Friday, March 20, 2015

Hip, Hip Hooray!

Lord have mercy, the 8th grader made high school JV cheerleader tonight. It has been a try-out week filled with anxiety and lots of practice once she arrived home from two hours of work at the high school. Chants, a dance routine, tumbling… it's all part of the cheerocracy. Needless to say, she's over the moon, and one of only two freshman to make the squad. I didn't get a pic of her next to the board with her number on it, mainly because she was bouncing around squealing in delight. So proud of her and her hard work, willing to put herself out there and risk failing for something she really wants. Job well done!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Spring Break in Italy

We returned from our spring break visit to Italy at 3 am - four hours late thanks to some navigation snafu with the 747 which required them to find another ride for us across the pond. We're exhausted, but were unexpectedly upgraded to business class in the cushy reclining seats and actually got some real sleep on the plane.

The villa in Italy was amazing, a place we found on VRBO near Guardea on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. It took the owners seven years to remodel and add on to the property and it was obviously time well spent.