From Yellow Belt to BLACK Belt...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Two weeks ago our son, Michael, went for a very important test...
his Black Belt.

He's been involved in karate since 2008.
Here he is getting ready to break one board for his Yellow Belt...

And here he is getting ready to break FOUR BOARDS.
Yes, that's the Colonel helping to hold the boards in place...


Doing his forms with the whole group...

Olivia was able to get out of work early and join in the fun...

And my mom also came...

But the real "STARS" of the night were the four who passed.
They started out together and are really good friends...

And of course, Michael's instructor, JOE, who has
been with him all these years helping Michael
learn self-discipline, self-control, but most importantly
to place God first in his life.

Joe has made a tremendous impact on our son's life and
we are forever thankful for his dedication...

A few years ago...

A look back...

Congratulations, Michael, for all your hard work!
We're proud of YOU! 

Come back tomorrow for
Something Yummy for My Colonel's Tummy! 

Enjoy your day!


  1. Congratulations to your son! Good job!!

  2. Congratulations :) Loved seeing the pics of him from little to now, they grow so fast :)

  3. What an accomplishment! Congratulations to him!

  4. Very cool! It's so fun to watch our children grow and succeed!

  5. Congrats to your son. It was fun to see pictures of him as he is growing.
    They sure do grow up fast however.

  6. Congratulations to Michael! That's quite an accomplishment!

  7. Congratulations to your son. He really followed through.

  8. Big congratulations to your son. I enjoyed seeing the photos!

  9. Wow... congratulations to Michael. It looks like it hurts when I see people break all those boards. Ouch!!

  10. Hi Lois,
    What a nice post honoring Michael.
    Congratulations to him, that is quite
    a feat............
    Loved looking at all the pics of him as he was growing. They just grow so fast don't they.

    Now how is his foot?? After breaking all those boards you would think it might hurt a bit! lol

    Enjoy your celebration of this wonderful milestone in his life.
    Blessings, Nellie

  11. How wonderful for the whole family to be together for his special occassion! Congratulations once again Michael for a spectacular achievment!

  12. That is so AWESOME!!! Big congrats!

  13. Great photos! Congratulations to Michael. :-)

  14. Yay Michael! That's a great accomplishment and a BIG deal! Colt (our oldest) got his black belt when he was 13!

    I know you're a proud mama today! That's a very honorable sport! :)


  15. I happen to know something about this. I want to say Woo hoo to him - that is a huge feat - HUGE! Congrats to him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  16. Congrats to him! That takes a lot of work. And lots of driving him to class for you. :)

  17. What a great job Michael has done! The photos through the years is so sweet!

  18. Wow he did well. Love the shots taken of him over the years. :)