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Filling in some holes

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

I think our blog has a leak! Disney Cruises, black belts, All-State Choruses—I can’t find any of it! OK, it’s my own fault for not keeping up, so here’s a quick recap of some of the things I’ve missed in the news.

  • We took 2 more Disney Cruises. We took our first Disney Cruise without the kids back in 2002. We enjoyed it so much that we had to do it again and bring them along. We took our first family cruise to the Eastern Caribbean in June 2004. Then we took an extended-family Christmas Cruise in December 2005 along with our good friends the Hardys and the Mays.
  • Our good friends and karate instructors, the Stones, opened their own karate school, Dacula Family Sports. Now we have a great facility to work out in instead of a high school chorus room.
  • We all now have our black belts in Tae Kwon Do. Terri and I got ours in December 2004, Jennifer got hers in February 2005, and David got his in July 2005 after AAU Nationals.
  • We all competed at the 2005 AAU National Championships. David decided to stay at the brown belt level, and ended up with over 40 competitors in his division. The rest of us competed at the black belt level for the first time, so we didn’t fair as well this year. I did manage to win the silver medal in point sparring, which I was very pleased with given the level of competition.
  • Jennifer garnered two more perfect scores in her second audition to make the 2006 Georgia Middle School All-State Chorus in Savannah. After two and a half days of intense rehearsals, she performed 8 songs with the all-girl Treble Chorus. The concert was absolutely beautiful. She later performed a solo of one of the songs at church.

I’m sure there are a few other events that I’ve missed, but at least I feel better that I’ve filled all the major holes.

Brown belt Tae Kwon Do testing

Thursday, December 11th, 2003

The entire Pitt Crew has now reached the brown belt level in Tae Kwon Do. Terri and Kenny moved up from red belt to their first stripe brown belt, and Jennifer and David both received their second stripe brown belts. After the third brown belt stripe, the next level will be black belt.

(From old Family News page)

AAU National Tae Kwon Do Championships

Sunday, July 6th, 2003

The Pitt Crew competed in the AAU National Tae Kwon Do Championships this weekend along with the rest of the Charles Minter Tae Kwon Do Competition Team. Our team sent 61 athletes to the championships, and a total of 1,658 athletes competed with over 40 states represented. Jennifer, Terri, and Kenny all won gold medals in point sparring. Kenny also won a bronze medal in forms. David unfortunately did not win any medals, but he had a good time nonetheless and there were many black belts who did not fair any better.

(From old Family News page)

Georgia AAU Tae Kwon Do Championships

Saturday, March 29th, 2003

All four members of the Pitt Crew competed today in the Georgia State AAU Tae Kwon Do Championships.

  • Jennifer took the gold medal in her division for point sparring, and placed fourth in forms.
  • David also won a gold medal in point sparring, and placed 6th out of 16 in forms (the second largest division for forms competition at the event).
  • Terri won the gold medal for point sparring in her division, and finished fourth in forms.
  • Kenny took home a gold medal in forms out of 11 competitors in his division, and won the silver medal for point sparring after losing his match to the only other competitor in his weight class.

Next stop for all of us will be the AAU National Championships in Knoxville, TN on July 2-5.

(From old Family News page)