Sunday, December 28, 2008

UFC at The nassars?

I was talking online with Claude last week and somehow our house got volunteered to watch some pay-per-view of UFC... Fred and I are NOT fans, but Andy likes it, so I thought it would be fun for him and we got to see Claude & Jim (and some other stragglers). The thing I DIDN'T know was that the show wasn't starting till 10pm. Fred and I had planned to go out to dinner while they watched the fight, but it was too late for that.

So we hung out and watched a little bit of it. I had to close my eyes a couple of times, but over all it wasn't that bad.

I was worried I wouldn't get any sleep (it was lasting till 1am), but that wasn't a problem either. So it was all good.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Jesuit Soccer Tournament

Last weekend was spent at Ed Radice Field (near Citrus Park Mall). Andy's school soccer team was invited to play in a tournament. It's a big one, teams from all over Fl. come to it and you can only come by invitation.
As much as I wanted to take care of last minute things before Christmas, I have to admit it was fun watching the games. These guys are quite aggressive, there were a few minor injuries (mostly to the same kid!), but over all, they were good games.
They played 1 Saturday night, 2 on Monday, then we went to finals and played 2 on Tuesday. The 1st finals game, they had to do PKs because the game ended in a tie. That was nerve racking, but we won!!
They only lost 1 game, but for some weird reason, they ended as 5th.
As I was looking at the pics I took, I noticed this one:
Andy has his hands up as if saying "I didn't do anything to him!"... lol
For the record, he wasn't penalized, so it must have been a 'legal' move.
We got this weekend off, but there is another tournament next weekend. It's Andy's Senior year so I am glad he's getting to play a lot.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I found this on youtube... It makes you want to jump up and down and sing along.
Never heard of the group (GO FISH), but I think I want to find their CDs... so if anyone is looking for a Christmas present for me... hint,hint

Friday, December 19, 2008

PJs and Polar Epress

Today was a fun day! The K5 classes got to come to school in PJs and watch the movie "Polar Express". We had hot chocolate and cookies along with it. And we finished making our gifts for the parents and the kids. Don't tell anyone, but we didn't get a lot 'school' done today.
Our kids were treated to pajamas donated by a couple of people in the school.
They were so excited and they looked adorable!

I now have 2 weeks off. If I wasn't so tired, I would do a 'happy dance'. And I have created such a 'to do' list, I don't think 2 weeks is going to be enough! aggh!

Merry Christmas to Fred

Fred has been wanting a flat screen tv for 2 years. We have gone to Best Buy more times that I can count and looked (drooled) over what they had, only to leave empty handed... He finally got one and it arrived this week. He got a deal at Costco. It's a 50" Panasonic Plasma... don't know much about tvs, but Fred likes it. I think it's suppose to be "our" Christmas present. But I have already caught him once calling it 'his' TV... I don't care. Either way, I can watch it.
Now, I need to paint the wall, since it's more exposed than before. After Christmas, we are going to need things on either side of it as it's going to have empty space. I will probably hang up family pics on the wall above it. So, this TV may have become a bigger deal that Fred had in mind. hehe

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas at the Nassars

Being away for Thanksgiving has put me behind... but I finally finished putting up the Christmas decorations. I have scaled back the last couple of years, but still think it makes the house festive.

The last thing I needed to do was finish the tree in the front room. I did that last night, only to wake up to this:

I knew the tree was on its last leg, just didn't know it was going to break it as soon as I put it up... oh, well, this could really aggravate me. But I am just going to take it down and put the ornaments away for the next year for the new tree I will get on the 26th. And it will be a pre-lit one. :)

Friday, December 12, 2008


Great message about not letting things distract us from the REAL meaning of Christmas... plus it's funny!
in case you don't catch it, Andy gets run over by a Hummer...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Nina!!

I cannot believe my baby girl is 22! I can't begin to describe ALL the emotions I go through when I think that. Partly, I am so excited that she is growing up and having a life of her own. The other side of me wants to tell her how to live that life to keep her from pain... boy, whoever said parenting got easier when they grow up is SO mistaken!!

She came home this past weekend and brought her roomies (and the dogs, :) ) We took her to lunch at Cheddars, her FAVORITE place. Even though we were all busting out of our pants, we HAD to have her favorite dessert.
You ask for the croissants you get with salads and ask the waitress to add caramel and whipped cream to them. YUMMY!!

Then we hit the mall and I told her to pick out 2 outfits. 3 1/2 hours later and 1 mom, 2 roomies exhausted, she found almost all she wanted... she still needs to find a top.
So, since I can't see her on her actual birthDAY, here you go Nina:
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Nina!
Happy Birthday to you!!!
Love you bunches, miss you tons!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Texas follow up

I am still trying to catch up from our long weekend away. My house is a mess, Christmas is in boxes in my dining room, and I am STILL tired...

It took us 21 hours to get to Texas on Wednesday. The hotel was very nice, so we weren't 'roughing it'. Got to spend just a few hours on Thursday with Freddy. His work schedule is midnight-9am, so he stays up until 3pm or so then goes to bed. We met up with him on Friday, went out to lunch and hit a Best Buy. We got him a vacuum cleaner for Christmas. Now we just hope he uses it. hehe
We decided to leave on Saturday since we expected another long drive. We thought about staying overnight somewhere on the way home. But since I wanted to see Freddy 1 more time, we didn't leave till 9:30am. Everyone just wanted to get home, so we drove straight through and got home on Sunday at 5am.
That was the roughest trip I have taken and hope never to do again... I REALLY enjoyed Freddy, but next time we go see him, we either fly or make it a longer time so we don't have to kill ourselves driving.

Freddy is doing really well. His apt. is actually really cute and has tons of potential. I gave him some 'suggestions', but he doesn't plan on staying there longer than his 1year lease. He is hoping to find a roommate and get a bigger apt.

Austin looks like a cool place. There were so many places I would have loved to go see. We may make a Summer trip.

Thanksgiving Texas Style