Monday, October 21, 2013

Back to School & Sports!

A few days after we got back from the beach, it was time for school to start! How I have an 8th & 3rd grader plus one going to moms day out, is beyond me.  My "baby" is in her last year of middle school.  Sigh.


So far school has been going pretty well for them all :) K hated it as first, she screamed/cried but now she cries if she doesn't get to go!

When school starts back so does sports season.  J played school volleyball and is running cross country with the high school.  H played rec league volleyball & K, she is just lucky she's cute ;)


 Overall the middle school team did much better this year, when they seeded into tournament they were tied for 3rd but was 4th since the other team had beat them.  They finished around 4th I believe.

Pics of H:

10U 2013 Champions!
H's team did well, yes I helped coach (and no orange is not a good color for me lol) and it was her first year playing :) We won 1st place in the 10U tournament, but it was close! They played so well, we had tons of fun, but I am glad it's over!

And finally a couple of cross country pics:

1st place!

7th place

Cross country is finishing up and soon she will be on to indoor track.  H is taking a break this Winter to focus on school and will pick back up in the Spring with softball. 

Summer time?

Well the Summer flew by this year and here we are in mid to late October! Our Summer was quite busy, both the older girls had all kinds of camps for sports and then I babysat all Summer long, add in a few play dates here and there, school started before we knew it!

Though this Summer, we finally took a family vacation, first one since before K was born.  We went to Panama City Beach for a week, it was really nice. Not to terribly hot or crowded, we stayed at a hotel that had tons of kids activities, pools, splash pad & beach, oh let's not forget the wonderful ocean view.  Ahhhh.

This was from laying in our bed!
The room was awesome, had a queen for us that faced the ocean, bunk beds for the kids and a full size fridge & microwave.  They also had nightly movies down at the pool, that was pretty cool.  We went to the zoo while we were there and to Wonder Works on a rainy day.  The older girls really loved WW. 

We didn't tell the girls about the beach until the day before we left, so they were quite surprised to find out we were going :) We are all looking forward to going back again soon. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

Goals Revisited

So in Jan. of this year, I wrote a blog post about Goals and was reading old blog posts trying to make myself blog and came across that.  So I wanted to revisit it and see if a little more than halfway through the year, I've made progress.

Goal 1: Blog More : Failed but I am OK with that, I will blog when I can.

Goal 2: Spend more time with kids: Doing OK with that one, though it is hard at times because I have a lot of stuff still going on.

Goal 3: Spend more time with hubby: So-so, we could def use a date night every couple weeks rather than maybe once a month.  My dad does watch the kidlets for us, but we just slack and don't schedule it.  So new goal, schedule date nights more often!

Goal 4: Spend less time on computer: Again So-so, some days are better than others, but I am trying to be more conscious of it.

Goal 5: Spend more time with friends: Not so good here either. I thought with Summer, it might be better but not so much.  The kids activities/camps keep me pretty busy plus I am still watching V as well. Maybe when school starts? Ha, who I am kidding, I need to schedule it myself!

Goal 6: Purge house: In process of, but need to do more!

Goal 7: Replace living room carpet: Ah yes that was supposed to happen after tax time this yr, but our A/C needed serious repair and ate the floor funding.  So it's on hold until we save enough again or tax time next yr.

Goal 8: Pay medical bills: Still working on this, have paid some, but more to go.

Goal 9: Save money: still working on this

Goal 10: Save for Disney: Yep, non existent right now! Maybe soon?

Goal 11: Be more efficient with Girl Scouts: DONE, I stepped down, so how is that for efficient??

Goal 12: Lose weight & get in shape: In progress, started lifestyle change in May, down 17lbs but many, many more to go.  Hubs is doing it too, he's lost 20!

So some goals, I've done OK on, others not so much.  Maybe revisiting this will make me get on the ball. We have had a super busy Summer and the school year isn't going to be any less busier, so I am hoping I can remind myself of things I want to work on.