Friday, November 30, 2012

Peace Be The Journey

My friend Nikki shared this at Bible Study a couple of weeks ago and I keep coming back to it, so I thought I would share it here.

 Peace Within 

May today there be peace within. 
 May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. 
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. 
 May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. 
 May you be confident knowing you are a child of God. 
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. 
 It is there for each and every one of us.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In Our Sunny Winter Wonderland

Here's a blast from the past! Look for a familiar cute blonde girl around the 38 second mark.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Starry Snowy Southwest Night

I think I have discovered a way to get around the Blogger issues, at least temporarily. After some research, a lot of people have started having the same problem I am and it has to do with a glitch in the way Blogger and Picasa interface. I have been assured that they are working on it.

Tonight we attended DM's Starry Snowy Southwest Night, which is the annual base tree lighting ceremony. They bring in literally tons of snow and these desert kids get to have an evening of snowball fights and snow angels. This year, the children of some of the 900 deployed airmen from DM (including mine) got to help Santa light the Christmas tree. We had a wonderful time playing in the snow and ice skating in 80* temperatures. Summer took a point blank snowball to the eye and may or may not have a shiner in the morning. I tried to take a picture of her, but she was having none of that!

I know they won't be reading this, but I really feel the need to thank USAA, Chick Fil A, In 'N Out Burger, and all the other companies that donated their time and goodies to help make tonight such fun. Oh, and Santa Claus. Musn't forget to thank Santa Claus. Don't want to end up on the naughty list!

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Blogger has informed me that I am out of photo storage for Bluebonnets and Haggis. I went into my Picasa storage that is linked to the site and deleted all pics from prior to 2011, but it still says I am out of storage. I am not sure what to do on this one. Hmmmm. I can pay for more storage from Google for $2.99 a month, or I can look elsewhere. I'll let you know when I figure it out. I will be setting up a temporary Shutterfly Share site until I figure out where to go from here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Dose of Reality

Pacific Desert Regional Championships

The culmination of our hours and hours spent on the practice field came this weekend with the Pacific Desert Region Cheer Fest, out regional championship competition. 

Our day started VERY a.m. at Sweet Tooshies Bakery where we assembled all the girls to do their hair

The final product

 Once all the hair was done, we piled in all the girls and headed to the University of Arizona's McKale Memorial Center, where this year's competition was being held.

We didn't go on until 11:00, so there was a lot of sitting around, which was nicely broken up with stands dancing! 


One last team huddle before heading in to take our place in the line-up

We had one VERY nervous group on girls

Coach Carrie gave out lead-out some last minute instructions, then....

Here we go!

Whew! We survived!

Time for awards. There were 30 different leagues represented at the competition, and most leagues brought several teams. Ours had four teams competing.

2012 Regional Champs!


I haven't blogged since October! I blame cheerleading which, up until yesterday, had taken over my life! Stay tuned.