Good morning, it is Tuesday.
It as been a while since my last post. We have been busy! Maren is currently in Chicago for an ALA Conference. I've only texted with her a little as we have both been so busy. So what have I done on this end you ask...let's see: Finished up VBS, drove to Salem OR for soccer tournament (yes...the littles were with us), visited the pool with John and Carol, took Preston to Seattle Sounder's u-18 tryouts, and even cleaned the deck! Strangely I feel like I've been much busier than this last little list shows. Hmm. Oh, yes...the weather in Salem was in the 90's as it has been here the last couple of days. Just beating the heat (when you don't have AC because everyone knows you don't need AC in Washington) can be a full time job. Now for pictures:
Last night John and Carol met us at the pool to hang with Hansen and Lillie while I took Preston to Seattle Sounder FC youth academy tryouts. The age grouping of the academy is a bit of a bummer for Preston as they go calendar year rather than school year. He was one of the youngest by far in his group. Most of his friends were trying out for the younger u-16 team. I was surprised to learn that many of the kids there (like 80) were already graduated from high school. Looking at them, I wasn't...heck, there were plenty of grown looking men there, many like 30 or 40 lbs heavier than Preston and in great shape. I guess this team is a good enough draw to postpone college? I would hope that when Preston is that age, he would play soccer for a college rather than postponing for this team. There are many ways to get to the top of one's sport for sure. The younger group has been posted and one of Preston's previous teammates made the academy team, the results for the older team will be posted today. Regardless of the results, I'm proud of Preston for working hard and trying out.
Today we have eye appointments for Preston and Lillie. I had an eye appointment yesterday. My eyes are actually seeing slightly better! We also get to pick Maren up today. Maybe even some archery this evening.
See you tomorrow.