Sunday, November 21, 2010

Apex Madness

Today was Hallie's first big competition of the season and we were anxious to see them up against other teams.  The alarm was bright and early at 4:15am :)  We got Hallie off on the charter bus to Omaha, finished getting ready and headed out.  Although it is early there is always an excitement in the air not knowing how the day will unfold.

Madness hit the floor and ROCKED :)  They hit all their stunts, tumbling looked great and they all looked awesome.  We couldn't be more excited for them.  We watched other teams and got a little nervous... they did good, too.

Awards time... moment of truth... Apex MADNESS NUMBER ONE!!! :)  I was so excited for them.  Plus they got qualified for Nationals and Internationals!!  Just when I didn't think it could get any better they announced DIVISION CHAMPS.... MADNESS!!! :)  So not only did they get first of the five  "mini age division" teams... but they scored highest of all 16 level 1 teams!!

I am super excited to see what the rest of the season will bring!!

Reese was excited to cheer them on, too!!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Piper!

Piper Kate turned TWO on Saturday :)  She had a great day spent with family.  Grandma Carmel & Grandma Tricia & Papa Ron came to celebrate.  She is so into Mickey Mouse right now... so that is what was on the cake Grandma Tricia made.  Happy birthday, Princess!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Congrats Emily & Bob

This weekend my cousin Emily got married. It was a beautiful wedding and a fun reception!! It was so nice to see everyone... Especially my older sister Agatha, who lives in Austin. (her and her husband Jeremy were great dance partners for Hallie!!) We all had a great time celebrating Bob & Emily! Congrats to you both :)

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Location:Congrats Emily & Bob

Impromptu photo shoot with Hallie

We were waiting for the wedding reception to start on Saturday when I drove past this BRIGHT colored building... this meant a photoshoot! It was a bit chilly (35 degrees!!!) But we couldn't pass it up! I think I am going to take the other two girls back so I can get photos of them here!!

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Still tallying up...

We are still waiting to get a few things finished up so I can get the final totals from the fund raiser... Let me say, we were thrilled with the amount we have raised!!!

In the meantime, enjoy a few pictures from our Night Eyes at Blank Park Zoo on Halloween :)

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Raffle Time!!

Please help us reach our goal of selling 100 raffle tickets!  The money raised will be used to purchase items from the Ronald McDonald House wish lists for this holiday season.  Thank you for your support!

Ticket prices:  $3 each OR $10 for FIVE!!

PRIZES!!!  {Huge thank you to the amazing donors for these wonderful prizes!}
Echo Cookies- Cookie Bouquet
Screen Art By Lori- Holiday screens
The Vinyl Studio- Bling Water Bottles
Scentsy- A warmer and 3 scents of your choice!
Mindy71 (etsy)- Crayon Wallet
Cheeky Boutique (etsy)- Iowa shirt
Merle Hay Mall- Gift Certificate
Usborne Books- Children’s Books
Tinklings  (etsy)- Christmas Cards
Tastefully Simple- Yummy Goodies
Discovery Toys- Gift Certificate

And now for the GRAND PRIZES:

A night’s stay at Marriott Courtyard
A Birthday Party at APEX Athletics (for up to 15)
A Birthday Party at MidIowa Gymnastics

Can't make it??  That's okay, just send me an email with the number of tickets and which ones and I will send you through paypal and get you in the drawing!! (or if you are local I can meet up with you ahead of time) Good luck to all... these are great prizes!

Vendor Spotlight!!

We have had amazing support getting this open house together!!  I want to do a little feature on each vendor... so you get a little taste of what you will see this weekend!!

Scentsy- Christy Reitz
These are wonderful plug in scent warmers.  She will have all of the scents to sample on Saturday.  You can also order online by clicking on her link above.  Please click on P4R on her site to support Reese.

Usborne Books- Sara Yesda
This company has the best Children's books!!  Here are some of our favorites:

Sara will have cash and carry and several catalogs to order from!  You can click on her name above and it will take you directly to a site to order that will benefit the fund raiser if you can't make it!

Pink Daisy Bow Designs
This is a super fun and creative mom that makes the BEST hair bows!!  I will have lots of favorites to choose from at the fundraiser, however, you can click on her name above to see her store.  She will donate proceeds from sales on her Etsy shop, PLEASE be sure you mention Reese in your buyer's notes so she gets credit.


This is a shop based out of Jefferson, but she also takes it on the road!  She carries purses, jewelry, wallets and more :)  She does not do online ordering... so you've gotta come check her out!!
You can see some of her purses and such on Facebook.  Just click here


Discovery Toys- Rose Sloven
We are excited to have Discovery Toys joining us!  These high quality toys are all learning based and will make great gifts!  PLEASE DO NOT ORDER FROM HER SITE!!  Our fundraiser will not get credit.  You will be able to order Saturday, or if you can not make it you can call or email me and we will get your order through, but the site will NOT let us get credit to the fundraiser!!!
(sorry no pics, the website won't share)

This is a fellow scrapbooker who makes adorable little tins I fell in love with for teacher's gifts!  I will have some here for sale and we can take orders once they sell out.  She also made fabulous Christmas cards for kids to color and send as thank yous.  Orders must be emailed to me for the fundraiser to get credit.
{just imagine Christmas!}

Oh So Cheeky Boutique
This stay at home mom makes wonderful appliqued shirts!!  I will have lots of samples to see and take orders from.  Everything is custom and made just for you!!  You will love these!!  Again, you need to call or email your order so the Fundraiser gets credit.  Thanks!

The Vinyl Studio... which as you know is me :)  I am going to have custom Christmas ornaments, cute beaded watches, Bling waterbottles and more.  I may even get a chance to get some rhinestones out :)

Stay tuned for the raffle vendors!!! :)  We have some AMAZING prizes (values over $180!!!)