See, I decided at the first of the year I would do the 52 week savings plan, where you save a dollar for each corresponding weeks of the year. For example, week 3 of the year, you would add $3.00 to your savings... week 25...$25.00 and so on. By the end of the year, you would have saved a little over $1300.00... enough for me to buy a MacBook. Randy knowing I wanted a laptop and his pure hatred for PC's, he decided to take the plunge and get the laptop for me. So, I've been busy buying accessories, software, external disk drive, etc. for it. Y'all, my husband must REALLY love me, is all I'm sayin'. (Good thing, since I REALLY love him.)
This is me, typing up a blog entry at the soccer fields. Sweet!
Speaking of soccer, I've got a lot of news, but I'll keep it brief... you know, because I tend to talk about soccer a lot.
In other soccer news, the girls played in a tournament this past weekend and were in the same bracket... which meant that their two teams played each other... in the finals. Kyla's team beat Elisan's team to take first place (again). Elisan's team got second place. It was a nail-biter game, but I'm so fortunate and grateful that the girls are such good sports! No one had hurt feelings and they handled the win/loss beautifully.
And finally, last Friday I drove Elisan to San Antonio to the Area Qualifier Competition for Math Olympics. Math Olympics is hosted by ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International). She placed 3rd in the surrounding Austin areas and was eligible to compete at the area "regional" competition in math computation (word problems).
At the end, they brought each group up for awards and the final 5 kids left on stage were the ones that placed in the competition. Well, as Elisan's group was being awarded ribbons of participation, there were 8 kids remaining on the stage as they began handing out ribbons for 5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd place. That meant, there were four kids left on stage and Elisan was one of them. YIKES! What in the world did that mean?
Well, as it turns out, the announcer said, "I guess you're all wondering why there are four remaining students on stage? That is because there was a 4-way tie!" So, Elisan was one of 4 that placed FIRST place in math computation in 6th grade. We were all shocked! (Check out Elisan's face in the picture below when she learned she placed 1st.)
And, I suppose that is all. I've bragged... er, um... blogged enough for now. Maybe now that I have a laptop, I'll be better at blogging... or perhaps I'll just get better at surfing the web or watching Netflix. Who knows?