Saturday, August 7, 2010

Movin' on up

First let me say, I blame the poor photography on Owen.  Sorry to sell you out buddy, but I cannot tell a lie.

One of these things is not like the other...

The girls and Jim all tested this month for their new belts.  Jim for his 1st geup, and the girls for their 5th geup.

It was quite exciting.  This was the first test for Jim since he started back at TKD.  He left as a brown belt in High School, and has always regretted that he did not earn his black belt.

I have no idea how he has learned all that they have to remember in such a short time.

He. Was.  Awesome.

He has loved getting back to this sport.  He loves coaching and encouraging the kids.  I love that they all have something they can do together.  

I love that they are all getting into great shape, and love the discipline and character building that our kids are learning.  

 I also love that I get to be team Nurse, equipment manager, chief cook & dobok washer.  I carry band-aids with me at all times.  You never know when there is going to be a hang nail that gets out of control.  Don't worry, I can handle it.  I'm trained.

Marney suiting up to spar.

Madeline breaking boards.

I guess there could be a severe splinter once in a while.

I am one proud,  wife/momma.


  1. Very cute! And congrats! We plan on putting both Brayden and Brooke in some type of karate this fall. What a great sport/activity for the whole family! And for Jim, how admirable of him to pick up where he left off and to go after a long-term goal and dream he's had for himself.

  2. I wish I would have been there!!