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Oakley, Taylor, LJ, Ari, Hayley, Izzy, Maddie, Meghan, Anna, Liv (with Coach Mo and Annie in the background) Here is Oak with her team on St. Patrick’s Day. Unlike Maddie (sporting the green bow for her birthday) we may not be Irish, but we are lucky. Lucky to have such …

Vulcan Cup Victors

Last weekend Oakley and Tim travelled to Birmingham for a soccer tournament. Aspen, Lou, and I stayed here for volleyball practices, a soccer game, and a math competition. Or at least that was the plan until Aspen woke up at 3 am on Saturday with a nasty stomach bug. Oh, …

Life Lessons From Soccer

Some of the lessons that Oakley has learned this fall from the beautiful game: -scissors aren’t just for cutting paper. They work on opponents, too.

Lou’s Debut

Finally. Her wait is over. This fall marks Lou’s club soccer debut. Enjoy the highlights from #41′s fun first season with Coach Marcella and Coach Yusuf.

Asheville Again

Aspen likes Asheville in late August. Last year she toured the Biltmore, had an assist, and made the finals. This year she kayaked 7 miles down the French Broad River, scored a goal, made some awesome saves in goal, and reached the finals again.

3v3 and Our #3

Though she be but little, she is fierce! Shakespeare wasn’t referring to our third daughter in A Midsummer Night’s Dream but he could have been. Lou played in her first 3v3 tournament on Saturday, June 16th. She played with two teammates from the Bologna, her Y rec team and a …

Meant to Bee

As a gardener, I love rain. As a soccer mom, not so much. Having to tell our girls that their games have been rained out occasionally results in tears. So imagine our surprise when we told Lou that her last game of the season had been canceled and there were …

May Madness and Panda Power

College basketball has March Madness. u11 soccer has May Madness. And Panda Power! Goofy Girls: Isabel, Remi, Nisi, and Aspen U-11 Silver Division Champions: TNFC’s May Madness Tournament, May 5-6, Franklin, TN Aubry (not a Panda but a new pal) and Aspen: Soccer and Volleyball Teammates She shoots, she scores! (Ok, so …

Playing in Memphis

Last weekend we had to divide and conquer. Aspen had a volleyball tournament in Atlanta. Oakley had a soccer tournament in Memphis. And I had Marc Cohn’s “Walking in Memphis” in my head. No blue suede shoes….but Oakley did put on her purple cleats No plane to the land of …

Bologna, one frame at a time

I decided to experiment with an iPhone app called “Timelapse” to see how it would do capturing a soccer game.  So, I stuck the thing on the cross bar and compressed 45 minutes of soccer into 5.