Friday, June 19, 2009

Saturday, June 13th, Michael received his 3rd degree black belt in American Karate. He started karate a few months before he turned 5. He earned his 1st degree at the age of 8. His 2nd degree at the age of 10 and now 3rd degree at 13. This past year he also earned the title of Assistant Instructor. This is a title given to students that help with lower belt classes - the students must be 15 years old. Michael earned this title at 13, because last year he assisted with 627 classes. We are so proud of him and his accomplishments.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I must start out by wishing my mother a Happy 80th Birthday! She is so special to all of us! She has 3 kids, 8 grandkids and 5 great-grandkids. We love you, Mom-Grandma!

This is a card that I made for my patient (the middle is a pin). She finished her treatments a couple of weeks ago and is officially a survivor! I am so proud of her!!!

The inside of this card reads: Hope your day bubbles over with fun.

........These are pics from Maddies tournament in Wisconsin. The team took first place (2 games on Saturday and 4 games on Sunday)! As you can see Maddie hurt her foot. She was going up for a shot and was pushed from behind resulting in her losing her balance on the landing (not to mention that the girl who pushed her landed on top of her). She was out the rest of that game and the following Championship game, but when the team won they made sure to include her in the celebration. This is a great bunch of girls and they have really come together as a team. Way to go Team USA!!