1. Celebrating Quarterfinal Bound BasketballA huge week highlight has been that our girls basketball team not only won their district game, but they also won sectionals! They were actually down by 16 in their sectional game, but made a run and came all the way back to end up winning by 15. I love their fight, their refusal to quit, and the way they picked up other up and truly won as a team- despite all the challenges that came their way. They've got a big quarterfinal game tomorrow afternoon, and they will hopefully be off to state by this time next week! (Fingers crossed.) They've been so fun to watch all year.
Even when they were down by 16, these girls refused to quit tonight. As I watched them watch the last few seconds tick off the clock from the sidelines, arm in arm and smiling a mile wide, I couldn't help but think- this is what it's all about. Picking each other up, making a run, never giving up. Together. This team is something special. #picoftheday #quarterfinalbound #3togo
2. Celebrating Marriage (Amidst Its Challenges)It's true y'all: marriage gets a bad wrap. People always seem to have negative, doom and gloom "advice" about it, and some of it is a bit overshared with us happy, young married folk. If you missed it, check out Monday's post What We've Got to Stop Telling Young Married Couples to see what I mean! There are a whole lot of people with some really great comments, encouragement, and ideas that have chimed in with their ideas. I'd love to have you join them!
3. Celebrating State Bound NHDLast week I shared that I had students competing in the regional National History Day competition all day Saturday. In a huge contest of over 600 students, I am thrilled to have nine students headed to the state competition in April (Columbia, here we come!): 1st in Historical Paper (out of 43), 3rd in Website (out of 103), 1st in Group Performance, 3rd in Individual Performance, and 3rd in Group Performance. I'm so proud of all of my students who worked very hard, and am blessed to work with some fabulous kiddos who make my job fun.
4. Bday Celebrations with the BrosOne of my dearest friends turned the big 2-6, and so of course we had to celebrate her with a game night and some amazing buffalo chicken dip. She's a pretty sweet hostess, and we tore up the games together as the "Dream Team". One fun part of the night was getting to celebrate with both of my younger brothers, which doesn't happen much since one is away at college. I'm blessed with some pretty great siblings, and they're a lot of fun.
If you're a runner, or anyone who works out regularly, you know just how important shoes are. Let's just say that mine were old and tired and I was super overdue for a new pair. I found a great deal on ShoeBuy.com (with free shipping), and ended up ordering my next pair of Asics, which I've been super obsessed with since my first year of high school track. There's nothing like a new pair of soft, cushiony shoes on a perfect road run with incredible weather. (Mine are pictured at the top!) I'm excited to challenge myself in a new way with much happier feet.
5. Celebrating New Kicks
Here's to spring, March madness, and a whole lot of summer and travel dreamin'.
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