First of all, CONGRATS to Ashley Wheeler who will be enjoying 4 tickets to Disney On Ice! Have a blast!
I’m sure you’ve already purchased your tickets to Disney On Ice, but did you know that on Wednesday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30 am there will be an extra something special? Disney on Ice has partnered with the SLCC Culinary Club to have an ice carving demonstration. Stars of the show will be there for photographs, and Radio Disney will be there giving out swag.
And IT IS FREE and open to everyone.
Go enjoy a little Disney Magic coupled with chainsaws!
Before we had children, Mr. R made the pilgrimage to South Bend to watching BYU play at Notre Dame.
It’s a trip we hope to make with our children one day (see bucket list #48). For all college football enthusiasts, Mr. R says it is a must. Among the goodies that he brought home from that game were a “Play Like a Champion Today” poster. Although he attended that game years ago, the poster still hangs in our garage where we see it as we come and go during the day.
What does ‘Play Like a Champion Today’ mean?
After Lou Holtz took the head coaching job at Notre Dame back in 1986, he commissioned a simple piece of artwork for the locker room–an old slogan of the school from before the 1900′s, “Play Like a Champion Today.”
“Everybody is going to hit it on the way out to the field to remind them of all the sacrifices they have made, their families have made and other people have made for them to be there.” -Lou Holtz
Last year our children started playing indoor soccer.
For some reason, they called trophies “champions” and the goal was to “get the champion” after every game …even though there wasn’t a trophy given every game. It didn’t matter because they would each ask me, “Mom, did I get the champion?”
Of course they always did.
Tyson definitely got the champion when he scored his first soccer goal and his mom went all crazy-loud on the sideline …at an indoor game, mind you. I shed a tear of pride! I swear they should pass out Kleenex tissues before each game to all the emotional proud mamas.
Gavin was definitely the champion when he was “still in”. Somehow he mixed up baseball and soccer and thought he was winning every game because he was “still in”. Yes, once again I was choking back tears when he said, “I’m still in, Mom!” and trotted down the field. He never scored a goal and only actually kicked the ball a few times, but DANG IT, he was always “still in.” What a little champion.
Imagine how powerful it would be if we all started playing like champions–remembering the sacrifices of others to get us to where we are today in our story.
Especially in adoption, it’s a powerful message.
Here’s to all you champions out there. May you get “the champion”.
And may you ‘Play Like a Champion Today’ and everyday.
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Last spring we celebrated my oldest son’s birthday …Star Wars style.
The weekend of his birthday party was packed with family and church events so party planning had to be simple with an easy set up.
First, I created a little Lego Star Wars invitation on the computer. Printable Invitation Kits has a great template that’s easy to use Then I drove the birthday boy around with his Star Wars little brother sidekick to deliver the invites to their friends. Of course they were in costume!
It was a huge hit! The boys were hilarious and stayed in character the whole time. It was a great memory maker.
For the party favors, I decided to make Pool Noodle Light Sabers thanks to Muddy Boots. I too spent way too much time decorating the hilts with duct and electrical tape. And yes, each one is different.
They turned out SO cute and were a surprise for the birthday boy until the day of the party.
I usually like to make the cakes for my kids’ birthdays (I remember my mom doing that for us as a kid), but this year time was just not on our side. I headed to Walmart and looked at their cakes. Turns out you can get cupcakes iced to look like a cake. I love it. I also learned that you can get the frosting personalized and decorated the what you like, but if you ask for the cake you’d like without the toys, it knocks the cost of the cake down quite a bit. After all, we have enough Star Wars toys at our house. I don’t need a cheap plastic imitation.
If you happen to have a hilarious and awesome husband like I do, ask your neighbor if you can borrow their Darth Maul costume and after you have done a little Jedi Academy with the party goers, have your hilarious and awesome husband appear in full costume and battle the Little Jedi Masters using the skills you just taught them.
It. Was. Awesome.
The birthday boy had a glorious time and Auntie Breezy got it all on video. They watch their battle with Daddy Darth Maul at least once a week. Again, here’s to great memories being made!
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