Wow, it sure has been a while since I posted an entry. I was in Chicago all of last week at our customer conference and got a bit behind. Matthew had a bye week in soccer this weekend, but I have some pictures from last Saturday where he score eight goals in his game. We can't help but think it is mostly due to his size and speed, but for his first year playing we are certainly amazed.

One of the parents from the other team jokingly exclaimed "get that 12 year old off the field". We'll enjoy it while we can. It sure is doing a lot to boost his confidence which can only help him in the future.

A few other random notes:

  • Jacob's football team continued its undefeated streak, winning over Wilsonville this Saturday. Jacob had another solid game - no fumbled snaps, and he made three tackles on defense.
  • I volunteer to teach chess at Archer Glen elementary this year. I'll be teaching two classes a week until spring break - one for grades 1-3, and another for grades 4-5. This will be fun, though I really need to improve my skills.
  • I'm sitting here watching the Chicago Cubs play in game 5 of the NLDS. They are up 4-0, and the collective world of Cub fans are crossing their fingers. It has been waaay too long!