Monday, March 27, 2017

New opportunities and princesses

Spring is blooming here in beautiful southwest Virginia, and we are enjoying the warmer days and new opportunities in front of us.  Mike is staying incredibly busy as our little league president.  It has been a ton of work for him but we believe in volunteering in our community and we are believers in little league due to Challenger baseball for David and the opportunity for softball and baseball here locally in our community.  He has been almost as busy with Little League as he was in his old superintendent job!

Jackie Wilson at church captured this precious picture of our three at church,  Kyle has been running the projector at church for several years now and he is trying to teach his siblings:) This picture melts my heart.
Kyle played a crazy amount of basketball this past weekend.  He played in a local tournament with his old JV team, had pratice with two different travel teams, and then had a cool opportunity to scrimmage King College.  He was amazed how fast and physical those college boys played!  Ha!  He was definitely sore and tired after all that basketball.

We have had to divide and conquer a lot to help Kyle get to all of his basketball practices.  Basketball is teaching him hard work and discipline.

Another cool and new opportunity for Kyle is to be on the boys tennis team.  He is playing #2 and so far is undefeated.  He still has a lot of work to do on his serve and backhand but he is loving every minute of it and loves his teammates.  Thanks to Sarah Martin for this awesome picture!

Tennis is a great, laid back sport and he is really enjoying it.  Here he is with his Coach strategizing how to overcome a broken string during warmups.  The last shot before the match began he heard a funny noise and realized his string broke on his racquet.  Blessedly it is already restrung due to a good friend.  Right now we are working with Kyle on how to balance his life with his busy schedule, I preach to him and actually our entire youth group on putting God at the top of their totem pole and then aligning their priorities from there.  Kyle still has a lot of work to do in time management with his passion for sports, but he is a work in progress, I guess we all are :)

Hope had a wonderful Saturday having a royal day with some princeses for a special birthday party for a friend.  They started the day with chocolate chip pancakes and hot chocolate at IHOP then watched Beauty and the Beast movie.  It is soooo amazing!!!

Last weekend we spent the day in Radford catching up with the patients! Ha!  My grandmother is out of rehab and is at home on a trial basis at her apartment.  My Mom is still in physical therapy and is able to get out for short bursts at a time.  We did drag her into Belk to help us pick out a dress for Hope to wear.  She is slowly on the mend.  It has been a rough 2017 thus far for GG.

We are so thankful for new opportunities that God has put in our path.  I really do not like baseball at all, so I find it ironic that we are knee deep into Little League at this house!  Mike has given it his all so far and of course Challenger season is about to begin.  It is hard to believe spring is here but we are thankful for all the experiences God has put in our path.

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