Ok so I took a little hiatus from my online journal. I’m cutting myself some slack since I was busy with Thanksgiving. Now my list of things I want to write about is way too long and I’m having little faith I will get to all of them! Let me take baby steps for now and see what happens. I thoroughly enjoyed my Thanksgiving break by the way!
Just before our Fall break, Morgan’s basketball team had their last two home games. WHAT!? How is this season already coming to an end…didn’t it just start? I mean, what am I going to do with myself without doing midnight laundry hoping to get all of the uniforms clean and who will watch the other kiddos while I’m at her games? and what’s for dinner for heaven’s sake!? The truth is, I absolutely love watching Morgan and her teammates play and look forward to being entertained every Tues/Thurs afternoon! Time is flying. My sister-in-law reminds me on a weekly basis about how quickly time passes. She sends me all of her facebook flashback photos and we repeatedly get sad! Why is she torturing me!? Just kidding…I LOVE these photos, they are amazing memories. She sent this one to me today and I swear I would do anything to have toddlers to plop into cow print carseats!
Back to basketball. It’s a tradition to do parent appreciation after the last home game. It’s not fancy, it’s just a time for the coach to say a few nice things about the girls, and the players get to recognize their parents with a short speech. Here is the youtube video of what MoMo had to say:
Great job! And most entertaining is the free throw contest! Parents have the opportunity to make a free throw shot and if successful, you win a full-size candy bar for your player. We all know how valuable a full size candy bar is! Thankfully, Brian was in town this year and could take the shot…of course he swished it. Last year, I was on the hook for the shot because he was traveling and I failed miserably. Apparently basketball is not the sport for 5’2″ moms…that hoop is high up there! All the more reason for me to be amazingly proud of these middle school athletes.
Several of the girls on Morgan’s original “Shooting Stars” team are on the Prairie Trail team. Wow…they’ve really grown up!!
November 22, 2016Flashback to the Shooting Stars 1st game in 2012!March 2014-Post Season Pizza Party:February 2015:December 2015 (Prairie Trail Middle School-7th Grade BB):Love you girls!! Our dear friends, Ava (51) & Ellie (50) Peters are moving to Texas at the conclusion of the season. We are going to miss them SO MUCH! And OH NO…we only have one more semester before we send our girls to high school!
On Monday night, we had an extra special treat at the game…Great Grammy D. was able to come watch Morgan play. MoMo, you played so hard, we loved watching you hustle! And despite the loss, Ethan made a great observation, you scored 33% of the points. So happy to have all of these special people there (including Collin, a fellow Husky) to support Morgan…MoMo, you have quite the fan club! I will leave you with this little tidbit. I captured Reece writing me this note on the bleachers at the game. It starts out so sweet and wonderful…Dear Mom, I love you so much… And then it takes a turn for the worse… Just when I thought I was ‘most of the time awesome’…it turns out I’m a little mean sometimes! Thanks for your honesty Reecie, I love you to pieces.