Tuesday, July 27, 2010

And he scores!!!



Ian had another tournament...he didn't win this one, but he did reach the finals round!!  He had to work hard to get to the finals - so we think even getting that far was a pretty big deal.  (Hey, even Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal have been in finals and finished 2nd before - it happens!)  I wish I could show you the trophy "up close and personal".  It's so neat - the tennis ball in the center of the trophy actually rolls around and also has a motion-sensor that lights up the ball whenever anything moves it.  (Although, I have to admit that part can be a little creepy at night whenever you get up to raid the fridge for a drink in the dark and a tennis ball starts glowing at you from the shelf in the dining room! )  Ha ha.
In case you're wondering, yes, that is the same outfit that Ian wore at the other tournament.  (Scroll down to my other trophy entry)  He's decided that this is his lucky tournament wear, so he insists he keep wearing it as long as he keeps winning (or making the finals!).  I told him that he's going to look pretty silly when he's 22 and trying to play Wimbledon in this same outfit...ha ha ha!!!  At least he lets me wash it between wearings - 14 yr.old male athlete smell - take my word, not so great!!!  :(
Thanks for letting me share the hard work pay-off...

*Sharon

She stitches, she actually stitches!! (and finishes once in a while, too!)


Lately, by the time we get home from all our summer activities, I've just been too tired to stitch, but I did manage to eek out this small finish.  My sweet hubby framed this for me, but neither one of us are sure whether it fits the design or not...think the frame over-whelms the design?
If I had the energy and a good knee, I'd happy-dance!  Since I have neither at this point right now - please feel free to dance for me!  (The big deal about this finish is that I now feel entitled to go out and buy more stash, right???)    :)

*Sharon

(PS - I'd really appreciate your opinions on the framing)

P.P.S. - Ian REALLY appreciated all the congratulations you sent!  He was so tickled that folks would take the time to share his victory!)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Proud Mama Moment!



Okay, so this isn't stitching related in any way, size, shape or form...but can I take just a "mama moment" here?  Ian worked so hard to win this tournament.  The kid would play four hours in the Florida heat, do an hour of conditioning n the same heat, and then run laps on top of that, so that he could build his endurance.  (Hey, I can do laps too - it's just that mine are usually from the couch to the refrigerator and back again.  LOL).  Anyway, Ian won the championship in his age division and brought home the trophy.  (Think he looks just a little tired in the photo?)  :)
Way to go, Son!  Your Dad and I are so proud of your efforts.  Win or lose - we feel so blessed that God gifted us with the honor of being your parents.  God gave us a son to raise - that's our most-important job ever.  The fact that God gave us a son to raise who also loves tennis is a wonderful bonus!  I tend to spend a bit of time grouching about your messy room - I want to make sure that I spend even more time telling you
just how great you really are!!  Love you, love you, love you!!!
(Hey, I stitch and I'm the mama of the trophy-wielding fellow - maybe it's a tennsy-weensy bit stitching-related??  Nah!!!)  :)  Thanks for sharing the joy with us - the win has definitely been a bright spot in our rough patch of life lately.

*Sharon

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th!


I hope all my Amercan friends have a wonderful 4th - filled with food, fun and fireworks!  To everyone else, have a great week-end...filled with food and fun - you can make your own "fireworks"!!!  :)

(Oh and just a proud Mama moment warnng alert - I'll be back soon to love on and to embarass someone just a wee lil bit.  Hint:  it involves my not-so-little fellow, a tennis racket, a tournament and a trophy that says "Champion".)  :)   :)   :)   :)

*Sharon

Thursday, July 01, 2010

For Cohen...

Sending love and prayers to Megan and  Brent as they walk where no parent should have to walk.

*Sharon