Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pictures from Hawaii

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Escape!


I have so much work to do and so little time to do it in! I am feeling very overwhelmed right now and wish I could crawl in somewhere and hide, just like Rho-Rho.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Hawaii Attack!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Leaving

We are on the final count down. I will call all Dawg fans from Aloha stadium!

Sleepy time



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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Trip





Just finalizing things. I am almost ready to go for every thing completely ready to go for nothing. But I guess that is how it works. I am really looking forward to a day (or seven off). Lots of time at the beach, rain or shine!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

No, it just seemed like it...

We actually did have some fun...




Long Time No Post

Life can sure get on top of you quickly. I was doing well with my posts, almost one everyday and now its been nearly a month!

I have a great group of kids for my swim team and I am very excited about the season. We had a team bonding activity at Laser Quest on Saturday that went really well. Numbers are up and we seem to have some solid swimmers.

We are going to have a busy week getting ready for our trip to Hawaii, but I will try to post a couple of times before we go.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

General Things

Things are going well here. I am pretty far behind in my school work, but oh well. Swimming starts on the 13th, so I am excited about that. We can feel RC move on the outside now and that is always lots of fun.

My parents, sister, niece, brother-in-law, aunt and cousin came down for my birthday last weekend. We had Italian sandwiches that were amazing and watched the kids play.

My parents were here all weekend and got to see both older kids play soccer. They missed M's scoring a goal, but got to see her play forward. J had a great game, despite his team coming up on the wrong end of the final score.

Pictures from Husky Games






T just emailed me some pictures from the Syracuse game and others so I though I would post some.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Twenties

Today is the last day of my twenties, so lets look at some highlights of the last ten years, in no particular order. Turning 21 doesn't make the list, because all that changed was that I was broke all the time. Graduating from college (on time, I might add), going to Australia, the birth of nine nieces and nephews,  getting my Master's Degree, getting my first real job, getting married, three (mostly) new kids, one very new kid, lots of football games with my friends and especially my dad. Then there are the every year events like the Lake, La Push and now, Family Camp. All said and done, it has been a pretty great ten years. I look forward to what the next ten bring, but I think these will be hard to top. 

Monday, October 22, 2007

Ultra Sound!

We had ultra sound number two on baby number four today. Everything looked great. Full speed ahead!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Huskies

For all of you that are about to lose hope...

Of the UW's five losses:

3 are to teams in the top 5 of the BCS standings. (Ohio State #1, Arizona State #4 and Oregon #5)

One is to the 12th ranked BCS team

And the last on is to the Pac-10 Co-leader.

All is not lost. 

Friday, October 19, 2007

Dads n Daughters

M and I went to the UW today to take part in the dads and daughters promotion they have going on. We were given a talk by the head men's soccer coach, as well as a women's assistant. We also got wicked awesome t-shirts. We were supposed to watch the girls soccer game, but it was pouring out so the big E got us tickets to the volleyball match vs. #4 USC. We got to sit in the ADs box for the match, which the Huskies swept 3 games to nil. We had a great time. The volleyball team signed autographs after the game and M got them all. 

Tomorrow is Brat day at Husky Stadium, so stop on by!

Bulldog Award

J won the one and only Bulldog award of the football season so far last week. The award is given at the coach's discretion when he sees a player working hard in practice as well as producing during a game. Congratulations J! Great work!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Dog House

We have another blogger in the house! Check out the Dog House if you get the chance. 

Lily

Just thought I would put an update up for all of you that saw the post that our poor little Jack Russel mix broke both of her legs at the beginning of the summer. She is now fully healed. She has a bit of a bow in each leg, and she goes down steps a little gingerly, but she is mostly back to normal. In fact, today I had to get out and put up the radio fence, because she dug out last week. She runs and jumps and acts like as much of an idiot as ever.

What a depressing game.

I am a big fan of Tyrone Willingham, but I have major questions about or 3rd quarters and second halves.  How can we be two different teams every week? It started at Boise State and just seems to get worse every game. What is going on in the locker room that we are winning the first half and getting destroyed the second half?
In other news, both kids won their games on Saturday. 

