Thursday, February 25, 2010

Snow, snow, and more snow!!!

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Ol' Man Winter must love Kentucky as much as we love Kentucky! He has certainly been hanging out around here lately. Our school for today was canceled due to snow. That makes 4 schools canceled in the last 3 weeks! As you can imagine, my Scooby Doo calendar is one confusing mess right now. I have erased, written new dates, erased - you get the picture! Thankfully, we will be making up all those dates, so if we are scheduled to come to your school, no worries! We look forward to seeing you soon! The weather man says that spring will arrive one day!

These were some pictures we took during one of our last big snows. There was definitely a couple of inches of snow this morning, but nothing like a few weeks ago. Here are some pictures of Chloe and me playing. Wally is in one of the pictures. Frannie, our Body Guard, was taking the picture and making sure we were staying safe!

Hope you are staying warm today! Mom is making us some warm milk for our afternoon snack. I better scoot!

Have a great day! Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Our Cousin Alex

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers. Once again, our yard is covered with snow. Every day we watch the news and see all the schools that have been canceled. Our schools last week and this week were postponed due to Ol' Man Winter. We are using our time to read, play checkers, and work on our brand new newspaper story. Speaking of newspapers, this was in The Athens Review today. It's an article about our cousin Alex. The picture was taken a few weeks ago when she scored her 3000th point. We are so proud of Alex. We wanted to share the news! Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

After 4 Spectacular Years, Furr Takes a Bow

Prep career may be over for AHS’s all-time scoring leader, but Fresno State awaits

Jayson Larson The Athens Review

FAIRFIELD —  Alex Furr says she can remember her first varsity basketball game like it was yesterday.

It was against Highland Park her freshman year. Her memory? Throwing up about seven airballs.

“I was convinced I had to step up my game,” Furr said.

Boy, did she.

Furr’s high school basketball career officially ended Tuesday night in Fairfield, as the Lady Hornets dropped their bi-district basketball game to defending Class 3A state champion Waco Robinson, 37-30. Furr scored 18 points.

She hangs up her No. 11 jersey at Athens High School as the school’s career scoring leader. In 123 games, Furr scored 3,169 points, an average of 25.7 per game.

Time and again, the 5-6 guard has managed to find a way to top herself. She entered her senior season having scored a career high 51 points as a junior.

As her senior season began, it became clear that mark was in serious danger. She began the season by scoring 40 or more points in nine of the Lady Hornets’ first 12 games. She netted 49 against Mount Pleasant in the third game of the season, and then 48 in a win over Martins Mill a week and a half later.

The best was yet to come, as she topped her career high with a 54- point performance against Class 5A Tyler John Tyler just a few weeks after that. She went for 51 once more, this time against Crockett in the District 20-3A opener on Jan. 9.

She was named All Henderson County Girls Player of the Year as a junior, when she led the state of Texas in three-pointers made with 146. She has been named all-state two years running and seems to be a lock for a third selection.

Earlier this season, she signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at Fresno State University in California.

“I got a lot of lucky breaks,” Furr said, “but I’ve practiced really hard to get where I am.”

Every single time I read it, I get goose bumps! We can't wait to see Alex play at Fresno!

Have a great night! Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Showered with Attention

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Our family should be in a school today, but guess what? That's right - more snow! Dad said we had about 6 inches this morning! I didn't know how many inches, but I did know that the snow was almost taller than me. It made our morning walk very interesting, if you know what I mean! The snow looks like it will be here for several days! Hopefully we will build a snowdog later. I will try to post a picture. Anyway, because we are home today, it's the perfect chance to catch up!

A few weeks ago, The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, KY invited us to spend a morning at Liberty Elementary and then spend the evening at the Carnegie Center downtown. It was a very exciting day! We met lots of new folks. We noticed during the morning assembly at Liberty there was a group of nurses seated in the back. I was scared for a while. I was so afraid one of them was going to pull out the nail clippers - or WORSE! After the assembly, the nurses came and introduced themselves. Their instructor, Ms. Judi Dunn, assured me they would not be clipping nails or giving rabies shots! Yesterday, Ms. Dunn sent us the nicest email. I thought I would share just a line or two -

I’m the UK College of Nursing Instructor that met you with the nursing students at Liberty Elementary in Lexington last month. I loved your program! The nursing students are learning how to promote health and wellness and teach “healthy” lessons to elementary school students as well as mentor a child that needs a little extra attention. You were a perfect role model on “how to teach elementary school children”! Thank you! We all enjoyed the lesson in more ways than one!

That made us feel so great! Chloe has talked about being a nurse. She would make a great nurse, if you ask me. Anyway, this email inspired her even more!

A great big thanks to all the nurses who take care of people and animals! You are the greatest!

Have a great day, stay safe in the snow, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!