Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009


I was told this story, so realize I didn't experience this first hand.

Georgia came down stairs last night, and the house was quiet down stairs. Kind of scary when you're 8 to go down stairs in the dark when no one else maybe down there. Coming down the stairs she heard a noise that made her panic. She "ran" to find Suzi, and told mom that she thought there was something down stairs and reported "it sounds like a cat choking in the family room!" Georgia that's just your Dad snoring on the couch.

Very Scary...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Lodi Light Parade

Sam's Soccer Team: The Lodi Crushers FC
The Parade gang: The Kelly and d McInness families
One of my favorite floats. Liked the music.
Santa!! He's there in the bucket.
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Hannah turned 11!

Such a wonderful girl ! So sad she's sooo big! Love you Shea Shea
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YM/YW White Elephant Gift Party

Man I've been busy! I bought a laptop for my own personal use and hopefully this will help with keeping the blog current. We had the YM/YW program over at the house for a white elephant gift exchange. Good times.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

Forever Younger...

I'm so young, and she's older! xoxo

Friday, September 18, 2009

Spelling Practice

While practicing for her test...
Me: Suzi Georgia forgot the letters "Z, K, and W" in the word "next"
Georgia: ...."Dad I'm not stupid"

Oh! Well! Quite the smarty pants

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Very Short Sports Shorts.

High school soccer has begun!

First game of the year. Patrick spent his first game playing midfielder. I'm sure a whole bunch of running that he's not digging. I loved to run, him...... Maybe it will grow on him. Found his way onto the score board from midfield. Good on him! Go Lodi Flames!

Lodi News.com

Sports Shorts

Thursday, September 3, 2009 6:29 AM PDT

Lodi 2, West 2

Patrick Kelly and Abel Carillo scored for Lodi and Randy Longoria had eight saves in the net (0-0-1).

Ryan Vandenburg and Nathan Shibler were solid on defense and C.J. Sousa had a nice game at midfield.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Just another day at the office

Georgia's first game of the season. She looks to be in good form. She had 3 goals in a 4-0 game. This first set of pictures are her first goal about 5 minutes into the game.

It was cute, after she would score she'd just put down her head, jog back to her spot without celebration, and get ready to go. I asked her about it afterward, and she said "That's just what Sam does after he scores."

Love this Soccer family. Patrick made the JV team at Lodi high, which was great news. I expect him to have a good season, and make some good noise.

Sam is playing with his competitive team, and having a great time with that club.

Hannah had a game at the same time as Georgia today. I caught the last 10 minutes. Hannah looked great. I was watching her compete for a ball about 20 yards away from her with a girl that looked to be a year older. Man she looks strong when she runs these days. I remember when she was little how quickly she would move, but it looked so out of control. Now she sails with her arms at her side, and her stride looks quick and powerful. So pretty.

I love Saturday.

Monday, August 17, 2009


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Sam's Soccer Tourney

Took a trip down to San Louisabiso (sp?) for Sam's soccer tourney. Had a great trip. Sam's been playing with this same group for 4 years now. He plays with a great group of boys and the coaches do a great job with them.

Sat. night we played on Avila beach. Avila has to be my new favorite California beach town. It was fantastic! Everything was beautiful, and the town was as close to perfect a town as I've ever seen.
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Sunday, August 02, 2009


Tough to keep out of the trees. They are so at home up there.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009


Suz: Georgia take that up stairs.
Georgia: What!? That's Dad's tie!!
Suz: Yes, take it up stairs and put it on his bed.
Georgia: You mean he can just drop it on the ground, and I have to take it upstairs.
Suz: Yes...
Georgia- She picked up walked over to me, and put it in my lap. "Put your own stuff away." Kiss.

She's too much. Let the record show that my tie was right next to my back pack, and would have been moved upstairs. I had just walked in the door and sat down.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ahhh the weekend

It's been so long! I've been very busy, and this is the first weekend this summer I've had to just chill outside at the pool. Fun to watch the boys be boys. Stresses mom out. I love that picture of Sam, looks like he's just hanging out in the air. He said "Dad I look like an angel!" Huh. Glad summer's here, glad we had a chance to cool off in the pool all day. 1o3 today here in Lodi.
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Friday, May 29, 2009

On to new things!

Great student, and a hard working young man! Good job Patrick! One of the best and brightest among the best and brightest.

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Get your grill extremely hot. 5 minutes each side, take it out and cover it for 10 more minutes in foil, and bam!! Perfect. Turn down the direct heat on the meat, but extremely hot inside the grill. Since I started cooking my steaks this way, they have all been perfect.
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The Delta

Headed home from APC campout Sam and I pulled over to grab a soda. The delta really is pretty in it's own way. Fun to wander around in at times.
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So Pretty!

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Fathers and Sons campout

Went on a quick over night with camp out with Sam. Patrick was out of town in Catalina with his school. Sam and his buddies had a great time catching all kinds of creatures in the dark. Including this poor bullfrog.