Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Smiling Cheerleaders

A couple of cute photos of Shelly and her friends at one of their games. One of the other moms sent these pictures to me and I just loved them.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UNC Volleyball

On Saturday the girls and I went to Chapel Hill to see UNC play West Virginia in women's volleyball. It was such a fun and impromptu trip and the girls and I loved seeing the game.
The teams ready to play

Girls enjoying the game!

Entertainment at half time

After the game---beautiful evening!

Happy spectators

A little video of some of the great volleyball action between these two teams:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sock Curls

The sock curl technique has been around for a long time in our family. My mom did this to my hair when I was a little girl.

Age 4 with sock in my hair

As soon as my girls were willing recipients, I started rolling their hair in socks. It's quick and easy to do and they can sleep with the socks in their hair with little discomfort. A friend of mine asked how we used the socks to curl the hair. So, we made a little video to show the process. Thought I'd share it here:

Here are a couple of photos of the girls from several years ago with their hair in socks and the curls after the socks are removed.

Lily (age 12) wearing the socks in a looser style

Shelly (age 8) sporting the tighter curls by using less hair for each curl

Recent curls on Shelly's hair 

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Lily played a great game of volleyball the other night and we were fortunate to have my dad there to cheer her on. I think he was her lucky charm!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cheery 2

Shelly cheered on Sunday and was lucky enough to have her grandpa here to watch her. She was designated as co-captain for the game. She took her responsibility seriously.

Jim Jam and the girls before the game

On our way to the big game

Shelly on the far left

Shelly and Shelby doing their cheer together

Ready to perform on the field

Shelly (the one without her pom poms---oops!) cheering loudly

Performing their stunt on the field. Shelly is the back spotter so you can just barely see her hair blowing in the wind.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tuesday, September 09, 2014


Lily on the court about to hit the ball. 
She is playing in a new position this year and that has been challenging at times. She played in the setter position over the last two years and did a great job there. So, she's adapting to the changes, but that has meant less play time for her. And, that girl has the best attitude about it. She never gets down about it and she always supports the other players. She holds her head up high and keeps on going. 

I know her attitude about it all will serve her well in the years to come. I'm proud of her!!!