Friday was "the best day of my life" according to miss Hope Elizabeth.
And well, I have to agree it was a pretty fantastic day.
It started with the first real travel day for the Demo/Performance team for the Jumpin' Jags. They loaded up on the bus first thing that morning, and were gone almost all of the school day. I took a personal day and followed them around what felt like the entire state of Kentucky.
See Hope in the back there?
I could tell she was a little reserved, but it was a big crowd.
But she slowly warmed up.
Never in my life would I have imagined my kids would be into jumping rope as a sport, but it's really quite awesome.
School #1 was finished.
But not much time to rest, because it was time to head to the next school, 8 million miles away.
WHO KNEW KENTUCKY WAS SO BIG?
The coach giving them a pep-talk just like any coach. WATCH YOUR LINES, JUMP LIKE YOU MEAN IT!
And I'd say it worked! Or maybe she just had the jitters out, because she was in it to win it.
And I am SO glad that I was there to traipse all over the countryside to watch.
But the best part of her day was still to come....