Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fun times on the Bluff

Hanging out with the Clegg boys.

Caramel apples are the BEST!!

AHHHH. Isn't that sweet.

They look so nice, I bet you can't guess what Cooper tried to do right after I snapped this picture...he tried to kiss her cheek. That never seems to go over very well.

Way to go PICKLES!

Cooper's Fall ball team this year ended up in 3rd place. We were very shocked at how much they improved over the short 6 week season. It was quite an upset at the tournament when the boys won and took the 3 place spot, they even got medals! It was quite interesting trying to cheer for them....Go Pickles! We were so impressed with the coaches, they were all seniors from GU that volunteered their time for these boys. Thanks Nate you were awesome.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Having fun on yearbookyourself .com

We had a fun time last night on this website. If you need a good laugh I highly suggest you try it out. I think the ones of Kaiya made us laugh the most! The picture of me in the 90's looks just like I did back then!

Sport's updates

Here's the run down from our weekend.

Cooper had a double header. He played great,had some great throw outs as catcher. He plays again next Saturday in the final tournament.

Hayden's volleyball team had two exciting matches. They are in 3rd place and played against the top 2 teams in their league. They had to go to a 3rd game with the 2nd place team and lost by 4 points. Then in the next game they lost the first match 20-25, and the next match 23-25. This was to an undefeated team so it was quite exciting.

Today was Hayden's final tournament for Fall Softball league. They played really well, but lost their 3rd game in the Silver medal division. Hayden hit a homerun today!! Way to go sissy!

We are very tired after our weekend. It was also quite cold. Although we love to watch the kids, we are looking forward to a bit of a break and the chance to SLEEP IN on the weekends.

A big thank you to Hayden and Cooper's fans for coming to watch them play this Fall, it sure means alot to them!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hayden's 2008 School Photo

I realized that I never actually sent out the kids' pictures from LAST year. What a slacker. So I will be doing a better job this year of getting the pictures to my families mailboxes. Thought you might like a preview of Hayden's photo, it is her best one yet (she thinks). Good thing you all love me so much and put up with my lack of picture sending, birthday remembering, and Christmas card-less greetings. Please know you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. I miss you all so much. I thank God for each of one of you that I am blessed to call my family and friends. Cooper just got his pictures taken today so his will be ready for mailing soon. Have faith in me that I will not put them in a drawer with the rest of my collection.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Hail to the Chief

I am pleased to introduce you to the Student Council President of Colbert Elementary for the 2008-2009 school year. This is the 3rd year that Cooper has been elected into Student Council, as a 6th grader they get to become officers. Cooper's job as president is to oversee the meetings and keep them running smoothly. The 3 officers take turns and get to do the morning announcements, which includes saying the Pledge of Allegiance and telling the students the lunch menu over the intercom. Cooper was a bit nervous his first day and told the kids they were having toasted salad (instead of tossed) and chilled peppers (instead of pears). I thought it was pretty funny but apparently he thought it was quite embarrassing. Too bad he is too young because I think he would give Obama and McCain a run for their money. Way to go Coop, you make us so proud!

Happy "1st" Birthday Kaiya Mae

We were lucky enough to have my sister and her family visit us last weekend. They recently moved to Portland so now we are in driving distance of each other. While they were here we celebrated Kaiya's first birthday. She eventually let me hold her for about 10 minutes on the last day they were here. I assure you I WILL win her over:) I wish I would have gotten more pictures but here are a few from the weekend. This shot of Chloe is her pouty face. The cousins had a blast playing together. They got to swim in Boppo and Gigi's pool (brave children), we had a great breakfast at Mom and Pat's, and they all got to watch Cooper's baseball game and Hayden's softball game. Thank you Carnegie's for coming!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October is Lupus Awareness month

Facebook Krista Reese Smith

October is Lupus Awareness month, at least I think it is, some websites say October some say May. I thought I would post a few videos that I found on you tube that help people to understand this disease. I was diagnosed in May with an autoimmune disease. They gave me a list of names to my diagnosis Sjogrens, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Mixed connective tissue disorder. They are all very closely related, many of the symptoms are grouped together in each disease. Since I am still learning about all of this I thought some of you might want to learn too. You may not be as nerdy as me though. I definately think I should have become a nurse, maybe God gave me all these mutant genes so I could let my "inner" nurse out. I would LOVE for there to be a cure someday for this, that is why I am all about spreading awareness. This video is about 6 minutes long but it is full of good information. It is on my facebook page, just click on my name and it should take you to it. I think....never posted like this before.