Sunday, September 28, 2008

KNIGHTS WIN the Second Game of the Season

Once again, Tristan's team played very well at their game yesterday. Even though I was cheering and not taking pictures like I should, I did manage to get a few good shots of him in between cheering the team on.

Tristan has proven to be one very lucky Little Man! He has had his own cheering section so far at every game. This time My Mom, My Sister's Son, My Aunt and Uncle and their Son, and my Sister-in-Law and her two kids all came to the game. It was nice getting to spend time with all my family. I know T really got excited to see everyone, so much so, he forgot that he was playing in the game and just stopped running and started saying "Hello" to everyone on the side lines. Too bad the rest of our family couldn't come. Thank you all for your continued support and cheers!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

KNIGHTS WIN the First Game of the Season

I am so proud of Little Man! He hustled and played hard, even though it was extremely Hot at 1pm when they played. Since it was supposed to be "Silent Saturday" I painted and decorated a Cow Bell to ring when they were doing good. Even though no one was supposed to cheer on the kids with our voices, only with noise makers and signs, we all couldn't help but cheer them on. T ended up playing all but 15 minutes of the game. As you will see, he is #7.

-Warming Up with Coach Cortez-

-Game Time-

-Cheering his Teammates on while sitting out-

-We won! Go Knights!-

He definitely wasn't lacking in the cheering section, as His Dad's Whole Side of the Family was there, along with uncle Jim, our friend Dyan, my Godson Avery, and Me!

Better Together

Jenny Wilde, of Sprinkle of Grace Photography, took some Awesome pictures of T and me last Saturday and I wanted to share them with you all. There were so many good ones that I decided to do a slideshow so you can see them all without taking up too much room on here. (You can click the "four arrow" box at the lower right hand of the slideshow once it starts playing to view it full screen.)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I am personally awarding T the above award. After being very shy and held back, tonight at his soccer practice, he decided to kick it up a notch and PLAY HARD. He had not tried challenging any of his team mates for the ball, until tonight. Only three were there for practice (the local schools had Meet the Teacher night and the three that showed up go to private schools). This left plenty of one on two time for the boys to practice their offensive/defensive skills. Needless to say, T decided to go for the goal and one of the boys got in his way, so instead of backing off and letting them have the ball, he challenged the boy and ended up a lot worse off than he thought he would. We were all so excited at his change in his previous offensive strategy to a more aggressive one that as he went down, we were all still cheering and clapping. When he started crying because of the blood, we then realized that he did more damage than what we expected. As he turned the ball the other kid kicked his leg and knocked it out from under him. This sent T to the ground really quick and hard. Once the blood was gone and a band-aid applied, he went back out and practiced. The scare of the blood had him a little apprehensive, but he soon started showing everyone his wounds and praising himself for making "his first goal!" He did make it and I was very proud of him!
To give you a better idea why I am praising his efforts, here is what he looked like after the blood stopped and after a long careful washing of his knees...

Way to go T! We are proud of you!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Little Man Started Soccer!

T started soccer two weeks ago. (Which is also the reason for my delayed blogs lately.) Practices have been interesting since he is the only new one starting this season. With his birthday being in June and him just turning 5 not too long ago, he had to wait until this year to start. All the other kids on his team are older 5 year olds (almost 6) and are playing their third season, second year. Around here, you can play both in the Fall and Spring.

He loves it so far and is doing really well for a beginner. So far, Chris and Dad have been able to help me cheer him on at practices, but his games will start this Saturday. Any of you whom want to join me in cheering, T would love it and I know we all would love it too!

Here is his schedule below. ALL games are on FIELD C. We will be the only kids in that age group playing at that time, so it will be easy to find us. His Team Name is the KNIGHTS and they are Gold and Black.

Sept 20th vs. Mighty Tigers @1 (This is Silent Saturday in which no cheering or coaching of direction is allowed but sign are welcomed- never seen it so should be interesting.)
Sept 27th vs. Pumas @12pm
Oct. 4th vs. Rockets @11am
Oct 11th vs Rug Ratz @10am
Oct 18th vs. SA Force @ 9am
Oct 25th vs Warriors @ 8am
Nov 1st vs. Young Guns @ 2pm (This one is the one they rescheduled from this last Saturday due to rain out.)

**Please remember he usually goes to his Dad's for visitation on the 1st, 3rd and 5th weekend of the month, so if you are coming to one of those games he may not be playing. Please call me first so you don't waste gas. With his Dad's Hunting Season, we have not for sure decided when the best time for him to go visit is, but he will be missing some games to have that valued time with his other Family.

Here are a few pictures I managed to take at practices:

Thank you for all your Prayers and Support!

God bless,
H & T

Friday, September 12, 2008

Meeting Francesca Battistelli

Most of you know I LOVE Christian Music. T and I had the pleasure a couple months ago of hearing Francesca play at Glen Meadows Baptist Church here in San Angelo when Big Daddy Weave came to town. I had never heard of her at the time, but I was blown away by her talent. She got up there with her Guitar and sang her heart out. She didn't have a band with her, but her music was just a powerful as if she had one! I was amazed at what this petite young lady could do with her vocals. Her songs were just as amazing!

After she got done playing her four songs to open for Big Daddy Weave, they announced her CD would soon be coming out. Needless to say, I knew I would want to buy it. So, I impatiently awaited it's release in July.

After telling a lot of people about her, I decided to purchase the four songs she sung that night for my iPod. That way I could let them hear her music instead of just taking my word on it. All four songs sounded exactly like her singing in person. I was so impressed! I couldn't believe how close they were! Most artists don't sound on CD like they do in person, but she did!

Right after her My Paper Heart CD Release , I found out via her website, that she would be coming back to San Angelo for the second time. Another rare Christian artist who visits Texas twice in a year, let alone a matter of months, and both times to San Angelo.

Once again, she blew me away with how Awesome she sings and also the power of the message in her songs! It was just her and her guitar and a lot of mesmerized people.

After the concert, the Pastor of the Church did a question/answer session in which she told how she came to know God and how she came to be an artist. She is a a very amazing Christian and it was a pleasure to get her to sign my CD and get to talk to her first hand.

I don't know how many of you have heard of her or even heard her music, but you can got to and listen to the CD. Once you do, I promise you will feel the urge to buy it for yourself.

Beth Moore Conference in San Antonio

I am currently relearning to COMPLETELY rely on the Lord for wisdom and strength. I needed to get better at getting into the Word and studying more. So, while in between studies from my Women's Bible Study and Our Singles Ministry Bible Study, I decided to embark on a trip with a few other Women from our church group to go see Beth Moore.

August 22nd -23rd was the Beth Moore conference in San Antonio, TX . It was a nice break from San Angelo and ton of fun. It was not the first time I have done one of her studies, but it was the first time I have ever been to one in person.

Beth spoke on The Inheritance. Psalms 16:5-6 says, "The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup. You hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance."

Travis Cottrell and the worship team did an awesome job leading us to the throne. I have to say that the praise team was so anointed the entire weekend.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

It was a feast of the Word and personally, I left the conference feeling very loved by my God knowing that I have a beautiful inheritance in Him. He is my portion. And I am His. I'm an heiress of God!