Busy start to the new year…….

Basketball games, lacrosse games and practices, Eagles football game……..yes it’s been a busy start to the new year for us!  And in some ways the busy stuff is a mixed blessing, the kids and I are so caught up in the day to day chaos, that we don’t have time to focus on the perils of living with Alzheimer’s!

We had the best start to the new year, we got FREE, yes FREE tickets to the Eagles vs the Redskins game.  A dear friend worked it out for us, and the seats were the best!  No nosebleed section for us….phew!

Now some of you may be shocked to see me in an Eagles jersey, I know this may be hard for some of you, knowing that one of the first songs I learned as a child was “Hail to the Redskins!”  I grew up in the DC area, I grew up with a disdain for the Eagles, Giants and the Cowboys.  But this day was one of those moments in life where you look beyond the entrenched football rivalries and you support your husband!  He has been a long time Eagles fanatic and this day was for him! 🙂 It was a fun day, the weather was ideal for Jan 1st and hubs team the Eagles won!

Madi has also been busy becoming buff girl…..she is doing a strength and conditioning program for Lacrosse and playing indoor lax.  Unlike Tyler, Madi has floundered a bit in finding a sport she loved.  She just started girls lax last spring, but has really come to LOVE it!  And it’s neat for all of us to see those skills continue to grow and improve!

Tyler is having a blast playing hoops this year, and I must say Curt is enjoying every game.  He sits near the court and takes pics while chatting with his new lady friend.  Now don’t take that the wrong way, his lady friend is one of the player’s grandmas.  But the two of them have forged a fun friendship this season.  Curt took this pic of Ty (#30) stuffing the leading scorer in the league! Ha not in our house! (ok,sorry competitive mom moment, I’m moving on now!)

So life for us is good, not always easy, but good.

Our local basketball parents club had a slogan a few years back…it simply said

“It Ain’t Easy”

This year the slogan is, “Every Day, Every Play”

Yep, we work hard every day, it ain’t always easy, but we press on!


  1. What a great way to being the new year!! I’m so glad you’re getting these sports times together and that Curt can enjoy them with you. I pray for a slow regression!! And I pray that the kids savor all these memory making events. What a witness you are on living each day as it comes. A good lesson for all of us. Hugs to you and yours!!

  2. WHOOHOO! what a fantastic start to the new year you’ve had! any chance you might be coming up here to the mountains in the summer?? is Ty a senior this year?? seems like you mentioned Liberty University a while back? If he is going there you are gonna LOVE having him at a Christian College!! we love Gordon!! (but I’m sad that Court goes back tomorrow a.m.).

  3. You know sister friend..you humble me…whenever I go on a rant around here (stupid stuff) you happen to post on your blog…and then I feel like “gee Beth…you sure have it good”

    Your kids are amazing athletes… I love going to sporting events…so much fun… We only do tennis now…so my life in that area has slowed to a snails pace..Anyway…praying for Curt’s health and your peace of mind! Take Care!

  4. They just couldn’t have been playing anyone else but the Redskins that day?! LOL. Good for you for donning that jersey to bless your hubby. Sounds like it was lots of fun.

  5. I had this very nice long message typed up onhere, then my browser refreshed for some unkown reason and it’s all gone… but in short, I think about you guys often! I’m not the person with the gift to make words comforting, so I don’t often tell you that I have… but you do come to my mind often these days. Praying for you all, and wishing I WAS the person with comforting words so that I could be of some comfort to you on the days that aren’t so great.

    It must be so great to put 2011 behind you, but daunting looking into the unkown of 2012. Praying for a year of peace.

    Philippians 4:6-9 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you.

  6. Hey Sandy it’s Kerri Turner I’ll be praying for your family.A couple months ago we looked up Tyler on facebook Kylie and Tyler have grown up and so has Maddie and Karisa. We were listening to a tape you recorded when you babysat the girls when they were little. Good memories! I’ll have to keep in touch. In my prayers, Kerri

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