Friday, June 30, 2006

Finally a "W"

I play for a coed church softball league. My church has participated for the past two years, but this year we didn't have enough people to have our own team. So like all good baptists we joined with another church because we absouletly had too!! (jk) Today we played our 5th game. Our first game was horrible. The score was 45 to 1. I am not joking about this either. Their first at bat lasted 30 minutes and we only play for an hour. We have been getting a little better and today was the best. We beat the best team in the league 21 to 17!! We finally played as a team and we conquerored. It was a great day in the history of the coed church softball league. Only two more wins and we will beat our record from last year!!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Summer Fun with the Yoders

On Memorial Day weekend I went to this awesome park on the outskirts of the cities with the Yoder Family. Here are a few pictures I took while I was there.

This is the first family picture in quite awhile.

Uri really loved this slide.

Christian and his papa.

What nice big brothers!!

Wedding Pictures Finally!!

I am sorry this has taken so long and it is not all of the pictures. I will be making a slideshow this weekend thanks to Joy and her suggestions of free programs to use.

Grace...isn't she beaitiful?

Grace and Barb getting ready for the big event.

Patience...a flower girl.

Rachel...another flower girl.

left to right: Barb, CyAnn, Amanda, Karyn, Patience, Rachel

Goofing off after the wedding photos before the ceremony!!

Another great shot of Grace!!

Here she goes down the aisle.

Karyn and I after the ceremony.

The getaway into the Limo.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

This is for Henry!!

(Click on the picture to read the comic in larger print)
I truly appreciate the hard time that Henry gives my cousin Karyn. Since I am unable to see her often I appreciate the time and effort he puts into giving her grief. He has given her a nickname that I just love but will not publish on the internet. All those in Rockford will know exactly what it is, however. If someone could please inform Henry of my post I woould appreciate it because this is for him.

To the Rockford Crew

I wanted to let you all know that I have not forgotten about putting Grace's wedding pictures on my blog or sending out the Cd's. It has been a really long week with all sorts of things going on. I will hopefully be posting a slideshow of the best pictures this weekend. I want to also try to burn the picture Cd's and get them off to you as well.

I had a great time and thank you for letting em share in such a special moment with your family and friends. I hope to see some of you in the Cities for Labor Day!!


Thursday, June 01, 2006

Addicted to Running

I ran my first mile without stopping on Tuesday, May 23rd. I felt like I was going to die. But on Friday, May 26th I ran what I thought was 2 miles without stopping. However, on Saturday I decided to see just how far I had run because it seemed way longer than 2 miles. Indeed it was 2.8 miles. If I had only know I would have run two more blocks to make it an even 3 miles!! On Memorial day I ran a mile as fast as I could and it turned out not to be so fast, 15 1/2 minutes. Today however I ran a mile in 12 1/2 minutes. I first had a goal of a seven minute mile until I found out that it is hard for a guy to run a mile that fast. I am rethinking my end of the summer goal to 9 minutes.

I am also shooting for a Tri-athlon in September. I would be swimming 1/2 a mile, biking 18 miles, and then running 5 miles. It is my summer goal to complete this, even if I am the last person across the finish line. I will still have completed it!! Please pray that I will continue to train and I am able to see the Lord help me accomplish my goals. I know that I would not be this far it is wasn't for Him helping me every step of the way.