Balled into one Blog

I am back and will never desert you again…ok don’t quote me on that! It has been a BUSY couple of weeks here and if this week didn’t go back to normal, I might have lost my cool soon. Let’s see…Both big kiddies finished their seasons to include parties, I worked at the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference, I published a 13 page Newsletter, I had a paper due in Creative Writing, I am planning our St Patty’s Day house party, working on a PowerPoint presentation on Europe for Geography, and the kids start testing this week. I know there is more I am forgetting, probably intentional. I was starting to feel a little stretched thin and so this week it is all about getting things back to normal. I did take some test shots on the new camera a while back and let me just say…it’s awesome!! My new toy is off the chain (I am not usually into electronic thingys, but I have found my very own lil treasure). CAUTION: this post’s gonna be picture heavy!!

Flower in the neighbor’s yard
Poquito looking curious as always
Kids pizza creation
My gorgeous girl

Aren’t they good for just the auto mode?…I am still tying to learn most of the fancy features.

Here’s a couple from the conference…lunchtime of course.

As I mentioned before, the kids’ seasons ended for basketball and cheerleading. They both finished 1st place Champions of course :o) Here are some pics from the parties…

Saige’s Party


She thought she was bringing back the robot…

JD’s Party

JD’s party was at this place called “US Land”. For a set price it is all you can eat and free play on all the games/services the have (fishing, bungee trampoline, batting cages, video games, etc). It was nice…I just thought it was funny how they decorated for the Americans to come to their place of business…check out the US flag motif:

George and I think it’s only fair that we have a date night squeezed in as well…We went with some friends to Salsa dance and it was interesting! I am in no way on the up and up when it comes to doing salsa…but I’m always up for a challenge. Here’s a few pics…P.S. George did not even TRY to dance!!









Fun Times!!

When the week was over (and the rain finally stopped), we decided to take advantage of the little sun that did come out Sunday, head over to the seawall, and dip our feet in the water. It was cold of course, but I love the smell of saltwater. Teage was napping and missed it all though. No worries, he will get his fill this summer for sure.



















It was a busy, yet fun past couple weeks. I am all set to move at a steadier pace now and will be blogging more hopefully. I hope everyone is well and I will leave you with Saige’s final Cheerdown routine (the best part is during the third song…’Boom I got your boyfriend’…she has a major solo in it).

***OK CRAP…the video is taking forever to download. I will post it when it’s done!***

Love Ya…

The End of the Season

The end is upon us with boy’s basketball. The championship game was Saturday afternoon and these boys rocked it. The 1st and 2nd place teams battled it out on the court and the Okinawa Suns came out with the perfect season (8-0) and the bragging rights as the Champions of Youth Sports Basketball. JD was really excited and we were so proud of him. Here are pictures from the game…

-practicing before the game-

-the final score-
-walking the court with Coach Morris-
-champion shirt-
-team photo-
gift from the coach, champion tees-
-JD called the cheer, “getcha head in the game”-
-Teage wanted to be just like JD-
-Sissy was so proud of him-
-Proud Daddy-


Way to go…..

I’m really glad he followed through with being on a “team”. He is such a self-entertaining boy that we weren’t sure if he would jump into this type of thing with everything he had. But, the coach and the teammates rallied around him and made him feel like a major part of the team. It was so amazing to see those boys take JD under their wing and engage with him. Whenever JD would sub into the game, they always tried to make sure he got passed the ball (so what if he ducked a couple times and kicked it another time…he eventually got the idea that he was supposed to catch it and pass it off, hee hee). I am so happy for him and that he got the experience to do this. Suns Rock!! Now that this is over, he will continue with his choir and piano lessons. He excels in these areas and I can’t wait to see how it develops.

In other news, the FRG had its annual Chili Cook-off and it went well. Hats off to those that made chili and to those that won…two of which are friends of mine (left and right…go Brian and Angel).

What a weekend!!!

As if the happiness exploding from my body wasn’t enough…I received my anniversary gift from George!! Take a look-see…

I love it!! I can’t wait to have an opportunity to really use it to its full potential…of course after I read the massive booklet it came with. :o) My hubby definitely scores in the gift giving dept. Thanks babe!! Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. I will get out soon and take a few test shots to show everyone what that baby can do!!

Next week, is the AFAP conference. I will be working three days this week at that. More info to come. Talk to you soon….Love Ya!!