Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thank You All!

lately i have been overwhelmed with the many things i have to do before JUNE 18TH when i leave for college. here's a small list-

  1. figure out all my teeth stuff, when im getting my permanent ones, whitening and stuff
  2. knee surgery and all that stuff
  3. getting everything for college
  4. do all my graduation duties as president
  5. write my speech
  6. pack for college
  7. figure out grad gifts for friends and such
ok so it's not that long but the all of these things are pretty hefty. i had my knee surgery and so far not much's day 2 and i hear day 3 is the worst so we will see how tomorrow goes..i have such great friends though. i have had many visits from good friends. Shaunessy decorated my living room and got me a giant coloring book, a sippy cup, and poster with a beautiful boy on it (hehe), and a diet coke stash. :) Chloe brought me a chick-fil-a milkshake, Leslie brought me chick-fil-a breakfast (the best ever), Zoe brought a fun movie for us to watch, Christina and Rachel brought me a tangled giant coloring book (do great!!) and another sippy cup! (my friends know me so well haha) Lauren brought me balloons and chex muddy buddies, Seth and Thomas stopped by for a visit, and Griffin and Victoria brought me robecks. soooo many nummy treats and fun things to keep me occupied. :) 

and many thanks to my wonderful family who wait on me and are so willing to help me with anything. dad got me pretty flowers and all of them are the perfect nurses. love them all. :) 

thanks everyone for your prayers and care you have given me. all you wonderful people are making this bummy situation a bearable one. thanks all! :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

first off i want to share with everyone just how much i love my mom. here are
my top 5 reasons-
  1. when i am going through a hard time she always knows. even if i don't tell her what's going on or any details she is always quick to write a note. i always anticipate her beautifully crafted notes that lead me to tears every time i read them. i have saved all of them and go back to read them from time to time because they always cheer me up.
  2. endless amounts of favors she does for me. she makes my lunches (i'm 18 years old. i am capable of doing them myself but she still does them. don't tell her i said that..and if your reading this mom..i take it back..) if i had a penny every time i texted her from school asking her to do something for me i would be so rich. 
  3. she puts up with my craziness. not many can handle my full on crazy annie mood. my sister gets annoyed real quick, my dad..well he is pretty crazy too..but my mom just outs up with it. both of us. haha she just laughs and lets me be crazy. she even lets me mess with her hair so she looks like ellen degeneres. bless her heart.
  4. its not unlike her to surprise me with new clothes, a treat, or a little something just cause she saw it and thought i should have it. i love when i come home and have a new shirt on my bed. or a surprise in my lunch. it makes me day.
  5. her desire to make my problems disappear. even though that's not always possible she still tries to come up with different options for me to solve my problems. she sympathizes with me no matter what. but she also helps me see the other side of things instead of just the one-sided view i tend to have. i can always tell she genuinely cares about me and my feelings. 
i was going to whine a little about my stupid knee and all it's limitations it brings but writing about my wonderful mom just made me happy and not want to whine anymore. thanks mom for all you do for me. i love you and am proud of you. i love to show you off to my friends. :) thanks for everything. i love you.

p.s. check out her writing blog things if you haven't already. CAREFUL-MAY CAUSE TEARS.

Right Now.

where do i begin? this last friday my lacrosse team had the opportunity to compete against one of the best, oakton high school. it was our first game in the district tournament and in order to continue on to play in the tournament we had to win. we knew this was no easy task. we were for sure the underdogs. but we had heart. and a determination to win.
we got to oakton after a week of preparation both mentally and physically. we went through our regular warm-ups and  then it was time for the game to begin. we had a quick but powerful speech from coach and the team took the field. all of us on the sideline were antsy and uneasy. we all wanted it so bad. herndon is always the underdog and for once we wanted to get recognized for all the hard work we put into our game. we got down by 2. but then we quickly came right back. we were winning most every draw and fighting so hard for every loose ball. we made a couple of little mistakes that cost us big time. at the half we were down by 7. but everyone's hopes were still up, last time we played oakton  we were down by 6 and came back not to beat them but to close the gap, and this time it would be different, not only would we close the gap but we would win. we cam back form the half fired up and ready to fight some more with the help of gracie's pep talk. allie helped get us back in it with 3 goals in a row. there was no way we were giving up now, we had nothing to loose.
25 minutes went by to quick and they got away from us. we closed the gap but did not finish the game with a win. i had hoped that finally "little old" herndon could get some proof on paper for our hard work and heart. not this year. we may not have had the record we deserved but we did show the big dogs that we can keep up. we arent so little anymore. 

next year i have no doubt that herndon will prove to everyone else in the district that we can not only keep up with but we can beat the "big dogs."

i will never forget this season and the 3 others i've spent with the herndon lacrosse program. it has taught me so much not only about lacrosse but life in general. i've learned that when you stop worrying about yourself and worry about the people around you everything gets better. ive learned that organization is key to anything if you want to do it well. ive learned that little acts of kindness mean the world. and ive learned anyone can be your family if you let them.

thanks for letting me be a part of this great family. love you and i'll never forget you. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Oh blog.

Oh blog, you are the best. i didnt realize how great you were until now. im sorry.

please let me vent for a little please:
I MISS LAX SO MUCH.  yes im still part of the team but it's different when you cant be out there on the field to fight with your family. it's so hard to watch them fight soo hard and not be able to do anything but yell a few clique sayings like, "keep fighting!" or "come on girls!" you have no idea how badly i want to just run on the field and play like ive never played before. it kills me to stand on the sidelines helpless. i want this so bad. every game i want to win so badly just like everyone else. i am not saying that if i was on the field the games would end differently cause that isnt true at all. im just saying i want to be out there fighting with them, working as hard as i can to prove to everyone we are not just "little old" herndon. we can not only play with the big dogs, but beat the big dogs. we have worked so hard this season and we deserve it to show. we deserve some proof. and on friday night, everyone will have that proof. cause everyone is gonna see just how "little" herndon is and be proven wrong

let's keep fighting hornets.