Monday, December 22, 2008

Tribute to Star Wars...

This is really funny... I've seen a couple of different ones doing the same thing, but I really like these guys' facial expressions and 'funnyness'.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 07, 2008


Well... I really hadn't realized that it has been a few weeks since I've posted... A lot's been going on since the last message.

We had a great Thanksgiving 1/2 week. Thursday, we all loaded up the car and went up to Newton, KS to visit my grandma and to see the MORTON-side and eat together. We had about 36 people in grandma's house. I don't ever remember a time when we had THAT many people in that house. It was fun, though. We had some 4v4 football going on in the back 2 acres and soem kite-flying... some chasing by the young ones and just an all-around-good time. It was really nice to see all of my cousins and their families. I love those times.
On Friday, we went over to Jeanise's folks for our 2nd Thanksgiving. We saw John, Mary, and the girls, who came up from Alb, NM (of course, I'm not going to spell out that city) to visit. We ate, watched football, played cards, and ates some more. The girls got to shop a bit, but I thought they were crazy for going out.

The last several weeks have been coming down to "crunch time." First basketball game was last Tuesday. We beat Stillwater at home pretty bad... something like around 20 points or so... 19 actually now that I think about it. And Friday night, we played the #3 team in the state and WON in OVERTIME! That was a really stressful night, but a LOT of fun! The kids really worked hard and pulled it all together. We have a game at Choctaw Tuesday night... and then Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we're hosting our Edmond Tournament... so this week is going to be a VERY... LONG... ONE.

Thursday, I stayed home because I have been having a scratchy throat and was just run-down. Turned out... Joel gave me (he would say shared with me) his strep-throat from the week before. Just LOVE that boy! It's been a tough 4 days not being able to kiss my kids and my wife. I don't want them to get sick (although, that might be too late for Jeanise...oops). Makes me appreciate them more.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Is it break yet?

I actually had someone in class, today, ask me when "FALL Break" was. "Well," I said, "next October... but that's a long way away." I just can't fathom the fact that: 1) basketball games are about to begin in about 2 weeks and 2) Thanksgiving & Christmas is about here. Not to mention the end of the 1st semester is about here. This school year is really shooting by (which I'm not complaining about). But one question: Is it just me, or as you get older, do you notice that time moves quicker? Some days, now, just drag... but look at it over a period of time. I know that in a heartbeat... my kids will be teenagers in middle school... then high school... then college... then married... then have kids... AH! In the time that Jeanise and I have been married... Joel will be graduating from high school and Lindsay will be a sophomore or junior. Scary. Guess that just isn't the hammer on the head that we should enjoy every moment because it doesn't last as long as it once did for us...

... Just ask the Lakers who haven't seen a championship since... when? :-)

Saturday, November 08, 2008


I know that the results are wrong... but this is so funny!

What happens when Mike Doesn't Vote!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

And the winner is...

A lot has been joked about this year's presidential election. Love the jokes... the SNL skits... but now it's time to actually make the decision and I'm a little bit worried. There's been a lot of mud-slinging and he-said/she-said/he-said or going to do's... but I'm just not as secure about the results this year. I don't think that there's ever been a year where I've thought, "you know, it's not going to be too bad if either of the candidates win." I don't think that I can say that this year. I know that we'll have to follow whoever is elected... but I just don't feel very confident about our country's future for the next 4 years. I mean... I'm going to be 40 by the time we have to elect a president again... and that just seems too old to me! :-)

In the 14-15 years that I've been allowed to vote, I think that I've only voted 1 time. I missed the last one because I had a scrimmage or something and didn't make it on time. But this year, I really want my vote to count.

I just hope and pray that God's hand is all over this election and that He makes the right decision.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Here we go again!

Fall break is over... and we start back up tomorrow with school. Can you believe that the first 9 weeks is complete and we're now into the 2nd nine week period!?!?!?! It's been a pretty good first 9 weeks and I hope that they get better. The new freshman academy opens tomorrow and I will be teaching my first 2 hours there, before going back to my current room for the rest of the day. It's very nice and I have a SmartBoard again! I'm super pumped about it and hope that the kids like the change.

Jeanise took the kids to Alb., NM and had a pretty good visit with John, Mary and the girls. Would have been better had the weather not cancelled the Balloon Fiesta events (which is why they went in the first place).

Well... I'd better see what school stuff I have to get done before tomorrow and call it a night! 2 weeks before our first basketball scrimmage! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S HERE ALREADY!?!?!?!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

And the crowd goes wild!

Well... not so much on the OU end... but OSU looked really good last night. After going to Stillwater a couple of weeks ago and watching the Pokes' defense and offense play Troy, I told Shane that they're going to give OU some problems and may actually up-end them. Well... the preview, I guess, came last night against Missouri. Defense looked solid... and offense was pretty stout. Congrats to the Cowboys and OU... get back in there and look impressive and maybe if you win out, you could get to the National stage again. Only time will tell.

On a personal note... I took advantage of the quiteness of the house to call up a friend of mine and go play golf. I wanted to play somewhere I hadn't played before, so we played a course in Guthrie (Cimmaron National... Aqua Canyon) early in the morning, so we could watch the OU/Texas game afterwords. It was a rough first hole start... double-bogeyed it... but after listening to Keith's suggestion about the 2nd hole (305 par 4) of going right at the flag... I was about 15 yards from the green. Things started looking up. Then on the 3 hole... Keith's shot went left, hit a tree and bounced in the fairway. I tried to play my shot straighter... it hit a tree... and put it into the fairway and only 65 yards from the green! We had a great laugh about how we both used nature to help our shots. So, next time you go there and you get to #3 hole... Use the trees to better your shot! (ha ha ha) It was a great morning... we were about the only ones on the course and could take our time... and just enjoy the morning. So when you want to go play golf... go on a day of a BIG football game. I ended up shooting 42 on the front and 40 on the back (par 70)... so only +12. For me... that's pretty good... except the 4 holes that I kinda' blue up on. A fun day... but I was pooped when I got home. I fell asleep around 8:30 in my chair (Jeanise called me and woke me up)... and then went to bed around 9. That was kinda' nice. Makes up for those last few 5:30 am practices that I had Thursday and Friday.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

How can I keep from singing...

