Sunday, February 14, 2016

Soccer Signing Ceremony

As a mom when your kids are unhappy, you are unhappy and your heart hurts.
When your kids are happy, you are happy...maybe even more so than they are!
Can I get an "Amen" here moms?
So when your child's life long dream comes true...
Well, you are just over the moon!
Friday, my first born celebrated her dream coming true with a signing ceremony at her high school.
Since she was 4 and playing church soccer with her shin guards outside of her socks..hehehehe,
she has dreamed of playing college soccer, Division 1 college soccer.
The official signing day for  her National Letter of Intent was actually Feb 3rd.
That was done at the kitchen table and faxed to the coach.
But thats no fun!

So each athlete/high school pick a date to have their ceremony and celebration.
What a day it was.

Surrounded by family, friends, teammates, coaches and teachers Julia signed her next 4 years to
Presbyterian College where she will be a BlueHose!
 All our PC gear was pulled out for her biggest fan club!
 Her basketball coach and Sam's principal, who's husband and daughters are PC grads.

 Her audience!

 Her Augusta Prep school teammates...back to back State Champs!
 Her club (Arsenal )teammates -6 of them signed to D1 schools!

 Her friends
 Being interviewed by the press.
 Her buddy...oh this makes me cry. He will miss her so much!

 The whole family!

 Her Headmaster. Great guy, great family!
 Her coaches. Thanks guys!!!!!
 Sister support. Lulu wanted her face painted!!!

Countless hours of practice, hard work, early mornings, long drives, bumps, bruises, sprains, concussions, heartache, victories and sacrifices paid off for this amazing daughter of mine.
Julia, I am so proud of you and want to be like you when I grow up.
Your work ethic is unbelievable and your drive, heart and passion are what make you an awesome athlete!
I can't wait to cheer you on these next 4 years at PC!!!!!
Presbyterian's Instagram page on  National Signing Day!
I love you so much baby girl!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Senior Night

Last night was Senior night and the last home basketball game for Augusta Prep.
A very emotional night.
Julia loves basketball almost as much as soccer.
She will NOT be playing college basketball so these last games are it for her on a competitive level.
I have LOVED every minute of watching my big girl play.
She  always plays with LOTS of heart and has had a fabulous season.
It was a great night honoring our Seniors.
And there "may" have been a few tears shed....just sayin

We have a spaghetti dinner to kick the night off.
The little girls were part of the Littlest Cheerleaders and did a great job!

We got the senior girls some little treats!
 I will  miss my #10 so much!

The Seniors decided to add a little pizazz to their uniform for their last game at home.
The 3 seniors sported these pretty pink headbands and socks!
 Before the game and warm ups

 National Anthem
 Calling out the starters

We started off strong against our biggest rivals.
We took a 16 point lead.

Unfortunately it didn't last.
Julia played a great game with 16 points.
But the tears came at the end of the game.

The Seniors are called out onto the court where a short bio is read for each and they are greeted by their parents.

So very proud of my daughter and for all that she embodies.
Love this girl with all my heart.
FYI....holding back the tears here and giving it my best "happy" smile.

Love these Lady Cavs!!!!!
 Julia- Presbyterian College
Girls you will be missed!