Saturday, October 18, 2008

Go, Paige!

Paige won the league cross country meet on Thursday! She is excited to be the league champion for the second year in a row. She won her race by 42 seconds.

Here is an action shot during the race. I obviously need to work on my photography skills!


Paige & Coach Mehl after the race. The conversations usually go something like this:

CM: "Well, what do you think?"

P: "My time was horrible."

CM: "Okay, so winning by 42 seconds isn't good enough for you?" Smile

P: "Well, yeah, but..." smile.

Smiles all around.

We're excited for next year when Paige will learn how to race. She will run a 4K in competition as a high schooler. There are some excellent freshman runners in the area, so it will be fun to watch Paige learn to compete with "the studs!"

Paige has a volleyball tournament on October 27 & 28. Then she will start basketball practice November 3. Whew!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Paige on YouTube

You can watch a little of Paige's cross country meet at Syracuse on YouTube. Just click on the link below. You will get to see two of her teammates win the 7th boys race & 8th boys races first. They are wearing red & black jerseys.

Paige said her form was horrible, but she posted her season's best time at this race, so it must not have been that bad!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Birthday Boy

Lane turned 8 on October 8th! He was so excited that he had trouble sleeping for about a week. Remember those days? The anticipation? Ahhh, to be 8 years old again.

Jason took brownies and juice boxes to Lane's classroom for his school party. In Lane's 2nd grade class, the birthday boy or girl gets to sit on a chair and then choose four "very strong" classmates. The chosen students then lift up the birthday boy or girl in their chair (with a little help from Mrs. Brown) the number of years old that they are. Lane thought that was awesome!

We had Caramel Apple Pie on Saturday to celebrate. Lane's present from Jason & me....a new garbage truck, of course! Complete with a conveyor belt to lift the trash dumpster up & dump it in the bin.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Have you been trying to check out "The Old Farmer and His Young Wife?

Well, if so I have news! They now have a new blog URL address. It is They have updated AND added photos!!

Be sure to check it out. The side button under "Friends and Family" will take you there.