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Go Chiefs!

Our Chiefs are 9-0!


I took this picture at one of the pre-season games that we went to this year.


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Winter 1 Sports’ Schedule 2013

This post will stay at the top of the page to make it easier for family members.  Please scroll down to see newer posts.

Luke’s indoor soccer:

Sat, Nov 2 @ 10am

Sat, Nov 9 @ 9am

Sat, Nov 16 @ 1:30pm

Sat, Nov 23 @ 10am

Sat, Nov 30 @ 1pm

Sat, Dec 7 @ 4:30pm

Sat, Dec 14 @ noon

Sat, Dec 21 @ 11:30am

Kenny’s indoor soccer:

Sat, Oct. 19 @ 8:30am – Kenny won’t be playing in due to his broken toe

Sat, Oct 26 @ 5:55pm – Kenny won’t be playing in 

Sat, Nov 2 @ 6am – Kenny won’t be playing in

Fri, Nov 8 @ 5pm – tournament

Sat, Nov 9 @ 9:10am – tournament

Sat, Nov 9 @ 11:10am

Sun, Nov 10 @ 12:25pm – tournament

Sun, Nov 10 @ 5:10pm – tournament

Sat, Nov 16 @ 5pm

Sun, Nov 17 @ 11:55am

Sat, Nov 23 @ 6:50am AND 6:30pm – pm game = 4v4

Sat, Nov 30 @ 3:30pm – 4v4

Sat, Dec 7 @ 4:30pm – 4v4

Sat, Dec 14 @ 7:40am, 11am AND 4:30pm (11 and 4:30 games = 4v4)

Sat, Dec 21 @ 2:30pm – 4v4

Text/email me for location.

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Fall soccer 2013

This is Kenny’s first year doing competitive soccer.  We LOVE the program and he really likes his teammates.  He missed a lot of the season due to his toe and he’s anxious to start up again this weekend.

Luke is still with his same coach and team.  His team is really good and Luke seems to score just about every game.







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Late Night in the Phog

Tonight is Late Night at KU, which is when we celebrate the start of basketball season.  The men and women’s teams are introduced and they typically do skits and dance.  It’s a fun, fun night.  We’ll be at a wedding tonight so we won’t be there.

Here’s the dancing from last year (found on You Tube):

God bless college basketball season!


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Two of the boys’ cousins came into town in September.  They made it out to Kenny’s soccer game, where we all got soaking wet, then we went out to lunch and then to Go-Karts.







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Eric and I went to the ASCA World Clinic (for swim coaches) again.  Last year it was in Las Vegas and this year, it moved to New Orleans.  We had a fun week down there learning, sightseeing, drinking and eating.  We both thought NOLA was much better than Vegas.  Vegas is fun for a weekend, but not for a whole week.

We stayed at the Marriott on Canal Street.  It was a nice hotel (clean rooms, nice workout facility and in a great location).  My only complaint was that you had to pay $14.99 per day for wi-fi.  They did have it free in their lobby but that’s just not the same.

We spent the week mainly walking around the French Quarter:

- Bourbon Street


- Flea Market

- Saint Louis Cathedral 



- Jackson Square

- Ghost tour.  I liked the ghost tour.  The one thing that I don’t really understand is why they act so dramatic during it.  The history and stories are really interesting.  If they stopped acting so cheesy and just told everything normally, I think it would be even better.

- Riverwalk (FYI:  the shops there are closed until 2014)

- St. Louis cemetery


- met an Olympian swimmer (Peter Vanderkaay).  Ian Thorpe, aka the Thorpedo, was scheduled to be there too but he hurt his back and had to cancel.  Boo.


Eric really wanted to go to the World War II Museum but we just couldn’t find a good time to go since it closed at 5:00.

Favorite bars:

- Finnegan’s Easy – we watched a lot of games here

- Old Absinthe House

- Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

- The Funky Pirate – you can listen to Big Al sing the blues

- Spirits on Bourbon – fun dueling piano bar

Favorite restaurants:

- Cafe du Monde – Has been around since 1862 and has the best beignets.  Yum.

- K-Paul’s – Had the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had and I’m not even a mashed potato person.

- Mother’s – Get the Ferdi’s Special po’ boy.  You won’t be disappointed.

- Coop’s – This was recommended to our friend from NOLA residents and everybody liked what they had.

I ate way too much fried seafood but it was so, so good.

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Luke on the field

Luke was able to go on the field with the Royals’ players (thank you YMCA!) for the National Anthem.  They ran out with a player, stood with them for the National Anthem and then the player signed a ball for them.  Luke went out with David Lough.

It was really, really hot out but totally worth it.  Even better, it was KU day at the K.





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