Saturday, December 20, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
First off, yes I gained some weight. It's a combo of no exercise and poor eating habits but what you going to do. Second, putting up Christmas lights on your own home is very strange the first time. I remember stopping to think if I needed to ask permission first. And third, I can't wait for Christmas Break - I need some rest!
Comment from Ryan, responding to a friend the nicest way I can after a bad day!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
In the case of the Holmstrom's first home the condition in which the home was left was so bad that we were delayed moving in by 9 days! 9 freakin' days! I mean these folks didn't even bother to lift the toilet seat and clean off there pee stains. Not that I was or will ever sit on the toilet until I purchase new seats but come on people, give me a little effort.
Finally however, Megan and I are moved in. When will we finally be finished unpacking....that is a whole other tale to tell.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Other than the house search - those Cougs sure stunk up the field on Saturday - and oh yeah I still got to witness the devestation from Texas. Much like President Bush who is stationed in Texas to assess the hurricane damage, I saw everything. Let me just say we are small on defense and under acheiving on offense - translation - It could be a long season...yikes!
Moving on to my new nemisis - those 7th graders of mine. What a group I have. Last week alone I gave out 4 detentions, had 4 boys make one girl cry, punished around 50 football players for screwin' around in the classroom and made one seating chart. It wasn't a bad first week, just not the one that I pictured. Hopefully things will shape up - I am sure they will! On the bright side, the football is awesome!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
On another note - I am having a lot of fun and I am not mean on the field - just loud! My first day I said something along the lines of "this sucks!" But really it is a lot of fun. The kids are great and it is really interesting to be surrounded by so many ethnic groups in one school. It is a bit like college and some of these kids are just as mature as those kids!=) Later.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Here's the story. Last Monday morning my father and I went to get the moving truck from Budget in Moscow (highly recommend by the way). When I was quoted on the phone, this nice lady said to me that it would be $1,450 for the moving van. I was figurin' that, however what came next was the best surprise of all. She says to me, "My quote was a bit off and the truck is going to be a little less than I told you." A little less, I am think $20 bucks...try $600! Hello! I didn't know what to think - it was just so awesome. So anyway, we got the truck loaded around 11:30 a.m. and than I made a trip to the CUB. I had been waiting 3 years so I figured that I better go get some Coug gear and see the new CUB because I wasn't sure when I would ever get back to Pullman. So 2 hours later my father and I finally left Pullman for Midland, Texas.
REST OF THE TRIP IN BULLETS:
-Pullman to Boise, 320 miles, 8 hours - OUCH!
-Boise to Provo, 370 miles, 9 hours - YUCK!
-SLEEP: 2 hours - WHAT!
-Provo to Cortez, Colorado, 350, 7 hours - WHAT WAS I THINKIN'!
-Cortez, Colorado to Vaughn, New Mexico, 320 - ARE WE THERE YET!
-Vaughn, Nex Mexico to Seminole, Texas, 230 miles - STOP!
-SLEEP: 3 1/2 hours - WHAT A NIGHTMARE!
-Seminole, Texas to Midland, 75 miles - END TRIP=)!
TIME ZONES: 2
TIMES HAVING TO REPEAT MYSELF TO DAD: 1,278,875,471
Thanks everyone for your help!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I think that maybe I will stick to being smelly and hope that the school district that hires me has no sense of smell!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
A little bit about her name. Christine is my mother's name and Lynn is Megan's mom's middle name. Therefore all three children have some tradition passed on to them. Isabella's middle name, Marie, is the tradition middle name for all the first girls born on Megan's mother's side. Wyatt has my name as his middle name. My hope is that he will either pass that on to his children as a middle name or use his first name as the middle name for all his future boys. And Jazlynn has a part of both families. Hopefully all our children grow up to love their names!
Monday, April 21, 2008
It all begin in the fall of 1999 after I decided to stay at home to attend Pierce CC - that was my first big mistake. Two years, and only 26 credits later I found myself as a freshmen at Washington State with a long road to hoe. I was frustrated, discouraged, and nearly dropped out. I wanted to go home. I wanted to forget my dreams of teaching and coaching at the high school level and go back to Puyallup. Whatever the reason however I stayed and continued to hammer things out. I stopped my brief experience with alcohol, made some new friends, and shifted my focus back to school.
In the spring of 2002 I returned to church and found a new place to gather with friends and contemplate the future. It was at that time that I met Megan. Although nothing came of our meeting until after the summer when she returned to Pullman, there was something about Megan that attracted me to her and made me want to become a better person. That next spring in 2003 Megan and I were married in the Portland, Oregon Temple and began our life together. 5 years and nearly three children later we are both leaving Pullman as graduates of Washington State University. We are grateful to those who assisted us in our journey and look forward to our future - no matter how murky those waters are.
However uncertin our future is, Megan and I are firm in our belief that the Lord will guide us down the proper direction. For all the mistakes we have made together, we realize that the Lord has been there to help us make the better decision the next time around. We have grown together as husband and wife and have our friends, family, and our faith in the Gospel to thank for who we have become. Therefore, we can leave Pullman content to be finished with our lives as students and more than willing to face the challenges that lay in store concerning our future together.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
So here's to the Holmstrom April birthday clan - Happy Birthday everyone!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Next up for the Cougs - NORTH CAROLINA! A childhood favorite of mine, mostly because Michael Jordan was and still is my all-time favorite but you just cannot beat their tradition. That being said, WSU is going to win. Laugh if you want but Carolina plays the same style of ball that Notre Dame does. Only difference, and it is a big difference, North Carolina can flat out play ball. They shoot lights out, play great defense, rebound well, and just kill you with their speed. Oh yeah and they have Tyler Hansbrough - perhaps the best player in all of college basketball. Thing is, I think and so do some others I know, that the Cougs match up well against Carolina. They are not to big and in many ways mirror us in height at both the guards and forwards. Also, Carolina could have problems with out style of play. Last time I checked no team in the ACC plays a slow, half court style of basketball. That is going to be our advantage because we do not match up talent wise against Carolina. They have more talent but we just might have the better team! Will find out next week. Till then, DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' and LET'S GO COUGS!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Isabella just turned 4 years old and we celebrated her first ever birthday on February 29th. Tough being a Leap Day baby. It was a wonderful party that was shared by both families and some of Izzy's best girlfriends.
Wyatt is turning 2 years old this April 14. He is really coming into his own and has added his own sweet spirit to our family. He spends his days mostly watching Disney's Cars, or Cha-Chow!, as he loves to call it.
Megan and I just celebrated our firth wedding anniversary on March 15th. We did not do much, just went to dinner and took a stroll around the mall. Perhaps if things were not so busy something else may have happened. Fortunately he have several more anniversaries remaining.
That is all for now. Come back and see us again.