Monday, August 18, 2008

Soccer Retreat

PK6x4I had a great time with Briana and her soccer team at the team's annual soccer retreat.  The soccer retreat is held at Camp Grady Spruce at Possum Kingdom Lake which is about 2 hours southwest of Dallas.

At first Briana didn't want me to go and help with the other soccer parents.  She was worried that I was going to embarrass her or encourage/urge her to do things that she didn't want to do. 

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.  I gave Briana the space she needed and was able to enjoy the weekend with her and the soccer dads.

The girls worked and played hard throughout the entire weekend.  Lots of training and team bonding.

I got my 8 mile run in on Saturday morning and I think I found the hills in Texas!  Ouch!  It was a great run though at 6:30am as I saw the following critters: 2 deer, several rabbits, some large jack rabbits, an armadillo, and a snake.  Living in Texas for the past 12+ years, I've only seen dead armadillos on the side of the road.  So, it was cool to see a live one scampering 10 feet in front of me.  I didn't care to much to see the snake near the road, however, we both kept our distance!

I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to go and share this weekend with Briana.  Time is getting short with Briana as she's growing up.

By the way, this is probably the first weekend that I was fully unplugged.  My T-Mobile phone had negative bars at the soccer camp.  I actually enjoyed this as my email comes to my Blackberry and I tend to read them as they come in.  Well, these weekend emails can definitely wait until Monday.  The weekend was a bit more stress free.  I'll have to see if I can turn off my emails from the Blackberry on the weekends.

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