Weekend Top Five
In the spirit of sports (since you guys know that sports pretty much rule my weekend!), I thought I'd present my weekend recap to you in the form of a Top Five list. (I am a BIG list fan. I could spend ALL afternoon watching the "Top 10 Most Spectacular Comebacks of All Time"or the "20 Best One-Hit Wonders," or the "25 Most Spectacularly Tacky Celebrities.")
My Top Five Happenings, Events, and Little Moments from the weekend included...
1. Cotton Candy at the Bama football game
Because, well, cotton candy was pretty much the highlight! I totally thought that we might have trouble in the game, even though it was Homecoming and a lot of people were predicting an easy win. But there I was yet again! Covering my eyes, afraid to look and see what would happen with 5 seconds to go and Houston going for the win. Thank goodness, we pulled off the win--and Delaney had a GREAT time going to the game--but it was just too close for comfort. I took solace in my big bag of cavity-causing goodness. Nothing like cotton candy to ease the pain!
2. Best in Class Color Guard
After winning another high school football game Friday night (we're 6-0) and McKenna's color guard team doing great in their halftime show, they went to a competition on Saturday and won Best Color Guard in their class! This was especially great news, since McKenna called me while I was still at the Alabama game VERY upset about how she'd performed. She'd dropped her flag and felt like she might have been responsible for the squad getting low scores. I reassured her (using the "no one person is to praise or blame for a team winning or losing" argument that I have dcountless times with Delaney and softball) and then got the news just a few hours later that they had received all 1s and got best squad in their division. She was practically giddy about it!
3. "George Washington is on my Dollar"
My favorite quote from Sydney this weekend came on Friday night, when she sat in her car seat studying the dollar Gary had just given her "to buy something good at the football game." Out of the blue she announced, "George Washington is on my dollar." Delaney looked at me incredulously and I looked back at Sydney and asked, "How in the world did you know that?" She explained that she'd heard it on tv, and then I decided to test her on her presidential knowledge. "And who is George Washington?" I asked. She answered, "He has white, curly hair." I laughed and said she was right, then taught her that he was our first president. "Oh yeah, a president," she answered.
4. "You have to climb on the bumps."
My favorite line from our church sermon yesterday was, "You have to climb on the bumps to get up the mountain." The gist of the message was this--life is full of challenges and hard times; it is never an easy path. The best way to hike up a literal mountain is to climb on the bumps and the rock. It's true that way with life, too. You just have to attack it full-on, and realize that you've got God there to guide you through it!
5. My new DVR
The cable guy came Friday afternoon (he was supposed to get there sometime between 8 am and noon, but of course didn't get there until 2! BUT...after he installed this amazing digital recording system, I totally forgave him for his tardiness!) and we are all so excited! All weekend long we played with recording shows, re-watching football games and zooming through the plays as fast as we could, and rewinding during live tv. It pretty much had me admitting, "I'm in love with the cable guy."And Gary is totally okay with that, because it means he was able to watch the LSU-Florida game he missed on Saturday in under an hour. I think he'd admit he's kinda infatuated with the cable guy as well!
What was your Top Five this past weekend? Or your Top Two? Or, heck, even the one best thing that happened since Friday? Give me the scoop. I love to keep updated with all of you!
Talk with you again soon!