Archive for June, 2013

Summer is officially here! Woot-woot (LOL). We’ve gotten all our yard work done and the kids are out of school. We got our pool opened and the dogs have gotten their “summer” haircuts. The only thing I don’t like is the really humid, hot weather, so I’m hoping it doesn’t get too ridiculous this weekend.

I’ve been taking the kids up to the soccer fields since school got out to keep them in shape and them out doing stuff. And it gets me outside too (since I spend a majority of my time indoors w/the day job).

This upcoming weekend we’re having a bonfire/pool party for my daughter’s b-day (which was actually yesterday). LOL. We’re on track to have a TON of people over (ahhhh).

And of course, because stuff has been busy at work/home my editorial letter for Legend of Me showed up this week. I have to do some overhaul on a few things (GAH–runs around in cirlces, arms flailing above my head). Some of the changes are kind of big and I’m freaking out a bit. Like, “Can I actually pull this off?” And, “OMG, how the hell will I manage to get this scene just right.”

Editorial letters always put me into freakout mode. I love doing edits, but worry about getting things right. I really need to get everything figured out/rewritten/fixed w/in the next 2 or so weeks (gulps).

Hopefully these edits will nudge me back into writing mode again as I haven’t written anything in like over two months! Trust me, I have LOTS of things I need to be working on (LOL). But summer seems to have this slow-down net over me. Every year, it’s like my mind decides to slow down (sometimes shut down–LOL) and not cooperate. It’s like I’m only programmed to write like 8-9 months of the year.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. I’m looking forward to August when we head out for our annual camping trip to the UP (oh yeah). And of course, August seems FOREVER away.


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Phew, so we had a loooong weekend of soccer. Between both Chase and Erin we had 10 games this past weekend. Erin’s team took 4th place in the U-14 Boys division (she’s on a coed team–she’s one of 3 girls). And Chase’s team took 1st place in the U-12 Boys division (also a coed team). 

Erin’s Team below:







     Chase’s Team:


They both played so hard and it was a blast to watch them. But seriously, during my daughter’s games we were SO frustrated. We got bad reffing for 1/2 her games. There was this one kid who fell to the ground after one of our players bumped him (it was a legal shoulder bump) and he pretended to be hurt (you could tell he was faking it) and the ref called it a PK (penalty kick). Then we ended up facing that same team in the semi-finals and that same kid did the same thing. He flopped on the ground and pretended to be hurt until they made the call for the PK (GAH). They played SO dirty. At one point they tripped Erin, but didn’t call the penalty. So a play or two later she ended up tripping someone (not on purpose) and they called it. It was like everything they could call on us, they did. Our coach went over at half-time to talk to the refs. He was mad because the calls weren’t fair across the board and the one kid kept faking injuries. He just wanted our kids to have a fair shot, without all the extra stuff.

My daughter was like “I’d be embarrassed to be a 14 year guy who threw myself on the ground crying in the middle of a soccer game.” LOL.

Then during Chase’s game, a kid shoved him down and cleated him in the shoulder. He was down for a couple minutes. Then they called the penalty on Chase saying he was body tackling. Yeah, not sure where that came from because he got shoved from behind.

But I’m proud of the kidlets, they played their butts off (and had clean games).  They both came home w/trophies, sunburns, and lots of memories (and of course, I’ve got pictures).

Erin and her BFF Chris:











 Chase laying down between games:


 Chase breaking it down by his team:



Erin with her friends Emma and Mollie (the three girls on the team):011

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