Sunday, November 27, 2011

too much soccer?

can you ever have too much of a good thing?
10 soccer games in 3 days - that's how much i watched!
in 3 different cities with my little ones in tow.
where are we going now mom? to a soccer game. (over and over and over)
don't get me wrong. it was fun. the boys played 4 games and took 2nd place. scott coached the other 6 and the team took 3rd. we all had fun. and now we're all tired! :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011


we had a lowkey thanksgiving. i thought about skimping on the food, but then all the kids started talking about how much they looked forward to different dishes and in the end, i cooked the full meal for just us and my dad. it was yummmy. and a nice day too.
below is our thanksgiving feast at church.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

seriously? sick again?

i have strep throat again!
it came on friday night - exactly 3 weeks after the last time. so saturday morning, with 2 kids in tow (including sy who was throwing up all night with a 24hr flu), i headed to the clinic to get some antibiotics. (i needed them right away because i had to cook at church sunday for our thanksgiving meal!)
first i texted my dearest nurse marijo, to verify what should happen when i got to the clinic. and the NP didn't know what to do with me. again she didn't think i had strep. again she told me i would be charged more for labs if the 1st test was negative. again the test was positive. and again, after much research and phone calling, i left with an antibiotic prescription. but, she said if it happens again, don't come back because she'll have to send me to an ENT - i really need to get a doctor. why won't my pediatrician just see me too? i really like him!
the amazing thing in all this sickness is that nobody else in my family is getting sick! thank you Lord for watching over us.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

more books

right now we're loving:
bud & me the true story of the abernathy boys who, in 1909, rode horseback from guthrie, oklahoma to santa fe, new mexico alone with their father's permission (?!?) when they were 5 and 9 years old. (and more of their adventures!)
jed smith - another faithful follower of Christ who explored and mapped much of the west just after lewis & clark
and the kids just played oregon trail and really got something out of the game. i knew it was an "educational game", but didn't know one could learn so much!

Monday, November 7, 2011