Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Very sporty weekend (plus 5 facts about me)

Our weekend truly was a sports weekend.  On Saturday, Luke had two basketball games.  They were not back to back so we were at the gym for  most of the afternoon.  I absolutely LOVE watching him play basketball.  He is very passionate about it.  He comes out of his shell and lives in the moment.  He is generally a shy child, but not on the court.  It melts my heart to see him loving what he is doing. :)

I was so happy for him because he scored 12 of the team's 22 points.  I was proud of him because he took it with a grain of salt and not one time bragged about it.  He did tell me on Saturday night that he was excited he had a good game.  I told him he rocked it!!  He looked at me with those little boy adoring eyes, smiled, and gave me the biggest hug I've received in quite a while.  These are the moments I live for.

 Luke and Barry strategize the night before the games.
Luke is #21.  He made the warm up shot.
 His blonde hair blowing back cracks me up!!
He went in for the shot once he got this ball.....and he made it!
Jorden and Emily happily cheered on their brother.  I'm not sure who was more excited for him...them or me.
On Sunday, Emily had a volleyball tournament.  We had to be there at 8am and it lasted all day.  She was pumped up ready to play.  She really likes her team.  :)
 Before each game, the girls have to walk towards the stands and wave.  It cracks them up everytime!!  She is #5.  Her friend to her left always waves like a princess!
 Emmy is in position and ready for the serve.  She gets pretty serious. 
 The opposing team was out of rotation and the refs stopped the game so they could correct it.  Instead of talking about the game, they were cracking up at some football player they know.
Emmy is about to whack the ball.  Barry and I laugh because her sweet arms are so little, yet she can hit the ball with such force. 

If you notice, some of my pictures have my blog name across them.  I have decided to start putting it on all of the pictures I post.  I recently read that pictures from blogs are being used without permission and not always for nice things.  If you need help adding your blog to your pictures, email me at momofjel@gmail.com and I will give you step by step instructions.

**I always enjoy reading facts about bloggers, so I decided to share a few about me.
  1. I use the Coffee Mate creamer in my coffee.  You know, the powder kind that has a zillion things in it that I can't pronounce.  It is soooo yummy.  I have tried healthier things, but nothing tastes like the powder that is probably made of gross stuff.  Yuck.....now I am wondering!!
  2. My favorite pens are the Sharpie fine points.  I love the way they write.
  3. I named my camera Harlee.  Weird....for sure!  Fun and freaks my family out a bit....priceless!!
  4. I have slept with the same feather pillow for 30 years.  Seriously, it was my grandmother's.  I hold onto it like a teddy bear.  (ok, I'm thinking that was TMI!!!)
  5. I love jalepenos.  I load my nachos up!  Each bite I take has a jalepeno on it!
Hope you all are having a wonderful week.  It is cold here in Texas and I'm loving it.  I have two pairs of socks on and two shirts.  Coffee Mate here I come!!!


  1. Great story about your munchkins' sporting weekend. It's great that they genuinely enjoy it and it's special for them, and that their siblings are there to cheer them on. I think I've mentioned before how much meaning is in the phrase "making memories"? That's what you and your husband are doing for them - giving them a childhood that's happy and whole now, and that will be something that will stay with them forever.

  2. Awww, your pictures of the sporting events are really great! I know how difficult it is to get these action shots. :-). And your list of things about you cracked me up...name of camera, same pillow, jalapeƱos! Ha! Too funny...you're a firecracker, aren't you? :-)

  3. Your facts made me giggle! :0) I think it's great that your kids are into athletics. Niether of mine were/are sporty, although both played some sports when they were younger. I get such a kick out of watching them fight what they love - don't you? In our home the female offspring was in orchestra and theatre. The male offspring is very musical, plays violin and guitar.

  4. Fun weekend!! I can't wait to watch my kids play organized sports. Abigail played t-ball the last two years, but I prefer watching them when they are a bit older and more competitive.

    It's cold here too, which would be fine if it wasn't so rainy!

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  6. I have honestly never heard of someone naming their camera. :) I name my car and my cats but that's it!

  7. I love that you love sharpies i do too! You would laugh if you see my pouch full of them:)

  8. MMM, nachoes are the best with jalepenos! Harlee, that is a strong name, I like it. I never thought about naming my camera. That was one awesome sporty weekend.

  9. Hi Marci! I just wanted to take a moment to stop by and thank you for becoming a new follower; I so appreciate it, and I hope we will really get to know each other. :) Have a great afternoon, and a super weekend ahead!

  10. those are my favorite pens too! I always get excited to buy new ones! and great pictures - how fun watching them play!

  11. I am using one of those pens right now. I use them all the time at work. I don't think I have ever had the powder creamer. I always thought it would taste funny so I never tried it. Do you just use the original or flavored?


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