YOU ARE A STUD!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
YOU ARE A STUD!
Monday, January 5, 2009
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friends and Cousins
School teacher Ms. Figlak
* Friday the day before her Baptism she said, "This is my last day to do something naughty . . . what shall I do?"
* Saturday night after the Baptism she told Emily her Aunt "I am still sin-free!"
I am so thankful to have such a fun, sweet little girl as my daughter . . .I love you Kennedy!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Parker Controls the Ball!
It was a fun but busy Thanksgiving Weekend. We started off our Thanksgiving with the boys playing football with the Wards Elders Quorum. They had a blast. We then rushed off to Grandma and Grandpa Rowland's for a Thanksgiving lunch. We then dashed across town to the Blanchard's home (Jeff's sister) for dinner with the Judd Family. I felt like we ate all day . . .oh yeah we did. The food was amazing.
Friday we had 4 soccer games starting at 8:00am and ending at 7:30 pm. The boys did great. Parker's team won both of their games and Preston won one and tied the other ( they were playing up an age group). Saturday, we had another 4 games and that started at 8:00am and ended at 6:30 pm. Parker's team won the first game and then played the Nevada State Champions, Neusport in the semi-final. They did really good considering this team was killing everyone 10-0. The boys were nervous but played with a lot of heart. The other team had boys that looked like they were 18! They were huge and mature for their age. Our team got beat up . . one of our players ended up with a concusion and another with a knee injury. We ended being the only team to score a goal on them the whole tourney, but we lost 1-4. I have never seen Parker play so aggressively . . . he did really good! He ended up getting a yellow card but I was impressed with his efforts.
Prestons team lost 0-1 and then played a consolation game and won 3-2. He had a hat trick on the last game scoring all three goals.The boys have one more tournament for the year Whew! This weekend is the Rugrats Tournament.
On Saturday night we ended up scoring tickets to the Jonas Brothers! Parker did not want to go. I tried to tell him that there would be a lot of cute girls there . . .he decided to hangout with Dad and catch a movie. Anyway, the concert was great. Kennedy and Preston had a great time. Kennedy told me the Nick looked at her and gave her a wave. She was so excited. She was a party animal and stood up the whole concert . . .she sang and danced. This was Preston's first concert . . he did not appreciate all of the screaming girls. He had a good time though. He was a bit tired from the soccer tournament but I saw him jamming to quite a few of the songs. He even went on the floor to look for the guitar pick the nick threw into the audience. We got home from the concert at midnight . . .we were pooped! But I think we made a few memories.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Preston with Special Award "Most Goals Scored" in League play!
More soccer to come as both Parker and Preston will be playing in the Turkey Shoot Tournament starting this Friday! We will have 4 games on Friday and 4 games on Saturday!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I was grateful for the reminders at church to have and show gratitude in our everyday lives. I am truly blessed and I hope and pray that I can be more diligent in showing my gratitude toward my family, friends, and my Savior.
I have appox. 5 weeks left until baby girl Judd arrives. I guess it is time to officially come out of denial! I still have been teaching dance. It is frustrating to not be able to bend, move, and stretch. It is amazing how fast the time has gone by. . . I guess that is because I just realized that a baby is really coming to our home in this last month. Yikes . . . .does anyone know of a really good eye cream . . . those sleepless nights are right around the corner!
I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
NAMES . . . . it is a challenge trying to find the right name for a baby. You try to think of all of the ways that it could be made fun of or if it sounds great for a baby name, but you not as an adult name. One of the names that we really like is our neighbors dogs name. Can we name our baby after a dog? We thought we narrowed it down to a "K" name. Our email address has our initials in it. P's, J's and and a K. Kennedy insists that we need another K name for her baby sister. We have brainstormed many names . . . some of the favorites are Khloe, Katelyn, Kylie, Kourtney, Kali . . . it is so hard to decide. Jeff and I started thinking of other names that do not start with the letter "K". So I decided to ask the kids what they thought about the name "Lauren". Kennedy immediately said "Lauren sounds like an old lady that has a uni brow". Obviously . . . I then realized we need to stick with a "K" name. Kids say the funniest things! If you have any suggestions, please share!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
It was another soccer filled weekend. This week we had double the games do to the Las Vegas Mayor's Cup. Both Parker and Preston played and Jeff coached. Between the two boys we had a total of 7 games. Preston played up a division in age group and scored 5 goals. Parker played stopper and midfield and made an impact in the game with his shut down defense. I love watching the boys play and cheering them and their teams on. Preston's team won 2 out of 3 games and played teams from Alaska and Arizona. Parker's team went to the finals but lost 4-1. Kennedy is a good sport about coming to the games. She has made a lot of friends that are boys and between the two teams it is almost like having 26 older brothers. Kennedy also knows how and when to cheer her Mom on too. After church we went straight to the soccer fields. When we were walking to the fields we got some serious looks as we were dressed up for a soccer game. I stood out as a pregnant lady in a dress and heels. Kennedy heard a team walk by us and comment about the lady that is pregnant (me). She was walking behind me and turned to the team of boys and said, "Hey, that is my Mom." She is not afraid of anything. Kennedy is a good friend I am thankful we are the best of friends.
Jeff, my husband, is a good coach he volunteers so much of his time into helping his sons and other children in the community. He has a great passion for the game of soccer and is very competitive. He will help his boys succeed in anything that they show interest. He is a keeper.
The next tournament is the Turkey Shoot Thanksgiving weekend. Until then the boys practice with their teams 2 times a week and train with Manny (a pro from France) 3-4 times a week depending on how much homework they have.
Soccer has taught my boys many valuable life lessons. How to deal with pressure, how to succeed, to lose gracefully, leadership, how to work hard, do your best, physical fitness, and working with others. I guess I am a fan of the sport too.