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Friday, November 28, 2008

Full is not even the word...

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving at our house, made especially nice because I only had to set the table and everyone else brought the food! We had 12 people - Larry's mom, Dad, two sisters and their kids, myself and Eric. We got to sit at our huge, fancy dining room table where I've sat exactly three times in almost 11 years. Started a new tradition, thanks to the Dee family whose house we went to for several past Thanksgivings. Everyone picked a name out of a hat and then at dinner said something about that person for which they are thankful...funny things, nice things, sentimental things. Everyone enjoyed it, even the little ones, a few cried and couldn't say anything :) (No Dad, it wasn't me.) The food was incredible, and Eric ate all the leftovers before there were any leftovers.

This morning (the day after), we had to get up at 6:00 because Eric had basketball at 6:30. I was surprised Eric could even move after the huge dinner plus 3 pieces of pie with whipped cream and ice cream, but move he did! When I picked him up from practice at 8:30 AM he said his team (the White "B" team) beat the other team (Maroon "A" team) 31 - 25, for the second time. E scored 6 or 8 points. He came out from practice with his arms full of clothes - his away jersey, home jersey, warm ups, and also new Nike team shoes. Stylin'! This Sunday 11/30 the school is having a welcome dinner and games for all of the players and their families. Every level of team (freshman, JV and Varsity) will play a 1/2 hour game and then we'll have dinner afterwards Should be fun. Brian is going to go, along with Larry and myself, since he'll probably be going to a lot (if not most) of Eric's games and he can "scout the talent" before the big season. Oh yeah, so E is on the White team, which is good for him. He said the talent is pretty even on both teams, so they'll still be a good team even though they are the "B" team (and they've beat the A team twice!), plus he really likes the coach.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Spartan Basketball

Yes he DID! After two weeks of tryouts and 5 different cuts, Eric made the DeSmet basketball team! Out of 80+ kids who tried out, there are two teams of 12. E is not sure which team he is on (he'll find out tomorrow), but at this point he's just happy to have made it. So proud of him! On the left hand side I have posted the link to the DeSmet bball site, which lists the schedule and scores. You have to scroll down past the Varsity and JV schedules. He is either on the freshman maroon team or the freshman white team. I'll let ya'll know so you can follow along during the season; and if you're in town, we'd love to see you at the games cheering Eric on. GO SPARTANS!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008




No news to report. E has basketball tryouts this whole week. He said yesterday, the first day, was really hard and that they ran a lot. He felt that the football players who are now trying out for b-ball are in really good shape. Pics of E and me...


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