Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas 2016

I'm so thankful for another precious Christmas with the four of you.  
I love the traditions we have built and hope to continue for many, many years.
Having Christmas fall on a Sunday so that we could worship 
together on Christmas morning was an extra blessing this year.

We exchange gifts because we love each other.
May we always keep our eyes and our hearts focused on the greatest and most precious gift of all!

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

I love you.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Volleyball Season

Sydney, you've had another fun volleyball season. 
It was pretty special this time around!
Since you moved up in Division 2 this fall, your Orange Crush team played in a post season tournament..  Of seven teams in the tournament, you made it to the final 2 and to play in the championship game!...

You got to play at a middle school gym in front of a much bigger crowd. 
It was a great experience for all 12 of you...
...and you finished as the runner up and also got a trophy!

You had a good season too...and became the
first server of the matches by the 2nd half of the season.
My favorite memories of the season are watching you serve it over
with such confidence and the times you volleyed it back with power.
You have become very consistent with your underhand serve.

Another cool part of your season tied in with another volleyball team-the Lady Tops.
You love going to watch your favorite athletes play , and you girls decided you should invite them to come to your championship game early on a Saturday morning.

Your four favorites came!  It was such a great moment for you girls and you were so very excited. 
They cheered for you girls and stayed and talked.  

They finished the regular season ranked in the top 20 and just got knocked out of the NCAA, but it was fun to follow them all season.

I'm so glad you had such a fun season sweet girl.  It is so neat watching you play a sport you enjoy.

...Great season #11-until the spring...