Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The New Haley :]

So today was the start of a completely new life for this Haley. For one, I officially turned in my paperwork for cheer that confirmed I am not trying out for the competition squad this coming year...ya, you heard it right...it's devastating! And although it sounds totally superficial and might set me as the stereotypical cheerleader, it was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make in a looong time. Why else would I wait till the very last day to turn it in? (And this hard decision disregards the decisions I've had to make concerning boys recently- Bre, Lu, Ben- you know where I'm coming from!) Haha, but in the long run it will be beneficial and will no longer interfere with my religious beliefs (namely seminary), lack of sleep (hello, waking up at 4:30 and staying at school till 8:00 with tons of homework left is no life!), health- I WILL NOT get mano (mom, you heard me), etc. Can I please hear a holla?!! HOLLA!

Second, I signed up for this amazing gym today....I totally feel like a secret agent spy or something. Fingerprint entrances, treadmills with individual tvs and wide selection of dvds, free water and towels....I mean seriously, is that not totally air force one or something? Oh, and I totally forgot to mention that THE most attractive guy works the Tuesday night shift at about 8:00. I must remember to mark that in my planner... ;)

Thirdly, I finally got my camera to upload new pictures unto my pathetic Mac computer- which means I can finally update my myspace...haha I did not just admit that. It's so lame!

So here you have it- the new, competition-less, athletic training, myspace-affiliating Haley. Aye.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

National Champs :]

Two weeks ago our GOHS competition cheer squad went to the USA Nationals in Anaheim, California and placed 1st out of twenty-seven teams! It has only been our third year as the "newbie" high school around Temecula, with rivals Temecula Valley and Chaparral, and only our second year together as a team. It has been quite an accomplishment, especially considering the somewhat devastating defeat we experienced last year when we made a few stunting mistakes in the final competition day. (We still went home with third place in the junior varsity division). However, now as a Varsity team, we still consider ourselves as the underdogs...we compete with teams comprised of mainly seniors when the majority of our team is mostly freshmen and sophomores. We love our few juniors and one senior Kasey! :)

This is Andrea, who is probably one of the only sixteen year-old girls known in the cheer world to be able to do a full one-man with a full-grown girl (and Bre, no I'm not talking about the chest area)...they are both amazing and the stunt added a level of difficulty unheard of!!

Well, considering this rather extensive blog is turning out to sound like a newspaper article I could find in the Press Enterprise or one of Ben's blogs, I believe I'll close with one last thing-- NATIONAL AND CIF STATE CHAMPIONS BABY!!

(Oh, and Ben I'm totally kidding. Your ski blogs are very entertaining!)

Dear Journal

I thought I'd copy my big sis one more time....and considering I have NEVER been good at keeping track of a journal like she has, this is a good substitute despite my very un-savvy computer skills on a Mac computer. Agh, I have yet to discover how to import pictures. This is about the time I start calling for Ben!!