Saturday, December 8, 2012

NAGA- North America Grappling Association

Jon Kent and Zoey participated in their first BJJ (Brazilian Jujitsu) type tournament December 1.  Jon Kent had a much larger group to compete in and he came in 3rd place.  He did a great job with it being his first tournament, but he was still disappointed.  I was just proud of him for doing so well and being brave enough to compete.  And he lasted the whole time except for one round where he had to tap or get his arm injured.  He came in 3rd place for both competitions.. "no gi" and "gi".  Zoey had a smaller pool of competitors (as girls aren't as wild about "wrestling").  However, she came in first place for both her competitions and got a sword for each win.  She was proud, we were proud.  It was a good day for Zoey and a great "early" birthday present for her.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday, Zoey!

Beautiful, carefree, sassy, silly, out going, adventurous, loud, loving, forgiving, sweet, wonderful, giving...  All those words and so much more describe our Zoey girl.  If you'v3 met Zoey once then you know exactly what I am talking about.  If you have been blessed enough to become a part of her life then you know that Zoey isn't someone you will ever forget.  She is just that kind of a girl.  Zoey was our surprise baby.  When her brother was just a few months old we found out we were expecting again and I can't tell you how overwhelming that was.  Here we had a colicky baby with acid reflux and I was staring at a positive pregnancy test.. AHH!!  But Zoey's surprise arrival was a blessing.  She healed so much of my heart (long story.. and only people who are the closest to me will ever understand why).  She was and is just such a special blessing.  God knows just what we need and He knew we needed Zoey.  So on December 2 at 7:07am we welcomed our first and only daughter into this world "sunny side up".  She was bright eyed and already soaking in all this world had to offer.  And ever since has been so full of life and soaking it all up with each new day.

Happy Birthday, baby girl.  Momma loves you more than you will ever know until the day you become a mom yourself.  Keep being you and you will be just fine!!