Monday, March 16, 2009

Back (hopefully) in the swing of things

I must say, I have truly missed blogging. Not that I have a bunch to share with you. But because I simply miss my blogland friends.

Honestly, I don't have THAT much to share today. However, I do have a few pictures and some tidbits of info that I'd like to get out there.

FIRST of all...You may remember back on 2/13, I did a post of my dad's surprise visit from NY? Well, we finally got the professional pictures back from that day. My dad and Jayla are so cute together. Check out the smile on this little girls face...Well, soccer season has started back up. Saturday, March 7th was opening day and it's the first time in MANY seasons that we've actually played on opening day. The Spring season seems to always get off to a bad start due to the weather. But, we got game 1 out of the way. Yes, "we" are still coaching 3 teams. And this season is gonna show what we...the Bibbs are really made of. One of our teams will now be considered a traveling team. Which means, we won't only play teams from our club. We'll play teams from different counties. So it's gonna be fun to see how many places we can be at one time...or how fast we can get from one venue to another :-). Wish us luck!
Speaking of soccer...check this out......I have sank to an all time low! Not only did I make a vow several years ago, that I'd NEVER drive a mini-van. But I also said that I would NEVER be a crazed soccer mom with magnets on my vehicle.

Well...I not only drive a mini-van, but I have...not 1...but THREE soccer magnets on my van. One of which has my daughters name on it :-). What has happened to me??? AND...not only do I choose NOT to wash my van...but I find myself wiping off a "special spot" for my personalized soccer magnet! (see above "cleaner spot") (Note: Miss Jacki thought it important enough to tell you this AND take a picture. Thanks, Miss Jacki!)

Oh, and to add to my current crazed state of mind...I sat in the rain (and cold) this past Saturday through TWO soccer games. Neither of which, do I have anyone playing on that is remotely related to me! I like to say that I do things like this because my husband coaches, and I'm being a supportive coaches wife. But, I'm starting to wonder if I really ENJOY it! I must! What do ya'll think? :-)

Before I continue, how bout a word from our sponsor.

...Ok, there weren't really any "words" from our sponsor. Just a couple of cute shots I thought I'd share :-). My grandmother bought Jayla this outfit for Christmas and it was finally warm enough (briefly) for her to wear it.

Oh, GUESS WHAT??? We are finally going to get to go on vacation this summer. We haven't been on vacation in almost 4 years. So needless to say, we're a little bit excited. THIS is where we're headed. I cannot WAIT!!! But I think Jayla is a little more excited that I am...she started packing yesterday, lol. (we're not leaving until May 31st!)

And just in case you think I've forgotten to share my little secret with you, I haven't. I know I've been talking about this secret for almost a year now. But it's just not time to share it yet. I want to make sure everything is 100% a "GO" before I share. So, I promise, I'll be ready to share it REAL month even :-D.

Alrighty, since I neglected to do the Friday Flower Fix (again) last's a few shots for ya....

Okie dokie, that's about it for me today. My "sponsor" wants to read a Clifford the Big Red Dog book to me before she goes to bed. So I'd better pay attention...I may be quizzed later, lol.

Ya'll have a good night and I'll talk to you soon!


Lynilu said...

I wasn't sure soccer had a season. My grandkids in FL play year round, I think! Almost every Saturday, they are at a soccer game/practice/tournament.

I'm glad you're back, Dawn. I do miss you when you take a vacation (planned or not)!

Gretchen said...

Loverly flowers. Darling Jayla. Lurve the soccer magnet. And am thrilled for your upcoming vaca. Too awesome!

Monogram Queen said...

I have to laugh at the van/soccer thing. Never say never, Dawn - never say never!

P.S. You're sponsor is the adorablest!

Jude said...

Beautiful pictures of your dad and Jayla! :) The vacation sounds wonderful! I hope you survive all the soccer, and hello? I am dying to know the secret!!

Babydoll said...

Glad to have you back. Missed you!! Cute pics and thanks for the flowers!

Cheryl Wray said...

Great to see a new post from you!!!

The soccer magnets on the mini vans crack me up! When I drove my mini van, I had a cheerleading one for McK (back when she cheered) and two softball ones for D. I have not gotten new ones on my car, but...I seriously can see a softball one coming for Scout.She can seriously play some softball for a 4 year old!! LOL

I am SO jealous of your planned beach vacation. That sounds just heavenly!!

Great pictures of Jayla--all of them!!!

Brown English Muffin said...

I vow to never drive a mini van as well...I wonder how long it will take me to end up down your road!! LOL

Love the pic of Jayla in that outfit..she poses so well for the camera!!!