Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Another random shot here. I know it's totally out of focus but I thought it was funny. Looks like my Cubbie antennae ball is looking at the speed limit. Yes, I know I've got a twisted sense of humor & NO ONE else will find anything funny about it.
Weird day today. I did a little laundry but, spent most of the day asleep!! I was sooooo tired. at about 3 or so, Scott decided he wanted to go to Target & I had to go with him. He had a coupon for the movie "the proposal" that expires TODAY. Well, the Target in Alton didn't have the movie on Blu Ray. He suggested we drive to Edwardsville & try the Target and Best Buy there. I explained that I had to get home to make dinner. If he wanted to go, we'd have to eat out. Even tho the kids & I had eaten every meal out since Wednesday, he agreed.
These are cheese curds from Culvers. Becca gets curds w/her meal & Nick & I get fries. We dump them in the middle of the table (Scott doesn't share w/us as he hates curds!) and we all share. I prefer the cheddar, Becca doesn't care as long as they are small and I really don't think Nick eats the curds at all, he just likes to share. LOL
We did finally get the movie at Best Buy. Target had it but would not accept the Internet coupon. Best Buy took it w/o a problem. I also found Risky Business on BD for $10!
Last VB pic, I promise!! Unfortunately, that means I'm going to have inundate you w/pics of Jack again. LOL
The girls won 2 games yesterday. A win today would put them in the Championship game. Unfortunately, the other team was TOUGH!! They killed us in the first game. We made dumb mistakes & they were flawless! We hung in there for the 2nd game but, in the end, they were just a better team. All the Bethelites were very sad. I guess we thought we were better than we really were. We do have another game tomorrow for 3rd place. We're going to leave town as soon as that game is over. We'll miss the trophy ceremony but, we gotta get home!
Leaving today for Sycamore, IL for the VB tournament. If we win, we're state champs & get a banner for the gym. I only got 4 hours sleep last night and I'm not the best at staying awake behind the wheel. We'll see how it goes. We leave at 12:30 from the school. Scott's out of town so it'll just be me, Becs & Nick. Poor Jack will be home alone until Friday when Scott gets home from Iowa.
The movie came out when Becca was just a baby so the first time we saw it, it was on video. It was so different to see it at the theater. It's still completely amazing!! So realistic. The 3D was not that great and honestly, gave me a headache. Hope when it comes out on Blu Ray, it'll be "normal"! I'm not sure that these movies have come out on DVD. Even if they are, we hoping that when TS3 comes out next year, BD of 1 & 2 will come out then! Pixar ROCKS!!!!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Nick had 5 boys over for his birthday. They ate pizza & chips & M&Ms, played video games, watched movies, ate pancakes & cold pizza for breakfast. I think they all had a good time & I KNOW Nick had a good time. Glad they only turn 13 once. LOL
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Here's me being stupid, playing w/my camera. Cool!!!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
We WON!!!! We won our first 2 games yesterday pretty easily (Becca only got to play in one game :( ) but the 3rd game against the Pekin Warriors was a KILLER. First game, we lost 23-25. Second game we scratched our way to a 25-22 victory. The way the tourney was set up, if you split the series, points counted to see who won. We won by one point!!!First game today was against Twin Cities (Festus/Crystal City, MO) and I believe this is their first year to field a VB team. They are a decent team but we had more experience. Becca should have been able to play in this game but, for whatever reason, the coach didn't put her in.
Pekin came in 2nd in our pool & played the other #1 team and beat them! So, a rematch of last nights squeaker for the championship. We won the first game but lost the 2nd. That forced a game three. We assumed that it was to 15 as is the norm. We got to 14-13 and we tipped the ball over the net & they missed; yea, we win 15-13. Well, depth perception (& hope) makes you see things different. When we tipped, it went down on OUR side & the score was 14-14. A few minutes later, it was 17-15, we won! Uh, no. Since it was the championship, the game apparently it goes to 25. We finally won it, 25-20!!! Happiness ensues!
Dinner at Outback (celebration of the win & my b'day!) rounded out a perfect day!! We have 3 more games and then the state championship!!! Can't wait!!!
Today starts the Mississippi Valley Tournament. MVCS is our closest rival. Last year, they were REALLY good but most of their team graduated. They are still good, don't get me wrong, but we are BETTER. LOL Today, we play the 3 teams in our "pool"; there are 4 teams playing against each other in the other pool. Tomorrow, we play the best of the other pool (assuming we win all our games today!) and then play for the championship. GO LADY KNIGHTS!!!
Being alone all day, I decided no housework, no laundry, only crafting! Well, I did finish the last 1/3 of a set of ATCs and came up w/a plan for Sherri's C'mas CJ but not much else. The kids & I went to DQ for dinner & then to Walmart for groceries. Not a bad day and I have 2 more "celebrations" to follow.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
My brother broke ground on his house today! They've owned this property for about 6 months but have had to do all sorts of dancing around the bank to finally get a construction loan. Hard to picture what the house is going to look like by a hole in the ground. Gonna be pretty awesome!!
My parents are in town for a few days. Mom's heading to Bangladesh and they had to come to StL to fly out of Lambert. Dad's going to stay here for a few days to take care of my "honey-dos" (although, nothing my dad did was too hard; either Scott or I could have done them!)
Anyway, they got here a day early so they could see Becca play volleyball. Unfortunately, she never made it into either of the first 3 games (2 JV, 1 V). They had to leave before the 4th game. Yes, Becca played in the 4th game.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Dental check up day. Oh the joy. I have not been as diligent as I should about flossing. After today, I will NEVER make that mistake again. Oh, the agony!!! She used some sort of aquasonic cleaner that was supposed to work "better" on my gums. It hurt SOOOOO bad!!! I will remember this pain & remember to floss daily!! On another note, Becca has her first cavity! By the time I was her age, I'd had 2 permanent teeth removed. She's depressed!