Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gosh...It's April 28th, 2010! Where does the time go?
A l ittle re-cap of the last few months activities.....& A LOT of pics! FUN!
Dec, Christmas was amazing in Texas this year...complete with SNOW on Christmas Eve! We stayed home and had a great time just being with each other & no where to go!
McKall got her "15yr" trip. She chose L.A. ...we had a fantastic time!
Jan, Ryann's 3V3 team took us to National's in Orlando Florida. We spent the week hitting the parks, beach, Datona 500 race track, movies & A LOT of soccer! Ry's team did ok, taking 10th out of 40something teams. Ry played like a rock-star and had a great time!
Feb,Ryann turned the big 10, she had a party with pedi/manicures, dinner & sleepover!
March, Dan & I took a quick trip to Utah. Dan worked & I spent time with ALL my sista's & my sweet friends back home. Kaden turned 8...getting baptized in May in New York with his cousins!
April....crazy! Alec-broken thumb/cast for 3 weeks/playing on 2 different basketball teams/getting straight A's, McKall-playing soccer for Plano Premier League...the Dynamos, who are undefeated!, she just made the Wakeland HS dance team for next year & is a 4.0 student.
Dan & I celebrated 19 years of LUV!
Ryann-playing A LOT of soccer, loving school & hanging with friends!
Kaden-doing awesome in school, playing basketball on a good team where he is getting better and faster....& with the help of Alec, shooting awesome!
Me...I have a great life! I get my boot-A kicked every morning, go to lunch, shopping, clean my house, do whatever till my kids get home, then we hit homework, practices, dinner & bed! :)
Dan...still traveling about every week for 2-4 days at a time & LOVING his crazy schedule!
* We are heading to PA here in a week to see family & baptise Kaden, Luke & Christian. Can't wait to hug all our babies again!
*pics of the last few months!
Alec, playing with the Plano A division Panther Pack! The team pic below shows his height challange!...but, he's awesome!
My little soccer studs/diva's!McKall's header....soon after she was knocked to the ground & got a slight concussion! rough game!Our Christmas snowWoman! :)Christmas fun...Christmas eve...fam pics are never fun!
The next million pics are from our trip to Orlando! Fun times and awesome soccer!
making the train rides a little more exciting! :)Ryann, gettin in on the fun! hahahaha!
Epcot...Amimal kingdom...3V3.....these teams we played were rough! If you didn't push & fight, you lost!Ry scored here but was taken 'out' by this chick...look at her face!
Daytona beach!... There was NO one's like we had the whole beach to ourself! We saw dolphins jumping in the water and just played in the white sand for hours! One of our favorite days! Seeing the Daytona race track.McKall's L.A. trip was amazing! She got her convertable mustang!
I think Rodeo Dr. was her in Juicy was awesome! Newport beach, by our hotel. The weather was the 70's Visiting the wax museum, the hollywood walk of fame, taking a tour bus all over Hollywood, we did everything we could and had a blast!My USC superFan! ...we don't even go there and we spent like 400 bucks in the bookstore on the USC campus! We took a tour, and then went to the USC Trojans Stadium! Awesome! McKall shoppin in the 3 story bookstore. :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

ThANksGiViNG.... mom & dad visit! :)

The last couple of weeks have FLOWN by! I had some major surgery on the 17 of Nov (no, not a boobjob, tummy-tuck or lipo...hahaha, I wish)!, was 'out of commission' for that whole week, then my parents flew in for the Thanksgiving vacation! And NOW it's Dec 5th....crazy! Good thing I have a lot of my shopping done! :) .....anyway, things are great now, I have all my essential bodily functions back to normal and I am feeling like I could run a marathon! ;)
The Fam is doing fantastic! McKall is loving school, soccer, friends AND Texas! Alec is a great student and loving playing basketball for the Middle School and for a competitive league. Ryann is happy in school, sassy, and plays soccer like a little rock-star! Kaden is still a little devil, but, is doing great in school, playing on a basketball team, & making a ton of friends! Dan is busy with running the West and traveling, but always finding time to build a shed, throw the ball & help with homework...& these days....... cook & clean! hahaha!
Here is just a few pics of the last couple of crazy weeks!

checkin out the pool...brrrrrr! definitely TOO cold to swim!
atop the slide....cheesy!
Pics at the LONGHORN park....Pic after Thanksgiving dinner....we ate Texas Land And Cattle! Nothin better than making a new tradition...eating Steak for Turkey Day!
I think I got my obsessive cleaning habits from my father!!! He went on a 'cleaning' frenzy with my husband making us find the extension ladder and dust-rod!!! Thanx Dad!!! After eating out...we did put a turkey in & made rolls....Alec thought the Turkey "parts" were pretty gross!! FUNNY!!! Really????
One of our favorite events!! Seeing the place where JFK was assassinated...the little square window in the building on the left, one down from the top...where Lee Harvey Oswald was. The X on the mom & dads feet is where JFK was fatally shot from the FRONT....Pics of the assassination and 'theory' behind the 4 shooters....really GROSS pics from the day of the shooting! A visit to Southern Methodist University Campus....One of our favorite places!!

The GREAT & SPACIOUS BUILDING! Dallas Cowboys Stadium! WOW!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I am loving my crazy-busy life! The kids are keeping us running constantly and we love it! I don't think there is anything Dan and I would rather be doing right now than spending every second helping and supporting them! We go to practices and games 6 days a week...sometimes even 7! We spend hours figuring out homework and doing projects for school, we take lunch to them at school and vistit with their friends, we get up with McKall at 6:15a.m. & head to seminary, Alec too is up and we are off to the locker room at 6:45. Ryann's soccer is amazing and hard and intense.....she is so fiesty and shows on the field! Kaden is finally getting involved in sports and being 'pushed' by his brother to be a 'beast' on the field! .....hahahaha! Dan and I even find a spare moment or two to go to a party or to dinner! Life is short, so fill it with all the things you love to do .... and 'just do it'.......'be happy'.....and take A LOT of pics along the way!

Halloween fun...Alec (not in costume anymore)...with Christian....his "girlfriend" :) ....All the cheerleaders made Football Jerseys with their 'boys' on it! funny!
My two 'babies' :) ...Dead SWAT Officer & our ROCK STAR! Kaden, #25, WARRIORS! Kaden getting in on a tackle! Ryann up against one of the toughest forwards in North Texas...'yayua' ...Ry beats her! Another tough match up against a TOP team ...Solar...Ry gets the ball, but gets pummelled to the ground after! Alec, showin some GUNS with teammates from the Griffin Gators! Alec is on the ground with the ball....fumble recovery! Alec with his two GIANT friends from Pioneer Middle School....they also play on Alec's basketball team....Alec has some GROWIN to do! hahaha! These boys are 6foot & 6'2"...crazy! My cute McKall......:)Soccer with the Dynamos......they are 7 and 0 ! Family night....preseason Mavs vs. Cavs...nothin better than seeing SHAQ & LEBRON! Ya, and Luke Nevil, on the left of SHAQ...from Utah Utes! Another fun Family night....MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL at the new Cowboys Stadium! ...or what I like to refer to as 'the great and spacious building' ! Seriously!!!
Getting a 'first-class' ride from the parking lot to the Stadium.....(in the background)! We actually look like Cowboys Fans in this pic! hahahaha! GOOD TIMES!