Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Ice Storm

My snowboarding boys
Joshua didn't want to try snowboarding.
It seems like these ice storms are becoming a yearly tradition here in Tulsa. It's a tradition that I don't really care for too much. This time we actually had one in December and now one in January also. So, the schools have used all of their snow days already. Starting tomorrow Union will have to make up the days - probably at the end of the school year. Kenneth got to be home with us part of Monday and all day yesterday. That was nice! He went back to work today. The boys are starting to get bored and they're fighting more since they're tired of each other. Needless to say, I'm ready for them to go back to school. They should be able to go back on Friday. We decided to try out some sledding today. We needed to get out of the house for a little while. I wasn't sure if it would be too icy or not. Since Joshua's sledding accident a couple of years ago, I am a little more nervous about taking them sledding - especially when Kenneth can't go with us. It was more slick than last year when we went sledding. We went pretty fast. Caleb and Jacob tried out our new snowboard but it was hard to do because it was too icy. Pure snow would have worked better. They had fun though and it was good to be outside for a little while. Amazingly, it didn't even seem too terribly cold.
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Back in the Fast Lane

Joshua's team is the Yellow Jackets.
Jacob's team is the Scarlet Knights.

I love how they pray before every game!

Tongue sticking out - the face of concentration.

I haven't been on here in quite a while. We had a nice Christmas. Got to spend time with family which we always enjoy. Kenneth got to be home a lot which was great. Things were really in slow gear for a couple of weeks - which is wierd for us. Caleb got to spend a week in Missouri with his friend Kyle. He loved that! I don't think they did a whole lot but he's at the age where he would rather do nothing with a friend than be home with his family. He is definitely turning into a teenager (don't know how that is possible). Things definitely picked up speed this last week. Caleb got through his week of finals. He did really well - 96 was his lowest grade. We have also been busy with basketball and scouts. Joshua and Jacob had their first basketball games yesterday. Jacob stole the ball and made a basket. Joshua got really close to making a basket twice. It's a lot of fun to watch them play! I ended up having strep throat this last week which wasn't fun but I survived. I'm thankful that we didn't all end up sick. Kenneth is really busy at work right now so we haven't seen him much the last few days. I'm ready for him to be done but I'm so thankful that he only has one week of busyness versus three months. We are so happy that he will be home more this winter/spring. His new job is such a blessing!