Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mud Magnets

Yesterday afternoon, the boys were driving me crazy while I was on the computer wasting time on Facebook diligently looking for a job. Davis finally asked Matt if he wanted to go jump on the trampoline. I about cheered when they finally headed outside!!

About 10 minutes later, Pete says "Mommy, I think you might want to come out here". I knew it had to be something with the kids.

I look out and see my two boys playing in a mud puddle in the backyard.

This video is taken from inside through the window, so the quality is not the best.

I guess they enjoyed themselves!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


7 years ago right now I had to trust my surgeon's hands to remove the cancer that invaded my neck.

Today, I trusted my own hands to hook up our camper and pull it home all by myself for the first time ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am happy about both! Although I am sure Dr. Jackson was better skilled, but I got it done (hope nobody saw how many times I had to back up the truck or how I had to get on the ground to try to figure out the swing arm things).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


We have our first Yost broken bone.

Hannah broke her arm (near her wrist) this morning at her last ever field day.

After the very first relay (which they took 1st)....

She fell down and used her hand to brace her fall.

I am WAY too tired to download the camera tonight, but I will work on getting the pictures downloaded.

She has a splint on it now and we are working on getting her into the orthopedist (our friend is the office manager at the place we were referred to). We need to make sure we do everything right so that everything is covered.

She is in a lot of pain...I feel so bad for her. She has a very busy time in her life coming up, as this is her last year in elementary school. Tomorrow is her luau. She graduates next week and has her "walk of honor" next Friday. She was also asked to play on "all-stars" for softball and I am not sure how this will effect it.

She is planning to pick her cast in a color that will coordinate with her graduation dress...ALL GIRL for sure!!


I have not been updating my blog much lately. To be completely honest, my spirit is a little broken right now. It just seems like every door is being closed without another opening up. I want to be the normal "half-full" kind of person, but it all seems a little empty right now.

Any prayers for my sanity would be greatly appreciated!!

Monday, May 11, 2009


This week is shaping up to be another busy week. The kids have PREP (CCD) tonight for the last time this school year and Hannah is going to bake my Grandma's chocolate chip cookies for her party (which makes me a little teary eyed). Pete is with a friend helping her pick up a dirt bike for her son's birthday tomorrow.

I have an interview with a recruiter tomorrow morning and Hannah and Dave have dentist appointments at 2:30. I agreed to embroider a blanket for a friend tomorrow.

I have an interview with a company on Thursday at 3:00. It was supposed to be tomorrow but it got changed. Hannah will have her last softball practice for the season.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday with have a softball tournament for Hannah.

Last Saturday after Hannah's game, I caught the boys singing one of the chants the girl's softball team sings. It made me happy and I hope you enjoy!

The chant...

My name is Hannah and you know what I got?

What do you got? (by the other team members)

I got a team that's hotter than hot

How Hot is Hot? (by the other team members)

Grand Slams and Homeruns too, Let's see what "so and so's" got.

**I may not have it all right but it is close**

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Without this wonderful Mother....

I couldn't be half the mom I am to these wonderful kids

Thanks Mom and I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day.

God, Thank you for blessing me with the gift of Motherhood!! I will try to never take it for granted!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Good Start

I sure hope today is an indication of a great week.

Pete and I walked in the rain this morning and it felt GREAT!!! Pete said he was having a hard time keeping up with me (I had some pent up anger from this weekend). I was so proud of us because we didn't let the weather stop us from getting our exercise in!!

Pete will be taking his polygraph on Friday, which puts us one step closer to him becoming a Sheriff's Deputy.

The kids got approved for Medicaid and I was able to set up an appointment for them at the dentist tomorrow to get their 6 month cleanings (which we had to cancel in April for lack of insurance) and to get some of Hannah's teeth pulled. I will also be able to get Matt in for his 5 year well visit. I never thought this would be where we are, but I am so thankful for it. Now I can rest a little easier watching my boys being boys!!!

I have an interview next week for a position that I thought was completely off the table....a very pleasant surprise.

I have Pete's mom's mother's day gift done and should have my mom's done tomorrow or Wednesday.

Is it really only Monday????

Game Ball

**Disclaimer - I have looked at this situation as objectively as possible and I really think my view is justified**

On Saturday, Hannah played her second to last softball game of the season. This is Hannah's 2nd season of softball (although it was 2 years ago and with a different team).

She is not a star player.

But she goes out there and gives it her best every game.

This Saturday was VERY different.

  • She caught a fly ball in the outfield (in which she jumped up and down after she caught it and almost dropped it).

  • She had two other great stops in the outfield.

  • She got on base both times up to bat (on walks).

The star players didn't have such a great game. In fact, several had a REALLY bad day!!

At the end of the game (at least at a Home game), the coach hands out the game ball to a player that had a great game.

I guess the coach wasn't pleased with their performance (they lost) and made the decision to not give a game ball.

Hannah wasn't the only player that made some great, unexpected plays. However, these players aren't the "stars".

I guess they don't realize how much a game ball would give hope to some of these new players that they too could be stars as well.

So Hannah....Here's your well deserved GAME BALL from Mommy

(How cool is this picture that I found when I searched for "softball" on the Internet)