Friday, April 11, 2008

News of Ashley


This is Ashley's school picture for this year which I am sure she will not be too happy about when she sees I did this!! BUT - anyway, what good is a Mom if you can't frustrate your kids, right??
As the baby of the family, Ashley has struggled somewhat finding something that she does that the other two haven't. I know - sounds weird but you probably understand what I mean. Anyway, a favorite thing that Ashley does is choir - this girl loves to sing!! Several weeks ago, the high school choir competed in Jacksonville for the state competition and won so they were able to go to the National competition that is held at Bob Jones University. They left bright and early Tuesday morning and headed off to compete. They sang on Wednesday and had to wait until the awards ceremony last night at 7 before they knew the results. Our choir placed FIRST at Nationals and let me tell you, we had some very happy kids last night! I thought my eardrum would burst when I answered my cell phone! They were all sooooooo excited about winning!
I don't know if it has really hit Ashley yet or not, but she finally has done something that the other two haven't and that is win with the choir at Nationals. David and Carrie both sang in High School choir all 4 years and never went to Nationals. I was really happy for her! They are on their way home as I am typing this and I wonder how long it will take me to settle that girl down this evening so I can go to sleep?!?!?!?!

13 comments:

Linda S said...

Congradulations! How about coming to my house and calming Christa? Glad your husband stopped by the other evening.

Mary Ellen said...

That is awesome!

CrazieChrisa said...

I'm sooooooooo happy for her!!!! She called me and I felt bad because I had already heard it from two other people! But she still sounded sooo excited!!! I wouldn't worry about her staying up toooo late tonight cuz I'm pretty positve she is gonan be tired! Lol!!! Luv ya! I put up a new blog btw!!!

Andrea said...

That is WONDERFUL!!!! I LOVED my years in high school choir and going to competition was always such a highlight!! Even though I have been out of highschool for a "little" while now, each year I think and wonder about the choir during competition time, and I always pray -if it isn't too selfish :) that the Lord will allow them a first place win!!
and this year was no exception!! Please tell her I said CONGRATS! I am so proud of them all!!

Andrea said...

P.S. Do they still beep the bus horn, starting at the light at Bridge Rd. all the way in to the church?

Just wondering...oh the memories :)

Linda S said...

Another comment....beautiful picture of Ashley!

Leah said...

That is SO COOL!!! Awesome!

Donna said...

WAY TO GO, ASHLEY!!! I know your mom is SOOOOOOO proud of you (believe me - I know). :)

Vonnie said...

Very nice picture of Ashley!! How fun that they won!!

Ashley said...

btw, andrea, yes, we did blow the horn all the way from bridge road!!!!!! lol

Florida Bozone Bunch said...

We are so proud of the choir. Ashley has reason to be happy-this is a great accomplishment.

Robyn Huff said...

Go HSCA Choir!!! I am very proud of them, and proud to say I'm a "Hobe-Sounder"!

loree2000 said...

So exciting and congratulations!