Friday, October 23, 2015

Jacob enjoying an awesome fall day!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Family fun in the snow

Knocked the rust off of my camera to capture an amazing snowfall

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Here are a few photos from spring break vacation

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Snow Fun

It's been a very long time since my last post, my camera has not seen a lot of duty lately, but I took it out for a few pictures as huge flakes of snow were falling....

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rocks Football

A few pics from the season, a solid year for the team and a strong finish to a great football career for Jon!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cross Country 2011

Sarah is running cross country for the first time and improving dramatically each week.  She has ran in three meets thus far, her times and finishing positions have improved each week.  It is a blast to watch her compete.  Go Sarah!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Rocks Win 45-12

A photo of Jon's first touchdown as a ROCK, a 22 yard run in the 3rd quarter.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Jon's Big Valley Highlights .. Junior Year

Florida Vacation

Walking,  Flying,  Laughing, Swimming


Rachel, Jake and Jayne joined me at the track, the very first Brickyard 400 for us.  It was very HOT, fortunately we spent more time in the hospitality suite then in the stands.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Track 2011 Sarah and Rachel

Both girls are doing an outstanding job in track this year.  Above Sarah has a huge lead in the 400m and Rachel leads at the end of an 800m race.  Both girls are having fun and getting better each week.  Even with all the travel this spring I have been able to see both girls run.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Moments for Change

Deb and I met in Indiana and have since been well traveled, two years in Connecticut, four years in Ohio, five years in Northern California, two years in Southern California, and another five years in Northern California. After the last 12 years in California, we now begin the process of heading back to Indiana. Another exciting chapter of life begins :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Happiest Place on Earth

We spent two amazing days at Disneyland on the 2nd and 3rd of Jan.  We have traveled to Disneyland several times but this time we were blessed with lots of rain and chilly temps.  The weather did a nice job of thinning out the crowds which resulted in very short lines on all of the rides.  The entire family stuck together had a great time.  Luke was in a great mood and we only lost him once, Jonathan found him waiting in the Astro Blasters line by himself :)

The Christmas of Lies

This is the first time I ever gave Deb something "used" for Christmas.  I saw this car setting on the lot for several weeks, even though it looks brand new it's 5 years old,  I negotiated the price for a couple of days which resulted in being out of the house for several hours in the days before Christmas.  The hard part was telling "white lies" OK lies, to Deb about my whereabouts to conceal the surprise.  In the end, we pulled off a very nice surprise and we were able to find a new owner for the old Toyota.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's Beginning To Look ......

The girls are enjoying a cup of hot chocolate as they help with the decorations.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We had a great day spending time together and enjoying some great food. Usually my deep fried turkey is the star of the show but Deb busted out an amazing roasted turkey this year that the winner of the best bird contest.
Rachel just watched this clip and said "Dad are you putting this on your blog?" I said yes and she said, "You're such a nerd" :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lions Finish The Year 9-3

The Lions finished the year 9-3 , with one impressive playoff win and ending the year with a tough battle with Brookside. The Brookside game had all you could ask for.... rain, many hard hits, and a little controversy to add to the fun. "This is our house..... I don't care!"
A great season and a strong finish to the year. Plus, one for the record books, first ever playoff win and the 2nd 9 win season in the school's history.
Personally I'm really going to miss the seniors, Nick, Luke, Andrew, Kyle, Kyle, Josh, Colton, Justin, etc, etc. I've known several of these kids since the first season of Sabre football almost 10 years ago.
Jon had another solid season 741 rushing yards (team best), 1782 career yards , 80 tackles (#2 on team) 165 career tackles, he was named All League Linebacker and was awarded the team's Most Inspirational Player.
On a more personal note, Jon's injury stats include a bruised kidney, a minor concussion, and one slightly separated shoulder. Time heals all wounds :)

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Powderpuff Football ..... QB Rachel G.

Rachel gives the ball for a big play...
OK, OK those girls are mean
What do we do now????
Rollerblading and falling do not mix :0

Rachel's JV Volleyball

Although it's difficult to tell from this photo the JV team had a great season.


Sunday, October 3, 2010

4 wins, 1 loss

Jon carries the ball for a 25 yard touchdown

Big Valley and Valley Christian Academy huddle for a post game prayer

Friday, August 20, 2010

Are you ready for some football

Take a look at #54 Jacob warming up for his first football scrimmage....
I think the helmet is a bit discombobulated