Saturday, January 26, 2008

What a Week!

With the "dress situation" behind us, the talent show last night was fantastic. After weeks of sewing, rehearsing, and a city-wide search for a "concrete garden angel" in the dead of winter for her stage prop, Sabrina's performance went off without a hitch. As she stood up on stage and belted out "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride -- it appears that it wasn't just her parents that were moved by her performance as there wasn't a dry eye in the place. With all of her friends, her dad, her brother and I there to cheer her on against some pretty stiff competition (The competition was for 7th-9th graders and she is in 7th grade) she took home second place!

While we are all so very proud of her, I don't think there is anyone more proud of her than her brother. No sibling rivalries here -- they truly support eachother and take great pride in eachother's accomplishments -- they always have.

Congratulations honey - you will always be the "brightest star" in our sky! We love you. XOXO
With that chapter of our life behind us (at least until three weeks from now when she's participating in a huge art show and she's already asked me to make her a dress for that!!) .... I plan on doing a little work around the house "outside" to enjoy the day and then staying in the rest of the weekend wherein I will make myself a HUGE (maybe spiked!) soy latte, turn on some music, do a little reading and begin work on some projects I have lined up. Lock the door from the inside -- I'm ready for some "ME TIME" !!!
Have a great Saturday!


Vicki W said...

Congratulations! The dress turned out beautifully! A perfect day all around.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Way to go! That beautiful smile says it all. That is a great picture of your children together!

Phyl said...

You HAVE been in a whirlwind, girl...enjoy your weekend now for YOU!
Congrats to the pretty daughter also!Thanks for sharing.......

Wurzerl said...

Congratulations! A pretty, talented girl, a beautiful dress, a great day!
Thank you for sharing. Have a good Sunday, Wurzerl

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Way to go, that is awsum, I'm certain YOU are one proud mama! I stopped by to let you know I r'cvd YOUR beautiful squares today!!!! Thank you! I luv that you shipped one just for meeeeee, made me smile BIG! What a knockout your daughter is, beauty runs in that family don't it? !! Now I've got that song stuck in my head! lol Have a beautiful day inside or out... enjoy the spiked latte, you deserve it! ~Monica :)

Teresa said...

Congratulations Sabrina! Best of luck in the art show.

Mom - way to go on the dress. It looks wonderful. Best part, you survived.

Beth said...

Dress turned out great...but boy, was she fantastic! What a beautiful girl! Wish she lived closer, I DO have a son in the 7th grade!;)

Congrats and go do something for mom today!

tammy said...

hi cathie
great job sabrina-big congrats to you!! how nice your kids support each other cathie-sounds like a lot of love in your house :)
wishing sabrina the best with her art show-fantastic job on her dress-i can't sew worth a hill of beans VBG
have a great day

Noel said...

Hi Cathie....I'm going to put everyting in one post...first, to the proud mama...congratulations! You have a beautiful family and a very blessed life.
Second, I see Santa was very good to you....can I put my order in for my quilt!
Third, love your purple picnic table. I have a Barbie purple bathroom....and yes my hubby had to paint it for me....hehehe! Love it!
Oh, I'll take Captain Jack...such a bad boy but yet so good!!!!

Judy said...

Great news about Sabrina! I know you must be so proud! I don't think I'd ever tackle a lovely dress like did a great job!


ANDREA said...

I'm "mesmerized", this is so great! Congratulations Sabrina, for this great performance, I just love your voice and the way you interpret this song! And congrats to Cathie for having created this wonderful dress in which Sabrina looks like an angel.
Love to both of you,
I'm proud to know you two!

Cyber Fyber said...

Many, many heart-felt congratulations. A fabulous story, an awesome dress...and I could almost hear the music!
Thanks for sharing
PS I just realized that I'm not signed in using my customary posting account...follow the's supposed to be a secret until this Saturday.

MargaretR said...

Congratulations to Sabrina and good luck in the next show, I'm sure she will do well. That dress turned out beautiful are you going to use the same pattern for the next one?

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