Spring sports – game schedules

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Kenny’s soccer:

Sun, March 9 @ 6:30pm – outdoor

Sat, March 29 @ 11am – indoor

Sat, March 29 @ 3:15pm – outdoor

Fri, April 4 @ 6:15pm – outdoor

Sun, April 13 @ 4:15pm – outdoor

Sat, May 3 @ noon – outdoor

Sun, May 11 @ noon – outdoor

Sat, May 17 @ 12:15pm – outdoor – he may have to miss this one

Sun, May 18 @ 4pm – outdoor

Weekend of May 24 = soccer tournament

Luke’s outdoor soccer:

Sat, March 29 @ 11am

Sun, March 30 @ 2pm (changed from 1pm)

Sat, April 5 @ 2pm

Sun, April 6 @ 1pm

Sat, April 19 at noon

Sun, April 27 @ noon

Sat, May 3 @ 10am

Sat, May 10 @ 11am

Kenny’s baseball:

Wed, April 2 @ 8pm

Tues, April 8 @ 8pm

Fri, April 18 @ 6pm

Mon, April 21 @ 6pm

Mon, April 28 @ 6pm

Sun, May 4 @ 6pm

Sat, May 10 @ noon

Thurs, May 15 @ 6pm

Mon, May 19 @ 6pm

Mon, June 2 @ 6pm

Wed, June 4 @ 6pm

Thurs, June 12 @ 6pm

Sun, June 15 @ 3:15pm

Thurs, June 19 @ 8:15pm

Mon, June 30 @ 8:15pm

Luke’s baseball:

Tues, April 8 @ 6pm

Wed, April 23 @ 6pm

Tues, April 29 @ 7pm

Mon, May 5 @ 7pm

Fri, May 9 @ 5:30pm – this may be moved to Thurs, May 8

Thurs, May 15 @ 7pm

Tues, May 20 @ 5:30pm

Wed, May 28 @ 7pm

Wed, June 4 @ 5:30pm

Tues, June 10 @ 7pm

Wed, June 11 @ 7pm

Fri, June 13 @ 5:30pm

Thurs, June 19 @ 7pm

Thurs, June 26 @ 7pm

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4.5 months

Crap.  It’s been four and a half months since I’ve put anything on here.  I’ll have to go back and post previous things (Cub Scout, soccer, basketball, St. Patrick’s Day, school things, etc) later but until then, here is what is going on:

- Kenny:

Kenny is doing great at school (as always).  We went to EL the other week and were able to see the different things he’s been working on, including acting in a short silent movie, power point, brain teasers and reports.  He plays soccer competitively year round and I just love his coach and the organization (KC Legends).  They are just so good at teaching the boys strategy and skills.  He played basketball this winter and baseball season has already started.  I really wish baseball started in May when soccer is over or at least close to it.

- Luke:

I am absolutely amazed at how well his reading has come and I owe it all to his teacher.  He has come so far and I’m so proud of him.  He played with a Legends soccer team this winter and the team went competitive this spring.  His coach is talking about keeping the team together all next year too.  If not, he’ll tryout for a competitive team this summer.  He played basketball this winter and is playing baseball this spring.  Luke’s 7th birthday is coming up at the end of this month.

- Eric:

He’s still coaching and working his normal job, on top of being the assistant coach for Kenny’s baseball team.  The man is busy.  He’s a little scruffy for work and has people tell him that he looks like Bradley Cooper all the time.  He loves it.

- Me:

Work is going well.  Our swim team and Speedo brought in Ryan Lochte last month.  I’ll do a whole post on that some day.  I have problems with my feet and plantar fasciitis.  My feet actually feel pretty good right now but I still feel it when I’m on them for too long or walk too far.  For example, we went to the zoo during Spring Break and I was hobbling out of bed the next morning.  I started an 8 week bootcamp at Fusion back in January and loved it so much that I’m on #2.  It’s mainly spin related so it doesn’t bother my feet at all.  We can do studio classes too.  They are the hardest classes I’ve ever done but I feel so much stronger and better now.  Fusion is seriously the best place.  It’s a little intimidating at first but everyone there is so nice and encouraging.  I’m addicted.  I’m currently doing their 30 workouts in 30 days April challenge.  We can’t count our bootcamps so that means I’m doing 38 workouts in 30 days.  I’ve done 17 so far (or 23 if you count my bootcamps).  My birthday is on Friday but we’re not celebrating until Saturday because Kenny has a baseball game.

- Mac and Camille:

Mac’s ACL seems fine.  Camille is still hanging on, even though she has cancer.  We didn’t do anywhere over Spring Break because we weren’t sure about how she would be doing at that point.  She does drool more and more on the side of her mouth that has the tumor.  She’s lost 5 pounds since we last took her in back in November.  I swear that her love of the soft, canned dog food that we now buy her is keeping her alive:)

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Good-bye 2013, hello 2014

I don’t know about everyone else but I’m ready for 2014.  2013 wasn’t bad for us, except medically the last part of the year.  Let’s see, starting in September, we had:

- Kenny:

Broken toe = 4 X-rays and a trip to an orthopedic doctor.  Plus, he was sick for the entire month of November.

