Monday, September 22, 2008

Small Yet Big!!

Well it is that time of year again where my work picks an organization that they will support by doing the PF Chang's Half Marathon. It is such an exciting time as we are training for our 13.1 miles and our clients are holding us accountable because they have "bought" into our idea and plan!! This year we chose Packages from Home. It is a local organization here and it was started by a mother who's son is in the military. PFH collects items and the money to ship the items and then they send care packages overseas to all of our military men and women. We toured the center today and I have to admit it, I got teary eyed (ok I cried!!!) Just seeing these boxes full of items we don't even think twice about using and they were just sitting there waiting to be shipped to our military who will receive these items and be stoked!! The walls were full of thank you letters that the troops have written to show their appreciation! yah couldn't even read those!! too emotional!!!!
Well I have already started my actual training and the Packages From Home Drive will start here in the next couple of weeks!! I am so excited to see how our clients will respond and what kind of support we will receive!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Cool nights

We are waiting for our beeper to go off for our table. This couple came up and offered the boys these cute balloon hats! I didn't even have to buy the balloon animals for them this time!!! :) ok now if our table would get called I will be extra happy!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

1st OFFICIAL Day of School

So today was actually Trevor's first day without me there! Yesterday we had to stay and hang out. He was so bummed that I had to stay yesterday! He wanted me to drop him off and go! ahhh that makes life so much easier as a mom when your kids have that attitude! There were kids today who were SCREAMING as their parents walked out the door (notice the one in the back of the picture where he is at his table). Mine couldn't wait for me to leave!! and in case you are wondering, I DID FINE!! NO TEARS!! like I said, when your child is happy and secure, you feel at ease!!

Oh and about his hair, if you see him, tell him you saw his 1st day of school pictures and his hair looked like the guy from Guitar Hero. That was his "specific" request today for his hair style. I tried to just spike up his hair and I looked over at him and he was combing it into a mohawk.

On the way home I was asking him how his day was and he told me that he now has a girlfriend. I still can't understand her name. believe me, I will get to the bottom of that one tomorrow!!! Then a few minutes later he held up 3 fingers and said "I have this many girlfriends." Ladies stay away from MY son!!! (I think my precious, little, innocent boys are around teenagers way too much!!!!!!)

well that is his first day in a nutshell! and about me, I enjoyed my ME time at the gym!!! Better not enjoy it too much, I may never want anymore kids!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Baby

I have a very excited 3 year old on my hands today! Today is Trevor's first day of preschool. He has been waiting for this day as long as Taylor has been in school. I looked at him this morning and said, "Trevor I don't want you to go to school!! :(" Then he said, "Sorry Mom I need to go to school all winter!" I keep looking at him thinking he isn't big enough to go!...... ok well before I get all sappy, here are some pictures of my excited boy!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Much Needed Vacation!

Well we just got back from the Grand Canyon! It is so beautiful up there!!! I want to go back and hike the 3 day hike!!! It was hard to really go far with the kids but they were awesome and did the 3 mile hike with us today! Taylor was such a trooper, never complaining about being tired! He was having so much fun. Trevor thought it was the coolest thing that he was actually getting to hike too! He was carried by David most of the way though. Everybody we passed by kept saying that he had the best seat in the house.
Here are just a few pictures of the many that we took!
The trip was short but it was a much needed time away!