Ashley was kind enough to let me go to the ultrasound with her this morning and I got to see the Bambino moving all around, personally, I think he/she was playing a very intense game of kickball in there, but nonetheless I got to see the babe in action AND hear the heartbeat..sooo amazing. Thanks, El Guapo!!!!
Praise the tuxedo wearing Baby Jesus that Shelby is home now!!! Bless her and her Mother's hearts for all the trauma and the looong hospital stay. Thanks to everyone for the thoughts a prayers!!!! We love you, Shelby and pray that you have a swift and comfortable recovery!!!!!
We went to this little Arts & Crafts thing down on Broad in Sat and Peyton & Her friend Heather took pics in all those misc, random really weird sculptures downtown....also went into SISTA WIGS but the wouldn't let us take pic with the wigs on....WTH???? There were some really great artists there and wonderful pieces. Not at the wig shop, but at the exhibition...lol
for Miss Shelby Kite....she cheers with Peyton and has for many, many years. This past week, Shelby fell while tumbling and pretty much obliterated her leg....I don't want to get the details messed up but there is a shattered bone, I think her knee is completely shattered as well, I know there were breaks in 3 separate places and it's just AWFUL!!! Such a HORRIFIC thing for a 13 year old girl to go through. I know she must be terrified. I will post an update as soon as I hear from her mother!!!! LOVE YOU SHELBY!!!! UPDATE: Shelby gets to go home today(Mon. 10/19/09)...yay...I know she must be SO OVER that hospital and her Mama too, well, I know MK is...lol ;)
Okay, so I have been going to Charleston here and there lately to see Terry and it is the longest most boring drive EVER. However, Charleston is absolutely beautiful and well worth the trip. So much history and so many really neat shops & boutiques to browse and buy!!!! So fun! However, there is this bridge that is craziness....I am going to post a pic of the bridge someone else took and then the pics I took while driving across it...I know...super safe, right?!?!
All in all I think I like Charleston...it's a pretty cool place, if you have never been you should most definitely go!!!
Me & The Citadel Dog.....this thing is HUGE....should have seen
me trying to hoist myself up on there....yep, the people in the traffic around were laughing non-stop.....go figure.....lol
Said bridge at night....it IS really pretty........
Pictures that I took while driving over said bridge.....
Prolly not the most brilliant idea to take pictures over your head whilst driving across a bridge,
on Veterans Parkway in the next month....right before you get to Gold's Gym (across from Old Moon Road, right past B.Merrel's) there is a huge billboard and it has Peyton's squad on it! It is congratulating them for winning the International All-Levels Championship! It will be up for a month.
Note: If you are looking at billboard, Peyton is the last girl on the right standing up!
In previous posts I told y'all about how Peyton's team, The Balled Pythons went to the International All Levels Championship and they cam in 2nd but the video of their performance would be sent out to other judges all over and the final tally from all the judges would decide the winner....well.......United Balled Pythons placed FIRST in their division!!! YAY Girls!!!! Nice way to end their 2009 season! (just found this out yesterday!)
Oh, and did I mention that we have ALREADY started practice for the 2009-2010 season...ummm.yeah......we have....started Tuesday.......only had a 3week break......big fun!
I will be posting more about the trip when I have a bit more time...especially the ride to PCB in which I was coerced by one Mrs. Sonya Whitmer to bring her hubby, Mr. George Whitmer down with me.....WOW what a ride!!!! LOL....LOL
and then the ride home....the AWFUL weather, driving in the pitch black, just me and my child....at 11:00 at night WHEN THE STORMS WERE HITTING!!!!
So we went to Panama City Beach to UCA Nationals held on the beach at the Edgewater Resort this past weekend....not a bad way to finish off a season of cheer considering they actually put the stage up on the beach and you get to sit out in the sand with your cooler and watch cheering all day. However, I have found that the mojito is now my new favorite drink! The girls finished off their season with yet another FIRST PLACE WIN!!! GO UBP!!!
My sister, Mother and nephews went down with us and all had a great time! Brodie and Blayd are so funny to watch! They do the funniest things these days!!!
This weekend we went to Atlanta for the International All-Level Championships which our girls got a bid to...see a prior post about this....and they came in 2nd!!! Now they will be judged by an international panel against tons of other squads (the top 3 in each category were submitted) and the results from that will come out in early May, the 5th, I believe. I will keep you posted and keep your fingers crossed! Congrats, girls, you did a great job!!!!!
Peyton, Hailee, Shelby, Kiley & Kendall waiting on awards!
