Monday, May 2, 2016

Soccer Season + Art

We started our spring with two boys in soccer this year, so the last few months have been nothing but busy. Jacob started his soccer season with practices and training for the school team back in February, and Connor started his season on the rec league in March. Jake usually had practices or games 3-4 times a week, while Connor had practice on Mondays from 5:00-6:00pm and games on Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:00am.

The hardest day during the spring months was Mondays because Jake either had practice until 4:30pm or a 4:30 game - which conflicted with Connor's practice in another town 40 minutes away. So, I had to get creative and lean on help from friends or Scot (depending if he was able to leave early from work). There were a lot of days that I was carpooling 2-3 smelly teenage boys from school to practice to away games with all their stuff in the back of my van at various times of the afternoon and night, so we learned real well what it was like to live life on the road. (Brooklyn and Connor were such troopers!)

But, all in all, it was all worth it. Every crazy day. Both boys had such a great time. Memories were made. Friendships and bonds were strengthened. Athletic skills were learned and sharpened.

The best part was watching a shy little Connor cry about sharing his ball at the first game and then seeing him run across the field at the end of the season, excited about playing the game and scoring several goals on his own...yep, it was totally worth it. They have done nothing but thrive + grow through soccer.

And this girl. Our creative, artsy one takes an art class on Saturday mornings, and she absolutely loves it! She's been busy making and creating all kinds of things.

These are a few of her favorites lately:

She is thriving + growing in her own artsy way too. We're thankful and blessed to see their passions and dreams being pursued and used by God. What a gift!

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