Archive for the Sports Category


Back to school…the busiest time of year!

It’s August. How is that possible? What does August matter, you may ask? Well, in most places in the country, it’s the start of a new school year. Yes, I realize the calendar year starts in January, but for people who have school age kids, August is the month when everything starts fresh. A new […]

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Worst call ever

I know I wasn’t the only one frustrated watching Monday Night Football last night, when a bad call at the end of the game caused the Green Bay Packers to lose and the Seattle Seahawks to win. It was the strangest ending I’ve ever seen in an NFL game and one people can’t stop talking about. The […]

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“Do good”

My brother was a much better athlete than me, and he still plays ice hockey at age 30. My dad went to every game, and before he stepped out on the ice he would say to him, “Do good!” Here’s my little boy who isn’t so sure about soccer, but his dad is there to […]

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Ready to play?

I am the first to confess, I was never a star athlete. I played sports because that’s what teenage girls growing up in the suburbs do. In high school, I ran cross country and track, played soccer and did gymnastics. Cross country practice was my favorite because we’d run to new home models nearby and hang out in the air […]

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Dribbling in a tutu dress

Avery really wants to be a big girl, so we let her play while Clay’s soccer team was practicing. She’s surprisingly good for a kid in a Costco “tutu dress.”

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And so it begins…

Last night was Clay’s last swim lesson, and I have good news to report: he can swim! Across the pool, face in the water and everything! I was worried he’d never do it, and here we are getting ready for Labor Day weekend and I no longer have to worry about him drowning. Hooray! While I’m happy that the […]

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Horseshoe champ

Horseshoe tournaments are pretty common at Chase’s parents’ house in Big Bear Lake. This weekend all Clay wanted to do was play…and win!

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