Monday, November 27, 2006

Thanksving weekend..........

We hosted Thanksgiving again this year. It as just our family, Aaron's parents, Aaron's brother and Aaron's aunt/uncle. His cousin was going to come but he has four boys, and one of them was sick, so they stayed home. My kids wish they had more cousins, it was quiet, and there was no one to play with. Maybe one of these years, we will live closer to either of the families that acutally have children, but for now it is just us. Kinda low key, and lonely! Missed Carey and her green bean cassarole!!

BUT the day after shopping was GREAT!! Got up at 2:45am, met up with Amanda & Angie. Headed to Salem. Not a lot of rain. Only one small fender bender (not my fault and no damages) Got alot of the shopping done. Nieces, Nephews, our kids, and MIL done. Just have to get niece/nephews in the mail now, that always seems to be the hard part. Got home around 3:30pm, took babysitter home (Aaron got invited to the Civil War game, and there was no way I was missing shopping....WOO HOO Beavers won!!)

Saturday morning, we took the kids to thier Grandparents for an overniter. We drove to Portland, stayed at the Embassy Suites, ran around downtown, had a great lunch at Rock Bottom Brewery, shopped, drank, and relaxed. It was the first time we had really been away for a weekend without them, and we will be doing it again!

It was a great long weekend. Now we head on to the crazy holiday season.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

21 Christmas Questions....

From my friend Stacy's blog challenge..........

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate??
Hot Chocolate

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Wrapped in Santa wrap (different stle every year)

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Red and Greegn big old fashion style bulbs

4. Do you hang mistletoe?

5. When do you put your decorations up?
The weekend after Thanksgiving, around the 10th or so, we go buy a real tree and put it in the front room. Now that we have vaulted ceilings it has to be as tall as the ceilings :)

6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Prime Rib and seafood fondue

7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
Getting new PJ's from Grandma Helen EVERY Christmas Eve, and wearing new clothes to Gramdma & Granpa Clarks on Christmas Day

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I don't remember

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
All white lights and ornaments to match the Christmas wrap. Kids each get their own tree in their room to put their ornaments on that Grandma & Grandpa Fish buy them each year.

11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
I love to watch it snopw, though I have no desire to go play or drive in it. But it's beautiful!! We get snow so seldom here, though, that we love it whenever it falls.

12. Can you ice skate?
Not after breaking both my ankles (at the same time) in 8th grade.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
From Aaron, it was Savannah's 2nd Christmas, he took my wedding ring in to be cleaned, and had the diamond doubled in size. Then he took her to a vending machine and bought LOTS of those fake rinkgs in the plastic balls, hid my ring in one and wrapped them all into a box. It was the best surprise ever!!

14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Being with my family and giving to others, I love to give.

15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Christmas Sugar Cookies that the kids and I make for Santa

16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Aaron reads the kids "Twas' The Night Before Christmas" EVERY year before bed on Christmas Eve.

17. What tops your tree?
An angel if it's a "gold year" and a star if it's a "silver year"

18. Which do you prefer.. giving or receiving?
Giving. I dont receive well, but I LOVE to give.

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Silent Night

20. Candy Canes! yuck or yummy?

21. Favorite Christmas Movie?
White Christmas

Sunday, November 19, 2006 we come!!

Savannah had a meet this weekend. It was sectionals. That means that you have to a special meet, where you can qualify for the State Championships. She has NEVER made it to state. At sectionals you have to score a minimum of 32.00 AND be in the top 72 for your region. Our region is the south part of Oregon (from Salem down). Last year at this same meet, Savannah had a TOUGH meet, she landed flat on her back in the middle of a jump from the low to the high bar, knocking the wind out of her, and scaring her coaches good.

This year.........she had a good meet. Not her best this year. But still a good meet. 34.325. Good enough to make it to State. Acutally the last person to make it got a 32.95, so not bad at all. She stuck her cartwheel on the beam, and make her squat on/jump to the high bar all without a hesitation. In addition is placed 7th on the vault out of all the girls in her age division.

It was a GREAT day!!

The only thing that could of made it better would of been SNOW. See we were in Bend, and when we are in Bend we want SNOW SNOW SNOW!!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Migranes Suck!

Thats it, thats the nicest thing I can say! Oh and a HUGE thanks to a great husband who did daycare yesterday for me while I lay 1/2 dead in bed all day, hardly able to turn over it hurt so bad. Guess its time for another appt with the neurologist. That darn medicine did not work worth a darn!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

How many of me
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?


Though if I use Patty there is only 2 people. There are 11 people with Aaron's, 0 people with Savannah's name, and only 1 with Dominick's. I would of thought that Aaron would of had more.

Friday, November 10, 2006

1st basketball game results....

Dominick played his first basketball game last night. It was great! He made 2 baskets, he is a great defender (well maybe because he is 3+ inches taller than most of the other players)! He had a great time, loved the game. And is ready to go back again! WOO HOO

The coach also coaches football, and wants to recruit him as wide receiver (I think, I dont know alot about football players). He is pretty quick on his big old size 6 feet! But Dominick is not sure that he wants people running after him with the intent on tackling him. We will wait and see and take it one sport at a time. :)

(Sorry for the crummy pictures, guess I need to play more with the camera and get the settings better)

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Never a dull moment........

When we told Dominick in Sept, that he was playing soccer again this year he was in tears.
"No, I did not want to play again!" I think were his exact words, but we had already signed him up so we told him, "Sorry no quitting during the season, your team is counting on you."

Fast forward to this week, soccer ended for the first 1/2 of the season last Saturday. Dominick usually had practice on Tuesdays. So Tuesday after school he comes home, eats a snack, then disappears. I figure he is heading off to play his gameboy or PS2, but no he comes out in full soccer clothes, shin guards and is ready to go. So I say Dominick, remember soccer is over for fall season." And once again the tears start. "No, I am not ready to be done, I love soccer."

Do you want to play basketball?, I asked.

"No", and he storms off.

I get home around 8pm on Tuesday night, the first thing I hear when I walk in the door, is "Mom, you need to call Bobbie, she says I can play on Dexter's team" I have no idea what he is talking about. Then it hits me. Dexter was on his soccer team, and now he is playing basketball. So after a long phone conversation, Dominick went to basketball practice last night for the first time ever. Yes, there were tears, and I don't want to do this, so Aaron said. But all in all he did great, considering he has never played. Sure he has shot a few baskets here and there but never played the GAME.

Well, tonight is his first game. We will see how he does. Soccer has always come pretty easy to him. This could be a challenge.

I will report more tomorrow after his first real basketball game! Wish us luck!

Monday, November 6, 2006

Savannahs earns a trophy!

Savannah had meet this past weekend, in Roseburg. First off, it is one NASTY drive, in the rain, with all the Beaver and Duck fans wanting to get to their games. It took us 12 hours, from home to meet and back home. It was a L O N G day!

BUT it was well worth it. Savannah scores a outstanding 9.45 on the vault, and won 3rd place All-Around. She was excited to finally win a trophy! Great job sis!!

Sorry for the CRAPPY picture. This was held in the old courthouse, with crappy lighting, and she was clear across the gym.