I've had several songs that have just been in my mind this week... and for the last hour or so... the one in the title has been "echoing in my soul." Just a catchy little tune and has really gotten me through the last hour or so, while I'm grading papers.
We started Basketball Oct. 1 (Wed.)... at 5:30 am! That's right... in the MORNING! It was nice though, because then we were home by 4. Kinda nice. Things are going well at school and we're about in the 7th or 8th week (believe 8th) of school. Hard to believe it.
We had a milestone today... Joel cleaned his room ALL BY HIMSELF today! And it was VERY clean! I'd like to say that he just did what mommy and daddy asked him to do... but it was more of a response to a "gonna take your cars away, unless you clean your room" threat. :-) But he did a very good job and I was very proud of him.
Jeanise and I went and saw the movie FIREPROOF on Saturday. It was a very emotional movie, but very well done. Kirk Cameron did a fantastic acting job and the message of the movie was EXTREEMLY well done. I've had so many friends... close to my age... that have gone through some kind of difficulty in their marriages and ended up in a divorce. I think about them all the time and can't even imagine (and DON'T want to even imagine) something like that happening to me. I love my wife very much. And we've learned so much from each other in the 14 + years that we've been married and we compliment each other really well. I just don't see my life without her or without my kids. I believe that if I look at the kind of love that God has for me, that I can have that kind of love for my wife and my kids.
OK... time to go to bed. Everyone else is in bed, so I'd better get there too.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Take me out the ball game...

Today, at Oklahoma Christian, was the baseball field dedication to long-time coach, teacher, AD, etc. of Max Dobson. Before the ceremony, we had an alumni game. There were about 40-50 alumni players in attendance... only about a handfull of us were after 1990, though. It was really a good day and to see all of those players that once put on the OC(C) uniform and represented the school on the field. I got to see a couple of people who I hadn't seen since 1991 or so, and also got to rub elbows with a lot of older guys who were catching up themselves.

On to the game... we all (the players) arrived around 9:30 to the field with the same question, "how is this going to work?" As we checked out the field and began to warm-up in left field, the current OC baseball players were in the practice tops and shorts watching us. "Are we going to play them?" We all thought. Once all of the alumni was in the dugout, Coach Chuck White asked US how we wanted to do it; just take batting practice or play. WE WANT TO PLAY! was the unanomous decision by all. OK... so where do we all play? Catchers? We have a few of those, great. Position players? We have those covered. What about the pitchers? We have a few. Since that was the only position I really ever TRUELY played at OC, I told Coach White that I could throw a few innings if there weren't enough to go around. I ended up throwing about 4 innings! It was a lot of fun, but took me about 10 pitches to even get into the catcher's glove. Haven't thrown a baseball since my last year at Deer Creek and that was just for batting practice. Needless to say, a lot of guys got some really good hits and impressed all of those families in the stands. It was a good day. If I ever get some pictures, I'll post them. I'm just thrilled that my arm isn't sore! Guess all of that working out I'm doing with the basketball team is paying off. OH! What about my lone at bat, you ask? I grounded into a double-play (I was really safe at first though). Enough of that.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Tonight we went to a birthday party at the Edmond Bowling alley. Joel was doing well... and so was Lindsay... until... dum dum dah dum... Lindsay ate it. She was on the lower step and stepping up to the boards with her bowling ball and miss-stepped--landing lower-chin first on top of her ball. She had a pretty good sized gash on there and Jeanise and I had to take her to one of those pm doctors. They gave her 4 stitches and she was a real trooper. It hurt a little, but by the time we got dinner and got home, she had her second wind. She's ok, but it is still a bit sore.
She got her t-shirt a little bloody, and I think that she was more concerned with how "dirty" her t-shirt was than her "owwey".

Another one bites the dust

Well... Another week in the books. Think that we've been in school about 3.5 weeks now? It's been a pretty good year, so far, and I am slowly getting into the routine now. The biggest and hardest thing to change is the whole homework and discipline forms thing. In 11 years... teaching computers and business... I didn't give homework (really) because kids can't exactly take a computer home with them. Well, now I give homework just about every night and have to look it over and grade it all. Thank goodness I don't have more than about 18 in 2 classes (which that may all change in about 8 weeks when my classroom changes to the newer part of the building... thus a BIGGER room). I'm staying on top of it rather well... but the 3, 4, or 5 different detention, tutorial, after school study hall, lunch study hall, forms are enough for a guy to spin his head off of his shoulders. I figure that I'll get that down oh... in about another year!

This picture is a few months old... but I thought it was pretty cute. My mom dressed Joel up in my 5 year old Halloween costume (which is fitting, since he'll turn 5 in less than 1 month). Mom made my brother and I Batman and Robin costumes. We were so into that TV series and he's always been my favorite superhero. I think that Joel looks pretty good in blue...

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


OKC THUNDER is what we are! The announcement came today in a press conference and the color-scheme is pretty cool. I like the thought that was put into it and the logo. Haven't seen the uniforms yet (aw...) but I hope that they're cool. I may just HAVE to get a jersey. Check out this video opening. It's THUNDEROUS! What do you think?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Let the good times roll (The Cars)

Ok... so tonight... Pre-season and my Redskins are getting beat and my Mets are trying not to have a repeat performance of last year's choking.
Been in school alittle over a week and I'm still liking it. It's been a real challenge with the subject change, but I've got good people who I work with and have given me some great advice and have also been there to support the decisions that I've made. I'm feeling pretty good today... yesterday, however, I had 4 out of 35 kids pass an Algebra 1 quiz (review of last year's stuff). That was disappointing, but can be fixed. Basketball is going well. It's been going late (which isn't the most beneficial for picking up the kids), but hopefully it'll get better now that tryouts are over... yea!
Getting ready for that 3 day break and I'm looking forward to it!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The first of many

The first week at my new school (well, first 3 days) went pretty well. Here's some "it's toughs"... for my first week.
First of all, it's tough to get back into the routine... even if you've been at a school for some time.
Second, it's tough to get into the routine of a new schedule.
Third, it's tough to get into a new subject area that you haven't taught in quite a while.
Fourth, it's tough to get into the niche of how things go and how people operate at a new school.
Finally, it's tough to have to do lunch duty again. :-)
All-in-all, it's been a good week. I was definitely ready for the weekend though. On Friday, the coaches scrimmaged the boys. We played from 2:40 until I left around 4:30 (they were still playing when I left). Needless to say, the coaches never lost! Now is that to say that the coaches are just that good? or that the players just aren't up to the ability as the coaches? Don't know. All I know is... I WAS PRETTY DARNED NEAR DEAD when I got home. I did have to take a couple of games off. Just not in shape... PERIOD! I was winded and tired... still took some really good shots (a 3 pointer to win the 4th one over a 6'7" kid coming at me) and got some really good rebounds. The tools are there... just a tad too rusty. :-) It's going to be a good year.

