An Unexpected Victory

5 12 2014

An odd thing happened this past weekend: Alex’s indoor soccer team won a game. Until last weekend, they always lost. Usually quite decisively. 

Drop Kick

Alex played goalie for the first half and actually made quite a few saves. He’s no Tim Howard (not enough tattoos, for one thing), but it’s starting to look like he knows what he’s doing on the field. (Or do you call it a “pitch” in soccer? I should learn the terms if I’m going to keep being a soccer parent.)

Victory Face

(Post-game victory face.)





Thankfulness

3 12 2014

I am thankful for my health.

I am thankful I have a job that challenges me every day.

I am thankful I can do that job from anywhere in the world; all I need is a laptop and an internet connection. I am thankful to my coworkers for their understanding when I disappear from the Seattle office on short notice.

While I am sad about the circumstances that brought be back to Virginia for the second time this November, I am grateful I have a family worth crossing the country to see. Not everybody is that lucky.

I am thankful 2014 is coming to a close… a pretty rotten year. Let’s try again.

I’m thankful I’m home.

I’m grateful for every day I get to spend with these guys. I’m looking forward to the adventures we’ll have in 2015 and beyond.

New Pajamas