Here's my entry for challenge #34....Black, white and a splash of blue!
Stamps- All Hero Arts:Clear set Antique Engravings, Flowing Flowers and Leaves Cling, Friend Definition Cling.
Ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Black Soot.
Copic markers- B0000, B21, B24, B26
Other supplies- Flexi-Lace hem tape white, used to make the flowers and the border. Zva black crystals. Perfect Pearls and water in Mini Mister misted on butterfly and hummingbird.
So yes I have been a soccer mom for almost 20 years. There are very few of us this old in captivity but due to the fact that Andy still plays on a few teams at the age of 27 I still qualify. And more than just being the mom on the sidelines bringing oranges for halftime I was involved in many areas. I earned a soccer coaching license and coached a few of the teams at the school. I coordinated the referees for the local league, trained the linesmen and even filled in as a linesmen on occasion. (And yes, I understand the offside law). As a family we would set up the fields before the games. Andy and Ben both played on club teams (travel teams) so for about 10 years I don't remember being home on the weekends. Both boys played on their high school team and Andy continued playing for the local JC.
One of Andy's first teams.
Some pictures of my boys through their soccer playing days.....
During those years we traveled all over California for tournaments and league games. Our travel extended into Nevada and Arizona and even Hawaii for tournaments. It was great family fun and I have to say that soccer played a huge part in helping us get our boys through the teen years unscathed. They were literally too tired to get into any trouble. Sometimes the rewards were tangible...
Andy and his team mate Drew at the airport in Maui bringing home the Hawaii Cup 1999 trophy.
But the best reward was the time spent developing friendships that remain, and making wonderful memories with our boys. Thanks for walking with me down my soccer memory lane.
Thought for the Day: Rev 4:11 "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created."blessings to you,