Sunday, December 8, 2013

Salem PD Christmas Party

Well apparently I skipped right over November!  Oops!  We had a great Thanksgiving and have SO much to be thankful for!!  I really am so blessed by my family and I can't imagine life without each one of them.
Yesterday was the Salem PD's Kids Christmas Party.  This is one of my absolute favorite events of the year....and unfortunately Mike and I had to miss it this year.  We went to Cheney to see Matthew's first play-off game.  Grandma stepped up to the plate big-time to take the kids to this event.  Each child gets a present from Santa.  Kylie and Zachary dressed up in their fancy clothes and Tyler insisted on wearing his EWU shirt because it was game day for Matthew.  He's definitely loyal.  All of the kids were so excited about their gifts from Santa!

Monday, November 18, 2013

October Wrap-up and the start of a pretty great start of November!

OH MY GOSH have we been busy!  But it has been good busy!  First off, I am almost a month behind in posting Halloween pictures.  Sorry about that!  My beautiful baby girl was Rapunzel this Halloween and Kathryn and I picked up some flowers at the Dollar Store to weave into her braid.  So pretty!  Zachary and Tyler also got to dress up 2xs that day as their school had book character day during the day.  Zachary dressed up as Detective Zack from his chapter book and Tyler dressed up as Superman from his Batman book.

Then at night they got to dress up in their real costumes - Hulk and Power Ranger guy.  He has a name but I don't remember it.

 We had a fabulous time trick-or-treating and we walked our way down to their school for their Harvest Party with lots of games and candy.

 My little princess fishing.

 Then, for the 1st weekend in November, we packed up the car with the 4 kids and my parents and I and we headed to Eastern Washington.  First stop was Pasco to stay with my aunt and uncle and cousins.  Second stop was Cheney to see Matthew.  Zachary drew him a red Eagle for his game.
 Kylie took a nap or two along the way - it's a long drive for a little girl.
 And yes, here's the crazy red Inferno field in all its glory.  It is bright!  But awesome!  Matthew had an amazing game and his team has clinched at least part of their division title.  If they beat PSU this weekend then they will win it outright.  We're so thrilled with the Eagles and their coaches.
 After the game we went to the locker room to wait for Matthew.  Matthew's coach came out and took the boys into the locker room to see Matthew and also had the team sign a ball.  I am pretty sure that will be one of the highlights of the boys' life!  We also got to play on the turf after the game.  So fun!

Also, that same day, my dad turned 60 so we were so thankful to be able to celebrate with Matthew and also with my dad's family.  We are so blessed!

Monday, October 21, 2013

A major update all at once

To say my life is crazy is quite the understatement.  But, I wouldn't change it for the world!  We've had so much going on lately.  I am going to try to summarize it all in one post.
Zachary's dream come true: He got to go to Portland to see his favorite Christian artist, Matthew West, in concert.  And not only did he get to see him in concert, he MET him after the concert!  Matthew West also gave Zachary his bracelet and also signed his CD and shirt.  Zachary said it was his dream come true.

 Kylie started her 2nd year of preschool.  She was so excited to go back to Titan Tots this fall.  What an adorable little girl she is.  She's so excited every day that she has school.

 Last Friday was no school so we hit the local pumpkin patch.  We had perfect weather and so much fun!

 These are way out of order but here is a picture of the boys at their First Grade Pumpkin Fun Run.  They have to run for 20 minutes and then they get a pumpkin as their prize.  Here are a few friends of theirs.

 The boys also had their school's Jog-a-thon.  They did SO great and ran as many laps as the older kids even!

 Last weekend I got to fly to Spokane with a good friend of mine and we got to go see Matthew's home game.  Wow, that turf is REALLY red!  It's called the Inferno.  It is so cool.  Matthew is #94 in black below.

 This is Matthew on the right pushing that guy, #94 in white.  Matthew is so strong!  It is unreal.  He's having a great season!  So proud of him.  It was so great to see him.  It's always so hard to say goodbye again though.  So far I have not yet been able to hold it together and I always shed a few tears.  But at least he knows he is loved.  We'll all go up in 3 weeks (not Mike, he will be hunting) to see another game.  It will be on my dad's 60th birthday so that will be fun!