Sunday, September 25, 2011

my house on a FSBO site

Here is a link to a new site that our home is listed on.

FSBO Houses in Mattoon Illinois | - FSBO

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My biking partner

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Monday, June 27, 2011

50. complete.

I just finished a goal that I really didn't think I would be able to do.

On Memorial Day, May 30, Joy and I established a goal to run 50 miles by July 1 ... our vacation. I had one month to run 50 miles. Fifty miles. FIFTY MILES.

At that point I had ran one 5k and probably had not ran 50 miles in my entire life.

But goals keep us motivated, thus we set the 50-mile run goal.

Tonight, I completed it. On June 27 my three-mile run tonight tipped the measuring stick to 51.5 miles since Memorial Day.

Feels so good to be getting healthy.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day--speaking about football

Brings back some MJFL memories. I'm #87 in the team pic.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Why I Coach

That's me at the pitching machine. That's my son Dakota on first base. This is our first game of a summer season of baseball, having fun, and hopefully winning a lot of games. (We won our first one!)

Confession: I didn't play much baseball growing up. I played summer league up until junior high. Never played school baseball.

Now I'm coaching. Why?
1. I want to be intentional about investing in my boys' lives. This is a great opportunity to spend more time together.

2. I want to be intentional about investing in my community. I want my 11 boys on my team to have the greatest season ever. That means they learn the game of baseball, learn teamwork, learn respect, and learn how to build some self confidence.

3. I get to build new relationships with some families and parents I would not have had the opportunity to meet. What a great way to build bridges into my community and into people's lives.

4. Coaching is a lot of fun. This age group of boys is in the learning stages of baseball, so you get to see great improvement over the season. It's rewarding to watch them get better over the summer season.

(Thanks Blake for the photo.)