Friday, October 25, 2013

He's on his was to 2nd Degree Black Belt...

My little guy, or not so little any more had another successful testing and ceremony.  He now has 6 silver strips on his 1st degree black belt.  Only 2 more strips and he will be testing for his 2nd degree black belt!  That is about 5-6 months out.  Still a bunch of work ahead but he is up for the challenge!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

We miss our Nick!

So Nick has been at boot camp now for over 3 months.  We have gotten letters and a few calls here and there.  They do not have phone privileges that often but he calls his mom and dad when he can.  He sent the picture below.
He has gotten past the homesickness and seems to be doing very well and made some friends along the way.  Don will be flying to Leonard Wood, MO this week to see Nick graduate from boot camp.  Such a proud moment.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie

Justin likes the idea of cooking.  He likes to help with dinner and decided that he wanted to make dinner all by himself.  He found a recipe, Chicken Pot Pie and decided that was the one!  I shopped for the ingredients.  He chopped and diced and sauteed and put it all together. 
The recipe made 2 pies, one for now and one for the freezer!  They were so yummy and the best part was I didnt have to cook.  Now I need to work on his cleaning up skills!

Monday, October 21, 2013

What is going on?

My poor little guy has had strep throat 7 times in the last year.   We went to see an ENT.  Tonsils and adenoids coming out.  He also recommended allergy testing.  I think we counted 30 or so injections.  Can I tell you what a brave guy!

Tubing the New River

I missed this one.  We went up to the mountains with our friends the Basiles and decided to take all the boys tubing done the New River.  We thought August would be perfect water would be nice.  Well we were wrong, the water was freezing, I think our guide told us it was in the 60's.  After the shock of getting in wore off, it was the perfect afternoon to float down the river.
 Afterwards a little football, corn hole and some beer can chicken!  Good food, good friends and good fun!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

First Day of School

I have fallen way behind on blogging....first day of school was over a month ago but here I am writing about.  Justin is in 7th grade this year.  He decided not to continue with band.  He likes middle school and has been doing well.  He also likes the social aspect of it as well, which we try to keep that in check!
Ryan in 4th grade and he actually was looking forward to getting back to school, I think it was more about seeing his friends.  This year he is in advanced math and reading and I know the workload is about double from last year so it will be a big adjustment for him.  I know he is up to the challenge!