Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crazy life

Spring and summer came and went and fall is closing in. When did that happen? I went back to work full time, so I suppose that is what happened. Life is very busy these days, and it feels like "sink or swim, baby!!!"

Kid life is in full swing with lots of sports activities, especially football and cross country. Chooch scored his first touchdown and T scored for his team! Very proud! Baby Girl is still flipping around the gym 4 days a week.

Osto went back to nights, poor guy. That schedule is insane. I'll leave it at that.

I am trying to keep my sanity, not sure yet if I am succeeding...but I know it will get better.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Winterfest Meet - Farmington Hills

Cal Trish had her second meet on Sunday. She placed 6th All Around and her team took 3rd place! It was a lot of fun watching these competitive little girls shine!
The team: Coach Ashley and Coach Alyssa
Cal, Sarah, Natalie
Sydney, Olivia, Jada
The 3rd Place Winners & First Trophy!

6th Place All-Around!

Bar Routine: 8.425 (8th Place)

Beam: 8.600 (8th Place)

Floor: 8.775 (5th Place)

Vault: 8.25 (3rd Place)

Vault 2

Snowmageddon 2011!!!!!

Blizzard 2011 is set to arrive this evening. The weather reports say this will (perhaps) be the biggest storm in 40 years. It is going to hit 60% of the country. We'll see! I'll post the before and after pics to capture for all posterity. I had to shovel this morning, no Here is the before:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Well the beauties arrived. They are as pretty and shiny as expected. Three of the four buggers wouldn't fit. That's right. Insert swear words {here}. Now, if you know me, you know I am slightly handy. This is only due to genetics and really no talent of my own. If you know Osto, he is compromised in this area, chosing to hire out the work to provide jobs, and thus a living, to those who know how to do things such as installation work. This is economy stimulation you know!

WELL....after 20 cuss words, 20 pleas to the installation guys, 20 phone calls to various "handy" people (darn you), and 20 pep talks to each other, 2 of the 4 beauties are now installed and working. The stove needs a pipe moved (WAY over our heads) and Papa Bob may be able to handle that this weekend. WE (yeah, you read right), WE installed the microwave. And the dishwasher is a project for later. That involves tile removal. UGH!

We are close. I can use all but the dishwasher. I love them so far. Osto is awesome!
Re-Published on 2-1-11 with pics and our new wall in the LR. It is called "Tropical Nut".

Monday, January 17, 2011

First Meet

Baby Girl had her first gymnastics meet on Sunday. She is competing at USAG level 5. Overall she finished with a score of 31.75, not bad for her very first go! We were so proud of her! Nannie and Papa rounded out the cheering section.

Beam 8.05
Floor 7.15
Vault 8.40
Bars 8.15