Monday, February 28, 2011

Not Much to Blog About...

I feel as if I am neglecting this blog, but in all honesty we just don't have much to post about right now. We have been super busy getting everything organized and ready for a new little addition who is due to arrive very soon. We have also had some pretty spectacular weather which we have been enjoying. And to top it all off, everyone came down with colds recently. Eventful, but not really photo worthy. So, instead of my normal posts with tons of photos, this one will be photo free, but I figured I would update on what is going on. Michael has spent his recent times putting up a new trampoline. We were really wanting a trampoline with a net on it, too many wrestling boys (and girl) around here to go much longer without it, and we found one at Sam's Club for pretty reasonable. I think it was supposed to be a 2 or 3 man job, but he did it by himself and it looks awesome. The kids have really enjoyed it and it makes me feel a lot safer. Of course, the first time they really got to jump on it, Alyna hurt her knee...go figure! But, it was not a bad injury and she is doing fine now. Michael (and I) have also been busy with coaching our soccer team. Michael decided (or got roped) into coaching Noah and Alyna's soccer team this year. I never realized how much work it all is...ordering jerseys, scheduling practices, waiting around for other things to be scheduled. It is a little crazy! But, I think once all of the organizational stuff is out of the way, it should be really fun! I have been staying really busy trying to get some last minute organizational/cleaning things done at the house. I have a few more things I am hoping to accomplish before little one comes. I also decided to go canning for the first time this Saturday. It was really fun! We got a bit of food storage done and I was glad to get to go learn how to do it for future use. The kids are all doing great. Alyna is anxiously awaiting the new baby to come and of course is excited about this season's soccer games. Noah is thrilled about soccer since it is his first year to get to play. We had a bit of a time finding shin guards and shoes for him because he is so tiny. We ended up going to a soccer specialty store to find them and his shin guards are still too long for his tiny legs, but they will do and they look pretty adorable as well. Lucas is doing his usual, getting into things of course! Yesterday, he decided to paint the craft room blue, literally. Took some cleaning up, but luckily I have learned my lesson about keeping non-washable things (i.e. sharpies) in our house, so it wasn't too bad. We are all still recovering from this little cold that hit us this weekend, but it seems everyone is at least on the road to recovery. I am hoping to maybe get out and do some fun things in the next week or so, but until then, this post will have to do.
Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cupid's Revenge Crossfit Competition

Michael competed in a Crossfit competition on Saturday at Crossfit OKC. They had a Valentine's "couples" competition, teams had to consist of one male and one female. Because of my rather large condition, I could not compete and I was so sad, it looked like so much fun! But, one of the sweet ladies from our gym, Mary, teamed up with Michael for the competition. The first workout of the day consisted of finding your max lift on the "clean" (basically bringing the weight from floor to shoulder) in 8 minutes and the doing as many pullups as possible without coming off the bar. Michael cleaned 235 lb., short of his goal and previous max lift, but he ended up doing 38 pullups, more then he thought he would get, so overall he was happy with the performance. The second workout of the day was a 20 minute workout trying to get as many rounds as possible in that time. One round consisted of a 250 meter row, 15 18 inch box jumps, and 15 sit ups. The couples went one after another to get the most rounds. Michael and Mary again did great get 9+ rounds. The third and final workout was a timed workout, which consisted of trying to finish as a team 50 ground to overhead lifts (95 lb. for men and 53 lb. for women), 50 russian kettlebell swings (1.5 pood for men, 1 pood for women), 50 burpess, 50 squats, 50 pushups, and 100 jump ropes. They were allowed to partition the work anyway as long as they finished everything in order. Michael and Mary finished in 9:12 and ended up getting 12th in competition. Especially awesome since Mary has not been doing Crossfit for very long at all, but she is obviously in great shape! Our good friends and the owners of the gym we go to, Chris and Erica, ended up in 2nd place and we had several other couples from Crossfit 66 who represented so great! Here are a ton of photos of the competition, they are in reverse order because seriously blogger is so hard to put photos in order on! Enjoy!

Snow Days

Well, now that the horrid weather has officially ended (for the time being, but hopefully for the season) and I am sitting happily in a 60 degree beautiful day, I can blog about this event without going totally insane. A few days after we got hit with one of the nastiest snowstorms I have ever seen, the north decided to send us another massive snowstorm and more frigid temperatures. Here is a photo out our front door at the beginning of this storm, yuck.

One thing I do love about snowstorms is the opportunity to spend days just sitting around in PJs. My kids enjoyed so much jammie time! No need to get anyone dressed when not even the postman can make it to your house. Here are some phiotos of my cute kiddos in their snow day clothes.

Luckily, most of the snow was melted yesterday and today, except for the occasional drift, which looks kind of funny placed in the middle of a super nice day with no signs of winter in sight. I think it is very safe to say that we are ready for spring and no more cold!
Sunday, February 6, 2011

Daddy Daughter Dance 2011

Michael and Alyna were able to attend Yukon's Daddy/Daughter Dance yesterday evening. As always, they had so much fun! Michael is such a good sport and has a ball dancing and spending time with Alyna. She has been looking forward to it all year. Afterwards, they went on date out to eat and she got to choose where she wanted to go. She chose Subway?!? She loves their pizza subs. Here are some photos of my handsome husband and my beautiful daughter, she looks too grown up in these!

Snow Fun

It seems odd to be posting pictures of snow play just days after posting pictures of my kids outside in shorts and t-shirts, but that is totally Oklahoma for you. I have heard a lot of people describe their state's weather as bi-polar, but seriously if you have never lived in Oklahoma you have no idea. 72 to 9 to 54...yeah it's crazy. I always have to have a pair of shorts in my kids drawers, even in the dead of winter, and vice versa. Anyway, a couple days after our beautiful weather, we got one of the biggest blizzards I have ever seen in Oklahoma. It dumped an incredible amount of snow on us, but thankfully no ice! The temperatures were way cold, so we didn't leave the house for a couple of days. The kids kept wanting to play in the snow, but with temperatures in the negatives, there was just no way. Finally, yesterday, it warmed up back into the 50s and melted a ton of the snow, but because we got so much there was still plenty to play in. We went outside and built a snowman and did all the traditional snow playing. The kids had a blast! And don't mind our ghetto "snow boots". We hadn't bothered to buy snow boots this year, lucky for Lyna she had a hand me down pair, but the boys weren't so lucky, but hey their plastic bags over tennis shoes worked great!


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