Sunday, September 20, 2009

An eventful Friday

This is going to be a little more than a football update. :-) Friday didn't quite go as planned ~ well, as *I* had planned ~ but, I know it went how God had it planned.

SLY had planned a 5th Qtr party for after the game. I had said that I would help supply finger foods, so while trying to get the girls through their school work, I was baking cupcakes. After I got them decorated, I figured I would fry some chicken for dinner and maybe bake some cookies as well. That was early afternoon.

Along about 2:30, my belly started to hurt. It felt like one long, continuous contraction that would not let up, intermingled with sharper pains. I tried lying down, but it didn't relieve the pain at all. Mike was farming, but I decided to try to get ahold of him. I got him, but he didn't have enough reception to actually communicate with him. I tried him a couple more times, but just got his voice mail. So, I called my midwife to see what she thought. She thought I should go in and have an ultrasound done to see what was going on. I knew that I was in too much pain to drive myself anywhere and none of my other drivers were home. So, I began to pray that God would give Mike reception. I don't know how many times I called him, and didn't get him.

It was getting late enough that I decided maybe he would be at the football field for middle school practice. I called Garth and asked him if he was at the football field. No, but he would be shortly. So, I told him if his Dad was there, to have him call me immediately. Then, I decided to call Mike one more time. BINGO! I got him. I told him what was going on and that I needed him at home. He was here within minutes. We loaded up kids and headed for Coeur d' Alene ~ dropping kids off with my Mom.

As usual, our trip to the hospital did not produce any answers as to what was going on. By the time we got there, I was feeling much better. Still hurting, but I think it was residual pain from the "contraction" ~ it had lasted for over an hour. They did do an ultrasound ~ very educational! Our ultrasound tech is also a teacher so it was the most informative ultrasound I have ever had ~ and I've had a few! :-) They decided that I have an infection but they couldn't (or wouldn't) tell me if that was what caused all the pain. My midwife said, "Yes. And infection will do that." I've had that confirmed by some other moms, so I am confident that that was the problem. It would be nice however, if drs. at hospitals would give you something in the way of an answer! I find it highly frustrating that they expect you to pay them the kind of money they want, and yet they won't even venture a guess as to what is wrong. :-/ We did come away with peace of mind, because with the ultrasound, we know that everything looks good with baby and placenta, and I'm right on with my dates.

We missed the first quarter of the game (VERY disappointing! Garth was getting to start on both offense and defense), and I didn't have the camera because of having to leave home like we did. I was very bummed about not getting any pictures. The game did not go as well as hoped for. The way our league is currently set up, the only team in the league we have to beat is Wallace. Well, we lost to them. The boys played a good game, they were And it cost them the game. One of the boys on the team got his arm broke, so that was a bummer too. Final score was 22-18 Wallace. I don't even know what my boys' stats were ~ how sad is that?

So. We didn't get any football pictures Friday. BUT we did get a picture of our little Valentine. Here she is:

This is a head-on picture of her face. You can see her eyes and nose and mouth, and down toward the right hand bottom is her little hand. It's not the 3D pictures I was hoping for, but we'll take it. :-)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What translation is he using????

Josiah passed out between the legs of Bob's elephant.

I was helping Josiah work on his memory verse for Sunday School. Psalm 23:1 ~ "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

He's not talking real clearly yet, so it comes out: "The Lord Shepherd, I want." So, I was trying to help him get more of the verse into "his" version. I was a little more concerned about the second half of the verse, so that is what we were working on.

Mama: I shall
Si: I shall
Mama: Not
Si: Do it!

Logan was concerned enough that he told him there were warnings in Scripture about adding to it. ;-) Anyway, we're still working on it.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tigers Fall to the Knights!!

Garth, PJ and Levi during pregame warm-ups.

Last night we played at home against the Mullan Tigers. The first have was a much more closely fought battle than I thought it would be. Last year, we came close to 45-ing them, and this year our team is even better, so I thought it would be a quick game. :-)

Garth was given the opportunity to start in last night's game, and he played well. Coach Miller doesn't really like to play freshmen very much, so although he's gotten some playing time, he's mostly been on kick-off return teams. Last night though, he got to play the majority of the game.

