Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Let the Rugby begin...

Dillon tried out for a 'Select Team' of Rugby players last Sunday & he made it onto the first team. This is good! He has the opportunity to work with a coach who has national recognition and Dillon will get to travel to a few states for games. Luckily the team is sponsored hopefully trips won't be too expensive.

Dillon was chosen to be Team Captain for his team. Here he is leading the team in warm-up exercises. He's out in the middle of the circle in the above video & below he is visiting with the referee. Yes, the ref is wearing a pink jersey. Makes him easy to see in a crowd, right?

Stony Point players each have a nickname. Here is Dillon & his friend Nick.
Otherwise known as 'Fish' and 'Whitey'.
Dillon is 'Fish' because he was the only freshman on the rookie team 2 years ago,
and 'Whitey' is because Nick used to wear only white UnderArmor wear
to all the practices - not black ones like the rest of the team.
Jared was called 'Salsa' for the reason that
he used to bring chips & salsa to practice to share afterwards.
They have had teammates called:
Red, Wolfman, Thing 1, Thing 2,
Blowfish, Flounder,
Speedy & Speedo (brothers),
Bulldog, Beans, Sugar...
all in all it's quite an interesting group of boys.

The boys were on the field from 9am - 4:30pm.
It was a looonggg day.
Here is 'Dee' and 'Fish' lounging in between games.
After the game the coach always does a little 'wrap-up' with the boys.
We took 8 boys to try-outs & 6 boys made it onto the first team.
That is awesome for Stony Point because they were
trying out against boys from teams
as far away as San Antonio.

post from pastor

Pastor John's blog ended with this comment, I think it speaks volumes:
Excited about what God is doing...let's stay out of His way.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mesmerised by History

I flipped on the TV at 10am this morning - very unlike me - but I was looking for some background noise while I cleaned house today. Immediately I was mesmerised by the graphics & original footage of a documentary about World War II.

It was called WII in HD. I watched it for one hour & then it rolled into 2 hours, then 3 hours... I kept thinking the end was going to be in the next hour segment - but finally at 2pm I took a break to run errands & actually get some housework done.

At 5:45 I turned the TV back on and it was STILL ON! It finally ended at 7pm.

I can't believe I watched so much TV - but it was facinating to see History as it was happening - the whole program was actual footage & narration from reporters and soldiers.

If you get the chance to watch it - okay maybe just one hour of it - I recommend it. It will make you appreciate the sacrifice the American soldiers made and how valuable human life is. Wow.

pretty girl pics

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween in the Hood

Our neighbors hosted an awesome Halloween Party this year! Here are several of the families in our corner of the neighborhood.
Here is a classic Cole Family Portrait.

We celebrated this Halloween with many of our friends!
Here is Steve, the skeleton, who lives 2 houses from us.Madison with her Zombie friend, Josy.

And then we have Joe... the Reno-911 cop.
(I am challenged when it comes to knowing
obnoxious current TV shows - so I posted the actual Reno-911
picture below... apparently it's on Comedy Central of Fox or something...)
I don't know who I'm more embarrassed for...

Hawkeyes lose winning streak. Bummer.

Feels like the Hawkeyes were sooooo close, then *swipe* it's gone.
It was a great ride... 9-0. Impressive.

Job for Dillon

Dillon starts his new job at the Outlet Mall today.
He'll be working at Ralph Lauren afterschool & weekends.
Yay! Money for Dillon!

A week of birthdays

Happy Birthday to Scott
on Nov 1.
How 'bout them Hawkeyes!
Hook 'Em Horns!

Audrie shares a birthday with Scott on Nov 1.
Scott calls her his 'Birthday Girl'.
What a pretty girl, Happy Birthday Audrie!
She's now 13 -
Oh the blessed teen years.... ahem.... :)

And our nephew Will is TEN!!
Double Digits.... awesome!
He turned 10 on Nov. 3.

Scott received a very classic hawkeye gift from
my parents. Can you tell what it it?

Now that's cool.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Stay with me...

Hang in there, my faithful blog-readers!
I have so much to post but haven't found time to write... and I have PLENTY of pics to post...
So stay with me. Soon. I promise.