Monday, April 6, 2009

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fishing with Grandma and Pappa Ovard

Fishing on Strawberry was a lot of fun, we all enjoyed spending time with my parents, it was a beautiful day even when the clouds were in the process of banging together to get a storm a brewing, it was fun to listen to the kids on what images they could find in the clouds. Fishing was kind of slow, most of the day but of coarse I was the first one to be able to catch the first fish and get it to the boat. While I was bringing it in there happened to be another fish following my little fish, ( he wasn't to little, he was big enough to keep) I guess the big fish wanted to eat my fish. Next thing we know Kameron has a fish and when he got it to the boat it sure did look a lot like the fish who had been chasing mine. He gave Kameron quite the fight and just as they were trying to get it with the net he got off the hook. Kameron was kind of disappointed, but at least he could say he had a big one that got away. Even though we didn't catch a lot of fish the we all had a great time. I was able to teach all 3 of the kids how to cast a fishing pole, and they all did great. We got a little sun, but just enough to give us that sun kissed glow.

After we fished most of the day we went to Heber ti the Train Station ( Dairy Keen) to get something to eat. The kids liked watching the trains go round and round. Then Clint and I were able to tell the kids good bye, since they were headed up to grandma and papa's house for a couple of days, before the summer was over. So we left the kids and secretly headed to Granny's to get a mini shake for the way home, boy was it good. If you have never been to Granny's you are missing out!

Clint and I were able to have the weekend to with out the kids which is rare to come by, we were able to get some stuff around the house done, and a few new projects started. We are getting ready to put the house up for sale, so we are just doing a couple of up grades to help it look a bit nicer. We have a long list of things to do, but if it was only Clint's choice he would of had the house listed 3 weeks ago. I am waiting for the kids to be in school so I can get everything picked up to my liking, and get the carpets cleaned before I want to get it listed, so hopefully within the next week or so we will have her up for sale. I will take some pictures of the Tile that we ( Clint ) is putting down in the entry way and in the Master bath soon and let you all know what is going on with the Christofferson Clan in the next few weeks:)

1st day of Jr. High


*** Please help me now ***

Can you believe it, Whitney is now in Jr. High. The last couple of weeks of getting everything ready, making sure she had cool clothes and all the new gadgets to make school fun has been quite interesting, a lot has changed since my Jr. high days. Getting all of her locker stuff together, and making sure her and Hannah her locker partner would be some what organized, has been fun I have to say. I even got creative and made a few little things to personalise it a little more. On last Monday we had to go and make sure we had everything done with her class schedule since she decided at the last minute she didn't want to take band after all, we ended up paying for her to change her classes around, which moved a bunch of things all over the place, but we finally got it figured out. I payed all her school fees, which really have gotten expensive since I was in school.
We then got to try to find her locker and it was rather funny to watch the 2 of them trying to open their locker for the first time, I hope they get it down fast or they had better carry all of there books with them at all times! On Thursday night it was 7th grade orientation, and she was able to walk from class to class and meet all 8 of her teachers. Then this morning was the big day she was dropped off at the bus stop and was off to Jr. High. Well the bus came 15 minutes late which made her tardy for the first class, good thing it didn't count against her today, then she got all turned around between one of her classes, and had to get help to get to the next class, needless to say she was exhausted when she got home. In stead of just having 4 classes today they had them do both A day and B day so it made it even more confusing. At least they only had the 7th graders today at school so they could have 1 day without the upper class men in the building to scare the crap out of them, that will all take place on Monday.
Whitney has grown up so fast, and this morning while she was getting ready, doing her hair, and putting a little make up on, which I finally gave into letting her do, but I have to approve or I get to do it for her. I really started to get sick to my stomach, I am not sure if I just did not feel good, or if it just made me so nervous that she has grown up so much and thinking of everything she will be experiencing these next few years just really got to me. I actually ended up throwing up before I took her to the bus, but between you and me we will just say I was sick!!
I guess we will just have to see how the next couple of weeks go, hopefully she will have fun, and not struggle to much.
Tomorrow she has her Volleyball draft she has to be to at 9:00 am - 12:00, just another thing to add to her plate, but she is excited to start playing again, and in a couple of weeks she will be trying out for the school team as well.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I have finally got the family blog up and going! Sorry it has taken FOREVER!!

To begin, I thought I would just catch up everyone on what our family has been up to.

Clint - Has been busy working like normal, and is still enjoying his job at Sportsmans Warehouse in the corporate office as their Oracle Database Administrator.
He still loves to GOLF and goes when ever possible, and is pretty good ( just don't let him know I said it). He also enjoys playing games on the computer and has gotten the whole family involved in a game called Mythos, yes even me. It is actually kind of fun and challenging, and of coarse the kids love that they can play with me and Clint.
He has also been busy getting things done around the house, so we can get the For Sale sign up in the yard. Right now he has been digging a hole in my back flowerbed, to the foundation to seal a area we get water every once in a while, to make sure it is all taken care of, and then he will be sealing the basement floor. Oh what fun! He is still having fun with the 120 gallon salt water aquarium, he has up and going since January, there are still a few things that he needs to finish such as the doors still need to be stained and put on, as well and the top lid. We have about 6 fish and a bunch of crabs, snails, and shrimp. We even have a ton of baby shrimp do to having 2 shrimp being pregnant every 2 to 3 weeks, it is actually really interesting to watch the way they hatch in the early mornings.

