Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hello Moto

Another year has passed.   Tons have happened.    My daughter Megan said to me a few weeks back, "Dad" why don't you post anything anymore.   Yeah, sorry about that.   Life has been pretty busy, but I think I just need to find the time to record a lot of the little things, and it will be better than trying to do it all.   This really is a cool place to record a lot of what happens to us.  So I will re-kick it off with this:

 

When Paola and I got engaged, she did not want for me to keep riding motorcycle.  During that time we knew a few people that rode that got in to a couple of bad motorcycle wrecks.  So it has been many years, but before Chirstmas, Paola said "I guess you are responsible enough now..."   blush    That day I called my sister to see if she still had that motorcycle in the garage.   Man I love riding this thing.  It's a beutiful ride and so very relaxing.   Since then I have been riding almost every day.  Along the way I seem to have picked up a riding budy.  Sophia loves riding with me.  Now we just have to keep it safe out there.

Well with that, one final thought.  I love my kids, and my wife.   God has been good to us.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Bang Bang Weekend

This past weekend we had an alignment of stars.  There were so many things going on for all the kids, that our tires seemed to be on fire.  Matthew and his wresting team had a great season and they are in the final matches next Saturday.  Matthew won all four of his matches this day.  Below is Matthew throwing down with his crazy wrestling moves.

Matthew Wrestling Match

Sophia and her team did excellent on their reading bowl competition.  It was a lot like the wrestling match because they threw down on their opponents without mercy.

Sophia Reading Bowl 2016

And not to be left behind, Megan and her team also did some stomping at the Middle school level.  But also it was her day for the photography competition.  She came in first in the district.

Megan First Place in Photography

Overall a great day for the kids in the things they have been working so hard on.  We are so proud of our kids.  They are hard working and determined.  We pray they work hard at the things God has in store for them as they grow.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sunday School Social

This year, Paola and I started teaching a new Sunday school class with our friends (the Overstreet).  The class has been really good.  A lot of good biblical material.  A lot of good discussion.  We really have gotten a chance to share with the class, and not just on Sunday's but also on other days.  We have had a chance to do a social activity and a missions activity every week.  It's really interesting how doing things together allows you to get to know each other at a much deeper level.  Well this last get together was a nice little Christmas party.  Good food.  Good times.  And yes... Good friends.

Sunday School Christmas Party 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Flash Bang Tokyo

We had a chance this past week to go out to dinner after Matthew's music concert.  It was a chance to not only celebrate the performance, but also get some dinner with my parents at a little place that we liked to visit.

Matthew Concert

My Dad's birthday had just passed and we also wanted to celebrate his 200+ years... (ok .. .maybe a little less).  Here is a picture of the fire they set at the Hibachi table before they get cooking.  That is a good way to get a birthday / concert celebration started.

Little Tokyo

One nice night with no work, music concert, and a family dinner.  Busy but good.  Man these kids are growing up quick.  Man my father is growing up quick.  :-)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Run for Pancakes

This past weekend it was time for the 2nd annual Flapjack 5K run.  Last year we did awesome!  We had all been practicing and running regularly.

Rockdale Baptist 5K

It was a fun day for everyone.  We did our run and had fun as well.  I was really rough on the run, but glad I did it in the end.  I was really proud of my family for doing this.  We almost chose not to do it since several of us had been slacking for a while.

Fachisthers FlapJack 5K

Now some of us (not me) really did good.  Matthew was in the top group but there was stiff competition.   Sophia and Paola were able to get first in their age group.  So we were all very proud of them (and a little jealous).  :-)