Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Golf, anyone?

In the school district the girls attend, 9th Grade students attend the junior high - but technically they're in high school. SO - the 9th Graders are allowed to play sports on the high school teams. Sam was originally thinking of being on the swim team with Graham-Kapowsin High School (the school Amanda attends), but decided to be on the golf team, instead. We borrowed a set of golf clubs from a friend of ours and off she went. She's never played golf before (except for putt-putt golf) and she started going to practice a couple weeks late - but she is a fantastic golfer! She's done so good, the coach has had her play on the varsity team for some of the matches! Since the matches are all around 2:30-3:00, I haven't been able to be at any of her games, so I had to settle for taking pictures of her in our driveway. WAY TO GO, SAM!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What a couple of wierdo's!!

Two 17 year old girls that have been life-long friends = some very interesting pictures!

This last Sunday after church, Amanda's friend, Hannah, came over and we took a bunch of pictures. They have to turn in a Senior picture to the school for the yearbook in a few weeks - so this was our first attempt at getting some good pictures. They had lots of fun goofing around and just being wierd. We did get a few good pictures - but for the most part.....well.....let's just say we'll be making another attempt at it real soon!

Since my bus is now parked at our home 24/7 - they decided to have pictures taken with my bus, too.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another school year.....

School actually started back up last week (Sept 8th), but things have been so crazy - I haven't had time to post anything. I also forgot to take pictures on the first day, so we had to "pretend" a couple days later. Between the girls busy schedule (getting back into the routine of homework, band, sports, etc) and me working for the school district - the beginning of a new school year is a crazy, hectic time for us.

Amanda is really excited for school this year because she's a senior! It's hard to believe my "baby" will be graduating in June! (She hates it when I do that!) Along with getting organized for her classes, she's been busy looking into colleges, filling applications out, signing up to take the ACT and SAT Tests and everything that comes with college. She (of course) plays her flute and saxophone in the Band and will be on the Bowling League with school again this year.

Sam is in 9th Grade this year, so this is her last year in Jr. High. She's in 2 Honors classes, has 10th grade math and is, of course, planning on doing her usual sports this year. She was disgusted the first day of school when someone called her a "sevey"....meaning they thought she was a seventh grader!

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sam!

Today is Sam's 15th Birthday! We are so blessed to have her in our family. She brings a special spirit into our home. She loves to play sports, hang with her friends and is constantly learning new things. She always looks for the good in other people and is such a good example for those around her. She always strives to do the right thing and sticks to what she believes in. She has such an out-going personality - everywhere we go, she makes friends. I am so proud of who she is.