Sunday, April 7, 2013

Show Choir National Champions!


Hello there!  We are home from Nashville after an absolutely amazing weekend!  Ryan's show choir won the competition!  To say that he and the rest of the group are beaming with pride would be a huge understatement!  They competed on Friday afternoon and were the last group to perform for the day.  They found out at the preliminary awards that they had made it to the finals and were in first after the preliminary competitions.  We came to the competition with the goal of making it to finals, so being in first at the end of the preliminaries was amazing.  On Saturday, they performed last again since they were in first place.  Their two performances were the best they've had all year!  They were rewarded by being named National Champions with best vocals, best choreography, best male soloist and best female performer out of all the groups.  Truly a memory we will cherish!   There were tears of joy being shed by lots of the kids and of course, the parents too!




Performing on the Grand Ole Opry stage was something the kids will never forget!


Jonathon, my great friend, Candice (whose daughter Jennifer is also in show choir), and Candice's daughter, Hanna, and me in front of the Grand Ole Opry.

{check out the hair gel...special for the finals performance!}
Ryan's getting his national champion medal!
 
 Of course, I had to make Ryan a congratulatory card too.  He gets home later this evening.  I did a very quick one layer card using the sketch from the new Fusion Challenge!  I love the idea for this challenge...so very cool!


32 comments:

Michelle said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations, Ryan!! How exciting! Is there any video we can see, Lynn?

Your card is fabulous. Perfect for the occasion, and perfect take on the sketch. :-)

Aimes said...

Yay! What an amazing achievement! Well worth all the hair gel! ;D
That is one cool card for your superstar; love the splatters!
Hugs!
x

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

What a fantastic weekend! Great memories for the whole family! Great card too - I love your take on Jackie's Sketch!

Jackie Rockwell said...

What an exciting time that must have been for your family!

Great card for the occasion too! So glad you played along with us in our first Fusion challenge Lynn!

Kara said...

Wow! That's quite an accomplishment! Congratulations to them!! Love your card too:)

~amy~ said...

super ginormous congrats...that's spectacular news! How exciting!!!!!

I LOVE the card that you designed...one layer goodness and so very hip and perfect! Thanks for joining in the Fusion fun!

sandie said...

fabulous news! Looks like a wild weekend, and cool card x

Laurel said...

Wow, congrats to your son and his choir! You must be so proud! I love your card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Lynn congratulations to Ryan and his whole choir!! What an amazing weekend for you all! I just think your card is so cool and grungy. Thank you so much for joining us at the first Fusion Hypothesis!

Maureen said...

congrats all over again! I love the new photos and glad to see Johnathon getting his grin on! I can imagine the welcome they'll get at school tomorrow :) I love it that I was there 2 years ago when he was deciding to go into Show Choir...it's been a great run! What will they do next? ox

Cindy C. said...

Wow congrats to Ryan and his fellow choir members! You must be so proud Lynn! Great card BTW!

Barb said...

Oh, my gosh!! That must have been so exciting, Lynn! I am soooo happy for Ryan!! Tell him HUGE CONGRATS from me!! Yippee!!!! Love all the photos - he looks more like Pat every time I see him.

He'll love your card too - very cool!

~jan said...

HUGE congrats to Ryan and the whole group! What a wonderful memory that will be for him!

Love your take on the Fusion challenge, Lynn-very creative!

Marisa said...

Whoooot whooot!!! A HUGE congrats to the team! The school is going to go nuts when they get back. Love it!! Great congrats card for him too. May they enjoy the celebrations!

Jinny Newlin said...

HUGE congrats to Ryan! What a memory for the scrapbooks, girl! And your card is so fun and modern. Bet he loved it to bits! Hope you're doing well, too. I've missed you stopping by my little ol' blog.

Barb Ghig said...

The perfect "Guy" card to celebrate his win! Congrats to your son...I know you are very proud of him!

Judith said...

Great news, Lynn! Ryan must be very happy and you so proud! Congratulations!!

Your card is absolutely stunning! Love the colour splashes!

KayM said...

What a fabulous and completely cool card! The paint splatters are perfect!! So thrilled that you joined us at Fusion for our first challenge this week! :)

{Colleen} said...

Congratulations to Ryan and the team. Well done. A great card for a welcome home. Looks like a great challenge site. Will go check it out.

Lyndal said...

FABulous one layer card Lynn - love your colour combo too!
So glad you joined in the fun for the first FUSION hypothesis :)

Deanna Jean said...

Congrats! How exciting for Ryan and the team. Your card is perfect. I'm glad you had time to join us this week at Fusion.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Yay! Congrats! ANd lovely card too. TFS

Angie Tieman said...

Amazing card! Love the inkiness!

Congrats to your son!

Lindsey said...

Love your card. Congrats to your family, especially your son. What an amazing experience. I'm just wishing I could have seen them perform. :) They must be outstanding.

Geri said...

Love this design, Lynn!! Congratulations to your son!! How exciting for him and the rest of the group!! (And mom and dad, of course!)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations to your son, Lynn, and to all the group - what a lot of honors!! And Nashville is so fun!

Your card is a fun and unique entry in the thumbnails at Fusion! I love it!

Jenny said...

That's brilliant news Lynn and just wonderful you were all there to celebrate the achievement !! Congrats to them all.
You made a fabulous card too for him...perfect for a rockin teen :0)
Jenny x

Barb Murphy said...

Congratulations to Ryan! I would love to attend a competition (to watch...I can't sing lol) with so much talent!

I love your card, the awesome take on the challenges. So perfectly manly!

Noelle said...

Omigosh, that is SO awesome! Congratulations! And super cool card, too :)

Jen said...

It's so funny that I stumbled here because my nephew is performing in a national show choir competition in Los Angeles this weekend. Maybe this is a sign!! Your card is gorgeous and a great way to commemorate the occasion! Congratulations to your son!

Lisa A. said...

How VERY COOL...congratulations(very late) on all the awards and accolades!!! My daughter and son-in-law live in Nashville...have heard it's an interesting city...and you have wonderful memories now, too:)!!

Jen W. said...

Sorry to be so belated in my congrats but whoop whoop to Ryan and the rest of the group!! So awesome!! And your card rocks too - love those Grunge Me splatters!