Tuesday, November 25, 2008

GREEN looks good on Jacob

Friday night, Jacob had Tae-Kwon-Do testing. He was testing to advance from an Orange Belt to a Green Belt. He did such a good job. I was able to stay and watch him for a little while before I had to leave to go and watch TWILIGHT.
Needless to say, my little man did pass his testing and received his new belt. He is so proud of himself. It's a lot of hard work on his part and he absolutely loves it. There are nine belt colors: White, Gold, Orange, Green, Purple, Blue, Red, Brown and Black. Jacob's goal is to be a Blue belt by the end of the school year. That is quite a high goal to set for himself, but he is determined to get it done. Congratulations Jacob!! We are very proud of you!!

Friday, November 21, 2008


We had a GREAT day in Spokane!!! All of the kids got an A+ from the dentist. No cavities, yay!!! Kelsie sat, with help from daddy, for her first "exam" and earned a prize. She was very happy!!

We went over to the Valley Mall and I was SO excited to go to Down East Basics. I got the new catalog in the mail the other day and had picked out a few things I wanted. PROBLEM - what I am lacking in height, I make up for in width which mean that the clothes does not look on me the way it does on the pretty models in the magazine. I was SO bummed. I look short, plump and boxy in the cute skirts, the skirts come down to my mid-calf and just nothing was working for me. I came home with a few wonder tees and some tees and cami's for Kayla. It works I guess. But I was able to buy a new book!! I was very excited to purchase "The Christmas Sweater" by Glenn Beck. I love that it is set in Washington. I have only read a few pages but can't wait to get into it. It should be a quick read.

To top off the day HSM on Ice was so AWESOME! Jacob and Kayla where so in shock when we told them where we were going. They were just giddy. Kayla had a permanent smile from ear to ear. She sang the entire time, actually we ALL did, including Kevin. It was a great show. I am so thankful that we had the opportunity to do that as a family. Next up: TKD Graduation and . . . ummm . . . oh what was that other thing? Oh yeah . . . TWILIGHT TONIGHT!!! Oh joy! I am so excited!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

End of the Week and Weekend Fun

I haven't been in the posting mood this week, but suddenly I have perked up and am giddy with excitment. This post will fill you in on what the Olson's are doing this end of week/weekend.

Tomorrow, my children will not be in school. In fact, we will not be in the Tri-Cities. We are not going far, but it is a trip we make every six months. Long story short, we choose to go to a children's dentist in Spokane that we absolutely LOVE! We have been making this trip since about 2005, I think. So every six months we make our way to Spokane for the dentist and then a fun family day. We always look forward to it. Tomorrow is no different. Jacob and Kayla have their cleanings and Kelsie also has her first visit with the dentist. Afterwards, we will be having lunch with some family and then doing a little bit of shopping. I am looking forward to visiting the Down East Basics store in the Valley Mall. I hope I can find something nice and inexpensive. We will hang out all day and visit with family in the evening before heading over to the Spokane Coliseum to watch Disney's High School Musical On Ice!! I am so excited!! The kids have no idea that we are going to go watch this show. I cannot wait until we pull up to the building and they realize what we are doing. It's going to be so fun:) This is our Thursday.

On Friday, I will be cleaning my house and doing odds and ends and running errands, nothing too exciting. Friday evening at about 5:30, we will be attending Jacob's Graduation Test night in Tae Kwon Do. He has the opportunity to become a Green Belt. He is SO excited. I will be posting about that next week with video, hopefully. A little later Friday night, oh say about sevenish, I will be anxiously waiting to watch TWILIGHT with the rest of the women in P-Town!! Sounds like a GREAT day to me!!

Saturday. I will be heading out of town at about noonish with my sister, Lisa, and my cousin, Cristina. We will be driving to Tacoma. Why you ask? WELL. . . at 8 pm, in the Tacoma Dome, we will be entertained by none other than the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!! Okay, let me have it. I know that you are all snickering and rolling your eyes right now, but we really are excited. I had the opportunity to see them three times in concert when I was fourteen and we thought it would be fun to do it again. I was a HUGE NKOTB geek as an early teenager. I was suppose to marry Jordan Knight. LOL!! Wow, I can't believe I just admitted that! We are meeting up with some more family at the concert. I really am looking forward to see what this concert will be like. No matter the outcome of the concert, a girls trip is always tons of fun!!

I am hoping that my husband and children will make it to church on Sunday without me here to keep them all in line. If the girls have funky hair on Sunday, please know that Kevin tries really hard to comb their hair. He does a good job, for a dad:)

We are in for a lot of fun starting tomorrow and I can't wait to get it started. Hopefully, I will have a lot to post about next week!! Have a great weekend!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

And the Winner is . . .