Friday, August 15, 2008

In Moments Like These...

Well... this last week has just been a whirlwind, but it all came out in the end. For the last 2 days, I've been in teacher professional development, training, getting-to-know-you stuff, etc. and it has been a blast. I commented to a couple of teachers today that I don't think that I've had as much fun or have ever seen a faculty have so much fun going over the faculty handbook since I've been teaching. We played games, had contests, and a few other things to keep the fact that we HAD to be there more fun and enjoyable.
As I walked out of the building today around 3:45 I just thanked God for blessing me and allowing me to be at the school that I am and that I pray that he use me in the position to glorify Him and to be a light to those who come around me. I have a lot to do... the person who occupied my room last year, just moved his stuff out today, so I'm already behind the 8 ball and will probably have to go in sometime this weekend to at least move my stuff into the room. Lucky for me that I only live about 5 minutes away from the building. :-)
I was pretty tired today when I came home... have to get used to the teaching thing and standing up kinda of thing again. That's ok... I've had 3 months of rest. :-P

Monday, August 11, 2008

Shall we gather at the river?

After days like this, you always come out of it with something that you've learned.
1. I am NOT in control of my life... GOD IS!
2. Don't be pridefull.
3. Pride leads to being too cocky
4. Being to cocky eventually leads to disappointment
5. Disappointment leads to bitterness
6. Bitterness leads to being moody and no-one wants to be around you.
7. Being moody leads you to your knees.
8. Getting to your knees leads you back to #1... and maybe you'll take a different road next time.
Today, I reported to Deer Creek teacher meetings... waiting to hear from Santa Fe's principal. I didn't hear anything until about 12:30 today, that the math teacher DID resign officially. Now I just had to do my part... resigning from DC. So now it's official... I have resigned and am waiting for them to fill my position (they had a business interview 30 minutes ago). So I think that I'm secure. I'll write more later, but I am so relieved right now... and know that when I get out of the way and let God do His work, things always work out the way they're supposed to. Gotta go celebrate! Thanks for all of the prayers!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Funny before bed...

Jeanise has me hooked on this site:
I found a word that describes me! I'm not a big fan of soccer... I played 1 year (3rd grade) and coached 1 year of HS boys. They're just a different breed of cat... but anyway, I found this definition (sorry for you soccer people whom I offend... but oh well).

anti-foot adj. Describes a person or group that actively dislikes soccer (football), particularly the France 98 World Cup tournament.

Example Citation:
"Thousands of football-haters have teamed up in 'Anti-Foot' cells dedicated to resistance, ridicule and escape from the World Cup fever sweeping France."—Susannah Herbert, "World Cup widows join the French resistance," The Daily Telegraph

Daddy day... part 2

[Sorry Grandma... this one has a bunch of pictures] On Friday, I took Joel for his Daddy-Day. We went to breakfast (McDonalds) and then Joel went over to Grandma Morton's house to play. Grandma taught Joel a new game... Go Fish. And Suprise, Suprise... he won. He's pretty good at games. Mom and I are going to just have to team up on him someday. After Grandma's, I took Joel to the Firefighter Museum in OKC. It was pretty neat, but you really couldn't touch anything inside, and Joel wasn't too thrilled about it. But he listened to the guy showing the group around and then we got to go off on our own. Here are some pictures:

He did a good job. The museum had just finished (the prior week) adding a fire-house-like playground outside. Joel liked to run around and check out all of the things. He really liked the slides.

On the job front... no new news really. Just waiting for the phone call from the new school letting me know if they've received the teacher's resignation letter yet. As soon as that happens, I'm sending my letter to my school. I decided last Friday to just wait it out. It's better that I have a job either way, than to resign and HOPE for something to maybe happen. Have to do the responsible thing and to think of my family first. Just hope that I get a call soon... I'd hate to get that call in the middle of my meetings tomorrow. But I think that's what is going to happen. Oh well...

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Bobby Murcer

My mom and I attended the funeral for Bobby Murcer today. It was the most moving funeral I have ever been to. Memorial Rd. Church was almost completely filled with people and the 2 hour service was a celebration of this man's life. A very down-to-earth person who didn't have a bad word for anyone. After 62 years, he's now on heaven's team. A smile that never quit. A celebrity who wouldn't allow himself to be thought of as one. A kind word. An Okie in an Yankee uniform. As I sat there for the 2 hour duration, I just thought of the things that I could do in my life that were demonstrated thru his.

On a separate note... as I got into the car to go home, I had several missed calls. 2 from Edmond Schools. I got a call from Ed. Santa Fe about a Math position! Only thing... will DC let me out of my contract when we have to report on Monday?!?!?! That is in the works and I ask that everyone just pray for what's best. I'm excited that there is FINALLY an opportunity to be there... just hope it works out. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Daddy Day part 1

Today, Lindsay did not go to school... instead she went to breakfast with daddy, then went over to her grandma Morton's house to play. We had a great time at... you guessed it... McDonalds and then headed on over to grandma's. Lindsay had a great time and went to hide when daddy showed up to pick her up. She just didn't want to leave grandma's house. She cried and cried and talked about going back to grandma's, but we had lunch plans with mommy.
After lunch, we came home to take a nap... but Lindsay took her 20 minute nap on the way home and didn't go to sleep when we arrived. Oh oh... guess that means that she'll go to bed early tonight, huh? She watched tv all by herself for about 30 minutes in mommy and daddy's room.
Segue: After about 30 minutes... I hear the door close. Lindsay has shut the door and... LOCKED IT! I looked around for a key and tried to get her to unlock the door, but she just wouldn't do it. After getting a quarter out and unlocking the outside of the door, it opened. I have to tell you though, that there came a refreshing smell before the door opened. Lindsay had gotten a hold of Jeanise's "refreshing smell" auromatheropy lotion and had it all over her hands and belly. Said her "belly is all better now." Oh oh...
And just when you thought it was over... about 10 minutes after clean up... she came into the study and said "Daddy, I didn't do anything." :-) RED FLAG ALERT! When your kid strolls in and says that... what is going thru YOUR mind? Anyway... she had just knocked off her clock. FUnny moment and just a classic moment of what is YET to come.
Gotta run and check and see what she's in to now!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to...

