As you all know, this past weekend I flew to San Antonio with Le Husband and the two sissys for the Kickball Championship Weekend. We had a wonderful weekend, despite the fact that we lost. Our coed team played really well, we just didn't have it to beat the team that ended up winning the whole team. I can't argue or complain with that, sometimes it just isn't your day. Unfortunately, our women's tournament was a complete disappointment and something I'm still frustrated about, but hey it's over, what can you do? Even though we didn't win, I had the tournament weekend of my life so I'm feel good about everything.
Since I didn't recap my trip yet, I figured I'd share my five favorite things about my trip to San Antonio.
1] Playing a sport I love, with the people I love the most. I love my team, but I love playing with my four favorite people the most. Knowing that my three biggest cheerleaders are also my teammates gives me a ton more confidence when I'm out on the field. They are the first to cheer me on, for a great play or the first to pick me up when I make the wrong move. And I'm there for them either way, too.
2] We saw family. Our grandmother lives an hour outside of San Antonio, so she came in and hung with us over the weekend. It was wonderful to see her, to see the sights of San Antonio with her and have her on the field while we competed. She wasn't feeling well last week, so it was awesome she was about to come out and see us.
3] The food. Oh my goodness the food. As I've mentioned before, Le Husband and I are food snobs so when we travel, we do it up right. Of course, that meant Mexican, Mexican, Mexican, with a side of amazing BBQ. We met our grandmother for lunch at the famous Mi Tierra and it was just as amazing as I remembered. As were their dessert, divine! We also stopped at this amazing BBQ joint, Augies, Saturday night and housed some brisket and ribs. Annnd I'm hungry again!
4] The Riverwalk and the Alamo. Obviously we took in the major sights of San Antonio and it was quite easy since our hotel was right off the Riverwalk. Y'all, that place is beautiful and so fun to walk. Or ride, if you take a riverboat tour. Which we of course did. We also toured the Alamo, twice because we wanted even more pictures than the first day. San Antonio is a great city for walking and we made sure we did a ton of it. I was so thankful we had wonderful weather, too. Felt awesome wearing shorts in November!
5] My team. It's been up and down the past two years, with OSC. Personally, I think 2012 was our year, as we won one of the World Championship tournaments and placed second in another. The team was super tight, very focused and played as a team. Things kind of fell apart in 2013, when egos got involved and a lot of focus was dropped and it's been a struggle since to get back on track. We've managed to finish in the final four or better every tournament this year, which is great, but we all want to win. Despite the drama, though, this team is my team and where it all kind of started. I'm thankful for the friendships formed, the memories made and the opportunity to still compete in a team sport. I'm also thankful that I chose to listen to that voice that said "Join that random team, it will be fun" back in 2010.
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Have a fabulous Friday, wonderful friends of mine!