Wednesday, December 23, 2009

October 2009

Well October started off with a bang! On October 8th I received a call and message from the district 6 transportation office and I was about to be really mad at one of my kids..... but when I called back they told me that the bus could not drop Jonathan or Sarah off at the house since there were fire trucks up there and a house was on fire. At this time, I wasn't thinking about being angry anymore, instead, I was just a bit worried that it was OUR house on fire. After speaking with the bus driver I found out it was not our house, but I was still very concerned. I arranged for the kids to get dropped off at a neighbors since I was on the east side of town taking care of getting an ad for Abigail's upcoming Academic Challenge at Dorman. It turns out that it was our neighbor's house that was on fire and I finally got home to see the kids and all the happenings on our cul-de-sac.

We were saddened for our dear friends Darla and Richard.... they had extensive damage to the left side of their house and will be out till after the new year.

On October 10th Tyler and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. It was a very busy day for us, we started off at 6am at the Miracle Hill Mission making breakfast. We then went directly to Jonathan's football game. After a rainy victory, we headed to our church's annual Fall Festival to have some fun and hopefully sell some Chick-fil-a calendars. Tyler and Abigail were at Spartanburg High School for an Academic team tournament, so they met us at church later. It was a cold and rainy day, but the kids still had a ton of fun at the Fall Festival.

On October 16th we went with Jonathan to the Dorman game. It was little league night and they were all introduced to the crowd and got to run out of the helmet with the big players.... they were so excited all night!! It was an awesome night!!

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The rest of October was spent running to football practices and games..... such is life in the fall.

On Friday October 30th the girls left for Wise, VA. for a youth retreat. They said they had a great time of fun and awesome preaching. They came home on Sunday Nov. 1st very tired but very inspired to live differently!


We decided this year to forgo our usual night passing out candy at Trunk-0r-Treat and go around our neighborhood. We have never done this since moving here so it was a nice change since we only had Jonathan and Sarah. After finishing up in our neighborhood and when the rain started we decided to go through the Trunk or Treat at church and get some candy and say hey to our friends. The kids enjoyed this also. Afterwards we went to Denny's to get some free kids meals since it was Saturday night.

Getting ready to head out....


Getting closer to heading out....


Gotta pose some more for mom.....




Getting a picture with mom.............

Posing with Ms. Jill at Trunk-or-treat


Having dinner at Denny's..... Yum!


















Sarah tuckered out after a long night.....

she is always the first one asleep at our house!









All in all it was a great month

Till next time,

Barb

I hit 100

In case you weren't keeping track I hit 100 posts....
wow...
when I started this I had no idea that I would keep it up for that long...
This post is 101 and more are on the way so watch out!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

September at the Hoffman's

Well we have been so busy around here that I hardly had time to update my blog... so here goes... September 2009. Well most of September was spent running Jonathan to football practice or to games. He is playing on the light blue little cavaliers team this year. He had the opportunity again this year to play with the Dorman Cavaliers football team for a practice session. He just loved getting to see the players up close. Here are some shots of him at the practice at Dorman. He had a great time!! Go cav's!!!
He had his first Scrimmage on September 8th... they did great, they won of course... they are a good team and have Great coaches! Notice in the picture the big kid Jonathan was blocking... He sure doesn't let his size hold him back. He has a heart of gold.
On September 12th we went to Amy and Billy's wedding. We had a great time and the kids did also. They love going to weddings!! We have realized that we have gotten to the stage of life were we are no longer really going to weddings of our friends, but to weddings of people who are mainly friends with our children... or that is how we know them. Gosh I feel so old. Oh well, we had a lot of fun and here are the pictures to prove it.
Abigail and Brittany
Hannah
Jonathan
Sarah


Marybeth Timmons

Jonathan dancing with Marybeth, he loves playing with little kids... he will be a GREAT dad one day!!
Brittany, Amy, Abigail and Hannah
Jonathan with the happy couple, he caught the garter belt!
All the kids by the dance floor.
After the wedding was over..... they were tired after a long day!
But still a great looking bunch!
Jonathan had his first real game on September 22nd. They had a great game. They won and didn't let the other team even get a first down. I forget at this point what the score was, but it was something to zero.




He had a great game and played well!

They had their next game on the 29th. This game they won also and again didn't allow the other team to get a first down at all!





Way to go little Cav's!
All in all September was a great month....
check back soon for October, November and soon to be All of December..
Till next time,
Barb