Sunday, November 30, 2008

problem in nursery...

Porter loves nursery. Nursery doesn't love Porter. Here's the proof:

[3 weeks ago]
I went to pick Porter up after nursery.
nursery leader to me: "I'm going to have to ask you to not let Porter bring knives to nursery anymore."
me: "I'm really sorry, I didn't know he had one."
nl: "I think it was in his pocket, it wasn't a problem until he started chasing the girls with it."
me: "sorry"

me to proter: "why did you take a knife to nursery"
porter: "I just wanted to"

[this week]
nl to Jaren: "We have a problem with Porter and I don't know if I should address with you or your wife"
jaren: "yeah?"
nl: "when he uses the bathroom, he gets no pee in the toilet, so we spend 10 minutes cleaning the bathroom"
jaren: "yeah, we've been working on that at home too"
nl: "from now on, I'll have to come get one of you to take him to the bathroom"
jaren: "sorry"

jaren to porter: "why did you pee on the floor and wall in nursery?"
porter: "the potty there is too little"

Sunday, November 23, 2008

a few of these...

I spent 9 hours at the high school yesterday trying to CREATE a prop routine that we have to compete with in 2 WEEKS! I don't know how many Cokes & Diet Cokes I had.

I stopped counting.
This is the first year coaching that I haven't felt prepared for competition. Seriously no prop routine!
Here is how drill team goes in case you're not familiar: in order to qualify for State each team MUST compete with a Military, Dance and (it rotates between) Prop or Novelty Routine. Teams normally go to 3 invitationals before Region to get a feel for what the judges think. You can also compete with other routines like hip hop, lyrical, kick and officers at the invitationals, but not at Region.
This year I decided to compete with the required 3 and add Kick as well.
But we aren't ready.
Military, Dance & Kick are ready, but I don't have a Prop Routine.
Again, no Prop Routine and competition is in 2 weeks.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


We had a really fun day on Sunday, Downey's came up for most of the day, which means our stomachs were sore from laughing by the time they left! We wish we still lived by each other - we have SO MUCH FUN together. Here are some photos of the house as well...


Our House


Family Room

Powder Room


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

better late...

There was a high school football playoff game on Halloween night, and you KNOW I couldn't resist planning a halftime extravaganza! I'm finally posting the video that I promised. Here's a recap:
My high school team did the monster mash. They each chose a "character" (ie: fairy, clown, ladybug) and made a cute tutu which were the same - but different.
What you can't see is that my college team, who were dressed like Zombies, wandered into the stands during 2nd quarter and walked around being freaky.
As the high school team danced, the Zombies walked onto the track and by the end of monster mash, were standing right in front of the girls just staring at them.
Then my college girls did Thriller.
It was an AWESOME night - the crowd was in awe! The best part is that it was ALL A SURPRISE - nobody knew what we had planned! I wish it was bigger and it's a 6 min video, but my boys LOVE to watch it...enjoy!

I'll add a photo of my high school girls soon!

Friday, November 7, 2008

remember these?

At practice this morning, in the corner of the gym on the bleachers I saw a "Trapper Folder". Instantly I remembered the days of the "Trapper Keeper." I don't know if they make them like they used to - maybe they have evolved into the more "metro" folder, and the original keeper is gone?

Lisa Frank was always my favorite - and I LOVED coordinating my pencils, erasers, rulers and everything else, with the Lisa Frank design I had chosen for the year!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage

OK, so I did it twice to see if there was a difference with a different photo. I've never been told I look like ANY of the people in EITHER one of the collages - or any celebrity for that matter!
Try it...

MyHeritage: Celebrity Collage - Roots

Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage

MyHeritage: Celebrity Collage - Family history - Family tree search

Sunday, November 2, 2008


This is Kahlil, my sisters little girl. I need one!