Monday, March 28, 2011

Placing of Dan's Headstone

On March 11th Barb, Katie, Susan, Amy, Jenna, Rick Reneer, Frances Reneer, Dennis Dipo and Diane Dipo joined the kids and I for a wonderful yet heartbreaking event. We placed the headstone that Tyler Forbush and Daniel made at Dan's gravesite. Close up of headstone. The angel depicted is angel Moroni. He will blow forth his trump and signal the first ressurection.
Sweeping off all the sand from packing in the pavers. My dad helped me set the headstone in and level out the pavers. My mom helped put the jigsaw puzzle of pavers in place.
Ground was a tad bit muddy.

We go up and let off balloons with messages to their dad when we visit. We shared that tradition with our extended family this time.
Lovely hike back down to the cars.

Derby Days

There is only one and thankfully only one day a year that you walk into a church gym and have your nostrils assaulted by the heady sent of graphite powder and testosterone. Jakey did his car to like like our Explorer. He named it the Daniel James Brown because the Explorer was Dan's car. He took sixth place. He was ecstatic. What a fun kid.
I swear he does not have to go to the bathroom in this picture. He posed this way on purpose.

Gotta love pinewood derby. Me, I just love the fact that I am counting down to my last Pinewood. Three left to go!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Playing Catch Up

So I have been neglecting my blog. I feel like I have to censor myself to much sometimes to keep from hurting someone that I just don't know what I should and should not talk about.

Lets keep it to the kids.

Daniel had fixed three laptops and a pc while hanging out back in the "lab" my nickname for his room. i am just glad he is not trying to catch things on fire for the moment. i walked in one day to see ashes all over the bathtub. I called him in and asked if he had any idea what could have happend here. He had the cajones to tell me "no" while still holding the blow torch. i was rendered speechless.

Ike is in the middle of his sixth wrestling season. that is what keeps me the busiest right now. practice two nights a week then Lon comes over on thursdays to work with Ike and Ryen. Ike has had to really fight for position this year. he is in the top 11-12 yr old bracket. He has a hard time finding someone who will wrestle him at practice to he usually is pared up with a 7th or 8th grader. He did chip a kids tooth last week. He also got pinned for the first time this season last week. He got up, clapped the guy and on the back and told him good job. I was so proud of my boy. It was the highlight of the match for me. Well that and when he slammed this one kid to the mat and pinned him. This kid was horrible, he has a foul mouth and no one like to wrestle against him because he cheats and cries when he does not get his way. He did a number on Ike's neck and chin.

Jakey has is first Pinewood Derby coming up. Which means he follows me around the house begging to work on the car for the past month and swearing everyone else has their car done by now and has had several practice runs on the tracks their fathers have made. i told him, "Yes dear, but those boys don't get to touch their cars." lol

Anna and Maria both have loose front teeth. I need to post their pictures. They look just like Nanny McPhee. They have desided to out grow their clothes. (insert un happy face here)

okay, i better get this posted. i have been working on it for four days now. sigh.....

i promise i am gonna try to make more time to get this caught up and running better.