Truman and Sadie celebrated their 2nd Birthday on Friday, October 22nd. They had a great day. I got to take half the day off to spend with them. We had fun. They got excited each time we'd open another present. Santa Claus was kind enough to send a present to them as well. He told them that they are currently on the "Nice List" and that he would be seeing them at Christmas time. Sadie got a new baby and stroller and spends a lot of time pushing "Millie" around the house and reading her stories. It is really cute. Truman got a new basketball and Thomas the Tankengine stuff. He is in Heaven. Truman's favorite words are "Basketball Hoop".
The 4th love of Tracie's life is Krav Maga. The fitness school (Throwdown Idaho) where Tracie trains has just announced that they will be teaching Krav Maga. She is really excited to have a facility to train in Krav and hone her skills. Tracie (with Truman, Sadie and me) has travelled to Salt Lake City and Las Vegas for upper-level Krav Training. The Krav Maga Alliance puts on great seminars that challenge Tracie and let her perfect her level of self protection. She learns to use her handgun more effectively as well as how to defend against handgun attacks.
Krav Maga (lit. "contact combat", "close combat" or "full contact") is an eclectic hand-to-hand combat system developed in Israel that involves wrestling, grappling and striking techniques, mostly known for its extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks, as it is also taught to elite special forces around the world.
I got the opportunity to ride in the co-pilot seat in a Cessna 172 last weekend. We spent about 2 hours flying around the Southwest Idaho area. We flew over the Farmstead Corn Maze and got some fun pictures. It's truly a"mazing" how they do that. After getting out of the immediate Boise area, the pilot let me take control of the yoke and pedals and I flew for probably an hour. He stated that I could fly up here, but he was going to land. I was definately ok with that. I think I could do it, but I'm not willing to try without an instructor. Thanks Greg for the fun morning.