Thank you to all who entered my little giveaway and left comments. I had a great time reading what everyone had to say.

Like I said before, I am not very creative, so each of you received a number in the order that you left your comments. I put those numbers in a bowl and my lovely assistant, Kayla, drew a number from the bowl. The number she picked was . . . comment number . . . 8.

Kris, you are my winner!! Congratulations!!! I will be sending you a catalog and you can choose a Scentsy Room Spray in any fragrance you want!! You won't be disappointed!

This was so fun! Thanks again for playing my little game and have a great week:)

Monday, November 10, 2008

SCENT-sational Giveaway

I have been inspired by Alicia, Amy M, Jan and Kate and so many of you other great blog givers to do a giveaway of my own. The occasion for my giveaway is that my visitors counter hit over 4,000 over the weekend. I am sure that most of those is probably just me reloading my page all day, but since I haven't even been on the computer since Thursday, I guess that somebody is actually reading my little space in cyber world!!

Okay, okay, so back to the giveaway. I am not a crafty person AT ALL!! I can copy someone elses' idea really well, but I am not creative on my own. I don't have any great talents so I won't be making anything. I can cook and bake pretty good, but am not sure I am confident enough to cook or bake something for you. What I CAN do is offer you a GREAT product that I know most all of you have tried and most likely loved. Since I am the new Scentsy-girl, I am offering you one of these:

A Scentsy Room Spray in YOUR CHOICE of fragrance!! Not sure what fragrance you want? There are so many good ones!! How about the November Scent of the Month Cinnamon Cider. IT IS WONDERFUL!!!

All you have to do to enter my little giveaway is leave me a comment about something that you know about me. A memory or when we first met or your favorite post of mine. Maybe something that you know to be true about me, my likes or dislikes, ANYTHING!!

Anyone can enter, only one will win. Will it be you? The giveaway is open until Friday, November 14 at midnight. Not local to the Tri-Cities? No worries! I will gladly mail the winner their Scent-sational Room Spray should they happen to live anywhere other than here:)

So there you have it. My first blog give-away! I am so excited! Comment away, I can't wait to read what you have to say!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


My little sister, Ashley, is on the Southridge High School Dance team. They are the Heatwave!! Heatwave has the opportunity to dance at the Pro-Bowl in Hawaii in February. To help them on their way they are selling pop. Here is the information:

  • 20 oz. Pop Sale

  • $16.00 per case ($.67 per bottle)

  • Coke products including: Coca Cola Classic, Cherry Coke, Vault, Diet Coke, Caffeine Free Diet Coke, Diet Coke w/Lime, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Coke Zero, Pibb Xtra, Barq's Root Beer, Minute Maid Lemonade, Minute Maid Pink Lemonade, Nesteas, Fanta Strawberry, Vault Red Blitz and Vanilla Coke

  • 12 oz Powerade in flavors Mountain Blast, Fruit Punch, Grape and Orange

  • 20 oz Water available in Dasani, Raspberry Dasani, Lemon Dasani and Dasani Grape and 16.9 oz Talking Rain

The sale ends Friday, November 7. If you are interested in purchasing some, please leave me a comment or email me at olson8720@msn.com and let me know how many cases and what flavors. Checks made payable to SHS and delivered to me by Friday, November 7.

Thank you all so much and GO SUNS!!!! To see them in action, check out the video below under Friday Night Lights.

My Voice Will Be Heard

It's Our Right

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Bear, the Sorcerer and the Cheerleader?

No, this is not the title to some new really lame movie, these were my kids' costumes this year.

We have Jacob the sorcerer. He didn't want to be Harry Potter but he wanted to be some sort of a wizard and he wanted to be scary. This is what Jacob and Kevin came up with. The wand was really cool mainly because Kevin made it for him and it looks better than the ones you can buy in the store for like $15, and its wood not plastic.

We have Kayla the cheerleader, but not just any old cheerleader. She is a High School Musical Wildcat Cheerleader!! My mom MADE her this uniform and it turned out AWESOME don't you think. Kayla, needless to say, LOVED it and has worn it everyday. She even wore it to the movie that we finally took them to see on Saturday afternoon. She was a very happy girl.

And last but not least, we have Kelsie the Care bear. This was a HUGE accomplishment because she refused to put on any kind of costume earlier in the week. I could not bribe her into any costume at all. I think once she saw Jacob and Kayla dressing up and all of the kids coming to our door dressed up and getting candy, she was on board. Since Kayla had make-up on, of course Kelsie had to have some too. She WALKED with the kids and Kevin through our neighborhood and caught on very quickly. Kevin said she would worm her way to the front of the crowd in front of each new door and say "Tick o teet" and then "Tank oo". Isn't she adorable!!

My three little ghouls!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Who are you?

I'm a Esme! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
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