Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How do you eat YOUR...

Oreos? Last night Parker was sitting at the table eating his Oreos with milk. I was cracking up...but he's pretty smart!!

I'd like to see your funny quirks...maybe even your favorite way to eat Oreos! Please share!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sweet Shabby Souls!

We met for our June book club in Bricktown at the Bricktown Candy Co. What a treat!! I love candy, not so good, and books, great!! So this was the perfect meeting place. My s-i-l, Catherine, was able to finally go with me. We had a good usual!!
Natalie, Becky & Kelsie

Jeana, me & Catherine

Me & Catherine

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's About Time...

Phil and I bought this camera 5 years ago and we STILL don't know any of the tricks to using it. I've wanted to take a class but just haven't yet. SO, high up on my 'to do' list is to learn how to use this awesome camera I have. I would really love to learn how to take professional pics with it. I am in awe of that talent some people have. Hopefully in the near future you will start seeing a significant change in the pics I post on my blog...keep your fingers crossed!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Minute to Win it...OCoC Style!!

For the past month at church we've had a GREAT family series on Wednesday nights. It's a time to bring families together for fun activities, a time for making memories. We've done a lot of Minute to Win it games and last night families went around to different stations and played the games...these are a lot harder then they look. Ms Laura and Ms Jennifer do a great job planning these things! Hope you enjoy the pics!!
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Here's the website for all the instructions to these games...Minute to Win it!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mojo Takes Third

Last night Olivia had her awards ceremony for softball. Mojo, the team she plays for, took third, which is pretty impressive considering NONE of the girls on the team had ever played ball before. I'd say we've got ourselves a pretty good little team. The progress they've made since the beginning of the year is amazing. Phil and Justin help coach the team...I'm sure that's the reason for their success!! Here are some pics of my cute little ball player!!
The girls with the Mojo sign waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Livie & Karli

Brought to you by the number 19!!

Lining up for Trophies!

Livie receiving her trophy from coach Denny.

Hey Mom!! Look what I got!

The team with their trophies! Way to go, Mojo!!

Livie & Kennedy


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Is Cheerleading a Sport???

I know I'm gonna get a lot of flack for this way or another. There is a case being decided this week in Connecticut to determine if cheerleading is a sport or not. My obvious opinion is YES!!! I cheered in junior high and high school and let me say we worked out butts off just as hard as the next 'sport'. We practiced everyday for the first month in the summer to get ready for cheer camp, which is all outside in the scorching heat. Cheer camp was a means to learn things but ultimately a competition, not only for the school but individual cheerleaders as well. We also started practice about a month before school started back in the fall. According to an article on Foxnews, an activity can be considered a sport under Title IX if it meets specific criteria. It must have coaches, practices, competitions during a defined season, and a governing organization. The activity also must have competition as its primary goal -- not merely the support of other athletic teams. Title IX is the 1972 federal law that mandates equal opportunities for men and women in athletics. If we're going by this definition, cheerleading is definitely a sport. And NO, it doesn't say anything about using a ball!! Click here to see the full article.
I'll have to post a cheer pic of me later!! Ha!!

Let me know what you think!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I Love My Shelfari!!!

Have you ever noticed the little bookshelf to the side of my blog? It's a Shelfari shelf and it holds the books I am currently reading. Sometimes there may be more than two books that I've got going so you'll see 'previous' and 'next' buttons underneath the shelf that you can click on. Try it out...
When I was younger I didn't enjoy reading very much, although I think I did read all the Sweet Valley High books, if anyone remembers them. Now, I LOVE to read...I just wish I were a faster reader. It's coming along though.
Shelfari is a website that allows me to keep track of all the books I've read, plan to read, and am reading. It's like I can 'collect' all the books I want and IT'S FREE! Wahoo!! I enjoy checking out what my friends are reading and what they think of the books they read. I can spend a good amount of time shuffling through books; it's about as good as being at the book store (almost).

Check it

My username is Kelly T.

Happy Reading!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Silly Girl!!

This is what happens when your 7yr old gets a hold of your camera...

I LOVE this girl, she makes me laugh!!

Memorial Day 2010

I hate when I get behind with my posts; it's very irritating! This year we went to Scott and Kathy's for a Memorial Day cookout. Our friend Jeana, and her kids Aubree and Brody, joined us as well. Scott got out the Slip'n Slide and the kids cooled off a bit after jumping on the trampoline!

Sheesh!!! That was a lot of pics! Thanks for sharing yours, Jean!!

