Tuesday, March 16, 2010

the madness begins

March....brings spring rains and peeping flowers.  It brings the end to winter for many...and it brings the madness of basketball tourney time!  I just love March Madness.  During March (actually all season) you'll be able to find me sitting in front of the tv watching basketball or at a game cheering on my favorite team.  Heck, the entire family is into basketball. We've got our brackets filled out and we're ready. 
Maggie's basketball team is competing in the East Coast Basketball Tournament this week in Lynchburg, VA.  Teams from all along the east coast, Texas, Tennessee and Iowa will be there grinding it out.  John is one of the assitant coaches, John Samuel is one of the ball boys, Kenzie is a middle school groupy and I'm one of the chaperones. We're taking down 15 girls and our Varsity boys team is going as well.   
If it's anything like last year's tournament, we'll come home loaded down with memories and in need of some serious sleep.  So in between cheering for the Warriors, I'm be checking scores and marking off my NCAA brackets.  I'll be blogging about the Warrior's games here.  And maybe, just maybe I'll get in a bit of knitting.  The gatorade is packed....see you next week! 

17 comments:

From All Stitched Up said...

Have a great time ! I wish all of you much sucess ! Swish !

~ Maria ~ said...

Praying that you have a blessed time! And may the Lord bring all of you back safe and filled with wonderful memories :)

Blessings,

Maria

Kristyn Knits said...

Have a great trip! You took your full dose of patience along with your knitting needles, right? :)
Be safe!
Good Luck Maggie! Do your best!

Christina said...

Here's hoping you have fun, safe travel, and a winning team!

Meg said...

Safe travels, Lisa! My alma mater used to be in Lynchburg. (Well, the buildings are still there, but they've let men and changed the name, so the spirit of the place has changed.) Anyway, my husband spent about an hour filling his brackets out--he does several. And in some of them he didn't pick his alma mater to advance beyond the first game (Clemson)--there's no way they'd get beyond West Virginia.

I do hope you packed some knitting. Have a great time!

Gloria said...

Have a fun, safe trip! May the Lord bless all of you, indeed! :)

larissa said...

Lisa, how exciting! Have fun, stay safe, cheer loudly, laugh a lot! Maggie, do your best and have fun and WIN! I'll be thinking of you.

But all i can think of right now is how you get 15 pumped up teenage girls to get some sleep in a hotel room - my kids never get any sleep the first night we spend away from home - the good part is that they pass out early on the second night.

Can't wait to hear how things went. Best of luck to you all!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Let the fun and games begin! My dad used to follow all that madness with his charts. We're SU fans around here (both my Dad's and my alma mater) -- but they usually end up disappointing. May all your teams come out on top!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a great time! Have a blast and hopefully you'll find some time for knitting:)

Journeying Five said...

Sounds like you will definately have alot of memories. Hope the trip is wonderful and safe!

Tracy said...

Prayers for safe travels, much fun and success...sounds like great fun ahead for you all! :o) ((HUGS))

Heather said...

I hope that you have a wonderful, and safe journey.

Gayle said...

Have a wonderful time and best of luch to your teams. I love this time of year also. Safe travels.

Naturalearthfarm said...

Oh, you're a woman after my husband's heart - the poor man. With no television now for about 6 years, he has learned to look forward to his Thursday edition of Sports Illustrated.
Have a wonderful time!
Warm wishes and joy, Tonya

The WoodLand School said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip! Looking forward to hearing all about it :-)

Ruth said...

Enjoy!!! It sounds like a crazy but fun time.

Ruth

Anonymous said...

Just saw where the Warriors won the Championship Game. Way to go, girls!

Pam & Keith