Sunday, December 2, 2007

Okay, so I was wrong about Ohio State vs. Georgia, but then I really don't understand the whole BCS stats. I know before I went to bed last night, Ohio State was ranked #1, Georgia was #2 and LSU was #7. Now after the official BCS Championship announcements tonight , they have Ohio State #1, Georgia #5 & LSU #2. Go figure! It looks like Alabama will be at Shreveport, LA this year for the Independence Bowl. We hate that Wayne and Laura are disappointed because we won't be going to the game this year. Doug is really down and out about Alabama's performance and couldn't care less if he sees them play another game this year or not.

Nicholas was nominated for some scholarship money sponsored by the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution also known as DAR/SAR. Every high school in our county selected one outstanding Senior student for this honor. Every nominee had to fill out an application and write an essay about the preservation of our American Heritage or something pertaining to that subject. The winner was based on the best written essay. The judges said that they had a very hard time deciding who the winner should be because there were so many great essays. Most of Nic's family was there to support him during this exciting moment. Each student was asked to stand up, introduce themselves, what school they were representing and introduce their guest they brought. Each student was able to bring a Mom, Dad and even a Grandparent or two. They asked for the guests to stand, while being introduced by the student. Well, when it got to Nic, he said that he would just introduce his Mom and Dad because he had two rolls of relatives. The program leader understood Nic's dilemma and asked for all of Nicholas' relatives to please stand. His essay didn't win him the scholarship money, but we are proud of him no matter what. The DAR/SAR organizations had a nice program and reception for the students. More pictures are available on the photosite.

On the way home, we stopped off at one of our shopping center parking lots to see Santa Claus and his live reindeer. Katie had a fit! There was a huge line of people getting their children's pictures made with Santa Claus in his sleigh. Doug and I couldn't believe the photographer wasn't using a flash on his Nikon D40 on such a dreary day like today. Luckily, we had our camera to take a few pictures of the reindeer. Unfortunately, Katie couldn't take her eyes off Santa and his reindeer long enough to get a picture made. We had an awful time getting her to leave. She started crying and I had to remind her that Santa was watching her. I pointed to Santa, told her that he was watching her being a bad girl and she needed to be a good girl in order to get presents under the tree. As soon as I said that she straightened up real quick, but she expressed to me that she didn't want to leave. More pictures are available on the photosite.

I've been feeling a little under the weather (sick headache). After we got back home, Katie and I curled up in bed, watched "Peter Pan" on TV and took a nap. Doug got home in plenty of time to drop us off and he went to his Deacon's meeting at church. I took about a 30 minute nap, but I felt a little better when I got up.

I got an update on Emily's condition. She got to come home yesterday and will be on an I.V. for the next 10 days in order to fight off her infection. She said that she appreciates all of the prayers and she is feeling real tired.

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