Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I forgot......

And I forgot to include that I helped paint at Andrea's house on Saturday. It is so exciting to see someones home come together. I stopped by Andrea's house last night to see how the paint looked after drying and all the touch ups turned out and for all that were involved with the painting pat yourselves on your back......awsome job guys! The flooring that Vance and Jared are going to put down is very neat.......okay can I redo my whole house........you know to make it seem new again.....LOL!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Slowed down

Yes I am still here or I should say we are still around. Soccer season is finished! Rachel made two goals the last game. Haley was hit in the face with the soccer ball, but then went out and chased the ball and felt better about getting angry at that ball that hit her in the face.

We had parent/teacher conferences last week and Rachel is cruising along in her different subjects. She has an A- in math and that is because she flew through one of her tests and missed 12 problems because she was trying to be the first one done.........well it hurt her grade a little, but she learned her lesson!

Rachel had Future Cheerleading Camp last week and cheered at the game last Friday. She definitely showed her spirit........go Rachel! Haley received her own pom-poms and showed her spirit too. When I asked her if she wanted to be a cheerleader she smiled and said "definitely."

Both girls are growing out of everything. Shoes, clothes, socks, coats..........ah and Haley cannot wear Rachel's hand-me-downs as Haley is almost as big as Rachel.........so much for saving Rachel's clothes for Haley.......Rachel will be wearing Haley's hand-me-downs before long! So we did a shopping trip to Ottumwa last night and bought new tennis shoes (after mom has learned to buy the girls what I like to wear, cuz the cute shoes are not feasible when it comes to walking and playing in them cuz the girls are too darn clumsy and trip and fall in the cutesy shoes.......lesson learned by mom)!

I am wanting to change out the hardware in my kitchen as the handles we have like to reach out and grab you and I have torn a few pants from those handles and I am tired of it. BUT my husband is too opinionated about things and does not like what I have picked out, so it is the battle of two hard headed people to figure out what we will settle on for new hardware............he likes the handles that you can just reach straight down and pull out and I like the handles that have the curved arch and covered in pulls (I will take pics and show you what I mean later). Whatever we settle on it will be better than what we have!

So the races are over too! We were rained out Friday night and Saturday we had 162 cars and the races were over by 1 a.m. Too late, but a lot of cars and a lot of crazy drivers. We had a few roll overs, but all drivers were okay. It was fun this time and it was nice to have the extra help! That took a lot of stress off of Chris and I both. I told him though that I did not want to promote any race tracks next year, it is not and will not be my cup of tea but you know me I will do what my husband needs me to do!

So as I type this bit of my life that has happened over the last three weeks I am waiting to start my day of work. We have no work for me to do (which is freaking frustrating) and I can do some housework that needs to be done (do not really want to but should). The house is quiet (until I turn on Carrie Underwood) and I am going to enjoy my little bit of time alone! Hope everyone has a wonderful week and Happy Halloween! I will post pics of the girls outfits (when I figure out how to post pics)!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Made it through the weekend!

We made it through the weekend with the help of friends, family and others that were asked to help. Definately was a busy weekend. It started off Friday with Chris, his dad and I all going to the race track to touch up the mowing and weedeating and Chris working on the track. By dark I had enough weedeating, the mosquitos had come out (the size of I dunno what but they were freaking huge) and Chris had started watering the track with the help of Kevin (they call him tiny, but he is one tall dude). Jim and I finally left and left Chris at the track, Trent (a friend) went to get him later on (about midnight).

Saturday brought us to the girls soccer game. Haley was chasing the ball around, got a good kick and put it in the goal (huge smile on her face). Then she was the goalie and she stopped the ball from getting in. Yeah Haley!

Rachel's game was on the other field (Emma (Haley's friend) told me to keep one eye on Haley and one eye on Rachel, hate to tell her I am not that coordinated:) Rachel did good getting the ball when she finally caught up with it, but pooped out from running. They put her in the goal box and she let a ball slip by her (darn).

Then off to the house for lunch and waiting for Julia (my built in babysitter) to come watch the girls and Kathy's kids so we could head to the race track. Kathy was running late and we did not get to the track until 2:30 when the pits open at 3 p.m. Chris was calling and stressing me out cuz there were race cars there already and Kathy was grouchy cuz she was behind, not a way to start.

Well we started letting cars in the pits and at 5 p.m. we had 115 cars in the pits. That is a darn good count for the first time of putting on a show! We started racing at 6:15 and was done at 11:15 roughly. I do not know exactly what time it was, but that is what I have been told. I got to watch a total of 10 minutes of the races as both races were my brother-in-laws and he ended up second (yeah Mike).

Kathy, Heidi (Trent's wife) and I were in charge of counting the money and putting money in the envelopes to pay the racers for their finishing spots. Well at one time all three of us had the hottest pants in the joint.......lol. We had to put the cash somewhere:)

So the races were over, everyone had left and Chris and I finally made it to bed at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The girls were up at 8 a.m. and I felt like I had the biggest hangover. We were dead tired all day long......UGH was it all worth it......I dunno but we are going to do it again Oct. 17 and 18th for a two day show..........are we crazy..........YES!!!

Thank goodness it is not an every weekend occurance. It has taken me until today to feel human again......old age........no sleep.......young kids do not work well.

Anyway this week has been a run fest still with my nephew coming through on Tuesday for a quick sleep over before he left for his parents house in Kansas. Casey will be leaving for Iraq like I stated before and it was nice to see him again before he left.

It has been cool this week and trying to find pants to fit Rachel has not been a good experience. Tuesday morning I finally found a pair of pants that would fit. Wednesday morning we missed the bus because I could not find anything. She would try something on and then on to the next pair. Six pairs later she found something that would fit. Guess I really need to go through her drawers again. She must have went through a growth spurt or something.......UGH! So Old Navy.com to the rescue and I have ordered two pairs of pants for $12.50 a piece, and me a shirt too.....

So it is Thursday and we have soccer tonight, soccer game saturday, Chris is gone all day saturday for a junk/swap sale in Cedar Rapids and then Sunday is going to the pumpkin patch/corn maze in LaPlata for Girl Scouts and then Monday........does anyone know where the weekends go? I wonder that a lot!