Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
This is the two teams before the game, in the last minute huddles. Josh's team is in the white & purple.Josh is the taller one standing in the middle
This is Josh being tutored by Coach Carter after he got pulled out of the game at one point. I asked Josh after the game what he was talking to him about & he said that Coach was explaining to him some points of a play he hadn't been doing right. These kids really like Coach Carter & seem to be really responding to him.
During half time, the cheerleaders did a very nice dance.
The Panthers(Josh's team) won the game 35-26. They did very well, especially considering it was their first game & they've only been practicing for about a week & a half. I would expect that they'll only continue to improve & play even better as a team. Game #2 is tomorrow, so hopefully there'll be another great report!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Already, I'm finding that this is going to be a very good yearly challenge for me. I've been spending the week thinking about the blessings in my life. I find that, especially with the challenges I've had the last few months, I tend to focus on the bad things & the problems that I've got. I fail to pay a whole lot of attention to the good things & the gifts that I've been given. So, for this week, I have chosen my family. I think I have the best family! We may not always get along & they may frustrate me sometimes, but they are the best. I love them dearly! My immdiate family consists of my mom and two of my nephews. James, in the middle, is the older & just left on his mission. James is who I wrote about last week. Josh, on the left, is 14. He is an amazing young man! He has this huge love of life & this wonderful, huge personality--Josh makes friends with everyone he sees. He makes me laugh every single day & I just love him to death. I am so thankful for my family & for the blessing that it is for me to have them as my family!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
On our way home, we stopped in Twin Falls so that we could drive by the new temple. I went by it a few months ago on the way back from a business trip, so it was really fun to see how much more of it is done now! It really is beautiful!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Josh & Coop playing ball in our church gym. Coop is in the brown shirt, Josh in the blue.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
So, while I've not posted on here at all, I've still occasionally checked out other blogs, mainly Jen's. When I went onto Jen's blog today, I found this post from her & it touched me! Maybe part of it is that I'm really starting to believe that today especially, the Lord has been ensuring that I have heard the things that I needed to hear to get through the wall of self-doubt & lack of faith that I've had surrounding my heart for the last few months. Maybe there is hope for me after all.
So, here's what I'm going to steal from Jen for 2008. I've decided to start the year off the right way & this will help me to remember the many things that I have been blessed with.
*****The 52 Blessings Project About 52 Blessings--On a week post a photo of something you are most grateful for. This gives us a chance to reflect on the good things we have learned from or that have made us better in our everyday lives or things we just enjoy! I think everyone needs to be more grateful for what they have now days instead of always thinking about what we want! This is one of the things we can do to be more gracious people. It will be like a photo gratitude journal.*****
So, after much internal debate, I have chosen what I am thankful for in the first week of the new year. I am grateful for a nephew who made the decision to serve a mission for our church. He has not always had an easy life & he made the choice to join the church against the wishes of his father. He has brought the sweetest spirit into our home since we were privileged to have him move in with us. I will miss him greatly while he is serving the Lord for 2 years in Puerto Rico, but I am so proud of the choices that he has made in his life & the strength that he has shown. He is a special spirit & I am grateful for the blessing of having him in my life & family. We had the privelege of taking James to the MTC on Wednesday, the 2nd of January. what an amazing experience that was!