Friday, June 12, 2009

The Icing On The Cake

Oh my. I am tired. School is out, so why am I tired?

Ah, it could be that the past month has been a whirlwind from which I have still not recovered.

It’s either that or I’m just flat out old. I’d rather go with the first choice, wouldn’t you?

The past few weeks have brought us prom, my ramblings about my baby leaving, kindergarten graduation, high school graduation, baseball, Alex and his permit, and college orientation.

So, now it’s officially summer and time to relax, right? Nope. There needs to be one more huge event to cap off the previous month.

What could it be?

How about sitting by the computer and listening to tons of names being read? Or, being stuck on a plane for hours when you know you are missing major news? Or sending texts left and right? Or freaking out and making tons of phone calls?

Or all of the above?

You would be correct if you chose all of the above. All of those things happened yesterday. All because of Catlan. Yep, blame it all on him.

Yesterday, I sat by my computer for as long as I could with the volume turned up all the way. I even carried it with me when I left the room.

Yesterday, Catlan’s parents were stuck on a plane bound for Oklahoma to watch their other son play baseball with Team Georgia.

Yesterday, texts were flying left and right between Katie, her friends, me, and tons of other people.

Yesterday, Katie and her friends did lots of screaming.


I told you. It was Catlan’s fault. Blame him.

And blame the MLB Draft.

Yep, you read that right. The MLB Draft.

(insert drum roll)

Catlan was drafted by the Texas Rangers!!

(and the crowd goes wild)

Now, you know Katie had to do something to mark this day, right? After all, this is Katie we’re talking about!

She whipped up a cookie cake

made signs

and had me pick up balloons while I was out shopping.

She even enlisted the help from the girls in making cards. Anna Grace drew a picture of Catlan hugging Katie. Check out how much taller he is than her!

Since Cat’s parents were out of town, I told him he had to take pictures so I could send them to his mom. Smart boy that he is, he did not argue with me.

Decision time is upon his family now. Play for the Rangers or head to college and play ball there? No matter what he chooses, we know we will be seeing great things from him.

Congratulations Catlan!


Jboo said...

Woohoo!! Congrats Catlan -- that is SO exciting!

Have a fun weekend celebrating!


NeuroMama said...

Holy moly! That is very impressive. He must be amazingly good to get drafted right out of high school. Congrats to Catlan. And, thank him for doing something that made you post to your blog. I miss it when you don't post often.

Denise said...

Congrats to Catlan!!!

Julie said...


And I am with you! i was looking at the calender and wondering why June is going by so quickly!!??! I might just wake up tomorrrow and it will be August! Gah!

Carrie said...

Oh my word I thought you meant the Army on FB! Congrats-Wow he must be really good!

Karen said...

Wow!! Congrats Catlan!! That is amazing! Very exciting. :-)


The Johnson 5 said...

yesterday when you posted it on Facebook it literally made my heart JUMP. My boys have been following the draft and when I told them they thought it was totally cool.

I'm sure whatever choice he and his family make will be the right one for them.

And tell your girl, whatever will be will be. When its real it always comes back :)

Shari U said...

Wow, what a talented athlete. I'm sure a very difficult decision, but if it were me, I'm sure I'd go with the $$$$!! (Just kidding....sort of).

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh. Wow. I'm pretty speechless. Congrats to Catlan!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Woohoo! Congrats to Catlan!