Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Football Season!

We love football!  Matthew and Joseph are playing for the Greensboro Panthers, a wonderful Christ-centered tackle football league for homeschoolers. I was able to get some great photos of the youth adn JV games, but the Varisty played under the stadium lights and my camera and lens just doesn;t work very well.  It was a great day!  The Varsity team won and continues to have a great season -- not allowing any other team to score points yet this season. 

Here are a few shots from the weekend games:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Constitution Day!

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I hope everyone took some time to read the Constitution today!  An experiment in government that has lasted over 200 years...... and lead to the greatest and most prosperous nation on earth.

God Bless America!

We the People: Honoring Constitution Day

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our friend, Twiggy & Bugs in 3-D Book

We've had this book for so many years.  My boys LOVE it.  We found a Praying Mantis last night and this morning we took this book out.  Bugs in 3-D   We were taking J to get ice cream for his birthday when he discovered a Praying Mantis on the car.  He worried about the guy not getting back to his family.  We put him in a container and brought him back home.  He's a cute little guy.  J immediately looked up what a Praying Matis eats.  I like them!  They eat cock roaches, flies, spiders and wasps, to name a few!  J named him Twiggy. 

Friday, September 3, 2010

We Lost Another Shwachman-Diamond Friend Today

David Smyth passed away today.  He developed leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant.  Unfortunately, there was not a bone marrow donor match in any of the marrow donor registries around the world. Saving David Smyth was a website set up to help find a match and keep people updated on his condition.

It is always a shock to lose another Shwachman-Diamond friend.  We know all too well that it could be us losing a child one day.  Back in 2006, early 2007, they felt Joseph may need a transplant.  We were close enough that they ran him through the registry (Prelim search) and found that he had no matches.  I cannot imagine the pain that David's family is going through....but I can really appreciate the statement, "There but for the grace of God go I," today. 

If you have not registered to be a bone marrow donor, please consider joining the registry.  You could Be the Match and be the one to save a life.  http://www.marrow.org/

We received the bone marrow biopsy results back this week and things look okay for another year.  We're the lucky ones right now.  I cannot imagine losing a child.  Please keep the Smyth family in your prayers.

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