So far 2009 has been sad and happy all at the same time!! On the 4th we went to Augusta to spend the evening with Lisa Zunker to help remember and celebrate Jason's life which was taken all too soon, especially from her. It was a nice evening with good friends, lots of laughter, some tears and a great way to put the agony of the last year behind us and celebrate Jason and the reason we all miss him so much. We had to put Jake to sleep on the 8th which was very hard but he is not suffering anymore. He was the first member of our family and was a great dog. He will be sadly missed and never replaced. Sam is really into the Jump Rope contest and she set a school record of 54 jumps in 10 seconds!!! She jumped on the 8th and that was to determine the top 5 girls and top 5 boys from each grade who will then jump on Thursday, Jan. 22 to determine the top 2 girls and top 2 boys from each grade to go to the Bloomer contest on Jan. 31. I hope she makes it to Bloomer, which I am confident she will. She is very athletic and loves to do this sort of competition. This past Saturday (10th) Sam and her Cardinal Flight team participated in a Winona, MN tournament and won 1st place!!! Sam played outstanding. She had quite a few good steals and ran to the other end and did picture perfect layups!! Her defense and offense were both very well played. I think total she made 5 baskets but missed 5 also when she got too excited. Their team looked excellent and it sure paid off. They are off to a great start!! I am now 24 weeks along and saw the Dr. on the 6th. Baby is growing great and is he or she ever moving around!! Even in the past few days I have noticed more and more movement. Before "he" would be active really early (around 5am) when I was first getting out of bed, then a little in the early morning and do gynmastics or dance in the later evening. Now it seems more of a most of the day thing. Like today I think there has only been like 2 hours where I haven't felt any movement, otherwise he's stretching out those arms and legs really well. As for names we are not completey decided but a girl will be Isabella, Anastasia or Evelyn, unsure of the middle name for now and for boys we know the middle name will be Jason but coming up with a first name is being a headache! Nicholas is set on a few names that I do not like and he does not like the names that I love. There is one that we both are considering however I cannot share it as it will be a surprise if we decide on that one!! Hint: It is a family name. Good thing we still have like 15 more weeks to hash this out!!
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