Saturday, April 28, 2012

This weekend...

This morning:
Adam ran a half marathon in under two hours...9-minute-mile average.
Hunter went 4-1 and came in 2nd place in a West Des Moines chess tournament.

Hunter,  top center, with the rest of the chess champs.

This afternoon:
Hunter came in 4th this afternoon in chess, Blake came in 5th in the chess tournament.
Blake's baseball team, the Mustangs, came in to 4th seed.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Whew 2.5 Miles and We're Tired!!

It's been a big day with the 2012 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. At 8 am we started out at what was Veteran's Auditorium, starting with handing over the last cash donations, a ribbon cutting, the walk, lunch at Legends, then finally with some swimming at the Savery Hotel in downtown Des Moines. Thanks to everyone who contributed, we all appreciate it. If you thought about contributing but still havne't you still can until May 11, here.

And Team Carson is walkin'

Adam sent me a couple real-time photographs to post as the Diabetes Walk is off and running...Team Carson has raised $811 diabetes-cure dollars so far...

Landon wants to get going...

...and now they're walking...

stay tuned for Adam's post when all the steps are taken :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Walk for Carson at the JDRF

This last year our 4-year-old nephew Carson (Kim’s brother Kerry’s son) was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. It was pretty rough in the beginning, but he has since been given an insulin pump so life is relatively back to normal these days. Please donate what you can to the cause. Kim, Landon and I will be doing the walk this weekend in the downtown Des Moines skywalk system and will post an update on our blog afterward, we promise.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $100.00 by making an online donation by visiting our personal fundraising page. Donating is quick, easy and secure!

Thanks, Adam

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Uncle Virg does Easter dinner

Grandpa Al and I drove to Fort Myers today where we dined at Virg's poolside table.

A proper greeting...with a smile :)

Then a table with turkey and all the fixings.
And three hours of pleasant conversation.

And he cleaned up, too, while we sat back in our chairs.
A host for all seasons.
It's amazing how calmly he turned out the food
and still put in a game of 18 holes before we arrived.
I guess his ovens have timers and delay gadgets
to set for roasting in his absence.

2012 Spring Fever NIT

Opening tournament for 2012.
Diamondbacks take 1st!
Blake Underwood subbed for a player that couldn't play. Dave coached the pitching staff and Hunter Underwood was the closer.
Go Diamondbacks!!
Next weekend both the Mustangs and the Diamondbacks will be playing in the Kickoff Classic.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Baseball 2012

Blake is in the middle of second row and Dave is the coach on the end to the left.
It is baseball season again! Blake and Hunter are both on new teams.

Blake has come full circle and is back on the Mustangs (his first competitive team back in 2008). The Mustangs have rebuilt their team and are better than ever. They are rated as a Major team
which means they are in the top 10% of the teams in the state. So far they have played three games together and have won them all. Blake keeps getting better and is super excited about his new team.

The have been invited to play in an invitation only tournament April 21st called Battle of the Borders. This is the top 4 teams from Iowa and Nebraska battling it out for their state. Should be exciting to see the best of the best battle it out!

Hunter has moved to the Diamondbacks. Also a new team. It is made up of the top players from his old Rattlers and a collection of better players from several other higher ranked teams. They are starting out at AA, but expected to be moved up to AAA mid season. They have a lot of talent on their team so they won't be able to keep the AA status long. They started their season Tues with a 9-1 win.

Hunter still has his magic touch on the mound and has continued to developed at bat. He is really coming close to that homerun in left field.

This weekend the Diamondbacks will be playing in a tournament. They are short a player so Blake will be joining them for the tournament. We will try to post some photos from the games.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Landon's been geocaching...

Landon found a geocache in Lake Carlos State Park
 while visiting Grandma Bev this weekend.
He found a box with Minnesota collectors' cards in it.

Note to old gray aunt: See second comment for an answer to your question.

It's That Kind of Day

The Adam Jerdees are having a slow stroll through the inside of the Minnesota Zoo today. Staying warm, taking it easy... Like this g...