Friday, September 30, 2016

First Fire

A little cold and very damp. I just needed a little flame.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Basketball is Back

Alongside, soccer and flag football. October will be a busy month.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


They say they hate cotillion but I think they like it, just a little. Where else can you find a bunch of girls their age all dressed up and looking good?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sunny Days

It had barely rained around here the las couple months but we are due for a few inches the next couple days. It's been great for getting games in but my lawn is in rough shape. No soccer this weekend, only football.

Sunday, September 25, 2016


The boys lost their soccer game again yesterday but Dylan had a nice penalty kick go in for our only goal. We also lost another football game at the last minute. That's really frustrating.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Young Vikings

Had a great practice on a warm Fall evening. First time I had all 7 of them together for a workout. Fun group of kids that learning to run their own team. I'm just Walter Matthau in Bad New Bears but they aren't bad news. That are all very good. 

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Iron Giant

First day of Fall. My favorite time of the year. 

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Sunday, September 18, 2016


Well, not really that bad but we lost our flag football game on Saturday by a point, lost our soccer game by 5 Saturday afternoon and now lost a second soccer game by 8. Sam twisted his ankle in the first 10 minutes of Saturday's soccer game and had to sit out today. Dylan scored on two pick six's and threw a 40 yard bomb to Sam in the football loss and scored the soccer teams only goal all weekend today. Need to reset and go back at it next weekend. 

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Night Lights

Late Friday practices tend to create a late start to the weekend but it's getting nice out for sitting outside. 

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Thursday, September 15, 2016


Things you see outside National Geographic.

Monday, September 12, 2016

One Week Down...

8th grade marches on. Not a lot of home work yet but I'm sure it's coming.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sports Saturday

The boys played a flag football and soccer game with a 100 degree heat index yesterday. The flag game was my coaching debut with my own team and I was very proud of the way Dylan and Sam were leaders n the field. The whole team played really well and pretty much managed themselves in the game. They called their own plays and talked to each other on defense making it really difficult on the other team. We ended up winning 49-28.

Sam and Dylan also provided a lot of the leadership and most of the scoring chances in a 6-2 loss in soccer. Sam scored both of our goals with Dylan providing a perfect crossing pass on one of them. Dylan also had a beautiful shot from about twenty yards that just missed the upper left corner by a few inches.

It was a great day for the boys.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

8th Grade

Next stop, High School but let's enjoy our last year of middle school first.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Night Practice

Soccer has started and we have one of our weekly practices on Friday nights. We had a very fall like day and a great sunset. Not much going on this weekend, need an at home weekend.