Entries in CeCe (10)


Thirteen going on Thirty....

Happy Birthday to my CeCe..... The Big "13"!!!

I officially have 2 teenagers in the house now.  Heaven Help Me!


La Roca Pioneer Cup 2012

My CeCe's U13 Boys Soccer team took this years Pioneer Cup Championship.... YAY!!!

This tourney was also CeCe's debut back into the soccer world after his MX accident barely 8 weeks ago.  He did great, even starting every game.  Maybe a little out of shape, but overall I was super proud of my boy.

Also my Camo's La Roca team competed.... Playing up a year even.  

Cam did awesome!!  In fact one game he had a "Hat Trick".... Good Job Buddy!

I was lucky enough to get a pic of 1 of his 3 goals that particular game :)






There just comes a point....

....when I wonder if I can truly handle anymore.

And then I say to myself, "Yes Carly" there is.  This thing called "Life" that we are all living.  It isn't easy.  God gives us trials and tribulations on a DAILY BASIS.  Big, small, long in suffering, or maybe even short in length.

I don't know what to even type.  I feel so lost...numb right now.  

But then I sit back.  I really take in the whole situation.  I look at my life.  I mean I TRULY look at my life.  And I see that I (along with my 4 boys) are extremely blessed.  More blessed than I could ever imagine my life being.  And that thought brings me peace.

So anyway yesterday pretty much sucked.  In fact the last week or so pretty sucked it up as well.

Here's the story....  My CeCe came to me Tuesday night and showed me his grades on his portal.  He had all A's and one B.  I was super impressed and proud of him.  So he asked if he could miss school and go to the MX track the next day (Wednesday) with his dad.  I told him yes....  I hate that he misses school.  But I figured school was out on Friday anyway so what's the harm?

So to speed the story up.... I recieved a phone call around 9:30 a.m. telling me my CeCe had broke his collarbone.  Of course I freaked out.  I was beyond worried and upset.  But I calmed myself.  I thought ok Carly.... It's just a broke collarbone.  Kelto just broke his 4 weeks ago.  And Kelto is healing great. Everything will be fine.

So I drove to the hospital (BTW I HATE THE HOSPITAL!!!!!!!).  When I first came upon CeCe I soon realized it was way more than a broken collarbone.  He looked like HELL....

I also soon learned that I wasn't truly informed as to what had really happened.  Because I'm a freak-out and it was probably for the best.

So heres the gist of the story.  CeCe attempted his first triple jump at the MX Track.  He over shot it.  I mean he really OVER shot it.  He endowed off his bike and was completely KNOCKED OUT!!!  He completely laid himself out.  He sustained a hit that would've put me in the hospital for a week.

Here is the list of his injuries....

-Knocked out

-Broken Right Collarbone 

-5 broken Ribs

-Broken Back (T4 Vertebrae fracture)

-impact on Jaw (mouth semi-swollen shut)

-Contusions on both Lungs

-Contusion on right Kidney and Adrenal Gland

-mulitple contusions, cuts, scrapes and tire marks upon his body.

He was just about admitted to the hospital to be monitored over night.  But I insisted I could take care of him at home.  That's where I shine....taking care of my boys.  I knew what to watch for if anything were to change or happen.  The doctor agreed and CeCe was lucky enough to not have a hospital stay.

Now can I just say that I was in shock.  Can I also just say that CeCe is an extremely amazing kid.  He is beyond the toughest boy his age I know.  The ER doctor and Ortho doctor we're beyond amazed at his resilience.  In fact we didn't even know until 2 hours after the accident that he had such extensive injuries.  The collarbone was honestly the only worry....

And can I also say it wasn't until we got home that afternoon did he even take his first pain med.

SOooooo here he is layed up for most of the summer.  He's missing soccer try-outs, the Dirty Dash, soccer regionals in Phoenix (mid June), and playing Intramural Football and Football camps.

Lots of movies will be watched, and too much xbox will be played.

But I'm honestly BEYOND grateful that CeCe is still walking.  I'm grateful he will heal and be 100% normal.  I'm grateful for the power of the Priesthood and the blessing my older brother Ash gave to him.  I'm thankful for my parents, family, friends, and everyone else for their prayers and offers of help.  We have such an amazing support system.  

I can't thank everyone enough.

The pic above is of CeCe blowing up a balloon to keep his lung function up.  Since his lungs were bruised there was a worry of him developing pneumonia.  So he's been getting up periodically slowly walking around, and blowing up balloons here and there throughout the day...

And just so it's made known again....

YES YES YES I Hate Motocross!




I love Motocross!!!!

My boys racing MX is the most "fantastical" thing EVER!!!

I'm so proud to watch them jump 20+ feet in the air, to race through the beyond bumpy whoops, and hit the corners with everything they have. It's so freaking amazing to watch.....

I love it even more when they are at the starting line with 20+ other riders pegging the throttle in hopes of getting the hole shot....

Honestly the sound of the rev of their dirt bikes gives me the chills....I can't get enough of it!!



LOVE it even more when they are hit from behind by another rider....because this is what happens!




Let me say it one more time just in case you didn't get it the first time.


I didn't get any pics of CeCe racing.... I made a trip to the emergency room instead.  Awesome.....

I've said it before....I'll say it many times more....

"There is a special place in Heaven for a mom with all boys".

(Buggy chose wisely and didn't race this time around)

Here's Kelto's first youtube/GoPro video (that he's ever made) from that day at the track.  

