Friday, November 28, 2008

Brave Boy

Today Justin had his endoscopy to see why he has had so much stomach pain for the past month and a half. He was a very brave boy. He didn't flinch when he got his IV. It was very scary to be wheeled into the room and have something put in his mouth to keep it open. That's when the tears flowed-both his and mine! He has gastritis at the top of his stomach and some irritation of the stomach walls. He is on new meds for the next 30 days, and a restricted diet to let his stomach heal. Kyle was very helpful by going with us since Dave had to work at 3:3o a.m. for "Black Friday". He (Kyle) made some pretty funny comments as Justin was waking up-but I will get to do the same when he gets his wisdom teeth out over Christmas break. This afternoon was the much dreaded "Christmas Picture". We tell the kids to dress in a certain theme and meet us at a certain place around whatever house we are living in, and they fuss and crab that they don't want to do it, blah, blah,blah. So when you get our Christmas card, please appreciate the pain endured to get it taken :) !!

An "Ostrich" in our yard!

Lindsay and I were leaving for the mall when she said, "Mom, there are two huge birds by our driveway!" I swear these are the biggest birds I have ever seen aside from going to the zoo. They were about 3 feet tall. This is the best shot of one of them, but Dave took lots of pictures.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It is another beautiful day here-I can't remember when it last rained. It is a high of 76-which is my kind of weather. It is going to seem weird to put up the Christmas trees this weekend. It really doesn't feel like Christmas when it is summer. I have to say it will be nice to Christmas shop without a coat on! Unfortunately Kyle has been sick with the stomach flu. It started with Dave, and I hope it is ending with Kyle. Kyle wants me to make cheesecake for him for Thanksgiving-so I hope he can eat it! Taylor wants apple pie...the others have not made requests, and I am not asking!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

First Cheerleading Competition!

The girls participated in their first cheerleading competition yesterday and did very well! Taylor was a brand new flyer an she hit everything just right! Lindsay posted the video up on youtube! The link for it is or you can search for "Kings State Championships!" Taylor's stunt group in the beginning is the farthest from the camera and she is the one in the air. Lindsay is the base for the stunt group closest to the camera and starts off with her back facing the camera. The team did an awesome job and got 1st place--while only competing against themselves, though, but they are incredibly excited for Nationals 2009 during the New Year! Go Kings!

p.s. the video looks the best on youtube if you click the option "watch in high quality" that is under the video.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The pictures from the past weekend are of our former neighbors and us. Glynnes looked beautiful as the mother of the groom. Dave and I were standing with Kevin and Lisa Bohan and Glynnes. Kyle was goofing around all night with his buddies Kevin and Ryan. Glynnes somehow managed to snag Kyle out on the dance floor. (That was funny!) The wedding was held in "Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral". (that's a mouthful!)

Wedding Weekend

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Weekend in Ohio

This past weekend we made a whirlwind trip to Columbus and then to Akron for our former neighbor's son's wedding. It was really great to see the people that we were able to run into! Special thanks to dear friends Cheryl, Jeannie and Suzanne who once again housed our children so they could spend as much time possible with their favorite friends. I hope to have some pictures up from the weekend on the blog soon. We were able to go out to dinner with Cheryl and Doug just like old times on Friday night. On Saturday morning I had breakfast with Melanie and Tracey, which was really fun. After all, we are the "triangle of gossip" according to our respective sons(who didn't get away with much once we all compared notes)! Then we were off to Akron to see Brandon and Andrea get married. We got to see the Bohan's, and it was really fun to see the boys and joke around like old times. The wedding was beautiful! Dave told the girls to "not get any ideas" as this was quite the affair!