Thursday, January 13, 2011

Derick middle school basketball

Derick made the 6th grade basketball team at Excelsior Middle School. I thought middle school didn't have tryouts and cuts and everyone played, but here it's pretty competitive. He had his first game a few days ago and he was so nervous. After traveling a few times and throwing the ball away he finally settled down a bit. No matter how old I get, I still get excited and nervous for him because I remember exactly how it felt. AHHHH I would love to go back in time and play all over again!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

It's a New Year!!!!

I get kind of bugged that we wait until a New Year to change things or make goals, but I guess a New Year means a fresh start so we just tend to do it at this time. Anywho. . . for sometime now I have been thinking about what I do doing the day and what I accomplish. I love being a stay at home mom but I don't make the best use of my time. The number one "time waster" is the computer. I will sit down to do my check book online and next thing you know I've sat here for quite a long time checking others blogs, looking at recipes and a bunch of other random things. Also if I'm bored or not sure of what to do I'll just jump on and waste time.

So this past week I have only gotten on during the day maybe for 10 minutes. I tell you a crazy thing happened, I go so much done. I have more energy, I want to start some projects that I felt I haven't had time for, I listened to the scriptures on my Ipod, played and just hung out with the kids. . . I feel great. It's a great feeling at the end of the day to know that I put the things that I really need to do first instead of feeling bad that I didn't get them done. So my goal is to keep on this and not let the computer take over so much of my time. Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Years Eve

New Years Eve was filled with my 3 favorite things: Friends, Food, Funky dance moves. The mom's kicked the kids off the Wii Just Dance game so we could show our stuff. It was so much fun to dance to New kids on the block and other AWESOME songs. We laughed pretty hard, and had a blast. Everyone stayed up until midnight so we could bring in the New Year with a parade around our culdesac and lot's of noise from banging pots . . . .thank you Kelli :)

The kids all geared up for the New Year

The Old men playing blokus and contemplating life. . . . the hats look so funny on them.

The ladies in the kitchen around the food. . . . . Can you find Waldo? hint: she's in a white shirt behind the island making a goofy face.. . . . . and her name is Emma!!!

Dance Dance Dance

Christmas day

Christmas day is always so fun. Playing with all the presents and staying in jammies all day long!!! This year the fun game that everyone played was Wii Just Dance. Taylor creams us in this game since she's just got the hands down. HOWEVER if they were to score on moves and soulfulness I would totally win!!!

Taylor's winter concert

Here is Taylor before her school music concert.