Sunday, February 27, 2011

Project 365

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

In the old house it was football all the time, now that we are in our new house with higher ceilings, basketball is the game of choice!

Monday~53/365 Monday was President's day which means NO school!! We did NOTHING!! {and I LOVED it}...stayed in our PJs all day and watched awesome!

Tuesday~54/365Tuesday Colin & I went to see the Jets basketball team play & the cheer squad cheer (the school where I teach & he goes)! Last year I was the cheer coach so I love to see what they are up to this year. This was the game that got the boys into the play offs and later in the week win the championship. It was GREAT!


Wednesday Ryan left for Vegas to go to a football "coaches convention"! So here is my bed with his side empty {tear} until Saturday night. This was the first time I was 'alone' in the new house...sad to say, but I didn't get much sleep while he was away.

Thursday~56/365 I have come to LOVE my DVR!! I have learned to use this to record all of my shows that I would catch every once and now I can watch them at my convenience! The boys are enjoying it too...they are recording movies and are able to watch them when there is nothing else on.


So while Ryan was in Vegas, I sent the boys to their grandparents and I went out with's not until I see myself in pictures (which isn't often) that I really can see my weight loss.


I was snack mom on Saturday for both basketball rec's all about snack! Well maybe not so much anymore, but it used to be! lol Capri Sun & Rice Krispie treats for everyone!
(not sure why my pic won't irritating!)

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Project 365

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!


Sunday mid-morning we met my parents, sister and my cousin from DC for brunch at the BEST family owned restaurant. This is after the eats outside saying good am not ashamed to lay on the ground to get a fun shot!! This is the 3 kids (Brendan, Colin & Kennedy) with Darren.

Sunday was a b-e-a-utiful day...Tiff and I decided to do some horseback riding in the White was a great time.


What is Valentine's Day without the yummies?! I did A LOT of baking over the weekend to share this spread of yummies with my fellow teachers at school. I made 4 different kinds of cookies, 2 different kinds of breads, and 3 different kinds of diet cake.

Tuesday~47/365 Tuesday nights in the month of February are Kids Eat Free at Chili's so of course we took advantage of that especially since we had a gift card to use as well!! I LOVE their chips & salsa so before we left I got some to go...YUM!


I had to take a picture of the Valentine's day roses that I got from the twins in my Wednesday they had opened up and looked to very pretty.

Thursday~49/365 Thursday Brendan had his 5th grade science fair. He (and his dad) did a fantabulous job on his project (they wouldn't let me help at all...didn't even know what it was until a few days before!) His topic was Refraction in Water (the bending of light waves through water).


Friday night we had a family dinner and game night! After our games of Jenga, Colin Boy decided to start building!


Saturday in between basketball games I was able to sneak off to Kohl's for a quick hour to shop for some new clothes with my Christmas gift cards and a 30% off coupon. I had a time and dollar limit and I did it...spent $100 in an hour and got...1 pair jean capris, 3 pair dress capris, 2 camis, 1 pair dress pants, 5 shirts, 1 blouse, 2 belts (for Ryan) & some new unmentionables!! Now it just needs to get a little bit warmer for me to show off my new spring finds!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

On The Courts...

Saturday February 12, 2011
Game 5

Brendan's up first...
Getting ready to box out as his teammate Ray shoots his free throw

Brendan shoots for 2...look at that concentration!
...hand in the cookie jar!

Great save B...

This was probably the best game Brendan has played thus far...he was so aggressive, especially the last 5 minutes of the game..he was a monster...all over the court playing mean D and scoring the last 10 points of the game for the Scorpions.

Scorpions bring home another

...and then it was Colin's turn...

Colin on the bench before the start of the game

We didn't think Colin was going to be able to play this game as he had been sick most of the week and even missed practice (so we know he was sick!!), but after sitting the bench for a few substitutions, he asked to play!
touch on offense

Colin shooting his free throws
Colin had a pretty good game for as crappy as he felt...

...but sadly the Demons could not pull out a win with the final score

Better luck next week Demons

Scorpions 4-1
Demons 2-3

Let's get'em next week McCrakens'!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Project 365

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Here is the grid that I played...I had REALLY great numbers..but sadly did not win any quarters! Oh well. We spent the game at WCHS's head coach's house with his family...very low key, but still fun!

Monday~39/365 Brendan has found this super fun NLF Kids site that he has joined. Lots of games and interaction...kinda like Webkins but for older boys! He has lots of fun playing on it during his computer time!

Tuesday~40/365 As I was making lunches and getting ready for the school day, I glanced over at the kitchen table and this is what I sweet Colin Boy reading my Bible.

Wednesday~41/365These were my BEST friends this week...I have had SO much sickness both at school and at home that I have been using them like water cleaning's hoping they work and get the yuckies outta here!

Thursday~42/365 I was a little late I guess getting the germies outta my house...Colin Boy woke up Thursday not feeling at all well. And since I was not ready for a sub at school, we all had to go in for least half a day. Thank goodness for great friends; Tiff came to the rescue and picked him up from school around 10am to bring him home until I could get there at noon. He slept most of the day and when I checked on him this was the sad pouty look he was sporting in his sleep!

Friday~43/365 We have finally come out of the dark ages and into the 21st century with DVR!! I am very excited to learn how to use it...this means I can see my fav shows that I miss because of the boys and their sports!!

Saturday~44/365 Well...I finally did it. I didn't think I was ready to do it, but someone at school asked me what I was gonna do with my old clothes. I have lost over 55 lbs and gone down 6 sizes...but I wasn't ready to clean my closet out yet...that is until someone at school was in need. I packed up a big box of my old clothes to give her...and now my closet is bare. I'm not gonna was really hard...they were my safety net...the what if is in the back of my mind...what if I go back...what if I need those clothes...I have to learn to let go and give it to I it ALL TO GOD...but it's hard.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

On The Courts...

Saturday February 5, 2011
Game 4
Colin was up 1st
This game was bright and bright and early that we missed our wake up call and made it to the court with 5 minutes to spare...none the less...we made it and in uniform! (unlike the kid from the other team!)Colin doing a little defense...
...and a little offense

going up for 2
taking it down the court

Even though it was bright and early the Demons pulled out a


Next up...
Brendan & the Yellow Scorpions

Brendan taking it up under the basket for 2

taking it down the court

Pass it HERE...I'm OPEN!

Brendan shooting his free throws
This was one of the most exciting games of the season yet...the other team was older than the Scorpions and were tough. We held on strong and the score favored in our direction a few times but with less than a minute in the game the other team pulled ahead with a 3 pointer and sadly won the game

Yellow Scorpions 39 - Purple Team 42Even with the was a GREAT game!


Yellow Scorpions 3-1

Maroon Demon 2-2