Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007




















Happy Thanksgiving 2007



We had a very nice Thanksgiving. Angie was getting over pneumonia so we tried to take it easy. As tradition has it, Dad & Linda came up. It was so great to see them! We spent half of the day on Wednesday shopping for all of our groceries, and the other half of the day watching Dad prep the food. Dad really is an AMAZING chef! And what would the Ryan, Johnson, Schroeder Thanksgiving be without the "World Famous" BBQ Turkey?!! Bill, once again, you out did yourself. This years' turkey was so good!











This is Larry the Lobster. We went to a great Japanese grocery store and picked him out. He was almost 3 pounds!! WOW!

I just love this picture of Allie and Larry! Larry the Lobster was getting ready to go into the pot and Allie had the hardest time watching it! Too cute!

Eventually, Larry the Lobster became an amazing ingredient in our stuffing. My Dad is a genius to think about putting lobster into a stuffing. YUMMY!










Stacy came over and gave Dad a haircut. This was the first haircut that Stacy has ever given to our Dad, so that was kinda cool. Dad loved his haircut and it was obvious that he was really proud of Stacy.








































On Friday, we all decided to go bowling at Sunset Lanes. It was a nice afternoon. Tyler almost beat EVERYONE!! 2nd place isn't bad Ty. Uncle Billy had a streak of good luck at the very end. This picture of Allie and Stacy was great because they were always up together to throw the ball.

What a fun day!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

WEST ALBANY DANCE COMPETITION
















CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS!!!






















The girls took 2nd place in the hip hop category, 2nd place in the lyrical category and 2nd place in kick line! WAY TO GO WESTVIEW WILDTHINGS!!!!


Our next competition is the first weekend of December!





We are so proud of these girls. They work so hard and I'm so happy that I get to be a part of it.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Jalen & Courtney



HOMECOMING 2007
Jalen & Courtney had their first homecoming dance on Saturday night. I was at the dance competition with Allie but Bill was sweet enough to go over and take some pictures for us. The girls looked absolutely AMAZING! I truly cannot believe that they are growing up so fast.

Courtney ~ You are so special to us! You are beautiful inside and out! We are always here for you. We love you forever sweet girl ~














Jalen ~ You are like a breath of fresh air in this world. You touch people's lives simply by being around them. You are such a beautiful young lady and we are very proud of you!



Allie's Dance Competition













GLADSTONE
The Westview Wildthings Dance Team had a competition on Saturday. It was a very long day. We had to be at the school at 6am and we didn't get home until 9pm that night. I did makeup for the girls, so that was alot of fun! The girls did so good during their competition. They placed 1st in
"Kickline". The routine was really cute and the girls had really high kicks!













The also placed 1st in the lyrical catergory. This routine was very powerful and emotional. The girls were so AWESOME! They were together on all of their moves. They were very proud of themselves as all of their hard work over the last couple of months has paid off.


CONGRATULATIONS

WILDTHINGS!



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Here is a video of the Westview's Hip Hop Performance

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

HAPPY HALLOWEEN





HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2007

We had a nice quiet evening at home. Bill did a great job making the courtyard look really spooky. We had the fog machine going, stuffed pumpkin head people, and music. It looked really good. We had a dinner in the crock pot all day and then Nana & Papa came over and had dinner with us while we passed out candy to the trick or treaters. Matthew was a ninja, Kaela was a witch and Allie was a football player. Even joey liked hanging out with the "dead guy" in the courtyard.