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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

An interesting quote

It says......
Be good at something it makes you VALUABLE..... Have something to bring to the table because that will MAKE YOU MORE WELCOME.
I think it is a pretty good quote! Disney must have thought the same since they put it on this sign right next to the teacup ride.
If any of you are making your way to the Magic Kingdom or to the sunny state next week have a great time!!!! No place better to be over spring break!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Kendall and Tay-Tay!

Most of you know my addictions: SCRAPBOOKING, GOODWILL IN THE WINTER, GARAGE SALES IN THE SUMMER AND OF COURSE, DOUBLE STUFF OREO COOKIES. I can't help myself when it comes to these things.

Even though it is March I am still in the winter season at Goodwill and look what I found there. This is my niece, Kendall with Taylor or Tay-Tay for short. She is in 1st grade and all 1st grade girls are into American Girl dolls. They can only be ordered or bought at the American Girl store. (Chicago is our closest one)They have about a $100.00 or more price tag but are really well made and if taken care of will be easily passed down. A few weeks ago I stumbled onto this doll. I turned her over and read the tag on her neck and sure enough she is an AMERICAN GIRL and the sticker on her said $2.99!!! Can you believe it? She is in perfect condition and has all of her clothes on including shoes and under ware! My older nieces, Kylie and Bailey started Madi on them way back in the day so they were the first people I called about this little cutie!! We were all so excited. It was one of my favorite, favorite finds. Hope you have a happy Monday and if you have time go to Goodwill. Monday's are good days because people clean out their closets over the weekend!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

UCA 2010 National Champions

OMGoodness!!! It was the most exciting weekend. Madi and I traveled to Orlando Florida so that she could compete in UCA nationals. There were 9 teams in her division from all over the U.S. and Canada. Her team has had a lot of injuries this year and a few drop outs so they have not been particularly strong. We both had it in our heads that we were going for the fun and not gonna worry about coming in 8Th or 5Th. The first day of competition the team hit everything and looked fabulous. When the standings were handed out they were in 1st with a comfortable lead. We savored every second of the glory knowing that Sunday's competition carried a 2/3 weight and one fall would probably take them out even with the lead. Well.....wouldn't you know they hit everything again and even cleaned up little mistakes from Saturday's routine. It was crazy. We were all in shock and when they announced the 2ND place team and it wasn't us. No way could this be true. WOW!!! She hasn't won a National title in the six years she has competed. Not even close. She has the gold medal and sacred jacket to prove that dreams do come true. YES!!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Important business!!

You would sure think so by this picture, huh!! Truth be told I was probably talking to Barni (my sister). She is the QUEEN of talking on her cell phone. If I talk to her once a day I talk to her five times a day. We call to tell each other little dumb stuff, complain or for a laugh. Conversations are usually short but oh sooo frequent. If a day goes by that we don't talk it is weird and we don't like it. We talk while we are driving, sitting at ball games, grocery shopping, doing the dishes, and so on and so forth. If we can't talk then we send a quick text!!!! Ahhh, I love texting. If I knew who invented the cell phone I would send them a thank you note or give them a hug for giving me the opportunity to talk to my sisters when ever the heck I want to.

P.S. We have another sister (Kelly) that is a teacher. We don't get to talk to her quite as much but she is pretty stinkin good with the texting!!!