Thursday, December 30, 2010

Family Game Night!!

Family Game Night is always fun at the Steenhoek house. One game in particular always gives us some laughs. That is Scattergories!


Tonight, we played Scattergories. Dad was sleepy... so by the time the last few rounds came along, he wasn't doing as great as he normally does. On the "M" round, he just wrote the first little hill (of the letter 'm'), and then went to the next line because he couldn't really think of anything.

On the last round, one of the categories was types of beer. Us being Mormon, we had no clue.

The letter was "T", so most of us just skipped it. However, dad had some inspiration! He wrote down "Tom Timmons."

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He had no clue why he wrote that, but he couldn't think of anything else sooo he just wrote it.

When we shared our answers, we all laughed and voted "No, that doesn't count." However, he wanted us to look it up! "If there was ever a guy named Tom Timmons, he probably had beer! So it was Tom Timmons' beer!"

So Brittany got on Google......

and......




Ta da!! IT EXISTS!! In Camden, New Jersey called Thomas P. Timmons' Beer Saloon!!!

Check for yourself!

http://www.dvrbs.com/camden-bars/camdennj-bars-ThomasTimmons.htm

We were all dying laughing. Good job daddy! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We have MOVED!


We were waiting forever, and it seemed like the day would never come, but we finally moved on November 14th! We had so many people come and help us. THANK YOU! It went so smoothly and quickly. Here are some fun pics from the move!

Before the move...



So many boxes....


Teamwork!


Dissembling the bed






Eric and Rachel working hard!





Aaron is taking a breather.... (he has been working hard, you know.)



Our giant truck!


Thanks again to all those who helped! We love our new house!!








Sunday, October 31, 2010

Shaving?

Today was a very big day in my life. My little boy of 17 years took the razor to his upper lip full of peach fuzz. It took him all of about 2 minutes to get it off the upper lip, but it was a moment that I'll not forget.
Time goes by so slow, and yet it is gone in a flash. Next he'll be done with high school and moving on to collage, I'm not ready.
Please go back to the days when he wanted his face in the video camera and had the high pitched voice of a little 6 year old. All he wanted to do was show me his "Plummer Butt".
Love ya Brandon...STOP GROWING UP!

P.S. We opted for no photo's for this event.

Friday, October 29, 2010

My Tennis Season!

My tennis tennis is already over! It began nearly a quarter ago, but it feels like it was just yesterday...



I have had a lot of fun! All the girls are really nice and we are all good friends. There were eighteen girls throughout the whole season. I was in the top bracket (Top 6) the whole season, so I got to play every time!


Today we had a party after school with all the tennis girls. Since Barros Pizza is only a fifteen minute walk from Corona, we all walked over right after school. Our Coach treated us! Although she could be a stickler at times, she really was a great Coach and she was always treating us to nice things like McDonalds, new water jugs, and ice cream.


Here are a few cute pics with me and the team! (By the way... the reason I'm dressed as a cowgirl in a few of the pics is because we were allowed to wear our Halloween costumes today. And I'm a cowgirl. Or Jessie from Toy Story. Whichever works :))Tania, Me, Anastasia, Shimoli, Travis (tennis boys team)






Me, Danielle, Caroline

Hannah, Shimoli, Gabrielle



Me, Hannah, Sam, Everett



Kelly, Me, Sam, Caroline


Anastasia, Mallory, Gabrielle, Coach, Everett



Sarah, Alyssa, Caroline, Me
Yay for Tennis!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lunch with the Ladies













Oh yeah...I had the best lunch today:)





A feast for anyone! Our family is moving and will not be in the neighborhood anymore and so we had to get together and eat. Thanks Ladies. I always love getting together and talking, and laughing, and eating. It's a good mix. Next time it will be at my new home. I'll give you my new address. Thanks for coming Christina, Rene, Vicky and Baby Eve, Robyn, Aimee, Jennifer and Jenni. Robyn thanks for hosting. You are always so willing, thanks for sharing your home.Oliver and Dean THANKS FOR YOUR SMILES!!

