Wednesday, September 22, 2010

This and That

Wow how time is has already been going for over a month now. Noah seems to be enjoying his teacher and he has a lot of friends in his class too. He has also been doing safety patrol so when he is assigned duty, he has to go to school a little earlier and stay a little later. He seems to like having that responsibility. He has been growing his hair out for the past few months and its longer than it has ever been. He's going for the Zac Efron style. Now that is is longer, it has gotten a little curlier too. I don't mind it the length it is at now and I actually think its kinda cute on him (when it's combed nice) but I told him I didn't want it to get too much longer than it is now.
This is what his hair looked like at the beginning of the school year last year

This is what it looks like now

This is the what he wants it to look like

He started football again this year and we are actually already half way through the season. He is really liking his team this year. He has a few kids from school on his team and also a couple of kids from his team last year. He likes the coaches a lot better. His dad is one of the coaches this year too which I think he likes for the most part. He usually gets to play most of the game if not all of it which is a huge difference from last year. He was so excited because on the first game, he stripped the ball and ran it in for a touchdown. It was the first touchdown of the game. He had a great game and ended up getting MVP for the game. They have a pretty good team and their record is 4 and 1. Not too shabby. Noah is #26 this year.
This is a picture of Noah and Colton Jensen from his team. They had a BBQ luau for the team a couple of weeks ago.

This is Noah and Zach Nielsen doing the 3 legged race at the luau.

It has been a great experience so far and Noah says that he has liked football the best this year so far.
I've just been working and trying to keep up with my HOA stuff. I had to stain my back stairs this year which was a huge pain in the butt. I found that I had 2 huge bees nests under my stairs and almost got stung by a couple of hornets in the process. I finally got smart and bought some hornet spray and killed their nest. I also do Activity Days in my ward and so we meet twice a month for an hour with the 8-12 year old girls in the ward. We have about 4-5 girls that come regularly. It's been a pretty fun calling so far and not too stressful. My sister, Tara, was just here last week for a week long visit. It was nice seeing her and her boys. I didn't get to spend as much time with them as I would have liked. We were able to go out to eat, shop and visit. I didn't get any pictures while she was here so no pics to post. Sorry Tara. ): I also got brave and ventured out to a "social" event last month. A girl in my ward decided to do a monthly craft night and so I dragged my mom along and we went. There were about 7 or 8 other ladies from my ward there. I ended up having a great time and got to know some of the ladies in my ward much better. I don't know why I shy away from social things like this because I always end up having a good time. I guess I just think that I won't have anything in common with them. A lot of them are newly married and just starting their families and so I guess I think what would they have in common with a divorced chick? It turned out that there was another girl there who was divorced and one that is single and one that has struggled to have kids. It made me realize that we all have are own trials and while we may not be in the same places in life, we all have that common bond with the gospel and can share in that sisterhood. Okay, was that cheesy?
Here is what we made