Today is #36! That's right, I'm officially a year older. Had my father drop the news that he was 36 when we were on our way to JAPAN. Kinda' funny how the last 7 or 8 years that I've been comparing my age change to where he was in his NAVY career and what grade. Interesting. Had a wonderful party at mom and dad's last night, with my family and my brother... and now I don't know what I'm going to do today. Oh I'm sure that the spirit will move me somewhere... :-)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Photos, photos, photos

We got new pictures of the kids... I may be a bit biased, but I think that I just have 2 of the cutest kids on the planet. I'm not going to post them, because Jeanise has them on her blog site.

Got back yesterday from a day trip to Newton, KS to play Sand Creek Station golf course. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed playing with my uncle, my dad, and Lee (a friend of dad's from church). Being the younger "lad" of the group was kinda interesting. Conversations were fun, educational, and shared some areas of interest that I had no idea that I'd ever be a part of listening to. Take for example: Yesterday morning, on the way to eat breakfast, topic of conversation was my uncle's hearing aids. Dad chimed in with the fact that he was probably going to need to get some. The Lee said that he too would probably need them soon. Other than the fact that Jeanise would probably tell you that I've needed hearing aids for the last 14 years! (ha ha)... I couldn't believe that this was a conversation that we were having. I guess this is what guys 55+ in a vehicle talk about? OH NO... THAT WASN'T IT! Then they passed around one of the hearing aids to try it out! :-) That was kinda' funny. Odd... but an interesting story for the trip. Guess that I'll also admit that eventhough it was a bit strange... I was rather curious to experience the hearing aid thing myself. But then that would have given in to the fact that "I don't hear too good." :-)

Yesterday was a great time... 75-80 degrees (overcast) in the morning and it didn't get hot until about 12... we were done just after 1:00. Not too bad considering it rained for about 5 hours off and on the night before.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Drumroll please...

Well, tonight I received a phone call from the principal at Ed. Memorial High School... and I have an interview at 8:00 am tomorrow! YEA! Don't think that there are any coaching positions with it, but I'm going to try and see if there's something in my big 3 (basketball, baseball, volleyball) that I can be a part of. Wish me luck!

On the other side (literally), I may have an interview at Edmond North high School on Monday. They said that they were going to begin the interviews on Monday and I'm assuming that I'll get a call tomorrow or Friday (probably Friday) to set that up. The positive thing there is that there IS a baseball position open and the coach knows who I am (from a great reference from a former mentor-coach-friend of mine) and wants me there! Tough situation on what to do... but guess what?... I GET TO MAKE A CHOICE (hopefully). I know that God will enlighten the situation and place me where he knows that I can make the biggest impact and biggest difference for Him and His glory. I'm excited about these opportunities and hope that it all works out.

On a lighter note... I got my new golf bag! (It's Kahki and Black -- really nice I think) I'm so stoked about it. It's bigger and holds more stuff and it's pretty. Dad and I bought matching golf bags, except his is blue, and we're going up to Newton, KS this weekend to play Sand Creek Station Golf course. I'm pretty excited about the trip and will get to see my uncle Mike. He's pretty good and I like playing with him. Might even get to see grandma and have dinner with her. Who knows... but I GET TO PLAY GOLF!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Al-la Peanut Butter Sandwiches...

Ok... so you have to be a fan of Sesame Street to remember the magician who used that term as his magic words.
Tonight, we had David Allen (magician) come to church tonight and perform for our VBS subistitute. He was great and even had a christian message at the end of his performance. The kids in the audience really enjoyed it... Joel even got picked to help with a trick! YEP, you read that right! He went up on stage and did EXACTLY what was asked and answered all of the magician's questions! Jeanise and I were so proud and it was SUCH a huge step for him. Didn't even matter to him that about 200 or so pairs of eyes were watching him. I hope that there are some better pictures of this later, but I'll post a few for now. We're so proud of him...

On the other side of the hallway, Lindsay is about potty-trained! Jeanise made the decision to go cold-turkey on her last Monday. During school, she came home dry 3 days and had a 1 day where it was just bad... but all in all, she's been doing pretty well with it.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

This is too fun!

I found this on a coaching web site I surf... try these two sites out and see what your score is out of 100!

I got 76 out of 100. Not too shabby...

And the hits just keep on comin'...

Since the last post, we've been pretty busy with family, traveling and just "stuff." We got back last Monday from our July 4th trip to Alb., NM to visit John (brother-in-law) and his family. It was the first time that I've gone down there with Jeanise and the kids and Steve and Lisa in 2 years. I haven't been able to go due to basketball going on, but since bball is over the end of June (and I'm not coaching it next year) I got to go. We had a nice visit and took Steve and Lisa's RV down and back. It was nice... kinda' like traveling in a house. :-)
As of yesterday, I'm still at Deer Creek (teaching) and unsure about my coaching situation. I'm going to have to wait another year to do basketball, because the jobs just aren't out there. Something may come up in the last couple of weeks of July, but it's highly unlikly. If it's God's will, it'll show up.
On a more "family" note... we went to the zoo yesterday. And although it was a little warm, we had a good time. Joel and Lindsay both got to see the animals that they wanted to see and we saw several animals that we typically don't get to see, because we were there early enough in the morning that it was cool for the animals to be out and "seen." We they took the kids to the movies... dum dum dum dum... to see WALL-E. It was fun and cute. Joel enjoyed it, but not too sure that he understood all of it. He watched the whole thing and laughed and payed attention (YEA! We can go see movies again!) Lindsay LOVED the previews and the cartoon at the beginning. About 20 minutes into the movie, she took her nap and woke up about 20 minutes left of the movie. She was pretty cute laughing at some of the stuff outloud and everyone in the theatre laughed with (at) her.
Joel is really growing up. He's a little boy now. It's really hard to believe! We have pictures all over the living room with his baby pictures and such and those memories are so vivid in my mind that I can't believe that he's a little boy. He's a lot of fun to play with and is just silly. He's starting to talk to other kids (very outgoing it seems) at the pool or in his classes... and stuff. It's a big step for him from where he was 10 months ago. It a pretty neat thing... and he'll go to Pre-K this year and we're so excited for him. I think that he'll just rock the house (room). I'll try and post pictures later of our zoo excursion.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Names (from my cousin's blog)

