saturday was one of those days i'd love to bottle up
& reproduce over and over.
not only because our highschool won
what i think
is it's 79th
but also because of the awesome feeling of community that day.
communities rally when crisis strikes
and we see everyday folks rise up to be heroes.
i've seen that here when our area flooded a few years ago
& many lost their homes, including our trevor and his family.
( who incidentally just a couple weeks ago were able to move back in)
there's the flip side too.
when community pulls together and comes together to support teams
and the accomplishments of stellar athletes.
that's exactly what saturday was here in my town.
our boys baseball was playing our nextdoor rivals
for the 5A state championship, best 2 out of 3.
games were starting at 4 but early in the morning
folks headed over & claimed their seats.
emi was up with sun blowing up balloons.
my older girls have all embraced the love of our baseball team.
savannah was a fanatic last year when we won state.
she passed on the baton to emi who has fallen in love with the boys of summer.
madi is a diamond girl which means she works her tail off in the concession stand
& passes out treats to the fans.
we live walking distance from the school
& can hear the ballgames from our house!
as i ran saturday morning & passed all the state championship signs along the road,
each holding balloon bouquets
i could feel the excitement begin to build in our little town.
football, baseball, swim, soccer, cheerleading,
wrestling, basketball, cross country,
home of the legend, jeff francoeur,
an amazing list of accomplishments at parkview.
one of my best girlfriends son is one of the team studs.
i've watched their family and friends pour their heart and souls
into the sports these young men play since they were in preschool.
it was a true to joy to be there & witness them
take state championship...again!!
( many of the pics are of him)
Congratulations Chan Brown &
the Parkview Panthers!!!!
bear with me
it was tough to limit pictures!
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i had my camera focused on rob when i knew we were about to win....
i love his expression...he has to have the biggest heart out there!!