Saturday, October 30, 2010

Crazy 8

Last night was not only the 8Th football game, it was also the 8Th graders night to sit with the band and get a feel for what HS band is like. Hunter had the advantage of already knowing alot of people, he sat with a great guy who is going to work with him this spring on his audition music for next year.

Afterward they got treat bags and watched the half time show.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

UIL Area E Marching Contest

Yesterday Drew participated in a competition that decided if his band would go to state. His day started at 9:00am with a warm-up/rehearsal and a preliminary performance at 2:30pm competing against 22 other bands. Ten bands would then advance to the finals of which four of those bands would be selected to advance to state. They made the first round and performed again at 9:00pm.

And the results are......Drew's band is now headed to state! The video starts with the announcement that they made the finals, then the performance that won them a spot at the state competition and finishes with them hearing that they made it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

His Banner Over Me is Love.......

Three days before the grand opening of our new church, I got a wild hair. We needed banners and I didn't think any of the existing ones matched the new organic/natural/rustic theme.

So I made one. I look like a kindergartner learning to cut! At least that's what Joe thought, he had BIG reservations. Rightfully so- I brought home yards of burlap, muslin and made a pattern out of our kids craft paper.

But he stuck with me and helped ALOT! Like climbing a tall ladder to hang them.

Yes them- I made two!

Pretty aren't they!?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Game #6

Drew is on his knee, bottom middle holding the flag. We were blessed to have Grandma C. visiting for the weekend.

We had a fun pre-game dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings and a post game snack at What-A--Burger!

Friday, October 15, 2010


It was a great cross country season. Hunter placed 13, 14, 15 and 19th.

His school won 3rd place for 8th grade boys.

Congrats Hunter, the competition couldn't keep up!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stadium Seating

More than a week ago a space ship landed in our living room. It's morphed into a movie theater. Tomorrow who knows?!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

"It's About Time"

Today Drew had his first marching competition. They placed second in the Katy Marching Invitational! I love seeing them all lined up

and walking in

and about to start. Drew is the bottom middle. Last night his facebook status said "no more pass-offs!" They've learned all 4 parts of their show "It's About Time", now all they need is too perfect it and go to state!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Home Fun

School has taken to calling homework "home fun". There's only one class Hunter has no problem doing his homework.....BAND! I found this "home fun" assignment on the printer, appropriately titled "tuba King".

It was a semi-cold dry Saturday morning, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I waited months for this day and I just couldn’t mess it all up here. I walked into the school where the event was being held, where it smelled like valve oil mixed with the smell of new reeds. It was the region band audition; region band is where the top performing bands in the entire district all audition to form a super band!

The pressure was on, I’ve spent half of my year proving to my teachers I was good but now it was the final countdown. I was shaking like a Chihuahua in Antarctica. It was about time to go to the room where each tuba player would show off they’re skills in front of three judges. My heart was racing and I could barley hold my tuba. Then we finally got into the room; there were tubas all around. We each got a letter of the alphabet to show who goes first starting with “a”. Luckily I wasn’t first. Then the director started to explain the rules of region band I heard the words “You may now practice” come out of his mouth, immediately everyone started playing and it sounded like a toilet flushing. After that I was pumped! I anxiously waited my turn to “wow” the judges then at last it was my turn. I held my tuba high and with pride. I slowly put my face to my slightly warm mouthpiece as the taste of victory flew in my mouth. I played my heart out; pleased with the way I played I walked back to my seat where I sat patiently waiting to leave.

At last we came out of the room. It seemed like years before they announced who made what chair, but finally they started to go through a few names, yet non of them were mine. Depressed I started putting my tuba back in the case then something stopped me the man announcing the names finally said mine! I screamed with joy and all the adrenaline in the world started to flow through my veins.

Last night was his fall concert....for you listening pleasure.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Game #5

Just another "Friday Night Lights" in South Texas. Listen for my name at the end, apparently washing 30 uniforms will get you some love:)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cross Country Meet IV

They ran a short race- 1.7 miles and Hunter placed 13th!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Caution- Birthday Fun!

Hunter has the sweetest friends- Friday night they decorated our yard for his birthday. Then Saturday afternoon through him a surprise party.

They are so sweet- he had a great weekend!