Monday, June 14, 2010


It's season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance...this show makes me so happy!! When I was young I always wanted to take dance lessons but for some reason never did. I cheered in jr high and high school and was able to dance some then. I loved the feeling of being up there performing and I've always enjoyed watching. I'm sad to say that I only picked up on this show in season 5, I can tell from last weeks show I missed some great dancers! This year I've already picked some of my favorites...I'm just sad they only have a top 11 instead of top 20.
Season 7 Top 11

Some of my personal favorites (even though this year it's really hard to only pick a couple)


Last week these two danced together and it was great. I'll try to keep you posted on how my favorites do!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thompson Soccer

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Giddy with Excitement

The story is set in post apocalypse times what used to be North America is now 12 Districts known as Panem which is under a dictatorship dominated by television. The base of this dictatorship is in a city known as Capital. Once a year as a highlight 24 (two from each district) teenagers are drawn by lottery to play the Hunger Games in what is called “The Arena” in these games there is only one unspoken rule you may not eat the dead players. The 24 teens must fight each other – at the end of the game the losers will die and the winner gets a life of comfort.
The heroin is Katniss Everdeen from the 12th district, living in very poor conditions in a mining community known as Seam. Volunteers to take her little sisters place when her sister’s name is called, although there hasn’t been a winner from the 12th district in thirty years. Fighting to stay alive while battling with emotions and feelings she has for two of the other contestants Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne.

I've read The Hunger Games and am almost finished with it's sequel, Catching Fire. Throughout reading them I continually kept seeing this in my head like a movie...I guess that means it's a pretty darn good book. I did a little searching this afternoon and found they ARE going to be made into a movie. There is NOTHING boring about these books and you never know where the next page will lead. I am so excited to see these on the BIG screen!! Yippee!!!

Swimming with a 'Vision'

Parker's soccer team, 98Boys Vision, had their end-of-the year party a couple weeks ago. We went to a team members home for some swimming and cooking out. It was a really great night for spending time outside. The team was also celebrating an outstanding year. I think I mentioned in a past post that they were undefeated in regular season and only one loss in tourney play. That's a great feat if you saw where they were last year. The last tournament of the year was The Presidents Cup, a state tourney, that they won!! Woohoo!! Coach Matt bought all the kids a t-shirt in honor of that great victory and they received their medals from the tournament.
Parker figured out quick this wasn't a good idea...

I love action shots and this is especially cute of Liv having fun in the water!!

Yes, this is Coach Matt...hehe!!

E's never afraid to get in on the action!

A little Smores roastin...Fun!

'Most' of the team

Coach Matt and Parker

Friday, June 4, 2010

National Donut Day

When: Always the first Friday in June

National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army "Lassies" of WWI. It is also used as a fund raiser for needy causes of the Salvation Army.

The original Salvation Army Doughnut was first served by Salvation Army in 1917. During WWI, Salvation Army "lassies" were sent to the front lines of Europe. These brave volunteers made home cooked foods, and provided a morale boost to the troops. Often, the doughnuts were cooked in oil inside the metal helmet of an American soldier. The American infantrymen were commonly called doughboys. Salvation Army lassies were the only women outside of military personnel allowed to visit the front lines. Lt. Colonel Helen Purviance is considered the Salvation Army's "first doughnut girl".

On National Doughnut Day, look to see if your local doughnut shop, or other organizations, are offering free donuts to solicit donations for the Salvation Army or for another needy cause. If you find them, please be generous.

Note: The word "Doughnut" is often shortened to "Donut. So, if you see the term National Donut Day, its the same day.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In Your Own Skin...

Hoda and Kathie Lee went where few women have gone naturel on live TV. I think makeup is a double-edged sword. Don't get me wrong, I usually feel better when I am completely made up but who's to say it's for everyone? I don't understand how women got the makeup and men didn't. One of these days I may try to do some research on that. Anyway, this story got a lot of buzz on the internet, they even reaired it on the national news that evening. One thing that makes me wonder is why do two women without makeup get so much attention? Seriously, it's like people must think most of us wake up every morning already made up. Second, I think natural beauty is something to behold...this is how God made us so we should embrace it. KLG and Hoda's makeup artist, Mary Kahler said, “The purpose of them doing this overall is to help women feel comfortable in their unique and very own look,” Kahler said. “Makeup is a tool to enhance what you already have, but it shouldn't determine who you are.” To see the rest of this
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Here is the part of the show where they reveal themselves...

In honor of Hoda and Kathie Lee, I'm revealing myself au naturel...

Happiness is...

H - half popped popcorn kernels
A - Air1
P - Phil's sweet side
P - playing ultimate frisbee with friends
I - in the sun, resting by the pool
N - kNocking off the pounds
E - enjoying a good book
S - snuggling with my kids
S - seeing God's handiwork in peoples lives