Monday, January 30, 2012

Two teams, two championship games

I once again volunteered to coach Biddy Basketball for Eastern. I coached a 1st-2nd grade team with my friend Eric Thompson, and assisted my brother-in-law Jeremy with his 3rd-4th grade team.

Here I am with my assistant, Eric. I'm probably yelling one of three things: "Arms out," "Slide your feet," or "Get between your man and the basket!"

It was a great season for both teams. We both managed to get to the championship games. Unfortunately we lost two very close ones. My team played hard, but just couldn't get the ball to go in the hoop and we lost by just a few points. Jeremy's team gave it their all and wound up going to OT with a nice lay-up with just a few seconds left in regulation. The other team proved to be just a little too much for us in OT and we lost a close one.

It was a fun year, none-the-less. The kids improved throughout the year. I hope that's because they learned something from me. I still haven't had any calls for filling a coaching position in the Big 10...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! We're having a baby!

Yes, you read that correctly. We're going to have another baby! Jessica is now at 12 weeks and doing very well. Aaron is super excited to finally be able to tell somebody that he's going to be a big brother. He's known for several weeks now, and did a great job keeping it a secret (near as we can tell).

We had hoped to have our children closer in age, but God's timing is not our timing. We struggled for several years, but God has blessed our patience with our second child. Praise His name!

Oh yeah, Aaron wants it to be a boy!

Jessica at 12 weeks: