Reformed Grits

Just thought I’d share this…
November 24, 2007, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Sports


Surely you know what I’m talking about….


Weekend busy-ness
May 19, 2007, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Family, Life, Sports

So, YAY school is out and I see the light at the end of the tunnel!  Last night, Jojo had the first game of the state cup tournament and they tied 1-1.  This morning Sugie went to her bestest buddy’s birthday party where I had to leave her to go with the rest of the crew to Jojo’s second cup game which they won 2-0 (he scored both goals!)  We came home, I dropped everyone off then went to go pick up Sug at the party (where she stayed 3 hours past party time– yes I asked ahead.)  I came back home, straightened up my horrific kitchen and left to go out with some o’ my girls.  Margaritas and merryment.  Now I’m home.  Jojo lost his game tonight  (yes, I actually skipped.  WOW.)  but since they tied the first game and the team they tied lost today for whatever reason that put them in the semi-finals so we play tomorrow at 10.  I will be so happy to get to STAY HOME!!! 

I’m going to bed.  I think I have a sinus infection.  Yeah. 

Well it was fun while it lasted
April 29, 2007, 8:59 pm
Filed under: Sports

We are home after a long, sunny, exhausting weekend.  This morning we woke after getting a decent night’s sleep, praise be, at 5:(shudder)30.  We showered, dressed, and headed for the breakfast at the hotel (which was a Hampton Inn, by the by.) 

Our first game was at 7:30 and we won!  The boys played great and the other kids (mine, I mean) really enjoyed playing with their friends who have brothers on the team. 

After winning that game, we found out that for our semi-final game we would be playing our club’s gold team.  In U12 soccer, there are tryouts in June and the boys are ranked according to one man’s opinion.  (But I’m not bitter, LOL)  The top 12 go to the "gold" team and the next 12 are on the "blue" team, etc and so forth.  My boy was #13 according to this man.  (But I’m not bitter.)  These two teams practice together for the whole year but play separate games.  They are a merry group of boys and are a whole lotta fun and get very close over the year.  So when they heard they were playing each other in a tournament you can imagine the trash-talk!  Who cared who won the tournament?  They just wanted to win THIS game!  I could go on all day about this but I will spare you… we scored first and held them forever.  Before half-time the other team put a corner kick in the goal and it was tied 1-1 at the half.  Both teams left it all on the field.  They really played their guts out.  And to be honest this was the first time in a couple years I actually saw Jojo smiling while he was playing.  In the end, literally the last 10 seconds of the match, the other team hit in another corner kick and won 2-1.  Bleah.  Did I mention I hate losing?  Well, it was a fun game to watch and it was good to see the boys having fun AND I knew they played THEIR BEST.  🙂

Long story short, we packed up, ate lunch, then came back to watch the championship game.  They lost in PK’s which stank.  I hate PK games.  (That’d be Penalty Kicks for all you non-soccer folk.)

So now we are home and I am exhausted, sunburned, and stinky.  I’m covered up in laundry, Mr. Grits is finishing his 22 page paper for seminary due tomorrow, I have to do school’s bookkeeping reports to email out, and I NEED a shower. 

Oh and to top it all off, I lost my CUTE diaper bag I made for Bee there!  WAH!  My big one with her name monogrammed on it!  AND I think it had Poo’s Webkin in there as well as Sugie’s asthma medicine!  I don’t know where I lost it but I’m callin’ their mall tomorrow since we visited there.

Now, I’m off to have a shower because I wanna be in bed before 9:30 tonight! 

NO BLOGGING from me tomorrow.  I’m commiting to my house.  😀 

We must be winning…
April 28, 2007, 3:32 pm
Filed under: Family, Life, Sports

… because we are having a really good time, despited being sleep-deprived and a little colder than we expected.   We got to Huntsville last night after an uneventful trip and having a very yummy dinner at Big Bob Gibson’s.   The kids were shockingly well-mannered and profusely thanked and ma’amed the waitress to death.  Mr. Grits and I looked at each other wondering who snatched our crochity normal kids, but we weren’t complaining. 

We checked into our hotel, which I won’t disclose at this point since we are still here.  It’s been a comfortable, clean room and I’m fairly pleased.  We have a big bathroom with a huge whirlpool tub (not that I’d put my butt in a public tub, mind you).  My only complaint is that it’s got that normal hotel room humidity which just feels gross.  We began our sleeping adventure with 3 in one bed, and Mr. G and I in the other, Bee in the Pack ‘n Play, and 2 on borrowed children’s airbed.  Thanks, Caroline!  Yes, the Spiderman one DOES have a slow leak.  We didn’t do it, I promise!! 

We went to bed at 9:45 knowing we had to get up early and knowing that we had no idea how long it would take everyone to settle in.  Two hours and 2 crying children, 3 fighting children, and one talkative child later, I was staring at the ceiling after having to nurse Bee again (she has only nursed 1 time a day, in the morning, for a couple weeks now but it was the only way to calm her!)  We heard every movement everyone made and NO one slept more than a few moments at a time.  I remember seeing 4 AM too.  Awful!  I even had to give Bee a wee nurse around that time to settle her… again.  Our alarm went off at 6, and we had to leave the room at 6:45 after feeding and clothing the masses. 

That’s when we got lost.  Huntsville is a complicated place to get around.  We couldn’t do anything!  It was so confusing.  Mr. Grits and I were heated, not with each other, but more like in a state of panic.

"WHERE are we on this map?"

"I don’t know! I don’t see any of these street names!"

"HOW could we get so turned around?  WHERE ARE WE?"

"We are going to be late!"

Panic, panic, panic.

Then, we heard from the back… "Dear Lord, please show us the way.  Help us to find where we need to go and help mom and dad not to be so worried about it. Amen."


Jojo had humbled us in that gentle blow, and I’m sure Providentially, we found our way within moments of his sweet request after having been completely confounded for almost 40 minutes.

So we finally made it to the game and we won (yeah!) and then for our second game we won again!  (Double yeah!) Tomorrow we play early in the morning again and then a semi-final game at 10:30.  If we win both of those, we will be here for a championship game later that day!  (Because you can never play too much soccer in one day!)

Here’s some pics Dscn0064 from today.  Another great thing, praise be, but we were supposed to have rain and storms all day but we have had sunshine and pleasant temps (the wind is a tad cold.)  Dscn0063  Now we have the rest of the day off and so I hope we will have more good news tomorrow!   

September 3, 2006, 7:38 pm
Filed under: Family, Miracles and other amazing things, Sports

are the champions, my friend! 

Jojo’s team won the tournament!  It was so much fun, but exhausting!  We are all ready to fall in to bed.   Everyone is sunburned and Jojo may have sunsickness but we are all wearing smiles and are thrilled to death.  He had a number of excellent goals (including a left footer that left a smoke trail!) and we are so proud of him! 

Way to go guys!!!!!!!!