The End of an Era?

Cowboys fans hearts sank this Thursday when we saw Tony Romo go down like a folding chair. He grabbed for his back and rolled in pain. Saturday we learned that he broke a vertebre in his back and will miss 6-10 weeks this year. It will mark the 3rd year in a row he will have missed significant time. He has broken his collar bone twice, played with broken ribs, two back surgeries, sprained ankle and Im sure a few concussions.

This all started for Romo in 2006 and most Cowboys fans have had a love/hate relationship with him. He’s had two strong teams, one in 2007 and another in 2014, but both fell short due to dropped passes he put right on the mark. Overall, he owns all Cowboys QB records and has been one of the most fun players to watch ever. But he hasn’t had the overall team around him, thanks to Jerry Jones, to win it all. He’s only one a few playoff games. So much talent and so little to show for it.

The team says he is going to be fine and will come back. But we all know he doesn’t have much time left. He’s fragile and he’s got a family now to think about. Luckily, we have an exciting new guy name Dak Prescott we will get to see first hand this year, but to me it’s sad to see the Romo era start coming to an end, if it isn’t already over. I like Romo. He’s a good guy and I always thought he had what it took to take the team all the way.

Who knows. Maybe will have a story book ending. My gut just tells me otherwise.

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Last Summer as Family of Five Is Over

Hello. It is September in a few weeks! Football season is starting, temps are about to decline, school is back in session next week and BAM…just like that summer 2016 is over.

For us, it was our last summer as a family of five and it was a wild and crazy one at that. It was strange yet exciting all in one. No Korea Camp, no Camp Thurman for the kids, no Galveston beach trip…just other things that consumed our time and money as we pushed on down the road of the adoption of Zane. Instead our summer was a financially stressful one waiting on court dates, etc from Korea.

It was a fun summer though and we made some new memories we will all take .with us forever as a family of five. Kids made it to VBS and kids camp. They got some time at the waterpark and Six Flags thanks to some cheap season passes we bought earlier. We made a few Rangers games and celebrated Quinn turning 9 and the girls turning 11. The Locks came in town for a visit from Colorado and we spent alot of time with our families and church friends. We went to Korea to visit Zane and then we drove out to Florida for the beach wedding of Maci. That was a nice week long getaway right there as we drove through Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater (our favorite!) and then Panama City.

Now we wait for the final call to bring Zane home and get our new “normal” started. I am ready too. Summer 2016 was one of a kind…next year we hope to go back to some old traditions for the first time as a family of six!