Sunday, September 14, 2008

Why it sucks to be a Colts fan

This blog is in no way meant to seem as if I'm turning from my team.  I'm not.  Some people may think it weird that I care so much about a team.  I mean, it's not like I'm related to anyone playing.  But, we come from a football family.  Grew up with football and have grown to love the sport for everything it's about.  Hailing from IN I grew up a huge fan of ND.  We followed ND graduates, like Joe Montana.  I would follow the NFL, but never tagged any as my own.  Not until David came along.  I guess you could say from there it was history.  We were a Colts family.  We have stayed true to our team from CA to IL.  It's hard being a Colts fan in Bears country.  We never get the games, we have to listen to bad fans trash talk, yada, yada, yada.  However, winning the Super Bowl two years ago did help and felt good!  

So, let me get to my point.  It's tough coming from a team that looses maybe 4 times a year.  And we haven't lost an opening game since like 2004.  Needless to say, I'm not used to loosing.  And I don't like it.  I could give a list of reasons for the way we look...key injuries-like Jeff Saturday and Dallas Clark.  But, we played and won, without Marvin Harrison last year.  Our defense is giving up the run.  But, we played and won the Super Bowl, with a not so stellar defense.  But the biggest reason of all, I think, is that Peyton is rusty.  He hasn't played since January.  He had surgery and just looks like he hasn't gotten his sea legs back.  All excuses.  Maybe, just maybe, I'm thinking that this is just a way for us to get used to loosing.  And, wouldn't I rather loose now than in the post season?  Yes, I would.  We just need to get to the post season.  Believe me, I know it's worse for other teams.  I mean it's not like I'm a Bears fan.  Or a Raiders fan.  Or a Dolphins fan.  You know, where this happens every season.  

And, not that I wish ill will towards anyone...but, if there was a season for this to happen, at least it's the season where Tom Brady isn't playing.  That would just be horrific.

Nevertheless, I love my team!!!  GO COLTS!!!

P.S. It's not even half time of the second game of the season.  I just hope this isn't a long season.  And if it is, oh well, we'll come back next year!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Last Fling

During Labor Day weekend Naperville holds a carnival called last fling.  We went this year and Zachary had such a great time on the carousal and two different slide rides.  Here's a slide show!

My baby is 2!!

Zachary turned 2 on the 29th of August!  Can you believe it?  He's awesome.  We had a great weekend with family in town and a nice quiet birthday party for him.  He has sat down and gone potty two times!  Woo Hoo.  I'm so ready to be done with diapers.  He's talking more and more everyday.  He's still very dramatic when things don't go his way, but he is such a good boy.  Daddy and I love him so much!

Dance Dynamics Inc

Dance Dynamics has officially started classes!  It has been a crazy week in a temporary location, but it's happening!  Brittnie and I are putting a deposit down at a new location today so we can start the build out!  It should take around 50 days for them, then we need to get our permit and put in floors and mirrors.  We hope to be in at the beginning of November!  Some dancers coming from Oswego and Montgomery haven't been able to join us because the temporary location is just too far, but we are hoping that as soon as we reopen they will be with us.  

We are holding auditions for our company this Saturday and are really excited about the number of people coming.  We will have our first 6 year old!  She'll probably have just a solo, but it's a start.  We had 7 girls last year, lost 2, but have 8-9 new people wanting to join!!!  I can't wait to see how everything plays out.  We could double our size in one year!  

Sorry I haven't been blogging as much.  Running a business full time takes a lot!  And, we don't have internet at the temporary location yet, so I can't do updates while I'm not teaching. 

Through all of this, I have to say how awesome God is!  I know he has been guiding my family and Brittnie and I through all of this.  It's amazing.  I know he has chosen this path for me and I am very eager to get it going!  I have to also say how amazing the support from family, friends, and clients have been.  I would've probably folded it up if not for them.  Especially David and Zack at home and Amber in the office!  She is amazing and will be the person to keep Dance Dynamics running the best way it can!!

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