Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Three Athletes Honored by MIAAThree fall sports athletes have been honored as Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc. (MIAA) players of the week. Two of the honorees are football players and the third is a men's soccer player.
Kyle Warren, a sophomore from Grandville (Hudsonville Unity Christian HS), is the football defensive player of the week. Hemade 11 tackles, including eight solo stops, in the Flying Dutchmen’s 32-20 loss to nationally-ranked Wheaton, Ill. Warren, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time ever, also broke up two passes.
Josh Echtinaw, a sophomore from Alto (Caledonia HS), is the football special teams player of the week. He returned three kickoffs for 111 yards, including a 62-yard return to set up a touchdown, in Hope’s loss to Wheaton. He is being honored as Player of the Week for the second time in his career.
Shaun Groetsema, a sophomore from Augusta (Galesburg-Augusta HS), is the men's soccer defensive player of the week. He anchored the Hope defense in leading the Flying Dutchmen to a pair of wins to open MIAA play, 1-0 over Kalamazoo and 2-1 over Trine. Groetsema, who is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in his career, also assisted on the tying goal in the win over Trine.
What more can I say??? He has worked very hard - especially since he's always been an offensive player his entire life & was only moved to defense on his trip to Ireland this past summer.
Way to go Shauny!!!!!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I love this shot (above)! The boys' start their game in a huddle & pray - just too cool!
We were again able to have a team potluck at a team member's house on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Last year the team photo was in front of the Red Lighthouse that Holland is known for. This year the boys' opted for the beachy look. Pretty sharp lookin bunch of boys - don't ya think? My son, Shaun, is the 1st one on the left in the 2nd row.
And here we are - mom & son! Now if I could just get my older son to take these kind of pics!!!
Speaking of Chad, he started his 1st professional job this past Tuesday. He actually had 2 offers on the same day & he chose the one at a local dealership that he'd really been wanting! He has now entered the world of "full" adulthood. He's working 8-5/6ish M-Sat. He's struggling getting used to having a set schedule, but is actually loving the fact that he no longer has to sling chow at the local restaurant every night!!!
Have a wonderful week everyone!!! I plan to - it's my birthday week afterall! :)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I swear I just went to bed & woke up this morning 22 years later......really!
Well it is true, Chad is 22 & I am old enough to be his mom. I'm thankful to be his mom, I love him with all my heart and pray that all his dreams for his life come true! The 1st dream happened when he graduated 2 weeks ago. The 2nd dream will hopefully be fulfilled by the end of this week with a new job he's working on getting!
Chad - you have made me very proud & very honored to be your mom! Love you ~ Happy Birthday buddy!
Here's My Final Entry In The SenseSational ChallengeThis week's challenge was the final "sense" we have - sound. The sound of summer to me is so many things. I love the sound of the waves crashing on shore, I love the sound of my nieces goofing around at the beach - their giggles are so contagious! I love the bands that we hear every Sunday night at the outdoor concerts we attend at the local parks & yes, even the sound of seagulls because they make me think of the beach!
In this challenge we had to include the four techniques we've used on each of the previouse 4 challenges at Dixie Pieces.
We had to include hand cutting, painting, doodling & stitching. I stitched the bars on my music. I doodled the notes, the bees, their flight pattern. I hand cut the treble clef & the bumble bees and I painted the edges of my layout & the treble clef (I used glimmer mist).
This has been a fun challenge for the last month of summer - so hard to believe it's over all ready. Hope I have a good chance at placing in the top 3. The way the scores are running it's still anyone's game!!!!