Jan 17, 2011

January 15, 2011 Brian's first basketball game

On January 15th, Brian had his very first basketball game!! He is playing with the I9 sports league again, which we love!  He has never played on a basketball team before, and hasn't had much practice, but he did AWESOME!! His defense was so good it was almost annoying and he scored the only points in the whole game *6*.  It was so fun to watch these kids....the whole first quarter, we kept having to yell "dribble the ball!!" "pass!!" it was hilarious!  They finally caught on by the 2nd half.  I think this is going to be a super fun season....Brian seems to be really good so far!!

cute ones I forgot

I just found some cute pictures that I forgot to upload in the UT/ID posts.  Enjoy!!

January 3-4 Driving Home

We headed back home on January 3rd (at 4am).  We had some bad road and had to go 40 miles an hour for about 1 1/2 hrs.  Eww. That was annoying.  We made it to Roswell, New Mexico about 6pm.  We ate dinner at IHOP and then checked into our hotel.  It wasn't as nice as the one in Durango, but it was WAY better than I expected.  The kids swam in the pool and they had a very nice hot breakfast the next morning.  The kids were excellent in the car again.  Yay! :) We had so much fun on our trip, and I absolutely cannot wait until our summer trip!!  

December 31st- New Year's Eve and such....

On December 31st Matt went up skiing with Mike for the day, so it was me and the kids at grandma's.  We played out in the snow for about 20 mins until our noses felt like they had frostbite.  It was 13 degrees! We came in and i think it was Ashtyn and Mikayla who entertained my kids while I helped prepare goodies and food for the nights festivities.  Big party at grandma's!! Yay! The best kind too--New Year's Eve!! Tons of aunts, uncles, and cousins came over for the fun.  Grandma Katie prepared a great message about Grandpa Carlos.  It was so neat to hear her stories, read things he wrote, and see all the old items she brought.  I always love hearing Grandma Katie's stories--she had so many great adventures!  After that we played Nerts for hours!! Seriously- some of us were up until 4am playing!  My kids didn't even go to bed until I think it was 2am ??  Holy COW! My kids have NEVER stayed up that late before! Matt and I couldn't bare to tear ourselves away from the game long enough to put them to bed.  Oh harm done!  Wait- there was harm done with the massive headaches that everyone had the next day, but we still had LOTS of fun.  

December 29- Idaho, last day...sniff..sniff

December 29th was our last day in Idaho.  Bummer- I always HATE going home.  Not that I don't love my home, because I do.  It's just that I hate leaving my family.  I wish we all lived closer together.  Ok, enough pity party.  On to our last day!  We played, packed, and played some more!  Mom and Dad took all of us out to the Triangle (Sweet's little restaurant) for dinner. It was yummy- as usual!  Then we put the kids to bed and the adults stayed up WAY late to play Rock Band!  We even got mom and dad in on the action--mom sang "Any Man of Mine" and dad sang "Good Time" and "She thinks my tractor's sexy!"  It was AWESOME!!