Monday, September 29, 2008

Brogan's Final Homecoming

Brogan went to his Senior Homecoming this past Saturday. Unfortunately, Austin and I didn't make this picture session before, so I stole this one (of the couple plus Mom Bibler) from Brogan's girlfriend Tessa. :) Brogan and Tessa both looked phenomonal, and they had a great time. I still can't believe Brogan's a senior...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tim's Back!!

Well, sort of. He's in town (back from living in Mobile, AL for months) for a while before he moves to Utica, NY to join the love of his life, my cousin Claire, who he recently proposed to!! We are patiently awaiting a (probable) June 2010 wedding for Tim and Claire. We got to see him last night for a little while, and will see him much more soon. Welcome back (well, to the Northeast corner of the US anyway) Tim! It was so great to see you, and I personally cannot wait for the upcoming Utica trip!!

GVSU Football

Well, we've already been to many of these this season, but for some reason, I haven't taken any pics? Anywho, GVSU beat Michigan Tech 52-6 last night during an absolutely BEAUTIFUL night for football. GO LAKERS!!
And yes, Jamie, Kellie and I are all wearing matching shirts, and truly not on purpose!

Friday, September 26, 2008

RHS Homecoming 2008

Tonight was Rockford's Homecoming game, and the Rams pulled off a 38-6 win (and Jenison didn't even score until the last second-literally!). The night started of with the four 2008 Hall of Fame inductees , so I got to cheer on my brothers once again! Then, we got to play with Maddie and Gracie, snuggle with Livvy, AND watch Brogan play another great game...what could be better? Again, congrats to Dan and Tom!! :) And of course to the Rams for a great win.

P.S. Spiderman was actually Tessa, Brogan's girlfriend, #51 is the fabulous Cody Knott, who I just adore, and the beautiful little gal is Ryleigh Keller, a huge Ram/Brogan fan and the daughter of great family friends Dave and Deb. :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Proud Sister Here!

Last night, both of my brothers were inducted into Rockford's Hall of Fame! I am so proud of them both, and hearing Coach's Munger and VanderVeen talk about all of their hard work and all they went through really brought back a lot of memories. Congtats to you both!! Austin and I are very proud siblings!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mommy's Little Girl

LuLu is a real trooper. Well, sort of. She had some complications from her spay last week and got through them, BUT...according to Dr. Swift (the Humane Society veterinarian), she has an EXTREMELY low pain tolerance, so she kind of made the complications for herself.

But as you can see, she's back to jumping on the couch to snuggle up with her mom! Gald she's back to LuLu Buffett Bibler now. :)

Best Buddies

Hoonis and LuLu....can they get any cuter?

Just Plain Cute

Uncle Brogan snuggling w/ "Cheddar Bob", as he calls Chester. :)

Better Late then Never!

Happy belated birthday to Mom Bibler (9/8) and Matt Bibler (9/7). We celebrated with a fabulous dinner (prepared by my wonderful husband!) at our house for both b-days, and while we took this pic on September 7th, it's taken me a while to get new batteries for this camera. HAPPY BELATED B-DAYS!! :)
P.S. Mom Bibler was camera shy and took the pic, which is why she's absent from it!

Another Quick Brogan Blip...

...from the GR Press, in case you missed the phenomonal game last Friday...

Sometimes these amazing matchups between unbeaten teams live up to the hype. Sometimes the fans -- nearly 10,000 folks crammed in the stands and sprawled on the hillsides -- get there early and stay until the decisive play.
That play, a 40-yard interception return by Rockford's Brogan Bibler with 1:25 left, sealed the win.
"Points were just brutal to come by, it was a tough battle up and down the field," said Bibler, a rare three-year starter for the Rams. "They hit hard, they came back and we tried to hit them hard, too. Hudsonville is a great team, and it's great to come out on top of this (game) one time."
The win, the first for Rockford at Eagle Stadium and the second all-time against Hudsonville, was a first for Bibler. But that does not mean the Rams have not done well.
The last three seasons, Hudsonville and Rockford have captured at least a share of the O-K Red Conference title. Since 2004, both teams have made trips to the state finals, and Rockford won it all twice.

And here's the clip of the interception!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Prayers Requested, Please

There are three very special people that are in need of prayers. The first is my mom, who is suffereing from severe chest (and neck/back) pains and cannot find an answer as to why she is having them. Fortunately, all serious medical concerns have been ruled out so far, and she has been told that she's not in any immediate danger.

The second is for Autsin's Uncle Bill (on the Bibler side), who has been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer. Please keep him and his wife Patty (Charlie's sister) in your thoughts and prayers.

The third is for Tom Willey, a very good friend of ours. He just got home from a 48 hour hospital stay for several blood clots, and found out through testing that he is genitically prone to them, so he is not out of the woods yet. His case was very much like my dad's last summer, meaning Tom is very lucky to be alive today.

Thank you all for these thoughts and prayers...they are needed.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Animal Festival 2008

There are very few things that I would wake up at 7am for on a Saturday morning...and the Animal Festival is definitely one of them. This is the Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year, and we had a tremendous turnout!! There were SO MANY DOGS!! From a 265lb. Mastiff named Mudge (picture above) to a 1lb. Chiuhuahua puppy, all dogs were happy as clams to be there. I recruited my wonderful sister Kellie to volunteer with me. :) We ran the Doggie Treat Toss had a blast. I also got a surprise visit from nieces Maddie and Gracie, my mom, Austin and Chester. Chester was supposed to take his Canine Good Citizen test today, but was too overwhelemed, so his certification is postponed for a little while. :)
From a Blessing of the Pets from a priest, to a Waggin-walk-a-Thon in memory/honor of pets, to a Bobbin' for Hotdogs game, to a pet fashion was such a fun and memorable day.
A lot of animals are going to benefit from this event. :D
We all had fun, and I cannot wait until Animal Festival 2009!

Friday, September 19, 2008

194 Days...

...until Austin and I fly to sunny Gulf Shores! I know it's a bit premature, but when I first started this countdown, it was at 275 days! So for us, it's not that far away...:)

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Rams Beat Davison

The final score was 20-19. It was a close but a very exciting game. Here's our bragging bit for the game...Brogan scored a 79 yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff!! Also, Peter, Jessica and Matt were all in from out of town (Chicago and Ft. Wayne, respectively) to see the big game!! And on top of most of the Biblers being there, the whole Hosford clan was there too (hence the pic of myself and the Madster...Gracie and Livvy were home and snoozing at that point!). :)
Way to go Rams (and of course Brogan!) :D

P.S. HUGE props to Lauren for the pics!!!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


This is what happens when all the Biblers get together at the lake for Labor Day weekend...

Game 1

Rockford vs. Lake Orion. We traveled across the state to Eastern Michigan University to watch Brogan (and the rest of the team) play the first game of the season. Of course, the Rams pulled off the win 17-7. Go Rams!