Fun Weekend

We had a fun weekend this past weekend – a chance to get out of town and spend some family time together. Savannah had a cheerleading competition in Phoenix all day Saturday. Her school, Empire High School, did extremely well. They had multiple solo cheer winners as well as all three squads (JV, Pom, and […]

Tucson paper HS football preview

Tucson paper HS football preview has Sean listed as top newcomer to Empire varsity – AZ Star Net Article. It has poor formatting – Division IV near bottom What it shows: Empire • Nickname: Ravens • Coach: Jorge Mendivil (38-26) • 2011 record: 8-4 • Top returners: Sean Fitzsimmons, Jr., RB/LB; Chance Hatfield, Jr., RB/LB; […]

Varsity Football Pre Season Game

Tonight was the first preseason scrimmage for Empire Varsity football. Sean started at defensive tackle tonight. He just wont the position the day before and the coach told him to show him what he could do. Boy did he. Some really good hits and tackles tonight including one where he flipped the running back who […]

Rabbit in the Yard Creates Fun for All

We had a jack rabbit in the bushes yesterday. We didn’t want it eating the bushes or shrubbery, so we decided to have the dogs chase it away. Both dogs took off after it, but the puppy Stormy, was faster and had much more energy than out 8 year old dog. Stormy flollowed the rabbit […]

Showstopper Regional Results 2010

Last weekend was our annual trip to Phoenix for the Showstopper Dance competition with the other dancers from the Alma Dolores International Dance Center. Savannah reached a big goal by winning her first ever Platinum Trophy for her Mexican Folkloric dance to “Tilingo, Lingo”. She looked very beautiful in her long white dress and flowered […]

Showstopper Time

It’s almost time for our annual jaunt up to Phoenix for the Showstopper Regional Dance Competition. Suzanne and Savannah have been doing this competition for years. Savannah usually dances a bunch of numbers with her various dance classes and then throws in a solo or two. Suzanne usually does similar but a few less. This […]

Halloween Week Update

The kids had a fun week of Halloween Celebrations starting with a school dance on the 23rd. The school’s “Fall Costume Dance” was fun for them. Savannah went as Paris Hilton complete with blond wig and purse with a stuffed Chihuahua. Sean went as a Bank Robber, in all black sweats and a ski mask. […]

Football Week 2

Yes! The Lions finally win! They broke their 20 game losing streak and beat the Washington Redskins by a score of 19 – 14. And you know what, they actually looked quite good doing it. They have been steadily improving each week. While I don’t think they will win a bunch of games or make […]

Sean’s Football Game

Sean’s football team got their season off to a start this week. As I have probably mentioned, Sean is playing for a different city this year as the old city isn’t fielding a team this year. The past years playing, they maybe had 15 kids for a game, so Sean played both ways. His team […]

Football Season Begins

It’s that time of the year again – football season! It’s the best time of the year for me. I really enjoy football on the weekends. For us, that typically means two things: Detroit Lions football and Sean’s football games. Now, we watch lots of NFL games on Sunday (and Monday) but it all revolves […]