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