Sunday, April 29, 2012
Posted by Ripley Family at 5:26 PM
Monday, April 23, 2012
Zoe's Funny Moment of the Day: So today I got released as 1st counselor in the primary presidency and put in as secretary in the R.S. presidency. ( AHHHH! I'm freaking out!) It was bittersweet, I've really enjoyed my calling and LOVED being with the girls more, but I worry with Zach in school and the kids I won't be able to handle it all. I guess we will see! Anyways...I digress...the primary presidency was saying our goodbyes to the primary and giving our testimony's...needless to say it was emotional and more than one of us was crying. As we are wrapping up and getting ready to say the closing prayer Zoe raises her hand. Sis. Adams called on her and Zoe said: " If my Grandma was here today, she would be crying too...and she wouldn't be able to STOP!!" Awwww...Grandma...we love and heart you so. And your grandkids know you so well! It made for a happy ending... :)
Posted by Ripley Family at 12:46 AM
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Today was the first day of soccer games for the girls! Unfortunately both their games were at the exact same time so we had to seperate. Both the girls wanted Daddy to go to their game....so we had to flip a coin...Brielle won and Daddy was suppossed to go to her game. But when Brielle saw how upset Zoe was she told Daddy and Zoe that Daddy could go to Zoe's game, because she likes it when Zoe is happy. She said that Zoe helps her all the time, and this time she could help Zoe. ( How AWESOME are my girls!?) Both girls played REALLY hard. Brielle only had 4 players so she played the whole game and was tired at the end. She was very agressive and got knocked down a lot, but each time she got back up and went back after the ball. She even stopped a couple of goals with her awesome defense! The opposing coach was so impressed that he came over and told her what an awesome player she was!!! I didn't get to see Zoe's game, but Zach said she was Fantastic. He said she was a little tentative at first, running alongside the opposing girls, but Zach pulled her aside and said it was ok to bump them off the ball. It was a light clicked...after that it was all she wrote!!! Zach reports that she even flattened a girl twice her size and took the ball from her. Coach Emily said it was AMAZING! As the game wore on, everyone was getting tired...but Zoe just ran faster and harder, and was cutting through the defense like a hot knife through butter. Both girls are improving so much and Zach and I LOVE to go watch them play and have a good time! Maybe next time there will be goals scored and frozen yogurt had...???!!! :)
Posted by Ripley Family at 9:22 PM
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
So Monday was a different day for us. Zach finished taking a huge neuro/bio test and so came home early!!! HOOORAYYY!!! So we took advantage and Zach and the kids went out onto our newly mowed lawn and played some soccer! The girls are getting so big, it was lots of fun watching them play. Afterwards we had dinner, and then the neighbor boys asked zach to play basketball with them. So we put FHE on hold to watch Daddy play. Zoe was Zach's personal cheerleader...kale helped by getting in the way while he played in the puddles. :) Afterwards we drove to Dairy Queen and read stories from the friend for FHE. It's one of our favorites...All in in all it was a great day. The best part was getting to spend some much needed time with Zach! :)
Posted by Ripley Family at 10:13 PM
These are a little late, but here are some pics from Easter morning! The kids woke up and had a blast picking up the candy and finding the eggs that the Easter Bunny left. Kale picked up REAL fast how the candy thing worked...the hardest part was keeping him from putting all the candy in his mouth! After all the candy and egg hunting it was time for church. The kids wore the new dresses that grammie made for them, they were so pretty!!! Zach just has one request for next year...no glitter on the dresses!!!!! It stuck to everything! :) Zach says he looked like he went to a strip club first and THEN went to church! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh well...they looked good!
Posted by Ripley Family at 9:57 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Today was a busy day for the Ripley clan...Zach left in the morning to go study for a HUGE neuro test that he has monday...and the rest of us went to go try out the easter egg hunt at the high school football field. While the kids had fun, they were kind of disappointed that after sitting through the hosting church's sermon that when it came time for the egg hunt they only got 3 eggs a piece. Probably won't attend next year, hoping to maybe put on our own. :) The rest of the day was spent playing outside, riding bikes and playing with the next door neighbors new black lab puppy Maddie. Zach was able to come home to watch to watch the kids dye easter eggs. Zoe and Brielle are pro's and had tons of fun. Zach and I spent most of the time trying to keep Kale from making of mess of things. We finally gave him a plastic cup of water with a spoon and plastic egg to he could "dye" his own egg. Unfortunately he caught on after a while...but it was fun while it lasted.
Posted by Ripley Family at 7:26 PM