Saturday, September 28, 2013

H I G H L A N D v. Hutchinson

It's game day with Justin and the Scotties as they travel to Hutchinson for a 7pm (CST) game.

It's a big game, especially after a huge upset last week over nationally-ranked Butler.

Last week, Caden is the only one who stuck up for his brother. The rest of us were just wondering how much they would lose by.

Caden said they could win and they did.

It was incredible.

It is being broadcast on Hutchinson's network, should be a quality broadcast.
It will be another all-nighter for us here in Deutschland.

Here is the link:
Thank you, Debbie for not only going to watch Justin, but for these fabulous photos.
I love them.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


The video streaming did not start up online until the third quarter, so we listened to the radio until then.
Oh, what a game it was and oh what a game Justin played.
He had some beautiful receptions.
So, so proud.
So, so exciting!

Here is Butler's re-cap of the game.
September 21, 2013

Highland stuns No. 4 Butler with 23-21 road win

EL DORADO, Kan. – The No. 4-ranked Butler Grizzlies were stunned at BG Products Veterans Sports Complex on Saturday, falling 23-21 to visiting Highland after the Scotties scored the go-ahead with eight seconds to play in the game.
The loss is the first for Butler in a home game since 2005 and the first-ever loss for the Grizzlies in 11 games played in the new stadium.
The game-winning score came on a 5-yard pass from Brandon Bergeron to Desmond McGee in the back corner of the end zone. It capped a game in which Highland built a 17-0 lead and then saw Butler come all the way back to  lead 21-17 late in the contest before the late-game dramatics.
Butler fell behind early as Highland scored on a 3-yard run by Marlon Mitchell with 2:45 left to go in the first quarter. The Scotties added a 31-yard field goal with 1:31 to go in the first half and Highland led 10-0 at the break. It is the second time this season the Grizzlies have been held scoreless in the first half.
Highland added to its lead early in the second half. The Scotties intercepted a short Butler pass and returned the ball deep into Grizzlies territory. One play later, Highland's Brandon Peters cashed in a 2-yard touchdown run to make it 17-0.
The Grizzlies eventually responded. Butler kept the ball on the ground and pounded the Highland defense, going 59 yards in 11 plays capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by Miles Thomas to make it 17-7.
Butler got the ball back promptly on a 35-yard interception return by Tyler Hayes. Two plays later, Chris Carson ran in from two yards out to make it 17-14.
Butler would take advantage of another interception in the fourth quarter and score another touchdown on a four-yard run by Chris Carson to give Butler its first lead at 21-17 with 8:55 to go in the game.
Butler had the momentum and seemingly had the game in control, especially after Bergeron was sacked by Nick Cook and Ulric Jones and fumbled near midfield with 5:02 to go.
Butler, though, would fumble the ball back to Highland with 3:21 to play. The Scotties then embarked on their game-winning drive.
Butler falls to 4-1 overall, 3-1 in Jayhawk Conference play. Highland improves to 3-2 overall, 2-1 in conference play. The Grizzlies are off this weekend and will travel to Garden City for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 5.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

H I G H L A N D v. Butler

It's game day.
I'm happy to be watching Justin's game tonight with not only my boys and my mom but my man. After a long seven weeks, it's wonderful to have him home safely.

Justin and the Scotties are playing at Butler. Kick off is at 6:00pm KS (CST) time.

Highland (1-1, 2-2) at (3-0, 4-0) #4 Butler

The link to watch is through Butler's sports department.
I anticipate it being much clearer.

Hopefully, this link will work:

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Highland v. Dodge City link

It's Saturday which means football around here...

Highland is playing Dodge City (24) at 1:00 Kansas time.
If you would like to watch live online, here is the Highland link:

Looks like Dodge City might broadcast it as well.
Here is their link, which might be better, or work in case Highland is not working.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

crazy busy T I M E

I'll eventually {maybe} finish telling about Italy, Sweden, Poland and other trips we have taken in the last six months. This week, I'm going to work my hardest to document a crazy busy last two weeks.

The timing could not have been more perfect for my mom and her dear friend, Marine to come to Germany for a visit. She is now known as my Tante {aunt}- it was just easier to introduce her to people this way. She is family.

It was planned kind of last minute for them to come stay with me and help while Jim has been in Alabama for his seven-week academy.

What I did not know is how much I really needed them. I like to think that I am quite self-sufficient and independent. I can usually hold things together.
Not perfectly, but I usually do ok.

With what we have gone through this last month, our world has been rocked.

I have been shaken to the core.
The tears flow more easily than they have my entire life.

Knowing how difficult this has been on me, I can not even imagine the anguish and pain my dear friend is experiencing having lost her daughter.

I was supposed to start work two weeks ago today. Working as a sub last year in the elementary school, I was placed from February until the end of the year in one of our special-education preschool classes.

I absolutely fell in love with the little ones and was hired to work a permanent full time position this year.

I was super excited. Super excited up until the happenings of this last month caused me to re-evaluate priorities.

After planning and making it through Josie's Memorial Run, I asked to be put back on the substitute list and gave up my job.

I need the flexibility. I need to go see Justin play in Kansas. I need to be here for my family.

I really needed time to recuperate.

Grateful for an amazing staff at school, I was shown so much compassion and open arms assuring me that it was fine for me to substitute and take some time off now.

It was an immediate weight lifted from my shoulders at a time that I was quite depleted.

This time off also enabled us to travel quite a bit, laugh, play, work, cry and enjoy the time together.

Oh, what an adventure it was...

First up: Our Rustic Cabin