Friday, August 29, 2008

The start of a new season....

What a beautiful night for football--except for all the bugs!! The weather was gorgeous, and the tailgate supper had the most delicious brats. Then the guys came out on the field ready to show their stuff!! and at the end of 4 quarters....

We have our first win-- Wolfpack 31 and South O'Brien 0--let's see if we can keep it up for the rest of the season!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The last first day of school....

Isn't this one extremely, deliriously, completely estactic looking young man---you would think that he would be...being this is the very last time that I will make him take a "first day of school" photo!!! Yeah well...he didn't even want to start and I won't tell you what he said when he came home--only that it was not pleasant!! I just keep telling him that each day finished is one more closer to graduation--which when a senior in high school is everything!! I will save this and ask him next year at this time if he still has the same attitude. Right now there are no major life decisions to be made, and Mom always has food ready...someday this will be the day he wished he had back...but then again maybe not. We will just have to wait and see.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Great Summer Day

Well, Loren came up with a brilliant plan that we should advertise with a float for the Rally in the Valley parade. It took a bit of convincing--but I went along with it. Together we came up with a plan and then he built it for me--I think he did a great job. And yes--the college futon has changed it color again!!!

We wanted to have Josh drive the Honda--but he would have no part of this parade thing!! So we had Chris and Tanner do it--Jennifer's family from Texas.
We were going to wear wooden walking sign boards with a real quilt on the front--but they were hard to walk in and really very unbecoming--in other words--ugly!! So we went with some "custom" made t-shirts instead--the back of mine read--I'm the Quilter!!
I told you--this was Loren's idea--and he was having a great time with it!!! The parade turned out to be a nice day--but no clouds--so the people were all crowed into the shaded areas on the sides of the streets--my side had more shade--and since I sometimes find it hard to do two things at the same time--walking and throwing candy--I think that I slowed down the parade some--as the float in front of us--was a block ahead of us. Oh well---that gave the people plenty of time to take down my phone number and web address, and me plenty of time to throw out buckets of candy.
We will see if this works as an advertising plan--and if not--we have paid back to others for all the candy that our kids have taken in from the parades that they went to!! Will try and post some photos that Jeremy took when I get them from him. They had a nice day too--Brendan's BB team took first place and Maren took second place in the 6 y/o pedal tractor pull.