Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lord's Supper on 9/23/2007

We usually celebrate the Lord's Supper every month. Last Sunday, 9/23, we shared the Lord's Supper at the home of Maël and Cindy. We thought you might enjoy seeing how we spent time with some of our friends.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Miranda and Locks of Love

We're very proud of Miranda. A few months ago, Bobby, a good friend of ours, found out that he had cancer. Because of the treatment, Bobby lost his hair. Bobby's sister Caroline decided to have her hair cut for Locks of Love. When Miranda heard that Locks of Love helps boys and girls who lose their hair due to medical treatment, she decided that she wanted to donate her hair. There was only one problem: Miranda's hair wasn't long enough yet. So, for the last five months, Miranda has been growing her hair until it was long enough to donate to Locks of Love.

Well, it was long enough this week! Our neighbor, Christina, works at a nearby hair salon. She said that she would give Miranda a free haircut since she was donating her hair to Locks of Love. Here are some pictures of before, during, and after Miranda's haircut. We all think she looks beautiful with her new haircut. In fact, her haircut is almost as beautiful as her giving heart.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

First Win!

Jeremy's football team won their first game yesterday. We travelled to Wilmington, NC - about 2 1/2 hours away - early Saturday morning. The game was scheduled to start around 1:00 pm, but for some reason they decided to start 30 minutes early. Margaret and some friends arrived just after the game started. During the game the temperature was in the 90's with very high humidity. The boys went through several coolers of water during the game. But, we were very proud of our boys. They played hard and won the game in the fourth quarter - a very difficult time of a hot and humid football game.

Jeremy started the game playing fullback and defensive tackle. During the game, the coach asked him to play offensive tackle to block one of their defensive players who was breaking through our offensive line. Also, he played linebacker part of the game to help with some defensive problems.

Just after half-time, Jeremy got sick for a while. It was probably due to the heat, his not being hydrated enough (our fault), eating lunch late, and starting the game early. After resting a few minutes (he normally plays the whole game), and drinking some water, he played the remainder of the game.

By the way, the team had an exceptional waterboy for this game. (His name was Alan... you all would have been proud of him.)

Unfortunately, we do not have pictures of the football game... or the waterboy in action.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Miranda and Lucy playing dress-up

Miranda decided that Lucy may have been jealous of Aggie playing dress-up. So, she decided to dress up Lucy as well. Here are her pictures.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Meet in the Street 2007

Back in May 2007, Jeremy and Miranda performed a demo with their Tae Kwon Do class at Meet in the Street. Meet in the Street is a crafts show in downtown Wake Forest, NC. The pictures below were taken by our friend Maël. He gave us the pics back in May, but Lucy decided the CD was a chew toy. By the way, in case you were wondering, chewed CD's do not play very well.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Miranda and Aggie playing dress-up

We have a new appreciation for Aggie. Apparently, while Miranda was supposed to be going to bed a few nights ago, she decided to dress-up Aggie and take pictures. She showed us these pictures the next day. So, I hope you enjoy these as much as we did. We're also very proud of Aggie for not biting Miranda.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Pictures of Jeremy's first football game

Our friend Maël (his blog is called "The Adventures of Maël & Cindy") took some pictures at Jeremy's first football game. Unfortunately, there were no bleachers on the visitor's side of the field, so all of the pictures are from field level. It was difficult to follow the play, but Maël was able to get a few good pictures of Jeremy.

By the way, Jeremy's game jersey is #44. You may have to look carefully for him in some of the pictures.

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Jeremy's first football game

Jeremy's team (the Wake Forest Titans) played their first football game of the season Saturday evening. Unfortunately, the Titans lost, but they played a very good game. They were very disciplined and played the fundamentals very well. They lost primarily because of turn-overs and problems with kick-off returns.

On offense, Jeremy played fullback. At times, in their offense, the fullback lines up in the wing position. Jeremy did not get to run the ball this game, but he blocked well.

On defense, Jeremy played defensive tackle. He made several tackles during the game, including tackling the quarterback in the backfield a few times. He also chased down someone who had intercepted the ball and kept him from scoring.

Jeremy also played on all special teams. Besides a few plays where the coach substituted someone else at defensive tackle, Jeremy played the whole game. He was very tired after the game, but managed to eat a couple of Krispy Kreme donuts. On Sunday, Jeremy was still very tired and his arms are black and blue.

You will all be very proud of Margaret. She managed to stay off the field, even when Jeremy came off the field at one point holding his arm. (His arm was okay. He only missed a couple of plays.)

Miranda also enjoyed the football game - although, I'm not sure she watched the game itself. She was very excited because the Titan cheerleaders came to our game. She and a friend stood in front of the cheerleaders the whole game. Miranda is hoping to cheer next year.

We were also very excited that many of our friends drove down to Raleigh (about 30-40 minute drive) to watch Jeremy play. Counting our family, Jeremy had more supporters than there were players on his team. We thank God for giving us such great friends.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tae Kwon Do Belt Ceremony and Demo 9/6/2007

This afternoon, Miranda and Jeremy participated in a Tae Kwon Do belt ceremony and demo. Miranda recieved her purple belt. Jeremy will test for his black belt in October.

The video shows Miranda and everyone her same rank performing their green belt form during the demo.

The photos below show Miranda getting the results of her green belt testing and being awarded her purple belt.

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(p.s. To Mrs. Leah and Samuel: WE MISSED YOU!)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Trip to Niagara and Canada - 2007

After our family trip to Pennsylvania with Margaret's parents in their RV, Margaret and I returned home to North Carolina. However, Jeremy and Miranda and their grandparents continued travelling north. They spent a few days at Niagara Fall - both the NY side and the Canada side. Then, they drove to Toronto and farther north to Cochrane, Canada. On the trip back home, they came through Michigan, across several states to West Virginia to visit some family. They then drove to Tenessee to spend time with their Aunt Robin and Uncle Mike. Finally, after 3 weeks of travelling without their parents, they returned home.

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