Sunday, February 28, 2010

NPS headed to state wrestling

The boyz finished up wrestling at section 4A yesterday in St. James. We had 5 Raider wrestlers place! Tanner placed 6Th at the 112lbs bracket and will be traveling to State to help his teammate Jaydon who took 1st in sections at the 103lbs class. Dalton will continue to practice as well with NYWA section wrestling coming up on Saturday March 12Th. Now we are off to the lake to get a little fishing in!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

One & One for the night

Section 4A wrestling started last night and both Tanner & Dalton went 1-1. Dalton had one of the nights fasted pin of 27 seconds. Today they boarded the bus at 6:45am and headed back to St.James.(worst gym for photography ever) The entire NPS wrestling team is still in metal contention. We should be home around 6 tonight and then its to the lake for some ice fishing!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Busy Busy

Over the last couple of weeks the boyz have been super busy with a new semester starting at school and we are in the tail end of wrestling season. Nicollet hosted the Valley Conference Tournament and the gym was packed with over 90 wrestlers. And the Raiders had their first "BIG" win over Mlps. Edison 56 -6. Tabor is still out for 3 more weeks and is hoping not to miss the start of baseball season with the rip in his tendon. But he's all excited he brought home Grandpa's Ice house and plans to get in some time on the lake this weekend. Besides who can think of baseball when we have all this snow?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Bubba!

Holy Smokes! Tabor is 17 years old today.....where did the time go? Bubba has had a very busy year. He learned to love a new sport of wrestling but is still out for another 4 weeks will that ripped tendon. He also had a championship year for football (which is his first love).

Tabor is a avid sportsman and loves the outdoors like he loves engines. This winter I think he has put on over 500 miles on the sled. Over the past month he has been really looking at colleges. At school some of his favorite classes are web design, pro engineering & math.
Tabor babysits and loves to be around little kids. This semester he does not have Chinese so he has a open hour and during that time he can be found in the gym helping with kindergarten PE or he likes to be in the 4Th grade with Mr.Amsden.
Bubba also is our Chef, some how he has picked up a food pallet like no other. At 10 o'clock at night he could be found in the kitchen whipping up some cream sauce that he will pour over his chop along with the garden salad that is covered in blue cheese dressing.
Happy Birthday Tabor!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Will it ever end?

Here we go again! All of our sporting events have been cancelled for tonight and who knows about tomorrow? Darin spent the better part of the evening blowing a fresh 10 inches of snow. The only bright spot is that the boyz are getting a ton of use out of the snowmobiles.

So far our school has been lucky and as of today we don't need to make any of the snow days up. Today we made it to school and then let out at 10:30.
We have had 5 sets of friends recently come back from Mexico and tell us how wonderful it was. The next couple to tell us they are going someplace warm is getting a snowball right in the kisser.
Well I'm heading some place warm too! I'm going to put my feet up in front of the fireplace door and sip on some beverage that doesn't have a drink umbrella in it and watch the travel channel.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Home Duels

Monday night we had a home duel with LCWM. They are rated 8Th in state and have many returning state participants on their team. So we won't share the score but just know that Tanner & Dalton did very well against the seniors they wrestled. At a home duel we shut all the lights off in a gym except for the wrestling spot light, which is pretty cool. We head to Maple River on Thursday to wrestle. Then its another home duel on Saturday. Hopefully the weather stays away and we can get some of these sporting events in. Tabor is going to be out for some time with the elbow injury but no surgery is needed! He is building up some more lower body strength and to kill some time has been looking at colleges on line trying to figure out what he wants to do. Man do they grow up fast or what?

Monday, February 1, 2010

2/3's back to the mat

Well the boyz got wrestling again this weekend. Both Tanner & Dalton went 1-2 for the day picking up a duel win over Minneapolis Edison. That leads us to Tabor~ he had another MRI today on his right elbow and there is a small tear in a tendon. We meet with the surgeon tomorrow to decide what we are going to do. I am so glad the month of January is over, all three boyz got the deductible used up in a hurry.