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Friday, January 31st, 2014. Jackson and I wrapped up our regular season in the RCC Senior Hoop Boys League with a 60-54 win against a team that had beaten us twice this season.  And Ben decided to stop playing AAU basketball.  Playing with the Stars for the past three seasons has been a fantastic experience, but with the stress, travel and cost, he decided that he was okay with backing out of it.  I think he will miss his time with his friends more than the basketball, but they are a great group of boys and I am sure that he will have no trouble maintaining the friendships. 

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
.  -2 degrees this morning when I left for work.  Thought I should document that.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. More snow photos here!
 

In basketball, Ben's team won the Mayberry Explosion this past weekend.  Jackson has been playing well, as has his team, even though we are on a bit of a losing streak.  In scouts, I gave kayaking lessons to the cubs on Sunday.  Jackson hosted a Hunger Games event at our cabin, inviting six of his friends.  I would say it was a success.  We played Texas Hold Em, watched westerns, ate fried chicken.  Pretty good weekend in my book.  Simon won the games, Jackson came in second.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. With the holidays behind us we got back into gear with basketball and scouts.  Ben played in a basketball tournament this past weekend.  His team did not fare very well, but it was their first tournament after the break and they were playing up an age level.   (more photos here) The night before he won 1st place in his den in the pinewood derby.  His car was fast and he entered the finals tied for second.  His car lost speed though and he did not place in the top three overall this year.  It was a really fun night of racing, I always enjoy it.