Even just a few short months ago I never would have dreamed that Elijah would be earning an orange belt in tae-kwon-do. It happened today! We are so proud of him! I'm sad I wasn't able to be there, but trust me when I tell you that my reason for being absent was worthwhile (more on that another time). Dan said he did GREAT. It sounds like it was a lengthy process, but he hung in there. Kudos to Sammy, as well, for being a good sport while waiting on his bro!
To make the experience WAY cooler, Elijah got to meet and shake hands with.....get ready....the ATA GRAND MASTER! If you are at all familiar with tae-kwon-do, you will know that this is a VERY big deal. An experience of a lifetime. Elijah was very excited about his day, and we are all proud of the progress he has made!
Here he is doing his form. In the background you will see the blue judge table. The judge to the left is a good skydiving friend of ours. How cool! In the middle is the Grand Master.
Super blurry, but here is Elijah shaking the Grand Master's hand!
Receiving his orange belt from his (blurry) instructor (we love him!).
High-fiving the black belts.
A little intermission involving brotherly love (and wrestling, from what I hear).
We made our long day even longer by heading up north to celebrate Dan's grandma's 90th birthday. It was so wonderful to see family that we don't get to see very often. It was a LONG and tiring day, but so very worth it. It feels nice to have my butt in a chair. Relaxation is calling!