Wednesday, August 20, 2008

FutBol II...

So, MiMi had her first team practice last night and it went well.

She is playing on an ALL girls team and they are pink and black. The name of the team is The Pink Bubble Gums...don't ask...the girls picked it and voted on it.

It was a good practice and there are two other girls on the team that are as good as MiMi or maybe even better. Although, they did do some running at the end and Mim's blew the doors off them all...EVERY TIME. So much so that Bam Pressnel was running with them and he said he actually found himself needing to speed up so she would not out run him.

Something funny...they just had enough girls to scrimmage so Lilli volunteered to play goalie against them. This girl is FEARLESS!!! She really did good...Ms. Kasey would be proud of her. They even asked if she could play on their team.

I was very proud of Mim's...she really if one of my children would not on the soccer field. What was I thinking?

I love my GURLS...they are AWESOME sisters to each other and even more AWESOME to their special brother. God always knows what he is doing...regardless of what we want or think. I could not have asked him myself for a more perfect family.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


The girls start soccer this week…and I am so looking forward to it. We will have practice every night of the week except Wednesday…and games on Saturday.

Last night went well…Lilli rocked the field.

So much so that one boy yelled, “She scores all our goals…man she is good”. Another little boy said after practice, “Mommy, that little girl is better than all the boys”. At some point during practice a mother asked Shan how long Lilli had been playing soccer and she told her only one season…she was shocked at how good she was.

What can I say…it’s in their blood.

We did not catch the name of the team but our colors are Orange & Black…the only thing more AWESOME than that would have been Red & Black (if you don’t know us then you don’t know why).

Lilli was not able to get #1 so we had to take #2…which I guess is ok…we will make do I guess.

MiMi is lucky because Brandon “BAM BAM” Pressnel is one of her coaches…we will see how she stacks up with her team tonight.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Dancing Like a Monkey...

So, Nealboy and I went to a Tennessee Valley Vipers game tonight (

They are a part of the "Arena Football 2" league. I do not know much about them or the league but regardless we had fun. It was good to spend time with my little buddy and do a guy thing together.

We met Uncle Ron, Caleb & Parker as well as Arron, Cheryl & Jonathan there. We all sat together on the second row from the field...AWESOME seats.

Nealboy, Caleb, Jonathan & Uncle Ron...

We ate supper there and Bubba had to have a plastic horn you blow into...and of course what ever he wants he always gets. He also had a blast dancing ever time a song played and I mean every time...until the game ended.

Go nealboy...go's your birthday...

This was a playoff game for the "ArenaCup" against the Manchester Wolves. After a 0-3 start this season, the Vipers won 45-35 for the American Conference title before 4,881 fans in the Von Braun Center. The Vipers (13-6) advance to the ArenaCup to play the winner of Amarillo vs. Spokane for the af2 championship. (

Like I said...we had fun and are probably going to look into season tickets next year.

Michael Phelps ROCKS!!!

Before I start this entry I must first apologize to a good friend of my wife's...Melissa Lester. Shan is so terrified you are going to be offended by this entry...more specifically the picture. So, view at your on risk.

Make sure you click the picture to see the full sized image...that is the only way to get the full effect.

So, I have never been a fan of swimming but I will have to say that Michael Phelps has at least peaked an interest with our clan.

Now, is this guy the GREATEST Olympian of all time or even the GREATEST Athlete ever? I don't know nor do I know what to call this dude but he is something...and something AWESOME.

So, why the pic???

Well, I went for a run the other night to try and start getting back in shape a little (FYI...since taking the job here I have gained 25+lbs and gone up a pants much fast food). So, when I got back I was waiting to take a shower to see when Phelps was going to swim. They announced it was going to be 10 minutes before his, I jumped up and ran to the shower.

Shan stayed in the living room watching the Olympics...that's when my plan went into action.

I was in and out of the shower as fast as possible...ran and got my pants and went to the garage to get some goggles...and all the while Shan had no idea.

I then ran into the living room yelling USA and telling her I needed a medal...of course we had one somewhere.

Shan being in total shock had nothing to say except..."What the Judas Priest are you wearing???" (it is possible she may have said something other than "Judas Priest" but if she did I would never would have to ask her about that).

Needless to say Phelps won his race and of course it was because of my support and dedication to make a fool of my self...I lost my shame a long time ago and have no concept of when too much is too much...but hey, I can say that Shan and the kids life's are never dull, boring or normal.

If you would like a life size cut out or poster of the above pic please let me know...I will be glad to send you one.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Lots of Socks, A Girl & Country music???

These pics are in Honor of…

1. The SOCK Capitol of the World…Fort Payne, Alabama.

2. Karen Clifton…the Bestest Drum Major to ever live on the Mountain.

3. And of course the band…ALABAMA (I know absolutely nothing about these guys other than there are these life size statues of them there…which I find funny).

We drive thru there every time we go to GA these days…and it just so happened I had to drive that way Wednesday & Thursday this week. Long story short…my Pops had to have surgery and I drove over for it. Every thing is good…he is just in a little pain now.