Friday, April 12, 2013

Three for Me

Yes, I'm still here.....I haven't totally fallen off the planet...I've just been in Orlando with the family on a much needed vacation. Although I haven't been able to post "posts", I have been able to keep up with the A to Z challenge and the NaPoWriMo Challenge, although it's been a bit difficult......try composing poems in the midst of roller coaster screams, slurping of Butter Beer and being totally and completely drenched on the River Adventure ride....hmpff...they said "you may get wet or possibly soaked"....possibly?!

Anyhow, we are nearing the end of our trip and I have a few things I wanted to get out before I end this week.

So, the Three for Me this week are:

1. High School "acceptance" letter? - My oldest daughter has worked very hard over the years and as she entered 8th grade, she applied to the County magnet school. This school is considered to be a top notch high school and many kids apply....in fact, out of the 1550 applicants, only 280 will be granted entry. Of course, as luck would have it, and after a grueling application process, they decided to mail the "acceptance" letters out this week. Hello.....we are on Spring break. UGH! Luckily, my wonderful friend checked the mail for me on a daily basis and when it finally arrived, she expressed mailed it to us in Florida.



What did it say? Well, my daughter didn't want to open it until we were all together as a family, which meant we had the letter in hand for over half an hour before opening it. We trekked back into Universal Studio, located the rest of the clan and......

And she cried tears of joy....

YES! She got in. We are so happy for her and so very proud. Job well done geeky nerd....way to go!

2. Lost & Found - Ok, so you might be thinking what could possibly top an acceptance letter to an amazing high school, well.....if you read my poem from the other day, you will know that I experienced what all parents fear....losing their child in the crowd. So, the second thing I'm loving this week is finding Squid and having all three of my children. I came with three....thank God I'm leaving with three....I love you guys and next time, we are all wearing matching neon tops!



3. Harry Potter Land - I'm loving the fact that we are on vacation someplace warm and to top it off, we got to visit Harry Potter Land (twice). I love Harry Potter.....we got dizzy on the rides, purchased our wands from Ollivander's Wand Shop, bought a whole bunch of stuff in Hogsmeade and we had our fill of delicious Butter Beer. Here's to you Harry.

What Hogwarts house are you?

What are you loving this week?

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    37 comments:

    1. So happy for your daughter:)! Congratulations to her:)! As for HP, I would have to say either Gryffindor or Slytherin. I waffle between the good side and the bad;). Happy weekend! A/J

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    2. Hi Jules! Hope you're enjoying your vacation! Thanks for co-hosting. :)

      ~ http://www.fireflytales.net ~

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      1. Thanks for stopping by....I'm sad we are leaving.

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    3. Congrats to your daughter! Her tears of joy are so sweet! I've been enjoying the poems as well. :)

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      1. Thank you so much Rachel. I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend.

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    4. Thanks for hosting! And congrats to your daughter, the pictures are great!

      Holly at Not Done Growing

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    5. That is so exciting about your daughter getting into the magnet school! What kind of magnet school is it? I went to a performing arts magnet school when I was younger.

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      1. She applied to the Visual Arts Academy. The school offers many various programs...ranging from medical, science, engineering and the arts ~ it is the most academically challenging school in our area ~ we are very proud of her. Thanks Sarah.

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    6. Thanks for co-hosting.. new follower here

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      1. Yea! I'm glad you joined our blog party. I will definitely be visiting. I hope you liked my blog. :)

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    7. So much going on! I don't know how you're managing it all, but makes life exciting doesn't it.

      Lee
      A Faraway View
      An A to Z Co-host blog

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      1. Arlee ~ life is absolutely crazed right now. Thanks for popping by. I really enjoy the A to Z challenge.

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    8. Hahaha 'job well done geeky nerd'. Fantastic.
      Congrats to her :)))

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    9. Beautiful photos from a moment your daughter will always remember! Just stopping by for the A-Z Challenge. Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

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      1. Thanks for stopping by Juliet. I'm glad you guys are also writing poetry for the A to Z! Half way there!

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    10. Congratulations! P.S. Thanks for hosting this hop too!

      Sharon
      http://makeitorfixit.com

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      1. Thanks Sharon. I'm glad you joined the Blog party. I will definitely stop by again. :)

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    11. Great pics of your daughter opening her letter. Congratulations! Sounds like, all in all, you and the family had a fantastic time.

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      1. Hi Jennifer ~ the poor thing....I had the camera on her the whole time, but was ready to hit delete if it was bad news....phew, lucky it was happy news! Thanks for reading.

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    12. Congrats to your daughter, reading this post reminds me of when my DD got her college acceptance. I love seeing kids, particularly girls applying themselves, when it's very popular that they not. Never understood why being an airhead...or pretending to be was "cool".

      Enjoy your trip!

      A-Z

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      1. Sandy, I couldn't agree more ~ it so wonderful to see young women strive for something other than getting a boyfriend. Thanks for reading. I have been following you thru A to Z....almost there. ;)

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    13. Thank you for hosting the Blog Hop! I'm so glad I got the chance to read and follow your blog. :)
      http://roxanne459.blogspot.com/

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      1. Roxanne, I'm glad you joined the blog party. I can't wait to visit your blog.

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    14. Oh Julie, the joy in your daughter's eyes, it's amazing. Congratulations to her and all your family. It's so important to attend a good school; she worked so hard and succeeded!

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      1. Thanks Stephanie! We are so happy for her. She worked really hard for this.

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    15. So happy for your daughter- DW truly IS magical isn't it? Here from the Blog HOp and following. BB2U

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      1. Glad to have you on the Blog Hop! Thanks for reading. I will definitely check out your blog. have a great Sunday.

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    16. That is AWESOME! I think geeky nerds are COOL! I was one. hahahaha! Congratulations to your daughter :).

      Jessica
      The Wondering Brain

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      1. I love geeky nerds! Thanks Jess. This Blog Party was a wonderful experience.

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    17. Hi Jules! I found this party at the Meet & Greet Blog Hop and just linked up! Following you through GFC. Would love you to visit my blog at www.musingsofavintagejunkie.blogspot.com

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      1. Hi AnnMarie ~ I'm glad you found me. I will definitely by stopping by. Thank you for reading my blog. :)

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    18. Hi! Thank you for co-hosting! Now following you via GFC and Bloglovin' :)

      Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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    19. Hi Jules! It was fun co-hosting with you for the Show Off Blog Party this weekend! Looking forward to more posts of yours :)

      Brittany

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    20. I'm still jealous of Harry Potter:)!! Alice

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