Monday, September 5, 2011

Friday Night Lights.

Raising a family of boys in a small town, we experienced the power of Friday Night Lights years before they were in High School, but it definitely become more important the 12 years running that we had a football player playing for the Tehachapi Warriors.
Now 16 years later we have a Varsity player and a JV Cheerleader to take us back to our love of the Friday Night Lights.
Last week I posted about Kyle and his team.
Here we are on the field after the game, this week
(I can't believe I have grand kids that tower over me so.)
Sweet Madi leaned down so I wouldn't look so short.
It was nothing short of a miracle for me to get them to stand together, actually touching for a picture. Kyle reminded me he didn't want to be late to the dance. They still follow the dance after the game tradition in this small town.
But this week it is all about my cheerleader. After raising 3 boys and having one grandson, Madi was the first of my 7 granddaughters. Needless to say she has a special place in my heart. I was the first to hold her after she was born, her Mama handed her to me.
Her name is Madisann (not Madison), the ann after my middle name.
Can you tell how proud this Mamaw is?

Sorry for the terrible picture coming up next, but I got this off her Mom's facebook and it wouldn't download, so I took a picture with my camera off the computer...really dumb, I know, but I so badly wanted to show you  this.
She was mascot for the Tehachapi Warrior Cheerleaders and had a uniform from the time she was 6 months old. Her Mom, a former cheerleader was the coach for many years.
She is about 4 yrs. old here.
She also was mascot and cheered from about 2 yrs. old until last year for the youth football team that her brother played on.

Well, hope you all had a good, restful Labor Day (that sounds kinda strange...restful and labor in the same sentence).
We BBQ'd hamburgers with the family that lives  in our front yard. LOL
Fun Day.

Football on Friday,
BBQ on Sunday.
More than ever I am glad to be home and my heart is bursting with the blessings I experience daily.

God is Good!
Life is Good!


DogmomDiva said...

Hi Beverly, what a fun family Friday night..I miss the boys playing sports and will be a little while before Gracie starts pee wee anything, lol..Madi is beautiful and I love how her name is spelled..
So glad you are enjoying your time HOME and looking forward to seeing pictures of your little cottage as you get it fixed up..

hugs and love

Jane said...

You have every right to be a proud Mamaw! Beautiful grandchildren! How fun to be able to see them play football and cheer.....just like you did with your own boys (well, not the cheering part).
It's also very cool that the town still has a tradition of a dance after the game....I'm big on tradition!
Have a great week.

Linda said...

Oh how I miss going to high school events with the boys! It's wonderful that you are able to do that with your Grandkids now!Have a great week!!

Farmchick said...

Sounds like such a great time for you. We are immersed in some Friday Night Lights ourselves with our son playing ball.

Lap Dog Knits said...

Those look like great days you're living!
Fun pictures and memories - happy Fall season to you and your family.

deb said...

what great pictures and what handsome kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a great way to spend friday nights! I hope its cooling down in your neck of the woods...its still brutal down here!!!!

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

I know how proud you are of your grandkids. They are so special. I loved seeing what a beautiful young lady Madi has become. I had no doubt she would be a great cheerleader. What a fun time watching Kyle too. Just wondering if there is going to be a little family rivalry between the Warriors and the Vikings...ha