Our son, Cade, and his daughter, Brodie, moved to York when we left Washington to come home. After Cade got her into school, Holy Trinity, he told her to pick out a sport to play. We suggested all of the regular sports and she wasn’t interested.
Then one day she comes home from school she shoots upstairs where I am where she tells me about a new game they played at school. It had something to do with catching a ball with a net. I ask what it is it called; she says she doesn’t know. Then she tells me she has a paperwork on it.
The sport was called LaCrosse which none of us from Alaska never had any experience with it. Now though we are all getting into it. Cade has become the Most Valuable Dad. He brings snacks and drinks to all practices.
Brodie loves playing goalie. She can really toss the ball. Her team knows she tosses it really far and are ready for her toss.
We are now a LaCrosse family. Brodie told us we will be going to a lot of games for a long time.
David’s glasses had broken in the accident, one of the lenses shattered and the ear piece was broken beyond repair. Dan went by the house to get his other pair and Heather FedExed them to us at Sarah’s. We got to stay a few days longer and visit our granddaughters. I have always said that everything happens for a reason. If David’s accident happened because
I had the most wonderful Christmas this year. Four of my five children were here for Christmas and 8 of my 12 grandchildren were home. Then Heather also had her in laws and her brother in law at her house.
We had a gathering at our house on Christmas eve. We opened a few presents then with my grandson, Rickie, because he was working on Christmas day. The rest of us got to open one package which was new pj’s that Grandma got for everyone.
Sitting on the couch as the house shakes, never looking up from what you are doing as you say to your husband, “I guess that was an earthquake.” He replies, “Yep”. No big deal just part of life in Alaska. The next morning you read in the paper that it was a 6.2 earthquake with the center in the Aleutian Chain. We forget up here when we see so much damage from smaller quakes that we are so spread out that it doesn’t really cause much damage to the cities and people. We are lucky in that way. I wonder if a tree falls in the woods does it make a sound when no one is there to hear it.