Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Catching Up

Okay, it seems like Friday is the only day that I can catch up on anything. Dan was upset because I hadn't done any laundry, so his AU shirt that he normally wears to work wasn't clean this morning. If we lose to UT, it will be my fault! Connor had a game on Monday. They lost 25-6. Connor had some great blocks and tackles. He also caught a great pass-wish I had it on film. Blake's team won again, 6-0. His age group is the only 4th grade Briarwood team to win more than 2 games. They have won 4. They face their biggest opponent, Homewood, a week from Monday. Those kids haven't lost a game in 3 years! Class for me was great again this week. I am not the only nurse in the class who doesn't know what she wants to do. Everyday at lunch we start to talk about what is next for us-none of us know! I started a new Bible study with my friends from church. It is on the Psalms of Ascent. I'll let ya'll know how it goes...

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Update

This has been a big week. I headed back to school sorta. I am taking a nurse refresher class at UAB. It will last for five weeks. Other than the parking I love it. Before I started the class, I kept telling myself that I would do something like outpt surgery or clinic, but no way would I go back to the ER. By the third day I was sitting in class thinking I probably will end up in the ER! I have friends that are labor and delivery nurses and it is such a calling for them. It is the same way for me, except it has been buried for a while. I just have to find a place that is willing to work with me on hours.
On the kid front, of course we had 2 football games. Connor's team lost 17-0 to an Alabaster team. He did pretty well though at safety and had several good tackles. Blake's team is still undeafeated and unscored upon. They won last night 6-0. Obviously it was close, he didn't get to play except for both times we kicked off. He was a little disappointed at playing time, but some kids only got on the field once and winning helps the overall mood.
I would say I am looking forward to weekend of rest, but our weekend is just as busy as the week!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Connor's Game

Not a good night for the Gold Lions. They lost to one of Vestavia's teams, 21-0. Connor caught a great pass and had a good run in the second quarter, but they just couldn't get it all together. Then, in the third quarter, Connor went to tackle a kid and got plowed over by him. He has a pretty big mark across his neck. The team doctor said he hyperextended his neck but will be fine. He is sore and we iced him down when we got home. He is also just really mad he didn't get to play after he ot hurt and he is disappointed they lost. He and Blake are sleeping in my bed while Dan is out of town so I can keep an eye on him. Please keep him in your prayers tonight.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Blake's FB Game

Blake played Oak Mountain last night and they won! 20-0, again!
This was a big game because many of the Briarwood kids live in the Oak Mountain area and play other sports with these kids. In fact, one of Blake's classmates plays for the OM team. That poor kid has to face 5 boys in his own class room this morning after a little "smack talking" yesterday before the game in school.
B didn't play quite as much this game, but still got in enough to make him happy.
C plays on Thursday...more to come then.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Both boys' teams won tonight!
Blake was 20-0. B almost made an interception!
Connor was 8-0.
Pics to come later.
Go Lions!

Labor Day Weekend and Game Night

This has been a busy weekend which will be followed by a busy week.
Saturday we went to Connor's good friend, Ben's, house to swim and watch AU's opening game. We hadn't been there 30 minutes when Connor's friend Sam fell and broke his arm while the boys were playing basketball. Did I mention that this sweet boy is also our team's quarterback? Sunday we went to our friends', the Marks, lake house for the day. We had a blast. I thought I would be brave and jump off their 2nd level dock. Well, when I finally did it I thought I blew out my ear drum! Water went in my sinuses so hard that I was in pain for most of the day. Connor jumped off about 15 times and he was fine. Blake is a little timid at the lake-he wouldn't do anything but fish when we went to Lisa's back in July. He wanted to go in the canoe, so I took him for a ride. Later Dan and he went and promptly got capsized by a passing speed boat's wake! I figured we would never get B. to do anything ever again. At the end of the day Dan made him get on the disc/tube with him. He was really angry with Dan and kept telling him no. Dan said once they got going he was screaming, "this is awesome!" He went with Connor and Jeannie for about 30 minutes-we have created a monster! Yesterday was a little leisurely ending with FB practice and me grilling steak for dinner.
Tonight is the first FB game for both boys-of course at the same time on different fields. Hopefully I will have pictures to post later.