I am one of "those" moms. Makenzie, Jenna, Marshall, Meggie & I intended to take a nap last night ... but, we were too excited to sleep! Why were we excited you ask? Because we had tickets for the 12:01 am showing of NEW MOON, of course! Yes, it was a school night and yes, we had to be at the theater at 10:30 and yes, Troy gasped when he looked at our online banking transactions and yes, we only got three hours of sleep ... but it was SO WORTH IT! The movie was great and hanging out with awesome teenagers is incredible!
I recently had the opportunity to join some close friends, and make a new one, in a gold panning trip to the North Georgia Mountains. We had an amazing time with beautiful weather. We hope to make trips like this a yearly event. We set out not knowing anything about panning for gold, but enjoyed learning the art of panning together while having a great time. Even now, I look forward to next year. With the four of us together, there is bound to be more silliness than seriousness. I had a great time, Jamie, Flechs, and Reavis. Thanks for experiencing this adventure with me!
Mitchell loves to sleep in Makenzie's room on the weekends, and even though Makenzie has two beds, he normally sleeps in her twin bed with her. Well, those days may be over. This weekend, according to him, she pushed him out of bed onto her trunk. We have been thinking of really tough sounding stories that he can share with his friends! :o)
The sweetest part of this story is that in the middle of the night when he came into our room to tell us, he told Troy that he hit his face on Makenzie's "treasure chest". Isn't that the cutest?
Makenzie's middle school cheerleading career official wrapped up tonight with a Red Carpet Affair! I have to say that this year has not always been easy. In fact, Makenzie has faced a lot of challenges this year, and we could not be any prouder of how she has handled her self. She has worked hard, did things she did not like to do, was a team leader and a team player. Makenzie is amazingly disciplined (definitely not a trait she received from me!) and it "shines" in everything she does.