Thursday, September 25, 2008


Okay, first you should know that Zach is a very creative sort. He helped with the idea for Kenny's invitation for Kendra. But then, he had to find his own date. So, with the help of Denali, he asked Kirsten to the dance. Like this:

Well, thank goodness he wasn't wearing a tank top at the time and she said yes! So now it's onto dinner plans, flowers, and tuxedos. Sheesh.

Didn't bring my camera to the last game. Why? Because I'm stupid like that.

Okay, so here's the scene. Zach is in the stands because of his sprained neck. Kenny is on the sidelines. Cheering until he's hoarse. Walla Walla is beating Ike pretty soundly. So in the third quarter, Kenny goes in. Makes a decent block. Next play, mixes it up with the defender a bit and, ahem, does a bit of jersey grabbing, otherwise known as "holding." Kid gets mad and the next play, knocks Kenny on his little kiester. HARD. And Kenny sits up, then lays back down and just lays there. Everyone is watching, quiet. The trainer goes out. The coach goes out. (Later turns out he just got the wind knocked out of him.) Eventually Kenny sits up and then walks toward the sidelines. The crowd is doing the polite "we're-sure-glad-you're-okay" clap. Kenny looks right up in the stands, thrusts his arm up, pointing at the sky and throws his head back in a triumphant gesture. The crowd goes nuts. The student section is yelling, "Kenny!" and the drums are pounding. And then Zach runs down from the stands, vaults over the fence and gives Kenny this enormous bear hug. (I missed that part...but Karen and several others told me about it). What a moment. What a drama king. (Kenny, not Zach...)

And then Kenny found out he was nominated for homecoming court. Wow. It's been his week.

Kate's had two volleyball games. She's a starting player on the 7th grade varsity. They've won both matches. She's been really excited and enjoys playing a lot. In other news, she did fall in PE today and on the street when I came to pick her up.

We went last weekend to see Jake at WSU. What fun we all had. Even in the pouring rain. Took Jake out to dinner after the game and took the poor starving student to the grocery store. :-) Actually, he's not starving at all and is working steadily on the freshman 15. He looks great and we were overjoyed to see him.

It was Dave and my 22nd wedding anniversary Saturday. I neatly avoided it by driving to Pullman and back. More later.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Hi all,
It's been an eventful time here at the Meyer household. Ummmm...well, when isn't it?
Football practice, volleyball practice, WWCC starts Monday, so I've been prepping.
Zach sprained his neck last week in practice, so he didn't get to play last week, and he doesn't get to play tonight. He also was sick last weekend, fever/sore throat. Poor kid. Drat. The first game in Hermiston was a lot of fun. Blue Devils won! And then they beat Ike last week.

The school year is off to a good start. Kate loves volleyball, and she and her friend Sadee have started their own blog. You can visit it here: Best Friends Blog. She's liking her classes. She's in Algebra this year as a 7th grader, and along with Explorers for 3 periods a day and Advanced Science, she's been pretty busy.

Zach decided to stay at WaHi and not do Running Start at WWCC. He's taking AP Calculus, AP Physics, AP History, Lit/Comp, Advanced Strength Training (PE), and third year Spanish. A pretty heavy load, but so far so good. Even with the math homework!

Kenny is a senior. He is loving that in a big way. He's taking Advanced Drama, Woodshop, English, Math, Advanced Strength Training (PE), and Computer Applications. It's a good fit for him.

Seems like there were a few anecdotes I planned to tell you all about....but darn if I can remember them. I'll leave you with some pics.

HEY!!! Do you like the new banner?? I was so proud of myself. I worked on it FOREVER! I'm no HTML wizard. But I figured out how to do the rounded corners and everything. Whoo hoo! I was up til 4 am...AGAIN. Will I never learn? I have a button on my Flair board at Facebook that says, "Sleep is for the weak." HA.

Quote of the day: "You're back in the laundry business!!" Sears Repair Guy


Matt Stroe is still coaching this year, thank goodness. He's working for the sheriff now and he and his beautiful wife, Liz, have a darling baby boy. Future football player, methinks.

And the Sumerlin family. Oh how we LOVE them!

We took Dave's friend Diana to lunch for her birthday. She was delighted to see the kids and quite dismayed that they are all taller than she is! You have to know Diana, but in her mind, she's TALL!

I think I have a version of this shot each year. It makes me cry. Makes me miss Dave. Makes me so very thankful that there are people like Matt, who carry the torch, pass the love and step in the gap.

