Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Football & Display My Art 2010

Aidan's Display My Art Artwork.  It's a circus lion!

Aidan was a captain at this past Sunday's game.  It was awesome.  They won 32-0 & he rushed for 10 yards for a touchdown!

He's number 23.  He's running off the field after the coin toss & discussion with the refs.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ACE Football Pic 2010

Look at him!  Love him in this picture.  Not really happy with the bad attempt at Photoshop.  But he is adorable!

You would never guess that behind that sweet smile is a Tasmanian Devil. 

He plays with his heart because he loves the game of football.  It doesn't matter if he's practicing or playing in a game, gives 110% always. 

That is what makes him a great footall player.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Geocaching Addiction

As if you didn't already know, my name is Tracy and I am addicted to geocaching.

There I said it.

We only started caching the beginning of August and have found more than 60 treasures!
Uncle Matt & I rooting through the loot in the Hogback Hollow cache in Potter County.
Uncle Rick & Uncle Matt looking at the Potter County Trail map.

The Dragons of Cymru cache near the Cumru Township building

Aidan & I at Middle Creek on the Mill Stone Trail

 We really didn't have time to look for any this past weekend which really bummed me out.  We went for a micro on Monday night, found it easily and that made the world all better.

I don't know how many we will get done this weekend either with the NHRA coming to Maple Grove, but we shall see.

We have purchased our first ammo can & we are going to attempt to hide our own geocache.

People are clever when it comes to unique containers to use as cache vessels.

I love it when just Jerry & I go out.  We get to go for a walk, talk & just be together.  Our geocaching adventure will hopefully continue for years to come. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Sunday of Fun!

Happy Monday everybody! Another weekend has flown by and here we are at Monday again. I'm telling you - slow this crazy ride down!!

Saturday was pretty calm. Jerry was on service & the boys are still on house restriction, so they were here, but getting along, so it was enjoyable.

Sunday however, everything was a little hectic! We left the house right before noon to go to Owen J. Roberts High School for ACE's football game. They got crushed and our ten year-old is starting to not like playing.
I know winning isn't always the point, it's the fun of playing, blah, blah, blah. He's a boy. He's ten. He wants to win. Period. It's the same story each week. He's even "threatened us" with "I think I'll just play soccer next year". No.You.Will.Not. Period.

Everything was smoothed over with a stop at Sonic on the way home.
The game was over in record time and it was a good thing because I had the baby shower for our niece and nephew-in-law in the afternoon.

They party was wonderful and they got bunches of wonderful gifts for their new little addition.

I have to tell you, I don't know how our sons made it to the ages that they are. I can not believe all the stuff they have for a baby. I mean I'm sure everyone feels that way when they go to shop for things for the "next generation" but seriously people, pacifier wipes??? What happened to either running it under water or the popular "phoof" it off? I am pretty sure those are still accredited methods, but if you need to waste your money, err I mean buy special wipes for anything from their buns to their boogies. I guess that's your choice. Maybe I'm just ticked that I didn't think of it first!

It was a great weekend & I hope everyone had a fantastic one also. Here's to a fun week!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A Little Bit of Halloween Decor

So we put up most of our Halloween decorations. You know how I like minimalistic, so this little bit of orange and black goodness is enough for me.

Sometimes when I see pictures of other women's Halloween decorating, I feel like I haven't done a thing! But it also makes me a little crazy to think about putting all of their stuff away!

We have a few more things to put on the front porch and I need to get pumpkins and mums, but I don't think it is in the plans for this weekend.

Jerry and the boys just left for lacrosse throw-around and the house is eerily quiet.

I may light up some autumn candles and bust out my Bible Study book. It isn't too often I get these quiet moments to myself!
Hoping everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall day and doing what they like to do. I know I am - spending time at home with my family - God is good!

Now enjoy my decorating pictures with commentary:

Some of decorations in the living room. The lanterns hanging in the windows I got at the dollar store last year. They are so cute when they are lit up.

Here's a close up of one of the lanterns.

This is the cabinet under the television.
Love my Party Lite Lantern with interchangeable panels.
The bear is from Boyd's.

I got these lovelies at Green Dragon. The above leaves/acorns are made of wood. I am anxious to go back next week & get some more. I've got ideas swimming around in my head.
Pumpkin from the same stand. It is made from tin.
Skeleton made of wood. I love skeletons!
A shot of all of them with a half dollar for size reference.

My brain is swimming with ideas as to what to do with the ones I got and the ones that I may still get. For right now, they greet you when you come in the front door.
As I get some creative ideas, I will post them. As for now, any suggestions?

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Bible Study

Two weeks ago, our Bible Study group got together for the first time this school year.

We met for a week, had off a week (kids were off from school) and this past Wednesday was our first actual "study" day.

The new study is called "Bad Girls of the Bible - And What We Can Learn From Them" by Liz Curtis Higgs.

I decided to read the first chapter. I can tell if I'm going to like a book by reading the first chapter. If it takes a lot of effort to convince myself to continue reading, then it usually is a book I will not finish.

This book is not one of those. I hated to put it down.

It is a Bible study that I understand. The author translates the stories of the "bad girls" into modern day topics that I can relate to.

We watched the hour long DVD to start off on Wednesday. It is the author giving highlights of each chapter and main bad girl.

She is comical and very likable.

Our first chapter is about Eve, the original bad girl. I have the chapter read & will start the workbook this weekend. It seems like a wonderful companion to the book. I will let you know after I start it.

Bible Study is a wonderful grounding point for me. The women there are so supportive and wonderful. I find myself praying for guidance and assistance more often. I pray for wisdom in parenting, in relationships, aww heck who am I kidding, just overall help. I can sure use it.