Ok, so seriously, are the planets in some sort of cosmic alignment that I am not aware of right now because this week has been one of the strangest weeks EVA!!! I am telling you what, the Gods are laughing their asses off at us and having a good ole time whilst almost every single phone call, e-mail, meeting or any sort of interaction with clients ended with a strange look and the phrase "WTF" either leaving my mouth or going through my mind!!! I have seriously considered offing myself with my staple puller no less that three times this week!!! People have called non-stop for 5 days now, all thinking they are our only clients; ummm, no, sir, in fact we have hundreds of clients and you are NOT the only person that thinks they need something RIGHT NOW!!! Ashley Upstairs (the other partner's secretary...I call her Ashley Upstairs b/c she is named Ashley and is in fact upstairs) even had a woman call in and want us to "take legal action" against some chic for "trying to turn her daughter gay"....ummm, sure thing, lady, we're right on top of that....Excuse, me, Judge, yes, well you see the fact of the matter is that this girl is trying to turn this woman's daughter into a lesbo....needless to say this is NOT a new case we opted to pick up. Have even had some Russian guy come in, drop off a letter and then give me a full bow before turning and exiting the premises...I mean really now, what do you do with that??? Bow back, say thanks...throw up a peace sign.... Even as I am attempting to type this I just had to pick up the phone and speak with a woman that I guarandamntee you I have spoken to at the very least 15 times this week....and no, she does not need anything that is of the caliber or urgency that would warrant even 15 phone calls in one month...every time I see her number pop up on the caller i.d. I just want to run away!!! If next week starts out the same way....I am relocating to Costa Rica....I'll open up a "satellite office" there!!!! :)
So we went to see the King Tut Exhibit...and yes, it was AWESOME!!! It is really neat to think of how those folks were able to make all of those intricate things with the basic tools they had. Needless to say, I was in awe of everything I looked at!
Okay, so I am a tad bit late making this post but anyway, I went for my one month check-up post Lasik last Monday, March 16th. If you know me then you know I tend to be just a tad bit on the neurotic side about some things and my eyes and anything to do with them are one of those things! Naturally I am all nervous because I know it will be JUST MY LUCK that I get in there and they are like "oops...sorry, Miss Nason but somehow we managed to slice through your "insert technical eye vocab word here" and now your "insert another" is not functioning properly. Well, Christie, my wonderful cousin who works there, was administering all the proper tests on me and then we get to the chart. I don't know about you but every time they say "Cover your right eye and read down as small as you can" I immediately start to sweat, get a little shaky and feel as if I am taking the SAT or something!!! So now I am thinking to myself "dear sweet Lord, what if I can't even read the second row down... I will be blind forever and have to learn braille and I am too old to be learning something like that, I assume it's like picking up a foreign language and I am way too old to be learning Spanish too" (I know, I know, yes, I actually do have these conversations with myself in my head...I told you I was a tad bit on the neurotic side) Well, come to find out I was most impressively able to check out reading with 20/15 vision which, my friends, is better than 20/20 so now I have super girl bionic vision....okay not really but it is more than perfect!!! So, I managed to survive it all and luckily do not have to pick up braille!!!
This past weekend we went to the UCA National Cheerleading Championship in Orlando held at Disney's Wide World of Sports and MGM Studios. Peyton's team, the Balled Pythons placed FIRST in their division, Small Youth Level 3!!!! It's about time too, we have been to this competition for 5 years now and they have never managed to get those National Champ Jackets until this time!!! Good job girls and congrats!!!!
All I want to know is why in the world is the arrival, breed and name of the new First Dog a news headline to begin with and why is is listed ABOVE a headline about 667 thousand new jobless claims filed??? The news is so ridiculous these days...umm hello, we are in an enormous financial crisis at the moment, still at war and have those crazies half way around the world playing with nukes and I mean really...who gives a frogs fat ass about the First Dog, whether or not Jessica Simpson has gained weight and if Lindsey Lohan is really gay?????
If you can you should try to come to the Python Performance Night for Family & Friends who are not able to travel to competitions. The girls do their routines and it is a lot of fun for them. Each team from the minis to the senior teams and even our special needs team do their routines one last time before we head to Orlando for the Disney World Competition. It is fun to watch and if you are not involved in the competitive cheerleading world it is totally different from sideline cheering at a football game. Come on out, it will be worth the watch!!!
The weekend of Peyton's last competition we managed to work in Cirque Du Soliel's presentation of KOOZA. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! I have never ever seen anything like it before in my life and people just should not be able to contort themselves into the positions they do....it's just not natural, it's like they have jell-o for bones of something.
If you ever get a chance to go see any performance of Cirque I HIGHLY recommend it! It IS pricey, but well worth it. We all enjoyed it immensely!!!
