Into the Depths: March 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Birthday with the Stars

My boss gave me tickets to the Dallas Stars for my birthday and let me tell ya, it was a blast! He has given me tickets before but not seats like these! There is something about hockey that just gets my adrenaline pumping. I think it's men slamming the crud out of each other at every possible opportunity. Though I would never condone fighting :-) there were a couple of jaw dropping punch fests. To top it all off, we won! Two of my sisters and my friend Michelle all went with me and we really did have a great time.

Outside the AA center there is a plaza called Victory Park and that is where our local ABC station does their news cast. This picture is the girls standing in front of their studios. Mike Modano was going to be there for the sports special but sadly we had to get home since it was a work/school night. We're old, what can I say.

My brother-in-law watched his five and Rachael's one last night and this is what the girls found when they got home.

Yes, that is all four of the boys sharing a twin size bed. I guess the twins opted for their own bed, very wise!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Baseball Woes And Other Such Things

Blaise Pascal

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction."

How do you like that? Well I don't like it but I think it's mostly true. Perhaps it isn't always done as cheerfully as the quote presumes but it's done just the same.

Anyway, on to lighter subjects. We lost our first tournament of the season. :-( And Blayne is definitely not the 'star' of the team this year. This is a whole new ballgame for us. Definitely not like the rec ball he's used to playing. I am hoping he will improve as the season progresses but that may be hard since they just keep switching he and another boy at right field. I think that is pretty frustrating for him. He has always played pitcher, first base and catcher. Being the bench warmer is a little hard to swallow. If nothing else perhaps he will learn a little humility this season. My hope is that it doesn't provide too much discouragement but instead makes him a more skilled, less boastful player. We'll see.

He has a good friend who lives across the street from him whose sixteen year old sister was killed by a drunk driver last Saturday night. Her name was Kindel. You might keep the Smith family in your prayers as they are understandably devastated right now. I can't even fathom the pain they are enduring. They are an unchurched family and whether they know Jesus at all I am not sure. This crisis would be near impossible to go through with Christ's help, I can't imagine trying to do so without Him. Anyway, pray for them, please.

Our next tournament is in two weeks and both Blayne and Brayton will play. I can't wait! Have a great day all!!