gratitude-a-thon day 459: bhs gvs PLAYOFFS TODAY


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IMG_2442 IMG_2422 1527007_712794735472282_4835993931228760198_n Today the BHS girls varsity soccer team hits their home field for their first playoff game in 38 years! Unfortunately, the game is at 2:00, meaning that lots of parents can’t come, and of course, none of the students can come either, but Peter and I will be there! And I will be yelling extra loud, which means even if you’re reading this from the UK, Bulgaria, or Australia, you’ll likely be able to hear me.

Fingers crossed for a win, but even if they lose, they’ve already won. Warrior pride, baby!



gratitude-a-thon day 448: the curse has been broken


The curse of the Brookline High School Girls Varsity Soccer team not making playoffs in 25 years has been broken.  In gusting wind, pouring rain, and freezing temperatures, not to mention on Senior Day, BHS GVS scored on Weymouth for the win, and at the end of the game, there was some seriously happy people flooding the field.

I made these foam core letters that spelled out PLAYOFFS, so that when the girls did their traditional run across the field, post-game, where the parents and fans are, we’d be holding the word PLAYOFFS and they’d get a good giggle. But Peter was feeling superstitious and wouldn’t let me get the letters out of the car until the game was over, so when he finally did grab them, we couldn’t get the parents and letters in order quickly enough (we spelled out, like SFPYOFPA), which kind of broke my heart, but then the girls grabbed the letters and ran back to their side, and posed with them, which was even better!

It was completely disgusting weather, but man what a day. This team and this coach have made history, and it was crazy exhilarating and exciting to be there. For a soccer family, it doesn’t get better than this. Congrats to my little Warrior, Ally, who plays with heart, skill, and determination every time she’s near a ball, and to the entire awesome team. Warrior pride. Oh yeah.