Monday, January 19, 2009


Jordan had her first scimmage on Saturday with her new team, and she loved it! The ended up losng both games, but they all learned a lot about each other and how they need to learn to trust one another. Each of these girls who have been picked for the club team played in some sort of community recreation team and they were basically the "stars" of the team and learned early on that it was up to them to carry the team. Well, now they are a team full of stars and they are not used to being able to rely on anyone else to be there to back them up. And boy did that show on Sat! They have a real tournament this coming weekend and I think that they will be better than they were Sat. The first game thy pretty much got walked all over, but still only lost 3-0..not bad considering they are a bronze team and they played a silver team (just ranking of teams experience, etc). By the second half of the second game you could see that they were starting to rely on one another and they looked like they could actually do something together! They ended up losing 2-1, but I think they will just continue to get better and better. They just started practicing together not even a month ago...soooo.... Jordan also looked pretty good in the goal. She needs to learn how to dive for the ball a bit more though. She is going to get a trainer for that and I need to buy her some goalie pants so she will be less worried about hurting her legs when she is going for a ball. We will also look into some goalie camps for her to go to this summer as well. It was so cute though, yesterday Jordan and Brooklyn wee outside playing and we could hear Jordan "training" Brooklyn...they came in huffing and puffing and smelling like puppy dogs, but they both had big ol grins! Good memories for both of them!

Sydney ended up hanging out with one of her friends on Sat while we were at Jordans games. She had a good time and came home happy...well that is until she was told to do her chores...I swear one of us is not going to make it through this pre teen/teenage crap! I think I just may run away! They eye rolling, the teeth sucking, the ATTITUDE! UGH! What happened to my sweet, chubby cheeked little girl? And who is this surly, grouchy monster that has relaced her?! There are days I honestly dread her attitude! The holier than thou persona...enough already! I mean, really, I know that she is a bundle of hormones, but my goodness! And this is just the beinnig! I know she is going to make me have grey hair, I just know it!

On our way back from Jordans game we stopped to get something to eat, I was so hungry and ordered a shredded beef burrito from this place. We went through the drive through since we had to pick Brooklyn up from Grandmas house. My mouth is watering and I am so ready to dig into my burrito. So, I open up my container and stick my fork into it, and wouldn't you know it They put GROUND BEEF and not the shredded beef I had asked for!!UGH!!!!!!! Of course we were already back on the freeway by that point..I was so not happy! Oh well, I just ate it and went on with the day...even though I was irritated! :D On a positive note though, when we stopped to get Jordan and Brooklyns sandwiches they were both FREE!!! I have a coupon book that gives us a free kids meal each tim we go in and I had a stamp card that was full so I use them both for free food...can't beat that!

Yesterday we just laid around and were all lazy bums! It felt good! Today though (no school for MLK day) I am back at i...laundry, girls cleaning thier room (in between arguments) and then later this afternoon they all have dentist appts, then Jordan has soccer practice. Back to the daily grind for us!

Friday, January 16, 2009 are kidding me right?!

Ok...last night I go pick Jordan up from dance, bring her home to eat and take a shower and get ready for bed before I have to go get Sydney at 9. We get home and I'm tinkering around the kitchen and whatever when all of a sudden I hear the most horrendous crash ever! I whip around to see Jordan standing there with eyes as big as saucers and my computer tower lying on the floor!! My heart dropped and I was afraid to go check it out....I kept saying "You are freaking kidding me, right?" She is crying, I'm panicking and of course, Brooklyn is in the backgrsound going "OOOHHHHHH", NOT helping Brooklyn! So I get to the computer and the entire face of it is off the tower....not good! I am freaking out, she is in her bed crying and I'm trying to remind myself that it was just an accident...very bad, but still just an accident...I get it bak onto the desk and try to turn it screen and a not saying to reboot and insert disk...WHAT TH HECK does THAT mean? I admit I am sooooo not computer savvy, but even I knew this wasn't good! I have 3..yes 3...more payments on this thing and then that's it! I call the business I got it from and the guy I know from there just happens to answer, thank goodness! I tell him what happend and he says "Ok, so you are telling me that you turned the computer on today and it's just not working, CORRECT?" Ummm, yup that is exactly what I am tellin ya buddy!!! ;) So, he comes out today and brings me a loaner and mine should hopefully be back in about 2 weeks! CRAZY I tell you! Poor Jordan! She was so scared that we would be super mad at her! Now, I am not pleased that she is such a klutz, but noone got hurt...just all my pics that I had just uploades yesteray are gone....*sigh*..but I can just upload them again I guess...ugh! So I get to enjoy a brand new computer for 2 weeks while mine gets all nice and fixed (the guy thinks the hard drive got bent...) Things could be worse I suppose!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

ok are some pictures already!

Ok, Angie...since you have been hounding me for pics I thought I would oblige you, now I posted one with me it...where is YOURS????Hmmmmm??? ;)

here are the girls at the Nutcracker in December. It was so pretty and the girls loved to see the ballet!

Here is Sydney before going out with her Grandma in December
Jordan on the Marin side of the Golden Gate Bridge. We stopped so the girls could see it and walk on the bridge on our way home from my moms at Thanksgiving.

a family picture from Ft. Bragg during our trip up north. It was gorgeous that day!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Our holiday

Our last day of school was Dec. 19 and boy were we all ready for a break! The kids at school could hardly contain themselves anymore and my girls were just ready for some serious down time!

