Fall sports are over (have been for quite some time now...)both Maggie and Ashlee played soccer, and Maggie ran for the cross country team at her Middle School. I love soccer and hope they continue to play. I do not love hyper-competitive parents / coaches. Sometimes they are funny and entertaining (the coach in the green in the background is an example of this) but mostly they are bothersome and make me uncomfortable and even a little angry. It's the only part of youth sports that I don't like. Best memory I have of Ashlee this season (even though I didn't personally witness this, I was with Maggie at her field): While waiting for the game to start, Ashlee dropped and started doing push-ups. She loves soccer and is always excited to play - I am smiling thinking about it right now.
Maggie's back during a race - I am really proud of her - she worked hard at cross country and improved her time by about 1 1/2 minutes during the season. What makes me more proud is the fact that she showed up to try-outs/practice without a single friend (new school, only a few friends). I would not have done that in a million years in school. I played sports in high school, but I always knew someone until my senior year and I probably wouldn't have played that year, but my dad found out about the off-season team for my school and got me to try-out, thanks Dad! Anyway, Maggie is awesome.
So, there you go - one update down, several to go. . . .