Okay, I try not to cry every post. But I usually do. And here it goes again. While making Kenny's senior pic slideshow and going through old photos, I found a lot of things. Some I hadn't seen for a while, and some I'd never seen at all. A lot of stuff from Dave's school desk was in this closet. It's been just pushed back there. I'll share a few of them with you over the next few posts. Here's one of Dave's famous little yellow sticky notes. When his memory started to go, he used these little notes to help him remember. They were everywhere in our house. On the bathroom mirror, on the fridge, on the dash of his car, on his briefcase, on the closet, on his shoe, on his toothbrush. And occasionally on my stuff, too. This one was on the bathroom mirror one day after he left for work.

See why I love him so?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Team Meyer Membership

It's fun and free!
If you follow this journey, we consider you a member of Team Meyer.
No dues.
No meetings.
No responsibilities at all.
How's that for a great club??

Just click on the sidebar to become a member. Upload your picture!
I think you do have to set up a blogger profile, but it's easy and free and you can check to keep your e-mail private.
I hope everyone will do it!

You can also find me on Facebook:

Friday, September 05, 2008

Senior Pictures

I'm still adding to this and refining it. So if you saw an earlier version, without baby pics, you might want to watch again! Will be adding sports pics, sib pics and family pics as well as Dave/Kenny pics soon.

Rascal Flatts -- My Wish

I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you want to go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile,

But more than anything, more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And you always give more than you take.

But more than anything, yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

This is my wish
I hope you know somebody loves you
May all your dreams stay big

Mark Harris -- Find Your Wings

It's only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I'll pray
For all that you might do
But most of all I'll want to know
You're walking in the truth
And if I never told you
I want you to know
As I watch you grow

I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

May passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way
May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories


It's not living if you don't reach for the sky
I'll have tears as you take off
But I'll cheer as you fly

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Still Playing

Hi out there...
still playing with the page.
Thanks for noticing the date typo, Patti.
Your button will go in the mail tomorrow.

Got a pic of the football team now across the bottom of the page. You can click it and go to the Blue Devil Football page. They have Kenny under the 2008 seniors. Although they list him at 5'11". Ha. I wish. 5'11" was a looong time ago!

I removed the slideshow because it just showed the same few pics over and over. I moved the flickr badge to the top, but it won't go all the way across, because the page has two columns. I might be able to figure out in html if I play with it some more. I liked on the old blog how it would show 10 across the top of the page. Of course, I like to look at my kids. Probably doesn't matter much to anyone else.

Or heck, here's an idea, maybe I should get off this computer and actually look at them in REAL life! :-)

Friday is the first varsity game. CAN'T WAIT!

Kenny had his senior pictures taken this morning. We got rained/thundered out twice, but finally got it done. I should get the disc tomorrow, and I will post some for you to see. Wow....senior pictures. SENIOR pictures. I can't believe my baby is a senior.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Organization're in the right place.

Fall always does it to me.
Maybe because I live in a world of teachers and students.
For me, fall is re-organization time.
Kind of a spring cleaning,
except in the autumn.

So, I've re-organized the blog. I hope you find it easier to use. There is a drop-down list of old posts, and I went through all of them and fixed the music on them. I wish there was a way for it to show the titles of the posts instead of the dates, but there isn't. Well, there is, but it makes this huge, weird list that's quite difficult to navigate. If I knew more HTML, I could probably fix it. Oh well.

I also organized all the music. Many people have asked about some of the songs I talk about, particularly from the CB site, since I often could just post the lyrics. So I included all the songs I posted here, plus all the ones I either posted or mentioned on CaringBridge. All of those can be found in the playlist at the bottom of this page. Lots of the songs can be hears on Air1 radio. There's a link in the sidebar. They have stations all over the country and you can also listen online.

There's a slideshow to the side, but it always starts with the most recent picture, which drives me crazy. Not sure I'll keep that one.

There's a strip of photos along the should randomize for you, and give you a broad selection of Meyer pics.

Along the side, there are links to "our" schools, as well as autism info and brain tumor info.

And last but not least, there's a poll...tell me what you think of the new blog-home.

Okay, now...should I get to that pile of paperwork I need to file?
Or maybe get organized for my classes?
Or deep-clean my house?
Or the garage? (Oh so badly needed?)

Nah....I think I'll take a nap!