Prom 2018

It's Hunter.  Getting polished up for the prom. His dad is making the finishing touches.
 Hunter and his date. I don't know her name. Yet.  He took her to Glen Oaks' Clubhouse for dinner. After dinner, they danced at the Iowa Event Center and attended the After-Party at Valley High School.

Landon's First Communion

Our church practices the habit of teaching 7-year-olds about communion and celebrating their first communion on Maundy Thursday. At a teaching retreat with their parents prior to the big day, the children bake the bread that will be used in the service. Landon is second from the left in the first row.

Dreams of ATVs

Blake's big wish for spring break in Arizona was to ride an ATV through cactus sand...

OK, Consider it done!

A Night Out in Arizona

Amy and Dave are out on the town alone! Can they be trusted? They say the weather is perfect and the air is clean. Meanwhile, Spring Break is snowing in Iowa and we are babysitting their fish.

Blake's Hero

Joel Shapiro is Blake's study buddy and wrestling inspiration.  He won the First Place IHSAA medal in his 182 lb. weight class.
He won it last year, too.
He's Blake's #1 hero.

Blake Gets on the Podium

The Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA was packed for the Finals of the IHSAA Wrestling Tournament. Blake muscled his way onto the podium, placing 8th in State in his 160 lb. weight class. Now we can all breathe easily again...he met the personal goal he set for himself as a sophomore and first-year Varsity team member. Check out our FB share to see him in brief local television coverage. Loved his quick interview with Michael Admire after a match.. .when he descried it as a "real grinder." Great word!

District TOP DOG in his Weight Class

So Blake's on his way to the State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena next week!