Monday, August 19, 2013


Time Warp Tuesday - the summer edition...Hosted by Jenn, we share our family photos and tell the stories behind them every Tuesday!

This week I am going back to 2003 - the last year Maggie played on the traveling softball team.  The girls made it to 3rd place in the Western Nationals and we went to New Mexico for the tournament.

The U-16 team.

A couple of these girls went on to play softball in college and one - the girl on the lower left plays on the US National Team!

We spent not only the regular season with most of these girls and their families and 4 long hot summers going from tournament to tournament.  We got very organized and pretty close.

The moms.

We supplied about a ton of sunflower seeds, tootsie pops and red vines.  Gallons of sunscreen, hand sanitizer and a fleet of coolers full of snacks and water.  I always had Advil to spare and we were lucky that there were some other little sister for Ally to pal around with.  They were memorable summers and everytime I pass the sports park it gets me to reminiscing.


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Those are definitely treasured memories. I am so happy my water polo mom's group is hanging tight.

Our local league had the same black and teal softball colors--I think you've expired next week's post!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I love reading about the community that is built up through kids' activities. That picture is worth 1,000 words!

I felt that way about competitive marching band. As I begin my 3rd year without it, I still get a catch in my throat thinking about what we are missing. (Our high school here doesn't have CMB.)