This pretty girl let Morrie and I stand with her in front of an old building.
Maria and I spent some totally spectacular days in San Diego.
Izzy...Izzy...Izzy....where has the time gone? I can't believe she is a junior and doing all kinds of fun high school things. She promised me she will live with me forever. When she was 5. I am holding her to it.
We bought lots of yellow and black shirts this year. Every time I turned around, "Mom, I need $10". For another black shirt.
We watched a lot of soccer. As in 3 or 4 times per week. And it was AWESOME.
This picture was taken shortly after it was announced that Dempsey was joining the Sounders. It was an epic moment in our house.
I found this picture on a website that I didn't even know existed. How does that even happen? Turns out lots of photographers go to highschool games!
Maria added to her collection of medals. By the time this girl leaves home, I think she will have trunk full of them! Plus, she found her rhythm, and it was surprisingly in the back line. In the same position her sister plays. Who knew??
She also found a new home taking corner kicks. Last year she would have said that was something she would never ever ever ever do. Now, the only thing left on that list is taking a PK. I don't blame her though!
BOOM. Can you hear it? That is the sound that happened right after this picture was taken. Then the other girl fell over. Someone has referred to Maria's back line as the Legion of Boom (totally stolen from the Hawks), but completely appropriate.
Lots of other things happened in 2013 as well. Vegas happened. Pleasanton happened. Both were 107 degrees. It was crazy. Perhaps in a few years I will be very sad that I didn't document it all like I should have. But I was spending 98% of my time on soccer fields, and they are not a very good place to blog from. But those fields are the happiest places on earth, so it's ok.