Thursday, March 27, 2008


We've got Keys!! Cahl was so sneaky yesterday, and got them without me and gave me a huge suprise at football practice. He had gone and gotten the key, and then went to Home Depot to make a copy for me and pick up all the sinks and faucets we had wanted. Then he came to football practice and gave me a pink key. I couldn't figure out what it was for. I thought it was to a trailer. Then when he told me, I was so happy, jumping up and down and hugging him. Then he suprised me with all the things he had gotten. He is such a sweetheart, so thoughtfull. So last night after practice, we went over and took down the wallpaper that was up in the bathrooms. And the house is getting painted today! I am just so happy, we'll be moved by this weekend. We have a lot to do, but I am so glad that all the waiting is finally done and we can start moving.

Monday, March 24, 2008


I have decided that in honor of Cahl's and mine anniversary next week, I would put our wedding songs on. We played Tim McGraw's "My Best Friend" during the ceremony, and Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me" was our first dance song.

On this day I will marry my best friend
The one I laugh with, live for, love

Tristan's lost tooth

Well, Tristan lost another tooth Saturday night. It has been very loose for a very long time, and was starting to push against his other one, so we finally had to pull it out with the pliers. We started to worry that it was going to shift his other teeth, so we thought it was best to get it out. Once it came out, you can already see the new tooth behind it. I am still trying to figure out how it was staying in there!


Finding their baskets Easter morning

Hunter looking for eggs

How do you open this thing??

Jasen filling his basket

Tristan on the run

I see one!!

Dad, holding Jasen and Hunter's baskets

We went over to Cahl's uncle Mike's house for Easter lunch and an Easter egg hunt. The boys made out well, and Hunter had a grand time finding eggs. Mom and Dad even snuck a few candies!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Jasen's car

So Jasen and Cahl got his model car built last Friday, and they painted it last Sunday. Jasen is very proud of it, and loves to play with it.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Moving the playhouse

Moving the playhouse out of the backyard. We had to use a crane, and we're lucky it doesn't weigh too much! Cahl had already taken the ladder and slide off, and I swept it all out. All the boys had to do was clear all their trucks out of the way, and watch. Unfortunately Hunter was terrified. He went outside to watch, and as soon as he saw the crane hook coming over the fence, he turned around and ran screaming into the house. But he's all better now.

Just another sign of progress being made toward moving!

Happy St. Patty's!

Wishing everyone a very Happy St. Patty's Day!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Big day

Tristan is number 16

Tristan is right in the middle, with his hand on the ball and silver cleats

Today was Tristan's playoff and Championship game day. We got the to field early to cheer on his friend Jaden's team (they were also in the playoffs), and they won! Then our game began. Right out of the gate the other team intercepted one of our passes and scored. I think that shook our boys confidence, and were never able to recover. The other team won, with a score of 19-0, and went on to the Championship game. We didn't stick around to watch, but Jaden's team, the Green Machine, won the Championship!! They are a great set of coaches, players and parents. They really deserve it, and our entire team is very happy and proud for them.

After all of that, the boys and I all went to Jasen's T-Ball team meeting. We met most of his teammates and coaches. The coolest thing is that one of Tristan's teammates' little brother is going to be on Jasen's team. His name is Jacob, and they have already been good friends since last fall. So we are all really happy about that. We also ran into Jasen's old preschool teacher, Miss Amy, there. Her son is going to be playing as well, on a different team. So we'll probably be seeing them at the games in the coming months.

More good news! We signed the paperwork for the new house last week!!!! I can't believe I didn't put that on here sooner, but we signed last Wednesday, and should be getting everything finalized and get the keys early next week. So we have had a very hectic week, but both of the boys are out of school now, so that will make the next few weeks a little less crazy. They can help me clean the new house and move in! YAY!

I am also done with my history class. I took my last test last Friday, so now it's finished. My math class goes into May, so now I have more time to focus on just that homework. So that's more good news for me at least. One less thing to worry about for a while anyway.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Jasen's last day

Well, today was Jasen's last day of school. He finished preschool about a month ago, and today was his last speech class. He's a little bummed out, but he got some special prizes, so that made him feel a little better. He can't wait to build the model car with dad, so I will post some pictures of that in a few days when it is done.

