Monday, February 22, 2010

Katie has challenged me....

to get busy blogging! Soooo....I am going to blog at least three times this week. And this post doesn't even count! She has even given me three topics! And, I just came up with a forth one on my own! So, if you care, feel free to check back this week and see how I do!

I miss blogging! It fun!


Monday, November 2, 2009

The Cutest Cowgirl - Halloween 2009

I don't know what you think, but I know that *I* definitely think she is the CUTEST COWGIRL!! Sammie told me early in the year that she wanted to be a cowgirl for Halloween and...for once in my life...I didn't totally procrastinate! I found the skirt, shirt, hat and boots at Gymboree and just couldn't resist. Thanks heavens for sales!
On Friday night we went to the town square in Greencastle to trick-or-treat at all of the businesses. It was windy and raining off and on, but we still had fun! As we were leaving there and heading to the State Police Post in Putnamville, Sammie said to me "Mom, everyone said I was the cutest cowgirl and you know why?...because I AM!!" I grinned at her and said..."Or, maybe they said that because that's what it says on your shirt!" Her reaction was priceless...she looked down at her shirt and hit herself in the head like an "I COULD HAVE HAD A V-8" moment! LOL It was soooo funny!
She really enjoyed going to the Police Post and seeing all the officers and their cars and motorcycles. She especially liked the very sharp (and very unmarked!!!) silver Mustang! We also stopped by to see Grandma, who has been sick. Sammie was excited that she was handing out small bags of pretzels and opened them and ate them right then and there! :o)
On Saturday, we stopped by to see a few friends, stopped at the Bank and at Grandpa and Aunt Dona's house (where Aunt Dona always leaves YUMMY treats!). Sydney went along with us to sell cookie dough for her basketball fundraiser, too. Then we went by the house and picked up Roger and went to BW3's for dinner!
Another Halloween has come and gone and all Sammie can talk about is her upcoming birthday on Veteran's Day (November 11th). She will be 8 and is super excited that she won't have to sit in a car seat anymore! They grow up so fast!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

County Champs 2009

I couldn't edit my other post to add the picture, so I thought I'd just do it here!

Back row: Brooke, Sydney, Victoria, Coach Williams

Front row: Kayla, Elizabeth


Friday, September 18, 2009

These girls ROCK!!!!!! ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

The Lady Clovers Golf Team had a great night on Tuesday in their match against West Vigo. They broke the school record and were so excited about that! The school record was 189. Twice this season they have shot 190 and twice they shot 191. We knew if they could ever all pull it together on one night they could break it. Well, they kinda SHATTERED it by shooting 179!!! Elizabeth had an awesome round and shot 40!! I know she was just thrilled. Syd shot 46 and was happy with that.

Then came Thursday night and the County Match. Once again, the girls pulled it together and had a good round...and once again, they broke the record!!! They shot 176!!! They won county by 14 strokes!! Our school has never won County for girls golf!!! Victoria had a great night and shot a 40! She was just BEAMING with pride! Syd had her best round in a match this year and shot a 44. She parred her first hole and then got a bogey on each of the next 8. And she even hit one in the water!! It was so much fun to watch her. I could see her really focusing and thinking about each and every shot.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is Sectionals! We're hoping they can qualify for Regionals as a team. There are a few REALLY awesome teams in our Sectionals, but our team is the MOST AWESOME!!



Sorry...can't get the picture to upload! I'll try again tomorrow!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

It started with portable restrooms.....

and ended with bird poop!
If you know me well, you probably already know the story! If not, just smile and shake your head. It's all in a day's work for me!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Seriously...that's it???

Summer's over? Just like that? I didn't even get really hot or anything. Barely remember running the air conditioner. What happened? It can't seriously be over, can it? I don't want it to be.

We stayed so busy that I never really felt like we had a summer. It got hot for about one week and that's it. The girls wore flip flops and shorts plenty. And they even managed to get in their bathing suits a time or two, but I still just don't feel like we had a normal summer.

Wonder if that means we are in for a REALLY cold winter? I heard on the radio the other day that the Farmer's Almanac says it's going to be super cold, but not lots of snow. Grrrr. If it's going to be really cold, I want TONS of snow!!

Oh well, at least fall sports are in full swing! We've got 2 weeks of golf matches left and cross country is super busy right now, too. Syd doesn't have much free time between the two, but she is putting her best effort forth in both of them. She ran her first two XC meets this week. The first one was this weird "medly" thing where some people run 3K, some run 4K and some run 5K. Syd ran the 3K and her time was about even with what she ran in 6th grade! LOL She wasn't too proud of that! Then Saturday she ran in an invitational and her time for the meet was 26:23. I was totally expecting her to be around 30:00 since she really hasn't been running as much as she normally would, so I was surprised to see her running towards the finish line when she did.

Sammie is staying busy swimming, riding her 4-wheeler and with gymnastics and cheer. I think she rode her 4-wheeler more on Saturday, Sunday and today that she has since she first got it! I noticed today that she was getting a little too daring for my taste. There's only so much a helmet can protect you from. I finally made her park it for the night!

This coming weekend is the Renihan family reunion. I can't wait. My brother, Chris, and his family will be in from Iowa and I can't wait to see them. My SIL, Margie, and I always have a few good laughs and it will be great to see Sarah and Topher...I can't even remember when I saw them last, but they are all grown up now! Can't wait to take some pics!

I guess that's it for now. I'm sad to see this long weekend come to an end.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The BIRDIE dance....

Syd got to do it on hole 16 tonight!!!! It's her first OFFICIAL birdie in a golf match. She had one in her very first match, but it got rained out half way through so they had to start over another day because all of the teams weren't able to make the reschedule!!

Grandpa Shrum was riding with me in the cart and he was SOOOO excited for her! He even punched me in the arm when the ball went in the hole!! I thought Roger was going to EXPLODE he was so excited!!!

She had a good game tonight. She shot a 50 and didn't have anything higher than a 7 on her scorecard!

Ahhhh...what a good night!!