Wednesday, February 23, 2011

We're Number One!

Remember the other day when I had the big frowny face and I told you that we were wait listed at 3 schools.

I was wrong.

The letter that was coming in the mail from our 1st choice charter school was to inform us of what number we were in the school lottery for open spots at the school. This school is crazy hard to get into.  Last year...there were 250 applicants for 40 spots.

The letter came last Tuesday and I stood in the parking lot holding the envelope for a long time.  I was afraid to open it because I've never been one to have good luck.  

I walked all the way back to my apartment holding it to my chest and praying that it was good news.  Please God let us get into this school!

I tore open the envelope and scanned the letter.  Two things stood out.


Grade K

I re-read the letter three times and took a picture of it and sent it to iKeith.  

Is that a 1.  As in WE ARE NUMBER ONE in the SCHOOL LOTTERY???

It was and we are!

They called me today to offer my son a spot at their wonderful Blue Ribbon winning charter school.

I said yes!!

One of the great things about Alex getting into this school is that Mallory will get a spot next year. Siblings get priority.  There will be no lottery!

Speaking of luck.....

iKeith is my good luck charm.  Things really turned around for me when I met him and he's been experiencing good luck for years.

When he was a plebe at West Point his parents were planning to visit during Parents Weekend and all cadets were warned to make the nessessary hotel arrangements as soon as possilbe.

iKeith waited too long and there were NO rooms available.  Luckily The Hotel Thayer raffled off a few rooms every year.

iKeith won the Presidential Suite

Four years later...iKeith is graduating from West Point and his parents AND brothers are coming out for this momentous occasion.  

Guess who didn't make arrangements for his family.

Guess who AGAIN won a suite at The Hotel Thayer.

iKeith did.

I think I'll just call him Mr. Lucky!


  1. YAAAAY!
    Luck? Divine intervention? Or: things happen the way they're supposed to.
    Either way, congratulations!!!!! I know how stressed you were about all of this. I'm so glad your mind will finally be at ease.


    Wow, I need some of iKeith's luck.. he's one lucky guy!

  3. WOW!!!!!! Congrats, girl!! How exciting and wonderful!!!! Couldn't have happened to a nicer family!

    Now you just need to get Keith to play the lotto! :o)

  4. Connie, I am so, so, happy for you! Seriously happy. I might have even shed a tear. Don't tell.

  5. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you!

  6. This is wonderful news Connie! So happy for you and your kids. I still cannot believe our children are old enough to go to kindergarten.

  7. That is SO awesome. I am thrilled for you.

    And you are sharing iKeith's luck b/c I could really use a small win at the lottery.

  8. OMG!!! This is FANTASTIC!!!!! I'm thrilled for you all!

  9. Awe!!! I love that video!

    Congrats on getting in!!!! I know that's a huge relief!

    I need some iKeith luck.

  10. Yay!Yay!Yay!Yay!Yay! I'm so excited for you!!!!! I know this will take a lot of stress off about school.

  11. Getting into a great school is such a wonderful accomplishment! Congrats!!

  12. AAAAAHHHHHH! YAY! I am SO so excited for you all, Connie! This is wonderful news!!

  13. Perhaps you have more luck than you did meet and marry Mr. Lucky after all!

    Congratulations on getting into your school of choice. that is pretty awesome!

  14. Woohoo! Grats! Now bottle up some of that luck and sell it for millions! :))

  15. Congratulations again... I saw your tweet when you got the letter and I was SO happy for you!
    That's a great video you put together - I love it.

  16. Oh my gosh! oh my gosh! oh my gosh!! how did I miss this??????

    It all works out doesn't it???



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