Every Season must come to an end…

March 25, 2008 at 2:17 am (family, sports)

Well the lady falcons made a great run at it, but just couldn’t pull of the championship victory.  It’s a hard game to lose once you’ve come so far, but the ladies let their character shine through the toughness of the loss, even when the opposing team wouldn’t even come over to say good game at the end…jerks.  Either way, i can’t begin to describe how proud of my sister i am, as well as for the whole team for making it to the big dance.  To cap it off, the local newspaper, the morning of the championship game, had a full page picture of Amy driving the lane to advertise the big game which was cool to see.

I have to say one of the neatest things about the weekend was being able to have the whole family there.  Saturday night, the team organized a short Easter service (since everyone was going to be traveling the next morning) where we had some sweet worship, a cool message, and communion; in the hotel nonetheless.  It was especially meaningful for us because we have no idea when the entire family will be back together again…probably not until Christmas…we’ll see.

Anyway, for Amy, the end of basketball season doesn’t mean time to relax…she has a track meet on Wednesday…DANG.  Should be another great season for her as the only thing between her and a few other national titles (Javelin and Heptathlon – thats 7 events for those who don’t know their prefixes) last year were a couple of seniors….now they’re gone.  Time for her to tear it up…again!


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Weekend Update from Holland, MI

March 22, 2008 at 2:46 pm (family, sports)

Amid many traveling difficulties, my entire family (and the families of all the other team members) eventually made it out to Hope College in Holland, MI to see Messiah battle vs. Oglethorpe College (Georgia) for a trip to the title game. Actually…it wasn’t really a battle, it was more or less a beating as Messiah, as quoted in the local newspaper, DOMINATED the other team 80-60. The team played awesome and they face a tough, undefeated team from Texas tonight at 6:00 EST. The game vs. Howard Payne University will be broadcast live on CSTV tonight at 6:00 as well if you get that station and want to watch a great game. All the girls played so well and messiah definitely brought the best/loudest fans.

The gym here is incredible and the city is, well, they all think they are Dutch… It doesn’t really feel like march though because we got about 10 inches of snow and huge gusts of wind starting just as i pulled into town yesterday at 11 AM. I mentioned traveling dificulties….my brother Ben was first to arrive in grand rapids followed by Sarah who not only made her first solo flight, but skipped a lacrosse tournament back at home of which she is the captain of her team. Mom and Dad arrived at 2:30 AM after having flights pushed back about 2 hours due to the approaching snow storm. I met the same fate as most of the other parents that were traveling from the east; complete cancellation. So i hopped in the car at 11 PM Thursday night and, as as Selene Dion says, “I drove all night…to get to [Amy’s game]”. Nothing spectacular happened on the drive, although it was probably the dullest roads next to the stretch from Kansas through Nebraska…

No matter what happens tonight, it will be a special evening because we all will be here to watch Amy play in her last official basketball game/tournament. Doesn’t seem like it because she has been doing this since she was 9. We’ll let you know how things go tonight….GO FALCONS!

On a side note…my big bro turns 25 today! Happy Birthday Spence!

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Finally time to breathe…and my sister rocks

March 9, 2008 at 7:07 pm (Random, School)

Well after 6 months of planning and 4 intense months of rehearsals, our middle school musical is over and all i can say is what an experience. I can’t tell you how proud i am of the kids that were involved because they really stepped it up and put on 3 great shows. They learned a lot through the entire process, but not as much as i did. It was a lot of long days and a lot of hard work, but it paid off in the end. Now I’m looking forward to having a life again, having time to do things aside from school, and being 12 weeks away from summer break (but who’s counting??).

In other news, Amy’s basketball team made it to the sweet 16 round of the D3 NCAA tournament and they play at home this Friday night to make it to the elite 8 vs. Rochester. I’m probably going to head down there to watch with my parents Friday night and you all are welcome to come with me. It will be one great game! You can check on how they’ve been doing here:


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and the winners are…

March 2, 2008 at 7:13 pm (Movies)

Here are the answers as promised.  I have to say though, the blogging world really let me down this week and hardly anyone responded to the quiz.  Either you were baffled by the quotes or you “didn’t have time to respond” which i won’t accept that excuse because i guarantee my week was much busier then yours and i still took the time to do this…just sayin:

  1. “Show me the money!” – Jerry Maguire (1996)
  2. “Why didn’t you take off all your clothes?  You could’ve stopped 40 cars.” – It happened one night (1934)
  3. “Luca Brazzi sleeps with the fishes.” – The Godfather (1972)
  4. “Oh, you betcha, yah.”  – Fargo (1996)
  5. “You talkin to me? You talkin to me? You talkin to me? Then who the hell else are you talkin… You talkin to me?” – Taxi Driver (1976)
  6. “La-de-dah!” – Annie Hall (1977)
  7. “If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving” – Sideways (2004)
  8. “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” – All About Eve (1950)
  9. “Uh-oh, 12 minutes to Wapner.” – Rain Man (1988)
  10. “I see dead people.” – The Sixth Sense (1999)

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