- Eric:

Bruised ribs = X-ray to make sure they weren’t broken.

- Luke:

Sick for most of November.

- Me:

Sick for the entire month of November.

- Camille (dog):

Cancer of the mouth = X-ray and a trip to an oncologist.

- Mac (dog):

Tore his ACL.  Luckily for us money-wise, our vet doesn’t recommend surgery for him due to how big he is.  He said if he was a working dog, it would be another story.

I had the boys fill these out on New Years Eve so I could remember what they liked best about the year and what they are looking forward to.



I’m not the best at keeping up on this blog anymore but I still try to get in and record the bigger things, even if it’s months later.

And just in case I can’t ever read what they put, it says:


Age:  6

Favorite color:  orange

Favorite food:  oranges

Favorite activity:  reading

Favorite book:  Cowabunga Snoopy

Greatest lesson learned:  How to tell time

Hardest thing this year:  I want to get better at football

Favorite memory:  When I got Mario Kart 7

What I loved about 2013:  When I got my Chiefs’ watch

Want to learn:  100+2×3-8×1000=?

Want to get better at:  Hand writing

Goals for 2014:  Hand writing


Age:  nine years old

Favorite color:  scarlet

Favorite food:  chicken pot pie

Favorite activity:  soccer

Favorite book:  Big Nate books

Greatest lesson learned:  Long division

Hardest thing this year:  Learning to put contact lenses in my eyes (without fainting)

Favorite memory:  The memory of my b-day

What I loved about 2013:  Me!!!!!!!!!!

Want to learn:  Two-digit long division

Want to get better at:  Soccer

Goals for 2014:  Try to make the days before my b-day go faster

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Merry Christmas 2013

xmas card 2014

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December 25, 2013 · 11:31 am

Pic with Santa

santa and boys 2013 2

This was the first year that Kenny didn’t want to see Santa:(

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Winter 2 sport’s schedule

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Kenny indoor soccer:

Sat, Jan 11 @ 5:30pm – 4v4

Fri, Jan 17 @ 5:25pm

Sat, Jan 18 @ 11:30am – 4v4

Sun, Jan 19 @ 6:50am

Sun, Feb 2 @ 9:50am – 4v4

Sat, Feb 8 @ 11:45 (4v4) and 4:15pm

Sat, Feb 15 @ 7:40am and 11:15am (4v4)

Sun, Feb 16 @ 11am (4v4) and 1:35pm

Sat, Feb 22 @ 11:20am – 4v4

Sun, Feb 23 @ 6am

Sat, March 1 @ 12:20pm – 4v4

Sun, March 9 @ 10:10am

Sat, March 15 @ 6:40pm

Luke indoor soccer:

Sun, Jan 12 @ 11:15am

Sat, Jan 18 @ noon

Sat, Jan 25 @ 2:05pm

Sun, Feb 2 @ 9am

Sun, Feb 9 @ 12:40pm

Sun, Feb 16 @ 12:05pm

Sun, Feb 23 @ 2pm

Sat, March 1 @ 2pm

Kenny’s basketball:

Sat, Dec 14 @ 2pm

Sat, Jan 4 @ 2pm

Sat, Jan 11 @ – cancelled

Sat, Jan 18 @ 3pm

Sat, Jan 25 @ 4pm

Sat, Feb 1 @ noon

Sat, Feb 8 @ noon

Sat, Feb 15 @ 3pm

Sat, Feb 22 @ 2pm

Sat, March 1 @ 4pm and 6pm – tournament

Sat, March 8 – 2 make ups games (times TBA)

Luke basketball:

Sat, Jan 4 @ noon

Sat, Jan 12 @ 3pm

Sat, Jan 18 @ 5pm

Sat, Jan 25 @ 10am – not going to because of Pinewood Derby

Sat, Feb 1 @ 4pm

Sat, Feb 8 @ noon

Sat, Feb 15 @ 4pm

Sat, Feb 22 @ 11am

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Our sweet Camille most likely has cancer in her mouth, which isn’t good.  Her breath smelled REALLY bad for a couple of weeks and our other dog, Mac, kept licking her mouth.  I thought the strangest part was him licking her.  I took her to the vet on Monday, expecting them to say she had a bacteria but got the other news instead.  They took an X-ray of her lungs and the cancer hasn’t spread there yet.  Our vet also said that he didn’t feel anything different about the nodes in her neck.  He also looked at some of the tumor and he didn’t notice much, in terms of cancer.  He said cancer cells look oblong, whereas normal cells look circular.  He said he still thinks it’s cancer because the tumor is so large (1.5-2 inches).  We’re taking her to see an oncologist on Wednesday to see what they think.  If they can cut the tumor out, we’ll go ahead with surgery.  If they think she’ll need surgery and radiation or that the cancer has spread to her jaw bone, I don’t think we’ll be able to do anything.  I’m really hoping the cancer hasn’t progressed much and we can do surgery.  She’s only been with us for 3.5 years but she’s fit into our family so well.  If it is cancer and we can’t do anything about it, we could have as little as 65 days left with her.  I told the boys that night and they cried.  Maybe some parents wouldn’t tell their kids but I really wanted them to be as sweet as they could with her and spend as much time as they could with her, in case of the worst.

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