Sunday, March 19, 2017

Awe...some Monday

It's spring soccer season!!! The youngest granddaughter, now fifteen, made the high school Junior Varsity as a freshman. They played their first conference match last Thursday and captured an 8-1 victory.

Here she is passing the ball toward the center of the field, in front of the goal, hoping to assist a team mate for the score. I love watching and photographing this sport at the high school level. Some of these kids are really good. Both the boys and girls local high school teams have won the state championship multiple times. Here is hoping that the grand daughter gets to be a part of that winning tradition.

Meanwhile, it was a long day for the opposing goal keeper. Some days you're the windshield and some days you're the bug.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Wordless Wednesday - I Love Lucy

After nearly thirteen years without a family pet, last Thursday we welcomed Lucy into the home. She is a 10 week old pure bred Cocker Spaniel.

She is extremely smart. She was housebroken within 24 hours. Crate training is taking a little longer, but she is getting used to the notion that it can be her safe place. The first night was tough on everyone but she has been great since then.

There is no hidden reason for naming her Lucy, it just seemed to fit. She is full of energy but loves to spend some quiet time in your lap between her rounds of playing tug-of-war. Yes, puppies can be labor intensive, but the final results of a great companion dog are worth the effort.
It's been too cold and wet here lately to photograph any outdoor spring sports so I turned my attention indoors and Lucy. You can expect more images from the adventures of Lucy in the future. Have a blessed day.                                       

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Awe...some Mondays

So my wife and I spent Sunday afternoon watching our great niece play in a volleyball tournament. The team finished first in their division. Or niece in No. 13 in the foreground. It's really hard to get a photo of the players faces in this sport. Still, it was a great afternoon with family members.

Now our niece is in the red jersey about to put away a shot into the opposite court.

Volleyball is a fast moving game that involves speed, skill, and teamwork. It's a lot of fun to watch and photograph.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Inspiration Thursday


Rejoice!!! You are not a random collection of molecules that mysteriously came together to form a person nor are you merely the product of a biological event. You are the handiwork of God Almighty. The One who spoke the universe into existence, created you and long before you were a twinkle in anyone's eye, He knew everything about you. God told Jeremiah, " Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you." God had a plan for your life long before He brought you into this world. D...avid tells us, "Your eyes saw my substance being yet unformed. And in your book they all were written. The days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them." (Psalm 139:16) You have always been in the mind and heart of the Creator. You are special to Him. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. "This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24) Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017