Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Boy At Heart

Ty had his 32nd birthday this week. But he's still such a boy at heart. To prove it:

-we went to a movie for his birthday and he chose Legend of the Guardians (this is an animated movie that really, he thought the kids would sit through best, but I kept telling him this was his birthday and his choice - this is what he stuck with)

-with a gift card he got for his birthday, he bought a remote control helicopter (after getting home and playing with it for a bit he said, and I quote, "This is like the very coolest toy I've ever had!")

It was all just too cute.

AND I actually threw Ty a surprise birthday party this year. Obviously it's not the big #30 or #40 or anything. It was just something I wanted to do and it worked out perfectly. Ty's birthday was on Monday (which is when we did all our fun family play - movie, dinner, presents) and then he went to work on Tuesday. I had it all planned for some of his friends to come over that night to watch the BSU game, for food and for just plain fun. He was taken completely off guard when he got home from work. I was so proud of myself for being able to keep the secret so well. And we had such a good time. I'm tempted to do it every year. But then it wouldn't be so surprising then would it?

Happy Birthday Ty!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jumping On The Bandwagon

The majority of folks up here are Broncos fans and upon moving to Payette, we quickly became converted. It's been so fun to watch them succeed, these past couple years, into a force to be reckoned with. My favorite kind of team is the under-dog, and that is what the Broncos were (and what many still consider them to be even though they're unstoppable right now). They rose up out of nowhere and now everyone knows who they are. That's the kind of team I like to cheer for.
Just before the team took the field. I think Ty was embarrassed by my
taking so many pictures but he eventually came around :)

So we decided to go cheer for them up close and personal this weekend. You never know when you'll get to see one of the best teams in the nation - and they're only an hour away! We went to their homecoming game against Toledo and it was a blast. My parents met us up there at the stadium and we had a party cheering for the Broncos - who ended up just crushing the Rockets (57-14 to be exact).

The mighty Broncos taking the field.

Although watching the game from the big screen is nice (expecially with the commentary and the re-plays), it's so fun to be there in person and "feel" the excitment in the air - to see everything so up close!

This is a pix of Coach Peterson entering the stadium after half-time. I had to get a picture of him mainly just because of the type of man I believe him to be. I continue to be impressed with him as he displays encouragable characteristics. He seems humble and is full of talent and sportsmanship (jsut to name a few). Again, that is the kind of guy/coach/team I like to cheer for.

The Broncos going in for yet another one of their many touchdowns that night. We were in what was considered the "cheap seats" although they didn't seem cheap to me. And besides, it was thrilling seeing the funnest of the action in the endzone.

This win put the Broncos back up to #3 in the nation. We are so excited for them. We keep hoping they'll bounce to #1 or #2 by the end of the season for a chance at the Chamionship game. We know they can do it! Go Broncos! Do I sound like a cheerleader yet?:)

Yep we officially consider ourselves a part of Bronco Nation!

Monday, October 4, 2010


One of Cash's favorite things to do is go fishing and it is becoming quite the family past time. When we have a few hours to ourselves you will often find us fishing along the Payette River where we've found a place that is good for the kids and fairly easy to hook a fish.

It's so fun to watch Cash fish. He is constantly saying his line is wiggling or that he thinks he's got somping and reels in often. We cast out for him over and over and over... But nothing beats the look on his face when he catches one. He reels the fighters in all by himself and holds his catch up so proud.

Then he throws them back into the water like you would a baseball

(and he's got quite an arm) - poor things. :)

This past week however, we went fishing with Grandma and Grandpa (who came up to visit for a few days and help me do some canning as well - more to post on that later) at Mann's Creek. About a week before they came up Cash was talking to Grandpa on the phone - making certain Grandpa was prepared to come fishing. He said, "You got a fishing pole Grandpa?" "You got hooks?" "You got worms Grandpa?" It was so funny!

Ty caught a wide mouthed bass nearly as soon as they got all set up at Mann's Creek - which is the one Cash is posing with below. After that though, no one caught a thing - at least they didn't get completely skunked.

The three fishermen calling it quits. I wish the picture was better but up close you can see they all have their poles in hand. It was cute to see these guys all talking about fishing and for them to actually get together sharing in one of their favorite activities. We had such a good visit with my parents - we always hate to see them go and look forward to seeing them again here soon.