Friday, October 30, 2009

Go, Fight, Win

This Sunday is it. Our big Cheer competition. My girls moment to shine for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. All our hard work from the last 3 months will be put to the test. Have you seen the movie Bring it On? Well real life cheerleading is just like that.
This is my most stressful time as a cheer coach. This is the weekend I quit each year and say I'm never doing this again.
This is why I come back each year and coach:

B's Cheer picture from last year. This year's picture is in...but she looks like a teenager and I'm not ready for that yet. :D

She LOVES to cheer. Loves it. So I deal with the stress and the drama and the tears each year for her. She works so hard at it too. Even when I'm not there telling her "one more time and use facials!" I hear her in the shower counting away...and playing the competition music in the car on repeat so she can visualize the routine.

I also see her frustration when her stunts don't stick or they have to start over because someone wasn't counting or wasn't paying attention. She is quite competitive that little B of mine. She pushes herself and others on her squad to do their best. Don't get me wrong...she is also pretty quick to mess around and roll her eyes at me. I mean I'm just an old coach lady...what do I know.

But when it comes down to it...I couldn't be more proud of my baby girl. I love watching her perform. I love seeing the smile on her face when she is on the floor. I also love to see the smile on her face when they win big.

So pray for us if you can. Pray that all our hard work pays off. Pray that every single stunt hits and my girls get that first place trophy!!

I'll tweet all about it on Sunday. :S

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Team Peeta or Team Gale (spoilerish)

I just finished ready Hunger Games and Catching Fire this weekend. I swore I was gonna pace myself...but once I started I couldn't stop!!

Excuse me Suzanne Collins and Scholastic Publishers...send us the Third book now or there will be an uprising in all flippin' 13 districts....yeah I said it 13!!!
Until we get that book they are overnighting to us let's discuss....
Team Peeta or Team Gale?
No contest right? Wrong! We need to look at this from all angles.
They both love her...they've both loved her for a long time. Neither one did anything about that...why? Did Peeta think she was spoken for? Did Gale think she already knew? I think they are both lame-o for not saying anything until it was too late. Let this be a lesson to us all. If there is something you want...go for it! Before they put you in an arena and make you fight until death.
mmmkay moving on...
One of the things I love about my relationship is that I always feel safe when I'm with My Rock. I know that, if he had to, he could protect me from Lions and Tigers and Bears (oh my). Now if I was Katpiss (yeah I said it..but for the record Heather said it first) would I feel safe with Peeta or with Gale? um duh...Gale. right? He hunts and kills things and ...Or maybe Peeta because he's proven time and time again that it's all about her and keeping her alive and happy. But then you prefer a lover or a fighter? Or both? Hello Finnick! oops...let's not go there.
Gale works in the mines...she never sees him....he could get hurt like her Dad...leaving her poor heart to suffer. Peeta is in the Victor's Village with her. He makes her cheesy bread. He makes her bad dreams go away by holding her while she sleeps.
Gale and her are like one. They hunt together...take care of their families. They've suffered through a lot together...they know each other so well. Peeta's never had to struggle like them. He can't understand.
I just feel so bad for both of them and her too I guess. To have two guys be in love with her. But she irritates me like Bella did.
So back to the question....
Team Peeta or Team Gale?
You tell me!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Funnies....

Time to get back to laughter....

Alice at her best. Cracks me up e'ry time. What is funnier is that I AM HR! haha!

Have a good weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

For some moments in life, there are no words....

I've been gone. First cause I was lazy. Then because I can't think happy thoughts. I want this blog to be full of my lifes shenanigans (hence the clever name). However, our family suffered a tragedy. We lost someone we love very unexpectedly. My heart hurts..for her, for her parents, for her siblings, for all her family and friends.
Mariee Mena 8/22/83 - 10/6/09

Angel, Mariee, and Richard at the Luxor buffet in Las Vegas.

I took this picture a couple of years ago on a trip to watch Mariee (middle) play in a tournament in Las Vegas (we missed her game that day...and she laughed at us) We loved watching her play softball. She kicked ass. Seriously. She was an amazing person and I am blessed to have known her.

Here's an article about Mariee.

Mariee you will live forever in our hearts. We will miss you so very much. Until we meet again.....We love you!

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.