Friday, December 21, 2007

The Number Thing is Cool....

Hey, so I wanted to do what all my cool blogger friends who are too busy to blog do..
..write a numbered list of updates, cuz, well, its cool!

1. I got a new job! I love it, I am a substitue teacher's aid for special education in the Springfield School District. So far, i have worked at 3 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school! I love it.. I am combining my two passions in life (people with disabilities and kids, its a great fit!)

2. I still love coaching. We are 4-1 in league now. (We lost to the infamous Lowell Red Devils, but we'll bounce back and get 'em the second time around) Last night we beat McKenzie's long standing rival, the Mohawk Indians, and it felt good! The Eagle alumni in me was especially happy.

3. Last night we had a basketball girls Christmas party. It was so much fun. I made enchiladas for my hispanic player Teresa, because she didn't really believe me that I am ethnically diverse and a quarter mexican. I think she believed me after she ate 'em. We also did a gift exchange and played games. I got the game LIFE in the gift exchange so we busted that out. I came in second place, retiring with 335,000, 3 kids (a set of twins, and a baby boy), I was a vetrinarian. The new edition of life is crazy, you can go back to school later in life, and they even have "lawsuit" spaces, where you can take someone to court for $100,000. Sure sounds like 2007 huh?

4. Christmas is in 4 days.. I'll be spending it with my family in Blue River, not in Belgium, but the trip is being postponed.

5. I have lost close to 15lbs.. yay. :D

6. My brother and I have started looking for places to live in Springfield, we may be roomies soon, I think that will be lots of fun!

That's my top six most important things to report.. I'll have more for you soon!
Hey Everyone...

...just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a very, Merry Christmas!

I pray that you all experience the peace, love and joy of the holiday season!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Quick McKenzie Basketball Update.

Hey Ya'll.

We are 2-0 in league. We beat two teams above us in league! (So technically we could be like second in league) Tonight we are playing the power house of our league!

Hoping and praying to beat the Lowell Red Devils tonight.. this is what "Rev Run DMC" had waiting for me in my inbox, so I am feeling pretty optomistic!


"Good morning. The will to conquer is the first condition of victory. I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill... - Sir Edward Appleton (Get going!)"

God is LoveRev Run

Friday, November 30, 2007

We got our first Win!

Hey Everyone.

I just thought I would actively keep you updated on our record for the season.
The McKenzie Varsity girls got their first victory last night, and it was a league game at Alsea!
Alsea was supposed to be favored over us, (its supposed to go Lowell, Crow, Alsea, McKenzie) but we pulled out the W. We were down 9 at the half and came back and won by 3. The calls
were horrible the first half, I thought my center Katie was going to have a broken back after the
number of times she had an over the back foul (with out a call).

So, we are off to a 5 hour roadtrip tomorrow to play a non-league game in Powers.
Then we have a game at Oakridge Tuesday, and one at home on Thursday, then its off to
South Wasco (its somewhere really far away along the columbia gorge) for a two-day tourney!

Hope you guys can make it to a game sometime.
I love this coaching job, i forgot how much drama there can be in girls athletics, but I am still
having the time of my life!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Hey Guys..

Just a quick update. 9 days until our first games. Yikes!
Our girls are so good though. I am confident about Oakridge at home on the 26th.
I'm still sore.. i think I have shin splints, (which means my legs need to get stronger!)

The Ducks lost to Arizona yesterday. Hey, can you blame us.. we're out CAM, Paysinger, Stewart, and our main man heisman runner, Dixon. I'll be honest I cried a little bit though.




“I’m not worried about that at all,” Dixon said to ESPN about the Heisman race. “I’m playing for my team and my teammates and they know that.”

I have a good job opportunity hopefully opening up soon.. I'm excited about that.

I'll keep you posted.

Friday, November 9, 2007

An update.. from the hermit Michaela.

I'm sorry, I have been away from the world for the last week.

So, living up on the McKenzie has its perks.. but one thing I haven't coped with yet is feeling as if I am a hermit.. secluded from the world. Right now, I don't have internet access there, which makes regular blog posting hard. Believe me I am working on getting internet.. and soon. But, for the time being.. I will try and update you on everything that has been going on in the last week.

1. Basketball: This week has been amazing. It was our first week of practice. I made a commitment to do the conditioning with my girls. I didn't want to be one of those coaches who just barked orders from the sidelines, and I thought it would be good for my workout regiment. It was good, but I totally have that muscle soreness that I used to get from daily doubles volleyball, and its only from some silly drills, and a couples sets of 16's. Nevertheless, I feel good and tired after each practice. Coaching 1A basketball is unique and a challenge, but so FUN. I finally feel like I am settling in to my role as coach. I went to the high school for lunch this week to try and recruit some more freshmen to play ball, at it was so crazy to hear the girls call me coach when I walked in. 10 full practices until our first game!
2. Body for Life: Just a quick update.. I have lost 10lbs since I started! I feel great, I more energy, and I even fit in to an old pair of jeans! I am stoked. Thanks for all the support and encouragement friends! You guys are so great!



3. Some Light Reading: I have lots of spare time in the evenings with no internet and right now no cell phone so I have been doing a lot of reading. I'm finishing up this book called "Red Moon Rising." Its a Relevant book that I started a while ago, but had never finished. Its all about the 24-7-365 prayer movement, and its very challenging and
exciting to read about what God is doing in and through prayer all around the world. I
highly recommend this book! Its great.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Gonna get my swirl on....






I found these pictures online when I was researching interracial dating.. aren't they beautiful?

McKenzie Girls Basketball 2007-2008

I'm just writing to tell you that basketball season is upon us.
Season kick-off November 26th with Oakridge High School at home.
I'm gonna include the season schedule for all of you in case you wanna catch
a game.. or two. :D

Plus, I'll snap a picture of me sportin' my new Mckenzie Basketball tshirt.

Come support my girls... GO EAGLES!!!




McKenzie Girls Basketball 2007-2008 Schedule.

Mon
11/26/2007
Home
Oakridge High School
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7:00PM -- --
Thu
11/29/2007
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Sat
12/01/2007
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Tue
12/04/2007
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Thu
12/06/2007
Home
Crow High School
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5:30PM -- --
Fri
12/07/2007
Away
South Wasco County Tournament
--
TBA -- --
Sat
12/08/2007
Away
South Wasco County Tournament
--
TBA -- --
Tue
12/11/2007
Home
Lowell High School
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5:30PM -- --
Fri
12/14/2007
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Thu
12/20/2007
Home
Mohawk High School
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5:30PM -- --
Sat
12/22/2007
Home
Umpqua Valley Christian School
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2:30PM -- --
Thu
01/03/2008
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Sat
01/05/2008
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Tue
01/08/2008
Home
Triangle Lake High School
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5:30PM -- --
Fri
01/11/2008
Home
Alsea High School
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5:30PM -- --
Tue
01/15/2008
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Fri
01/18/2008
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Sat
01/19/2008
Home
Country Christian School
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2:30PM -- --
Tue
01/22/2008
Home
Mapleton High School
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5:30PM -- --
Tue
01/29/2008
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Fri
02/01/2008
Home
Eddyville High School
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5:30PM -- --
Tue
02/05/2008
Home
Siletz Valley Charter
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5:30PM -- --
Fri
02/08/2008
Away
--
5:30PM -- --


Girls Junior Varsity
Thu
11/29/2007
Away
--
2:30PM -- --
Tue
12/18/2007
Away
--
5:30PM -- --
Fri
01/11/2008
Home
Alsea High School
--
2:30PM -- --
Fri
01/25/2008
Home
Lifegate Christian School