Me - I am still busy working for JetBlue, and having fun. I am still the family taxi for summer camps ( v-ball and f-ball) and swimming lessons, which keeps me busy. Scrapbooking has not been a top priority for a while, which I miss, but until i can get the office in working order it, is just too much of a headache to try to do much. I was able to get to a 3 day retreat and took Whitney last month, we had a lot of fun, and was able to get some stuff done, but it is always so hard to scrap away from home, since I never know what to exactly pack.
My back is hanging in there still trying to get through each day with as little pain as possible. My Doctors want to go in and freeze/burn my nerves in my neck and back, to try to relieve some of the pain, and knots. Needless to say I am not to excited to do that, so I keep putting it off as long as I can. A couple of weeks ago I woke up with my right knee extremely swollen and had a really hard time walking. If anyone knows what I did please let me know! So I am still trying to baby that back to health, and I now have a Doctor appointment scheduled with a Orthopedic Surgeon, to see what is wrong. ( It happens to be the same knee that I had a total ACL replacement done on when I was in High School, due to a Basketball injury.) So I guess we will see what terrible thing I have done this time?
Other than that things seem to be about the same as usual, just trying to keep my head above water each day, and Missing my Friends and My family that are all so far away nothing has changed.

Whitney - Boy has she grown up she is just about as tall as me, and has gotten so grown up I am beside my self. She worked really hard in school and was able to get straight A's which we are so proud of, and she was rewarded by being able to with mom for the Scrapbook weekend, and we also had a day we went and got manicures and pedicures, shopping and dinner at the Olive Garden. Needless to say she was spoiled, but she deserved it, she is such a great help to me and helps watch her brothers when I work and has been learning how to help with the Laundry and also learning how to cook a little bit.
She has been busy this summer with attending 2 separate Volleyball Camps, and to her surprise at each camp she was pulled to the side, and told she was a great player and needs to try out for the team in September. In fact the Lehi camp out of 150 girls her and 9 other girls we pulled out the first day about 1 hr into camp, and put in a different gym for the rest of the camp. They were told they were the best players there, and wanted to spend one on one time with them for the rest of the camp, and the High School Coach said she wants to see them at tryouts and expect that they will be on the team, and to continue to work hard and have fun. Needless to say she was very excited and boy did her confidence level grow a ton! And of coarse I could of not been excited for her too, and boy did it bring back a lot of High School memories.
It is so hard to think how fast she is growing up, she will be 12 in Aug, and headed to Jr High this year. Pray for me this year I am sure I am going to need it, with all the changes that are in the future.

Kameron - Has just been playing all summer with the neighbor friends, and has really missed his friend Kyle Colquitt who moved to Texas. He will be starting TACKLE football in 3 weeks, I am still not to sure how I feel about it, but I guess I have to let him play. He is so excited to be headed to 4 th grade, and looking forward to being with all his friends again when school starts. He is getting pretty tall, and is such a good looking kid, and boy what a kidder, he is just plain cute. He loves to do anything with his dad or me alone, with out his siblings. He is a lot of fun, and a good kid.

Kayden - Where to start with my little Momma's boy? He is such a sweet kid, and so dang cute I just want to love him to death. He is doing really good with his leg, and it is healing really good, it is hard to think that less than 9 months ago he broke his leg in half, with all the things he can do you would never know.
He is such a tease, and loves to bother his sister and brother when ever possible, and still has his mom wrapped around his little finger, dad not so much. All he wants to do every day is PLAY PLAY PLAY from sun up to sun down (seriously). He can be so funny some times, but mostly he is just so loving and wants to help when ever possible, and has become my little buddy with watching QVC and can be quite persuading when he sees something he thinks I should buy, it is pretty funny

And of coarse I have to write about the 3 little furry things ( the cats ).

Cinder - is still with us and is very laid back and still the queen of the house, and lets the other 2 aware of it. She is still very sweet and still loves to comfort anyone of us if we are having a bad day, so how she just knows, and will always be near.

Ginger - she is still the pretty shy one, but has come out of her shell a little bit now that we have Sassy, she will actually go out side on the back porch, but not much farther. And if you are on a bed or on the couch she can usually be found on your lap, purring away and a sleep.

Sassy - she is quite the cat, she has figured out how to let us know when she wants to go out side, she will go over to the sliding door and stand on her back paws and scratch as fast as she can on the door until we let her out, and does the same when she wants in. She is always chasing or scarring the other 2 and causes the most mischief of them all. She has a couple of places you can usually find her. She will sit and watch the fish for hours,or will find any little place like the laundry basket, curled up and a sleep, or under the covers in a bed. And you can always expect that when you are going to the bathroom she will be there in seconds trying to rub your legs until you scratch her, even if it is the middle of the night. And she loves to wake you up with rubbing her face against yours almost like head butting when ever possible. What a cat!!