Monday, November 29, 2010

We're Moving!

Did you see that? We're moving(again)! This time we're headed back to New York. No, not the city. Which is good, cuz we're not really big city folk. We are planning on making many trips there, though. And no, not Fort Drum. We've been to Fort Drum. Except for the lovely friends, once is enough. And we aren't in the ARMY anymore. This time we're headed to the southwest part of the state.
Oh, and we're leaving in a week and a half. 11 days. It's all been a bit rushed. We only found out for sure about 2 weeks ago. Did you know that moving yourself really sucks? We're used to the ARMY movers coming in and packing everything in 2 days & all we have to do is clean. This is way more time consuming when it's just 1-2 people (plus 4 little non-helpers who like to take stuff back out of boxes when you're not looking). It does have advantages though. I'm not going to pack pictures with silverware or a trashcan full of trash. Plus, you get to see everything you own & realize you have way to much junk and can get rid of tons of stuff. I have way too much junk. The people at Goodwill know us by sight now. When we only bring a few bags they've actually asked "Is that all today?". Yup. For today. LOL
I've been trying to load pictures onto photobucket for my slideshows, but they aren't all loading for some reason. That's why I haven't posted anything lately. I'm trying to pare down to just a few instead of a slideshow, but that's really hard for me. I like displaying ALL of my good pictures. But I will try. Once we leave I don't know how long it will be before we have internet access again, so I want to get as much posted as I can before we go. Here's hoping!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Football & Cheerleading 2010 Part 3 - Pep Rally

Every year we have to buy "Pep Rally" outfits that the cheerleading coordinator swears we'll wear every week. Every year, it never fails, we have ONE pep rally and never wear the outfits again. This is something I totally do not understand. Anywaaaayyyy........
Each cheer group gets up in front of the football players and parents & performs a couple cheers. The president of our Pop Warner group gets up and says a few words. The coaches say a few words. Then they drag out the high school football players to say a few words. The high school cheerleaders used to show up, but apparently they were busy this year.
The board members grill hot dogs. Everybody hopes there will be enough after the the high schoolers go through the line. Then all the kiddos get out there and do this (line) dance to some song whose lyrics are solely dedicated to telling you how to do the dance. I don't know the name of it. Maybe it's called "To the left, to the left, to the left, to the left, to the right, to the right, to the right, to the right." Although that may be too long for a song title. It is funny to watch all those kids trying to do dance in sync. Especially the football players. :)

Cowboys Training Camp 2010

On August 1st we attended the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in San Antonio. This was a day filled with many, many, MANY ups and downs. It was certainly a once in a lifetime event...not because we couldn't go again, but probably because we won't go again. Seeing all the players up close and personal was super exciting. Getting autographs was cool. Standing in 100+ degree heat for hours on end & fighting the psychotic fans who are willing to knock down women holding small children to get an autograph is not cool.
At any rate, we did get a bunch of photos, a couple autographs & some interesting memories. It's probably best to go with the mindset that you're just going to watch them practice and have no desire to get autographs.
Please excuse the terrible picture quality. I left our camera at home and when we went to Wal-Mart to pick up something else, found the photo section to be closed after 9 o'clock at night. At a 24 hour Wal-Mart. This made absolutely no sense to me & upset me greatly. We had to settle for the little $3 disposable 35mm cameras and the dark, grainy pictures as a result. So sorry. :(

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Football & Cheerleading 2010 Part 2 - Scrimmage Trip

Last year when Bug's football team played their "Superbowl", they played a team from Mission, Texas who isn't in our division. This year, they invited a bunch of teams from other divisions to participate in a pre-season scrimmage in their town. The teams played about 30 minutes against each other then switched teams. It was good practice for them.
Mission is several hours away & we weren't playing until the afternoon, so everybody just stayed the night down there. The hotel we stayed at had tiny rooms with only 2 double beds, so the 6 of us were very squished that night. They also had a very small pool, but we managed to get in right before check-out when there wasn't anybody in there, so the kids got to have fun. Boo Boo Bear just kept jumping right in when no one was near him and nearly drowned twice, but it didn't slow him down at all! Apparently he's a fish like Bug & Lil' Coconut. Pinks is a bit more cautious.
There was this awesome police car in a parking lot that half was painted as a cop car & half as a taxi cab. We circled back around to get a closer look because it was a little confusing at first, but upon closer inspection found that it was a reminder not to drive drunk! Very cool.


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