Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tournament Time

Today Eric played his last "regular season" high school basketball game ever! Unfortunately, it was against the Hawks, who creamed us. Eric had a really good game though, scoring 17 points and getting some great rebounds. One bright spot was that I got to hug on my friend Lea, whose son was one of those responsible for the creaming.

This is one of those periods of life when I have to put on my blinders and concentrate on getting through one day at a time! In addition to our normal schedule of homeschooling, science classes, art class, choir, basketball practices and games, church... we are putting on the Eastern NC Homeschool Basketball Tournament this weekend. I say "we" because my husband is the Tournament Director, which means this is a family affair! He is doing the majority of the work, but I am the official "sounding board" and "proofreader". Amanda took on the job of creating a 25-page program for both the Eastern & Western Regionals, which included typing up the rosters for middle school, JV, and Varsity boys and girls teams from across NC - 43 teams in all! It just went to the printer today. I was drafted to draw up maps and help create the "info packet" to send out to all the teams. Other people are helping with things like t-shirts, certificates, and trophies. Tomorrow we have to go through the list of parents who have volunteered to help (a big hooray for parents who volunteer!!!) and plug everyone in to spots during the two days - we need door monitors, scorekeepers, locker room monitors ( hate it, but even homeschool kids have been known to be rowdy and unruly!) There are many, many, many details to take care of before the teams arrive at the gym on Friday. Pray that all goes smoothly.

The state homeschool basketball finals will be the following weekend in Greensboro, with the top teams from this weekend's regionals. Then a couple of weeks after that we'll be traveling to VA for the HSPN East Coast Homeschool Basketball Tournament, at Liberty University. Our boys and girls varsity teams went last year and had a fanstastic tournament. Only the boys varsity team is going this year. Hopefully, it will be as much fun!

Totally off-topic .... I love "American Idol"; tonight was the top 12 guys. David Archuleta gets my vote so far for most talented and most huggable! He's 17 and so darn cute! My Italian grandma would just squeeze his cheeks! Overall, there is a lot of talent in this group of guys. Tomorrow night the girls sing ~ I'm looking forward to it!

1 comment:

Shelley said...

Have I mentioned how thankful my family is for you guys! Your commitment to all our children and their sports activities is amazing and more appreciated than you will ever know. We are looking forward to this weekend and next and regardless of how the scores/games turn out, the 2007-2008 basketball season has been an incredible success. My daughter thinks "Coach" hung the moon. Its such a blessing to have people of character speak into the lives of our children. The sacrifice you give throughout the season is great, but the rewards are eternal. Blessings to you all for making our school year the most memorable yet!