Friday, December 2, 2016

Matt's Soccer

Matt played in his second season of soccer this fall and had a very nice year.
He practiced all year long and developed quite a few moves. I was impressed that he used most of those moves to pass very well. This one didn't end up in a goal, but he gave up his own shot to put the ball in the perfect place so someone else could score.
Matt got the "hockey" assist for this one. He got the pass before the pass that led to the goal. It was a fun to play with his buddy Joseph who got the goal and Richie who was a very good player.
I wish I got some more of his fancy footwork on film, but he's developed a lot of good moves.
Matt ended up scoring almost 10 goals during the season and guess who never got one on film! I know, I'm a bad dad or at least a bad camera man. While I missed the actual shot, at least I got proof that Matt's shot went into the goal. Does that count for something?
In the first game of the year, Matt was chosen as the player of the game with a goal, a sweet assist, and some nice hustle.
Unfortunately during the season, Matt had some heel pain and had to miss a couple of games. But his team, the Glow Sticks, ended up in 2nd place.
But the season ended well with Matt being chosen to play in the Coach's Invitational. He scored the lone goal for his team that night. Great job and great season Matt!

Friday, November 11, 2016


We have a new addition to the family - Mellie - which is short for Melissa. She's a toy poodle mix that we adopted from a rescue. Some people think she's part Maltese. No one knows for sure.
She's about 2-years-old. She seems to act like a teenager. Bursts of activity and then lots of sleeping.
Emery and Matt especially love her. But I think she fits right in with our family. I really enjoy having a dog again as it's been a long time since I had one.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Hebrews 11:6

Isn't it amazing to think that we can PLEASE God? The one true God of the universe takes pleasure in me through my faith that seeks Him and that believes that He rewards those who seek Him.May the boys and girl seek Him always and find Him to their heart's delight.
Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Friday, November 4, 2016

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

The "momentary" in this verse has always encouraged me. No matter what I'm going through. No matter how sad I may feel. No matter how difficult it may seem. It is momentary. And doesn't compare with the glory of God that is waiting for me for eternity.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

1 Peter 2:24

1 Peter 2:24
24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

Monday, October 31, 2016


Costumes are always so fun. This year, Matt was a stick figure and Emz was an 80's girl. Doesn't she look like Punky Brewster?
I wonder if Sandy looked like that back in the day.
They also got to have some fun carving pumpkins.
This will make a perfect bat sign in the sky.
Emery went with the monogrammed look - EHL.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Character Counts

Emery has started her 5th grade year off very well. We were all a little hesitant, wondering how she would adjust to her new school. But so far, things have gone fabulously.
She has made good friends. She has done great academically. And even more impressive, she won the Joe Henderson Elementary Character Counts award for the first month of the year for her class.
She won a free book with it too. Great job Emery! We're very proud of you!