For the last four months, Marlee's been training with Rob here, (whom we like to call Jason Bourne), in Krav Maga, which is "a tactical martial system developed in Israel that consists of a combination of techniques sourced from boxing, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, judo, jiu jitsu, wrestling, and grappling, along with realistic fight training. It is known for it's focus on real-world situations & extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks."So basically, you don't want to mess with Mars. And apparently, she's quite good at it. She's almost done with her training to become a certified instructor in it, which includes sending a video of her to the top Krav Maga guys in the Israeli Defense Forces for approval. They practice with fake guns & knives & even pens. Not just self-defense, but how to get the knife from the guy & then how to use it on him. Crazy stuff!
It's so nice to not have to worry about her, especially as she goes off to college. Actually, I feel sorry for anyone who does mess with her. She almost knocked out a SWAT team guy she was practicing with the other day. For reals!!
Ok, so I'm cheating a little bit. These are from a few days ago.
Our awesome friends, the Stapleys, invited us to go paddle-boarding down the river on Saturday night. A little energetic for us, since our usual Saturday night usually involves sitting in a restaurant & maybe a quick WalMart trip. But it was super fun, because things are always fun with the Stapleys! I think I was 12 the last time I've been down this river! And I don't think it's changed much since then. Lots of really drunk tubers. Lots of tattoos. But lots of fun.
I've always wanted to try a Photo-A-Day challenge, where every day for a month you take & post a picture, usually of every-day-life kind of stuff. I'm needing some motivation to get back into regular blogging, and to push myself to take more pictures of our daily life. To document. So here we are. It's June already, after a ridiculously busy May, and I'm already a day behind! But here was yesterday.....
I was working in my office & watching the kids in the pool through my window. I watched Max be the cutest big brother to his little sister. Not even knowing he was being watched. So genuine. And always willing to help out. Man! I love this kid!!
My view during Sacrament meeting.
These two always have to be practically on top of me. So conducive to the spirit, right?