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9 posts from September 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Making My First TouchDown

By Matthew Vaughn


I was nervous in my second game.  My coach was telling us plays.  It was so hot outside that I thought I would pass out! I was sweating.  "Water!"  My Panthers team and I took our places on the field.  I am Number 9. 

The whistle blew and I felt weird.  I was scared, nervous, excited, and happy all at the same time.  I played halfback in my second game.  The first time the quarterback ...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007



Original Post: Saturday, September 22, 2007

I am still in shock.  Matthew played Halfback today and twice today the Quarterback passed the ball off to Matthew.  What is amazing is that Matthew is the smallest and youngest boy on his team - the Panthers.  He has made a lot of friends and I couldn’t be more proud of him.  The team they played today -- Team 3 from the Siskey Y - were pretty big boys too, but Matthew wasn’t intimidated one bit. 

One play, Matthew ran and pulled the flag of an opponent before he could score a touchdown - Yeah!  Go Matthew!

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Now This is What I Call A Panther's Game!

Matthew18 Matthew’s first football game.  A great Saturday at the Siskey YMCA!

Original Post: Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Matthew is 10 years old.  He loves science and is big on studying space.  This year he decided he wanted to try something different.  He wanted to play flag football.  So Bob and I signed him up to play with the team at our church - Southbrook Church.  His team is the Panthers and this past Saturday was his first game. 

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That's My Girl!


Sarah has fulfilled one of her goals - to play Soccer.  We are all very proud of her!

Original Post: Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sarah wanted to play Soccer.  So, we signed her up for the sport at our church - Southbrook Church - and she has excelled beautifully.  She gets right in there among all the action and doesn’t take any stuff from anyone.  She is a real team player! 

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Sarah's To Do List Before 9th Grade


Original Post: Monday, August 27, 2007

Last night, when I went to bed, Sarah had left a notebook on my pillow with a list of her “To Do” priorities before 9th grade.  Sarah is beginning 8th grade, so these are her priorities before next school year.  I had a big laugh and big smile as I went to sleep and ...

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A Special Vaughn Family Baptism


On June 9th, Sarah and I were baptized together at our church in a wonderful ceremony of God, nature, music, and commitment...

Original Post: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

On Saturday evening, Bob and I and the children, and their special friend Alex, went to church services at Southbrook Church where we are members.  We usually go on Sunday, but this was going to be a special occasion for Sarah.

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A Wonderful Piano Recital


On June 7th, Sarah and Matthew performed in front of an audience of over 100.  A proud moment for the family!

Original Post: Saturday, June 9, 2007

I don’t think any of us were nervous - not even the children, and that was the biggest surprise of all, because I can recall my own piano recitals as a child, and I was a nervous wreck.  There were times I thought I would pass out before I sat down to play my piece - and that seemed to be the only thing about piano that I hated the most - the dreaded recital.

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Why on Earth Do I Eat These Things?

Entemann’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Buns....How can something so delicious be so bad for you?

I don’t know why I do this to myself.  I go to the supermarket, pass by the rack filled with Entemann’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Buns, and put 3 boxes ...

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Life Takes Unexpected Turns


Thanksgiving 2005 - My Mom, Mary Simms at 81 years old

This post was originally written on May 28, 2007

My mother has lived with my husband and I and our 3 young children for almost 10 years now.  The time has passed very quickly.  Unfortunately, I see my mother aging more dramatically than ever in the last 5 years and it is frightening.

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