Happy Sunday my friends. I'm sitting here pretty tired after two days of show choir competitions, but honestly I wouldn't trade it for the world. Both Collin and Ryan's groups did really well - both coming in second place. It is so fun to watch Ryan as a senior with five years in the group and to see the smiles on Collin's face as he competes for the first time. I asked Collin what the best part was...and he said, "I don't know...all of it. It's just so much fun." He's so adorable up there and is very proud that he's a good dancer. My favorite part with Ryan is the early morning and late night talks we have when he is getting ready to leave or when he gets home. The day started with a quick breakfast talk at 6 am and ended with a long conversation when he got home at 2:15 am. The friendships they make through this group, the life long skills they learn of being part of a team and working hard will forever serve them well. We are very blessed to have wonderful directors that set fantastic examples for our children. My heart is full every time I watch them perform.
Getting a start on Christmas cards for next year...when I saw the challenge for the Merry Monday challenge, I knew I had a few tiny scraps of this plaid paper left so I quickly put it to use with this very CAS card. Always nice to get a jump start on my Christmas cards!
And now...I'm off to go pick up Jonathon from his youth group retreat! After which I'll promptly be sitting on the couch!