Saturday, November 29, 2008

I overate again..

What is it about the word Thanksgiving that makes me think I have to eat until I am ready to explode? Why is it that the pumpkin pie is barely put away and I think I have to have a turkey sandwich? Then there are the hours of discomfort, the unbuttoning of my pants, and the inevitable triptafan induced nap. Man if I were anymore thankful someone would have to shoot me and put me out of my misery.

All joking aside it was a great Thanksgiving. We love spending time with friends and family.

I don't feel so good!!!!!

Kaylee liked it.

Cameron and Preston

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Ball

It has been Savage family tradition to play basketball on Thanksgiving morning for at least as long as I have known Ryan. That’s at least 16 years. We start out about 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning. We usually have enough for two teams and sometimes three depending on the number of family in town.

This year was probably our sparsest year in a long time. Ryan had a brother and a Sister that spent this year out of town. Colby and Cameron played for the first time though and that helped us to get our 5 man teams.

There is nothing like a competitive game of basketball to give you a reality check about your level of physical fitness. Fortunately we played at the church in Umatilla and it’s smaller than a full gym.

Of course it would not be true turkey ball if we didn’t finish the morning off with homemade scones and strawberry freezer jam made by Ryan’s mom. That of course does not help my level of physical fitness.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ryno's 18th Birthday.

I just am having a hard time believing that my little boy can be 18 years old. It seams as though our conversations these days are all about grownup things like college and career choices. (heavy stuff)

It does not seam like it was that long ago we were talking about pokey man cards and GI Joes. It’s kind of sad and kind of cool all at the same time.

We don’t usually make a huge deal out of birthdays, but we figured that 18 was a milestone so we decided to get the clan together and celebrate at Hubby’s Pizza in Kennewick.

We had a good turnout. My parents and Ryan’s parents came. My brother Jake and his family Steph, Sami and Evan. My sister Jill and her family Dustin, Kayla and Dawson. You put us all together and that makes 18.

We had a great time visiting and laughing at a photo album that Ryno put together of his favorite pictures when he little.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Boy's will be Boy's

So I decided that I had such a good time taking Ryno’s senior picture that I would take Colby and Cameron down and take theirs too. Boy was that a dumb idea. They complained the entire time. “How many pictures do you have to take”? “Why do I have to wear this shirt?” “Are we done yet?” You would have thought I was making them clean or something.

Needless to say I won in the end. It was not however as pleasant an experience as it was with Ryno. Maybe if I start putting them through this on a regular basis they will start getting better about it.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Night in the Emergency Room.

I know that as far as mothers of three boys goes, I have not spent near as many hours in the emergency room as most. However any time is too much time as far as I am concerned.

Ryno’s first playoff game was held Friday night in McMinnville Oregon. We stopped off in Salem and picked up my Grandma and Grandpa "B". It started out rough. We got lost on our way to the game. We missed the opening kick off, and it went down hill from there.

We were behind by two touchdowns going into the second quarter. Then the quarterback threw Ryno a long pass that he caught. Just as he caught the ball, he was tackled hard. It seemed like it was taking him a long time to get up. When they helped him off the field in the general direction of the ambulance instead of back towards his team, I figured it must be bad.

His shoulder was obviously out of its socket and he needed to go the E.R. We opted to drive him ourselves (mistake). By the time we got there Ryno was hurting pretty bad and just wanted to be put out of his misery.

They had to knock him out to put his shoulder back into its socket. Sorry I don’t have any pics of that. Ryan of course had to be in on that procedure.

After our evening in the E.R. we all went back to Grandma and Grandpa "B"s for the night. By the time we got back there Ryno was feeling pretty good and just enjoying visiting with everyone.

The after affects of his injury have not been too bad. He had to wear a sling for a couple of weeks but is feeling good and excited about starting basketball practice. (By the way we lost the game)

Ryno's Fans

Ryno and Grandma and Grandpa "B"

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Night With The Gillette Family

Ryno’s football team made the playoffs so we had to go to McMinnville Oregon for the game.

We decided to stop off on Thursday and spend the night with Ryan’s sister Cherie and her family in The Dalles. We had a great time. The kids did what kids do and ran around like crazy till bed time. We had a great time catching up with the Gillette clan.

Friday morning we woke up and Cherie made chocolate chip pancakes. The boys thought they were in heaven. (Me to for that matter)
Special thanks to 3 year old Cody for these Pictures.
He stole my camera and took most of them.
He was having such a good time we didn't want to stop him.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My First Show of the Season.

I had my first show of the season and had a great time. Of course it’s always better when you are working with friend and family you love.

It was held in Hermiston at the Oxford Suites. Ryno and his girlfriend Kayla were there to help me. I probably could have handled it, but it made the time go buy much faster having them there to help.

I did pretty well. I did no sell lots of boards, but I took my vinyl cutter with me and cut quite a bit of special order stuff.

I got to spend some time with my friend Jody. That’s her in the picture with the feather boa. (Don’t ask were she got that)

I am looking forward to my next show the first weekend in December in Sunnyside.