Archive for the Category ◊ Trips & Activities ◊

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• Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Anna and I have finally returned from England! We went with Anna’s mom, Carol, and Ashton’s Grandpa Joe. It was a fantastic trip. We’ll try to recap:

Anna’s entire English family lives in southern England, so we were able to stay with her family while we were there. Ashton hadn’t met any of his new England relatives, and he got to meet almost 20 of them on this trip.

This post is going to be a picture blog with descriptions. Enjoy!

We left America at around 4:00 in the evening, and 10 hours later, we arrived in London at 10:00 am the next day. This was our first glimpse of England. It took a couple days for me to figure out why the landscape definitely looked like England: None of the roads (or tree-lines) go in a straight line for very long… England is devoid of any semblance of straight driving areas.
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• Sunday, June 24th, 2012

This year, I (Ashton) got to coach a U-12 (Under 12-years-old) boys team named “Venom” for Polson FC (Polson Football Club). The head coach was Link, and we had 14 boys on the team. My neighbor’s son, Michael, was on the team, and was one of the best kickers on the team.

This was the first time I had done any sort of real coaching, so I wasn’t quite sure how advanced of soccer techniques I should teach. By the end of the year, I was teaching everything I knew, and they were just soaking it up. The kids on our team were all very talented, and we played some amazing games.

The last tournament of the season was this weekend, and we won! I wasn’t able to make it to this final tournament, but here’s a great picture from the season:

Polson FC Soccer

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• Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

(We’re extremely behind on posts, so I’m going to start posting some picture for old posts.)

Anna and I spent a couple months in California and Florida early this year. While in Florida, I got to play volleyball with some great, friendly people at Clearwater Beach.  Here’s some pics Anna took of me today:

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• Sunday, February 19th, 2012

If you haven’t yet met Grandpa Joe, we’ll just introduce him with a: “He’s freaking amazing.” He turned 90 this year and he’s still spry, capable and funny.

For his birthday, since Anna and I were still in Florida, we all went to Myrtle Beach for the weekend. Here’s some pictures of his party and some family pictures we took:

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• Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Anna, Linux, Ashton and MochaWhat another great year. 2010 was another whirlwind of adventure.

To the right, you can see our latest addition to our Ranch, Linux, Trakehner colt (boy). You can also see Anna, Ashton and Mocha. Read the Rest of this Post