Ok... so I stole/borrowed this from my cousin Cheryl's blog site and thougth that it would be funny. I guess we'll see.
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pet/current car): Brady Avalanche (that's a rockin' name)

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor/ favorite type of shoe): Mint Chocolate Chip Basketball Shoes (somehow, just NOT that mean-sounding...)

3. YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color/favorite animal): Blue Elephant

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name/city where you were born): Allen Midwest (City)

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (the first 3 letters of your last name/ first 2 of your first name): MortMi (that's too funny)

6. SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color/ favorite drink): Maroon Mountain Dew

7. NASCAR NAME (the first names of your grandfathers): Russell Robert (I could do it the other way, but that would end up being my brother's name)

8. STRIPPER NAME (the name of your favorite perfume,cologne or scent/favorite candy): Tommy 3 Muskateers

9. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your 5th grade teacher’s last name/ a major city that starts with the same letter): Sammon San Francisco (that's gay...)

10. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/favorite holiday): Fall SummerBreak (the NEXT James Bond?)

11. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit/ article of clothing you’re wearing right now): Watermelon Shorts (that's a good one)

12. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast/your favorite tree): Shake Cherry-Blossom (can't get anymore "hippie" than that, I don't think)


13. RADIO DJ NAME: (last name/ mother's maiden name) Morton Stout (I think that's what that was...)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Please just pray for me...

Been sitting here for about 3-4 minutes trying to come up with some clever or funny thing to write about... when I just need prayers for peace. Peace about what I'm doing in my career... peace about not getting the job I wanted... peace about the unknown future about my job/career... peace that I'm making the right decisions... or more like, peace that I'm doing/going where God wants me to be/go.
The kids were watching VeggieTales the other day in the car and the story of Jonah came up. Reminding me that God is going to be faithful and guide us where he wants us to go. I've been blessed by the doors that have been opened for me and walking thru those. Now I've experienced doors opening that I'm not getting to walk thru, and that's rather troubling. Maybe I was just a bit "over-confident" and "cocky" and the doors closing is the result of my actions. Who knows? It's a humbling experience and I guess that I'm sitting in the belly of the whale waiting for the next door for God to open for me. Please pray for me for peace of mind and peace of heart...

Monday, June 23, 2008

It's all good...

Just some updated pictures of the 2 rug-rats. Can you believe that Joel's costume was once worn by the Caped Crusader himself?!?!?! Yep! That was my Halloween costume from when I was 5... Bob (my brother) was Robin. Mom made our costumes when we lived in Edmond before. We were both HUGE into Batman and Robin and we wore those costumes out! I think that I have a bit of "worry" here... He's fitting into that costume at age 4! AH!!!!!
We got a picture of "cool Lindsay". She's wearing her sunglasses (doctor told us that it might help with her squinting her eyes so much) and we got her to wear a hat too. We were on our way to a birthday party and I took this with her in the back seat of the van. She almost looks like a tourist!
No new news on the job-front. Still waiting to hear back from Deer Creek about my schedule for next year... waiting to see if Santa Fe will have a job posted in the next 4 weeks in Math or Business... got a phone call from another school wanting to interview me for a teaching/asst. girls basketball position. It would be nice... but it's kind of a drive.
It's late and I'd better be off to bed.

Friday, June 20, 2008


The BIG 3 take the BIG #17! The CELTICS DYNASTY IS BACK!

What better way to finish up a 66 game season than to 1) beat the Lakers... 2) win at home... and 3) win by 39 POINTS... and 4)... that I GOT TO SEE IT! (on TV) I know that it took 3 superstars and a deep bench (how 'bout RONDO in game 6 with 21 points?!?!?!), BUT I'LL TAKE IT! Now all that's left is a Back-2-Back! Celtics Website

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Take me out to the ball game...

Here are some pictures of the kids when we went to the Redhawks game the other night. We were way up in the nose-bleed seats (but the tickets were free). The kids had a pretty good time, but it was muggy and hot.
Great game and we won!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Got Updates?

No real idea what to title this one.... so here it goes....
1) Got my answer in the mail last Wed. about the Santa Fe job and I didn't get it. I was really disappointed because I thought that I had the job! I'm still kinda' bummed about it... but there's still a chance that something will open up this summer. Just have to keep waiting to see what happens.
2) Our AC that was fixed a couple of weeks ago, went down last Wed. Not too fun. Especially the money that they're probably going to charge us for the repair! But we have a cooler house and that's nice (not that you'd know... since it's raining and the high is supposed to be 76 today!).
3) Jeanise and I had a wonderful anniversary last Wednesday (although the SF news was a bummer). I was rather proud of myself. During the day, I texted her 14 reasons that I love her. Not going to share because those are personal... but I thought that it was pretty clever on my part.
4) Went up to Tulsa to visit Shane and Alice yesterday. It was great seeing them again. Sure do miss them here, but Shane has his Dream job (worship minister at Memorial Drive CoC) and is loving it. I think that he's been there for about 2 years and he is doing such a great service in that congregation.
Well... that's all on the home-front for now.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Getting there...

Well, I had my interview at Ed. Santa Fe today. It went really well (I thought) and I should find out whether or not I have the job by the end of the week. I'm relieved to know that the interview process is over... now (AGAIN) the waiting game brings it's dirty face. Keep prayin!

Friday, May 30, 2008


Celtics beat the Pistons... MY BOYS ARE BACK IN THE FINALS!

Watch out Kobe, here comes the Green Machine and the big 3! Stay tuned next Thursday!


