Here’s just a quick update on what’s going on with us:
- Eric and I went to Vegas for a whole week for ASCA’s World Clinic (for swimming coaches). It was a lot of fun and we learned a ton. We got to talk to Olympian Tyler McGill, see Phelps’s coach and listen to great speakers. I took a Build a Pool class because we are really hoping to have our own facility sometime in the near future. Hopefully I will have more news on that in the next few months to year. A week was a long time in Vegas but we were lucky enough to have my parents take the boys Monday-Friday and then Eric’s mom took them Friday evening-Sunday night. We walked the entire strip, went to the top of the Eiffel Tower, saw an illusion show and played craps. We did not come home big winners.
- Our dogs developed not only pink eye but some gastrointestinal problems after being at dog place for a week. It was not fun, not to mention an extra expense that we were not expecting to pay.
- Kenny and Luke are both doing great at school. Luke’s mid-term report card looked like this…
- The boys fall sports are in full swing. Kenny’s soccer actually started at the beginning of August and his football and Luke’s soccer didn’t start until mid-September. It was nice to have it broken up a little. Sporting KC used Kenny’s soccer team in a coaches’ clinic and it’s on You Tube.
- My work is starting to pick up right now after a nice month lull in August. Back in June, the owner of our team and I flew to Colorado to look at an infant aquatics program for babies as young as 6 months. Non-walking babies learn how to float on their back if they were ever to fall into water and the walkers learn how to float and then swim to the side of the pool (or wherever they are). Most people have seen the video of this. It shows the baby in pajamas or clothes falling into a backyard pool and then floating safely. I remember seeing it the first time and thinking someone should pick up the baby. When we went to Colorado, we honestly sat there all day just watching baby after baby and it was AMAZING. So amazing, the team has invested a ton of money to send one of our head coaches out there for 6 weeks to get trained. I would like to get trained some day but I just can’t be gone for 6 weeks at this point in our life; not with the boys being so young and Eric’s schedule.
- My SIL is getting married in less than 2 weeks! It still feels like it should be a few months away.
- Eric and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary on September 20th (but actually celebrated in Vegas).
I think that covers all the big things. Now, off to do more work…
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I always feel like we dye our Easter eggs at the last minute and this year was no exception:)
Camille and Mac (freshly shaved)
I was going through my cell phone and found these pics that I never posted (and want to get on here).
Kenny and Luke playing RISK
They are definitely my kids
Royals game in September
I swear Kenny was there but all of the pictures of him were with his friend JT (and I don’t want to put someone else’s child on here)
Luke sleeping with his shoes because he liked the lights on them
Camille with a huge stick stuck in her collar
I have no idea how this happened but if she can get something caught in it (like here), she will.
Luke and his t-ball medal
Luke while eating at 75th Street Brewery
Kenny (and his medal) at his soccer banquet this fall
We started out a little worried about Christmas. There was a bad stomach virus going around Kenny’s school that we were praying we wouldn’t get. We really didn’t want a repeat of Christmas 2009. But, of course, Kenny got it on the 22nd. We made it through the 23rd and 24th without anyone else having signs of getting sick so we celebrated with my family on Christmas Eve.
Getting ready for church:
Christmas Eve at my mom and dad’s house:
Christmas morning at our house:
Santa may have forgotten to leave anything in the dogs’ stocking. Oops. We decided it was probably because they have been getting on our couch while we’re gone. Luckily I had two bones for them in the cupboard that we were able to give them.
Christmas morning at my parents:
See the stockings in these pictures? My Grandpa Bill and Grandma Dolly had one made for everyone back when I was little. This year, my mom made ones for Kenny, Luke and Eric so that everyone now has one. It took her a long time and they look great.
Christmas Day with Eric’s mom, Amanda and AJ:
Remember how I said that we thought that we had escaped that stomach virus? I ended up throwing up every hour on the hour Tuesday night and then Eric had a mild form of it. I’m not going to say anything about Luke not getting it because I’m afraid I’ll jinx us:) I’m just glad that it didn’t ruin our Christmas. And I’m really hoping we didn’t pass it on to anyone else in the family.
Mac turned four last Saturday (December 3rd).
I have to share this story while I’m talking about our dogs:
Apparently our dogs have something against the wise men in our Little People Nativity.
Luke was playing with the set and when he was done he left two of the wise men standing on their heads. They were on opposite sides and surrounded by the other figurines. Camille walked up to the set, looked at it, pushed over the first wise man, looked at the second wise man and then pushed him over too. Eric and I were cracking up.
Then last night I found Camille chewing on one of them (which I saved just in the nick of time) and found that Mac had chewed off the top of the head of the other one. We taped it back up but it will never be the same.
We dyed our Easter eggs tonight. Better late than never, right?
This is the second year that we’ve done them outside on our back deck. I’m so glad we did because I knocked over the cup of yellow dye within a minute of us being out there.
Eric took the boys to an Easter Egg hunt this morning while I was training two of my new managers. He’s not used to my camera so most of the pictures ended up a little blurry.
Our dogs aren’t allowed on our furniture. Even so, we know that they sometimes get on our couch when we’re gone. I caught Camille today with one of our couch pillows stuck to her collar. Busted.
I think the groomer got a little out of control, don’t you?
Pro: He definitely won’t be shedding anytime soon.
Con: He looks like one of those sphynx cats.
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Here’s Camille, our new dog.
One of the guys that Eric works with was looking for a family to adopt her because he’s marrying someone who had a bad experience with dogs when she was younger and is now afraid of them. We had him bring Camille over the other day to see how she would do with Mac and the boys and everything went great – she’s really calm and sweet, which is exactly what we were looking for. There’s just no way I could handle a puppy at this point in time. Mac is a great dog and has really calmed down but he’s still only two and is as big as a horse (or at least a small pony). Even though Camille is only 65 pounds, (40 pounds less than Mac), she’s still been putting him in his place when he gets a little too frisky.