Good Monday Morning to Everyone!
Well...let's get it over with quickly. My Crimson Tide lost to Florida State in a game of almost unmatched offensive stinky-ness. I am boycotting sports radio and sports blogs (well, until maybe noon today... let's face it, I can't REALLY go that long without my sports news fix!) and I am imposing a 48-hour rule (by this evening, I am over it and looking forward to next weekend's game!).
If you take out the Bama loss, though, this past weekend is what makes being a college football fan so darned fun. Three teams out of the top five lost; of the teams ranked in the Top Ten at the beginning of the season, only two are left (LSU and USC at the top); and for goodness sake, South Florida is now #6 and Kentucky is #8 (seriously,I would have never predicted that would EVER happen in my lifetime). Just crazy stuff!!
How did the rest of my weekend go? I'm glad that you asked! LOL
Delaney had a softball tournament on Saturday with her team, the Birmingham Mustangs. This is our first season since moving up to 12&under and let me just say that we are so small compared to a lot of the teams (we are mostly 1o and 11 year olds, with a few 12s).The teams we played this weekend were mostly made up of 12s and 13s (it's based on when you turn 12, so you can actually play being 13). But what we lack in size we make up in speed and determination! So...we made it to the championship game and came in second place. I was so proud of how we did!! A great showing for our first tournament!
McKenna had a band competition (so yes, I drove around a lot going from game to competition, back to game, etc.) and they did really well too. The band overall and her color guard team all got straight 1s and the band got second overall in their division. One thing I noticed was how much more complicated our color guard routine is; we have like 20 tosses in ours, while a lot of the other schools walk around waving their flags but not doing a lot of hard tosses or tricks. I'm really proud of how hard McKenna and the girls are working and it's paying off!
On Sunday, we enjoyed an afternoon at Gan Gan's house (Gary's grandmother) to celebrate our brother-in-law's birthday and to visit with a cousin and his family who's about to head off to Korea with the military. We had great food, the kids all had a blast playing together, and we watched my Dallas Cowboys win again (4-0 baby!!). Just some good, relaxing time!!
Also on Sunday we had an EXCEPTIONAL church service. Oh wow--was I ever challenged!! Our minister preached on the parable of the rich man and the beggar. The rich man never gave any attention to the beggar at his gate...he was full of apathy and indifference for his fellow man. Our minister told us that WE are all the rich man because we have so much, yet we often fail to notice the people around us who are needing help. He asked us to DO something this week for the "beggar at our gate," whoever that may be. So I am challenged and I am going to do something...haven't decided what yet, but it will be something. I am beyond blessed and I need to reach out to those around me.
So...how was your weekend? I'd love to hear all about it!!