That Friday was a minimun day so we got out at 12:40. I had my girlfriend, Tracie's, daughter (who just happens to be Brooklyns best friend as well) with me. We had to run to JC Penny's to pick up the pictures of the girls and my nephew so I could get frames for them for my MIL and my grandma for Christmas. After that we went to Bereans where I was sneaky and got Jordan and Brooklyn their own bibles for a Christmas gift..I have become pretty sneaky over the years in buying gifts for the girls when they are with me...I think it is a skill aquired once you have kids! :O) We also went to the mall to see the big man..yes Santa pictures! Now the little girls were very excited..however, Sydney not so much!LOL! She was highly upset with me for "not telling her that her picture was going to be taken", you know when you are almost 12 you MUST look perfect at all times, plus I'm sure she felt she was much too cool to have her pic taken with Santa! TOO BAD!! If I want your darn picture with Santa then that is what I am going to have!!! ;) So I get a pic of all 3 girls together then I get one of Brooklyn and Kylie, they were very cute! While we were at the mall I picked up a Boston Celtics #1 Fan license plate for my FIL, he was raised in Boston and loves the Celtics to this day. I also got my cousin a Patriots freezer glass and John a 49er freezer mug (which just happened to be one of his favorite gifts!LOL). We grabbed a Wetzels Pretzel and then headed out. I dropped them at dance and went home to do some wrapping. It ended up being a long day, but a productive one as well.

That Saturday the girls had a Christmas show at the studi...from 10 until 3....3 seperate shows every 2 hours or something...that was a loooong day!!! The girls did a beautiful job though and loved every minute of it, especially Sydney! They had a gift exchange according to age levels after the show, Brooklyn got some really cute clay ornaments and candy, Jordan got a High School Musical fashion book something or other (she loved it) and Sydney got a tie blanket from one of her best friends! She loves it! It was so cute because her friends mom was so excited that Sydney got the blanket! We crawled home and went to bed after all that! That Sunday we went to church and saw a performance of stomp to Christmas was fabulous! The youth groups put it on and did an amazing job! At one poing they had Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus on stage with "Mary Did You Know" playing and on the screen they were showing scences from "Passion of the Christ", it was very powerful and very moving, not a dry eye in the house! We went to lunch with our friends (the one who was in the really bad motorcycle accident in Sept, he is doing great and is looking forward to a full recovery soon we are hoping!). They gave us a totally unexpected gift..a $100 gc to our local grocery store! They said it was their way of thanking us for helping them when Mike was in the hospital...I say it was us just being friends when they needed us and they would have done the same for us if we needed it. So it was a ncie way to start the holiday!

John had to work that Monday and Tuesday, so the girls and I were home just hanging out and cleaning up. Christmas Eve we went to my Grandmothers house after we went to the candlelight service at church, it was absolutely beautiful! My grandma and aunt went overboard as usual! The girls got lots of clothes, Brooklyn was thrilled with all the Jonas Brothers stuff she got! Sydney was happy with the new pair of skinny jeans and really cute sweatsuit she got. Jordan loved the peace sign shirt she got...she is so easy to please I swear! We got home late of course and the girls fell asleep. It was raining and cold, so I was happy we had some winter weather! John and I were up for a bit before Santa came watching Dog the Bounty Hunter!LOL!! We finally crawled into bed around 2..not too bad for Christmas Eve I think!

The girls got up around 7:30, so that is an improvement from years past! :) They were really happy with their gifts. Sydney said she wanted clothes and that is what she got! She was so excited and hung everything up right away...the clothes thing is waaay easier than the toy thing btw! Jordan was pleased with all her soccer ball, new shin guards, etc. Brooklyn loved all her Polly Pockets stuff! Then they noticed a bunch of stuff behind the tree and when they saw it had their names on it I thought they would ecplode! They opened the big one all together and Santa outdid himself and bought them the Wii!!! They were stunned! Yay Santa!

Later that afternoon we went to my in laws and had Christmas there. They got some Wii accessories and new Vans shoes (which they loved!). The adults in the family draw names and buy for that one person so I got a new bread machine from my Secret Santa...I love it and have made a few loaves already to rave reviews! I was Johns Secret Santa, he wanted new shoes, and I wasn't about to try to get him some, he is sooo picky about his shoes! So the day after Christmas we went to the outlet mall and he got 4, yes 4 pair of shoes! He got 2 pair at the Addidas store (they were buy one get on 50% off!) so along with his 2 pair and Jodans cleats we only spent $96! Very good prices! Then we went Steve & Barrys where he got 2 more pair of shoes for $7 each! WOW!!! YAY!!!

Jordan had a soccer camp to go to the weekend after Christmas and had the best time! There were a few pros there and she learned so much! It was chilly and sunny...perfect!

For NYE we stayed in and played games all night. I had some wine and boy did that make me tired! I guess the days of partying all night are long gone for me!!!LOL!!! I went to bed around 1 and John and the girls stayed up til I don't know when! We got up and watched the parade and football games. It was a very nice a family oriented holiday. John has never taken that much time off from work before, it was so nice to have him home and we didn't have to be anywhere we didn't want to be! And now we are back into the full swing of, dance, soccer, and Girl Scouts! Ahhh, it was nice when it lasted, all that peace and nothing to do!LOL! Happy New Year to you all!!!