Wednesday, September 23, 2015


This girl. I have so many happy college memories that involve this girl. She's just so sweet. 

I said in a post 5 years ago that I hadn't seen her in years, but knew that if I did, we could pick up right where we left off. And I was right...

{It's been 14 years since I got to hug this girl's neck. 14 YEARS!! 
So thankful for friendships that can pick up right where they left off.}

It was SO GOOD to see you, Hanni!
So good to hear your voice!
And even though it had been way too long... I loved just getting to chat with you again!
THANK YOU for making the drive to the volleyball tournament.
Let's not go 14 years between chats again!

(Jana... You make me smile.) =)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

more volleyball.

It was a frustrating season for Sophie this year. Sports are always more fun when you're winning. And there wasn't much of that happening this year. But I loved watching her play and improve each game!

Gretchen was not always a fan of volleyball and football games... #littlesisterproblems

{6 hours of this today. Thankful for Grandma that's cheering on my other #14! And keeping the 5 year old who would not be having fun at an all day volleyball tournament. #irishvolleyball #irishfootball}

I loved playing volleyball in high school. Really loved it. But I never really missed it that much. Until this year. Sitting in the stands... watching them play... oh, it made me miss it. So thankful for those happy memories. (And hope that Sophie will have such happy memories some day!)

{It's hard to smile when your games aren't going like you hoped they would. Proud of these two girls. #irish volleyball}

Monday, September 21, 2015


{Games today in towns an hour apart. Thankful for grandmas that will be cheering at volleyball so I can see Lawson in his first game. Go #14! #irishvolleyball #irishfootball}

Love, love, love some of the friendships we have made through sports these past few years.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

longford rodeo.

No Lawson at the rodeo with us this year... 

He was having fun at the K-State game! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015


{She looks good in front of a net. And 14 is a fantastic volleyball number. #irishvolleyball}

 {20 years ago... same number, same gym, I was just playing for the other team.} 
(I look better in green)

Found a profile the local newspaper did on a teammate and I my senior year. Corey has a new favorite quote, "Her serves aren't anything spectacular, but she gives us a chance." (Thanks, Jantz!)