Thursday, October 18, 2018

The One with the Untimed Down

October 12 - 14, 2018

Friday night started out with Friday Night Lights for Lara in Lawton, OK!  Lawton is the least favorite road trip because it is a LONG drive, plus the facilities leave a little to be desired.  They are always a tough opponent, and it is a LONG day when you leave the high school shortly after lunch and don't get home again until midnight.

This year was a little different though.  That rise home didn't see quite as long with THE HUGE WIN under our belts!  The Stillwater Pioneers left Lawton still undefeated and with a 7-0 records, and a lifetime of memories surrounding the end of the game.  They trailed in scored most of the fame, but were always withing striking distance.  Lawton was up, it was the last drive of the game.  ):57 left on the clock in the fourth.  We drive down the field quickly, and were in the red zone with 4 seconds left on the clock.  Gundy's pass was overthrown, but blatant defensive pass interference occurrence with a Lawton player SHOVED our receiver out the back of the end zone.  Time has expired, but the flag allowed one last "un-timed" down for Stillwater to get in the end zone.  AND. HOW!  Gundy threw an up-and-over lob, and Bland caught in the middle of a pack of 3 defenders and one more on the way.  MUCH CELEBRATION ENSUED!  The 23-20 victory made the ride home much more bearable, and the replays and highlight reals on social media were the talk of the town for DAYS!



In her element

Saturday was spent recovering and doing homework.  Emma spent the weekend in Perkins with Nana and Grandpas.  Finn has also spent the night on Friday night, so Emma drove him back to Stillwater Saturday morning.  It was nice to get to see her - even if just for a split second!  Nothing else exciting happened on Saturday.

Sunday, we had a busy day so we got up early and went to church, then off for an adventure in OKC!  The OSU Men's Basketball Team has an open practice at John Marshall High School, and Jake had his first AET 2025 practice back after his injury.  We had a GREAT time at the open practice and enjoyed pictures and autographs afterwards.  Jake's practice was good, too, but the best part was family dinner at Ted's Escondido on the way home!

Stuck in the middle seat!

"7 Foot Kent"Kentrevious Jones

Lindy Waters
Another fun and busy weekend!  I'm sure next week will be much of the same!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The One With A Kid's Party

October 5-7, 2018

Man!  It is so hard to believe it is OCTOBER of the girls' junior year already.  But, the calendar says it is, so it must be so.  This weekend was pretty calm, but we did get to squeeze in some family time with Finn's 7th birthday party.  More on that in a bit...

Friday Night Light for the Stillwater Pioneers took us to Choctaw for a fight with some yellow-jackets.  We came away victorious, but it was more of a battle than they anticipated.  Add to that, is was probably the slowest moving football game in high school history.  Kick off was 7pm, and it was close to 10:00 before we left the stadium for the long drive back to Stillwater.

Saturday morning we got up bright and early to go to the local gym (Youth Fitness Zone) for Finn's 7th birthday party.  He invited a few friends, and there were several middle school kids there as well, and a good time was had by all.  So glad Emma and Lara both got to be there - we all know those days are few and far between...

Lara got to go to the OSU vs. Iowa State football game in Stillwater with her friend Erika.  OSU lost, BAD, and she came home to build Legos with her brothers - Finn got lots of new ones for his birthday.

Sunday was for resting, catching up, and then our usual being routine: church, dinner, family meeting, bed!

Another weekend marked off the calendar...  *sigh*

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The one that was PINK

September 28 - 30, 2018

It was Pink Out Week at Stillwater High School.  After a Monday off, it was a week of dress-up, Powder Puff Football, and ALL THINGS PINK!  Capped off with the Pioneer Football game where the fans were SO PINK, and so excited to watch the #1 Stillwater Pioneers take on the #3 Midwest City Bombers!  It was an awesome night for football, But also an amazing culmination of all the hard work the FCCLA group put in to making Pink Out Amazing!  The did SUCH a great job!

Powder Puff Football Wednesday with the Beauty and the Beast Mode Team:

Thursday night team dinner:

Friday Morning at Westwood:

Friday Night Lights:

A few Family Photos from Saturday with Kayleigh:

THIS is so Lara!  :)

Here's to a less crazy next weekend!