Mason’s Last Game

Last night Mason’s team lost in one of the semi-final games of the tournament, so their season is over.  They played great, though.  They’d lost to this team, the Rhinos, twice before this season, and this was by far the best they’d ever played against them.  Mason’s #11 in this action shot.

Team photo afterwards, except for Isaiah, who missed the game due to sickness.  We were just so proud of these kids – their improvement during the season was pretty amazing.

Yesterday Pix

Jeff is really getting a good start on redoing the toy room into a guest room.  He spent the morning yesterday patching holes.  It is AMAZING how many dings the walls collect when kids are playing in there with tonka trucks and Barbie dolls every day 🙂

Then last night was June’s basketball game.  It’s the end-of-season tournament, and they lost, so are done for the year.  They came so far this year, though – I was so proud of how hard they played last night.  We got this photo afterwards. 

Saturday games

We started off in Rock Hill, watching Adam play.  Here is our point guard in action.

I didn’t get really any good pix of June’s game, but did get this one of Mason one of the times he got to the free throw line.

More Pre-Dance Photos

Here are a couple of more pictures I made when we were watching Mallory and her friends before the dance.  The earlier picture was made before all the girls had arrived, so we got them posed and got this one, too.

I loved seeing her with Calee-Madyson.  They were good friends in preschool at this very church, but had lost touch over the years.  They reconnected when they got middle school.  How sweet is that?

Friday pix

Our day started very early, with us – and by us I mean Jeff – getting a start on redoing the toy room, in preparation to turn it back into a guest room.  He had all the carpet out before daylight, but I held him off long enough to get this before picture.  I’d say new flooring is a little past due.  Ha.

Then that evening was Mallory’s 8th grade Winter Semi-formal.  We met at the church with a group of her buddies for pictures, since it was just too cold for them to have them made outside, which was the original plan.  They were so cute.

Thursday pix

Wednesday night late Jeff & I finished another jigsaw puzzle.  This is one Andrew, Jenny, & the boys got us for Christmas, and was the first 1000 piece one we’d done in a while.  Great fun – and I love the picture on it.

Last night Char had a rare mid-week game, so we headed to Rock Hill to cheer our #25 on.

Bantam Chef

Today, MLK Day, Charlie was here to hang out with us – Adam went to a paint ball birthday party.  Our original plan was to head to Asheville to check out the pinball museum.  Jeff is sick, though, and he really wants to go on that adventure with us, so Charlie & I just decided to head to Chesnee, SC, about an hour south of here, for lunch at the Bantam Chef.  We stopped & picked up Mallory, Clara, and their other grandmother Emma on the way.  I had heard that it had the largest display of 50’s memorabilia in the state, and sure enough it was so much fun checking all the displays out.

I was talking to Alex as we got on the road, and asked if they could join us for lunch, since they don’t live too far from there now.  We were SO excited they were able to make it.  Jeremy had already taken Elly out to get her in the car by the time I got this picture of all the kids, but it was SO much fun catching up.

Another Basketball Saturday

Today Jeff & I got to three of the five basketball games that grand ones were playing in, but I didn’t get many action shots at all.  Even this one I took of Charlie on the court isn’t showcasing that much action 🙂

And June is the one in the grey shirtsleeves, playing good defense but barely showing up in this picture.  And I didn’t get a single picture that turned out in Mason’s game later.  Ah well.  Maybe next week.

Clara’s Winter Chorus Concert

Last night was Clara’s concert – her last at Bethany Elementary.  Wow – that’s hard to believe.  They did such a good job.

The each age group – 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders – performed with their class.  Clara and the other fifth graders played xylophones, glockenspiels, and here, Clara in the middle playing a metallophone.  When I talked to Clara when I picked her up from school that day, she wasn’t sure which one she was going to play – they all learned to play the piece on all of the instruments.  I thought that was pretty impressive.