Monday, August 27, 2007

First Play

And finally The First PLAY. As you watch this, let me add that the very very loud screaming you hear is from the other teams coach! You can see Brent pacing a little in the right corner of the video. I have to brag a little and say that we have had SOOOO many people tell us what a blessing it is to have my sweet husband coach their little boys. Parents who have had kids play last year on another team, even are making comments that Brent has been such a joy to have around, because he does not yell, he does not let his other coaches yell (when possible) and he is such an encouragement to the kids!!! I am really really a very blessed wife to have such a sweet, gentle, Godly man as a husband!! I am truly Blessed!

Finally Video

Here are the videos that I promised. They are of the first play of the game, the warm up and the boys just getting ready! (Really it was more about a lot of loud music and the coaches trying to get all of the boys in the right place at that right time.) I love the first play too. To me, it looks like a bunch of little boys just running! Brent tells me that they are "doing som' hittin." You tell me! (I will have to post the first play on another post.)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

Brent loves coaching. He (we) have coached 2nd and 3rd grade basketball at church, and 3rd-5th grade baseball at church. Brent really wanted to coach football, so he signed up to coach a local league with the county. Their are 20 boys, 6 coaches (Brent is the head coach) and then one trainer! That's right, I am the trainer!! We really thought this coaching experience would be the same thing as coaching at church! NOT EVEN CLOSE! Today we played a Jamboree game at one of the HIGH School's football field. It was so cute to watch these little boys run out on this BIG field and play. The first play looked good. The second play, one of our little guys ran for a TOUCHDOWN!! We were amazed. The thing was that we had to play the best team in our county today. When their boys came onto the field they looked like GIANTS to our kids. But our boys faced the giants the best they could. Because it was a Jamboree game there were no penalties called so the other team did get two touchdowns on us to beat us 7 - 14. The refs said that if that was a real game, those touch downs would had been called back! We were so proud. God has blessed so much on this team. One of our coaches is in our S.S. class, which Brent recruited and at least one other coach is a Christian. A few of the boys go to our church, and the rest of the team's parents are blown away that Brent coaches but yet has no kids. It was funny after the first week of 2 hour practices for 5 nights in a row, there were mom's that were betting each other that Brent must be some kind of ministers because of his calm personality!! We are having a blast. I have included some cute pictures of our boys getting ready. I keep trying to post a video of their warm up chant, but have not accomplished it yet. I will keep trying. Pray for us as we continue to minister to these sweet boys and that we will be injury free. Additionally pray for us that we will continue to have opportunities to share the love of Jesus.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

TAGGED and Not Happy About it!!

I have been "tagged". Thanks, Jen. This is why it has been so long since our post, because I have been putting this off, so here I go. If you find yourself "tagged" like me, here are the rules you must follow...
The Meme Rules:
1. I have to post these rules before I give you the facts.
2. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules.
4. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
The Facts:
1. I have not posted my response to this tagging because we have been out of town on and off since the beginning of July, and I am having a hard time thinking of 8 random facts.

2. Jen says in her blog that she randomly has dreams about people from my past who I haven't spoken to in YEARS. Well, I have people who I have not spoken to for years or don't know really well ask me if I am having a baby. In the last two weeks I have had four people tell me they had dreams about us having a baby!!! Strange!

3. I am currently working on a bunch of sewing projects while I am looking for a new job! (This is what you do when you stay home have no money and no kids!)

4. I am the trainer for a 7 year old football team and had to go to a trainers class last week to learn about how to help kids if they get hurt. THE FUNNY THING is, I hate blood, and get axious when anyone gets hurt!! I am praying for a healthy season, or I will just have to act like I am busy if something happens. My husband went to the same training so if there is an emergency, he will end up taking over!! I WILL BE A SORRY MOM, or the Lord will make my kids loose teeth, break bones and all of that stuff so I will get over this fear!

5. My house burnt down when I was in college and I was forced to live with a family the rest of my time in school. Poor me had my dinners cooked at night, laundry done sometimes and also family around to talk tooo!!! Loosing my house was a great thing to happen if you haven't picked that up.

6. I love my friends! I have friends from elementary school, high school (different city), college, grad school, and GA who I just adore. Jen J, Jen B., Mary, Della, Ashley, Lisa, Katie, Jenny, Jenn, Tammy, Beth, Dana, Karen P- you all know who you are! I am so thankful to God for placing these amazing gals in my life and for giving them the patience to be my friends!

7. We have a dog named Wrigley, named after the Cubs! Neither of us like the Cubs, but my great uncle did and Brent wanted to honor him that way!! Brent also wanted my cousin to name her son Wrigley, I think she thought he was crazy because, his name is now Jack Ryan!! Wrigley is a better name for a dog than a litte boy!

8. My husband is from Texas and went to college and grad school with the Jordans. I am from Maryland and was born in MASS. If and when we have kids they will be from GA!! We are rootless at this point!! (borning facts but this is harder than you think!)

Ok, so here is who is being tagged: Ashley, Beth C, Jen B, Karen P, Rebecca, Nancy, Jennifer M., Della. Get it done, girls! I have faith in you- and no excuses... If I had to do this crazy thing, so do you!