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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Way to go Blue!

We had two tournament basketball games this morning. Jagger played first. They had a tournament game last week and lost 11-9, but this week they could not be beat. The score was 18-9, and those boys were so excited. They did not keep score for the little ones throughout the season, but I am pretty sure that today was our very first win.
Way to go Lil Blue!!
Now all Jackson's games are exciting, and they only lost three all season so they got a bye week last week. Today was the tournament game, and the winner goes on to the championships next Saturday. Jackson played hard today. The team they played against is a lot bigger so it is funny to see these kids towering over ours. We were on fire though...24-5. Jackson scored the last two points of the game with foul shots. This kid kept knocking him down, but he just got back up. He was mad and played even harder after that! So we are off to the grand championship game, and we couldn't be more excited.
Way to go Big Blue!!
We are almost finished with BB and soccer will start next week already. Everyone is pumped about that as well. We were looking through the box of cleats yesterday and Jagger found some that are black with a gold Nike check. Now he thinks he is playing soccer for the Saints! He wore them all afternoon.
So we will have one more bb practice on Monday. Jagger has soccer practice on Tuesday and Thursday. I haven't heard from Jackson's coach yet, but I am sure they will practice twice a week also. Church on Wednesday night. Somewhere in the middle of all that we have to celebrate the big 13 for a certain someone!! Let the fun begin..

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I can not believe how fast time flies by. I am sorry it has been so long since my last post. Let's see, where to start. We have been so busy with basketball...and that pretty much covers it. The boys have been home more than they have gone to school in the past 2 months...really. I am so happy to have a taste of spring weather, even if it is only for a short time. Jackson is loving it...wearing shorts to school. We were reading together the other night, and I just looked at him with amazement. He has grown so much. He is reading so well...and get this...HE ENJOYS IT:) Never thought I would see that day. He is starting a sloppy copy of the books they are writing this week. He is really not a big fan of writing, but he is actually excited about this. He is writing a comic book. I would like to take this moment to let Mrs. Swinger now how much she is appreciated. She has done so much this past school year to encourage Jackson. He went from wanting to be president so he could cancel all school forever to enjoying it. Just this time last year he told me that he would finish out the first grade, but would NOT be going on to second. Now he is a happy almost third grader. My hat goes off to Mrs. S!!
On a different, much sadder note is the fact that my oldest will be an official teenager in 6 very short days and my sweet baby will be going off to the big K this year. How crazy is it to think that almost 13 years ago, I was preparing to have my very first baby boy. How different things were back then. How grateful I am for all that God has given us. Jordan is such a blessing. He has always been my little man. Smart beyond his years and sweet and loving too. Although I can get very frustrated with him at times (usually the times he is acting just like his momma), I am so proud of him. He has grown up so fast, but he is growing into a strong, handsome young man. He took his ACT on Saturday for the Duke TIP. He was a little nervous, but he thinks he did fine. He did not even want me to wait in the check in line with him. I did, but he didn't want me to.
**Jordan just got home from school. He is so excited...all A's and B's...officially ungrounded...WooHoo!! He is so excited, dancing around here like we won the lottery! Way to go Jordan!!
Okay, time for the afternoon rush before church, but let me finish with this...Saturday is Jackson's tournament. If they win this game, they are on to the Grand Championships. Go Blue!!
Jagger has been walking around here for days telling me how pretty I am. I don't know what he is up to, but I am loving it. Everyone can sleep soundly tonight knowing this...If I die before I wake, I died one HAPPY MOMMA:) I have a wonderful hubby who loves me so and works very hard so I can stay home with our three amazing boys who love me, take care of me, and make me smile everyday. I couldn't ask for more!

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