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Last Day of Fall Soccer 2010

Wow!  It has been a TERRIFIC season!!!

Most of these pictures are from today, our last day, but this first one is my absolute favorite -- and I didn't even take it :)
Didn't Thomas do a great job when he commandeered my camera for awhile last weekend?  I hope to frame this at some point.  Anyway, today was the LAST day.  Frederick had an 8:30 game.  And it was 30 degrees outside.  Brrrrrrrrr. . .

 Ugh!  The long hair is driving me CRAZY.  It's called "picking your battles" at this point. . .
 Thanks, Coach, er, Dad. . .(getting his trophy)
This last picture is a fluke. . .I don't know how I got it but that's pretty much him, ALL THE TIME out there.  He scored a goal while playing defense today.  Yep, that sums him up.
 For some reason, Thomas thought it would be "fun" to turn his shirt backwards for the second half.  Half the team followed suit.  Crazy :)
Thomas was really "on" today.  He made a goal from 1/2 field, another strong goal early on in the game and was the sole corner-kicker for the game when he was in today.  So great to have a great last game. . .his team has come far this season.  Kudos to his wonderful coaches, Coach Joe and Coach Arnold!
Yep, there you go. . .the backwards boys.  These are co-ed teams but it seems the older they get, the fewer girls  they have. . .this is U12 and they only had one girl -- she was able to hold her own!!!!
Marie played goalie third quarter. . .I don't think she touched the ball.  It wasn't that we were *that* much better. . .but we did have a good defense today.
A corner kick from Marie -- her form is awesome!  Now to get a little more strength in her kick.  She would want me to note, too, that she also made a goal today -- and with her left foot!

Coach Thad has been such an encouraging coach for Marie over these past two seasons.  She is really growing into the sport.
 And Coach Keith too.
 Here they are -- our Fall 2010 soccer players!
And I absolutely can't leave out this beautiful spectator -- she's a trooper for sure!  (She has the option to play -- just chooses not to.  She was swimming but the schedule didn't work for us. . .Upwards cheerleading starts in a couple weeks though and she can't wait!!!)
 And, well, this is the guy I get to share my life with :)  The one our children call "daddy".  And yes, the one who, when not coaching, hauls the chairs from field-to-field!

It was fun to take a break from schoolwork to share a bit of our weekend but alas, the assignments, book reports, and 10-pg research paper are still needing to be done.  Be back in another month!

I am linking to Rachel Anne's Company Girl Coffee -- I'm still keeping up on reading most of my favorite blogs!!  Head over if you'd like some company -- you can read, comment, or link up yourself :)


  1. Looks like a great season! It is soccer town around here, so my kids will be playing soon. =p Good luck with all the school stuff.

  2. It looks like they're having fun out there! So far we've only done Cross Country. With five kids we're taking it one extra curricular activity at a time!

    Have a great upcoming week!


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