Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ah, Sweet Florida!

Yes, we are in Florida right now!! We are so excited for the girls that they made it to the National Tournament here in Kissimmee, Florida. The Lord has brought together a great group of girls who desire to serve the Lord and just happen to be pretty good at playing soccer! We drove through the night Sunday night to catch a 7:30 am flight out of Chicago. We arrived in Florida Monday afternoon with just a few small delays. The girls changed and then they headed out to the soccer field for a practice.

Today, they had a long practice and therefore I got a little sun! This Wisconsin white girl has not seen sun in a very long time and therefore, I got quite pink! And sad to say, it is quite one sided as the sun was on my right the whole time. Oh well, hopefully it will even out by the end of the week.

Tomorrow the girls play BBC at 2:30 pm EST so if you think about it, please pray for them to be victorious, if that is the Lord's will. Pray that there will be no injuries and that they would do thier best. They are a young team, but I have no doubts that they can pull off a victory. I am excited and nervous all at the same time.

The Lord has already given us several unique opportunities to talk one on one with the girls this week. We care about them so much and love the opportunities to point them back to Christ. We are just simple tools that the Lord has chosen to use in this ministry and we are thankful for it!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

One More Game...

The snow has come and gone...Really, it wasn't that bad! Just the initial shock of it all was tough! Last Thursday & Friday's games were very cold, especially Thursday's, in Superior, WI. I don't ever remember feeling that cold! It was not fun for me sitting on the bench and I know it wasn't fun for the girls playing. They played well, but still did not come out with a win. Friday's game was in Minneapolis and was slightly warmer, but still very cold! The girls won in double over time - it was the greatest game to watch! The girl who scored the final point is one who doesn't play much. It was exciting for her and definately for us! We are now anxiously awaiting to find out whether or not we will be going to Nationals down in Florida. I am trying not to get my hopes up! The girls played yesterday at Finlandia University. It was a rough, physical game, but they came out with a Win, 3-1. It was a good trip and I got to see my friend, Janae Scott, as she was up there visiting her family while Jono was hunting. The girls play one more game on Saturday so we are looking forward to that!

My mom is coming tomorrow! I am really excited! I am picking her up in Appleton tomorrow evening and then we are staying the night so we can get more shopping in on Friday. I am looking forward to spending time with her up here since last time she was up was for Bri's graduation and it was just SO BUSY! We have lots of plans and we will see if everything gets done!

My grandma had surgery on her left hand yesterday to releive a pinched nerve and numbness due to carpel tunnel. She is doing well! She has to have a less evasive surgery on her right hand when the left one is all healed up. She is excited to not have numb fingers anymore!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Well, we are currently getting our first snow. It is a little early, but that is Wisconsin for you! We leave at 5 am tomorrow morning to drive to Superior, WI for a girls soccer game. They play UW Superior and then on Friday, we go to Minneapolis to play North Central. It should be a good trip, but a VERY COLD one! I am going to pack all of the warm clothes that I own! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Happy Birthday, Phoebe Faye Frey

Three years ago today, Phoebe Faye became a part of the Frey family. Last night we were reminiscing about the first night we got her. We had only been married for about 2 months and Heston was working late with campus services. I had fallen asleep on the couch waiting for him to come home. I finally heard him walking up the stairs and he told me to close my eyes. I had no idea what he was doing, but he put this little black kitten on my stomach! She worked her way into my heart within minutes. That night, we found a make-shift litter box and got her some food and milk and she slept on the floor by our bed for the WHOLE night. Her motor was so loud that we couldn't go to sleep for a while. We asked around for the next couple days to see if anyone was missing a black kitten, but nobody knew of anyone. Little did we know that she was the Belford's kitten! She had gotten shot with a bb gun while they were on vacation and had therefore wandered away. Anyways, long story short, they let us keep her, although her name would no longer be Mary, which the Belford kids named her. Phoebe is definitely spoiled, but she is our child until the Lord gives us real kids. She greets us at the door every time we come home and she loves to go on walks on her leash. Hope you enjoy her little slide show!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

We're Back

We have actually been back since Sunday night, but the last few days have kind of been a blur!!

The soccer girls won their game on Thursday against Robert Morris College, 4-2 who had previously beat us at home 4-2 so that was really neat to turn it around! Friday they won against Lincoln Christian College. That was a very chilly day, but it was a great game. Saturday they lost to a Division I, State Champ team, Trinity Christian College. They played well, but did not get a win. Right now they are 6-5 (won 6, lost 5). They are doing very well this season!

Heston's parents met up with us on Saturday morning after driving 12 hours to Chicago. We had a great day with them and we were so excited about the things they brought us! They thought they looked like hill-billies driving with everything piled up in the back of the pick-up truck and a blue tarp over it. I should have taken a picture! I not only got 1 set of curtains, but 2!! The kitchen ones are up and they look great! I am still waiting to put the family room ones up because I have to purchase a curtain rod which hopefully I can get done tonight. What a difference those curtains made!

We spent Monday evening trying to rearrange the furniture so that it would all fit and look nice. After a few attempts it all worked out!! I will definitely take pictures and post them for all to see.

Hope you all had a great weekend! I can't believe it is Wednesday already! This week is flying by. That is fine with me! My mom is coming to visit 2 weeks from tomorrow! I am so excited!!