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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thursday - Choi Kwang Do

(Just kidding - well I did tell you I was naughty!) lol

Okay Jill from Chillin with Jill passed this award to me. THANK YOU! I am grateful. It is always hard for me to pick others - but the only thing you had to do was accept it and pick 7 others. So I picked seven rather new or different blogs that I think you should check out.

Katie She is a young girl - 15 - but she is such a smart gal for her age - she is Melanie's daughter.

Eve - From Ireland - an artist and loyal friend.

Cheri an Atlanta blogger and good friend.

Changes In The Wind
- From the Wild West

Jerry - an unusual fellow follower.

Kerrie a new follower.

Charlene a funny knitter

Okay now you know grandson is in Choi Kwang Do. He is a first degree black belt.
He's starting on his path to second degree. He has his yellow stripe for second and he just took his test for gold stripe second degree and has 7 more colors to go though - a couple more years.

This man is the same ranking as GS and he has been there for him a real friend. Thanks Mr. S!

Going to begin his speed drill section.

This is the sparring part. On the right with glasses.

This is the all out shield attack.

Sparring with a partner near his size and rank.

Sparring again.

This is the pattern. Look how high the kick is!

This is his pattern again.

a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="">This was a couple weeks ago - he passed - and now he's working on his orange stripe! Congrats. It'll take another 2 years - slow but sure.

Thought for the day:

"We must be courageous but also reasonable. The world admires us for walking a tightrope without falling off. It asks us to keep our balance." ~ Lech Walesa

Trying to keep balance at Christmas time!


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Good for him! Do his glasses ever bother him? I don't think I could run in my glasses - they'd drive me nuts.

We are headed to the library, but when we return I'll try to visit some of the blogs you listed.

Jill said...

Wow! Your grandson is doing very well. Good for him. You must be proud.

Can't wait to check out some new blogs. Thanks, Sandie. :)

Sandra said...

the photos of GS are so cool, I know you are so proud of him. this is a great accomplishment. I love that hitching post, it will keep the noise level way down. LOL

Karen said...

Love the laughter in the background of the Porky Pig video. The first cartoon also brought a smile to my face. Thanks for your visit and for a lite start to my day! Merry Christmas! :o) k

TexWisGirl said...

love that top 'evil' cartoon. :) congrats to your grandson!

Amish Stories said...

Id like to wish you a merry Christmas to you and your family, and to thank you for being a reader on my blog Amish Stories. Richard

Anonymous said...

Dear Sandie,
Your grandson is doing so well - congratulations to Andy! :) Thank you Very much for the AWARD :) very nice indeed and I really appreciate it.

That singing pig sounded so cute - made me laughing out loud here to myself [haha] very cute.

Thank you for all the laughs and your uplifting posts.

Big Hugs x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so proud of GS and how well he is doing! hugs, Linda

Belle said...

Good for your grandson! I think martial arts is a good discipline.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Congrats on the award. Looks like your grandson is doing great in his class. Love the Porky Pig video.

Nezzy said...

Congrats on your well deserved award sweetie. I wish I had more time to go visit your blogsisters.

Good for your Grandson, he's quite the handsome fella there but I wouldn't want to mess with him. He's got skills!!! Heeehehe!

God bless and enjoy your Christmas sweetie!!!


Love Of Quilts said...

Trying to keep balanced here too.
Merry Christmas Trish

Sweet Tea said...

Your grandson is very handsome. I enjoyed the photos!
Good job!

Ann said...

Your grandson is doing so well. A big way to go to him. No way could I ever kick that high without hurting myself :)

The Boston Lady said...

Okay, but today I feel a bit unbalanced! But what a great quote and what wonderful pictures of your awesome GS. Sheets go on the bed tomorrow!!! They feel WONDERFUL. Wish I had ordered some King ones for us! Ann

Sally said...

Good for your grandson doing so well. He's smart and cute! :)

Michaele said...

Loved those action shots. You can tell he is serious!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, I know how proud you are of your grandson... He seems like such a talented young man. He will just continue to improve in his sport...

Thanks for sharing!

SweetMarie said...

Congrats to your Grandson! I know your so proud of him. I miss those days of wantching my son on karate. I still have the wood he broke and his first little uniform that I want to frame in a shadow box. Hope you're having a happy holiday! Merry Christmas Sandie!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Way to go Andy and I'll check out the blogs. Love your posts and you......

Ginny said...

I just finished catching up with you!! I hope your grandson is feeling better, then he will be all well for Christmas. Congrats on winning the award and all the sweets, it looks so yummy! And your angel gift is just lovely and unique looking. Your grandson has lots of sticktoittveness with this!!!!! He is so cute!!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Congrats to that smart grandson of yours! Good for him.Great photos, by the way.

Enjoyed your post, as always. Take care and have a good Friday! Susan

Walking on Sunshine... said...

My son loves karate as well! Congrats to your grandson for all his hard work! I love the cartoon!!! Enjoy your day!

Changes in the wind said...

Thanks Chatty for the boost:)

Munir said...

Oh what a coincidense, my grandson is also in karate.
You are such a nice grandma. So proud and happy. God bless you and your kids and grandkids.
Have a happy holiday and a happy new year.
Things are crazy at work. Soon I may go back to audit.

Knitty said...

I am so glad your grandson has this in his life. It must help on so very many levels.

Thank you so much for the award! I will work on passing this on later today, as well as visiting the other blogs. Maybe I should amend that to say within a few days...things are getting a bit hectic!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...