2 days of great racing at the Dogwood Junior Championships were tough, painful, and exhausting, but despite all that, they were full of amazing memories and our team did really well, including my double that I finally got to race!
Lots of wind, bone-chilling cold, and not a whole lot of practice all added up to two interesting regattas these past few weeks. Here's what happened at the Percy Priest Sprints March 26th and at the race at Baylor a few days ago, plus a few interesting practices that led up to them....
Now that the 2021 Winter training season has neared its end, I thought that it would be the perfect time to look back on the highlights of my first rowing seasons... Some of the things, like the races, I already wrote about in previous posts, but there are other things that I haven't until now.
My Mami's birthday was just the other day, and because she does so much for my sister and I, I decided to throw her the best tropical-themed party that I could! I spent the entire day before getting everything ready, then when I finally let her see what I'd done, she was really surprised and loved everything!
The menu was based on this tropical theme, and was fruity and delicious, with the decorations being extremely festive!
My Sweet 16 was yesterday, and even though I didn't have a huge party, I still had a great time celebrating with my family! We did a puzzle, opened presents, had cake, and had an amazing time together!
This year has truly flown by, and Christmas was around the corner before I even knew it. My family and I made some holiday treats, played a few games, watched movies, and opened presents on Christmas morning, enjoying all of it! But the fun started before Christmas Eve, since we did a few other winter activities before that!
This past Sunday my family made a short trip to Chicago to go ice skating and to the Field Museum, and even though the rain canceled our plans to go ice skating, we still had a lot of fun!
One of the biggest regattas in North America, yesterday was my first time attending the Head of the Hooch! There were over 2,000 boats competing from all over the US, and even a boat from Serbia!
This past Monday I was at rowing practice when I noticed a duck walking along the side of the road opposite to the boat enclosure. He was calling out and eventually walked out onto the road and came up to us. I then noticed that he was a duckling because of his feathers and his wings, and after a while I noticed that he also had a bit of a limp. My Mami and I brought him home with us and named him River. He spent the night and the following day with us, and managed to find him a nice new home. We later found out that he's actually a domestic duck, so it's a good thing that we did bring him with us!
Last Halloween we had a ton of spooky decorations, and although this year, that wasn't the case, we still had plenty of tasty treats and had a lot of fun! We also dressed up, carved our pumpkins, and watched the first Harry Potter movie!