another day of spring break

March 18, 2009 by  

Ok so just to think that last year today i was in the grand canyon or somewhere around there. well i think that we were hiking today but who knows. i wish i was there or on a cruise cause this spring break is kind of boring. but i guess it is ok just to sit down and relax. and to try to recover from my loss. well nate finally came home. wow i havent seen him for ages lol jk. he is turning in to a bee lol. and me i have ran and taken some walks just to keep in shape since volleyball is not going on after school. i have softball today and tomorrow. on sunday we are suppose to be scrimmaging lol. the colorado stars joy. they are the ones that we went into over time for the championships and i scored the winning run. that was fun. i cant wait till april 11 that is our first tourney of the 2009 season. hope it starts out well. i bet it will. well i am gonna go outside. it is beautiful day. love you all and have a great rest of the day.
cant wait to see you all in may. hopefully i will be there for a little i have a tournement and we dont have many kids so i need to be there well love you all.


March 8, 2009 by  

heyy…ryan so i just read your post and since you were to lazy to go back and count my lols i did. HAHA. i changed it. i had 16 lols tho. i think that i just have a great sense of humor…HAHA…not. but the weather sure has droped since tuesday right know it is 24 and i have 3 softball games so that needs to rise a little bit. oh look at the time i only have 5 more minutes to blog cause then it is off to play some ball in the freezing cold. bbbbbbuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrr. i am looking forward to it just not in the cold tho so that should be freezing. haha i hope the temp rasies. well i have no clue what to talk about for 5 more minutes so i will go and get ready for this freezing game… :( and :) haha. ok time to go.
LoVe YoU <3

to answer grandpas questions

March 7, 2009 by  

ok so grandpa commented me and had like 4 questions
1.) was that wellington a long bus ride?
yes it is. like the longest i have been on for a volleyball game.
2.) What does ta stand for?
grandpa so smart lol. yes teacher aide lol.
3.) and what does terminated mean.
That the teacher is a big meanie and so i am done singing i think my friend and i are going to sing a song for the talent show tho so that should be fun.
ok sorry grandpa i guess it was only 3 questions but same diff. lol. ok so i was suppose to have softball today like 3 games but i guess it is suppose to snow but it looks nice out but it is kind of cold and tomorrow is suppose to be warmer so i guess it was for the best. yesterday at volleyball we scrimmaged the 7th graders and i am on jv and we won and varsity lost one game and won one game so i think we are better than them cause we played 2 games and won so beat that varsity. i kind of like playing jv for volleyball cause you dont have that much pressure on you so that is the cool thing about jv! well i babysitted last night made $45 maybe i will spend that today lol. it went pretty good. well i have no clue what to talk about so love you all and have an amazing day!

It is me again

March 6, 2009 by  

Well, all is well here in Fort Collins. We are a little sad that our Big B has moved beck to Casper, but know it is for the best! We all wish you well Branman,but miss you very much already. Nate is much the same. He has a bad case of senioritess, but we went through that with B too! He is planning on wrestling in nationals in Denver the end of this month we are very excited that he has not givin up, cause we all know what a great wrestler he is. Courtney is busy with volleyball at the school, she does great, don’t let her fool you. But I know her first love is me, oh wait I mean softball. Keegan is working hard at his next season which is baseball. Can’t wait to see what that little munchkin will do in the future, he is such a natural athlete. Well Tony and I are the same, just trying to keep our heads above water. Who would have thunck it would be this crazy! Well I guess that is all for now, cause I have to go get ready for a fundraiser for Keegan’s baseball team. Love you all and hope all is well!!!!! Love the almost forty year old.

