Saturday, April 21, 2012

Her first broken heart

This week was pom tryout's for Katie.
She was on JV Pom last year.
This year she made the first cut, she worked so hard every night, and the dance looked perfect.
And she didn't make either squad.
And it's the worse thing I've been though yet with one of the girls.
I know it's just Pom.
But listening to how mortified she was not to have made JV again has been awful.
Her best friend made varsity.
She is sick about not being part of the the pom group that had quickly turned into her friend base.
She is embarrassed she didn't make it.
And she kept crying that the judges "forgot me".

I was not prepared for how it would tear my heart apart to see her that miserable.
We just hadn't had anything like this before.

But as I laid in bed praying all night instead of sleeping I realized how thankful I am that I've never had a more serious issue with the girls that made my heart feel like that. 
It's hard, I think Mike and I are just as sad as she is. 
But it's just pom.  And she will be ok.  I pray that there are bigger things in store for her this year!

I woke up with a sore throat, low grade fever and already had plans to take Kellie to Shrek the musical.
I slept through a good part of it...
I'm sure she was so proud to have that date with me.

This weekend is sure to get better tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Moms and daughters and friends

Katie has a good friend whose mom I've gotten to know recently.
This past weekend we went on a mother daughter trip to Dallas for their 16th birthdays.  And for my Dallas friends, we snuck into town and Jennifer was the only one who knew....
What a treat to have one on one time with Katie and to have a friend for me.

We  checked into our hotel and that was reason enough for some pictures it seems...

We told them we could do that too
There was late night swimming

fun shopping
real shopping
Even though I'm not a huge shopper, since we've moved to Lubbock I can very much appreciate a good mall.

we got dressed up for dinner and a show
Jennifer joined us for dinner but we never got our food.  So, we enjoyed a nice glass of tea with her
and for our dining viewing we had a large crack to keep us entertained

We made it to the musical

 and spent some time with
Lili Whiteass
He/she was very entertaining
we had a midnight snack. 
Our friends are from California and had been missing this place

We slept in Sunday and then drove home. 

 It was a fun fun weekend!

Next weekend I'm making it up to Kellie with a date here in town.

It was good timing for the trip with Katie.  This week is Pom try outs. 
Have I mentioned she gets a little stressed????

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Peaceful weekend

Last week was very uneventful.  It seemed busy, but yet uneventful. 
Having yesterday off was a treat. 
The girl's school district did not have the day off so I was up as usual and getting them to school but then I had the day to myself.  I had coffee with a friend, lunch with Mike and ran several errands.  I would like to have this kind of day once a week please.
I ended the day with some time on a restaurant patio with a good friend.  Great conversation, white queso with crab meat, sangria, and a friend's husband playing and singing made for a wonderful evening. 
And when I checked in on Facebook it posted that the restaurant was in Acapulco. 
It was wonderful but didn't quite feel like I had been to Acapulco...

I came home to find that I was locked out.  Mike was an hour away, neither girl had a key when I called them....I thought I was going to have to go get a small child to go through the dog door but finally found a way in and today getting myself a key is on my list. 
Today holds the promise of a "mostly cloudy" day and nothing on the agenda (except getting a key)...  Just the way I like it.

An old friend was in town seeing her daughter at college and I got to take her senior pictures.

Another friend wanted Easter pictures of her baby

I've loved the chance to do more pictures lately.

Enjoy your weekend!

1 Corinthians 15:3-5
3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Multi tasking, it's my super power

Last weekend was our Discipleship Now weekend at church.  We hosted freshman girls at our house.  They were so fun and so good.  It seemed odd to not have either of my kids here. 
There was a large assortment of junk food.  I'm very glad it's gone!  I may have eaten more than my share of some caramel, chocolate, pecan gooey bars...That reminds me, I've got to get that recipe!

                                           We spent a little time bowling and playing games....

and a lot of time in worship.
It was wonderful.
It was a busy weekend but I came away with wishing that we got to worship like that more!  Hope the kids felt the same way.

And while we were bowling and playing games I bought a new chair at a silent auction one of the high schools was having there...
I was pretty proud of the bargain I got. 
But more than that....
I kept up on bidding while winning a bowling game...
I think I took multi tasking to a new level.
I was proud.
Katie was dying... she thinks I can never just do one thing and that it was crazy...

      she liked the new chair though, if there was a little more room for Elvis..

Now I've got to get new curtains that match the new chair.
Jennifer posted our text messages during the multi tasking...
I think she was more impressed that I could bowl than the fact that I bought a brand new chair at a bowling alley.

That crazy weekend led into a crazy week where I feel like we never slowed down.

One of our good friends got a new bulldog puppy Friday.
                 and I got to babysit her yesterday so you know that means I had to take some pictures

She is so sweet. 

I also took some pretty sweet girls with me too

What have you been up to?