Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Things You Do...

We landed from our adults only trip snow skiing and headed straight to TRA for Abby's basketball banquet. We got home late that night. I dumped our bags in the dining room, started the laundry, and prepared to pack again. Abby's big TASC convention was in just a couple of days. Oh, and did I mention that I had a tiny little project to finish up before we left for Nashville?? 

The student council is always responsible for a scrapbook to enter in the contest. My girls have never been in charge of it (the historian is), but for the past two years the burden has fallen on them us. We do enjoy doing it, its just that we end up doing an entire year in one week! WOW! I jokingly asked Angel, the student council advisor, if I could run for the historian next year! Peter Simonton is always so so kind and cuts something out for me to put on the cover and paint last minute. 

The theme went along with the leadership workshop, the Wizard of Leadership. I think it turned out great ! Especially, considering our time and resources! I will post a finished pic when I post convention pictures. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Always Hustling

That's my girl, Abby, always hustling, ALWAYS! She got the "hustle award" at this year's basketball banquet. She deserved it for sure. She always gives 200% in every game. She has truly grown to LOVE basketball. She has come so far from the 5th grade when she used to stumble down the court. She is really looking forward to basketball in high school. I am looking forward to having Ally and Abby on the same team! I can't wait to see our first high school game with them on the court together. 

WakeUp Call...

My phone rang this morning and all I could hear was screaming and crying from the other end...then someone said those words you never want to hear and if you do, you really don't believe...

"Everything is ok, but, Abby had an accident." I looked at my watch and knew they had made it to school so I knew they hadn't been in a car wreck. But, I could tell by the urgency in Ally and Kim's (the secretary) voice that she was hurt. She was playing basketball in P.E. She went up for a block and slipped on the way down and hit teeth first on the gym floor! OUCH! She knocked her front two permanent teeth in half and pushed her front four teeth back in her mouth. I was hysterical of course. I knew it was something that could be fixed but I wanted to be there. We were flying out of Salt Lake in the afternoon and I couldn't get there any faster. I also couldn't get in touch with ANYBODY! My sister was at the Lake, Sandra and Joe were at the hospital having a minor eye surgery, my Dad was out of town, my Mom was at work and not answering her phone. Ugh...Finally, I got in touch with my mom, Britt and Jay. So off they went to Dr. Brad's in Memphis. Thanks to Judy James (a dental assistant that just happened to be a substitute at school), we had the teeth pieces in milk and were able to reattach them. Dr. Brad Wilkinson, the BEST pediatric dentist, had just attended a conference last weekend on a new method of saving chipped teeth!!! Guess what?? He was able to reattach both teeth for now. We are HOPING that there will be no nerve damage and that this will be a permanent fix! All four of the front teeth were displaced so her bite is off. If it doesn't correct itself, we can fix that very easily! She is going to be one sore little lady by bedtime. She had a MAJOR bump on the floor. She is SO SO lucky that she didn't cut her lips or break her nose. Whew! I can't wait to get home and hug her! 

This is the first picture Judson and I got. I think we both felt better seeing it knowing her face was ok. We knew the teeth could be totally replaced if need be.

This was our second picture when she was in the car on the way to the Dr. She had composed herself and had a great attitude! Made me feel a lot better! 

This is Me in panic mode looking at how far apart we were...I think I could have driven there if I had to get to her! 

Ta-da! How beautiful is her smile? THANKS to our AWESOME Dr. Brad! 

And finally her social media post. I knew she was ok when she sent this to me! The before and after!

The gym floor...yes, those are teeth marks! My teeth have been hurting for her all day! 

I LOVE YOU ABBY for being so brave today and I LOVE YOU ALLY for being an awesome big sister and caretaker! I can't wait to be home and kiss you both! Oney, I hope you didn't find out until after school! 

Missing My 3!

Adult Time Out

Look at my smexy hubby! (The girls will be so embarrassed) He is the best snow skiier! He not only has no fear, he has great form and skill. I just LOVE the mountains. Look at the blue skies in the background. This was a prefect day of skiing after yesterday's blizzard. 

Me and Jan riding the lift up. She has the best group of friends in Nashville. We really enjoyed the trip with them. They are all so generous and kind...they are really like family to each other. They are as lucky to have Jan as she is to have them! 

Jud the stud on the lift with all of the women. Lisa was hiding in this one. 

The girls

I sent this pic back to the kids...a kiss from Mom and Dad. I don't think they really approved. It seems like I embarrass them more and more everyday. 

Park City has some cool artwork on the ski slopes. I thought this was precious. 

Me and Rosie!

One of my new friends...Jeff...

A couple of us took a break from skiing the last few runs. We found a nice spot to take in the sights. We also had a little fun while waiting of the die hards! 

No cork screw needed...

"Middle Eastern Lisa"

The "pole" girl...

All in all another fabulous trip...yes, I am spoiled. And yes, Mom, I would follow Judson to the end of the Earth! 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Partying at Pickwick

President's Day Weekend at the Lake...we finally made it to Pickwick! We took my "spousey", Breck,  and his family with us! It was a ton of fun! I just LOVE Stephanie and am looking forward to many more fun times with her and Breck and the three kiddos! 

Can you see the muddy water dripping from Abby's hair? 

Standing in the middle of the lake!

Me and Steph!

Taylor, Oney, Abby
Carson, Addey, Ally

Guess who got stuck? Yep, Mr. Breck! 



The kids were looking at pictures on my wall of shame at the lake house. The quote of the night was "look at fat Mr. Breck"! 

Although, he is skinny now, he still loves a good meal! 

We are looking forward to many more good times with Breck and Stephanie!