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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Football and Ferraris, Basketball and Birthdays

My dad sent me this picture of us. I don't think I've seen it before. It was very dark, so I lightened it with Photoshop.

And Eric wonders where he got his long skinny legs :) And Maysen wonders where she got her, um...

On Sunday we went for a drive with the Ferrari club even though we don't have a Ferrari. It's been a few years since Larry has had one, but the people in the club are so nice and it was a beautiful day. Every year we go to a winery owned by the club president's in-laws. It's about an hour and a half away, but it takes us 15 minutes. Just kidding, but it's anything but relaxing. Ferrari and Porsche drivers do not know how to drive slowly. As Larry drove what felt like 100 around a hairpin turn, I said, "Oh, wow, what a nice, relaxing Sunday drive."

It was relaxing once we got there.

Thankfully, a few others drove Porsches, so we weren't the only ones. The know.

My wonderful friend Julie had a birthday dinner for me.

From the left that's Eric, Marlys (Brian's wife), Taylor (standing), me, Amanda, Brian and Trevor (Julie's friend's son who goes to SLU)

Marlys wants to know why we put her right next to Eric :) And yes she is standing.

Basketball update: First day of tryouts was yesterday. Eric said he felt really strong (his words). He said they ran most of the time, though, and he hates running (my words). But for the most part he thought he had a good day. I think there are about 30 kids trying out for 15 JV spots. The final teams will not be announced until football is over because DeSmet is still in the playoffs and there are a few kids on the football team who also play basketball. There are four freshman trying out for varsity. I'm not sure, but I think Eric has a good chance to make the team (JV), especially if the one tall freshman makes varsity, but next year is going to be tough, tough, tough. Eric is really going to have to work. Juniors cannot play JV, so you either make varsity or you don't, and the competition will be fierce.

Speaking of football playoffs!!! Brentwood beat Maplewood last night (10-7) for the first time - in basketball or football - in six or seven years. It was awesome. Taylor's beaming face afterwards made me all teary-eyed, and especially when he ran up into the stands to hug his mom and his grandparents, who drive 2 hours from Decatur to see all of his games. So sweet. And I wish I had my camera when he ran off the field and the first person he hugged was his sister Amanda, who is a cheerleader, or when he was interviewed by a reporter afterwards for about 10 minutes.

This Saturday, when they play in the quarter-finals against Caruthersville, I will bring my camera. I don't know if they have a chance of winning, but that they've come this far is amazing...and definitely worth a picture or two :)


KatBouska said...

Crossing my fingers that Eric makes the team. You know if he doesn't you might want to mention swimming as an alternative. Just look at those swimmers shoulders!! Love it!

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