Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Yesterday, this little miss came to see me at work. She is so funny. She loves to eat all of the pistachios that are sitting out in the lobby. She loves to find "her" markers in my drawer and then draw on the white board. She loves to open and close the blinds in my office. She named the fish "Jackson" yesterday and just kept talking to the fish like he was her brother. She loves to use my "void" stamp over and over on the post-it notes. She makes me smile.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Our weekend was full of... you guessed it... football, football, soccer and soccer! I even got to work in the 150 degree snack shop! It was totally awesome! Layton High lost... bad. Jackson's football team won... big. Braxton's soccer team tied. Kaydon and Colton's team lost. But, everyone was happy! :) Besides football, football, soccer and soccer, Josh and I had a date!!! For real!! A real date!! We went to Buffalo Wild Wings and watched more football and fights. We had such a nice time! Josh also got bikes fixed and wart meds applied to the children. Oh, there was also a pit bull in our backyard problem. Josh took care of that also. I love weekends...
Friday, September 21, 2012
Last night, Kaydon and Colton had their first soccer game. They are on the same team... thank goodness! I hurried home, picked up the quorum, dropped Jackson and Braxton off at Jordan for the Sophomore game and Jackson's practice, then hurried down to the soccer fields at Dimple Dell. Kaydon and Colton have a fantastic coach, who is so great with the kids. They have a great team. Colton scored the first goal!! Their team won 2-0! Kaydon is a defensive master! After the game, we rushed back to Jordan. Jackson was named player of the week!!!! Boo-yah! I'm so proud of him. He works so hard. It's Friday... that means I travel to wherever Layton High is playing to watch Josh coach. Tomorrow is a day full of soccer and football games!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Last night was Braxton's first soccer game of the season. Love this kid! He is taller than anyone else on his team, even though he's the youngest. He played great! He makes me giggle because when he played soccer three or four years ago, he was hillarious! He would sit down in the middle of the field and pick dandelions. He would hang on the bars of the goal posts. He was just so funny. Yesterday, he face planted two or three times and told me that he "almost broke his ankles and his knee cap!" I just smile because he is so dramatic... but that's what makes him SO awesome! They lost 3 - 1, but he had a blast nonetheless. And a BIG thank you to Uncle Brandon for the new cleats and the new soccer ball!!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Jackson's team played Kearns on Saturday. It was our team's first loss, and it was a rough one. Jackson played defense in this game. I was really proud of the way he played! Papa, Grandma, Uncle Brandon & Aunt Carrie attended with Josh, Brooklyn and I.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
This is the view from my office...
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Josh and I realized yesterday that Colton has been bringing home "homework" because he is not able to get his schoolwork done at school. Poor kid! We had an appointment this morning with the psychologist. Even he shook his head at sweet Colton. Hopefully, we are just days away from getting this little guy some medicine to help him. Josh has been doing the schoolwork with him at night, after practices and even after we give Colton his sleep meds. It seems to calm him down enough that he can get the page done. Josh has found that using a small white board helps. I am just beyond eager to get Colton some help so that he can feel a little more "normal."
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Don't give up. Don't you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead. You keep your chin up. It will be alright in the end. Trust in God and believe in good things to come. This is from my FAVORITE Jeffrey R. Holland talk ever. It is my favorite talk period. The message is profound, yet so simple. It is meant for everyone and anyone within ear shot of these words. Everyone needs to hear this. Don't give up. Keep walking. It will be alright in the end.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Our lives are full of football. Like... FULL of football. It makes for some hectic, crazy days/evenings, but we are loving it. Jackson is learning the game, and trying so hard to make his coaches and teammates proud of him. I am proud of him. He never, ever gives up, he gives it his all, and he is doing his best. Joshua David Christensen has a new job! He is now the running backs/outside linebacker coach at Layton High School, his Alma Mater. How great is that?!?! I am so proud of him. He was born to coach. He is great with the kids! AND, Saturday night, we went with Papa and Grandma to play some laser tag. We might be a little teeny bit competitive. Oh well. Brooklyn wasn't too fond of it, until the very end. Then, she was all about shooting people! The boys had a sleepover at Papa and Grandma's house. Brooklyn threw a pretty big fit about that. She is SO not ready to have sleepovers yet, but she sure didn't want to go home with us! She wanted Grandma, and she wanted Grandma bad! She missed brothers, too, and couldn't wait to pick them up on Sunday. It was a great three-day weekend. MUCH needed!