Okay, so as you may know I had Lasik surgery this past Tuesday. I was sort of hesitant going in because of the fear of really not knowing what was going on. Once prepped, which included a few drops in each eye to deaden them, 2 ibuprofen and a Valium, about 15 minutes later they take me back to the surgery room. I have to lay on this table completely still which is virtually impossible for me because I am always shaking a foot or fidgeting or something (thus about every 10 seconds someone was saying "jennifer stop shaking your feet") So, the doc comes in and starts it up. Since I told him in my pre-op exam I did NOT want the details of what he was doing to me, my imagination was in overdrive because of all the different sounds around me. He taped my eyelashes back on each eye and then stuck one of those retatractor things in my right eye to keep it open (they did one eye at a time) and began. Now all of a sudden I hear what sounds to be the equivalent of a Barbie sized skill saw and can vaguely see something coming at my eye, note I can't feel any of this. I found out later that he was cutting a "flap" in my eye....for what, you ask...I dunno, I guess that is the point in your eye the laser has to aim at. So, I am told to focus on this red light, it will be my "focal point" throughout the whole thing and that the Doc will tell me when it should go out of view but it will come right back. Well, at one point this sucker goes out of view and I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING....all I can think is "I've gone blind, he has lasered off something that was important and I am blind...." about 2 seconds later there goes the red dot flashing away...so my mind was set to ease. Then, he does the other eye. The whole process took about 4-5 minutes, literally!! I had to be there at 8am and was leaving by 8:45. My cousin Christie works for this doc and was assisting with my surgery so I could hear her voice the whole time which made me feel 100% better!!! It was a bit nerve wracking. Afterwards, I could immediately see but it was like I was looking through a total fog. Went home, took a nap for a few hours, woke up, fog was gone and can now see better than I have ever seen in my life! It was great and I would totally recommend it to anyone who is even considering it!!! It is strange however, to not have to put on my contacts or glasses seeing as how I have been totally dependent on them since the third grade, I was that blind! I am recovering nicely and still using all my eye drops daily as I am supposed to and am totally happy! I think everyone should do it! This is where I had it done, which by the way is one of only two doctors in town that my eye doctor will refer anyone to. North Columbus Eye. Check them out!
have you noticed how this is the face that all "the kids" (how funny is that to actually use that phrase to mean anyone under 20....lol) use in their pics???? Usually accompanied by a peace sign or something other.....
February 14 & 15 we were in what I like to refer to as "the 8th level of hell" otherwise know as the Cheersport National Championships at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
First off, if you have ever been to the GWCC you know that this is like the largest, never-ending building on the face of the earth. Now, it does not look this way from the outside but it has some Hogwart's type magic and it goes on FOREVER and EVER! Up, down, left, right, down some more...it is unbelievable and you would figure that after five years of coming here I would be used to it but I think it grows every year.
Anywho, back to "the 8th level of hell". Now do NOT get me wrong, I love to go watch the performances, it is AMAZING what these girls (and boys) can do! But this particular competition happens to be like biggest one of the year. Something like over 900 teams, 8 stages and competition going ALL DAY LONG for two days from around 8 in the morning to about 9 or 10 at night. It is total and utter madness, glitter and hairbows in your face at every turn, CHEERLEADERS and DANCERS everywhere, it is like a forest of them and you have to find your way to the clearing at the other end. SIDENOTE: The little Starbucks kiosk lady became a REALLY good friend of mine....:)
So, not only do we watch the team our child is on we go back and forth from stage a to stage g to stage c and so on to support other United teams, which is fun, but tiring after a while...especially when one team goes on like a minute and a half after another and one is on stage a and the other stage h!
We were very proud of our United teams they all did fairly well, I believe, I am not even going to lie, after Peyton's awards...we were OUT of that place! Peyton's team, the Balled Pythons went up against 13 other teams in their division, Youth Level 3. The competition was tough....all the teams were on their A-game, however, the Balled Pythons placed FIRST!!!! Not too shabby. They got the National Champs jacket they've been working so hard for, FINALLY!!!!
This is my VERY pregnant friend Many Stephens Haber, we went to high school together! Well, she just had her first child, a boy at 12:54 PM CST named ELI STEPHEN HABER weighing in at 8lbs and 4 oz, 21 inches long and according to her he is PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!
I will post a pic of the cutie once I receive one!!!!!
So, I am finally doing it! I am going to have Lasik surgery on February 17th!!!! This is very exciting for me seeing as how I am blind as a freakin bat and can't see a thing without my contacts or glasses! A big thanks to my Cousin, Christie for finally talking me in to doing it! I will be having it at the doctor's office where she works at North Columbus Eye Center and Dr. Joseph Ceravolo will be doing with her assistance, of course!!! I most definitely want her in there with me! You never know a laser could go on the fritz and I might come out with a line of hair missing down my head or something!!! Just kidding..he did her eyes so I trust him 100%!!! I am SUPER excited and sort of anxious too....things like this make me a bit nervous!!! I have to wear my glasses for two weeks prior to surgery-NO CONTACTS- which started yesterday and let me tell you, I am already SO OVER having to wear my glasses...my eyelashes are too long and constantly pushing my glasses to the tip of my nose so I walk around looking like an old librarian all day! However, I know it will be worth it in the end!!!!
Congratulations to Miss Peyton and the WHOLE United Balled Python team for taking FIRST PLACE, Grand Champions @ Cheersport Nationals this weekend @ the Georgia Dome AND receiving a fully paid bid to WORLDS!!!!!!!!!
(Note: this is not a pic from this weekend but another comp. ...I am HORRIBLE about remembering to take a camera!!!!)