March Inn

Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Congrats Guys

Last night we attended our first ever sports banquet.
Yep, you guessed it - the swim team banquet.  You know where we spent our summer - at the pool.  What you might not know is how much my children love swim team.  It isn't because they are the fasted, yet they have improved dramatically.  It isn't because they are the cool ones, yet they seem to be liked well enough by most.  In my opinion, it is instead because swim team provides them with a place where they have fun, feel a part of something, and can excel in their own way.  I knew they would each be getting a trophy because we had completed the necessary requirements - 15+ practices, swim 2 meets, parental shift work X 2.  What I didn't know was that they were each receiving a 30 practice patch and a special award.
Stephen received the most improved swimmer for 6 and under boys, and Mary Frances received the sportsmanship award for 8 and under girls.  What an accomplishment for both of them!  While it is great to be fast and to win events, it is even better to excel and be recognized for character that will hopefully last a lifetime.  Thanks guys!
As for that 30 practice patch, I think Walker and Betsy deserve a shout out for that one.  That means that they also attended about 30 practices and sat beside the pool and watched prior to the pool opening.

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