Thursday, May 27, 2010

Proud of my boys.....

The last month of school always seem to be the busiest time of the year! Besides them getting ready for finals (which thankfully my kids are not taking because of their grades and attendance) we have Award Ceremonies and Banquets. We are also in the middle of track season with Nick running in Regionals this Saturday to try to qualify for State. So Bo and and I will be working the gate in the morning then watching the rest of the races.

Last night was the Wrestling Banquet for the HS here. It was bittersweet for the boys knowing that they wouldn't get much except being recognized as being part of the team because we came in halfway through their season but also missing the team they left in Alaska that was so proud of them. They both lettered for LHS and was awarded that before we moved since both wrestled Varsity, which now I wish we did in a different time then Nick would have had a chance to show everyone his skills in state. But unfortunately it didn't work out that way and so instead they had to adapt to being new kids on a new team. But despite being this far away Coach Bockert has shown our kids that he is always going to be their coach no matter how far away we are, always making sure they are doing okay, along with our Tanana Coaches-Hull, Wimer and Brown who also keep in touch with the boys. Now I really wonder if moving away from such a supportive group was the right thing to do. But it is the military life and despite having to start all over here and gain the friendship and trust of others again we have to just follow through. Although this time around Bo is making sure we do not move them again until after they have both graduated from HS.

So with that said you can imagine the stress of changing school systems. Both kids were not just honor roll kids but are a grade above their peers and Bo and I had to fight to keep them in those classes when we moved here. So Jared's class for math is with juniors and seniors and Nick is also the same with his math and he is in Chemistry where here you have to be a junior. We fought to keep him in and I am glad we did because he has the highest score in the class and is only a sophomore. And since Jared has already taken Biology as a freshman he will be taking AP Biology for his sophomore year. What is challenging is that the scoring system here is different an A is 92 or higher and yet both boys are in harder classes so they have to work more than most of the normal HS kids. But that hard work pays off when both were awarded today their Academic patches for honor roll grades. Nick only has one B and really its not even a B its a 90 which to them here is a B. Other than that all his years in school even Jr high he has been a 4.0 student and same with Jared.

So yes I think Bo and I have every right to brag about both of them. :) We are very blessed that despite all the moves for Bo's career and all the ups and downs in life we have endured as a family our kids have always adapted and succeeded. I pray this will continue on into their adult life.

I couldn't wait to be a Mother and now I am to two young men who are growing up so fast and will be leaving the home one after another. :( I am not sure if I am ready for that considering despite all the situations we have been put in, Bo and I have put more than 100% in raising our kids and have given unconditional love to both of them.

Well without further are the pictures of the events.

Wrestling Banquet

Jared and I

Nick and I
Wrestling Banquet

My handsome Coffell Guys. :)

Awards Day

In the midst of all this I am making more jewelry. :) I have some exciting news to share and some garden pictures in the near future. I hope you all are having a great week! :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 18, 2010 Celebrating 17 years of marriage

Our days have been busy but what I do love about my husband is that no matter what day of the week our anniversary may land on he always makes sure it is still a special day. Tuesday was busy with the day being filled with errands and Nick's track meet. But Bo still found a way for us to celebrate our anniversary. We had very great friends make sure Nick got home from practice so that we can enjoy our night and Jared was the babysitter for Kaiah our puppy.

We ended up at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse in Louisville which is over 40miles away from our house but we had a great evening full of great food and compaby. But before those pictures here are some past pictures to share.

When Bo and I first met and we went hiking out at Granite Tors in Chena Hot Springs Rd Fairbanks, Aaska. He was 19 I was 22. Excuse my hair. LOL! We met became best friends and in less than 6 months said yes to him. Married right after that. In May 18, 1993 then had our church wedding in Sept. 11, 1993.

Little did I know this was a start to an adventure into my life. :)

Wedding party 1993

My 23rd birthday we have been married only 6 months.

Our celebration dinner at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse in Louisville. Celebrating 17 years.
The Galt House in Louisville

Entrance to restaurant

The inside

What was waiting on our table.

The booth across from us

More pictures inside

Outside pics after dinner

My handsome love.

Here is the link to the restaurant.

The restaurant was a bit ritzy but I think we deserved a little splurge after 17 years. :) It was an enjoyable evening and it felt good to talk about our future and our next chapter in life when the kids are off to college. I really did marry my best friend. :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I was meaning to do a post on my garden yesterday and got sidetracked. Which is not hard with a 10 week old puppy running around. :) But today I wanted to wish all the Mothers out there including mine a wonderful Happy Mother's Day!

I am very grateful to have a great family and woke up being spoiled with Belgian Waffles for breakfast with my coffee. I am not allowed to clean or do anything like that around the house today and we are heading out to eat for dinner. :)

It will be a nice break considering being at a track meet yesterday and running Nick around for his social life. Our weekends totally revolves around the boys. Next weekend I think is another wrestling tournament so yeah it just keeps on getting busier.

Despite all the running around...I wouldn't change it for anything else. I love being a busy Mother and have been blessed with two great boys and a wonderful husband. The boys have always been my priority and always will be.

When the boys were little. :)

My fur baby Kaiah

The boys now.



My Mom and I when I was little. :)

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms out there!!!