December 28th, 2008


Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, Indominable Spirit, Victory!

I'm a bit behind on posting but I wanted to catch up on a few highlights in December.
On December 18th Tracy tested for her black belt in TaeKwonDo.
She's been training in TKD since she was 4 years old.
At the test she had to perform 4 TKD patterns or forms-- Do-San, Yul-Gok, Choong-Moo, and Kwang-Gae. That's a LOT to remember for a just barely 7 year old.  She had to break a board and then spar against first one, then two, then three black belts at once.
All of these things are a struggle for Tracy since she is very timid.
We are very proud of how far she has come!!

Board Break

Tracy getting creamed in her 1 on 3 fight.   She did her best against 3 people all 2-3 times her size.  You don't have to win, you just have to get out there and do your best to earn your belt.

Yay!  My little black belt!


Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas eve over at Mike's mom's house with the whole Austin area gang.
Mike's mom and dad, my mom and dad, Tony and Priscilla, Travis and Marisa, Mike and I and our kids, and guests Mike and Amy and their kids. It was very nice, relaxing and fun. We had typical yummy holiday fare of ham and all the fixins. It was a beautiful warm day out so we even got to play outside for a bit too.

There were lots of presents!!!

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