Sunday, September 26, 2010


Oh My Goodness! Billie scored her first soccer goal Saturday afternoon. It was awesome! She has always played fullback, so the opportunity to score has not been great in her three + years of playing soccer. But on this new team, she is by far the most experienced and the most skilled player so they are playing her at forward and midfield the entire game. So into the third quarter, (which she was supposed to sit out but another girl was hurt so she ended up playing the entire game), she was at midfield and got the ball. She dribbled it around the other team all the way to the goal and managed to kick it in with her left foot! It was awesome, she was so fast and just did everything right. I screamed and jumped up and down. Matt had a hard time not running onto the field and picking her up. He was ref'ing the game, so he somehow gained his composure and stayed on the side line. But he was screaming and jumping up and down, too. Even a good friend of ours, Jennifer, whose daughter was on the opposing team, was cheering for her. Her daughter, Natalie, had been on Billie's team for several seasons so she knows how far Billie has come in her soccer game. Billie was grinning from ear to ear, it was so precious. And she gave a couple fist pumps and leaps herself. We took her straight to Brewster's for ice cream after the game. She got a scoop of cake batter in a waffle cone and ate every last drop! She deserved it for sure. Since she will have plenty of opportunity the rest of the season, we are hoping this is just a taste of what is to come. She was thinking of giving up soccer after this season, but I am wondering if she will not change her mind after the feeling of scoring a goal. I just can't tell you how happy I was for her. Sorry I do not have a picture, I didn't even think to get my camera out. This is all I have time for now, but I will try to update again soon. Love to all!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Billie had a piano recital this past Sunday. She played "Alice" from the new Alice in Wonderland movie, the song is by Avril Lavign. (not sure about how she spells her name-sorry if I butchered it). She had a replica dress from the movie. She was beautiful and did a beautiful job! I will upload the video when I have more time.

School has both Billie and I very busy. I am teaching a nutrition class once a week for the NEAT program through the YMCA and health department. It is so awesome getting to work with the children, and getting some experience in my field. It is a really great opportunity for me. I also just got hired at the hospital in the diet office, but haven't officially started yet. My schedule is fixing to get even tighter, but it is all things I need to do if I am to get into grad school and get an internship, which is what I really want. I trust God will fit it all in for me, and still give me time to study and sleep and be with Matt and Billie, too!

Sorry this is so short, but I have a million things to do before I get Billie up for school. Have a great Wednesday everyone!