Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cheering for the Cheerleaders

The family gathered to attend the Buena Vista/Coe football game in Cedar Rapids.
Abbey loves her cheering. This is her third year cheering on the BV Beavers.

Yes, this is a picture Joan took!  She took my camera and headed down front to shot some photos.

Half time.  Abbey joined us.  (I stay out of the sun as much as possible)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mark & Megan's Wedding

Friday evening our nephew, Mark, married Megan, at the Rose Garden at the Art Center in Des Moines.  It was a beautiful setting, on a beautiful night, for a beautiful ceremony.  Here the flower girl and ringbear were just getting a start before Brennan decided to run.  Both were young for the position, but did just fine.  (More pictures on facebook)

At the start of her vows Megan had to pause briefly to get her voice under control.  Very touching!  Reception followed.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Swim Meet

Butterfly for the 200 IM

Next the back stroke

then the breast stroke.  (Her least favorite)

Finishing with the crawl.
Congrats from the coaches.  It was the first time she had swam this event.

The last of the fans.  Dan, Nancy and Pop were there earlier.

Our swimmer!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

8th Grade Football has Begun

Calvin has a fractured finger and has been out of football for 3 weeks.  He will have it rexrayed next week to see how it's healing.  Decisions will be made then as to when he can practice and play.  I knew he wouldn't be idle at the game.  He had the bag with the clipboards for stats which he handed out and didn't keep any for himself.  But he was back and forth keeping track of how the others were doing and telling them what to do.  The team won 23-0.  We have some bigger boys this year.  Growth and some from the school reorganization has made a difference.  Calvin at about 5'5" is bigger than some, but not among the tallest by a long way. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Iowa State vs Iowa

This is the week of the state rivalry.  I have the Bee football contest parings sent off to the family for their picks of the week.  David had the best score the first week and I did last week.  Probably not good enough to win the Bee contest yet.  Last weeks contest winners haven't been announced due to the holiday.  We usually have a few winners every year.  Entries due Friday by 5 p.m.  Some area high schools and the rest college games.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day

Yes, we support unions.  Jerry's job was much improved after the union became involved. (My was better too.  We didn't have a union, but they followed much the same benefits.  The unions influence was apparent.)    He has always said though that if you have good bosses you don't need unions.  Hope everyone has had a great weekend.  Ours has been quiet.