Headed to States

The  month of October has just flown by for us as Derwin and I spend our last high school season watching Jesse play golf.  The most exciting parts are her reaching so many of her goals as she progresses in a game she loves so much.  She shot a 36 this season and finished second in the conference.  I know she really wanted first but many of her goals were met even finishing second.  The biggest Dream come true was qualifying for States yesterday.  I can not even explain how relieved I am to have this day behind me.  I know she was so nervous and even upset by some of her play but the bottom line at the end of the day she made it!  Sadly her team missed going by 4 strokes.  In the game of golf you can pick 4 strokes to death.  Where one of our girls had a bad day another girl had the day of her life and Jesse knows how that can feel as well. The ups and downs of golf.  It seemed for a while that so much down would never bring the ups she wanted so badly but here we are today making reservations to play at Pinehurst, NC.  The best part it will just be Senior fun for her!  She Made It!!!

Above we are standing near the board where she learned she made the cut at Brushy Mtn. Golf Course in Taylorsville.

Below picture of her team although one will not travel with us next week, Jesse and Abby made the cut!

Here is a picture of some friends made along the way.  Golf is a great sport and it is so hard to pull against other girls sometimes.  Haley is from East Gaston and Elizabeth is from TC Roberson.  All Four girls are headed to States next week.

The final score card for Mooresville

Finally just this past Friday night at the Mooresville Football Game Senior Night was celebrated for not just football but all sports where seniors can not be recognized at a game.  We proudly escorted Jesse out after a great high school career in Women’s Golf

Go Blue Devils!

Hopefully soon we will know which team we will be pulling for next.


Wedding Cruise

Derwin and I sat sail on the Carnival Valor last Sunday to be a part of the wedding of Jeff and Michelle Imobersteg.  We were very excited to both be there for them on this special day and take our first cruise.  Here are some highlights from our week.

Sunday:  We flew into Miami and boarded the boat.  We did not have that much time to view leaving Miami as we had a Happy Hour to attend with our Wedding group and dinner to follow.  Here is a peak at the ship leaving Miami.

Monday:  Today is Wedding Day.  So most of my pics will be of the wedding couple but I have a few to share of Key West, Florida.  We sailed into port and docked by 8am.

After getting ready for the wedding we headed out to see a few views on Duval St. and meet the trolley that would take us to Smathers Beach for the wedding.

Above is a picture of the boys hanging out at Hogsbreath Saloon before meeting the trolley.  Then off to beach where rain did fall but not the spirits of the Bride and Groom.

There are so many more pics so check them out on Facebook.  After hitting Duval St. again we headed back to the boat for a reception and dinner!  We all went down early after a long exciting day!  Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Imobersteg.

Tuesday:  We were a sea all day heading towards Grand Cayman.  It was a rainy dreary day but we still enjoyed each other and some good laughs together.

Wednesday: GRAND CAYMAN!!! This is where the picture at the top was taken look how beautiful the water is.  Derwin and I really wanted to snorkel here so we heading off down the road and found a great spot and actually swan with a shark!  Wish I had an underwater camera.  It was weird for sure.  The water is so clear we could see like 80 feet deep.  It was 2 hours of wonderful!

Thursday:  We docked in Montiego Bay, Jamaica although we were not near Montiego Bay (walking distance anyway).  The scenery was awesome.  After a brief shopping adventure we just enjoyed a lazy empty day on the ship taking in the beautiful surroundings.  Here are the pics.

Friday:  At sea day again with lots of sun but a nice breeze all day.  It was nice to have a down day to prepare to leave the ship the next morning.  Here are some final shots of fun on the boat.

Towel art by our Room Attendant Jerry.

  Jaya from Bali who served   our dinner each night in the dining room.

 Final Night in the Lindy Hop Piano Bar.

Final Cheers to Jeff and Michelle and fun-filled Wedding Cruise