Sunday, March 9, 2008


This weekend was so full of drama! Tristan's football game was out of control. If I hadn't been there, I would have had a hard time believing it actually happened. Let me start at the beginning...

Saturday was Tristan's last regular season game. They were to play a team that they had not yet played, and that team was so far undefeated. We got to the field an hour early, as usual, and some of us parents noticed one of the kids on the other team. He was HUGE! Quite a bit taller and bigger than all the other kids on his team, and ours too for that matter. It was also really weird that no one from the league was at the field like normal. Usually someone is there to check all the kids' ID cards and team rosters. Once the game started, we noticed that his jersey did not have a name on it, and that is highly unusual. So our coach asked the other coach about him. They told us that he had been signed up for 3 weeks and we said ok. The kid had an ID card, even though the coach "forgot" his roster. As the game progressed, it became clear that this kid was not supposed to be on this team. To make matters worse, the referees were the worst I've ever encountered. They penalized our team for things, and then let the other team get away with the exact same thing, which led to their only touchdown, and the refs gave them the points! Then the refs started calling penalties on our parents. He said that we were to close to the sidelines, and we were being to loud. WHAT?! Since when is cheering loudly for your kid and his teammates against the rules? Then, ten minutes before the end of the game, he called time. He said "that's it. I'm done. That's game." That was his explanation. So some of the parents got furious, and before you know it, there are parents from both teams out on the field about to brawl. Cahl and I rounded up our kids and herded them away as quickly as we could. We didn't want any part of that. The whole day was outrageous! After the game, half of our players were crying, trying to figure out what just happened. It was heartbreaking to look at their little faces. We spent the rest of the night trying to figure out what was going to happen next, since next week are the Championship games, and we were scheduled to be there. So... we get a call early this morning from our coach. After the game, all of our coaches had gone to the league and told them everything. And the league took action! It turns out that the kids on the other team was not in fact a registered player, and he had borrowed equipment from someone else on top of it all. So the head coach of the other team was suspended for having an illegal player on the field. Then the referees were also suspended and fined for the way they handled the game. And the league is looking into why there was no one from the league at the field. The final result: the other team forfeited their win, and we came away with the win and the points from the game. Final score 6-0. So we got justice in the end! And that ended up putting us in 1st place in the standings, so we are well on our way to the championships. And Tristan learned a valuable lesson: cheating does not make you a winner. When you break the rules, you get caught, and the punishment isn't worth doing it in the first place.

So... that was our weekend in a nutshell. Totally crazy, but in the end it all worked out.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sad Day

Well, it is indeed a sad day at the Gouker house. Our football hero, Brett Favre, has announced his retirement. Sniff. Tristan will be heart-broken when he finds out. However, we are still diehard Packer fans, and I have no doubt that their replacement quarterback (whats-his-name) will do a fine job. He has some ENORMOUS shoes to fill, but I have a ray of hope that he will do just fine.

I just felt the need to comment on what a sad day it is at our house.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

Another Saturday...

It Saturday again. Today we went to Tristan's football scrimmage, and that was fun. This was our buy week, so there was not a real game. So our team got together with another team and had a friendly game. The picture is Tristan and his friend Jaden. They are friends from school, and have been in the same kindergarten and first grade classes together. Now they both play football, but on different teams, and they played each other today. Both teams played pretty well, with a final score of 12-12. Then we all had a big bbq lunch. There were a lot of people, maybe 50-60, so it was nice to hang out and chat with everyone. And the kids all get to play together and chill out, so it was a really nice time.

After that was done we stopped by the new house (since we were in the neighborhood!). What luck! The appraiser was there. He was just getting done, and so we stopped and said hi. With a lot of luck, our house will be ready to close by the end of next week. Just the appraisal has to be sumbitted, and then the rest of the paperwork and we can sign. So we're still waiting, but things are moving along again. This house is almost completely packed up. Things are starting to look a little empty, but that's alright.

Buddy is doing great. He is now totally house trained, and he knows how to sit and lay down. He is so awesome when we take him places. He minds so well, and always stays close. He are all very happy to have him around.