Wednesday, May 30, 2012


This Memorial Day was special
We took some time to reflect on WHY we have Memorial Day...

We spent the afternoon visiting Grandpa Don and thanking him for his service in World War II. He told us stories of flying in planes just like the one pictured below. How tender these memories are...
Grandpa has always had a soft spot for Thomas. He gave him his flight suit a few years ago and he is looking forward to giving Thomas his wings when he receives his Eagle.
As we were about to leave Grandpa started to cry. He told us that when he dies there will be a flag presented at the grave site. He wants Thomas to have it.
What an honor....What a sweet, good, kind and wonderful man.

We love you Grandpa Don!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dance Festival

Emily LOVED dancing with the 4th grade!

She did an AMAZING job :)
I love these pictures because she has such a sweet smile! It has been a tough year for her. She has lost more hearing; making it impossible for hearing aids to be turned up loud enough to make a difference. She gets about 15% of what is being said around her. She has been SO TOUGH! Going to school, determined to do her best while only catching small amounts of whats going on. I can't even imagine what it must be like. She has been so BRAVE!
We are all praying for a cochlear implant this will make ALL the difference!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Emily's first track meet

The first inner squad meet!
Emily wasn't very impressed. She says it doesn't count as a "real" meet :)

100 meter dash... 

Look at that form!

The High Jump! 

She gave it her best effort!  

The Long Jump...

Gotta love that smile! 
Way to go Emily!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Soccer highlights


Great team...

Great plays...
  Great weather...well, most of the time :)

Great coaches...

Great friends... 

Monday, May 21, 2012


The Greenwoods dropped this off the day before...
A great pump me up!
Training is it's time to have some fun!
The 1 mile...  
9th place overall!
The 2 mile...  
Jac ran a very smart race. She stayed with the top group and ran her best!  
5th place overall!
Coach Rowe and Coach Hayes...we love you guys!
The 800...   
She ran fast and strong; finishing 1st in her heat! 
2:22...a PR by 4 seconds!
9th place overall!
CONGRATS on an AMAZING Sophmore season!
We love you Jac!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

What has Emily been up to?

It is a new favorite!

She is quite the little artist :)
Riding lessons

Emily has gotten really good at handling the horse. She is a born leader!
Gotta love the boots with shorts :)