Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Soccer Weather

On Sunday we woke to beautiful snow everywhere. I was sure that Frances's soccer game in Eugene would be cancelled and we could have a gorgeous snow day. The kids geared up. I went for a long walk with Mac...and got the message that OYSA refused to cancel the game and it was on. Seriously. No joke. Thankfully, the drive was relatively safe, we have a great car, and Frances team won against a very rough and very dirty team. Then we rushed back to the house...just in time for the 2nd downpour to start. Phew!!

HR with BLD

I had the wonderful chance to spend 24 hours with Brookie...sans kids...in one of favorite places on earth - Hood River. We got to drink nummy bear, hike, and talk for probably 12 hours straight. Bliss. Need to do that more.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Maggie the Magical Charm

Maggie has a new role in our other children's life. She is their cheerleader....literally. She has taken it upon herself to bring her cheerleading outfit to every game and perform at half-time. In Phoenix it became a thing and a good luck charm that even Frances's stern coach required. The best part was watching all of the parents...including the other team...cheer for her. She then started a cheer class for Henry. Classic.

Sunday - Finale Day!

Sunday was a serious soccer day. I woke up early to get one last run in with the nice weather and it was worth it to see the sunrise.

Then,  they had a game at 9 am and had to win by at least three and they other teams had to fall in place for them to get in the finals. It worked out and they ended up playing the top team in Arizona and the 2nd team in the nation. The finale was AWESOME. The level of play was incredible and it was just such a fun match to win. The heat got the best of our team...not the Arizona girls, and they wilted in the second half. The ended up losing 4-3, but we were SO proud.

All the girls wore their medals on the planeride home. TOO CUTE.

2nd Day = More Pool, Running in a Very different Landscape, FANTASTIC game

The second day was more ideal vacationing. Running, playing tennis and ping pong, LOTS of water slides, a FANTASTIC soccer game, and dinner at a super fun and fancy italian place. I could seriously get used to this schedule.