Friday, October 20, 2017

Soccer Season Wrap-Up

A.J.'s Freshman season of high school soccer is now in the books.  His team lost in the Regional Final last night, 2-1.  A.J. scored the only goal for the Colts in the loss, his 13th on the year.  He finished the season second on the team in goals scored (13) and assists (6), including 4 goals and 2 assists in the Regional Tournament, where he was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Perhaps the most exciting game of the year was a 1-0 victory in the District Championship game, where A.J. scored the game's only goal with less than 9 minutes to play to win his school's first district title since 2008.  A.J. even made the paper:

You can view A.J.'s district-winning goal at about 1:12:45 of the video found here.

Ready to play in the Regional Final

12th Region All-Tournament Team

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Family Photo Shoot 2017

Special thanks to Moments Captured by Hannah for doing a great job with our family photos again this year.

A.J. really wasn't sure about being this close to this horse.



When Dad promises we can get Qdoba after this is done.

A.J., age 15

Essie, age 12

Chloe, age 12


Monday, October 2, 2017

Chloe Joins the Youth Choir

Chloe has joined the youth choir at church, and she is learning to sing alto.  Here is a clip from their first performance:

Essie Is Student-of-the-Month

Mom and Dad were invited to the middle school for a special ceremony where Essie was named Student-of-the-Month for her 6th grade "team" for September.  She was labeled by her teachers as mature, dependable, resilient, and empathetic.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mid-Season Soccer Update

AJ is coming down the homestretch of his first season of varsity high school soccer, and the team is really coming together nicely.  They are currently 9-3-1 and in the midst of a 6-match win streak that included a 3-0 win over district opponent Mercer County that had beaten them 11 times in a row.  Here are some photos taken by a parent of one of A.J.'s teammates:

vs. Franklin County (1-0 win)

vs. Franklin County

vs. Franklin County

This amazing photo was taken during a 5-0 loss at Mercer County, just two weeks before West broke their losing streak to Mercer in a 3-0 home win.

A.J. heads home his second goal of the season in a 5-2 win at Scott County.

And here's video of A.J.'s goal vs. Scott County.

A.J. strikes home his third goal of the season in a 7-0 rout of cross-town rival East Jessamine.

A.J. and his best friend Jamin pursue the ball against Mercer County.

A.J. takes a chance against Mercer.

A.J. with a cross against Mercer.

A.J. and teammates celebrate the third goal of their breakthrough win over Mercer.

This amazing photo shows A.J. leaping for a header against Bourbon County.

vs. Sayre School

vs. East Jessamine - AJ's fourth goal of the year.

vs. East Jessamine - AJ's fifth goal of the year

Goals 6 &7 on the year in a 10-0 rout of LaRue County

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Labor Day Weekend Away

Matt & I both celebrated 20 years since we graduated from high school this year. My (Amy) class was a bit late with the celebrating but we took advantage of the long, holiday weekend to travel north to Fairfield Jr/Sr High School.

Getting ready!

All plugged in and ready to leave town 
(which was a bit impeded due to endless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey)

 We were a bit sparse in numbers for our Class of '97 tailgate party at Fairfield's football game, but the food was great and it was fun to watch a high school football game as a family.  I hadn't been back to the grounds of my high school in 20 years (even though I drive by it on my way to my Mom's house).

 Class of '97 was better represented on Saturday night when we gathered at a local restaurant.
It was fun to see old friends and catch up on everyone's lives.

 The weather was beautiful all weekend which meant the cousins spent lots of time outside.  Caleb (age 4) did not want to be left out of the big kids fun and they all did great to include him.

Caleb capped off the evening by entertaining us all with his football skills.  The look on his face as he ran down to score a touchdown had us all in stitches.  He then showed off his celebration skills.