It's been a very eventful 2013!! Below are some pics from the last year. I am currently starting my third week of the 2014 cross country season. We are looking good. We have a chance to trophy in both boys and girls at state again this year. If our boys stay healthy, we could possibly repeat...a little luck won't hurt either:) The pic above is our T shirt design for this year. We establish an identity as pack runners last year and it served us well...we will commit to it again this year.
Carla and Kaurie painted our home court (Jake Court) last summer. It's actually getting some more use than normal. Weather has been beautiful here in the Bitterroot...as well as Thompson Falls, seen below. We went to the cabin about 4 times this summer...always a special place.
Jaylee and I spent a good share of time at basketball camps and tournaments this summer. She played very well at Lady Griz Camp and was contacted by Coach Selvig a few days later. She had a legit chance of earning a scholarship to Montana but they only had one available and that went to another well deserving player from Helena. After competing on our Montana Hoops team in July, Jaylee was contacted by the coaching staff at Seattle Pacific University. We later met with the staff for a campus visit while we were at the point Guard College at UW. The camp was fantastic but the highlight was the full ride offer Coach Heisey made to Jaylee the day before we left. After considering other offers from Tech, MSUB and especially Carroll College, Jaylee verbally committed to SPU on August 19th. Go Falcons! She will fly out for an official visit in October.
We had a very special girls basketball season in 2013-14. Our ladies won the divisional title and played for the state championship a week later. Unfortunately, we lost to a very good Havre team but boy was I proud of our girls!! We played some amazing basketball just to that far...upsetting #1 Columbia Falls in the semi-final. We will miss Sami as she has moved on to Rocky to play soccer, but we are excited to have everyone else back and see if we can't make another run at this thing...on our home floor nonetheless!
We had a terrific time with family this summer as well. Ashley took her first teaching job at Livingston Middle School as the 8th grade math teacher. Her and Gage were able to spend a weekend with us at the cabin. Easton moved to Bozeman a week after he graduated from HHS. He has two jobs and is currently attending MSU on a 4 year ROTC scholarship...he's loving it! Kaurie spent the summer in Hungary serving refugees...sounds like her doesn't it:)? We got to spend some nice time with her at home as well. She is graduating early this January from Whitworth University in Spokane with a degree in literature and a theology minor. We couldn't be prouder. God is good. He is extremely faithful. As Dave Ramsey is famous for saying, "I am better than I deserve!" I will try to keep up on my blog more this year...as I have been reminded to get back at it by my dad:) Take care and God bless.