Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Week in Review

Back in November and December Cooper played and Cameron had a clinic with the Charlestown Developmental Basketball League.  It's been over since mid December but Cooper's team just now got around to having a scrimmage during a high school game.  We went one night last week.  This was one of the most adorable things ever.  Usually they would wear colored wrist bands but this night was just a free for all.  They also played full court which they hadn't done before.  Way more entertaining than any other game we had.  Cooper thought he was big stuff playing in front of a bigger crowd.

Last Thursday IU had a big game, they had just broke into the top 25 ranking and they were hosting a conference team who happened to be ranked 13.  Big game!  It was spirit week and this particular day was animal print, well we didn't have anything so we went with candy stripes.

The game didn't come on until 9 so Cooper talked us into letting him stay up and watch some of the first half.  He made it but little Cameron climbed into my lap and was out within the first couple minutes. I wasn't complaining and secretly just wanted to stay there all night.  IU won and they won big!  Too bad they lost the following game, but their win was so good they moved up in the rankings.  They play Purdue tonight.

Back around Thanksgiving I won a contest on Instagram through my favorite author, Karen Kingsbury.  She's a Christian author and has several books set in Bloomington.  She's not from Indiana, she lives in Nashville, TN but before that she lived in the Washington State.  So I have no idea why she chose Bloomington. Anyway, the contest was to share your favorite Thanksgiving memory.  I shared about the year Cooper was born, we were released on Thanksgiving day and family brought us food and it was a quiet relaxing day as a family of three.  I won!! I won an autographed copy of one of her newest books.  Well it never came.  I finally emailed them back and my original email got sent to a spam folder, I got the book last week.  

And finally, this past Saturday I ran longest run ever.  7 miles.  It was awesome!!!  Laura, who I run with, we both felt like we reached a milestone.  It's a distance that is over half way to a half marathon distance and we both felt we could have gone further  I'm sure there will be bad day or two to come but I have never felt more confident.  Never mind what my watch says, Laura's runkeeper started so we started but my watch was still searching for my location. I assure you, we ran a full 7 miles.

Hope everyone has a fantastic week!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy New Year

I know, I know, it's way past the New Year but this is what you're gonna get.  

Way back on New Years Day Sharon and I took the kids to the Galt House for the Kalightoscope of Lights.  I had went last year but it seems they change it up a bit each year and this time it was A Christmas Carol theme.  My kids were all about A Christmas Carol this year so it was perfect.  

I have to admit it is pretty cool.  

My kids call this the scariest ghost ever.

Cameron did some dancing.

After the luminaries it was time for more fun.  First up.. the train.

I have no idea.

This ended up being a video of them flying Santa's sleigh over Louisville.

He totally wanted to get his picture taken with the snow princess.  Cameron wanted nothing to do with it.

So that was New Years Day, now we will get on to what else we've been doing.

The boys have been asking us to let them sleep together, we gave in the last Friday of break.  Since then we decided that every Friday they could do this.  It's cute and they love it.

My mom bought them these robes and they are way too cute.  

I found my kindergarten picture at my mom's house and it was like looking into my 4 year old.  

I was trying to get everyone ready one day last week and Cameron walked into my room like this.  He kept those on entire ride to drop off Cooper and to the grocery.

Now that brings us to today.. how glorious has it been?  I'm ready for Spring.

They played a game where one on run inside to the basement and they would wave to one another.  They fight like crazy but I'm so thankful they can make up games and be best friends as well.

I'm gonna be honest, I was seriously considering giving up the blog this year.  I feel like it needs to be all or nothing.  I need to do it and own or or not do it at all.  I know there will be some fun things this year that I'll want to blog so for right now it's still going on.  We shall see.