June 16, 2014

Seven Days Can Change Everything

For real…

Last Saturday we lost a tournament…badly.

This weekend, we won handily. 

And I learned…

:: Leaving earlier than seven pm on a Friday to the beach is dumb.

:: Bad traffic is easier to deal with when you have fun people in the car.

:: Chick fil-A for the win!

:: Staying up till midnight all week doesn't make me a good front seat passenger.

:: Sleeping cold keeps people happy.

:: Having a first round bye is amazing.

:: Summer weather is gorgeous.

:: I can be our teams best girl bunter if I concentrate.

:: My body still performs when it needs too.

:: Our team is resilient. 

:: Winning is fun and so much better than losing. 

:: We win every time we go to VA Beach!!

Smallbackstory: I try to keep it light and happy here, but also keep it real. Last week was a pretty crazy one because there was some turmoil on the team due to all the losing. It got pretty crazy, but there was a 'come to Jesus' moment and hopefully this win will be the first step in the right direction.  Obviously, it's just kickball but when something that's such a big part of your life keeps going wrong, because of stupid choices, it gets to be a bit much. I'm so happy things turned out so well, because there was a huge possibility it was all about to end. 

:: Driving home Saturday night is a long drive but my bed is the best.

:: Sunday mornings come too quickly with early church service.

:: I love our morning grocery dates.

:: Brunch prep is fun and extremely helpful to the family.

:: Homemade brunch trumps going out for Father's day.

:: Our Daddy is bomb dot com.

:: Getting six people to agree on vacation plans is not bomb dot com.

:: Organizing is tricky too.

:: Shopping for trips is super fun.

:: Cereal for dinner on tournament weekends is my favorite. 

:: Husbands like to take naps on the couch.

:: I like to stay up and watch the World Cup.

:: World Cup is better than CWS.

:: Early bedtimes make the weekend wonderful.

:: How was your weekend?

*HERE* is a quick cheat sheet, if you want to know more
about the USA Men's National Team!


Of course, this post wouldn't be complete without a shout out to Daddy B. I thought I'd share what I posted on FB, since I don't think I could say it any better! He's just the best!

Happy Father's day to my wonderful Daddy! Thanks for always being Mr. Fix-it, Mr. Tech, Mr. Shoulder to Cry On, Mr. Coach, Mr. Sideline Supporter and Mr. I'll Help You with Anything. We've shared some amazing memories, but walking down the aisle and dancing with you at my wedding are two of my favorites! Thank you for being so amazing…and for dancing to N*SYNC in front of everyone. I  you! xoxo, Pookie Bear!

***I'm also guest posting today over at THE NEWLY! Go check it out!!!***


  1. So much wonderfulness!! Congratulations to you guys for the win!! I seriously wish I could be a fly on the wall for the game tonight at your house....you're going to be wild!! Happy Monday!

  2. Congrats on the win! Hope you have a good start to your week :)

  3. Homemade brunch DEFINITELY trumps going out to eat! Happy Monday!

  4. Love that picture of you and your dad!! Congratulations on the win this weekend - glad things have turned around again. And Chick fil A for the win ALWAYS!

  5. LOVE this post! What a great way to recap your week!

  6. Love the picture of you and your daddy! So sweet.

    Dancing to 'N Sync is epic.

  7. Hooray for your team!!! And totally relating to, "Chick Fil A for the WIN!!!!!" Xxxx.

  8. Congrats on the win!! How exciting! oh and Chic Fil A = amazingness!! xox

    I am hosting a giveaway starting tomorrow!

    Showered With Design

  9. LOOOOVE the pic of you and Dad!
    LOOOOVE winning and playing with you!
    LOOOOVE homemade brunch with you!
    LOOOOVE the World Cup; I.Believe.That.We.Will.Win!

    P.S. Re: checking out the "vaca-planning-pic," when you and Pat (eventually) have kids, his/her back will be RIPPED (2 generations of back muscle baby)

  10. Chick-fil-A is always for the win!! And just like we did 4 years ago on our honeymoon, hubs and me spend our anniversary wathcing the World Cup! Haha!

  11. Sunday morning grocery shopping is a favorite around our house too.

  12. Congrats on the win! Traffic is so much better when their are fun people in the car. I do not like grocery shopping at all. I'm always getting hit with carriages. Drives me crazy.

    Best, Mree

  13. So many great things in here! Congrats on the win, I love the soccer video, I love the photo of you & your dad...so fun!, & brunch sounds amazing...I would love some pancakes, eggs, & bacon right now,

  14. CFA for the win, always! It's been entirely too long since I've eaten there- ugh! ;) I'm glad everything sounds like it got sorted out with the team- drama is no fun!

  15. Congrats on an awesome weekend! Love that picture of you and your daddy. I can't wait for the game tonight too! My fiance and I are huge soccer fans! Have a great day and thanks for linking up! xo

  16. See girl! You were writing about the other day feeling old with your soccer and look at you guys beasting this weekend! That is awesome. Also, was this past weekend your first time eating Chik-Fil-A? Gosh I miss it. I LOVED IT

  17. Early bedtimes are definitely amongst my favorite things in life!

  18. That picture! How sweet! Girl you pack so much in during the weekend!

  19. I'm soooooooo glad yo won! Congrats!!
    Who are you planning that vacation with?! It's so hard to agree on vacation plans with multiple people/couples/family members!

  20. I'm soooooooo glad yo won! Congrats!!
    Who are you planning that vacation with?! It's so hard to agree on vacation plans with multiple people/couples/family members!

  21. YAY!!!!!!!! Congrats on your win!!!
    And yes... Chick-fil-a is so amazing. :)

  22. love that ibelieve video! and that pic of you and your dad, so cute.


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