Sunday, March 06, 2016

Exciting Weekend

The most exciting thing is that Nathan came home Friday night for spring break!  The dad of another cadet drove them home, and he very kindly dropped Nathan off at the L's house, where we were at Bible study, since it seemed wrong to let him come home to an empty house.  When the kids came upstairs for dessert, Faith came tearing up the stairs, heading straight for the dessert table--until she saw Nathan, and then she ran shouting, "NATHAN!!!" into his arms to give him a big hug.  It's nice to be missed!  It was also so sweet this morning to see Drew sitting in his lap all during church until Drew went off to children's church.  We're all enjoying having him back, even if it is just for a week!

Luke wasn't at Bible study because he was at rugby practice.  He got to see Nathan for a few hours, but then he had to leave at 4:45 Saturday morning to go south of Richmond for some CAP training for encampment. He got back this afternoon at 3:30, changed and headed over to the McC's house for mock trial practice, came home again briefly before heading to the gym to play in the league all-star basketball game.  Busy day for him!  He leaves Thursday for a mock trial tournament, so he's not going to see all that much of Nathan.  Bummer!

Caleb had an exciting weekend.  Yesterday his basketball team had a playoff game that went into triple overtime.  With 13 seconds left in the 3rd overtime, Caleb sank a 3 point shot!  In the remaining 13 seconds, a teammate was fouled and made one foul shot, so his team ended up winning by 4 points.  Yay!  Then this afternoon they played the second playoff game, which they also won!  So they'll be heading to the championship game in their division next weekend.  He had such a good coach this year, and I think she has really encouraged him to be more aggressive, be more comfortable on the court, and just be a better player overall.  I don't think he would have even tried a 3 pointer in previous seasons!  The team all went out for pizza after the big win yesterday, and they had a great time.  It's so nice when a team really gels!

Tomorrow it's back to the life and school . . . well, not for Nathan.  He is enjoying the fact that when you are in college, breaks really are breaks!

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