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Casmer Wilhelm Heilman

My good friend Casmer is getting married in the OKC today! Congratulations Cas! Wish I was there.

Our carzy life...

...is finally beginning to calm down. After the big news about my new job and the even bigger news about the new baby, things are beginning to settle down. We are supposed to have a rain free Saturday, with out clouds even, for the first time in what seems like months. I might actually be able to go out and mow the lawn for the last time this year. J and M's games are both at the same time, so we will only get to see one, but we will deal. The Husky game is on TV (FSN @ 7:15) and I think we will win. I predict a Syracuse-esque thumping with Jake Locker and, dare I say it, J.R. Hasty leading the way. I also look for a big game from Grayson Gunheim, Roy Lewis and Anthony Russo.
Little Baby R is still a kick in the pants and desperately wants to talk; he uses signs continuously, and gets frustrated when he doesn't have one for the word he is trying to say. On two different occasions on Thursday he "told" us he wanted his diaper changed. Not by crying, but by pointing to his crotch repeatedly and giving us his yes noise when we finally guessed what he wanted. (On a side note, that technique has never gotten me what I wanted.)
J had a football game on Thursday and really shone. In ten plays on D he had 3 solo tackles and two assists. He is not as big as most of the other guys, so he has to make sure that he tackles with correct form. When his growth spurt hits (his feet are nearly as big as mine), he won't have all the bad habits the big kids have. 
M is done with school basketball. Although the team struggled, she had a great season playing point guard and finished in the top two on the team in scoring. The team was able to pull out a victory in their last game so the season ended on a high note. Now she can focus solely on soccer, where her coach has all the girls playing at a high level. 

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Aunt Katie Rocks!

As far as I know, my Aunt Katie was the first to see the blog and get the news. For those of you who couldn't figure out my cryptic subject line, #4 will be a boy and his scheduled arrival time is March 2nd (which would be kinda cool because we would have four kids but only two birth months). We are going to name him Eustace Peabody McKeehan (Rubber Chicken for short). I lobbied hard to throw a Magilacudy in there, but got vetoed. We are glad that we don't have to add a room on the house like we would if he was a girl. We are already getting excited to meet him.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

4 (3 to 1)



Tuesday, October 9, 2007

New job.

Yesterday I was offered the head boys swimming position at Auburn Riverside High School, where I teach.  I am very excited for the opportunity to put my mark on the program. I was up against one of my good friends, so that makes the experience a little stressful and bittersweet, but I think we will have fun and success this year. Go Ravens!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Lazy Rainy Day

No Husky game this weekend, so I was able to get lots done. M's soccer team had a great game the girls are really starting to come together as a team. They were able to get a 4-2 result. J's team was finally able to punch through in the W column after a couple of frustrating ties. J is getting a lot of playing time in the back and is acquitting himself nicely. R and I had a nice afternoon watching college football. It has been a crazy couple of weekends in the top 25! UW will be facing yet another ranked team next Saturday. We were able to get a lot of work done around the house today and are getting ready to head back to work for another week.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

USC

Well, its been almost a month since I have posted, so I am sure no one is reading anymore, but oh well. Things are going well at the McKeehan/Chow household. J is playing football for the first time and is on first team defence for his middle school. M is playing basketball, starting, and racking up the points. She and her best friend are the stars of the team. Both continue to star at soccer as well. My brother Daegen is in town this weekend for the USC game. My whole family went out to dinner at Dukes Chowder house on Alki. The food there is phenomenal. I recommend the Wasabi Quesadilla and the Crab and Bourbon Chowder.  A great time was had by all.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Home opener!

Boise State is in for a rude awakening! Go Dawgs! I can't wait for another great weekend of tailgating and football! I will fill everyone in on the details on Sunday. 

Monday, September 3, 2007

Back to school

Tomorrow is the first day of school for the kids. M starts middle school. J1 and I work but don't have kids; they start on Monday. I am teaching AP Gov., Civics and World Studies again this year. I am very excited about my classes, and also that I will be in my own classroom for the entire day. I have never had that before and I am very pumped. Lots of work left to do for my classes, though, and not nearly enough time.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

Dominating Dawgs!

