January 30, 2012

.mega eyelashes.

My friend Brittney (Casper) Mills does eyelash extensions...and my Mom and I decided to get them bfore our cruise last month. I love them! We just got them filled last week...and I had been thinking maybe I didn't want to continue with them because it's an unneccessary expense...but I'm so glad I decided to go ahead and get the fill!

(This picture is from the first time.)
Yesterday I was sitting in church next to my Mom, looked over at her, and said, "Your eyelashes are out of control!" They are so long and thick - without the clumpiness of mascara.
So fun -- so spoiled!

January 29, 2012

.cheer clinic.

Yesterday was the annual cheer clinic.
We had about 60 little girls come to learn a dance, a couple cheers, and to have fun with the big cheerleaders.
I got to have fun with Jessica and Ethan since Emersyn is old enough to get to participate in the cheer clinic! No wonder their momma is tired…this little guy keeps her running!

Here's the entire group! That is a lot of girls!!

At the game, I got to love on this cutie and chat with her momma. My favorite part of going to basketball games!
It was pink night in honor of breast cancer awareness. There was a good mix of purple, gold, AND pink in the crowd!
Kamryn and her chapstick…that girl is mesmerized by chapstick! Last night, she discovered that it can roll up or down. So many fun things about chapstick!
All of the cheerleaders cheered for the boys game – 12 in all! It was fun to see them all together and they were pretty loud too!
Some of my football squad got to stunt….they were so excited. So excited! Did I mention how excited they were? Getting to spend the day with them made me miss seeing them each day for cheer practice.
Madison with her awesome bases: Sommer, Allyson, Selena, and Carly
These two pictures may look pretty identical – above and below. However, look at Madi’s feet in the photo below. This is called a cupie and is very difficult to master because of the way she has to balance. Go Madi!
This was exciting for them to get – we didn’t do this stunt in our season, but Madi felt like she' was flexible enough now. Makes me look forward to next season. I love that they’re always trying to improve without my nudging!
The little cheerleaders were pretty cute running all over the gym waiting for their turn to perform. One cheerleader in particular was super excited! This was her at a previous cheer clinic:
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And now….getting some help from Madi.
This is Sommer and Allyson’s group. Cheer clinic day is not Sommer’s favorite, but she was a good sport. I think it was in exchange to get to stunt. :)
Madison’s group
Kayla’s group
These were the littlest girls…so cute!
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Here’s all the high school girls cheering for the game.
They started getting snappy with me, demanding pictures!!
The extra cheerleaders must’ve helped the boys basketball team – because they beat KiBe by maybe one point – and KiBe had been undefeated. (I’m not sure that that is true – but that’s what I heard at church today!)
“Marcie! Take a picture of us!”
Truckin’ – a crowd favorite!
Sommer and Madi’s favorite – shoulder stands for Eagle Power!
All the girls that got to participate today! We missed Kirston since she was at a cheer competition in Bellevue!
Chelsea, Madison, Emily, Allyson, Sommer, Carly, Vanessa, Madison, Kayla, Selena, and Ariana
The basketball girls with Coach Karlye!
Fun day – but so glad it’s over until the next one in October! :)

January 27, 2012


I joined the smoothie craze this morning.

And it's delicious!
I found the recipe on Pinterest, of course....but changed a few things depending on what we had already in the kitchen. Now I want to go grocery shopping for some spinach, coconut milk, and other yummy stuff to throw in there!!

Here's the link to the recipe:
Oatmeal Smoothie

January 24, 2012


Momma said there'd be days like this...
Today was a weird day at school..I don't know if it was the crazy weather or the first day of finals or what. Luckily we were able to laugh about things...the only other option was to cry!
I kept saying that I wanted to go home, watch some mindless television (think Real Housewives or Teen Mom), and forget about today. The State of the Union address was on instead...and while I was yelling back at Obama for his ridiculous comments about education, I realized that was exactly the opposite of what I'd had in mind. I'd be happy to have him come spend a day with me and help me explain to a 19 year old why he can't graduate because he hasn't passed the state test....even though he's made huge progress in 4 years learning English AND jumping through every other hoop we require! I hate when people talk about things like they're experts when really they have NO CLUE!!

On to better distractions from crazy work days...Pinterest!! These are some of my favorite finds from the last week:

I'm obsessing over this necklace.
Can I justify a $200+ necklace? Probably not!

A valentine's day decoration I could actually do!!

Not realistic, but amazing nonetheless!

Jonesing over this quilt. I'm a sucker for plus signs...and I love dark and light gray!

Can someone just make this for me or point me in the direction to buy this?? It's soooooo me!!!

Crossing my fingers tomorrow is better!! Or there will be another pinteresting post to distract me from my real life!

.football banquet.

Tonight was the banquet celebrating our awesome 2011 Football team – the reigning state champs – and their super duper awesome cheerleaders!
Since probably August, the girls (one in particular AhemMADIAhem) IMG_1668not so subtly suggested that we talk about each cheerleader individually instead of just commenting on them as a squad. I am not great at talking of the top of my head, so I hope what we said lived up to their expectations!
Kayla, Vanessa, Selena, Sommer, Carly, Madison, and Allyson
Melissa and I took turns talking about each one of them, including the talents and strengths they brought to the squad.
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Melissa and I had fun finding a gift for these special girls! We got them personalized water bottles and a photo collage of some of the best photos from the season.
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I forgot to take a picture of the cute water bottles and photo collage, so Kayla helped me out! :)
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This is part of the cute gift the girls gave to Melissa and I - a paperweight! I love it on my desk!Makes me smile!

It was so fun to be together as a team again. I get to see most of the girls everyday, but it’s not the same as being all together. I will really miss this squad as a whole. They were the best!
This is the all-important banner that will hang in the gym for all of eternity – next to the 2002 and 2009 banners! :)
I spoke about how we love cheering for the football team – and especially such a successful team! It didn’t matter if it was 95 degrees in Chelan or 10 degrees and snowing in Wenatchee – it was fun to follow this team all the way to the Dome! Makes me excited for next year already!
The seniors and coaches with the banner and trophy.
Kayla and her awesome Mom Heather.
We had a special shout out to the parents (especially moms) for always bringing the forgotten uniform item and making Thursday treats – and being the cheerleaders’ biggest cheerleaders. We love the parents!!