Monday, November 30, 2015

Going for Gold!

A few weeks ago the volleyball season came to an end with the State Championship games in Lincoln.  Although the Norfolk Catholic girls did not make it to state, other area teams were playing for gold on championship Saturday.  Area local team, Stanton, played for the C2 title.  This was their first trip to the state tournament and to make it to the championship game was great for them.  I enjoyed the day watching the championship games for Class D2, D1, C2 and C1.  Excitement was in the air from the moment I stepped into the sports center.  It was a day to enjoy and watch some of the best teams in the state play a sport that they love to play.
 This last week on Tuesday, the kids and I travelled to Lincoln to Memorial Stadium to watch our Norfolk Catholic Knights football team play for the Class C1 championship.  They played the Columbus Scotus Shamrocks for the title.
 The team captains at the 50-yard line for the coin toss.  Representing the Knights were David Englehaughpt, Aaron Hoff, Aiden Burroughs and Matt Miller.  David and Aiden are both Division I football recruits to continue playing football next fall.  David will play for the University of Wyoming and Aiden will play for Liberty University.
 The game had its ups and downs.  Very proud of the way our boys played, they got down early and fought back into the game.  They never gave up and had a chance to win with a little over a minute left in the game.  They were driving before a fumble ended their drive.
 The dancers performed at halftime.
 Both teams shaking hands after Scotus won the game 32-27. 

 After the game both teams knelt at mid field to say a prayer with the priests from both catholic schools.  During this moment of silence for prayer, a NSAA official holding the medals in a loud voice told the teams to hurry up because the medal stands were up and they needed to get moving.  Not appropriate comments during a prayer when the TV cameras were rolling and filming it all. 
Our team may not have won on this day, but they gave it their all!  On this day, the better team won, but there will be another day to go for the gold!

Take care,

Monday, November 16, 2015

5 Years of 4-H

The 4-H year has ended and the county always has an afternoon to pass out awards.  Cara received her certificate for being a 4-H member for 5 years.

She doesn't realize the life lessons that she is learning and how learning these skills is shaping her life, but someday she will.  Every time she wants to quit, I respond with a "NO" because these skills will come in handy some day when she leaves our home and has a home of her own.

The 4-H year starts again in a few months.  Next year we will have all four in 4-H.  Justin turning 8 years old made him old enough to give it a try.  There will be many projects to take to the fair next summer.

Take care,

Friday, November 13, 2015

Birthday Party

 For Justin's 8th birthday, he invited a few friends over to celebrate and have fun! 

 Justin invited Tyler, Nolan, Gage, Corbyn and Callen to spend the night.  They played the Wii, watched movies, ate a ton of food, and played other games.  It was a great time!
Take care,

Thursday, November 12, 2015

First Reconciliation

Second Grade is a big year for Justin.  Second Grade is a big year of preparation for First Holy Communion.  Sunday was Justin's first big step when he completed his First Reconciliation. 
Some area priests came to Norfolk on Sunday afternoon to listen to the first confessions of 116 students.  This is one of our parishes largest classes getting ready for First Communion in the spring.  Justin gave his confession to Fr. Lim.
After his confession, he said his penance and then received his certificate from his 2nd Grade teacher, Mrs. Pfeifer.  On Monday, the second graders were treated to donuts and juice at school to celebrate the event.

Take care,