Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mauri placed 5th in feature writing :)

Welch hall where it will all happen on Monday! (Sunday night)

Monday morning rarin' to go...about to go to the coaches meeting at 11:15 AM

She's placed...enough said.

Mauri is nervously waiting. There were at least 350+ people in the awards assembly. I think she was more nervous getting in front of everyone than actually preforming at state!

5th place in 2A conference ... Mauri Sparks of Queen City

Monday, May 25, 2009

Mauri's at State - and we're with her!

Today is Memorial Day! Happy Memorial Day! I truly appreciate all the men and women who have fought for my freedom. Also, I am grateful for all who keep us safe each and every day. Something I take for granted all too often.

We are staying at the Radison Town Lake in Austin right on the river. We have the best view ever. We can see the bridge where 1000's come to see the bats take flight each evening. It was awesome to see last night. Caleb took a couple of great videos of the bat flight. There are suppose to be about 3 million who take flight each evening. I have no idea how they have that count but it's out there.

This morning I've been amazed by the Capital of Texas Triathlon right outside our window. Our view is perfect. We are on the fourth floor. On our bridge is the running portion across the river to the 2nd bridge which is on our right is the bicycling portion of the triathlon and in between the two bridges is the swimming portion. I've never even seen a triathlon except on TV. It is definitely inspiring. Maybe I'll finally try to get healthy and in shape over the summer. It will have to be a lifestyle change that lasts a lifetime.

On Saturday we drove to Tyler to shop and eat with my sister's family. We were able to spend the night with them and go to worship with them on Sunday morning. We ate a quick bite and headed to Austin. We arrived in Austin last night around 6:00. It took us an hour or so to actually find the registration for UIL. UT is huge. They need to put signs outside each and every bldg to make it easier on people when trying to locate something at UT.

Mauri is out her state compotition right now. David (her sponsor/coach today) and Mauri have a meeting at 11:15 AM. She'll preform first in Editorial Writing at noon. Second event is at 12:00 PM in Feature Writing. It lasts 2 hours.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Scripture Memory #10

Philipians 4:9 ESV
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me - practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we can give them the same comfort God has given us.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Scripture Memory #9

Isaiah 41:13 NIV
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.

Psalm 4:8 NIV
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

John 14:27 NIV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Let not your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.