Nana and Emma -2006 – {1-31}

Another blast from the past.  This was taken when Aryn graduated from high school in Billings.  This dress is/was one of my all time favorite outfits for the girls.  Emma wore it more than Olivia, but I still just love it.  It is one of my keepers.  It will be in a tote or someplace for Emma’s first little girl (a million years from now). 

And the steal…{1-30}

During the Bowman County v. Hettinger game (the last of these two teams meeting in the regular season…ever… since Hettinger is changing it all up with Scranton), Trevor stole the ball and I happened to have my camera ready to capture the moment from beginning to nearly the end.  The fast break lay-up ended up being out of focus.  But, I think it is cool to look at all the different parts of the steal and the people in the background.  Here is a series of 9 images.  Enjoy.

I like how you can almost see that he has a little something on his mind regarding taking the ball away.  Then things just ‘fell’ into place I think.

And, I am not certain, but I believe he was fouled on the shot.  Went to the line and made 1 of 2 free throws… at least that is what I figure from the images I have following this one.

That’s much better…{1-29}

Well, the boys had another game today.  Two in a row for them.  I think they were tired today, but they did come out on top.  More important than that, the game was less stressful for those of us in the stands.  No overtime, no last second shots or after the buzzer free throw shots.  Ahhhh… much much better.

 

And, the boy who does not like to spend any time on the bench because it is his job to be on the floor… had to take a break.

The Center of it All {1-25}

On Tuesday, January 25th the moment came for the center of my life for many years to say thanks to me (and Dave and Chad and Tana).  It really isn’t a big deal for the kids when Parents’ Night roles around, but this year for me I was a bit nervous how I would react.  In my mind, I knew I was going out there for the last time for a long time.  The girls will have many years of fun and growing before we are on the playing court for Parents’ Night.  One thing helped me a great deal, this night was not happening on the same night as ‘the last time he plays’ on the home court.  I know for certain that helped a ton.

I don’t really have a great deal to say about the night.  I did my job as a Pep Club person and handed out our pins saying we are proud parents.  I took pictures for the Lemmon newspaper, and I maintained my composure during the ‘ceremony’.  My flower is still on the counter and alive. 

I know time goes by and our babies grow up, but this year is going way to fast.  I knew it would.  People have told me it would.  I need to cherish each memory and am glad that I have this blog as a means to chronicle things I would otherswise let slide by.

Bulldog Excitement and Stress Attacks {1-28}

The Bulldog Boys’ Basketball Team has been putting the fans through quite a bit of stress lately.  Very exciting games, but winning by one or two at the buzzer and going into overtime is getting a bit wearing on some of the old people (like me).  I am going to post score clocks only for this post so for some this may be boring, but I just want to let you see what the game against Hettinger on 1.28.11 was like.  I have a cool series of images of Trevor stealing a ball that I will post on another day.

Girls Hoops {1-27}

Here is Macy Smyle, going in for 2 against the Harding County Ranchers.  She has worked hard and has become quite a talented ball player.  A few more years and the girls will have quite a team if they stick with it and listen to the coach as he teaches them bits and pieces each and every game.

Girls Hoops {1-27}

Here is Macy Smyle, going in for 2 against the Harding County Ranchers.  She has worked hard and has become quite a talented ball player.  A few more years and the girls will have quite a team if they stick with it and listen to the coach as he teaches them bits and pieces each and every game.

Looked Out My Window… {1-23}

…and what do I see?

The girls sliding down the snowbank under a street light.

Emma and Olivia walked up to the rec center to take Trevor a movie earlier today and ended up staying to play in the gym for a bit.  He called to tell me they were on the way home and when they got here they did not want to come in.  Time passed and I looked out a few moments later and it was dark.  The girls were having a great time going down the hill.  Then, they started eating the dirty snow chunks.  YUK.

Here are some flash enhanced (yuk again) pictures of them playing in the cold.  I guess the weather all around the county was not good, but in the center of town, not much is noticeable.

Eating some incredibly dirty snow.  Hope they don’t get sick?

Up the hill they go.  From the house it looked like they were jumping off and not actually sliding.  They built their own steps to get up the hill which I thought was pretty awesome.

Ready set…. GO!

And the big plunge to the bottom.

Can you tell which kid is NOT camera shy lately? {1-22}

I feel like there are a million posts with Olivia in them already, but she doesn’t run or make terribly funny faces when the camera is out.  The day was winding down and the girls had played and played.  They were even getting along, which is dependent on many factors lately.  Anyway, the focus is off AGAIN, but a picture I did take.  I need to ask my online photo friends what the heck I need to do to fix my problems.  Focus is not the only one.