Sunday, April 1, 2012

Proudest Mama

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted! I was sick for about 2 weeks, and on top of that, very busy with the kids, as all 3 girls are playing softball. Here is just a sample, last week:

-Monday, Alexa's game {big win for them and Alexa hit a home-run, woohoo!}
-Tuesday, Alexa practice, Celeste practice
-Wednesday, Alexa Practice, Sophie practice
-Thursday, Alexa game {big win against a really good team whom they have never beat} and Celeste's first games, a double header, double wins {go Hornets!}
-Friday, Alexa game {another win} and Celeste school concert
-Saturday, Sophie practice
-Sunday, Celeste practice.

Add on top of that my two jobs. Whew, exhausting at times, but really fun, too!

But that is not what I really want to post about. We have big news! Really, REALLY big news! News that came in a really big envelope:

 I could not believe it when I saw it! And I had the hardest time not ripping it open before Alexa got home! It was the nicest news ever, and worth the wait. Alexa has been accepted to Scripps. Amazing!

 My favorite part, the handwritten note that says "I really enjoyed reading your essays, Alexa!". That must have been what did it. 

A year ago we all fell in love with Scripps when we went for a visit. It was a long shot. It was her dream school. It was a far off goal to reach.

She worked hard. She took SAT prep courses and raised her score by 250 points. She put a lot of time {I mean a TON of time} into her entrance essays. And it paid off. We go out in 2 weeks for admitted students day with info seminars, tours, and meetings with the financial aid department. And, I hate to see all her hard work possibly go to waste, but that meeting will be the determining factor. So, let's hope they offer her a hefty financial aid package. Fingers {and toes} crossed!


Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

Way to go, Alexa!!! I'm so happy that her hard work has paid off and I will most certainly keep my fingers crossed that the meeting will bring even more wonderful news. Congrats :)

Kelli Collins said...

Congrats Alexa and Lisa! This is great news. It is always fun to see good things come to our children...especially when they want it so bad...and work so hard! :)

Julie said...

Congrats!! You probably already know to do this, but scour the internet for financial grants. There are many independent things she can try to do to shave off small sums here and there. And grants are always best, since you don't have to pay them back! (Student loans may sound like a good idea, but take it from me...they're not worth even the most prestigious school on earth!!) Best wishes and prayers for lots of scholarships!!

H said...

You could hold a bake sale with all your yummy cupcakes to pay tuition :) Congrats to all!