsha says "he broke the mold". He's such a ham and he LOVES to dance. Turn on some music and he will get down and has a great sense of rhythm. He even does the stinky leg!!

CB Jan 09

As some people know Rod is being transferred. After 12 years in San Diego we will be packing up our household and heading to Silverdale Washington. He'll out to Virginia for 3 weeks for school, return here and shortly afterwards we'll be headed off for out new destination. We thought that we would never be going anywhere but San Diego so we were surprised when the Navy decided to send us off. It will be great to catch up with old friends up there and closer to home.


As for me I've been busy keeping up with the family, sports, getting people to doctors appts and being crafty. I started making bows and tutus for Taniyah and have since opened up an Etsy cart to sell things. The name of my store is Buttinskys Bows & More!! Mom has even joined in with me and is making the most adorable baby caps ever!!


And here's a few more photos from the photoshoot that I did with the kids. I enjoyed taking them all out to the park one Sunday afternoon and getting some great photos of them!


all kids jan 09

My Handsome Guys

Boys Jan 09

My Gorgeous Girls

Girls 09

Like Father, Like Son


Sister Love!


And in true Cavelle style

That's all folks!!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Pay it Forward

I got this from Katherine's Blog

The Rules:

1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!.

2. Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your Three Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love!If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!

SO, REMEMBER... it is good... :) Pass it forward.