Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Breaking News of Gigantic (to us) Proportions


In the space of five minutes today 
I learned wonderful news 
about two of our kiddos.

First, Mikey was telling us that 
he has been accepted into the 
Professional Gardener's Program
at Longwood when the phone rang
and it was my friend Bev.
She was calling to see if we knew
that Chelsea had won FIRST PLACE
in the Hershey Cocoa Contest
at 
our local Fair.

This means that she will be going to 
the Pennsylvania Farm Show to 
compete once again with this recipe.
She will face all of the other Fair Winners 
from across the State in the age 8-18 class.

What a crazy day!  We were in Hershey this
afternoon to meet with her specialist
and then to come home to this.

So, we jumped in the van and headed
to the Fairgrounds to verify the 
information before we told anyone....
Consider it verified.
Isn't she cute?

And her dear friend Kara happened
to be there with her Mom and brother
just as we were checking out her win.

I love this photo of the two of them.

We were thrilled to find a second place ribbon
on one of her two pieces of artwork.

The folks at Creekside Cottage have some
celebrating to do as well...but I will let 
them share their good news in their 
own way.

So...in the space of one afternoon my 
January got a lot busier.
Mikey moves out ...I'm going to have to
work on wrapping my brain around that fact...
and Chelsea 
goes to the Farm Show
to compete with her
Peanut butter Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies
made with Hershey's Cocoa and
Reese's Peanut Butter Chips.

Way to go Mikey and Chelsea!

15 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I echo your last statement "Way to go Mikey and Chelsea"!

JD said...

That really is great news...Please tell both Mikey and Chelsea that I said "Way to Go" and congratulate them for me...

Karen said...

Wow, fantastic news!

Congratulations to both Mikey and Chelsea!

Vee said...

Hearty congrats to Mike (I'll leave off the "y" as that sounds like a name for family's use...I don't want him to hunt me down)as I know that this is a dream he's had for a long time. What a thrill for him and for all of you.

And hearty congrats to Chelsea. That is no mean feat and she's done herself and her family proud.

Tracy said...

What wonderful news- on both accounts. Congratulations all around!

~~Deby said...

Great news...Hip hip Hooray !!!...you know this does reflect on your *mothering* too...
Can't wait to hear Deanna's news..
Deby

LV said...

How blessed you are with such fine children. Glad they are doing things worthwhile with their lives. You have a right to be proud.

Elena said...

Congratulations to your kids! That is awesome.

jAne said...

sWeEeT blessings for both your children! so wonderful! i'm sure your heart is bubbling over the surface with happiness for them.

((( hug )))

jAne

MelissaH said...

woohoo!!!!!

and woohoo squared!!!

Mrs.Rabe said...

They told us their news this evening when they got back from skating!

I yelled when Mikey told me his news! I am soooo happy for him!

And congrats to Miss Chelsea too! She didn't mention the Farm Show stuff! Awesome fun!

Tracy's corner said...

Congrats to your kiddos!

Melissa G. said...

Wow! That's so awesome! Both of those are great news! You must be so proud!

Judy said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! I am so happy for all of you! What a wonderful opportunity for Mikey and a true testimony to his dedication and hard work in the field he loves!

And, Congrats to Chelsea as well! She should also be very proud of her skills and talents!

Oh, and by the way, if she needs any taste testers, this family would be more than happy to help!

Have a great day!

Phyllis said...

Congratulations to them both. Great news.