Monday, August 25, 2008

Last weekend of Summer, 1st Day of School

Well, we finally had the last day of fall baseball. We didn't have alot of wins but I feel that some of the boys that wanted to learn the game did. Now that we are done with that it is time to turn our focus on football and school. Just more busy days, Whew!
Had a busy morning. Worked last night until 1130, came home got to bed @ 100 then up by 530 to get ready to get Shawn to the surgi-center. Left him there and ran back home to get the boys to school. I was very proud of them, they were up and ready to go for me. Drove them to Shallowater and then back to town. Made back just in time to see Shawn before he went in to get his umbilical hernia repaired. He was pretty loopy from the Versed and just being a comedian for everyone. The surgery only lasted about 20min. Recovered for about an hour and got him home. He is taking a nap now.
Ready to go get the boys later to see how the day went. Zach in middle school, scary thought. He was excited that he had band 1st period instead of a regular class. Hayden didn't even want me to walk him in this morning. He is growing up so fast and is so sure of himself. I will let you know how it went.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It Is Official, I Am An Olympic Junkie

Maybe I need some rehab because I am addicted to watching these crazy Olympic Games. Those of you that know the crazy routine I keep know how little sleep I already get, now just add some more sleep deprivation to that. I really cannot help myself, I love the excitement of it all.

I know it all started with the Winter Olympics of 1980 when the American Hockey team won over Russia. I was sitting in my grandmothers living room in Goree, Tx watching that game. It was so awesome. With every Olympics since then, I am watching.

This Olympics has been so entertaining. Michael Phelps has been a one man wrecking crew,the men's and women's gymnastics have offered some excitement and the Redeem Team seems to be taking care of business on the hard wood (Go Coach K), but I really enjoy getting to see sports that only get air time during the Olympics. Who knew that Ping Pong could be so entertaining or the lighting of the heads of the fencing team could be so bizarre.

The setting being in China has been intriguing all its own. That reminds me, we have a team leaving Aug 30th to go to China to spread the gospel. These 2 men and 2 women are setting out on their own form of the Olympics. Please keep them in your prayers and hope they can bring the message to those whom are ready to receive.

Go USA and Team Heights. Conquer all you can in China.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hayboy Turns 8!!!!!

Hayden turned 8 on Friday, Aug 15th. He has been so excited about his birthday for the past couple of weeks. Even though I worked Thursday night he really wanted to go to the movies on Friday. With Zach going to the lake with the youth group, that left Hayden and I to the movies all by ourselves. We decided on Journey To The Center of The Earth-3D. I am happy to say it was really, really good.
On Saturday we were busy with baseball as usual. Two games in 1 day but Hayden even got a gift from one of Zach's teammates mom. Lots of candy and alot of little play things. (Thanks Liz).
The rest of the day was spent getting ready for company for Hayden's party on Sunday.
Sunday started as usual with church when we received a call from Shawn's dad. They had had a fender binder in Tye and decided not to come and Nanny Sue was unable to come due to flooded road conditions. That left us and aunt Christy to celebrate but we had a really good time. Hayden had another little party with Granny today due to her work schedule and now will have another on Sunday with Shawn's dad. He is really cleaning up on the birthday parties.
Hayden is such a fun kid. I think he gets his strong will from Shawn but he has a free spirit that he gets from my older sister, Melinda. I think these two would be two peas in a pod. Wish he could have known her. I know how much they would have gotten along. Happy Birthday Hayboy. We all love you so much.