Monday, November 30, 2009

Boise Football

Boise State Football is big here in Boise Idaho, and even bigger here on campus. Last year being our first year here, we got into the spirit and watched every game on tv. This fall, hubby said he wanted to go to a game. So we checked the calendar and marked a few that might be possibilities. But for one reason or another, we never got tickets, until last week. BSU vs Nevada. Nevada had been coming on strong after a slow start and was the only undefeated team left besides us. So a match up was on!

When we talked about buying the tickets I knew the game was the day after Thanksgiving, but I thought it would be a day game. After our tickets were purchased I found out that the start time was 8pm! oh nooooooooooooooo! I knew that trouble was brewing. All week I looked for a babysitter, but came up empty handed. On game day, hubby finally made an executive decision and bought #1 son a ticket. And after a week full of sunshine a storm decided to make its way thru our area and the rain arrived. At 7:15 we bundled up in longjohns and jeans, 3 pairs of shirts, extra socks, gloves, hats, hoodies and coats and walked over to the stadium. We arrived 3 minutes before kickoff and found our way to the student section.

#1 son was a trooper. He liked the cheering crowd and the noise. He liked the hotdog that dad bought and seemed to like watching the big brawny players on the field. It was an exciting first half with lots of scoring. At half time, cold and wet we walked home to watch the rest of the game (which BSU won!! woo hoo)
in the comfy warmth of our home.

So when was the last time you went to a college football game?

Til next time ....

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Birthday --- Birthday Boy!!!

I am posting this from hubsters computer as mine died this week. Therefore, no photos--boo hoo! But you can see what birthday boy looks like on the header.

12 years ago today I was laboring to deliver this beautiful 9lb 9 oz bundle of dark brown hair and lovely brown eyes. He finally came into the world mid morning and our life has never been the same.

Today we will be eating pizza, watching the new jim carey Christmas movie, and having cake for dessert to celebrate. There will be a few gifts to open and lots of laughter and giggles. Singing will happen and we will all tumble into bed happy and exhausted I'm sure.

Til next time ....

Friday, November 13, 2009


Tomorrow I'm joining a friend to sell my crafts at a local church bazaar. These past couple weeks I've been in a frenzy of creating luscious cards worthy of purchase by discerning buyers. I don't mass produce so each one is individual and a work of 'art' .... or not!

Its been fun, but exhausting as well. I love it when a card comes together and I stand back and look at it and go "aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh". And I hate it when I'm staring at a blank piece of cardstock and don't have any idea of where to proceed. Ah, the dilemnas of being a crafter.

Yesterday, we had Josiah's IEP meeting. IEP's are those documents that state goals and objectives for kiddo's who have special needs or need special accomadations. This meeting in particular I was asking for some extra work in Joe's basic life skills and wasn't sure if it would be recieved well by the teacher and the rest of the team. But the meeting went well. Now to implement it and see if Joe can make some progress.

And lastly, Joe's b-day is next Saturday and I've been out shopping for special gifts for a special boy.

Til next time ....

Monday, November 09, 2009

Inspiration for Today

Amy Deanne over at 160 acre woods is a wonderful godly woman and shares freely what she creates. She made this one and I decided I wanted to show it to you all. I love how the Message says she's up preparing b'fast for her family and organizing her day. I really need to be reminded to organize my day. And to remember that by organizing my day I'm being a Proverbs 31 woman.

So how 'bout you? Has anything inspired you lately?

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Update on Microwave Free Living

Over 6 months ago, our microwave died and at the time we decided not to replace it. It wasn't cuz of any enviromental issues or even money, tho its been nice to not spend $$ we could use for other essentials on replacing it. No, it was cuz I wanted the COUNTER SPACE!!! Living with a tiny, tiny apt kitchen, counter space is at a premium.

I always knew that if it got soooooooooo bad, that we could indeed get another micro. But suprisingly, we haven't missed it much. I mean really, there are alternatives to heating up water in the micro. Who knew? Only 2 or 3 occasions has it been a major inconvenience. But not enough of an inconvenience to make me want to give up my beloved counter space for a space hogging micro.

So what have I learned from this experiment? That water does boil on the stove in a pot. That air popped popcorn doesn't burn. That you have to plan ahead if you want to make baked potatoes in the oven--it takes an hour! And that micro dinners/lunches cooked in the oven just don't taste the same.

I don't know that I'll ever go back to having that space hog appliance in my kitchen again. It's been a good thing!