Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Sage Rat Run

Last weekend Ryan participated in his first 1/2 marathon. He did so awesome. 13.1 miles is a long way to go. The race route went for the Wal-Mart in Sunnyside to the Chamber of Commerce here in Prosser. Ryan finished the race in 1 hr 40 min and 10 sec for 16th place.

Ryan with friends Jared, Mary and Lydia

Ryan on the course

at the finish line.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Arena Football

This spring Prosser was asked to participate in one of the first youth arena football leagues in the country. The league is based out of Yakima and all of the games are played at the Sun Dome. Cameron plays the Safety position and is very good at it. He enjoys putting a good hit on someone and has had a few of his opponents carried off the field.

If you are not familiar with Arena football, it is a high scoring, fast paced game. It's very fun to watch. Another positive feature would be the constant 70 deg inside the dome.
So far Prosser has remained undefeated. Last weekend they played Sunnyside, the last undefeated team, and they beat them 48 to 6.
Cameron #26

Kickoff Receiving team

Thursday, May 27, 2010

2010 Track Season

This year Colby participated in Middle School Track. He had a great season. He competed in the 800 meter, the 1600 meter (the Mile), and on a relay team. It was so fun attending all the track meets and cheering him on. You got to love the track season. The wind either blew like crazy or it was sunny and beautiful and we got sunburns.

Colby running the 1600 meter.

First leg of the relay.

Colby and his friend Cody.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What are little boys made of?

What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.
You better add rattle snakes to that as well, and here is the proof.
On Easter my family had gathered together at my brother's home in Kennewick Wa. I was thinking it would be a nice relaxing visit with family catching up and reminiscing about fun things we had done as kids. (one of our favorite things to do) That was abruptly cut short when our boys came back from their walk with a dead rattle snake in tow.
We were quickly informed of the exciting events that had just taken place.
While on their walk, the boys were stopped short by a sound that they had thought was a hissing sound. Upon further investigation they realized it was not a hissing sound, but a rattling sound that was coming from this snake that was only a 3-4 feet away from them.
Cameron & Dawson (apparently the only ones with any brains) immediately took off and put some distance between themselves and the snake. Colby and Evan however took aim at the rattler and opened fire. And in a hail of bb's that rattler drew its last breath.
Needless to say, as this story unfolded I was hyperventilating at the thought of my little boys facing such dangers. Their dad on the other hand thought it was the coolest thing ever.
And I wonder why I have to color my hair every 6-8 weeks.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Break 2010

This spring break we decided to take a couple of days and head down to my parents beach house on the Oregon Coast in Rockaway. We stopped off in Salem for the night on the way down to spend some time with my Grandma and Grandpa. We were welcomed with Grandma's turkey and homemade noodles. Our favorite.

My uncle Joel is the Fire Marshall in Keizer OR so the next morning we headed down to the fire station for the grand tour. It's always cool to see other fire stations and how they operate.

Without further delay we were off to the coast. We spent the week just hanging out and spending time together. For the most part it rained the entire time with the exception of the morning we were getting ready to leave (figures). That's just the way it goes this time of year at the coast.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ribbon River Run

On Saturday March 20th Ryan and Colby competed in the first Ribbon River Run in the Tri-Cities. The Ribbon River Run is a new fundraiser for the Tri-Cities Cancer Foundation. The event was a 5k race that took place at Howard Amen Park.

It was Ryan's first race since the Hood to Coast relay we participated in last August. Colby however had run the weekend before in the Shamrock run.

I am pleased to announce that they both won first place. Ryan placed first overall and Colby placed first for the youth. It was a very good day for team Savage.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Basement Update.

We have been at this basement remodel for a while now, and I have good news to report. It has been a very productive weekend. We rented an industrial grinder with a diamond grit head and sanded the cement floor down nice and smooth. It was a very messy job. I thought drywall dust was bad, but it had nothing on concrete dust.

Ryan is in there somewhere.

After the sanding we started staining the floor with a new product called acetone stain. You mix a powder substance with a gallon of acetone. It smelled just like fingernail polish remover. We applied it with a simple weed sprayer.

We let that dry for a day and then began to apply the sealer. We discussed this whole process with a few different people, but not one of them told us about the intense odor that came along with the sealer. We had to leave the house for about 6 hours. Thankfully Jill and Dustin took us in for the evening.

I must say it was all worth it. We love the finished product.