Friday, January 11, 2008

Starting off the New Year right (for all you Volleyball Fans)!

Last night we played our first volleyball game of the New Year, and the New Season, and we decided to start it off right, WE WON!!! The first game we beat them by a mere 6 points, and then we decided to let them win by 1 point, and then to finish the game off with an exclamation point, we beat them by 8 points in a shortened game.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

2007 was an exciting year for our family, we had a lot of disasters and a lot of miracles. We were blessed with a beautiful son who has made our lives happier than we could have ever imagined, and blessed us in ways that we never thought possible. Here's looking forward to another great year, hopefully this one will be much less "exciting," but just as wonderful. As we start it off, I wanted to share with everyone one of my favorite quotes, it comes from Aristotle: "We are what we continually do, greatness then, is not an act, but a habit." May we all strive to be Great this year! Happy New Year!!!


The Wheelers (Andrew, Brittany and Jake)

**In some translations, the word that I translated as "greatness" is translated as "excellence," this may seem a rather insignificant difference, except when you consider the fact that Aristotle held Knowledge and Truth as "Great" things, and the works of the Mythological Gods, (God's which he despised) as "Excellent" works... I like great better**

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

We wish you a Merry Christmas,

And a Happy New Year,

Good Tidings to you,

If you read our blog,

But if you don't read it,

Well just go to...Utah!!!

(Just least a little bit, Utah friends and family)

Merry Christmas Everyone! If we don't get a chance to see you this Christmas, we hope that you have a wonderful Christmas, and may the love, joy and peace that comes with this wonderful holiday bless your lives. I hope that we can all remember the true meaning of Christmas this year, and find in it the strength to start the New Year on the right foot. We love you all, and hope that you all have a great Christmas, we wish that we could share it with you. We miss you, and we love you, wherever you are.

Merry Christmas with Love,

Andrew, Brittany and Jake Wheeler

Friday, December 21, 2007

We are the Champions!!!

Great News Volleyball Fans!!! We won the Fountain Valley City League Championship!!! Tonight We played in the Semi-Finals, and then after winning that went on to take the Championship Game!!! Surprisingly we did better in the Championship game, (winning 2-0) than we did in the Semi-Final game, where we lost the 1st game, and then had to battle back for the 2nd and 3rd. I (Andrew) led the team in kills, not neccesarily because of skill, but because of an overwhelming number of sets to me, courtesy of Brooke, (formerly a teammate of Evie's as the setter on the Westminster High School Girl's Team) and, in the last match, an unprecedented hatred for the Tachikara "Girl's Ball" that we played with, (I still blame that stupid ball for a loss that I had in the BYU-I Athletic League a couple of years back) but as with all volleyball games, a hitter can only do so much, the whole team played really well together, and they made me look good. Scott Holdaway came in a very close second in kills, even though he was set about half what I was, Hugo had great placement on the ball, Leika played amazing defense, Grazelda had some amazing heads-up plays, and again Brooke had the most amazing sets a hitter could ask for, add this to the fact that there was very little blocking, and you have a recipe for a huge game! Anyways, it was a great end to an interesting season in which we had a very slow start, but we finished BIG, and in the end that's all that matters.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our family and friends who read our blog, but to those of you who don't...well, it doesn't matter what I say, cause you're not reading it anyway. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

We Won!

For real this time! Evie joined the team, and we beat one of the teams that beat us at the beginning of the season! Andrew, like an idiot, played even with his jammed thumb, but still was able to get a bunch of kills, and we found out that when Evie actually gets some playing time she does pretty well! Go us!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Volleyball Video

For all of you fans who wanted to see some volleyball pictures, I took it a step up, here's a whole video of our last match, we lost the first 2 games, but won the last one to a really hard team.