updates & a reminder

 saturday morning was the girls last competition.
wild horses couldn’t have kept madison away.
i felt certain that less than 24 hours after surgery
the last place her loratab jacked up self would want to be
was a loud gymnasium for hours watching cheerleading.
puffy face, no make up, splint on her nose
& still on meds around the clock
she was there bright eyed & cheering on her squad.
they came in 2nd place
received the sportsmanship award! which is a big deal…
at least a couple dozen squads there most of which were varsity
& two of the recent state champs were also there.

the girls have all been coached by our favorite tumbling coach, tjuan.
caroline told me that if she’d had known she would be in a picture she would have dressed a little cuter.
what a riot!
yesterday madison really had a great day when this arrived in the mail!
in fact, i’m not even sure when she went to bed last night as she was 
in heaven playing with it.
have you seen the opi app? too fun
she’ll be feeling a lot better today after she sees the doctor.
she’s had a perpetual headache since the injury & maybe even more so since the surgery.
the nurse assured me she would get some relief today
after they remove the packing.
you just cringed didn’t you?

when i was 35 & in for my annual, the doctor thought she felt something
& sent me in for my first mammogram.
as if that wasn’t stressful enough,
i ended up being called back for another one
(which incidentally landed in the breast cancer month of october).
everything ended up ok
but now each year i have it scheduled in october. 
with pink ribbons everywhere it makes it easy to remember to schedule.
please tell me you’ve done the same!
if you’re late, please call & schedule yours.
some recent shots during this glorious weather~

(ps. brinkley is all good now too.
after two weeks off from running
while his laceration healed
& he took ginormous antibiotic capsules
we finally had a run together over the weekend. love that boy)

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October 26, 2011 - 11:21 am

traci - congrats to the girls. very exciting. madison even looks adorable with a broken nose. she looks so proud of her teammates.

thanks for the reminder, i am a little late on getting that done this year.

October 26, 2011 - 1:04 pm

Jboo - Yay for that sweet cheer team and cute Madison — even with her broken nose! Adorable photos! Tell Caroline she is cute no matter what she wears!

Glad your doggie is feeling better! Lovely photos as usual!

Happy Wednesday!

October 26, 2011 - 1:10 pm

Debby - Madison still looks so cute. Her face isn't bad at all. I thought she would be all black and blue. The doctors must have done well.
I am having a drawing for free photo cards tomorrow.
Also another giveaway…..sign up if you'd like.

October 26, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Shannon - What a trooper Madison is!!! She looks adorable even with a broken nose and I still cringe whenever I think of broken noses. Thank goodness she is getting all of that disgusting packing out today 🙂
Love the beautiful pictures Paige. Happy Wednesday!

October 26, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Kelli - I adore Madison's dedication…& I hope she enjoys her new phone 🙂 I am supposed to schedule my mammogram this year because I turn 35. I'm so glad Brinkley is back to running.

October 26, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Christina - Yep mine is already scheduled for January!! Let's fight this with early detection girls!! ; )

October 26, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Privet and Holly - I love happy endings,
and this one couldn't
be sweeter!
xx Suzanne

October 26, 2011 - 10:58 pm

Tiffini Kilgore - yes…I cringed. Poor thing! praying her headache is gone..I need to get my mammogram soon..thanks for reminding me:)

October 26, 2011 - 11:24 pm

3 Peanuts - I hope Madison is feeling better!! Congratulations to her team.

Her new I-phone is so pretty. I have the 3G still. I am so retro.

And I scheduled my mammogram just the other day..it is 12/21. I see a breast cancer specialist due to some high risk issues I have and they always do mammo and diagnostic ultrasound then I go immediately to her with the reuslts…It is a good method but scary each and every time.


October 27, 2011 - 10:47 am

melissa - Congrats to the team .. and what a sport Madison is. Glad she is recovering well.
I guess I need to either lose or crack my old 3g iphone (as ALL 3 of my sons have done) to get a new 4!! 😉

October 27, 2011 - 12:25 pm

sle - When you're as cute as she is, a little bandage has no bearing what so ever!! Hope she's on the mend and off the meds soon!

October 28, 2011 - 2:12 am

julie - So glad she was able to be there with her team! What a trooper!

October 29, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Jodi - I am so glad that madison is feeling better; she looks great! What a dedicated team member for her to be there for them! I love the shots!


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