Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Rylan Plays Soccer in La Crosse

Joel's cousin plays soccer for Rochester. Last night we had the privilege of catching him in action in La Crosse. I haven't watched a soccer game since last year when they were in town. It was good get reacquainted with the game. It was a hot night and humid evening, I can't imagine that I would have lasted long running around in that weather. Thanks Rylan!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Originally uploaded by Becky Rech
Today I came across something new. A challenge on flickr to take a self-portrait everyday for 365 days. Now I am not a huge fan of getting my picture taken, so at first I kind of just blew it off, but I was intrigued, so I looked at the group...this really got my attention. The self-portraits don't have to be of your face or whole body, they can be body parts, say a finger or just your ear. The rule is that you have to take the photo though, hmmm a challenge. Then I read on, you can use a timer and tripod, but you can't get help from a friend. For more about this challenge check out the group's page. I am going to try to post the photos on my photo blog as well, but it might be enough work just getting them uploaded to flickr. Help keep me motivated, please comment on the blog or on flickr.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Tomah Timberwolves

It's official Tomah's new mascot is the Timberwolf. For those of you who don't know Joel (1995) and I (1996) graduated from Tomah Senior High, then the Tomah Indians. The two finalists were the Timberwolves and the Titans. My personal favorite the Bogdog didn't make it to the finals. The logo has not yet been decided, yet. Tomah allowed alumni, residents, students and staff to help pick the new mascot. I look forward to hearing more about Tomah's Wolf Pack.

Graphic by Jason Gerke--originally posted on WKBT's Website

Check out what the local media is saying about the change...
LaCrosse Tribune

Monday, June 04, 2007

Smiths moved back to WI

It has been a while since I last posted and people have let me know. Now, I'll attempt to catch-up, at least a little...

The big news is that my brother and his family moved back to La Crosse this past weekend. Yeah! We helped them move and do a little bit of settling in (Joel did more than I did). The Smiths made the move so Travis can start is surgical residency @ Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. Yes, that means you can now call Travis--Dr. Smith. Sometimes I still can't believe it, my "little" brother is a doctor, now if he could just keep track of his keys (just kidding Travis!). I don't have any photos of the new house, but I do have photos from Travis's graduation from Mayo Medical School.

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