My daughter Ashley has been playing volleyball for the past 4 years on a club team (so, volleyball goes year-round for us). So, beginning in February I travel a lot all over the State of California taking my daughter to tournaments and league games. The team she is on is doing great this season – her team has qualified twice for the Junior Olympics so far this season and in the highest division possible.
They came in second place in Denver, CO at the Colorado Crossroads tournament and they just finished third in Anaheim, CA @ the SoCal qualifier. This season has been such a great experience for a teenage girl – I talk about the passion I have for decorative finishing and see that same passion in my daughter, but for the love of volleyball.
Don’t know where this will lead her – but the life experiences are priceless (well they cost mom and dad a lot of money – but it is worth it).
Well, in between starting this post and getting it published – Ashley’s team had another qualifier in Reno, NV and her team finished 2nd – it’s their third time qualifying for the JO’s – WOW!
So, we are off to Dallas, TX on June 30th for the JO’s – I will get to celebrate my birthday in Dallas this year – for the past three years I have celebrated my birthday at the JO’s – Atlanta, Minnesota and now Dallas!
I’ll keep you posted on how her team does and how the good’ol birthday was (I was in Dallas in October for Meeting of the Masters – we went to a Piano Bar that was very fun – I may go back there for my birthday!)