The Collins Family

The Collins Family

Monday, April 20, 2015


Happy Easter.....

William was not very enthusiatic about our first "photo session" as you can see....

But he perked up a little to hunt eggs

We practiced egg hunting in the back yard.  To prepare for the "big egg hunt"

Easter morning William opened his first Easter basket, it had all kinds of goodies, but the only thing he was interested in was the chocolate (of course)

We finally made it to the "big egg hunt".  Daddy practiced his BBQ skills to prepare for this seasons competitions.  William had his own little egg hunt, as he was not quite fast enough to keep up with the other kiddos

Our family picture... you gotta love the hair.....

Practicing walking with the best nanny in the world, Miss Christina

Then to top off a wonderful weekend, we had Amber, Jasper, Jett and Auntie Liz visit.  William loved him some time with Ber.  We can't wait from them to come back!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

2015 NCAA Wrestling Nationals

2015 Wrestling Nationals!

After years of watching wrestling I have become addicted.  I love the sport.  Sean has worked very closely rehabbing the kids this year and that makes it even more personal.  I always look forward to NCAA Wrestling Nationals.  This year they were in St. Louis, here are some pics...

William LOVED seeing Grandma and Grandpa Shaw!  

Wrestling matches all day, can wear a little dude out.... This leads to double thumbing

View from our hotel.  If you ever go to St. Louis... avoid the Crowne Plaza.  However, I would recommend the Hilton down town, everyone was sooo nice!  Bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable.  

Gooooo..... Hokies!!!!

After 3 days of competing, Virginia Tech had 4 All Americans!  Ty Walls, Nick Brascetta, Zach Epperly and Devin Carter... the picture below is of Nick Brascetta 

Overall we placed 10th in the nation... 

This was Devin Carter's last year wrestling.  I have enjoyed watching him wrestle for the last 5 years, he has incredible determination and strength.  I am sad to see him leave the program but am so excited for what his future will bring to this talented young man.

William has already started training so he will be ready for Wrestling Nationals in 2033 :)

We are looking forward to next year in NYC!!!