10 years of this?!?! REALLY? awesome.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
10 years of this?!?! REALLY? awesome.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Fast forward to now... As of a week ago, the only reason that I could remember that Thanksgiving had come and gone was because it's hard to forget a 9 hour drive and a week spent with family. But other than that, I feel like I just got back from the Dominican (July) and am wondering where all the days went in between July and December. I got to go down to SC again to visit my parents and spend Christmas with most of my family. Love it! Going to Mom and Dad's house always brings back nostalgic feelings of Christmas time as well as an overwhelming sense of inadequacy. Mom redefines the phrase decorating for Christmas. It's like the freakin Cracker Barrel at our house during Christmas time.... I LOVE it and wouldn't feel like it was Christmas if there wasn't greenery, lights, santas, and some new home-made Christmas decor (she's like Martha Stewart, seriously) in EVERY (and I mean that) nook and cranny throughout the house. But I must admit, it makes me wonder if I really did come from this woman's womb.... my Christmas decorating consisted of strategically placing a nutcracker and a family of snowmen on my mantel. I tried counting Santas one time, but stopped at like 150 or so because all the shinny lights were making me dizzy.
For some reason a week of staying up late and sleeping in even later seems to have more repercussions now than it did when I was a kid (doh!). Christmas came and went and now I have to actually go back to work BEFORE New Years and am wondering how I'm going to get up before 8 tomorrow morning. It's almost 2009 for goodness sakes and I haven't even thought about possible resolutions. I need a pause button so I can take a day or two to reflect on 2008. I'm afraid if I blink too long, I'll open my eyes and it'll be 2010 without me even realizing that we're in a new decade.
For now, I guess I'll take one day at a time and try to make some sort of resolution for 2009 (stop and smell the roses? stop hurrying my way through life?....no, I need something I can measure... give me some time, I'll think of something) by the end of this year. Maybe. Christmas came and went too fast again this year but I'm starting to realize that's how life goes. I'll just have to remember that and soak up every drop of it while I can. My day is going to come early tomorrow, so as Ainsley (my niece) would say, "GOOD DAY!!! and GOOD NIGHT!!!" She picked that up from Johnny Depp, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Nice. She is so darn cute when she says it, I just had to give her a shout out!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Mom and her man! (at a Huskers game of course)
So today I just want you to know that you make a difference in my life, Mom. Whether you're making me laugh, challenging me, driving me crazy, teaching me something or just being my friend.... I couldn't imagine my life without you! Thank you for loving me so much, I am who I am because of you (and Dad). Happy birthday to you Mom! I'm thankful God knew to make me your daughter! He is so good :)
Mom and I just hangin out A loyal fan for life
I love you DESPERATELY, Mom....
Kate the great :)
Friday, December 12, 2008
- 12/11/08 Game
The Girls' Varsity Basketball team captured their first win of the seasonlast night over Holy Child at home. The score was 54-47, which brings EHSto 1-1 in conference play (1-0 in the division). It was an exciting win forthe Maroon that will lead the team into the Walsingham Academy Tournamentbefore the Christmas break with added confidence.
EHS started out the first quarter strong and ran the offenses effectivelyagainst the Holy Child defense. Rachel Hurley and Kelly Wallace stepped upand were offensive threats from the outside which spread the defense andreally opened things up inside for our posts as well. Holy Child wentinto a full court press that seemed to rattle EHS the first couple possessions. But the Maroon came together as a team and regained their composure to end the half with a 6 point lead.
The Maroon kept the lead in the third quarter but Holy Child was starting to chip away at it. The fourth quarter is where the excitementbegins!! EHS' focus for the season so far has been on relentlessly doingthe things that require only effort and playing consistently throughout all four quarters. The past two games EHS has struggled with that in the fourth quarter because of mental lapses and inconsistent play. The Maroon needed to stop that tendency in order to win the game.....and that is just whathappened.
Holy Child amped up their press in the fourth quarter and the Maroonpanicked for a few minutes. Long enough to allow Holy Child to take thelead. BUT our captains, Kelly Wallace and Breanna Jones did the best job ofthe season so far, leading and bringing the team together to regain their composure. EHS recovered their confidence and recaptured the lead bybreaking the press together as a team and setting up our half court offenses. Another key to EHS' win was controlling the boards, one of our goals for the game. Mary Foran led the team with 13 rebounds andBreanna Jones tallied 11 as well! Offensively, EHS was led by Jones with 23 points, along with 7 different players scoring for the team and the guardsdoing a great job finding the open player as well as feeding the posts. Defensively, after the Maroon regained the lead, Holy Child was held scoreless in the last 2:15 of the game, which was a enormous team effort!
This was a great win for the Maroon! It was our best effort as a team andeveryone contributed on and off the court. The team showed signs of growthand grit. The game was up and down, but they never gave up and most of allthey came together believed in each other! Please congratulate the girls for a well fought game!! The Maroon's next game will be at the Walsingham Academy Tournament. EHS will look to carry this momentum with them as we travel down to Williamsburg before the break.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
For those of you who don't know about John Legend or my love for him, you obviously don't know me well. If you have spent any amount of time traveling with me, it's inevitable that you have heard this man's voice playing through my stereo. His voice is smooth and at the risk of sounding over dramatic, a part of me melts when his genius hits my ears and then resounds through my soul. I remember hearing "Ordinary People" for the first time on the radio and I thought to myself, "who sings this and when was it made? How have I not heard this song before??" I had mistaken his oldschool sound and soulful voice for song from the real R&B era, when people use to actually sing to real music... but I knew that it must've been a new song because I had never heard it. When I found out that he was a young semi-new artist and this was in fact a single from his NEW cd, I was hooked! I HAD to get this man's cd and when I did, I wasn't disappointed. As a matter of fact, John Legend has not let me down yet. I have loved EVERY cd he's come out with and am like a child the night before Christmas everytime he drops another album.
Unfortunately I have missed him in concert almost everytime he's come to my area (I saw him in concert with Common in Baltimore...amazing). And I thought I was going to miss him again because I had a game tonight. I didn't think anyone would want to go a little late and go after the game so I chalked it up as another missed oportunity. BUT I was wrong (thank the Lord)... I have a friend who loves John Legend almost as much as I do and bought a few tickets for the concert. He asked if I wanted to join him and I told him I had a game so if I came it would be late and I didn't want to make anyone late to the show. Sad. BUT because he shares the same affinity for John Legend that I do (he says J.Legend is his man crush... lol), he decided he would wait for me so I could go too!! How awesome is he?! Very.
So JC, this blog is for you and it's dedicated to you and your awesome opening-act-sacrificing-self!!! Thank you :)