Wordless Wednesday


I've never done a Wordless Wednesday so I'm using that excuse to use words!!  I LOVE this picture!!  This was taken last fall at a tournament.  Jake was one of the new guys and hadn't gotten his uniform yet, that's why he's different from the other orange guy. 

He played his last freshman/JV game last night.  I think it was his best game yet!  I don't think I've seen his foot on the ball more!  He was upset because he got a foul that ended up with a penalty kick which let the other team win.  But I was still one proud momma!! 

I'm also one sad momma.....I signed him up for driver's ed today!  When did he grow up???? 

Happy Birthday Brad!

Today is my sweetie's birthday!!  What a man.  There is nothing he can't do.  He works very hard at his job (which I still can't tell you what he does!  I always say he's a nerd, a cute nerd!!) then he takes care of us (3 boys and me), my mother, his mother and all of his friends.  There's not a week that he doesn't have somebody's computer here to work on.  He is one of the most giving people I know.  Such a big heart!

Thank you Brad for taking such good care of us!!  I love you very much!!  Happy Birthday!!





The Phone Call

Today I got the phone call.  The one as parents we dread.  It wasn't very bad, but bad enough.  Jake had a soccer game today in a town that's 2.5 hours away.  Brad was out of town.  The other 2 boys didn't want to go.  I didn't want to go by myself.  (it's a hard drive down back roads)  Jake told me it was okay if I skipped this one, that he would be ok.  So I did. 

The coach called around 2 this afternoon saying that Jake had been clipped during the game and was injured.  I felt like a horrible mom.  I wasn't there for him.  Not that I could do anything but get him home faster.  But.....   Coach said that he had a second degree ankle sprain and it was VERY swollen.  He landed on his wrist and was probably fractured.  I can't even begin to tell you how horrible I felt.

I finally got to talk to him and he sounded ok.  Said he wasn't hurting too bad.

As soon as he got home we went to see the trainer at the high school.  We both think his wrist is fractured (for those that don't know, I'm a rad tech) and the ankle is sprained not broken. 

He really is ok, just aggravated.  He hates being taken care of!!  And I'm hovering!!

Here's some pictures of my baby!!


jakeankle                                     jakewrist


His ankle is already looking less swollen but the wrist is looking worse!  We go to the orthopaedic doctor first thing Monday morning.  Jake swears he's not getting a cast!!  I hope it's so!