Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Trennon!!

It was 17 years ago that this wonderful 'baby boy' was laid in my arms. I'll never forget he arrived in about 45 minutes. I walked into the hospital, was getting set up in my room, asked if I could go to the restroom the nurse said sure. The next thing I heard was Dr. Knatz walking into the room asking 'where's Tava'...the nurse reply's she's in the restroom...'WHAT...RU're not pushing are you'...I was like uh...NO...I'm just going to the bathroom...oh o.k...well we need to get you out of there and get things going...I remember focusing on the only plant in the room during my quick labor and thinking that plant is dead...they need a new was literally 45 minutes later and three pushes and the Doctor announced that we had a 'bouncing baby boy'...8lbs. 2oz born at 4:37am. I remember like it was yesterday. I was grateful that my labor was so quick but it soon became 'Trennon's' trademark...he never sat still, always running around and 17 years later...he's still got us all trying to keep up. Although he gave us a good run during his early childhood He's an absolutely AMAZING son. Hard working, dedicated to always doing his best, is constantly striving to be the best at whatever he sets his mind too, has a body of steel and I truly believe he will one day be a 'legend' as he says...'Hero's are remembered...but Legends never die' here's to my 'Legend' on his special Birthday.

Happy Birthday...sweetheart....Know how much we love you and how proud we are that you're our TRENNON JOHN!!

This kids seriously ROCKS on the VB court.

Doesn't get much better than this!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bromley's Birthday...Better Late at Posting than Never..

Bromley's Birthday - July 17, 2009. He turned 12 years old. We are normally in Oceanside, CA for his birthday and so I totally spaced posting his birthday this year because we were actually home for the first time in like 6+ years. Bromley is really into building model cars and what better way to celebrate his big day then to go to the F1 racing track and drive the race cars. He invited his buddy Jack Knight and Trellany invited her big sista Annie Wirthlin. We had a lot of fun and even Mom got in and raced the boys. We then went to his favorite restaurant 'Red Robin' had gourmet hamburgers and then back to the house to open presents. Like I said he loves building model cars so it was fitting to get him some more challenging models. I first started out with the typical cars that normally take 2 - 4 hours and Bromley is building them in less than an hour. I asked the guy at the model store to give me a more challenging car. So he gave me a Peugot that should take about 2 - 4 days. I thought great this will keep him busy for the week. Well I was wrong...he had the car built less than 4 hours. I was shocked and amazed. Way to go Bromley...You're a Rock Star. I love you and Happy Happy Birthday.

Jack, Annie, Bromley & Trellany

Bromley & Trellany

Jack and Bromley

Mom, Bromley & Trellany

One cute boy..and we love him to death

Trellany & Annie

Ready to let the racing begin...these girls are studs

Bromley waiting for the green light to start...he's so excited.

Mom getting the final instructions before the race begins.

Thumbs Up...I'm ready...let's RACE.

One more model car..

This is the 2-4 day project car that he completed less than 4 hours...crazy kid.

When there is something he is focused on...there is nothing that can take him away from completing it...he's amazing.

Here's the car almost completed...just has to put it all together and then paint it. Way to go're a Rock Star and we love you so much!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Family Fun...

We're often asked 'What do you do in the Summer'? because it's sooooo HOT in Arizona. My reply is well we're backwards from all the other places. Just like the areas that are cold, snow, wet and freezing during the winter they hibernate, we hibernate in the summer. There's only so much swimming you can do before the water heats up and then you feel like you're in a we hibernate in the summer. We love to bowl and Brunswick built a beautiful new complex just west of us with a big arcade center, 24 lanes of bowling, restaurant, bar and grill. We found a super special thanks to Trellany that allows you to bowl for 2 hours includes shoes, pitcher of soda and up to 6 people bowling. It's so much fun. So here's some fun shots of us bowling.

Trellany & Bromley testing out the driving game in the arcade waiting for our buzzer to go off to tell us our lane is ready.

She is so good with Bromley...they truly love each other. Here's she's playing the 'Hoops' game with him.

Ready, get set...

She's nice but NOT that nice when it comes to winning...she's still the competitive Diva.

Now the true competition begins...let's see who wins.

If he just isn't the cutest...always a smile on his face. You can't help but be happy when you're with Bromley.

Here I go...this really is a lot of fun.

Just doesn't get any better than these 3..

Looks like I've still got it...STRIKE...oh yea baby!

My Angel..

My Twin, My Hero...I just love this kid so much!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

We Love The Water!

Growing up I was fortunate to have the best of both worlds. I lived in Arizona during the winter and Coeur d' Alene, Idaho in the summer. Although I went to school in fondest memories are the summers in Coeur d' Alene and spending the majority of our off time (we owned a golf course and had to work a lot) but when we weren't working we were on the lake water skiing, knee boarding and spending time at Arrowpoint where they made really great hamburgers, de-railers. It was THE place to be if you were a local, which we were since my parents owned a home and my Dad spent 6 months out of the year running the golf course.

It would only be fitting to share that love with my children, and over the past few years they have grown to love the lakes here in Arizona. It's no longer water skiing as that has been replaced with Wake Boarding and Wake Skating. Both Trellany and Trennon have become addicts and if they could spend every waking moment on the lake that's where they would choose to be. (So much like my twin brother and I).

Bromley learned just this summer how to get up on the wake board and he's now starting to really enjoy it too. The lake to me is a wonderful place to relax, enjoy and bring back all my wonderful memories of summer.

Trellany Joy

Trennon John

Bromley Kent

Here we go...

Catching some air..

Cousin David...showing how it's done.

This was an insane shot and I loved how the camera caught the action - even if it's a little blurry. I think it artistic in nature.

This kids is a natural...seriously.

Wanna play...

To watch Trellany fly across the wake, and really excel considering all of her knee injuries is just a joy for me to watch. She loves it.

Great style...

Getting ready to clear the wake

Not bad for a girl

Bromley's first time up...go B-Man

You're doing so good Bromley...whoa hoa

Annual youth water ski trip...I think we broke a record for how many we could get on a inner tube. This was crazy.

We even pulled them a ways before they all started flying off

here they's going under

omh...are you kidding me

Bromley and his friend Andrew getting ready to tube wars

Hayden and Brycen...

Brooke and Kristin kicking it with the girls

Brycen...this kid has no fear

Trennon - wake skating

There's an art to this..looking good


Sh'es our joy.

I love this shot

clearing the wake

she got some serious air

that's nuts

Trennon really catching air

he flys

clearing the wake

one last time

you go girl

hey Mom I can fly

having fun

Canyon Lake

In the midst of all the fun...this little guy decides to show up

pure happiness

that's right...uh huh.

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