Sunday, August 26, 2007

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL???

We may still be in the hottest days of summer but football season has definitely arrived for the Stokes family! Ethan has prepared all summer by running and attending a speed, agility and quickness camp. He also attended a week of football camp and then jumped right into practice with his new team. One thing is for certain: He isn't the rookie this year!

Ethan is playing center for the offensive line as you can see in the photo above--Big number 44! He has worked so hard to learn this new position and do his best--we are so proud of his effort this year! Kip has encouraged him to use his position as center to be the leader of the offensive line.

An added bonus to the season this year is that Kip was asked to coach the offensive linemen! We all know this is SUCH a chore for him, LOL, but he is managing somehow. Honestly though, I think he now has a new appreciation for the time, emotion and responsibility that goes into coaching these boys.


Welcome to Our Story!

Well, a lot of great names came to mind for our new blog, but unfortunately they were already taken--so "The Stokes Story" it is!

Although I don't have a lot of free time to blog, I absolutely love the idea and have been enticed by the incredible blogs of Andrea Jenkins and Carol Hatcher--you two do such a great job! I thought this would be the perfect way to communicate to our friends and family what is happening in our lives . . . I may not be as consistent as some of you with my entries, but I will certainly do my best!

As the stories of our family are shared in the days to come, we pray they will be a blessing and encouragement to you. Most importantly, we thank God for the incredible story he has written for our lives.

"Lord, you establish peace for us;
all that we have accomplished you have done for us."
~ Isaiah 26:12 ~