Friday, February 20, 2009

For the love of Golf

You know you are desperate for a little golf when you are willing to put on 4 layers of clothing to keep from freezing just to enjoy 9 holes.

Saturday we decided we wanted to play a little golf, so we thought we would change things up by heading out to Cherry Hill. The sun was trying to shine off and on, but the wind made it way colder than it looked from my heated seat in Ryan’s truck.

We had a great time and I actually didn’t play as bad as I thought I would have considering I have not played since September. I have to admit the best part of the afternoon was the homemade pepperoni pizza we ate there afterwards.

All in all it was a great day with the family.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Well last night I survived another mile post in this journey of motherhood. Ryno had his Basketball Senior Night. I did real well until I was walking out onto the floor to get flowers from him and I looked UP into is not so little face. 18 years of his life passed before my eyes. All of a sudden my eyes started to water and I had a hard time breathing. I am just not sure how we have gotten to this point already.

Ryno played an awesome game. He had 12 points and who knows how many rebounds. The great news is that he had no problems with his shoulder & Echo won their game.

Can you say "Slam-Dunk"

Blind Leading The Blind.

Ryan can fix about anything when it comes to the house. Give the guy a hammer and nails and magic happens. On the other hand anything automotive is just out of the question. I can’t blame the poor guy, he came by it honestly. His dad Melvin is the same way. That is why these pictures are so funny.

We had a little automotive problem this weekend when we went to Hermiston for Ryno’s last home basketball game. Something to do with some linkage thing-a-ma-bobber. Anyway Ryan and his dad thought they were going to take a look at it themselves.

Ryan didn’t have any work clothes with him so he borrowed a pair of overalls from his dad. When I looked out the window I thought I was going to die laughing. Needless to say the jokes started flying and we had Mel & Mel working on our car. (Very Scary)

Mel & Mel

"I'm not getting under there!"

He has no idea what he is looking at.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm Yours.

For the past few months Colby has been taking guitar lessons in the mornings before school. The poor guy gets to school at 7:30a.m. every day accept Wednesday.
The guitar club thing worked out really well because we had no idea if he was going to like it or not. So with no financial investment Colby has gotten an awesome jump on his new favorite hobby.

Last night I was in my room folding clothes and I could here him practicing. This is no surprise, he plays constantly. What the surprise was, I actually recognized the song he was playing. So tonight I got the video camera out and made him play for me again so that I could share. I think it’s pretty impressive for an 11 year old that just started play a couple of months ago.

Valentines Came Early At The Savage House.

Tonight at about 6:50pm we herd the cutest little knock at our front door. When we went to answer it though, there was nobody there. There was however a Valentine for both Colby and Cameron from their “Secret Admirers”. You should have seen the look of surprise on their faces. Whoever it was, was very sneaky. By the time we got to the door they were long gone.

The Valentines that the boys got were so cute. They were made out of Hershey Kisses and Reese’s hearts.

I also took lots of pictures because you never know when you might need some bribery material.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It Sounded Like A Good Idea At The Time!

So Saturday afternoon Ryan and I decided that we would start a project that we had purchased the materials for quite some time ago. We decided we would cut a hole in the ceiling and install one of those retracting ladders, so that we can access the space in our attic. It sounded like a good idea at the time.

Let me tell you, it did not seam like a good idea at 8:30 that evening when we were only half finished. We ended up having to finish it on Monday afternoon. Don’t get me wrong, it felt awesome to get it in and done but it was a royal pain.

I would have to say I did learn a couple of things from this little venture, and that would be 1.) Take the completion time line they give you on the box and double it. 2.) Don’t start a project requiring power tools after 2:30pm.

What have we done!

Power tools after 6pm. Not good!