January 19, 2010

The Sun Came Out

After my last post I feel it is important that I be nice. Say something positive.

Let the world or umm the three. . .

okay two. . .



The one person that reads this blog know that we are okay.

In fact this has been a wonderful four day weekend. Last night was the last night of another class. I have a whole week before the next one begins and I'm not quite sure what I will do with myself.

As for our wonderful weekend. We didn't do anything terribly exciting. The older two had a swim meet Friday and Saturday.

S. is struggling with the whole aging up aspect of swim. She is now officially in the 13-14 year old group. Who also swim a lot of open events that include high schoolers. I guess she is pretty intimidate swimming against those sixteen and seventeen year old girls. In her words, "Mom, they're like, F A S T!" She is having a hard time realizing that a 13 year old swimming a 58 second 100 free is fast. She is just focused on how much faster the other girls swim.

Strange that we all have to go through those stages in life and figure out that it doesn't matter what other people do. Why can't we just listen to our mom's and know it doesn't matter?

A. on the other hand had an awesome meet he swam a total of 7 events 6 he has swam before and he dropped 3-16 seconds in every one of them. It was so much fun to watch his big grinny face and realize how proud he was of himself. Then he swam the 500 free for the first time. The five hundred is 20 lengths or 10 laps. I was way nervous when I saw he had been seeded with 13 and 14 year old boys. Even though they too had no times I was worried they were going to kill him. However, he did awesome he kept a great pace and consistently hit a 46 second split. I was shocked at how steady of pace he kept. He ended the race in just a little over 7 and a half minutes. Again, with a big goofy grin. I just love those big goofy grins of success.

Al. and H. are playing basketball right now. Al has played two games one game they won and one they lost by one basket. She is on a pretty good team who is pretty focused. So strange to me that she hates anything that has to do with moving EXCEPT basketball. Basketball she loves. Crazy kid. She is also in the school play this year. "School House Rock Live." She is learning all those great songs we grew up listening to. I'm excited to see it all come together in April.

H. has just been having practices his first game is tomorrow. Up to now they have just been doing drills and learning the rules of the game. I will have to let you know how the games go. I'm a little worried H. has a tendency to get a little competitive.

The sun is peaking through the clouds and the snow is melting. However, I lived in Utah long enough to know that mother nature is just messing with us. The cold and snow will be back before we know it. I'm not complaining a couple days of sunshine is all I need. We picked up a few packets of seeds and will be starting the first few flats of plants soon. I love the smell of wet, warm, dirt. Reminds me that spring and summer are coming.

I have a couple 52 Blessings post to finish up. With all this sunshine I think I have to get out and take some pictures and soak up a little Vitamin D. I hope you are all having a fantastic week.

Prayers and Hugs,

PS Don't tell Brent I told you this but he has a job interview a week from Thursday so you know any good, positive, prayers you can send out we will take.

1 comment:

Me, Myself and I said...

You pray for me, I'll pray for you. Good job vibes coming your way...