Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Granny

A bit late but still full of love!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Football is my life!

Keep your eye on #22!

Chad looks so little - but he is on a great team! He is quick!

Stay with your man and don't let him through!

Close but not really! The kid is having the time of his life but we are still working on being humble!


Week before last was homecoming and Tylissa had a great time. Tylissa and I went out to her teacher's house and helped with the float on Thursday and then she walked the parade on Friday. It was a great weekend for her. The game was terrible - our offensive line needs to learn how to block so the quarterback can do something besides get sacked. UGH! I won't even mention the score.

The Freshman gang with the float!

Walking in the parade - Braves on the Warpath!

Saturday night was the dance and Tylissa met up with some friends. She hasn't even been to a stake dance before but she went. I learned the biggest lesson from her. In my mind it takes a while to get ready for a high school dance. She showered and got dressed. I was freakin' out because she wouldn't even let me blow dry her hair. I was in tears thinking she has now marked herself as the "girl-with-wet-hair" and she will never dance, she'll become the outcast. High school kids can be very cruel and I didn't want her to go through that.

Well she went to the dance with wet hair and no makeup - she doesn't bother with that stuff and she had a fabulous time. She came home with smiles. I wish I had her confidence. She is who she is. You can like her the way she is and if you don't like her for what she is then she doesn't really care. She is not changing for her friends. WOW! She is one amazing girl - how I got so lucky is beyond me.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trek Video

This is a quicky - here is a link to pictures of Tylissa's trek. It looked like such a great time that for a brief moment - and I mean brief - I almost wished I was there. Almost!

Love to everyone!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Jersey

Chad came home tonight from football practice and they handed out football jerseys. He wanted to sleep in it but I did convinced him that the numbers might stick together. So when I went to tuck him in I was looking all over the floor (because that is where all the clothes are - big surprise) trying to figure out what he did with it. Low and behold I look up at the closet and there on an actual hanger is The Jersey. The only thing hanging in the closet is The Jersey. The kid doesn't hang up his Sunday clothes - they end up on the floor with everything else but The Jersey has found a special spot in the closet.

I am loving football season - Chad comes home and gets his homework done with no complaining. He is ready to go 1/2 hour before we need to leave the house. And now he is using a hanger. What will happen when the season is over?