Friday, August 29, 2008

I love my Coaches!!

I am very blessed to have such a great coaching staff. Renae helped me a long time ago while she was still a young, college kid. Now she is back with me and all grown up :) and has a son Max and one on the way. Jenny came from Illinois and has been a huge asset to the staff. I'm so glad she decided to come back after having Cecilia. Whitney set for Kentucky but I've known her since her playing days at Martin High School.... you big stud. She has a son, Mason who is Logan's buddy. I want to thank all 3 of you for your support. I couldn't do it without you! Thanks for putting up with me... :) Here's to a great season. Who says you can't win when you start 3 Freshman!! Go Saints!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Future Gym Rat

So everyone knows that my kids live in the gym. Well we have just added another gym rat to the family! Cecilia Mae was born in February to my friends Jenny and Justin Fuente. Jenny played volleyball at Illinois State and her husband, Justin was a football player and now coaches the sport at TCU. I am blessed to not only have Jenny as a friend but also as one of my coaches (I will have a picture of all of them on my blog very soon). Cecilia has been coming to practice since early August and though she may not know it yet.... wink wink...she is going to love the gym life! Here are some pictures of her and her buddies, Trinity and Logan. Trinity loves to help take care of her and well...Logan just loves to pull at her feet. Trin actually brought an outfit to change into after school cause she knew she was getting a picture with C. Too cute!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

1st Day of School

Kansas -Mrs. Kellogg 3rd GradeBefore we left for school..
Trinity -Mrs. Carter 1st Grade
The girls had their first day of school which meant Gene and I are back to work as well. Trinity was so excited and could not wait to get to All Saints'. Kansas was a little bummed that the summer is officially over. We took Trinity to her class first and said our goodbyes and of course I snapped pictures. When we got to Kansas' class, she was embarrassed that I was taking pictures! Has she started into the preteen stage already? She is only 9 and in the 3rd grade. My babies are growing up! After school, they came to the gym where I was practicing and were so excited about their day. We are really blessed to have our kids at All Saints. It is such a great school and is definitely our second home!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Happy 10th Anniversary!!

Today Gene and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage. It is hard to believe that it has been that long....I guess that's a good sign! :) We have 3 beautiful children, our families and friends our home and each other. We are truly blessed. Here's to many more anniversaries honey!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


The girls love getting their hair braided by Britney, Gene's former basketball player. She is also an excellent babysitter and the kids get so excited when she comes over. Their hair is no easy takes hours to do! Thanks Brit and congratulations on being the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in Basketball...good luck with your upcoming season at Dartmouth. We are proud of you!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Air Logan

Gene took the kids up to the playground -basketball court so they could work out. I got a pretty good picture of Logan in the air. He loves to train with his Dad. The girls did great as well. Trinity's face is so intense when she practices. Kansas is sensitive and her mom so she gets upset if she doesn't get a new move right away. All 3 did great!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fun in San Antonio

Sea World Fun and Memories

Phew...we made it home safely from a great vacation and my season starts in less than 12 hours! The trip to San Antonio was filled with lots of fun and memories that we will keep forever. On the way down, we stopped off at the Snake Farm (not my idea) and saw all the neat animals and of course snakes. Leave it to Logan to step in the mud puddle made by the cute pigs. There was also a very obscene but funny monkey that actually tried to catch the food you threw him. If he didn't catch it, he gave you a dirty look and grabbed a certain part of his body. Unfortunately Logan thought it would be funny to demonstrate this behavior when we got to the hotel. "Daddy..the monkey did this to us". Just great! We stopped by the River Walk mall for a bit then headed to the hotel. Once we checked in, we made our way to the pool. Man, those swimming lessons sure did pay kids are fish! Thanks "Coach" Pam. Gene and I enjoyed a nice cold beverage at the pool bar and joined the kids for some swimming. We got showered and dressed for a nice dinner at Pericos (which means Parrot in Spanish...i guessed it too). It was a wonderful Mexican food place with great Sangrias! Our adventure then lead us to Wal-Mart...don't all adventures lead there? We picked up some games, chess and battleship and headed back to the hotel for Game Night. The girls played chess (they learn in Kindergarten at All Saints'...I don't even know how)and Gene and Logan played me in Battleship. The boys beat me but it was close!! The hotel was showing a movie by the pool "Rattotuie" or however you spell it and the kids made smores by the fire pits. It was a great ending to a great day! We woke early and headed to Sea World. It was HOT!! I had tan lines when I got there but they were gone when I left. We rode the rides, saw the shows and fed the dolphins. Eight hours later we headed back to the hotel to jump in the pool and cool off. IT was daddy's turn to choose the Restaurant so SEAFOOD it was. It was an ok place (Pericos was better) but the important thing was we were together. We ended our vacation with a bit of history...the Alamo. Not as exciting as Sea World but the kids enjoyed it. Enjoy the slide shows of our fun time. Thank you God for allowing us to have the time and money to get away with our children!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

I want my Baby back...

Gene has been gone for 11 days on his basketball tour. He comes home in about 12hours and I can't wait to see him. The kids and I miss him very much....and so does Gracie. We celebrate our 10 year anniversary in 2 weeks...boy does time fly!Can't wait to see you babe!!! Love you!!