Friday, February 27, 2009


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?????

Priorities, people, priorities.

Okay, I am done ranting for the day!

Python Performance Night

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!!!
(It normally only lasts about an hour)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cirque Du Soleil

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'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!!!

Lasik.....I can see now!

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 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!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just because....

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 use in their pics???? Usually accompanied by a peace sign or something other.....

Saturday, February 21, 2009


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 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!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

One week from TODAY......

And I will never again have to wear contacts or glasses!!! I am so excited!!!! YAY!!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

And Here He is...ELI

Eli Haber! Isn't he just precious!!!!!!!

with his proud Mom & Dad, Jamie and Mandy!!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's a BOY!!!! Eli Haber is Finally here!!!!

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!!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Daily dose of cuteness......

Blayd @ hockey game with a bucket on his head!

Brodie eating his birthday cake!

Noah showing his muscles!!!!

LASIK here I come!

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 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!!!!