Thursday, May 22, 2008

Colby Alan Fry

Colby and I came home yesterday, we are both doing well.  Colby was born through an emergency c-section Monday at Noon. For more information check out my blog!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Beat the Heat

These past few summer weather days have certainly been unexpected! I mean, one day I get goose bumps walking to class, and the very next day I'm digging in drawers for shorts and tank tops!! I guess here in Ellensburg we're just bypassing the whole "spring" thing altogether this year. We're going straight from winter to summer.

Yesterday, after playing at the park and digging in the dirt with some neighbor kids, we beat the heat by having some push ups! Yummy yummy!! And sticky sticky!!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Oh what do you do in the summertime?

Hey I thought it would be fun for everyone to post a picture showing what you have been doing to cool off. Since summer has finally decided to come. This is what we did...
I hope you all are having fun! Talk to you all soon!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Humanitarianism at its finest

If you haven't heard, Central Washington University's women's softball team is making national news today!! This morning the campus was buzzing with camera crews and journalists from numerous news affiliates to interview two players and their coaches. Good Morning America, The Early Show, ESPN, and more were here.

It's a touching story that will warm your heart!!! Read all about it:
ELLENSBURG, Wash. - When Central Washington University softball players Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace helped an injured opponent around the softball field during an April 26 home game, they never dreamed such a simple gesture would become national news.
But their selfless act has gotten significant national attention, with several news outlets, including the New York Times and ESPN, covering the heartwarming story.
On Thursday morning, Fox News, ABC and CBS will interview them, along with CWU softball coach, Gary Frederick. Their story is slated to air on Thursday's "Good Morning America" and "The Early Show."
"We are definitely surprised by the response," said Holtman, a 22-year-old Wildcat first baseman majoring in business. "I think it's exciting we've gotten so much great attention. It's good for softball and for Central."
During the game, Western Oregon University outfielder Sara Tucholsky hit her first-ever, college-career home run. Distracted and surprised by her accomplishment, Tucholsky missed first base as she ran past it. She turned around to tag the base, but her knee gave out, sending her to the ground with a painful injury. It was later determined to likely be a torn ACL.

As Oregon's coach, Pam Knox, was about to send in a pinch runner, Holtman spoke up, asking if she could carry Tucholsky around the field. Umpires conversed and decided that yes, it would be allowable. So Holtman and Wallace, locking their hands under Tucholsky, gently lifted and carried her from base to base, allowing her to tap each base with her left foot. The three players exchanged giggles as they made it around the field.

"We didn't even know that while we were carrying her around the bases, people in the stands were crying," Holtman said. "We just thought it was the right thing to do."
That sportsmanlike, and most importantly, humanitarian spirit, has caught the attention of the nation - much to everyone's surprise.
"It's humbling and overwhelming," said shortstop Wallace, a 21-year-old elementary education major. "It's true, there's a lot of bad press about sports. I hope this reminds them to love and respect the game. I hope that maybe people who've forgotten that can remember."
Both players credit CWU coach, Frederick, with the sporting spirit and said he's one of the most positive influences in their lives.
"He's one of the best role models we could ask for," Hotlman said. "He teaches us there's more to softball than winning and loosing. There's more to life than that."

Frederick said he too had excellent sports mentorship while growing up, and that he hopes he passes some of that to his players; however, Saturday's act was one of character, he said.
"I'm not surprised that Mallory and Liz did that. I think anybody on my team would have. They are quality individuals," he said. "They felt that young lady deserved a home run and they helped her."
Frederick, a CWU coach for the past 40 years, said he's never seen anything like what he saw Saturday. He can understand why it's become such big news.
"It's true that a lot of the press about sports is negative. I think in this day and age, people want to hear a feel-good story like this."
Photo on the CWU home page by Blake Wolf.

Be sure to visit, the official athletics web site of Central Washington University, for updated links to stories as they are made available online.

Below are links to the coverage of this story as they are currently available: article (by Graham Hays, posted Apr. 28)
WCBS radio story (Apr. 29)
New York Times story (by George Vecsey, posted Apr. 29 for print Apr. 30)
The Oregonian (by Brian Meehan, posted Apr. 29 for print Apr. 30)
KGW TV (Portland, Ore.; Apr. 29)
Statesman-Journal newspaper (Salem, Ore.; Apr. 30)
CNN News (posted Apr. 30)
KOMO TV (Apr. 30)