My Team
A great team!














On Friday we drove fours hours when Daddy got home from work to get ready for my soccer tournament.

The first game was Saturday. It was freezing out! I saw lots of people but I thought it would be easy to find my team. It took “forever” to find them. There were “thousands” of people and “hundreds” of fields and we did not know exactly what field we were supposed to be on.

Once I found my team, we started warm up. The first game went good, but we were freezing on the bench. We won the first game 2-1.  I was cold and ready to go for some hot chocolate. One of the girls had brought an RV and they invited us to have a tail gate party with them. We had some warm food and got warm.

Then we went back and jogged some and did some other exercises. The weather was slightly warmer. We were not freezing! It was another hard game but we won 4-3.

After the game we went back to our bed and breakfast. I took a shower to warm up.  We took a walk and got some chocolates from a neat candy store. Then we had popcorn and watched a movie.

We knew that if my team won Sunday’s game we would go to the finals.  Our coach said it was a “very good team and it was their home field so they knew every bump and blade of grass.” Taylor’s mom brought us honey because she heard that honey was good for pre games. It tasted good, but I don’t know if it helped our game.

It was warm out. The team was as tough as coach Dan said. It was the hardest game we had. Mark said it was the most exciting. We scored just before half time. We did not make any more goals for the whole game. My team won, 1-0!

Daddy treated us to elephant ears and corn dogs for lunch. Then we went back to the RV. Then we had our last game.

That was hard, but the one before was harder. We were tired of playing.  One dad was teasing that we lost because Audrey’s coach came to watch the game. It probably was not true, but it was funny. We lost 3-5. Some of the team was sad because we lost, but I did not care because I had fun.

After the game we got a trophy because my team won second place in the Girls U12 division!

Coach Dan was a good coach. He let me play as often as the other girls even though I am not the best player. He often yelled “Good job, Andrea”. During the tournament, I was blocking the ball. It hit so hard that it made a goal for the other team. Coach Dan said that often happens that it hits hard and either way it would have been a goal. But he said that I was doing my job and it was okay.  When I made my first “real” goal, he said “good job” and that I was on the left side but I hit the right corner of the goal  and that is what he wants to see. He also wants to see the ball hit the back of the net in the air. I hope to have Coach Dan again.

The tournament was fun. It was hard.  I hope to go to another tournament some day.

(New feature! If you click on one of the pictures, you can see them in a slide show!)

Soccer at Notre Dame

Andrea playingThis weekend we went to the Notre Dame Women’s Soccer game. We got to welcome the ND team in with hand slaps.

Then my team got to play at half time. It was the first time I played 11 x 11. The field was small and there was lots of people on it, since we only played on half of the field.

They played a good game, but the one goal they made was declared “off sides” so it did not count. Notre Dame did good, but they lost by one point at the end.

I had fun! It was fun to watch older girls play soccer. I have a lot to learn!

Leaving for Camp

Andrea. leaving Daddy is driving us to our last camp of this year. We are driving 5 hours to go to Lake Ann Camp. It is a great camp with lots of fun things to do.

This year I am in Jump Start. I get to play in a bog, take a ride in an inner tube  down a river and hike some sand dunes. I get to learn more about God too.

Please pray for nice weather because I will be outside a lot! For help for me too as we learn verses and new song and I try to make new friends.

“See” you in a week!



Sap Today we tapped are trees. It is a good time to start tapping.

Last year we tapped our trees on 30 Jan at 4:20.  Today we are ahad be 2 days and 5 awrs abd 20 minits.






Translation if you need it:

Today we tapped our trees.  It is a good time to start tapping.

Last year we tapped our trees on 30 Jan at 4:20.  Today we are ahead by 2 days and 5 hours and about 20 minutes.

Contest Photos

Little Girl Hiking
Little Girl Hiking

I have been putting pictures in a local photography contest for the last couple of years.  I think three years.  This year I entered two pictures.

I had fun taking pictures and then looking for pictures to use. We went to a flower garden and I took the frog picture. It scared me at first because I did not see the frog.  But when I looked at the picture, I saw the frog.

We went to Bonneyville so Momma could take some pictures of friends.


I took the one of Megan walking. Momma helped me adjust the colors.

If you want to see the pictures, they will be at Concord Mall’s Community Room starting at noon this Friday until noon on 1 Feb.



Eleven Years Old!

It Is My B- day.  We had pancacs. And a cup for orjos. for lunch. The pankaks had a  cream cheese. and swrgr surols. It wos good. I am having a fun day. We just had kake and ice krem.

Translation if you need it:

It is my b-day.  We had pancakes. And a cup of orange juice for lunch. The pancakes had a cream cheese and sugar swirls.  It was good.  I am having a fun day.  We just had cake and ice cream.

Here is the pancake recipe if you want to try them too.

Make your favorite pancake batter. We made pumpkin pancakes with gingerbread cookie spice in it.

Make a cinnamon topping with 1 stick melted butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 TBL of ground cinnamon.  Mix together well and put in a ziplock bag.

Make the icing by adding 4 Tbl softened butter to 2 ounces of cream cheese.  Add 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.  Mix well until no lumps remain.

Start baking the pancakes like normal.  But, after clipping a small hole in the bag, squeeze some cinnamon mixture in a spiral over the pancake before flipping.  Cook as normal.  When ready to eat, add cream cheese icing.

Daddy said these would be great for a Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast!


Camp bag

I made a bag for camp. I made 90% of the bag. I like sowing. The bag is pink and the inside is tan with flowres.  It is BIG. And I do not now wot I am going to pot in it. Thar is 5 pokits. Thar is a snap to snap it.

Are nabr shoed us a bag liek it . I liket it so she gave us the patrn. Oma gave me the inside. And I pikt out the mutereol and Momma bot it.

It was ese! But, it lookt hard. It took 2 days to sow.


Translation if you need it:

I made a bag for camp.  I made 90 % of the bag.  I like sewing.  The bag is pink and the inside is tan with flowers.  It is BIG.  And I do not know what I am going to put in it.  There is 5 pockets.  There is a snap to snap it.

Our neighbor showed us a bag like it (she made for her daughters).  I liked it, so she gave us the pattern.  Oma gave me the inside (material).  And I picked out the (pink outside) material and Momma bought it.

It was easy! But it looked hard. It took two days to sew.