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Christmas 2017

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10 years of tradition at the grove.

Touchdown #7 T.O Titans

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A bit of context.

This is Jack’s first year playing football, and as an eight grader he joined the T.O Titans with a couple of his buddies. We were not sure how this would turn out, but in typical Jack fashion since this was something he wanted to do, he dove in with both feet and didn’t look back. Jack has been working so hard all season from the month long “hell month” of practices in 100 degree weather 6 days a week to games and fears that come with playing tackle football. His role as wide receiver this year has been new to him, learning the plays and routes with quite a complex offensive strategy and coach (Gil is Head Coach of@AlemanyHS). Another note, Jack is a Track & Field guy, he loves the 400M and also likes Cross Country. He watches recordings of Track & Field on a regular basis.  Being the last game of our regular season on the way over I was telling him how proud I was of him and that he never once complained or quit. He didn’t have much play time in games being the newest addition as a Wide Receiver. He asked me on the drive, “Dad if I get a TD will you buy me Madden 18”? I was like sure, not really thinking it was a possibility. He had only been thrown to once in a game for the full season (which he caught for 15 yards). So, when you hearing me going crazy in the video below, you will know why……..I am so proud of Jack and all he has become. “Feet don’t fail me now”

What an exciting day for Jack.

RIP Tom Petty

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We went to see Tom Petty at the Rose Bowl on 9/27/17 for his final show of his 40 year anniversary tour. Little did we know that he would pass away a week later. I feel so lucky to have Tom Petty’s music as such a big part of my life.  RIP TP

Hamilton

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We got the chance to see the Broadway musical Hamilton last night. It was amazing, I’m inspired and want to see it again reside at the Pantages in Hollywood and it was just incredible.

 

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Jack’s First Reception

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Game #3 Titans Jacks first reception for about 10 Yacs.

Broken Clavicle

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On Sunday 9/3, I went down on my road bike after a rider crashed in front of me resulting in me going head first over the handle bars. This resulted in a trip to the ER with a broken right clavicle. Luckily it was a clean break, so no surgery required.

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8th & 6th

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Time sure does fly