Friday, December 10, 2010

Big Catch!

I figured I'd better update a bit since Halloween was AGES ago...
I had to post this video. Here's the setting: Championship game for the Boys Club League...down by 8...3:30 minutes to go in the game...4TH DOWN AND 7 YARDS TO GO...

What a throw...WHAT A CATCH! Triple teamed and everything! They don't connect here, we probably don't come back IN OVERTIME and win the Championship! It was all very exciting, and Tim and I went to bed with smiles on our faces that night. Good times!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween 2010

We had another fabulous parents were here again, the weather was wonderful, and the kids were downright professional trick-or-treaters this year! I loved their costumes, especially Brooks'---he wanted to be an American Indian, and he really looked the part. I need to upload a color photo, but I loved how this one turned out.
Hope everyone had a great Halloween!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cute Pics...

Brooks played a baseball tournament in St. Augustine this past weekend. It was a beautiful weekend, and we played at an absolutely gorgeous park. I'm posting a few pics I thought turned out ok...

Here's Brooks at the beach (since we got eliminated early Sunday morning. BOO!!). He plays for the Gainesville Ghosts. And yes, they are burnt orange. Can't seem to get away from that color! ;-)

Camden posed for me over by the park. She's such a good picture taker!

And this has to be my favorite pic. I caught Peej taking in some of the game. He seems to be looking on to his big bro playing first. One day he will be out there!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Sis

Who is this girl?? She's growing up so fast...and beautifully, but of course I AM her mother! ;-)

Who does she look like in this pic? I have an idea, but y'all let me know who you think she looks like...

Love that braces smile!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Not Proud At All!!

MY MAN!!!!!!!!! Who, by the way, is number 34 because his daddy was 33 and his mama was 42, so he wanted to combine the two numbers. Isn't that sweet!?! And maybe because it was Neagle's number, too. 34 BOOM!! ;-)

So my Brooksee had his first OFFICIAL tackle football game today, and he really played well! I was so proud!! And yes, his football team is the Longhorns, and we are yelling "Hook 'em" during the games, and it is a bit weird, but I'm proud of our team. Brooks caught three extra point conversions, and had a great catch over the middle of the field. (I'm hoping to post one of the extra point catches.) Tackle football is definitely a different beast of a game, but so far so good!!

After the post game handshake...

Looking so handsome!

He's such a tough cookie! And sweaty and stinky, too!

The catch was great, but I was proud of him for handing the ball back to the ref, and I just LOVED the great celebration with his buddy! That's what it's all about!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Family Gator Game

Is it fall already??? Why yes, it is!!! And that means it's football season! The Gator football team's home opener was this past Saturday, and we were fortunate to get tickets for EVERYONE in the family! (We only have four season tickets, and we have five people in the family...I'm sure you're doing the math right now!) So, this was Palmer J's first trip to The Swamp, and I do believe he had a great time. I think the girls of the fam looked especially cute in their brand new Gator tops! ;-) We had a fun time... I think the kids ate at least two ice cream sandwiches at halftime. (Probably their favorite part of the day!) It was a great Labor Day weekend, and a day we'll always remember!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Blizzard Beach & Typhoon Lagoon

A few weeks ago, we tried our summer passes for Disney out at their two water parks. Honestly, it was totally fun! And Disney doesn't disappoint, with the themes of both parks being so different, and so catchy. I personally liked Blizzard Beach the most...

...since all the photo opps had skis and sleds in sand...

...and seeing snowmen when the temps were 95* just made it all worthwhile!

Typhoon Lagoon is also really awesome...

...since you never know who you're gonna run into!! (Peej was too shy to get in the pic.)
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My sis and her man are coming out to try the two water parks for themselves, so more pics to come!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


These were taken a few weeks ago before AND after Camden's appointment to get braces! She has a bit of an underbite, and the doctor said she'd have the braces on for about a year. She will then have to have them when all of her permanent teeth come in, say, in junior high. I just can't tell you how much older she looks (and ACTS!) with braces. She's growing up too fast!


Patiently posing for me...

Not so patient anymore, and Palmer is checking her out...

After! And what a sweet pic of the two of them. Love it!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dadgum Squirrel!

We have a bit of an open plot in the back corner of our backyard, so this year we decided to plant some tomatoes and peppers. It's been great to go out and check the growth pattern of these little plants, and the kids are so excited to come and tell me what needs to be picked.

Nice bell peppers...oh, and our jalapenos have been off the hook!!!

Everything was going well until one day I saw a squirrel with a tennis ball in the tree.

Wait a minute...that dadgum squirrel is eating my tomato!!!

Here he is trying to get away from me as I was creeping closer and closer to get a pic. Pesky little thing!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy 4th o' July!

We were at the beach for the Fourth! A friend let us stay at their place, and the first two pics were taken just a block from where we stayed. Beautiful. Then we hung out with some friends at their condo on the beach. The kids had fun getting their hair striped with some USA colors. It was a terrific weekend. Thank you Jesus for our country!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another Catch

This catch was at the end of the scrimmage. He came back & caught the ball, and even though you can't see everything, I was proud he had the presence of mind to try to stretch for more yardage. The only problem with this video is the gal next to me was rather loud and obnoxious. Camden was very offended by her. That made me laugh!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tackle Football

Brooks had his first Football Jamboree tonight...not flag football, but TACKLE football. (Deep breath from me.) I didn't know what to expect, but I was excited to see that I just might have a little, er, TALL football player on my hands! ;-)
This was his second catch of the scrimmage. Not bad, as he was triple teamed. And I was explaining to Palmer how to get a first down, hence the "you can run it or throw it" comment from me. (complete with Okie accent, of course!)

Monday, April 26, 2010

OKC Marathon Relay

For those of you who have given me a hard time for not blogging lately (you know who you are, Torgerson's from Wichita, KS),
I HAVE been busy...busy running to train for the OKC Marathon. Well, the relay portion, that is!! What a great time we had! Laughed SOOO much the whole time (except when we ran, of course. Then we were just echoing Tara's mantra of, "What are we doing!!??") But even though it was cold & windy, we managed to place 14 out of 115 teams. Not too shabby, I must say!! So proud of everyone who ran, and especially proud of Lacy who made her way through the crowds of 10's of thousands to snap some pics of us running! Thanks, girls, for letting me be apart of this great experience! Love you!

All dolled up to go out and eat some pasta the night before the race.

Lacy and I were posing as watch would TOTALLY buy from us, wouldn't you!?

After we finished...still standing, I might add!

The five-memeber team posing for pics at the OKC Memorial.

With my sister, who I'm very proud of for filling in on short notice. She said her 4-day training program helped her finish in record time! (for her, anyway!)


Friday, March 26, 2010

Flashback Friday

Well, another season of softball is underway. We are currently 21-3 and ranked 6th in the nation. Time just keeps flying by, season after season, as is evident by the following Brooks has grown up going to all the games, and only the jerseys have changed! I have enjoyed each school, and am having a wonderful time here in Florida. God is good!
Here's to another (hopefully) great season!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Sorry I haven't blogged IN FOREVER!!! This is the most recent memorable experience for our family--Palmer graduated from White belt to Orange belt in Karate! It was quite the ceremony. He performed wonderfully! We call him our little "Hi-Yah" boy now! (And, last week, Camden decided to get in on the action, since she was just sitting around watching him anyway. More pics to follow!)
Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Flashback Friday

My Cams...I love her, even though she is one CRAZY girl!!! I miss dressing her so cutely!