Tuesday, January 18, 2011


There's nothing like the month after Christmas to keep life interesting!
We finally got our van fixed, now it's running just fine, but it was costly. We're hoping to put it up for sale soon and buy another car.
But that's not so easy, particularly when Moe needs two teeth crowned. We've just put it off for so long and now it has to get done. It will be a relief for him, though, and that's important.
All the kids are playing basketball at some level. Michael is on the freshmen team. Last Friday he got knocked over and banged his head on the floor. He was diagnosed with a mild concussion and will probably sit out the rest of the week to recover. He's doing really well though and we feel sure for a complete recovery.
Noah just tried out today for the seventh grade team. There are a lot of kids who want to play, but I'm pretty sure he'll make it onto one of the teams. And you know what that means ... of course he needs new shoes!
Ruby and Mia are part of the Woodburn parks and rec youth basketball program. Mia plays on a kinder-1st grade team, mixed with boys and girls. She was pretty lost during her first game last Saturday, but was a real trooper and ran up and down the court, hoping to get the ball. Ruby is on a girls 4th-5th-6th grade team. She didn't really want to play, and missed two practices the first week because she was sick, but still went out there and tried anyway. So proud of her! I think she'd rather be a cheerleader than a sports athlete, so we'll see where she goes down the road.
I bought a membership to the Woodburn Aquatic Center and I've spent several days in the past week getting acquainted with the treadmill. I've yet to enter the pool, though ... maybe sometime this week.
We're trying to get back to regular scripture reading, family prayer and family home evening. It's more hit-and-miss than I'd like, but we're trying. We had a fun FHE last night!

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