Sunday, January 30, 2011

Revenge of the Nerds.....UIL Style

WOW, what an event. Wilder Elementary ROCKED UIL!!!! we won first place over all for the second year in a row. An amazing feat!!!!! These kids were amazing and are just so darn smart!!!!! They came prepared and spoke, counted, spelled, listened and wrote creatively......and then they had a party on the gym floor!!!!

Reagan entered Music Memory, something that is really outside of her comfort zone. She worked so hard building up to the event. She took home a medal for 4th place!!!!! I have never been so proud of her. She was really proud of herself and is already talking about next year.

I love that her school celebrates the brain power these kids bring to the table. And celebrate they do. With parades, parties and pats on the back. Thank you Mrs. Bruce for celebrating the nerd in all of us. Hugs.

Friday, January 28, 2011

UIL Competition......IS TOMORROW!!!!!

YIKES. I can not believe it is time again for UIL. Reagan is competing again. This time she will take on Music Memory. She is doing so well and is quite good at it. So, send positive thoughts her way tomorrow around noon. My hope for her is that she just do her best and feel good about her effort. They are having a "jeans day" today to celebrate the UIL participants. She is just so stinking cute.

I have to throw in a photo of Roman as well. This photo was taken last week at Beehive. They were celebrating Dads with a fun filled morning full of activities. Roman has baseball tryouts tomorrow morning. It is going to be a BUSY day. Hugs.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Such a BIG Day!!!

Reagan has been begging me for about 4 years to allow her to get her ears pierced. I just did not really feel like she was ready for the responsibility. But, about 3 months ago, we were talking about something and It just hit me, SHE IS READY!!!! So, we surprised her with earrings under the Christmas tree. Two days later, she went in and got them pierced. Just like that, all grown up. Hugs.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's a Brand New Day!!!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!!! Everything seems fresh and new on January 1st of a new year, right? ESPECIALLY on 1/1/11 !!!!!! We spent the weekend at the beach house and it was very cold {Texas cold}. We popped firecrackers, watched movies and put puzzles together. We never left the island!!!! I took photos of New Years Eve and a walk on the beach New Years Day. I look at these photos and crack up at how tolerant my family is about picture taking. And you gotta love a man who will wear a pink crown, right?

I am committed to managing my time better this year. My free time is valuable and I am going to be a little more protective of it. I am already starting to scale back and it feels really, really good. I am also going to nurture and cultivate my friendships this year. I have needed my friends this past year more than ever before, and they came through for me. I love each and everyone of you. Here's to a FABULOUS 2011. Hugs.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Saying Goodbye

I just suck at saying goodbye. I hate it. But last week, we got a group of friends together to say goodbye to Pat Onstad. He is the best goalkeeper in MLS history and helped the Houston Dynamo win back to back MLS titles in 2006 and 2007. He is an intelligent, giant of a man with a biting sense of humor. He recruited Reagan to soccer, a game she has grown to love and is quite good at. We have watched him play the game he loves for the past three years and it won't be the same looking out onto that field, into that sea of orange and not seeing #18. He encouraged me to run the half marathon, and always believed I would finish, which I did!!!

He is an amazing father to Peyton, Owen and Abby. A loving husband to Becky. A great friend to all who have had the pleasure of spending an all too brief bit of time with he and his family. HE WILL BE MISSED. He will go in a new direction and coach for DC United. They have no idea what they are getting. He will be an amazing coach.

I just wish it didn't include a move. Even though I have prepared for this day, it is hard. I can hardly look at Becky without choking up. But I have a few more months before I have to say goodbye to Becky and the kids. I vow to enjoy every day with Becky and her kids until they leave. Here are a few photos of the goodbye party and book I gave Pat. YOU'LL NEVER BEAT PAT ONSTAD.