Saturday, September 13, 2014

Playing Catch Up

Oh my goodness!  What a whirlwind these past few weeks have been!  School starting (have I mentioned four different schools this year?), and activities (tap, football, volleyball and golf), family reunion in Phoenix, Gap Year Class of 2015 in town, games, tournaments, practices, cooking, cleaning, working, fun. . . . WHIRLWIND!

Braner family reunion in Phoenix was fun--it was HOT.  Never go to Phoenix over Labor Day if you can help it.  But it was fun being with family for a couple of uninterrupted days!  The kids loved it!  And my cousin, Chelsea, and her kids crashed our party one morning and we loved that, too!
Football season has started and it is hysterical.  The coaches and the parents are hysterically annoying for sure.  You would think that the NFL scouts were at every game and every practice.  RIDICULOUS!  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  Dax was not really cut out for football, but Tiki was.  Wow!  He is a warrior at heart and he loves to hit and he thinks and follows the ball.  He really could be great!  Today he had several fantastic tackles!
Gabby being their only cheerleader!
Dax's teacher from last year (who is becoming one of my favorite friends here in Durango) came to watch the boys play last week!
Hays has been on the "Devo" golf team for two years, but last week he got to play with the team in two tournaments.  The one the camera made it to was a deluge.  It was raining so hard and it was so cold.  For sure not the PGA weather one sees on TV!!!

 Maggie has been playing volleyball again.  She loves it, but this year has been all about character building from not making the A team to girl drama to a pretty bad high ankle sprain.  I'm so proud of what an amazing 13 year old she is.  Wow!
The Gap Year Class of 2015 came to our house for dinner a couple of times while they were in Durango for their orientation weeks.  So fun to have so many kids with us.  This is going to be a life changing year for them!
 Andy has been taking the kids golfing with him in the afternoons when he waits for Hays to finish with practice.  He says that taking Tiki and Gabby is like playing "Whack a Mole" but they have fun together!
Baylor and his toys.
Andy pitching in and unbraiding Gabby's hair!  I could get used to that!!!

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