Celtics vs. Pistons tonight... GO BIG GREEN! How cool would it be to have a Celtics/Lakers Finals?

Friday, May 23, 2008

That 'ol snake in the grass...

First off... BUMMER THAT THE CELTICS LOST LAST NIGHT. They'd better get a win on the road, or it's going to be a short week.

And now... the REST of the story...
So I'm running some books home to mom from my school. Before I go to the front door, I decide to check out the duck nest (as I do every time I come by) and see how things are going. As I'm looking over the bushes I see 1 egg in there and a bunch of duck feathers. Mom's been sitting on her eggs... good for her. And check that out! Dad put a rubber snake by the nest so that the turtles don't come and get them. (he and mom mentioned the part about hoping that the turtles stay away a lot) So I go inside and tell them, "good idea about the rubber snake by the duck nest." WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!? What rubber snake?!?!
WHAT DO YOU MEAN... WHAT RUBBER SNAKE?!?!?! So dad goes running out there with the duck fury that he has his account here:
Dad attacked the snake with great abandon while you cut the snake's escape route and kept him spotted for the assassin! Then held the snake down while Dad disected the snake to see how many of the duck eggs it got. Three left, but don't know if the hen will come back to the nest or not, yada, yada! Cute little duckies almost ready to be hatched.
We're hoping that mom will return... but it was quite an event.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Look what the cat dragged in...

I went to pick Joel up at his Daycare school today and THIS is what greeted me... The Mel Gibson BRAVEHEART look-a-like. I later found out that he arrived to Hands On like this... and he had his face painted at Rose Union. I think that they had a carnival (last 2 days of school) and he chose to have his face painted. WHen we went over to pick Lindsay up... she went sprinting over to Joel for a hug (like usual) and she DEAD STOPPED... went around him... and came straight to me! :-) A couple of Lindsay's classmates kept walking up to him and stared at his face. He'd walk away... they'd follow and get in front of him and re-stare. Quite funny!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Just one for the road

Ok... This is getting really old, Mr. Doc Rivers and team. Can the Celtics get just 1 ROAD WIN this series?!?!?!? I don't know what it was this season, but most of my girls' wins came on the road and we didn't play as well at home. Go figure that one! Game 5 is back at the Garden tonight and hope that after tonight's WIN that they'll go back into Cleveland and take care of business and finish this thing and move on.
Any takers?

Thursday, May 08, 2008

'Dats my Kids

Both of the kids did VERY well at school today, so I took them by Sonic and got them both a sundae (buy one, get one free!). Their sundae was bigger than my blast... go figure; but here are pictures that are worth a 1,000 bites.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Isn't it funny...

Kids are so funny sometimes. It's amazing the silly things that they do when they're little. I guess that the funny part is that they always find some way to make you laugh at the weirdest times. Things like:
  • Lindsay run-hopping all over the house with her diaper 1/2 on
  • Joel coming up with some new voice to talk to us in (that's my influence)
  • Lindsay giving mommy or daddy one of her sinister grins when she knows that she's acting cute.
  • Joel riding super-fast on a tricycle during our walks. When he get to a cola-sack (sp?) he speeds around the side-walk like he in NASCAR.
  • Lindsay doing a super-cute smile in the hot-tub, when the water comes right under her chin and all you see is her head.

That's the recent. It's pretty cute what kids can do. Hope that I can remember these when they're teenagers and doing something stupid. :-)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ya do a lota thinkin' when doin' yard work...

It really never fails... for as long as I can remember, I do some of my best thinking when I'm mowing or working in the yard (well, maybe not my best, but I do think a lot when I'm out there). I remember years ago, thinking about what I'd say to a friend when I saw him after he left his wife... I remember coming up with plays for basketball season or what I'd say in a practice... I'd even have conversations with people, well actually, I have "pre-conversations" so that I have practiced things before I say them. It's weird... but does anyone else do that? Anyway, Saturday (yesterday), I mowed the lawn... which means an hour and 1/2 of thinking and then today (Sunday) I continued where I left off. I remember doing this a long time ago... junior high or high school... and wondering "what will the girl look like that I marry; what will she be like; or even, will I every get married?" and then moving on to "will I have kids; how many; will there be one of each, 2/3 boys, 2/3 girls; how many will my wife want; will I get divorced; what will I do about the kids..." and on and on it went about my overall future. Guess you could say that I was a worrier, because I really WORRIED about these things. My clearest "I wonder what..." moment was sitting in my dorm room in 1990 and wondering where I'd be 5 and 10 years from now... and I wonder what my 20th high school reunion would be like (if we even had one--Japan high school, ya' know). Then in 1995, I answered that question... "Still in college, married to Jeanise, and finally focusing on school." Then in 2000, I answered... "well, you're a pretty successful teacher and a high school coach. Not bad." I guess that it's fun to look back and answer some of those questions.
Now you're probably asking yourself, "Ok Mike, this is just weird." Well, I looked back at what was going on when I first started on this blog site. Joel was very young, and Lindsay was in transit. So while I was working in my flower-beds (THANKS MOM FOR THAT GENE) I started thinking about what kind of ten year old Joel would be; will he get in trouble a lot; will he have friends; will the girls like him... that kind of stuff. Then I started thinking about the example that he sees in me... will he grow up to be like me (Phillips, Craig & Dean song-I wanna Be Just Like You was playing on my mp3 player) and am I someone that looks up to. Do I do things right? That kind of stuff. Then, when I've finished watering all of my plants... I get my answer to all of them... "Don't worry about it. God is going to take care of everything."
SOOOOOO, on a funny note. Lindsay was watching me look at emails on my computer, when she found a penny or a nickel sitting on my desk. She quickly grabbed the money and took off. When I asked her what she had, she said, "I go put my money in the piggy bank." So those of you with teen-age girls... is this the way it works? :-)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Too much fun with Photoshop

This is just too funny. I was talking with a coaching friend of mine while he was looking thru a catalog of videos that we occassionally buy from. We began to joke around about the fact that Kelvin Sampson's videos were on sale. So I decided to come up with my own videos!

The Waiting Game...

