Thursday, July 31, 2008


Well here they are, the pics from day 2!! He says it doesn't hurt, unless he bends over and that's when all the blood rushes to his eye, he says it feels like his eye is going to EXPLODE, go figure! He did attend his last day of T-bird football camp though, the coaches were anxiously awaiting his arrival to see how bad the eye their surprise I think it was a lot worse then they expected!!! They weren't sure at first if they would let him practice, but they checked him out and set him free with the other little T-birds. So the "eye" hasn't slowed him down at all...boys will be boys!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I picked Gavin up from football practice today....and this is how he came back to me, (this is not what he looked like when I dropped him off). It seems to be getting worse every minute, but I am pretty sure he will be just fine! I can't wait to see what it looks like tomorrow!
I know I don't sound very sympathetic...but I will let you know that I got the, "he's OK" from my Mom, so that made me not worry so much about the rapidly swelling eye!

Monday, July 21, 2008


This was our "family" dune trip, meaning just us 4 went, kind of a "teaching" trip for the boys. For me this is the trip of anxiety...I love that my boys can ride pretty good, but there is always that fear of them getting hurt. So for me this trip isn't relaxing might I add. We just moved Gavin up to a new bike (this was his first trip with a clutch), it went good, he was a little frustrated at the beginning, but by the second ride he had it figured out. Luke moved up to the 90, which was no problem for him (he needed to move up) and had a blast! Both boys have been riding for some years now, Gavin got his first quad at age 4 and Luke started at age 3, every year I seem to get a little more relaxed.....not really.

Safety is a big thing for me when they are riding, by the pictures you can tell I have them geared up!!! Just to let you all know, no injuries on this trip and believe it or not, all bikes stayed on all four wheels (which is amazing, I think this is the first trip that that has happened).

Gavin on his new bike.
Luke acting cool on mom's bike (gotta be just like his brother).

My "men"

Monday, July 14, 2008

10 year anniversary

Joel and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary on July 11th. It seems just like yesterday I was walking down that isle to say my "I dos". Where does the time go?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The 4th

I am a little late on posting this....but life sometimes gets a little busy (as you all know). We did our "annual" 4th of July thing, Tumwater parade, then back to my mom and Steve's for a BBQ and fireworks. We started with a game of horseshoes, which my bother and I decided we weren't very good we switched to something we knew we were good at...a game of "street" baseball! It was good to be able to act like a "kid" again! Here are some photo's of our Fourth of July this year...

like Father, like Son!

like Mother, like Son!

Kade and Aubri

I just love this kid!

The Contreras Family

This is how Kade watched the fireworks...tired little boy.