Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I hope you all enjoy.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Anyway, Hannah had a great closing meet. While she did not place overall, she did place 8th on the Beam and scored a personal best of 9.0 on the vault. I was looking back and she did not place in the top 11 last year so she has definatly improved!
She had a problem on the initial start on the bars but did great on the rest of the routine and kept her legs straight on the shoot through.
The biggest challenge for Hannah this year was her growth. Every time she would get a routine down pat, she would wake up and will have grown an inch or two. That then throws her body out of whack changing everything she just learned.
I realized after the fact that I had not taken as many pictures as I thought. I guess that's what happens when you are having fun.
It was a milestone year in that there were two men in attendance. Myself and Chris. Chris was in Africa last year so it was good to have him home. His son Anthony and Patrick are about at the point where we can move them up from the kid section so we will have more company.
Elizabeth and Maryanna
Sheila brought her Wii so Dance Dance Revolution was the game and Eric was the name (to beat). It was a lot of fun and everyone did well. JoAnna and I got Wii music for our anniversary (14 years) and everyone had a lot of fun with that as well.
Sheila all tired out after trying to beat Eric's score!
(Eric is on the floor waiting for the EMS! LOL)
Anthony and Alyssa battling it out on the dance pads.
JoAnna and I went out at 5:00am Black Friday to experience the rush and people watch. The kids stayed in bed so it was like a date out drinking coffee and hot chocolate. We actually opened a Starbucks. (How sad is that? LOL)
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
JoAnna and I realized that while I have done musicals in the past while growing up, I had not done anything like that since we had met so she got to see a part of me that she had never seen before.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Anyway, Hannah did well for her first meet back after the sprained elbow. she didn't place but did lock up qualifying for state in December.
The Pembroke Pig Pickin went well even though is was misting. We got the TVs and computers torn down before the bottom opened up.
Hairspray went well at church and Patrick assisted in the stage setup with the microphones during the service. This coming weekend is the Suessical so we have a big rehearsal tonight.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
In the 7th grade, I went to Guadalajara Mexico as a foreign exchange student. In my place the family I stayed with sent their son to live in Newport Oregon with my family. Recently he contacted us through our Blog. We have since started reconnecting with him and his family. Having been the one to travel to Mexico, I have a lot of fond memories of my time with his family and the places they took me. It was an experience of a lifetime and so glade that my parents sent me!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I think one of the best comments of the day was when Lilly (pictured below) a good friend of Jeanne and Tommy and everyone else in the family ( she is a part of the family) said
"When I put my hands in my pockets, I feel as if Tommy were here, since these are his shorts."
Patrick holding Diva and Hannah holding CJ Diva's newest cousin.
Tommy's daughters Angela and Kathleen and Amy.