Mom and Dad could both attest to this... as a child, I HATED waiting. For anything! I can rememeber mom telling me that I "needed to be patient and wait"... or "why are you in such a hurry?... just wait." You'd think that after #% years of growing up, that I'd be better or have more control of the waiting situation. It's a tough battle for me as an adult.

I hypothetically ask myself, "I wonder what kind of kid Joel is going to be when he's a teen?" or "I wonder who is going to marry and steal my little girl away from me when she's 25 years old?" HA HA !! I don't know if it's the unknown that just eats at me, or just the fact that I want to know and know now.

As for this possible new position, I still have not heard and am in a holding pattern to wait. It's tough, because I know that I'm wanted at this new place, but the wheels of finalizing are just not turning fast enough (for me). It's been tough seeing all of my coaching friends in their off-season programs, preparing for their future and putting in the time... just like I should have been doing this year. Well, I'm feeling a bit outside looking in and it's tough, because I've been very active in our off-season for the last 3 years... I SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING SOMEWHERE! And then it all comes back to the waiting.

I've learned that God wants us to have faith... and sometimes waiting is a part of that. At times I sit back, and when I take a breath, I realize that this is probably my "recovery time" from what I've had to go thru these last 2 years and just get my bearings back on reality and what's important. I've enjoyed playing with Joel and Lindsay when I get home from school (picking them up at school is just a joy and seeing them run to me). I enjoy my TV Shows time and wife time with Jeanise at nights, and not thinking in the back of my head about basketball. It's kinda nice.

"Good things come to those who wait." God has been faithful with that. When I've trusted in him, waited... good things have come my way and doors are opening.

I guess that I needed to write this so that I could remind myself over and over this lesson and re-read it when I go back to impatient-mode. :-)

BTW... GO CELTICS! I've waited since 1987 for them to have this kind of success... that's good, isn't it?

Monday, April 07, 2008

Another one bites the dust...

Not exactly the best title to use, but it fits (sadly). Last Wednesday, I resigned from my coaching position at school... still have my teaching spot, but won't be coaching girls basketball anymore. This was really tough for me to swallow, but it was a decision that came highly "advised" by my administrators. They felt that the kids just weren't going to follow my lead and buy into what I was doing. I don't doubt, though, that there was more to it. I had some very supportive parents and some very good kids... but there are some parents who just don't get it and think that they know everything. It's sad and I just hope that I'm not one of those crazy parents who's going to cause a stink that my son or daughter isn't playing or getting the playing time they deserve. It just chaps me to think about it and to have to deal with it.
But that said... I'm 'looking' and 'keeping my eyes open' for that next door that God is going to open for me. He's always been watching over me and always has been faithful.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Morton Look-alike Meter

Ok... So the answer to the question is... BOTH OF US! I personally think that she looks more like daddy... but you know.

Morton Look-alike Meter

So my cousin Cheryl did this on her blog and I just HAD to check it out. This one is a lot more convincing than the one of Lindsay. Looks like Mommy... but acts like Daddy. I always said, as long as he has Jeanise's brain and looks (does) and my height (so far so good)... We're good to go.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

On the Road Again

Well... we're getting ready to go camping on Friday. I decided to pull the tent out of the attic... and as a SURPRISE for Joel and Lindsay, we set it up in the living room. Hasn't been out of the bag since probably Bob and I's last set up in Virginia Beach (unless dad set it up for some reason that I don't know about. Anyway, It looks like it's old (actually bought it when I was in Weblos in 6th grade! So it's about 25 years old! It's a little stained from age but still is in in great shape. Should be... only used about 10 times, if that.
Here are some pictures of the kids. There is a picture in mom & dad's house of my brother and I camping out in the tent. I decided to take one just like it of my 2 kids. Cool huh?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

It's so hard to say goodbye... (Boys 2 Men)

One more day until Spring Break... ah! It's been a busy last few weeks. I got to watch basketball regionals and finals the last 2 weeks and now March Madness is about to start! :-) We had our end of season banquet tonight... it went very well and I think that the girls enjoyed it. I was able to talk (might have been brief for some) with all of the parents and it was a good atmosphere. Different from last... different good. Which was... well... good.
Jeanise started a new full-time job this week as a controller (what else would she be?)... for a home builder. Controller as in an administrative accountant-type person. (what did you think I meant?) :-) Anyway, she seems to really enjoy this position and it'll help us out financially. It didn't help, though, that Joel started coughing too much and had a slight fever, that I had to stay home yesterday. Today, I had to go get Lindsay because she got sick at school. Ah the fun of being a parent. I think that it's that wonder Oklahoma Allergy index that has us all really messed up. Welcome to OK.
Well... it's 11 and time to get to bed. Going to be a little earlier these days... having to get Joel and Lindsay up early to take them to their day-care and then school. They've adjusted (other than getting sick) extreemly well and we've been blessed.
How about that Celebrity Apprentice! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I HAVE TO WAIT 1 MORE WEEK!

Friday, February 22, 2008

It's all over... for now...

Well... last night we ended our season with a 36-39 OT loss to Altus. We were CLEARLY the better team offensively and defensively... but they were the better team on the free-throw line. We had to make up a 5 point deficit with about 1:15 left in the 4th quarter, but tied it with about 45 seconds left. We had the opportunity to take the last shot, but I didn't call a timeout to set something up... they got a steal... we blocked it with 15 seconds left... and then we kept their inbounds play from working to go into OT. We made 3-16 from the free-throw line and you just can't go into a playoff game without one of your guns. I was sad for the girls, because they worked so hard this year and they have come so far this season. It was a good year, but I'm sad it's over. Glad in that I get to see my wife and kids more!
Joel made a funny tonight. He had taken off his seatbelt while we were parked and I got out of the van to put it back on. After opening the door, Joel asked me where the spare tire was. Jeanise was a little shocked about the question... and answered, "we don't have one Joel. We have runflat tires." I didn't really think much about that (it was a good point, while I was finishing thinking about where it was...), but soon after said, "around daddy's belly." That was pretty funny.

TIme to put the munchkins in bed and go watch a movie. Night!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Just when you thought you knew everyone...

This is going to be pretty general and short (hopefully) because I still have to take out the trash and head over to the school (7:15) to get started on the preparations on our tournament (we lost by 12 last night but played great defense).

