Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Softball...and heartbreak :(

A recap of our weekend...
We made the 8.5 hour car ride to Ann Arbor, MI to watch our little sister, Maggie finish off her softball career.  We didn't know it would be the end of her career when we headed up that way, but I can honestly say that I couldn't be more proud of her!!! The weekend didn't go as we thought, but I am still so honored to be her sister and proud of her accomplishments as a young woman and athlete!!
First the boys played some golf and I gladly watched the cute kiddos!

After golf we went to game #1! Here are Ella and Little Meade hanging out together
The next day the rest of the family arrived!!! We got to hang out before the game! The kids played at the farm...Ella was in HEAVEN with her favorite cousins!
A little TAILGATING before the game (Marta and Adie)
Jimmy and I before the game...
The HEAT was intense at the game...especially in the outfield bleachers. The kids stayed cool under the umbrella...while Miss Sophie tried to catch a catnap on mommy!!
Maggie's last line-up during the National Anthem
And some tears after her last collegiate game chatting with Ella.
It was truly a heartbreaking event.  I wasn't ready for Maggie to be done playing ball...who knows, maybe she won't be!?! But, she did go out with a bang...Big 10 Player of the Year!! And my favorite player of ALL time. Congrats on a wonderful career Maggie!!!

1 comment:

  1. Such cute pictures...even the bittersweet ones. You are some HAUTE sisters, that's for sure! Love the Messy Flowers.

    I remember Matt's last football game ever. We were all so excited to be there...and then they lost and his career was DONE and the finality began to sink in. It was weird...but we both look back at the game with fondness now. Just glad to have shared it with him.

    I'm sure Maggie will feel the same. So special for you all to be there for her!