Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Love my #13.

                  "Go out there and do amazing things."

My grandson, Cole is a senior this year.  Soccer is his main sport and he will be playing soccer in college.  He had his very last game on Thursday.  They lost in the District Finals in 2 overtimes on an offsides goal.  It was a hard way to lose, but it was to the returning PIAA AA State Champions.  We played them tough.

Cole has Lymes Disease and suffered all season with fatigue, aches and pain.  It was hard watching him struggle at times, but he never gave up, always worked through the pain.

He was the teams co-caption 2 years in a  row.  

I always love watching him play so hard and scoring goals.

Since he was always a goal threat, he was always marked.

AND - usually taken down hard.

He was on the Prom Court at half time.

A team leader.

A favorite to many of the town's youth players.

He always led his team in prayer before the games.

He is a wonderful grandson and we will miss him next year in this uniform, BUT we are willing to drive 5 hours to Geneva College and watch him in his college career!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

PROM 2017

"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away."

Last night was the Prom.  Cole wan't sure if he wanted to go. I don't know what changed his mind.  I had to laugh, he had his white Nike socks on and his Mom told him to put black socks on.

His sisters loved the way he looked.  They aren't used to seeing him so dressed up.

The corsage was fastened to 3 bracelets and he was afraid that he would break them.

It was cold and rainy, so we didn't have many options for pictures.

Sisters Chloe and Cali, needed to get in on the act.  Cali loves her brother so much, she always worries when he goes out, especially with a girl.

Since everyone else was getting their picture taken with this handsome boy, I decided the Grandma's should also.  I wasn't dressed for the occasion, but what the heck!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Softball With Cali

"We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no children in it."

Cali loves playing softball.  The weather has been so crazy, last night the sun was so hot and
tonight a cold wind was bowing.  I was freezing, and so were the girls.

She hasn't been hitting the ball real hard, but at least she is hitting.  It's still early in the season.

She loves it when she can steal while on base.

AND score a run!

We won the game, but I don't know the score.  I was too busy taking pictures!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


"Playing soccer with your feet is one thing, but playing with your hear is another."

  Soccer is my favorite sport.  Some weeks we have 8 games, and I absolutely love it.  Cole plays for the varsity high school team and we don't miss a game.  

This is how they stand for the National Anthem, arm in arm.

This is how they pray, in the middle of the field, before the whistle blows.

 Last minute instructions from the coach.

Cole usually plays a holding midfielder position, but can move up to score.

Which is exactly what he did on Saturday night, 2X!

Both goals were headers off of corner kicks.  The second goal was the game winner.  He was pumped, as was the whole team.  


One more game this week, and then the playoffs start.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Homecoming 2015

"Homecoming means parades, soccer, traditions and reuniting with old friends."

Today is HOMECOMING for our school.  Our soccer game will be earlier than usual because of the dance.  They will announce the Homecoming Court and announce the Queen at half time of the game.  Some of the soccer players are escorts, so they will be escorting the girls in their soccer uniforms.  It's nice that they can be a part of Homecoming, but it takes time away from the halftime talk.  Hopefully, they won't be needing a lecture at halftime!

Cole is a sophomore and wears the #13.  It"s kind of a family #.  His dad, and coach wore the #13 as did his uncles.  

He plays so hard, even with a bad back.  He goes for therapy 1-2 times a week.  He has a lot of pressure on him with his Dad being the coach, but it has been that way since he was 5.  I guess he should be used to it, but it still hurts when his dad yells at him.

This is a bunch of good kids, family like group.  They do a  lot of things together.

Here's hoping for a great game, one to make the Alumni proud!

Friday, September 25, 2015

First Soccer Game

" God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Camryn had her first soccer game last night.  She was so excited when I picked her up at school!  She wanted to get dressed for the game right away, BUT - she didn't like her uniform.  She wanted to wear something else.  Her Daddy told her that she didn't have a choice, that was the only team uniform she had.  Once she was dressed, she was fine.

They introduced all of the teams as they ran through the Polar Bear (school mascot) Tunnel.

The whole team stood very still, even Sadie, for the playing of the National Anthem.

I know she loves having her Daddy as her coach.  

  I am so proud of her for working  hard!

Every soccer player needs a rest and a drink.

I think this smile on her face says it all!  Oh how I love my "Sunshine" and can't wait for her next game.