(Caleb, Tyler, Justin, Dillon, MaryElizabeth)
(Justin presenting the Flag)
(Eades, Gwynn, Tuttle, Willis, Dowell)
Moriah is an alternate
My husband and two oldest, Justin and Moriah are at Patrick Air Force Base in Titusville, FL today for their color guard team practice. My husband has been putting in so many hours chaperoning this team. Boy, I sometimes feel like a single mother since he's either working in our home office (I call it his "cave"), at color guard practice, or youth group (he leads our church middle schoolers called NRG-Nothing Replaces God)
The kids are practicing twice as much lately since they are going to compete next weekend for regional competition. They are currently the state champs! If they win next weekend they will fly out in a few months for Oregon to compete in the National Color Guard competition for Civil Air Patrol. I feel mixed emotions about this whole thing. Part of me wants them to win because they have worked so hard, and then the other half of me wants them to lose. I know isn't that horrible? I guess the part of me that wants them to lose is more selfish in nature because I am left with over 20 hours a week to care for the kids on my own since it is taking my husband and my older two (who help alot) out of the house so much. Donnie has mixed emotions also....but of course he would love them to get the regional trophy and go on to Nationals.
As for now, we'll see what happens. They left this past Friday and should be returning in a few hours. My husband sounds wore out and ready to have some home time and wife time since he's been around 4 rambunctious teenagers and our sweet Moriah all weekend. LOL!
Not much else is going on other than "trying" to manage my house the best I can. Many times I wonder.....soon enough I will know how to do this without having to struggle so much. Maybe I'm just making it bigger task than what it really is? I don't know? Either way......life goes on (remember that show?)
Until next week when we find out if the team won or not.......