Monday, January 19, 2009


We awoke this morning to a blanket of snow. While we have been gripped with the bitter cold, we had not seen any snow this winter. And believe me, Neil as been yearning for it! Well, it finally arrived and since we have the day off, Neil and his sister, Kellie enjoyed some snow fun and sledding.

WOW...It has been a long time!

Gentlemen & Ladies, I really must apologize for the lapse in time from my last post until now. It has been really busy around the Ackerman house. So the best I can do... is RECAP!

THANKSGIVING was very low key. We celebrated a day early just the four of us and they celebrated with Roy's parents on Thursday.

On Friday, we traveled to Indy to visit with more family and root on our Football Tigers. The boys put out a valiant effort and represented Southern Indiana proudly, but we did not make state champs. We all had a great time and Lucas Oil Stadium is amazing!

Autumn in southern Indiana... The color this year was really nice and Neil enjoyed helping with the annual "raking" of the he could jump in them. There were a multitude of leaves this year. It seemed as thoug we were raking and mulching for three weeks straight!

CHRISTMAS TIME was very nice and we were so very blessed . Kellie attended the Christmas dance. She looked beautiful and she had a great time. Great dress selection by Aunt Marianne!

In addition, we had a beautiful midnight Christmas service. Christmas Day we enjoyed time with Roy's family and then we celebrated with the Keller's on Friday and Saturday. PARTY, PARTY, PARTY!

2009 The New Year! We celebrated as a family by going to mass New Year's Eve, had our traditional dinner at Turoni's followed by our drive through the Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights Display! Then on New Year's Day, Kellie and Neil were able to spend some fun time with Grandma and Grandpa Keller, while Roy and I drove up to French Lick to enjoy the an overnight at the West Badin Hotel. After a lengthy renovation, it finally opened in May 2007. We both had been dying to go up there and it is truly an amazing place.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Last evening some 1500 Memorial fans braved a VERY COLD evening (between 20-30 degrees) to watch our Tigers beat the current, 2-time state champs of 3A Football, Bishop Chatard! WE are now off to state next weekend and the Ackerman's are very excited! Please enjoy the video recap. Unfortunately, there are not any of a guard gal...she was in the stands cheering....GO TIGERS!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Soccer State Continues

The fun and recognition continues...Several video links have been posted. I thought I would attach them so you could enjoy the fun as well. For the final game, our girls were the home team and were wearing white. In the championship game for the boys, they were the guest teama and wore blue!

Here is the link for the girls! And the link for the boys!

I hope you enjoy them!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Neil's Special Guest

On Friday, October 31st, Neil's third grade class put on a very cute Halloween Play. At the conclusion, they realized that they had had a very special guest...DON MATTINGLY. The kids all had fun meeting with him and he signed autographs for each of them. What a great Halloween surprise!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

October was busy ....

The Ackerman's have not posted in a while as we have been very busy with family fun, school activities, Halloween and high school boys & girls state soccer finals. Just see how much fun we had in the past four weeks!


Memorial Boys and Girls Soccer teams won the state championships on November 1st. Kellie and I were so very glad that we were able to get a chance to see all of the games. They were extremely close and well played games that went into overtime, PK's and suddent death! But after all of the excitement and hard work, our boys and girls came out on TOP!!! WAY TO GO TIGERS...WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!!