And the Winner Is . . .

Happy First Birthday to ParentingAces!  Hard to believe I’ve been writing and sharing with y’all for an entire year!  A huge thank-you to those of you who read my ramblings, share them with your tennis buddies, and take the time to comment with your own experiences – I truly value each and every one of you.

And the winner of the Birthday Contest – and a $50 gift card from my friends at Holabird Sports – is . . .

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KAREN YANNONE

Congratulations, Karen!  Please email me at fitmom@bellsouth.net with your mailing address so Holabird can send you the gift card.  Happy shopping!

Here’s to Year Two and more rambling and sharing – thanks for sticking by me!

Happy Birthday!

I guess one of the perks of writing a blog is having a public forum in which to wish the impetus BEHIND the blog happy birthday.  So, happy 16th birthday to my one and only son!  I wish for you a day and a year filled with dreams, happiness, love, success, and striving.

We are planning to celebrate tonight by attending the BB&T Atlanta Open to see Andy Roddick play Nicolas Mahut, weather permitting.  My son is a long-time Roddick fan, not so much because of Andy’s antics but rather because of his strong work ethic and dedication to the sport that has given him so much.  We have had the opportunity to see Andy play a few times now – in Atlanta, at the US Open, and in Davis Cup in Austin last summer – and he never disappoints.  I expect tonight to be more of the same!

So, Andy, if you’re reading this and you hear a crazy woman in the stands yelling to ask you to pose for a photo opp, that would be me.  Please make the Birthday Boy’s day and say yes!

And to my readers, I promise to get back to our regularly scheduled program later this week!  I have lots to report and share with y’all but little time to write – I’m volunteering at the BB&T Atlanta Open all week (with some very late nights, I might add).  In the meantime, please note that the Tennis Recruiting Network 8-week fall rating period begins next week, so please take another peek at my article on how that works so your junior doesn’t miss any opportunities.

One last happy birthday wish for my son before I close:  May all your dreams come true!