What a way to start the season. The Dawgs looked stellar, albeit against a lesser opponent, but to win by 30 on the road was great. Nice job Ty! I can't wait to watch Locker for the next 2 (3) (4!) years. It was great to watch it at Ed and Tiff's house too. Everyone loved R. Plus everyone, including R, was decked out in purple. Should be a fun couple of years at least.

Husky Kickoff

R and I will be leaving for Eddie's place for the opener. Time to whip some 'Cuse butt! Wish my dad was with us, but we will bark nice and loud for him!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Best Time of the Year




College football season starts today!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Doctors and Dealers


Today was a mediocre day. I found out the somebody screwed up my insurance information and I am getting other charges on my account. Premera wasn't much help, but I think I am figuring it out.  The day was saved however, by the news of Alberto Gonzo's resignation. Good old Gonzo, how funny it was when you said that it was okay to violate the Bill of Rights as long as you didn't do it to everybody. Who will Dubya turn to when he wants to justify torture? By my count that is: Colin, Rummy, Ashy (which is never in style), Ari, Tony, Scooter, Ridge, Karl and Harriet. Who will be the next rat to desert the sinking ship? The third leg of the Axis of Evil, Darth Cheney? Or dare we hope, Condi? The fun keeps rolling. The future just keeps getting brighter.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

School


Work starts again tomorrow. I am the epitome of unprepared. I had one day where I accomplished a ton, but that was weeks ago and no progress since. I am really looking forward to my classes this year. I should be good at civics by now, great at world and decent at AP. I went to the AP conference at the end of the year, so I am excited for some new changes. I also plan to start running again tomorrow, so we will see how that goes. The blog might get more interesting now that I am going to be off my butt for a change. 
Check out my four generations picture. 

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Home..

We're all home. Everything went great. 

Rhoan

Rhoan goes in for very minor surgery today, but he has to go under, so keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I will update when we get home.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Family Camp -Utah

I finally got some pictures scanned, so I thought I would post about family camp. I am still waiting on a picture disk from my dad to post about the ocean, so hopefully I will get that soon.
We had a great time at family camp. After a 16 hr. drive on Thursday, we arrived in Smithfield around 12:30 am. We left for camp around ten or so on Friday morning and arrived around noon at camp. Camp is located in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is very beautiful, rugged terrain that spans the Utah-Idaho border. The land consists of many, large green valleys surrounded by Aspen groves and other trees and cut through with streams and lakes. The are large cliffs and rock out croppings that rise from the ground making for a very pleasing and diverse scene.  The forest service has set up lots of trails for ATVs and even more trails that are for hiking or horseback riding (no motor vehicles). Janalyn's family is into both horses and ATVs which is really fun for me. I get to feed my enjoyment of speed as well as enjoying the peace and quiet of the land. I have to say that there is nothing like enjoying the quiet and beauty of the land from the back of a horse. 
 There was quite a crowd there, but not quite as big as the first time we went. Janalyn's parents, Lynn and Jean, her brother Kenny and his wife Cathy, their kids Zack, Jackson and Stockton, her sister Kymm and her daughter Danielle and son-in-law Patrick, and Janalyn's other brother Scott were all there. Lynn's son Jeff and his wife Bonita were also there. 
We spent three days hanging out by the campsite, riding horses and ATVs and just having a good time. Kenny, Jackson, Danielle, Patrick, Makenna and I took an ATV ride to a little lake where we saw a moose. Unfortunately all we had was Patrick's camera phone, which later got ran over, so there are no pictures. Makenna was sure it was going to attack us though. 
The highlight of the weekend for the kids was Uncle Scott's toy the amphibian, or as Jackson called it: "Aunt Vivian." You can see pictures of it. The kids loved it. (Although I am not sure whether Scott was totally sold on his new role as entertainment director.) 
 All in all a good time was had by all, and the kids loved bonding with the Utahns. Until next year when there will be 5 kids 2 or under to chase around.