Wednesday, April 26, 2017


It's been pretty cool to see Matt's drumline team add on more elements to their drumline performance. Here is the final result.
It's been a great season for Matt. He had a lot of fun and did a great job with it.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Proverbs 15:3

You know, if we could just remember that God is always with us, our lives would be so much better! Whether it's remembering God's presence for comfort, for strength, for encouragement and to drive away all fears or to give us a fear of committing sin, it's always so GOOD to remember He's with us. I hope and pray that the boys and girl can keep that truth close to their hearts when they leave our home.
Proverbs 15:3
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The School Board

Emery was elected to Student Council this year. They meet every other week. One of the highlights for Emery is that she will read the school announcements over the PA system for two weeks this year.
But a big honor was that she was chosen to represent her elementary school at the school Board meeting. She and her friend gave a report to the Board. Go Hounds!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Matt officially joined the Broken Arm Club (BAC). Actually, it's more like the broken limb club to include me and my ankle. But after 2 broken arms for Andrew, Matt is officially in.
He broke it playing basketball. I told him to tell everyone that he broke it on the rim as he was dunking, but he just tells everyone that he was walking backyards and tripped. He's so humble.
When Matt was in the ER, he got some drugs for the first time. I guess Ketamine is a lot like PCP. He really enjoyed it.

Here's his wrist after it was reduced in the ER. The amazing thing about this kind of fracture in the growth plate is that it basically realigns itself on its own since Matt is still growing. God is amazing in how He created us.
He had a cast put on just 2 days after the splint. And here's his second one. Hopefully, he'll be in this one just a few more weeks.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Emery's Got Talent!

Emery's school had a talent show recently. Emery had two acts!

She opened things off with the Star Spangled Banner. It was quite the way to kick off the night!

Her second act was an ensemble with some of her friends. Unfortunately, they had some technical difficulties. This is how it started.

It was choreographed completely by the girls. Nice job Emery! So much talent!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Winter Concert

Matt's band - the Norse Band - put on their winter concert a couple of months ago.

He's working the xylophone.

This one's a foot stomper.
Here he goes completely on his own. Nice job Matt!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

And they're off!

Andrew has started track in HS. He's running on the JV or Frosh/Soph team. I think the coach and Andrew are still figuring out what events he should run in, but for now, he's working on the 100, 200, 400 and 4x100, 4x200 relays. This was his first meet and his first race. He's actually one of the younger guys as a lot of the boys competing were sophomores.
He's in the first lane on the right.
The 100 isn't his best race, and he's still getting used to using blocks.
He's not usually the fastest starter, but he got a good jump this time. The most important thing in his first race was that he didn't finish last! Good job Andrew! It'll only get better from here!