Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy 7th Birthday Lou Lou!

On June 7th my sweet little neice, Delaney, turned 7 years old. I'm a bit delayed in putting up these pictures but wanted to share. After Trey's breakfast in bed she made it perfectly clear that that is what she wanted for her birthday. So, I woke her up bright and early with a glazed doughnut complete with 7 candles. She loved it.... although it is hard to tell by the pictures.

Happy Birthday my sweet Laney Lou Lou! I hope you have the most wonderful 7th year!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Time flies...

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about my coaching career and what a crazy little adventure it has been. 

4 1/2 years ago I received my student teaching placement at Nipher and Ladue Middle schools. At that time I decided to contact my high school lacrosse coach to see if she needed "help" while I student taught. Our "help" conversation ended with her saying, "How do you feel about head varsity?" And thus it began 

That spring they needed help with the Central Division Team. I volunteered... and thus it began. 

After three years of Kirkwood I decided to move out to Colorado and figure out what to do with my life. Apartment and moving details were set. I went to the state championship game where someone said, "Would you consider coaching lacrosse full time at Missouri Baptist University?" After many no's I found myself in the office of the MoBap AD... and thus it began. 

NOW: I am getting ready to start my fifth season of coaching lacrosse. I have taken the Central Division Team out east four times. I work camps as college coaching staff. My life is lacrosse... 

and the time has simply flown by. 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Claire's 3!!!

My sister, Kara, and I took Baby Claire to Forest Park on Friday to take her three month old pictures. She's a couple weeks shy of four months, but you get the gist. Below are some of the pics we took. i think she's darling. My favorite place in St. Louis and my favorite little baby. Seriously... 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

10 to 1

10. fingernails painted red tonight while enjoying white wine and good music with Heather 
9. :00 is when I get to meet sweet Claire for a photo shoot in the am 
8. days I get to spend in Vail this summer 
7. miles to run this weekend in order to start marathon training
6. Rau kids making for lots of fun and crazy drama
5. nieces and nephews by the end of the summer
4. pool days enjoyed this summer 
3. more recruits needed 
2. concerts to attend this week (Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban/Sugarland)
1. crazy little life

Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy Fourth Birthday, Trey!

My favorite little man, Trey, had a birthday this week. About a month ago he was talking about how he wanted breakfast in bed for his birthday. I am not quite sure where he got this idea, but I decided I would go with it. Saturday evening I called Amy and told her that I may show up in the am. So, 6:45 Sunday morning I was in Schnucks purchasing a chocolate long john with sprinkles... only the best for my little man. 
After waking Amy and Delaney we put his doughnut on a "It's my special day" plate and filled his Thomas cup with chocolate milk. We entered his room singing Happy Birthday and watched him slowly roll over and wake up. I am not sure he opened his eyes until we said, "Trey, we have breakfast in bed for you!" 
Then he rubbed his cute little eyes
and scratched his cute little head
Then he blew out his four candles

A couple times!
He was so excited
and wanted a picture with his doughnut
And if that isn't all cute enough. He got back in bed later to finish his doughnut (notice the pjs are different. This is that night) When he wanted to eat the doughnut he would go to his bed and yell, "Who wants to watch me eat my doughnut?" 

I mean, really, how cute does one get. 
Happy 4th Bday my little man! Love you to pieces.