Monday, November 10, 2008

Football is Over, What Now??

Well, after 2 hour a day 5 days a week football practice-once a week games, our 2008 football season is now over.
Over the last couple of years I have grown to absolutely LOVE football. In fact, right now, I'm watching the Monday night football game between the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. But my favorite games to watch are my son, Brady's football games. This year was a fun but difficult year to go through. Our team lost every single game :( It was so frustrating at times to watch, especially those last couple of games when they really should have won if it hadnt of been for a couple of mistakes!
But, even after losing those games I am still in love with this sport. It has been so fun watching Brady try new positions and really grow as a player. What I'm most thankful for is that Brady has a new love for football also. You'd think after a losing season, he wouldnt want to play again, but he wants to play more now than he did last year after being on a championship winning team! Last year at this time he was questioning whether or not he even wanted to play again.
Next year Brady will be in 7th grade and the 7th graders will have a team of their own. Thankfully most of the boys will have played before and hopefully we will have better results than this year.
We are done with sports for now. We were going to sign Elliot up for basketball but missed the sign up date. That's ok. I've enjoyed being home at night and I've been cooking and baking like crazy. I think my family appreciates that too.

On another note, last year about this time, I started testing for a job at our counties 911 dispatch center. In April I passed the final test and was put in the hiring pool. I was called last week and had a second interview. I really thought I bombed the interview, but within 2 hours they called me back and offered me the job. I still have to pass a physical and they have to receive my reference checks and finish my background check, but hopefully, I'll start around the first of December. The schedule will be something I'll have to get used to and training can last up to nine months! This is a bitter sweet thing because I'm so excited to work there, but am so sad to leave the people I work with now.

Riley and Elliot are doing good too. Both are doing great at school! Elliot has been having some tummy issues since July and we just went to the GI dr on Friday and had a couple of tests done. Hopefully we'll find out what is going on with him. Riley is our little charmer and is having so much fun going around the houses in our neighborhood to rake leaves. He started his own little business of walking dogs too. Jeesh.....I feel like I'm writing a Christmas letter!!! I guess that's coming soon, right?

1 comment:

Party of 5 said...

Football IS fun....and especially when you get to watch your child play. Keaton has been playing for 3 years now and we too...had a losing season but he'll be back next year and it looks like Kellen will be joining a team then too!
That is exciting about your job! Keep us posted!
Thanks for the update.....
colleen