Wednesday, May 7, 2008

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, we have a few winners. I wanted to tell you sooner, but I've been a little SWAMPED at The Office. So, here we go:

I told you that the final list had been trimmed, and it had. C didn't do her monologue and E didn't do her photography, but that's ok.

Now, since the national competition is being held in The Big City (about an hour away), everyone thought there would be lots of entries this year for the state level of the competition. To be honest, there weren't as many as we thought there would be. There were lots of different categories entered, but not many entries into the same categories. Lots of people doing lots of different stuff.

The competition was on Saturday, so we went to The Big City on Friday night. We walked over to the big mall and ate a very nice dinner (for most of them, it was a really big treat). Then, we had to waddle back to the hotel. We thought it would be "lights out" shortly - it's going to be really early when the alarm goes off, but some managed to stay up until 2 - knowing full well that the alarm was going to go off at 5:30. YUCK!!!!!!!!!

Oh, who was it that stayed up until 2??? It was me and E. She was staying in my room. (The opportunities to talk with your kids come very few and far between. I'll take mine when I can get them. It doesn't matter what time it is.)

Saturday morning was met with frustration (and pain) as we tried to assemble the puppet stage (and a piece of PVC pipe was dropped on my bare foot - now, I have some really pretty bruises). We finally received some divine wisdom and got it finished. (you could see the guys getting their praise on - right out in public and everything!!!!) From there, it was on to the actual competition.

The day felt like it was drrrrrrraaaaggggggggggggggggggggggggging something fierce. Wonder why that was????

(When the awards ceremony rolled around, I was ready to nap while rolling around on the floor. I believe someone loaned me some toothpicks to prop open my eyelids. It was a fantastic day for sleeping and pain.)

Where was I?? Oh, yes. Awards. E won an award for her solo, SG won an award for her sax solo, the sign team won an award, and so did the puppets. I know you're thinking that I've left some stuff out, but I'm not.

Not everything that was sent to state competition gets judged on the state level. There are some things that go straight to national level. The 2 pieces of poetry and the bible entry are good examples of that. So the only things in limbo were the 4 things that were judged at state.



Now do you see why I was really wanting to tell you?????

I should have pics some time this week. I'm also getting some emailed to me from a photographer that was there taking pics for the state FWB newsletter.

It was a great day. I'm so happy that the kids get to go to nationals.

Look out, Big City, we're coming back in July!