We're off on a road trip this morning to just south of Cleveland. Ryan's show choir is competing today and I'm heading north with my mum, sister-in-law, Laura and two of my nieces, Elizabeth and Olivia. We're really looking forward to watching them and time for the girls to hang out together!
So...how do we prepare for show choir weekends? Well, here's the text from Ryan on Thursday:
"I need flavor blasted goldfish like last time...pringles...and for drinks can i have vitamin water it has to be screw on caps though...Also i need strawberries for french...And axe hair gel for the night show (: thank you i love you mom your the best! i hope you feel better too...and i'm not sucking up to you(:
The kids all ride up on a bus and it is about a 4 hour drive so they do need snacks, but I have to tell you the hair gel cracked me up. During the day show he doesn't use hair gel, but if they make it to the finals the girls typically get a hold of the boys' hair and his normally has gel. I'm not a big fan of it, but did you know that Axe sells all different types: refined, messy, spiked, charged. I went with refined...and I did tell him he was sucking up to me! Thankfully the head cold from early this week seems like it is just about gone.
And how does my mum prepare for show choir weekends? Email from Thursday night: Lynn, Do you need me to bring anything for this weekend? (wine?) Love, Mum. Well, of course, we need some wine (don't worry, we'll have a night cap in the hotel room!
If you've made it this far, you may be wondering about my card! My card is for my beautiful mum. Today would have been my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. We certainly still feel my dad's love everyday, but I wanted her to know I was thinking of her today and we'll have a special toast with our wine tonight toasting the 42 years of wonderful marriage they had before my dad passed away.
My card was inspired by the fun colors and patterns on the Muse card for this week. I think the sentiment is perfect for today.