Monday, February 8, 2010

Weekend Volleyball

Another weekend at Haley's volleyball tournament. This one was at East Valley in Spokane but started at 8:30 am so not quite as early as the last one. They lost the first 3 games for brackets in the actual tournament, but then won their first game of the tournament. They were so excited jumping up and down I have never seen their team that enthusiastic. They lost their first match of the second game of the tournament 26-24, then they just deflated and lost their second match also - ending the tournament for them as once you get to the tournament it is a single elimination. The really need to work on their enthusiasm to play, most of the time they kind of look like they have been deflated. Haley says she has to have her serious face on to play. Anyway they played alot better and are starting to look like a team - when they aren't glaring at each other for making mistakes.

Kylie had a basketball game. Her friend that is on the team took her as Dwane was working and I was at the volleyball tournament. She got to play a little more and looked better from what Tish told me but they lost the game.

Yesterday was Super Bowl and we were supposed to go to Todd and Tish's, unfortunatley I ended up having a full blown migraine by noon and stayed in bed. Dwane went without me and said he had fun so that works. All in all ok weekend, not great but not terrible.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Have I ever mentioned I own a chihuahua? Her name is Coco and she started out as Kylie's dog.

She is now our shared dog - Here she is:

I love that picture. She is sitting on my lap. She looks really big but she is not.

That is her by my computer monitor with one of our reps dog - Boo. Anyway I can't believe what a great dog we found (on craigslist) She is cranky sometimes and very playful but we have bonded more then any other dog I have had (except my poodle Ceasar that I had a long time ago). Just wanted to share Coco with everyone!

Monday, February 1, 2010

I forgot Pictures

Here is a picture of the new truck!

and Zoey!

New Year - New Beginning?

Or maybe not, but I don't want to be a whiner so on to positive things. Lately life has consisted of taking my kids to practices and work, the fun things in life :). Haley is in basketball and Club volleyball, so she has basketball every night after school and then Club volleyball 2 nights a week from 7 to 9. Volleyball tournaments are every other weekend and basketball games are after school. Her first volleyball tournament was the weekend of the 23rd and they lost but learned alot. Kylie is in Spirit Lakes Park and Rec basketball and has practice 2 times a week and games on Saturday's - Thank goodness for friends as I can only go to one of them on Saturday so Kylie goes with Chloe and her family every other Saturday.

Work has been good, not as busy as we like but we seem to be holding our own. We were able to purchase a pick up - 95 GMC in pretty good shape, so no problems hauling the horses or getting hay :) we like that. The car I bought is still broken - we thought we had it fixed but it broke again or just died again on the highway on my way home from work(that was fun). So still waiting to get Dean's little car and once that happens we will be all set with vehicles, keep your fingers crossed that they run for a very long time with no major complications.

The horses are ok. I took their blankets off the other day, which they probably don't need the blankets but it keeps raining, and Ben had lost some weight. He got to be in his own pen now with as much grass hay as he can eat, grain twice a day, and some cool calories. He seems to have already picked up some weight in the first week, so he just was not eating fast enough with the other horses. I would like to get some alfalfa to feed him, but we will see since I do have to get hay soon. If the weather keeps up like this I will have to get shoes on them sooner then last year and get some major riding in this year. I have about 3 people that would like to ride this year and they don't have horses so that will help be my motivation. Plus I want to get Kylie out there a little more too.

That is the story for now I will try and be better about blogging but I don't want to be a cry baby all the time :(. Life is tough but it goes on with or without you and I need to see the positive more. :) :) Have a great day!