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Thursday, July 23, 2009

B-random Man!

My little Boo aka Brandon also has another nickname. We call him "B-random Man" because he says the most random things at the oddest time.
I really should just leave a notebook out and write down all the funny, random things he says. We get a few great laughs out of them.

So today's random thing was:
I'm outside running on the treadmill. He comes outside to tell me his sister is being mean to him. Then he looks over at the treamill readings and says "Hey can drink 2 cokes now because you ran off enough calories for 2."

I had to think for a few minutes what he was saying because we were in the middle of discussing what his sister was doing to him that was so mean.

I love my little Brandom man. Thanks Boo for the great funny memories.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ugh...the "E" word!


Brandon started running almost 2 miles to prepare himself for upcoming Middle School Football. Michael decided to join him (he usually jogs on the treadmill and out of everyone is the one who exercises on a regular basis.) Then Kaila started walking the 2 miles with them!

So that left me to decide if I was going to (ugh) EXERCISE. I'm not really a big fan of it. You get all sweaty, your sore for a few days, it's hot outside and I could go on.

But as everyone was out running, I was watching a tv show and they were talking about what you eat and how your heart rate beats really fast (because it's struggling.) They said exercise helps this and that, blah, blah, that's what got me up and going on the treadmill. I started out with 1.31 miles the first time. It's my first week at it. I've been on the treadmill 4 times this week with a total of 5 miles. I hope I can keep it up as I know it's good for me, even if it sucks at the time!
Now if I could just give up my Coca-Cola habit.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Kaila is awesome!

Kaila, Jenna, Mercedes and Ciara.

Kaila and I belong to a great volunteering organization called "National Charity League." We have been doing alot of volunteering this summer and Kaila wanted to go a step further.

So we decided to do a Food Pantry Drive that would benefit the Keller Community Storehouse. A Philanthropy that we often work at and truely enjoy helping them in anyway possible.

Her fellow classmates got together and created a flyer, got brown bag donations and passed out bags in their neighborhoods. The girls collected over 60 brown bags full of items to donate!

Go Kickers!

Michael stepped up and coached Sean and Brett's indoor soccer team called "The Kickers." It was a very interesting season. We had 8 players on the team and we were lucky to get 4 to show up for a game! (keeping in mind 2 of those players were my own kids!)
Sean plays like just came natural to him. He is the sweet, lovable kid around the house but on the soccer field WATCH OUT!! If he knocks you down, he is not stopping to help you up. He will jump right over you and go for the ball! (It was a proud soccer mom moment....if your a soccer mom, you
understand : )
Brett was funny to watch. He would smile at you and wave and just run along side the ball. We did make him play up with Sean on the indoor team.
In the Fall Brandon, Sean and Brett will all play on 3 separate outdoor soccer teams. Not sure how I'm going to get everyone where they need to be, but I'm praying for a miracle when their practice and games schedules come out. I'm looking forward to watching them all.

Country Living!

June 4, 2009:
Every year I invite myself out to my very best friends home....she lives in the country. I say it's the country because if you have to drive more then 5 minutes to get to the grocery store, that's in the country.

This year I took Michael along with me. The kids love going because my friend Becky always has something new to see or do at her home.

So we kicked off our summer with a road trip to Cleburne, Texas. It was about an hour away. Becky always makes a wonderful lunch and then we just sit and catch up while the kids play. Michael and Jack (Becky's husband) ran around doing man things.

Brandon asked if Becky was related to us. I thought it was funny because I've known Becky since Brandon was probably 5 years old. He thought she was his Aunt. It was really cute. I know when a package arrives on our door step everyone says "Aunt Becky" sent us something! Everytime!
Sean, the only person in our house that is not allergic to animals! He LOVED Becky's cats.
Here come the chickens! I took the pictures from a distance. This city girl was too "chicken" to feed them.
The cat was the only animal interested in eating from them.
Momma Chicken could feed them!