Archive | November 2013

Oh Ducks #2: Fear the Kitty


I am not a fair weather fan…but I was ready to turn off the game last night. It’s one thing to play hard and be outplayed or outscored. It’s another to not really show up or seem to care. And that’s how the Ducks played on Saturday.

There were a range of emotions yesterday, and most of them looked like this…






And sadly…no Rose Bowl this year…

#5  University of Oregon Ducks – 16
University of Arizona Wildcats – 42

Go Ducks #9



It was just me and the kiddos watching the game since Danny got to go. Grace doesn’t like watching the games as much. Owen loves them.

He was beyond excited when “Da’Nanthony Thomas” had an 86 yard kick return for a touchdown. He ran upstairs and told Grace (who was reading Harry Potter instead).

Her response “so De’Anthony made a touchdown, what’s the big deal? He does that all the time.”

And that’s why we love to watch!

#6 University of Oregon Ducks – 44
University of Utah Utes – 21

New Smile


Owen lost his first baby tooth last week. He wiggled it vigorously for weeks but once it was hanging on by a thread he was afraid to pull it out on his own.

He lost it at school. Now we will find out how big his permanent teeth are going to be…

Oh Ducks #1: That Darn Farm

Well, it has been nearly a week since our game against Stanford. I think we are through the mourning period. We have reached the acceptance phase in our grief. I kid. It is only a game. It’s just so much more enjoyable when they win!

We don’t actually have any sad face pictures this week…

I fear we may have jinxed the Ducks when we did this before the game to Owen’s hair…(notice the little hole in his smile:)

It looked a little too much like this guy’s hair…which we didn’t realize
until the game had started

We haven’t told Owen we (he) may be responsible for the Ducks forgetting to show up until the last 10 minutes of the game…I kid. It’s just a game.

Of course another possible jinx could be the 2011 National Championship shirt that Danny is wearing…another bad loss…I kid. It’s just a game.

So Stanford certainly has our number. They are a good team. And, might I add, they seem to be  a clean team and that is easier for me than not winning against USC or Cam Newton…

And boy was that fourth quarter fun to watch. If they’d played like that for the entire quarter instead of just ten minutes we would have trounced them.

So now we look toward Utah (who by the way beat Stanford) not that anyone is keeping track. I kid. It’s just a game.

And I can’t wait for the next one!


#3 University of Oregon Ducks – 20
#5 Stanford Cardinal – 26

Halloween 2013


We had a little ladybug and “Steve” from Minecraft this year.

We had a new/old neighborhood for trick-or-treating this year. We are just a few blocks away from the house that we lived in 4 years ago so we went to the old ‘hood to see if anyone was home. We were able to trick-or-treat at our old house and the new owners invited us in to update the kids measurements on the dining room doorway. They have left the old measurements just as they were and wanted me to put new ones up to see how much the kids have grown (Grace 7.5 inches, Owen 8.5 inches) since the last time we were there in February of 2010.

Strangely, it didn’t feel as much like home as it used to…But what a sweet little house it is…