Kara Lepley


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  1. Good evening/ earlyyy morning. I start school in 8 hours!!! I am glad you are safe. I love you!

    Here is your Olympic breakdown!

    Medal Count leaders:
    United States: 3 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze = 12
    China: 3 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze = 8
    Australia: 3 gold, 0 silver, 3 bronze = 6
    Italy: 2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze = 7

    USA = Women’s Gymnastics took 1st in the qualifier over China by 10 points.

    USA Women’s individual all around qualifier = 1st Simone Biles,2nd Aly Raisman, 3rd Gabby Douglas

    Kerri Walsh Jennings and A Ross won their volleyball pool game today.

    Katie Meili took 2nd in the 100m breaststroke

    Dana Vollmer took 3rd in the 100mbutterfly

    Men’s 4X100m Freestyle relay took GOLD!

    So our medal counts break down like this in each sport
    Swimming = 8 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze)
    Shooting = 2 medals (1 gold and 1 bronze)
    Archery = 1 medal (1 silver)
    Fencing = 1 medal (1 silver)


  2. Day one of school down! It was awesome!

    Olympic update!
    1. China – 5G, 3S, 5B = 13 medals
    2. United States – 4G, 7S, 6B = 17 medals
    3. Australia – 4G, 0S, 3B = 7 medals
    4. Italy – 3G, 4S, 2B = 9 medals

    Sports Medal Counts
    Swimming = 12 medals (3 gold, 4 silver, 5 bronze)
    Shooting = 2 medals (1 gold and 1 bronze)
    Archery = 1 medal (1 silver)
    Fencing = 1 medal (1 silver)
    Diving = 1 medal (1 silver)

    Women Soccer plays Colombia tomorrow in the pool finale (They should win and then take the pool!)

    Both Basketball teams won by about 50 each…

    The Men’s 200 M butterfly and Womens 200 M individual medley are at 11 tonight.

    Love you!


    • Hi Kell! Thanks for the updates! So glad school went well – we were praying for you all day! Hopefully all went well today too. We had 100+ kiddos at VBS yesterday and about 150 today – it’s awesome! I have a little boy in the village who thinks I’m his girlfriend =) Jenri and Banner say hi! Miss you & love you!


  3. Katie Ladecky!! She just won the 200M and already won the 400M Freestyle and has a silver 4X100m freestyle relay!

    Michael Phelps just won gold in the 200M Butterfly!

    Women’s Soccer had a draw against Colombia today 2-2. We won our Prelim and will play Friday at 3:00 PM.

    Olympic update!
    1. United States – 8G, 8S, 8B = 24 medals
    2. China – 8G, 3S, 6B = 17 medals
    3. Australia – 4G, 0S, 5B = 9 medals
    4. Russia – 3G, 6S, 3B = 12 medals
    5. Italy – 3G, 4S, 2B = 9 medals


    • ANDDDDD Michael Phelps just won his 21st gold medal…. Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Yes that’s 21 exclamation marks)


  4. Hi Kara – Hope you are doing well! Happy to read about the second day of VBS! Noticed that Kelly is keeping you updated on the Olympics! I was happy to hear from him last night that his first day of school was awesome!!! Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers!! Love you!


    • Hi Grandma! Good to hear from you! The trip has been going well! Today I showed pictures of you and Grandpa to Jenri and he is very excited to see you both! Love you!


  5. John Saunders (ESPN Reporter) Passed away today at the age of 61.

    Baby Brielle Ann Schippers has arrived! 12:47pm yesterday, August 9.
    (7lb 8oz and 20.5 in)


  6. Olympic update!
    1. United States – 11G, 11S, 10B = 32 medals
    2. China – 10G, 5S, 8B = 23 medals
    3. Japan – 6G, 1S, 11B = 18 medals
    4. Australia – 5G, 2S, 5B = 12 medals

    Women Gymnastics won in a landslide (Like one of the most dominant performances ever according to the announcer because of the point differential)

    Katie Ladecky has 3 golds and a silver and Phelps has 3 golds. Essentially swimming is just killing it right now.

    Brazil soccer hadn’t scored a point so far in the Olympics… but now they scored 4 and destroyed Denmark…

    Swimming = 21 medals (8G, 5S, 8B)
    Shooting = 2 medals (1G, 1B)
    Gymnastics = 1 medal (1G)
    Cycling – Road = 1 medal (1G)
    Fencing = 2 medals (2S)
    Diving = 2 medals (2S)
    Judo = 1 medal (1S)
    Archery = 1 medal (1S)
    Equestrian = 1 medal (1B)


  7. Dear Kara,

    We miss you…. Life at CMC is just not the same!!! We are keeping each other as sane as possible. Also, we have surprises for you when you return…. in the form of…WE HAVE MOVED our desks and the party has begun! We pray for your safe return as we need our fearless leader back.

    All is well- safe travels friend!

    ❤ Sharayah, Kate and Misty


    • Oh you guys! I miss and love you all dearly! Glad to hear that the moving has begun/ended, and I can’t wait to have you all so close to me when I’m back! We concluded our VBS today, and goodness gracious, two of those in a summer should never happen! I’m so tired! Can’t wait to see you guys in a few days!


  8. Have been praying today for all that will happen in the name of Jesus Christ! We trust that this week has been just a wonderful experience for you! We will see you at the airport on Sunday!! We are excited to see Jenri!! Safe travels! Love you!


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