May 31, 2011


The end of the school year has been an exciting one for us. 
#3's school soccer team won the division championship


#3 walked away from the end of season awards banquet with a little something...
but more about that later. 

It was a tough and rough game. 

There was a lot of pushing and grabbing between #3 (17) and the player she was marking. 
She (14) was supposed to be their dangerous and quick scorer. 
It makes a mama proud to hear that her baby was assigned to stop her. 
#3 did a great job!

The final score was 2-1.

The team was so excited when they were announced as the division champions....

and were even more excited as the five eighth graders accepted the trophy...

and ran it back to the rest of the team.

#3 carried the trophy around after the game.

Of course pictures were taken!!

The eighth graders were all smiles!

 Right after the game we headed to our house for a little celebration party.

And we just HAD to take more pictures!

 Later in the week the spring sports banquet was held at #3's school. 
I loved seeing the team in regular girl's clothes. I had a hard time recognizing some of them. 
(#3 is the third one from the left in the back row)

#3 came away from the banquet with the big prize. 
She was presented with the Impact Award.
She was given it for being a leader on and off the field and
 for having a positive effect on the rest of the team. 

I am so proud of #3! 

May 14, 2011


We are so proud of #1.
She was accepted into the UNC School of Nursing!!

Lola is giving her a high five!

She found out a few weeks ago while I was away from blogging. She was so excited when she opened that envelope up that she said she started jumping and dancing around in the middle of campus. She was on the phone with her dad and he said he could not figure out what she was saying, all he could hear were squeals. 

Classes already started on Tuesday, after an eight hour orientation on Monday. She got only a three day break after finishing up the spring semester. That is what is going to be the hard part. Once you are accepted into the school, you are there and go straight through until you are finished. I am glad that she is close by and that she can come home on the weekends. 

We did not think she was going to get in this time.  She found out in December that she was put on the waiting list. The deadline for reapplying was just two weeks after receiving that notice and the prompt for the required essay was to explain what you had done since finding out that you did not get into the School of Nursing to improve and make yourself a better candidate. What exactly can one do in the two week time period?  We all got a good laugh out of that. She was so tempted to say, "I have done NOTHING, but I am not going away so you might as well let me in  now instead of later." Anyhow, I don't remember exactly what she came up with for that two page essay, but we all kept throwing ideas at her. It was a group effort. 

She sat  and worked on that essay all weekend while we were at the beach.

You go girl! 


I just synced my iphone to my laptop this morning and loaded some pictures I had taken a few weeks ago. We recently had some terrible tornados in our area that resulted in a lot of homes being completely destroyed about four miles from our house. I remembering watching the local news and the people affected were dumbfounded about where all of their belongings and houses had gone in just a matter of seconds. Our neighborhood was untouched by the tornados, but we had large pieces of siding, insulation and roof shingles in our yards and streets. Very sad that we walked around our yard picking up the pieces of someone's home.

Our neighbor ended up with a little something else hanging near the top of one of his trees.........

............... a pair of jeans.

I would love to know just how far this pair of jeans traveled during the tornado. 

May 9, 2011


I am in a little bit of a hole and overwhelmed with all of the time that has gone by since the last time I even opened this page. Funny thing about habits and routines, it is so easy to let them get away from you. 

The past month or so have been (and usually are) the busiest for us. 
The Man of the House is never at home because of tax season and some end of the year deadlines at work.  
From sun up to sun down, seven days a week he is MIA. 
He is a hard working man. 

#3 is on two soccer teams in the spring, her school team and a traveling club team. She has been leaving the house at 7AM and most days getting home after 8PM. 
I drive in several different carpools and usually my time at home this time of year is also very limited. 
Once we are home I am usually throwing dinner at #3, calling out science and history and washing soccer uniforms. She has and always does handle this schedule beautifully. Right now she still has a
 98 average for her eighth grade and gets out of the car smiling when I drop her off. 

So... we have been chugging right along around here,
taking it one day at a time.
It is just what we do. 

I thought I would try to catch up a little with some collages. 

 While I was on hiatus, I had a little birthday.  
I turned 47 this year. I am still trying to get used to it. I guess you know you are getting old when you keep forgetting how old you are. 

The girls came home from school that night to surprise me. They were sitting at the restaurant where 
The Man of House made reservations. That was a nice surprise! After eating we headed home for cupcakes and some impromptu shagging lessons! Our house is never quiet when everyone is home. 

Like I said, 
our second home this time of year is a soccer field. 
I never get tired of watching these girls play. They are very physical, aggressive
and great athletes!

One weekend
#2 and #3 took advantage of the beautiful weather and played some tennis in the driveway.
Lola was the ballgirl. 

Our busy lives are finally slowing down with the end of the school year coming soon.
I still have some catching up to do, but it feels good to be back!