to anwser questions

March 5, 2009 by  

Well ryan….i did make the volleyball team lol. first game is tuesday and we are playing wellington…joy long bus ride there lol. then thursday we are playing clp another long bus ride so yes i know we have 2 away games one after another lol. good for me lol. but to bad they are during my ta lol. but that is ok because it is a boring ta anyways…well so i have 3 scrimmages this saturday and guess what…it is suppose to snow. right know i hate colorado so this week so far it has been in the 70s and know we are going to have snow…ARE YOU KIDDING ME? tonight i have a choir concert joy my favorite lol. we are only singing 2 songs so what is up with that lol. but the teacher is not my favorite. lol… she is the same teacher i ta for…ugh lol. so how is everyone doing…stuff here is going pretty smoothly. bee left to day. bet he is at casper just laying on his bed and prasing it lol. oh my me and him may fight alot but he is always my biggest brother and i will always love him dearly! well nate is about at the age…that is a bummer lol. he is doing pretty good in he says lol. well me school is going good i have 2 bs but those i can bring up which i will cause i just dont like bs lol unless it is my older brother lol… but keegan is staying busy know with um…baseball and school. he is doing pretty good so he says lol. dad is working and be taxi for all this and mom is still working and be taxi too. nate kind of helps but not really. well tomorrow is keegans fundrasier and mom and dad are going and keegan and i are going over to his friends house. i am totally just going over there to babysitt. well maybe i should say child sitt lol the person i am watching is like 7 or something and i will keep an i on keegan and shane..his friend lol. i am staying the night there cause this whole thing wont get over till late and dont want to be up to late cuase hopefully i will have my scrimmages! i love softball it is my favorite. and i found out that is really my talent because volleyball is fun just not that great at it lol. i went for the ball and my friend went to and she ended up punching me in the face lol. i dont care cause i know it was an accedint…at least i hope it was haha. well i should probably start to go get ready for this concert and oh by the way after this year it has terminated lol. so if any of you want to hear my amazing voice better come soon lol jk it is not that great. but peace love and happiness to everyone.
Love Courtney
P.S. if any of you want to know this is 514 words long. lol

i can do this

February 26, 2009 by  

ok so tomorrow is the last night of volleyball tryouts!!!! they only have 2 more girls to cut and so the coaches were talking to some of the girls like 6 i think and told them that they are the ones they are chosing from and guess what…i was not in that huddle! but i still am going to work super duper hard…but the bad thing is that three of my friends were in the huddle so that is the only hard thing about it. but this is what i heard from a friend so i can finally breathe though. like this whole thing has taken my breathe away. i have softball tonight to so i will be pretty tierd tonight. also the volleyball coach has me as a setter which i am so happy because i tried out to be a setter. well i still have to eat so i think i will do that before i go to softball i will talk to you all later!!!!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!

Comment on a moms love by The mom

February 25, 2009 by  

It is really great that you are on here. Nothing like keeping up with the family on the internet. We are all so proud of Nate and the maturity he has achieved this year. We are also glad that Brandon is going back to CC in the summer. Courtney’s tryouts and softball going well and Keeg… well he is going to do his best to keep everyone busy. Good job Keegan. Hope your week is going well. Love to all

a moms love

February 24, 2009 by  

Just checking in and letting everyone know how proud of my children I am. First ther is Brandon, you all know he has been strugling with the decision as to go back to Casper, or stay in Fort Collins? Well he has made the choice to go back to school in Casper, for this we are very proud of him. He is truely an amazing young man, and we feel his choice will serve him well in the future. Great choice Big B, know we will miss you lots but support your decision. Next there is Nathan, well he is a much stronger person than his father and I are. We have both been trying to figure out why he did not place at the state wrestling tourament. But Natie has the right answers. Just that it was not in Gods plan. How mature is that? Much better than I!!!!!!! Nate we are so proud of you, you are awesome at all you do! Keep up the great work. Sissy, well she is busting her you know what at volleyball try-outs. She is great because she always gives 100 percent at all she does. We are proud of her too! Good luck Courtney Morgan, go for all your dreams! Just so you all know she is doing awesome at softball, she is an amazing young lady. And then there is Keegan, well he is going to wrestle in the all state tournament this weekend. Along with wrestling he is busy with baseball practice. He is such a natual at all he does we are sure he will be just fine. Well Tony and I are good too. Just busy trying to keep up. We sure love you all and can’t wait to be able to spend some time with everyont. Just don’t know when that will be. Love you all so much! See I am getting better at this blogging thing! Love, Wendy

Nate Steps Up!!!

