Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cross Country

For those of you who don't know, I have had the privilage of being the assistant coach for the cross country team here in Hendricks.  I have absolutely loved it!  The head coach is the most awesome person in the whole world and it has been so much fun spending time with her and building our team together.  Our season is winding down now - only a few more weeks left.  I'm not sure what I will do when it's over and I don't get to see the girls and boys everyday.  I have loved getting to know their personalities and watching them interact with each other.  I have loved watching them improve and strengthen over the season.  I love walking by the school when it is lunchtime and having them run over to me to talk to me.  Our last meet our top four runners in the JV race took first, second, fourth, and sixth.  They were awesome!  One of the meets we went to also had a race for younger kids.  It was only about a quarter of a mile.  I was able to take my four youngest with me to that meet and they were able to run with the other kids.  It was a fun, but slightly crazy, day!

I tried to download pictures but it is not letting me.  My account says I have to pay now to download any pictures.  Once I get it all figured out then I can download pictures again!  Yay!  Pictures always make a blog more fun :)

So, anyways, cross country has been a great experience.  I have loved every minute of it and I will miss it terribly when it is over.  I want to thank the kids for the last few months of entertainment!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September So Far...

We are 11 days into September and it has already been super busy.  We celebrated Dillon's birthday...
Which was a lot of fun :)  We had a fire (several different times) and roasted marshmallows (several different times).  We had a campout in the yard.  Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of that... We also went kayaking.  That was great fun for everyone!




 
 
We also got out the blow up boats and paddled around.

 

 
We've been busy with campfires and cookouts, having friends over, going to football games and now starting harvest.  I have had several cross country meets, Maddi and Makenna have started volleyball...
 

 
 
And Zane and Dillon started football...

 
 
The most special thing that happened this month was Dillon getting baptized a memeber of the Church of jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He was baptized the week after he turned 8.  We are so proud of him for making this decision.  He was so excited for the day to finally come. 
 
 
 
I also got to go to school as acting Grandma and eat lunch with all the kids on grandparent's day.  I managed to catch them all and see Olivia sing most of her songs at the after lunch kindergarten program.
 

 
So we've been busy as you can see.  Football practice twice a week with games once a week, volleyball practice twice a week with meets once a week, cross country practice everynight with a meet once a week, piano lessons, church and anything else that comes along!  The kids are liking school, Michael is busy at work and I am keeping busy at home :)
 




Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dillon Turns 8!


On the first of September we celebrated Dillon's 8th birthday.  He was so excited for it to come and that it came on a long weekend.  We got to celebrate for four days!  Friday night we went to a football game.  Saturday Michael made in sourdough pancakes for breakfast and I made him fried pies for dessert.  We grilled out that night per his request and he got to open all his presents.  Sunday night we had a fire and made s'mores and then the four youngest kids and Micheal slept out in the tent.  Monday we went kayaking and played in the lake.  It was a fun weekend spent together celebrating Dillon!  We are so thankful to have Dillon.  He is such a sweet boy.  He always tries to do his best and be obedient.  He is patient and kind and caring.  We are also extremely proud of his decision to be baptized this Sunday.  He is so excited for it and we are excited too!
 
He got his build a bear horse from Michael's parents like all the grandkids do on their 8th birthday.  He has been patiently waiting for 3 years :)  He also got a few vikings things and some tools to help daddy fix things!
 
 
Happy Birthday Susie boy!  We love you!!