Friday, October 28, 2016

Bound for Britain!!

Well, it's official!  Our Shelb is bound for Britain!
Soooo excited for her. She was going to try to fool me when I got home from getting the kids from school. She had a plan to tell me she didn't make the cut (there were 40 kids who wanted to go and only 10 could go...after a lengthy process of teachers going through applications and essays)...but she couldn't hold out that long. She texted me the good news! lol!  She's so funny.  She was soooo excited.  So very proud of her. She worked hard writing that essay and coming up with ideas for fundraising.  In 8 months she will be living a week of her life in England...living with Bourne students and going to school with them and touring a country her mama has never even been to! (slightly jealous!)  But so awesome for her!  I have never seen her so excited about something.  She is going to learn so much from the trip!
(below is her excitement over her acceptance letter that she got this morning)

 And below is her fundraising jar...she needs to raise quite a bit of money to go on this trip, but she seems up for the challenge (already planning leaf raking, cleaning, chores, etc).  And the sweetest thing is that Dylan came to me right after he heard she was accepted and he wanted to give her $5.  I thought that was so sweet.  Logan followed.  He wanted to give his "Bobby" his only money.  Love those big-hearted boys.
YAY for our Bound-for-Britain-"Bobby" :)

1 comment:

Nancy Gritter said...

YIPPEE Shelby!!!!! That is sooooooooooooooooooooooo AWESOME!!! Me and Pops are so excited for you and cant wait to hear about this wonderful experience!!SO VERY Exciting!!!!! :):) Nina