Thursday, July 23, 2015

Her Stamp of Approval

My husband really likes to laugh and tries really hard to make others laugh. Notice the operative word, "tries". I must say I don't always enjoy his humor. But, now, he feels vindicated.

The other day he said something that made Abbey laugh. She turned to me and said, "He's a really funny guy. I'm glad you married him!"

So finally someone appreciates Mr. Funny Man!

Two peas in a pod...

But, even if I don't fall down laughing at the Three Stooges, or enjoy other slapstick humor, I'm pretty glad I married him too!!


Monday, July 13, 2015

All Black Belts start out as a

White Belt!

Elijah is taking trial classes in Tae Kwon Do. Today he earned his white belt.

Punching during class

Bowing after class

In front of the class after getting his belt!

Abbey gets pretty bored while waiting. (And me? I'm just humoring her)

I don't know if this will be the sport for Elijah, but for now, he's enjoying it.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Keeping it safe!

When Daniel had to decide whether to come home and coach for our local summer league team this past February, it was a difficult decision for him. He loved coaching, but he had dreamed of being a beach lifeguard. He also wanted to train uninterruptedly through the summer. After a bit of deliberation and prayer, he told the swim team of his youth, "Sorry, but I'm going to pursue my dream of ocean lifeguarding and trying to qualify for Olympic Trials".

He anxiously awaited the ocean rescue tryouts. He sailed through the tryouts. So much so that they posted about him on Instagram.

Needless to say, he achieved his goal and is now working everyday keeping the beaches safe!

He's enjoying the intense training and adrenaline rushing job.

Abbey and Elijah enjoy having their big brother play in the ocean with them, while we stopped in and visited him, after his shift was over.

But, they surely do miss having him home for the summer, as do I!