Anyway, one of the things that I really enjoy on the first day of the tournament is handing out coaches packets and meeting them. I met 2 coaches who are about 6'10" but are very soft-spoken, yet respected coaches in the boys game. But the best story came from someone that just made my entire LIFE!

Coach Kenny Blair... a football coach at Northeast Highschool is filling in for their girls' coach who had an unexpected death in the family and is attending to the family. I had the opportunity to speak to coach Bailey for about 30 minutes. From 1980-84 he played in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles... was a rookie the year they played the Raiders in the Super Bowl (Back when the roman numerals were still rather low). I was telling him that during those years, I was the BIGGEST Eagles fan. WHen I played outside football, I was either Ron Jaworski (now a commentator) or Warren (?) Carmichael. He was smiling ear to ear and just listened to me tell him how big those 2 were to me when I was little. "Just spoke to Carmichael 2 weeks ago." HOW BIG IS THAT?!?!!? Still keeps in contact with those guys. He went on to play for the Cardinals (when they were still in St. Louis) and has been a trainer for celebrities in Florida before coming here. His story is amazing! He spoke at the NFL Hall of Fame the last few years... He's trained players like : Shaq (but admits that he did NOT work with him on Free-throws), Allen Iverson, Tiger Woods, and others that I didn't make past those 3.

Most of all, what really caught my eye, was his passion for kids and his mission for them. He is such an encourager. Northeast isn't your Edmond-type school at all. There's a lot that goes on there... but here is a guy who teaches life-lessons in sports and has the experience the celebrity resume to go with it.

That was just so cool to talk about sports with a man who was on the field when I was experiencing them. I told him that I was so bummed when the Raiders won... and I gave them one more year before moving down the conference ladder to become what I am today... a Redskins fan! He got a chuckle out of that. :-)

Ok... gotta take out the trash and get to school!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Just gotta love it

Ok... so I made probably the BIGGEST mistake this morning. I was putting away (ok I'm admitting to everyone that I didn't do this last night) Joel and Lindsay's leftover dinner away... put it down the sink... and saw a lime rine in the sink. HM... I'll run it all down the garbage disposal and make the sink smell better. OK... fine... but it's VERY LOUD! Needlesss to say, Lindsay (our light sleeper) woke up. Our little girl was up and I needed to leave to come to school. Well... I tried to get her to go back to sleep, but it just wasn't going to happen.
So what turned out to be kinda bad, got better. You know, that there's nothing like you little girl (or boy) who just let's you hold them, puts their head on your shoulder, and just hangs there. They feel comforted and it just gives me the warm-fuzzies all over. What was really funny, though, was that I guess she didn't like putting her head on my sweater, so she fought and fought flipping her diaper cloth until it landed on my shoulder where she could lay on it. It was quite humorous. I really hated to leave her and go to school. So I put her in my chair (she really likes my big chair) and she watched cartoons. Hope that she let her mom sleep in.
Big game tonight... down the street-rival Guthrie coming here. We have been playing well and I hope that we can keep this up!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Love in an elevator... (Aerosmith)

Not really... but it caught your attention didn't it? :-)

Last weekend was a really tough one for me. Since our boys took their tournament trip to Hawaii in December... it was our turn to travel to our tournament... so we went to Ada, OK. Not exactly Hawaii, but it was fun to go somewhere outside of OKC and stay the night. The girls liked it and had a good time. And then we did have to play 3 games too. We won the first one big... 45-25. We then played Choctaw... who starts 3 girls over 6'. We hung with them and did things right and only trailed by 2 points at half. THen we quit making shots and stopped doing the things right we did in the first half... lost by 26. The final day, we were playing for 3rd place. We played a tough Ada team who shot 51% from the field and lost by 24 points. The only real good part of that Saturday... I took the girls bowling as a team and I bowled a 215. Only reason that I didn't bowl better was that in the 2nd and 3rd frames, I was trick bowling and showing off. I had strikes in 7 of 10 frames and in the 10th I bowled 2 strikes and an 8. It was cool.

So then this week was going to be the challenge. Long story short... we won Tuesday 63-49... that was really cool. And then on Friday, we knocked off the #6 team in our class (5A) 47-34 at their place... during Homecoming. It was an end to great week. We're starting to play better and gain some momentum. We play Guthrie on Tuesday and then we host our own tournament THursday thru Saturday. Hoping to get at least 2 wins (if not 3)!

Wish us luck!

Oh yea... the family is doing well too. :-) I really appreciate their support during basketball season. It's nice to come home and have the kids just hug the snot out of you... and especially nice when Jeanise is thrilled when we win... and comforting when we lose. You guys are great and I love you!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Monkey's off my back...

Not sure if that's a song title or not... but it should be. FINALLY GOT OUR WIN! We won Friday night... away at Chickasha... 50-45. We didn't exactly start off real steady, but we started really doing things right offensively in the 2nd quarter and on. It was a real battle and the girls really played together well. Some of the things that we've been working on during Christmas break really paid off.

Saturday night, however, didn't go as well. We lost to El Reno by 12. It was one of those nights where you just KNOW that someone put a plexiglass top over the rim and nothing was going in. We did a solid job defensively, but just couldn't get over the hump. We threw several different things at them, and they had to burn several time outs to make adjustments. Good to see that we can do that to teams.

Gotta run. Have 1 game tomorrow... RIVAL PIEDMONT! and then it's off to the Ada Tournament!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Back in the Saddle Again

Well... WInter break is over and I started back to school today. Where most districts were SMART and waited until Monday to start back, we started back today. I shouldn't complain, though... we have MLK Jr. day as a Professional Day (others do not)... and we get 2 days to get back in the swing of practices before we play tomorrow night and Saturday night (others do not). Guess I should be happy about that.

Got back late from a freshman game tonight. I'm kinda worn out and tired from having to drive 1 hour to Harrah, OK. That's a job of a coach sometimes. I got to see my Freshman team in action and they're really improving. My freshman coach has really done a great job with these girls and I just hope that I can keep her on for next year! (she just finished at UCO getting her student teaching done and graduated in DEC.)

Well... I'm about to fall asleep. Just wanted to let everyone know I'm alive and that we'll HOPEFULLY get our first win tomorrow night. Wish us luck!