Sprinkles Cupckes & Friends

Here we r at Sprinkles Cupcakes (okay we cheated...we went next door and ate our cupcakes at Yogurtland, we are sneaky like that, we did get some yogurt as well). It was the best lunch I've had in a long time.
Aimee, Me holding litttle Oliver, Lisa, Jenni and Xan. My Friends...Thanks guys. I love getting together and have yummy food and some laughs.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Homecoming for Corona


Brandon has had some great things happen lately. Over fall break he went and got his drivers license. Paul took him over to the "Mesa DMV", it's the best place to take the test. They called me when he was done, and Brandon was really excited! So, yep, we've been sending him on little trips to the store and to pick up kids from different places. It has been so nice, but I miss having my on wheels, he drives my van, "OLGA". I miss her when he takes her out.
PacSun has kept him busy with work. Which is great because he has to buy new things at least once a week, fashion is important when you are a senior in high school. He also buys food for himself right and left. The boy can put it down. He is now 5'11'' and 125lbs. It doesn't look like he is stopping yet...he might just be as tall as his Steenhoek uncles.
Tonight is the Homecoming dance over at the high school. He asked his date in a very cute way. He would have Subway for lunch with her a lot and knew her fav sandwich but on this day he knew she would be going home for lunch. So he had me pick up her fav sandwich and drop it off at her home and in the wrapper was his note..."I've never gone to Homecoming with you before, but I'd like to try it. Is there "SUBWAY" you could go to Homecoming with me?" (I guess that he says that line a lot when they go out to eat for lunch, "I've never tried that before, but I'd like to try it") She came back the next day with a poster saying, "It would be my "Delight" to go to homecoming with you. On the poster, outside the front door had a big jug of Sunny Delight, and yes was chalked all over the driveway. Kids...they have so much fun.
That's a little up date on the ever growing boy...Brandon. My does time fly.

Tennis Anyone?

So Brittany has been playing on the Freshman Tennis Team on Cornona Del Sol High School Team. She has played at the ranking of 3 for most of the season. Mostly she has been really enjoying the sport and learning more as she wins and plays doubles with other team mates. Paul and I have been able to go over to the school or away schools and watch her play. Rachel and Aaron were with me on her first match...it was so fun to watch her play. Go Brittany!! Two more matches next week and the season is over...maybe J.V. Tennis? We'll see.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Birthday Card



For Aaron's birthday, Grandma and Grandpa Steenhoek sent Aaron a singing birthday card with $25 bucks in it, which was very nice! The song you ask? Celebration. This is how dad describes it (The singing card version, anyways):

"Slow, out of key, sleepy, basically Kool in the Game on Sedatives"

Yeah, pretty much. And whats worse is that Aaron plays it over. and over. and over. As seen above, he thinks its a good gangster song. Here is a clip of it:



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Diet Coke plus Mentos equals...



FUN!!!
This afternoon, we went to a fun toy store, Brilliant Sky. Dad bought a Mentos rocket launcher and then proceeded to buy 2 bottles of Diet Coke at a corner store. After getting our cameras, we headed to the green belt! Good times!



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(ps: sorry for the sideways view!)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lemonade Stand!!

Today was a very hot day. So Rachel, Aaron and I decided to do a Lemonade Stand! Aaron was taking a break when Mom came out with the camera, but you can see his bike behind the chair.

We were on the corner of our street, right next to Commonwealth. 50 cents per cup, 2 1/2 hours, 4 pitchers of lemonade, and many donations later we had made......
druuuummmmmrollllllll............. patapatapatapata.......

THIRTY-FOUR DOLLARS AND FORTY CENTS!!!!


Whoooooo-hoooooooooooooo!!! We were very proud of ourselves, and even tho it was 100 plus degrees, we had lots of fun! We waved and smiled at every car and played a Sweet and Sour game where if the people in the car stopped and buyed/donated, they were "sweet." If they only waved/smiled, they were "semi-sweet", but if they didn't smile, wave, or buy, they were "sour."

After counting the money, we decided that we were gonna put most of the money in a money jar for our vacation next year to New York/Washington/Virginia. But first we seperated the tithing and a $1.50 each for some candy :)

The jar before our lemonade stand:


And after:

YAY FOR LEMONADE!!!

Aaron's Ninth Birthday Party



Today was the day of Aaron's family birthday party! His real birthday is on Monday, but Dad is going to be on a business trip then, so we celebrated today! The theme was Star Wars. We had Stars Wars placemats, fork holders, napkin case, cups, confetti, paper figures, etc, etc.












We ate a "Big Jimmy" from Jimmy and Joe's for lunch. It was HUGE!!










Next, we did presents! Aaron got lots of things. Some highlights were an Indiana Jones Wii game, a bunch of cool shirts, Lego sets, "Dog-opoly", Army guys, aaaaaaannnnnnddddd........



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A NEW BIKE!!! (I was being sneaky :) )



He had a great party :) Happy 9th B-day Aaron!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Busy Day!


What a busy day!



Brittany got her hair cut and Aaron got a new pair of glasses.

Monday, August 9, 2010

First Day of School 2010



























Branon is a Senior, Brittany is a Freshman at Corona Del Sol High School, Rachel is in 5th Grade and Aaron is in 3rd over at Paloma.







It was a great morning, everyone got to school on time and was happy while getting there.