His wreck is at the very end.  I hope you enjoy it.

Cause I didn't....;)

OCA MX Track April 22, 2012



My Fall/Xterra Week....

When my boys were younger I use to dread the coming of Fall....  Because inevitably that meant that soon it would be cold outside, and they'd be cooped up all winter....inside....alone with just me.  (I'm getting the shakes just thinking about it)  

But alas I no longer have babies.  Big sigh of relief.....

Now I can't believe what I was missing out on.  Fall time in Utah is wonderful.....absolutely beautiful :)

Last week was lot's of fun.  I went on my weekly hike with my mom and Miss Layla on the Shoreline Trail.  

Also my boys and I (plus a few of our friends) competed in the Xterra Trailrun.  

Kelto and CeCe ran the 10k and did awesome.  They both placed top 3 in their age divisions.  

Bug and Camo ran the 5k with me, and they kicked butt, they both took 2nd place in their age divisions.

I just love those boys....  They continually amaze me :)

Miss Natalie, Miss H and myself ran the 5k.....and we finished....with big smiles on our faces.  

Thanks to the Bastian and Bell Family....you guys rocked it.  We loved hanging out with all you guys :)



I'm slow posting CeCe's birthday weekend pics....Blah.  It's par for the course for me lately.

Anyway.... I recommend if you've never gone paintballing.....you 100% should try it.  I'll admit I was initially under the mindset that I would just hide during the whole thing.  You know, to avoid getting hit.  I have in my memory box of the one other time I went indoor paintballing, getting hit from 5 feet away, and having a horrible, beyond painful bruise for the next 2 weeks.  Getting hit by a paintball hurts.....no doubt about it.  

But for some reason getting hit with a paintball (during outdoor paintballing) didn't seem as bad.

Honestly at first I just wanted to be an observer....with my camera.  I had this vision of me being a field photographer, capturing the battle at hand.  LOL LOL LOL....

Yah right...  And soon as that mask came down, and the referee blew the whistle to go.  My redheadedness, my utter competitive spirit, my stubbornness to win.....all came out like a flood.  

The pics below are at the very end of our super duper paintballing experience.  This course was referred to the upper course.  It had all the steel drums and barricades.  The lower course (not shown) was more like a capture the flag type of course.

CeCe invited his cousin Nate and my bro Ash, his friend Sam and Kaleb and their dad Gary, also his friend Connor. Kelton invited his friend Carl, plus there was Cam, Bug, me and of course Big B who made it all happen.  

I have to give a big, humungous thanks to him....:) :) :)  

I also have to give myself a big pat on the back...for getting Big B out, in order for my team to take one of the wins.  

Yah that was a proud moment....for me  :) :)


P.S.  I swear, Cam was the cutest paintballer EVER.  Watching him try to run with his oversized mask and gun, all the while trying to aim and not get hit was hilarious!!  I just love that kid!


My Summer birthday Boy....

Holy cow....!! What a great weekend my boys and I had.  Paint-balling, the gun range, pool party....

All of it for my CeCe's 12th birthday.  

Happy birthday buddy....mama loves you :) :) :) :)

Hopefully I'll post more b-day pics soon....


Arrow of Light....

Wanke isn't a Cub Scout anymore....he's a Man Scout.  

Tonight was his Arrow of Light ceremony.  How he even actually achieved that with his soccer schedule is beyond me.  I know that I helped a little....but a whole lot of the credit goes out to his "over-the-top" scout leaders.  Thanks a bunch!

Wanke and Camo after the ceremony....now that's some brotherly love :)  


Sparta Cup....

-Wankes Soccer Team Played in this years Sparta Cup.

-Tourney Started Wednesday.

-They tied first game 0-0.

-No game on Thursday....we made Banana Bread....and I did the absolute "unthinkable".

-Two games Friday....they won both.

-Saturday morning early game (we left at 6:00 a.m.)....uuuuggghhhh.

-Good thing they won.

-Championship Game Saturday at 2:30.

-It was a Nail Biter.

-Double Overtime....with Penalty Kicks.

-I could barely stand to watch.

-But Tiffiny was there....that made me HAPPY!!!

-But they WON!!!!

-I brought my camera, but my battery was dead.

-Crappy cell phone pics.

-Congrats to La Roca.

-We went to Red Mango after....my fav :)





We are the Champions....La Roca Pioneer Cup

My CeCe (and his team) won this years La Roca Pioneer Cup (3 years running)!!! His team has come a long way. We have some fresh new faces that have joined the team....which have made a huge difference.  It's a huge plus for me (personally) because I've been reunited with an awesome friend....

(wink ;) wink missed you Cathy).

Anyway CeCe played injured this tourney.  He actually sat out a game or two.  I've never known him to sit out an entire game.  He pulled/injured his left quad muscle (his kicking leg).  Luckily enough he gutted it out and played in the final game today.  He even started in the double overtime.......uuuggghhh.....that was intense.  But the boys pulled it off....1-0....to win the Championship.

You'd think CeCe would look more happy in the pics below....but alas he's not.  He is the emotional one out of the four.  I asked him why he was so down....no good reason was given.  I think he felt bad that he couldn't have played more and that he was injured.  Plus his leg was bothering him....I think more that I realized.  Poor little guy :(  

Anyway we are excited for the Real game tonight, Fireworks to follow....GOOD TIMES !!