February 22, 2009 by  

Well it happens to all of us —- we get older. Things change – life takes unexpected turns – basically we grow up. It happened to The Mom and I (some would argue if I ever really have grown up mentally), it happened to our children, and now our grandkids are finding they have to step up. The Big B is in the process (doesn’t happen overnight) – and now Nate is starting the journey.
Nate has worked his proverbial backside off developing his wrestling skills. He has sacrificed, he has stumbled, but Nate has never been counted out. He has always come back. Some people have it handed to them, some people earn it, and some people never get it. Nate is one of the “earners”. He works hard, keeps his eye on the brass ring, accepts setbacks, and keeps on going after it. And Nate will get it. I have absolutely no doubt.
Nate really “stepped up” this weekend. He finished out his High School wrestling career with alot of “firsts” – put his name where it can never be erased in the history of FossilRidge HighSchool. BUT – he fell a little short of the State title and had to accept that after all of his hard work. And he will. Nate stepped up —— he matured alot more in the past couple of weeks than he can possibly realize today. He learned some valuable (though not necessarily “feel good”) lessons about life and he learned them like a man. You take what God wants you to get and you deal with it —– asking why is useless because God’s plans are not easily interpreted. But you are bigger, you are wiser, and you mature with those lessons.
I was laying awake feeling for Nate the other night. Next morning I sent him a text relaying my pride in him. What I got back I will never forget – cause Nate “stepped up”. Here are some words from the text reply I received from Nate that brought big tears of pride to my eyes: ” yeah, I’m okay. It just wasn’t God’s plan for me.” He then just relayed his hope that there were good things in his future. What a man Nate is. Took the results and is ready to move forward. Nate stepped up! Oh …. and lest there be any doubt in anyone’s mind – I am totally confident there are much bigger and better things to come in Nates future.
Wendy & Tony – you have done a masterful job with numbers 1 and 2, and 3 & 4 look just as promising. God Bless you and thank you for your strong, tight-knit family and the ethic you have instilled in your children. Fruit doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
Just had a text from Wendy. Keegan is 1 – 0 in his matches today. And Courtney has softball practice today. They just don’t slow down in Colorado folks!

Ryan and Spencer still in Oklahoma watching OSU play BYU. Dusty Harvard, one of Ryans old players, is playing for OSU. Ryan texts that it is pretty cold down there – and i am guessing he will come home with a fever of sorts – baseball & coaching fever is my prediction.

Steph & Mike & Ashley & Stephen busy here. My mom said she enjoyed a trip out to Johnny J’s with them last night. She really appreciates getting out of her “home” occasionally – thanks to them for taking her along.

I sure have alot to be thankful for and my family tops the list. I could go on & on —- and I probably will in future blogs —– today i just want to pay tribute to Nate ….. I love you nate and I could never be prouder. You really stepped up Taters!

The Dad


February 19, 2009 by  

oh goodness…i have the butterflies already…is that crazy or what??? but i have to tell grandma that a chuckwagon is a fundrasier that my softball team is doing. some country party type thing lol. we have like these donations that people gave to us and we are doing a silent octian or how ever you spell it. And everything is going good exept that this weekend will be pretty sad…watching nate in his last high school wrestling match…i still cant belive it… and yesterday night you know i was talking about how bee texted me he wanted to take nate keegan and i to the movies!!! we went and saw mall cop. it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G lol. and it was nice to finally just go and hang out will all my brothers. it was a pretty sweet night! anyways how is everyone??? i am doing good. mom good and nervous (like always before a tourney.) dad is good. nate is excited. keeg is doing pretty good is fighting some kind of sickness i guess…(i think he was just faking it.) and bee hmmm. i think last night he said he was good. so everyone is pretty much doing good lol. my dad is super happy cause he still has his job and his boss asked him to come and work on one of his weeks of so that is a plus… he is a super good worker lol. every wednesday pretty much he is up all night doing his homework for college and then goes to work then college then back to work then home to feed us all. he is a good papa. lol. well classes are going good. but i do have to say i HATE SPANISH. it is retarded… oh and i have a test tomorrow in it and also in english but that one will be a easy one hopefully. but i thing that is all for now…talk to you all later…love you and go NATE….
bye love you..

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