Sunday, January 31, 2010


Lots of Rebel basketball games!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Nursery & Primary

On the same Sunday, Trey started Primary and Tally started Nursery! Trey was very excited to go where the big kids go, and be able to sing songs and listen to stories. However, when he walked in that primary room, saw his new teachers, who he didn't know, he freaked out, had a bit of a melt down, and clung onto Jordan's leg and wouldn't let go. Jordan finally peeled Trey off and gave him to his teacher. I checked in on him later, peeking through the primary room door, and he was doing just fine, but still sitting on his teacher's lap.

Tally went into Nursery just fine. However, when Jordan picked her up, she took one look at him, her bottom lip curled, quivered, and she started bawling. I think she finally realized that we had left her there, by herself, for the last two hours. All her emotions and stress came out right then. Then she saw me in the hall and started crying again. Wow... what an emotional day! Hopefully next week will be a little more fun and a lot less crying for both kids.

Here they are after church on their special day.

Monday, January 4, 2010


Usually, on Christmas Day afternoon we start our drive to Vail, CO. But, this year, Jordan and I decided to leave on the 26th and make the big trip in one day. By the end of the 10 hour drive we were all going a little stir-crazy, but it really wasn't too bad. We were able to relax and enjoy Christmas Day a little longer, and we didn't have to spend one extra night away from home.

Vail was amazingly fun, as usual. There was not much snow on the mountain when we got there, but a couple of storms came through which provided some awesome skiing and snowboarding. Last year, after having Tally just 5 months previous, and still nursing, I only made it out to the slopes one half day. But this year, I went out 2 half days and one full day. It was so much fun and after having lost some weight since last December, I felt much better on my board.

Trey started ski school this year too. Yes, it's amazing that 3 year olds can start to learn to ski! He went four full days. He was always a little sad in the mornings to leave us, but he pretty much had a blast. He can now hold a good wedge and stop on his skis! He's pretty proud of himself. Hopefully we'll be able to put him in ski school a couple more times this season to keep the progress going. (Yes, we would like him to snowboard eventually, but snowboard school doesn't start until they are 5 years old.) Thanks Richard and Carole for such an amazing trip!