May 21, 2017

  1.  Hello fat cat
  2.  Last day of Faith Formation for the year which meant a teen mass with singers and instrumentalists
  3.  Not sure if you can see how beat up her legs are from smacking the bars
  4.  The beard…still a little ways to go but he’s letting his face take a break before a clean shave
  5.   BBQ ribs fresh from the smoker

May 20, 2017

Today started super early…as usual.  We got to the gymnastics meet as soon as it started so that we could run a DM fundraiser while the meets were going.  We ended up raising about $125.  That’s not a ton of money but it’s a good start.

Riley’s meet was at noon.  It was pouring rain when she came out in her leo with her hair all perfect and mentioned to me that her grips were in the car…in the parking lot…in the pouring rain.  The other parents suggested I take off my socks and shoes when I got back.  Luckily, I had an extra t-shirt.

ANYWAY, the bars were first.  Riley has still been working really hard on getting that connection.  So she steps up and boom, connection done and cast was high enough.  That ALSO meant that she won the bet with her dad and he had to shave THE BEARD.  She got a 9.0 which was amazing and ALSO was good enough for FIRST FREAKING PLACE.  She not only got the connection, she won the gold medal.

Beam was next and it was gorgeous…until she fell off.  But she still got an 8.9 which ended up being good enough for the bronze.

Floor was next and it was also fantastic.  She got a 9.25 AND tied for first place so she got ANOTHER gold medal.

Finally, she was off to vault and she got another 8.9 and another bronze medal.  She also got a bronze for all around.

AMAZING!  She did so well and was so proud.  She had several friends from IUDM attend as well.

We ended up dropping her at my parents’ and heading out to dinner with friends Dave and Sherry.  We had dinner at Bru Burger and headed to the Tap Room afterward for drinks.   It was such a fantastic day AND the beard comes off tomorrow.



May 19, 2017

The last gymnastics meet of the season is upon us and it’s hosted by our gym.  We are building a new gym and the hope was that we would be in it for the meet thus eliminating the need to set up and tear down but alas…

I was the first one there for set up at the rental spot and it looked like this.  Luckily, the parents have ‘been there, done that’ in this exact spot so we were pretty on it.

The other picture is of the delicious veggies I had for lunch.

May 16, 2017

I hate wearing shorts in the summer.  My legs are super white and today I have a giant bruise.  But, it was also 87 degrees.  So shorts won out.  Also, I planted some tomato plants in the pots on the deck.  Hopefully we can get the actual garden in sometime soon.