Friday, May 30, 2008

Cheer Camp 2008

We had the greatest time at Cheer Camp! I think Cheer Camp at the beach is the best idea that the coach has ever had. This group of girls were so sweet and worked so hard! Our squad won a spirit stick and won first place for their crowd cheer. All the Moms were so proud of them. Check out more great pictures on my flickr site!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

All American Nominee :)

All American Nominee :)
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Lakyn was nominated for All American today! She has tryouts tonight and they have to compete tomorrow morning. Check out the cute pictures I have taken of these sweet girls. I will blog tomorrow after the competition! Wish Lakyn luck :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

13 again today!

I got home from my friends beach trip to turn around and leave the next day with Lakyn for Cheer camp. Eighteen little girls (12 and 13) headed for the beach where they get to cheer and play on the beach for four days. To say the least, they were very excited. Do you ever wish you could go back to those teenager days - where you can be silly constantly? I got to do that today! We sang Hannah Montana songs all the way to the beach (and the Apple Bottom jeans song - sorry other cheer moms! LOL) I had the best time with these precious little girls. I was blasted back into reality that I was the grown up with them when the Moms had to go do the grocery shopping for 18 girls! WOW - that is a whole lot of food. We are having the best time and I am getting lots of great pictures that I will share by the end of the week! Go Mustangs! :)

Good Friends and Good Times!

We have taken a Girl's Beach trip every year for the past seven summers. Our Bunco group is usually who goes with us, but the group does change slightly every year. A bunch of teachers who are super excited about school letting out is a sure recipe for fun! We always have the BEST time together! Thanks for the constant laughing ladies. I definitely needed the time away just for me to spend times with friends (no husbands, no children, no worries LOL), and I enjoyed every minute of it :)!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The End and the Beginning

The end of another school year! This one is special because Kyle graduated. He is headed to the Univeristy of Alabama and his Dad and I are so proud of him. We know that he will do great! Lakyn was honored at her school for "A/B" Honor Roll. Mark and I continue to be proud of her hard work at school! Dalton loved PCA this year - he received a baseball letter award, but I forgot my camera (can you believe it)! Byne did great at Troy, but we are looking for a new school for him to play ball at. I know we will find just the right place for him (God has a plan!). He is headed to Hickory, North Carolina to play ball for the summer! It was a great year at Coosada! I continue to LOVE my job - somedays I can not believe I get paid for what I do. We are looking forward to a fun filled summer!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day 2008

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! I am so thankful to have a wonderful mother who has always been there for me, even when I screwed up. She always put us first and I can see what all she sacrificed now that I am older. My sweet mother in law is so special to our family. She supports all her grandchildren and I know she would do anything in the world for us! We are truly blessed. Thank you to my sweet children who made me feel special today. Lakyn set an alarm to wake up before me so she could hang a banner that she made and to cook me breakfast. She is such a thoughtful child! Dalton is so funny - he said the fact that he got a job is my Mother's Day present (he has a point, because it is going to save me hundreds of dollars in gas money!) Byne bought me a gift card to eat at my favorite restaraunt. It was great to spend all day with them - what a joy! Children can at times be a handful and heaven knows they run me crazy most of the time, but they are worth every crazy minute. I am counting my blessings today! Happy Mother's Day to all :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Kyle's Graduating!

Kyle was recognized at the church Sunday for graduation! We are so proud of him. He has been working at CES as a cadet teacher. All of the teachers have just raved about what a great job he has done with the children. You can tell the children really love Kyle and enjoy him being in their class. It has been neat to be able to talk with him about his students and see the joy he gets from working with them. I am thankful for this extra time we have gotten to spend together before he goes off to the University of Alabama. A senior banquet is being held tomorrow night at the church and should be lots of fun. We gathered pictures last weekend for the slide show. I can not believe how much he has grown since he and I first met back in the fourth grade. It seems like his Dad and I just married yesterday. "They grow up fast" is such a cliche, but it is so true. I am afraid to blink, because every time I do it seems the children are another year older! I just in recent years have realized how fast time flies. I plan to enjoy every second of this weekend spending Mother's Day with my sweet children! We are going with my Mom to see Grandad on Sunday and then to Maw Maw's house for a Mother's Day feast! I hope you all have special plans for Mother's Day - enjoy your day!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Bon Jovi Concert

We had a great time at the Bon Jovi concert! Check out the pictures on flickr!