Levi on defense

Levi had to take it easy most of the week, due to his thigh; but he played well, and made 4 TDs although one was called back. :-( #10, T.M., had a stellar game, running for almost 300 yds and making 7 TDs. I prefer to see my boys do that ;-), but it is exciting to see any of our boys have such an amazing game. Levi had 179 yards on 9 rushes, and 60 yards on two catches and scored 3 TDs.

ARGH!! I had a picture of Garth here, but I just lost it. :-/ It's such a pain to move pictures once they are uploaded, so the picture of him from before the game will have to do.

As I already mentioned, Garth played really well last night. I think/hope that he has earned himself some real playing time for the rest of the season. He also got his first high school TD last night! He was the receiver on a 52 yd pass (not a very good pass either), and then took it on in for a TD!! It was an amazing catch! All the coaches on the sideline (ours) were wondering who's kid he is, because Dole's can't catch. ;-) I was VERY excited for him. It was definitely one of those moments that I wish I would have been in the right spot to get on camera.

All through the first half, it looked iffy; I wasn't sure that we would win. But, in the second half, we really came out strong and played well. Here's the final score:

Next week we're at home against Wallace. Game time is 7pm.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Max Preps and Dr. Update

Well, apparently Levi's stats are being put on Max Preps this year. I'm still working on getting them on Idaho Sports. I'll share the link for Max Preps later ~ the person that is in charge of putting stats up has shorted Levi 47 yards and 4 TDs. Once he gets that righted, I'll share the link. ;-) Between Daddy and me, it should get corrected fairly quickly.

Levi went to the Dr. yesterday and he is to take it easy at practice this week and apply heat to his thigh. Hopefully the rest will be enough to get him healthy ~ if he can make that many yards when he's not 100%, then I really want to see what he can do when he's feeling his best!

Boy, I sound like a pushy sports mom, don't I? :-) I'm not really ~ but I know that his stats are important to him as well, and so I'm just advocating for him. ;-)

Monday, September 7, 2009

A Disappointing Loss

Levi (24) making a block

Friday night we had our first away game at Kootenai. Hopes were high as we went into the game. The boys had played so well the Friday before. And they played well on Friday night as well. I think it was the best matched game against Kootenai I've seen in a very long time. It was pretty close through out the game. We led most the game. But, in the end ~ within about the last 2 or 3 minutes ~ Kootenai scored a touchdown and beat us by 2 points.

Garth (15) going for a tackle

Before the game started, Mike came over to me and told me that Levi has a diagonal ridge on his right thigh. One of the coaches wants him to be seen by a Dr. He doesn't think that it's a torn muscle because of the way it's lying, but he's not sure what it is, so Tuesday we will be going to the clinic. We would appreciate prayers for wisdom for the Dr and healing for Levi's leg. Last Friday, Levi cramped up several times during the game, and that didn't happen this week, but he was not 100%. Their other running back got his bell rung in the 2d quarter, and so he wasn't running at 100% either. Had they been, we would have had a different outcome to our game.

Levi running for a touchdown

Levi ran for 202 yards and made 4 touchdowns, and I think also had a 2 point conversion. Not bad for running on one leg! His stats weren't up yet on Friday, but I believe that you will be able to track him on . If you click that link, it will take you right to the football stats page. I just checked (Monday afternoon) and somebody who will remain nameless, has yet to enter Levi's stats. I'll be making a phone call. ;-) Not to worry, I'll keep you updated! So, that is 427 yards on the season, and 8 TDs.
Garth running the ball on a kick-off return

Garth was the receiver on a kick-off return and ran the ball for about 15 yards. I was really happy with that, although he was so upset about the loss that all he could see was the mistakes he made. :-(

This Friday is a home game against Mullan ~ who has traditionally been our biggest rival. However, last year we 45'd them, so we'll see how quick a game it is on Friday.

Final score of Friday's game was 50-48 Kootenai.