Saturday, May 11, 2013

I'M A PROUD MOMMY...continues...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL MY SWEET STAMPING FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD!!!

I hope you will have the opportunity to spend some fun times with your families!?!? I will enjoy every minute with my girls and I'm looking forward to seeing what they'll have in store for me :) !?!?

If you follow my blog, then you already know that God has blessed me with three healthy, beautiful, smart, witty,  and very confident girls...and today I'm even more proud, because I'm so excited to announce that my sweet Rebecca...I call her *Bexi* has not only won the GMA Essay Award for our 12th District in Georgia, but when we went to the the Award Luncheon this passed Tuesday she was announced the OVERALL GEORGIA GMA AWARD WINNER...YEAH!!! 


Her essay was selected out of 6715 valuable submitted essay's and my sweet Bexi took home the Grand Prize! I know she is still on cloud nine and Jerry and I are still beaming for pride!!!


Anyway, as promised I wanted to share some photo's with you from our day trip to Atlanta. The reception was held at the Turner Field also known as the Georiga Brave Stadium.....



I TOOK PHOTOS RIGHT AWAY....HERE ARE A FEW AS WE WALK UP TO THE TURNER FIELD.....




IT WAS REALLY NEAT TO SEE EVERYTHING SO CLOSE UP AND PERSONAL


THE BEAUTIFUL VIEW RIGHT OUTSIDE THE BRAVE STADIUM OVERLOOKING THE SKYLINE OF ATLANTA 


THE BRAVE STADIUM PLAY FIELD....SO COOL AND BIG!!!


WE NEVER REALIZED HOW AWESOME THE STADIUM ACTUALLY IS...AND SINCE REBECCA LOVES TO PLAY SOFTBALL WE'LL DEFINITELY RETURN TO SEE AN ACTUAL BRAVE'S GAME SOON


REBECCA & HER DADDY


REBECCA & HER LANGUAGE ART TEACHER MRS. CINDY OLIVER, WHO WAS ALSO INVITED BY THE GMA ASSOCIATION TO JOIN THE HAPPY OCCASION



THE GUEST SPEAKER WAS THE STATE HOUSE MINORITY LEADER STACY ABRAMS


REBECCA & HER FAMILY WITH THE GMA PRESIDENT JOHN REID


REBECCA WAS ASKED TO READ HER ESSAY AFTER SHE WAS ANNOUNCED THE OVERALL GEORGIA STATE WINNER!



CAN YOU TELL  THAT REBECCA WAS EXCITED :) ?!?


REBECCA'S TROPHY,  SHE ALSO RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE STATING THAT SHE IS THE GEORGIA STATE WINNER, HER ESSAY WAS FRAMED PLUS A $500 CASH PRIZE!


THE 2013 GMA AWARD WINNERS FROM EACH  GEORGIA DISTRICT


REBECCA & WINNERS CLOSE UP


REBECCA POSING AFTER ALL THE ACTION WAS OVER :) 

YOU CAN READ REBECCA'S ESSAY FOLLOWING THE LINK TO THE BREAKING NEWS RIGHT HERE!!! 


Thank you so much for all your kind words earlier this week when I first announced our trip to the Award Luncheon. It was truly an amazing day and experience for Rebecca and of course for Jerry and me as well. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today and for being such sweet and loyal stampin' friends!!! I'll be back tomorrow with a new *Shabby Tea Room* creation...see you then,


                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

16 comments:

Marisa said...

YOu must be a VERY proud mama!!! What a great Mother's Day gift in advance!! Soooo happy for her :) Give her a big hug for me!!

My daughter won her school's poetry writing contest last year and is hoping to win all round this year as she also entered a short story. Love smart, pretty, girls :) THey rock!!

Viv said...

Oh my word Silke!! I've just read your daughter's essay and I must say, a grown university graduate could NOT have written better! Her foresight and passion is there in her words. You have every right to be as proud as a peacock today! She's a beautiful, intelligent and caring young woman. She will go far!
Hugs Viv xxx

Angie Brown said...

Congratulations Rebecca and Silke :) You must all be so proud.. and so deserving… thanks for sharing your great news ;)

Michelle Lock said...

Rebecca your essay was first class. It clearly demonstrates just how much thought you put into your ideas and your writing. Your a very talented young lady and I think they should give you the job!! Mum you have every right to be as proud as punch. If only all our young people were so the world would be a better place. Hugs Michelle Lock x.

Sheri said...

You have every right to be proud. Bask in this for awhile before committing it to memory. I am thrilled for you all. And your pictures are amazing. Congratulations to you all. What a wonderful Mother's Day gift!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Congratulations, Rebecca and to you and Jerry too, Silke! There is nothing in the world that makes you more proud than to see your children succeed in school! Naomi, has had High Honor Roll all three quarters and tomorrow she is being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. So, I totally know the pride you feel. And yes, I think this is the best Mother's Day gift any mom could get! Happy Mother's Day my sweet friend! Tschuessy, Sabrina

Becky said...

How awesome for your family..,.And congratulations Rebecca..

Rebecca Johnson said...

Dear Silke,
I always say the future of our nation is in the youth of today. Rebecca is a shining example of the hope I have for this country.
Congratulations to you all. (I would love to speak to her when she becomes President!!)
Enjoy the limelight. Becky Johnson

Carol L said...

Congratulations Silke, you have the right to be a proud parent of such a bright young girl! I can't believe how quickly your children have grown up! Where have all the years gone?!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a special honor and I'm so glad you shared this great accomplishment with us all! Congrats to Rebecca and to you and Jerry...you can hold your heads up proudly! Happy mother's day!

Makiko Jones said...

Congrats to Rebecca, you and Jerry!! This is awesome and what a accomplishment!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow Silke! What a great accomplishment! You all must be so proud! Thanks for sharing! Happy Mother's Day!

Lisa said...

Many Many congratulations to your beautiful daughter Silke!! Thanks for sharing your joy with all of us!

remy said...

Congrats Silke! happy mothers day!!. thanks for sharing and looking forward for more pictures. Stay blessed.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congratulations! You deserve to be proud. TFS

Cheryl said...

Oh, my, Silke...are you still beaming with pride? Congrats. To you amazingly gifted daughter. I read her essay. If I didn't know she was I. The 6th grade I'd have thought she was at least in high school. Her essay was well thought out and executed and her ideas for a better future in her town are so mature. I'd vote for her for my mayor in a second!