My original plan of a family getaway for the long weekend didn't happen.
We booked a cabin in Gatlinburg TN for the weekend and both kids were going to play in the Gatlinburg Invitational. I was so excited about this family getaway!!!
Well, plans change.
Not enough teams in the U17 girls bracket.
So Julia's team played in Jacksonville FL in the Jacksonville Labor Day Shoot Out.
The rest of us headed to the mountains while my parents took Julia to the beach.
We missed our big girl terribly.
Sam had a 7:00 am game Saturday...yes that means arrive at fields by 6:00.
He played in a beautiful complex with turf fields and the Appalachain Mtns as a backdrop.
The boys were phenomenal!
Bringing home yet another Championship!
They really are an amazing team for being so young!
Julia's team braved the sweltering Florida heat indexes above 100 degrees to bring home a Championship too!
Hated missing her play.
The Littles enjoyed the cabin and it's basement with pool table, foozball, and their very own tv. And quite a bit of good old fashioned junk food!
We took them on a little
hike walk along the river path.
Enjoyed the beautiful scenery.
And then to a little museum.
We watched a little football.
Ate too much.
And then headed home to be reunited.
Well, kinda sorta....Xin had plans with a friend.
Julia had plans with friends.
But we did all manage to sit together briefly and talk over the weekend.
Such is the life of a large family.
Trying to make the best of the moments we all have together.
I do hope we are making good memories for our kiddos!