Thursday, March 20, 2008

Baseball is Here!!!

This past weekend The Patriots played our first tournament of 2008. And I will say, We came out SWINGING!!!!! We went undefeated for the tournament and scored a total 28 runs and only allowing 5. One of our games the team hit a total of 5 home runs, with Chandler hitting two of them!!! Again, WE came out SWINGING!!!! We have a very versatile group of players that we can move to many different positions depending on who is pitching. That makes things very nice when it comes to a long weekend of playing baseball.

We are off for the next week due to Spring Break, but we will be hitting the ground running the first part of April with a road trip to Memphis. Stayed tuned for more baseball to come!!!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Two down and many more to come!!!

This past Sunday was the six annual Little Rock Marathon. I ran the 1/2 marathon with a Chip time of 149:32. That time put me coming in 226 out of 2176. I was a little shy of the time I wanted but still happy that I seem to be getting faster each time I run. My next adventure is to start training for a 1/2 iron man. Trust me, I have a long way to go before I get there! I just got my bike a few weeks ago, but it has been too cold to work out with it.
I have to keep telling myself I have only been running (seriously) since July 4th of 07. I still have a long way to go, and I try not to push myself too hard. Thanks to everyone that has offered encouraging words and suggestions. Believe it or not, that helps keep me pushing forward during those long runs!

Until the next race...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Chandler!!

It's hard to believe that twelve years ago this kid that did not want to come into this world actually came!!! It took some pushing, pushing and MORE pushing, but he finally made it!!!! All 9.3oz 22 inches came into this world letting us know he had arrived! I still remember the first time I got to hold him and our eyes met... WOW!

Well, today he is 5ft 3inches and wearing men's 10.5 shoes... where has our "little" boy gone? I am still very proud of all he has accomplished, and the way he takes care of his little brother. He is eager to learn as much as he can and his determination to excel in everything baffles me. (and drives us all nuts!)

We love you big guy, and wish you a very happy Birthday!!!

Dad, Mom and Clay

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

She Did It!!!!

Congratulations to Stephanie!!!! She completed her last class of college with an "A" therefore graduating with a 4.0!!!! WAY TO GO!!!! I am so proud of her! I knew she could/would do it!!!


Tom, Chandler, Clay

Monday, March 3, 2008

Congratulations to Chandler!!

I am very proud of Chandler for his completion of the "Little Rockers Kids Marathon"!!

The Little Rockers Kids Marathon encourages children (ages 7 to 12) to become more physically fit by following a fun running and/or walking program. The goal is for each child to complete at least 25.2 miles before race day. Then on race day, children who are properly registered and have reached their mileage goal will complete their final mile on the official Little Rock Marathon course in front of family, friends and thousands of spectators.
The Final Mile is a one-mile, un-timed, non-competitive fun run.

This being said, Chandler came is 7th place! Since this race, we have been talking about running the Little Rock Half Marathon next year!! With practice and a lot of training, he will do it!!

Way to go Chandler!!!