Wednesday, September 8, 2021

US Men's Soccer Game

We had so much fun tailgating and cheering on the US Men's National Team on Sunday, September 5.   It was awesome to see so many people fill that stadium for soccer!  The US didn't get the win (ended in a 1-1 tie), but it was still a great game against Canada.  

Colby's Soccer Tournament in Birmingham

While I was competing in the Virtuosity Challenge and Brody was playing a soccer game in town, Colby and Jason got a boys weekend to Birmingham for Colby's first tournament of the Fall.  The tournament didn't go well for Colby's team, but he and Jason had some fun and made some great memories!!  

Virtuosity Challenge 2021

Still trying to process all that went down at my first ever fitness competition, Virtuosity Challenge 2021.  To see so many of our Burn members compete and give 100%, so many Burn members come out to cheer us on, and to be surrounded by so many incredibly fit and inspiring people from other gyms was beyond anything I could ever imagine.

Going into this competition, I had no idea what to expect and was very nervous.  To be honest, I was pretty worried about letting people partner, my family, my gym family, myself.  I knew I wanted to show up, give it everything I had in all 4 events, and pray for the best.  At the end of the day, I wanted to leave knowing I had done everything I could.

I'm so thankful for the support and cheers coming from my gym family, the texts of encouragement and love from Jason and the boys, and definitely thankful for the push and encouragement from my partner, Jeremiah.  That love and support is what kept me going at times I wanted to stop moving, and believe me, that slosh pipe event definitely made me want to stop moving!

This is what I love about shows us what we are truly made of.  Shows us that we can do things we never thought were possible.  Shows us that we are stronger (mentally and physically) than we ever imagined.

I am so thankful I decided to do this competition. It feels good to win 1st place, but it feels even better to look back and say, "I did that!"  "I CAN do hard things!" 

Happy 15th Birthday Brody!

15?!?!?!  It doesn't even seem possible!  I feel like it was just yesterday that this guy made us parents.  Happy Birthday Brody Briant!  We love you BIG, and we are so proud of you!!  

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Another Soccer Weekend

Brody had his first NPL weekend at home August 21-22.  To kick off the weekend, they also played a State League game in Smyrna on Friday night.  I'm so thankful that a mom from Brody's team took some great pics of the boys during the games!  It's nice to have some good action shots!


Colby also had a couple games over the weekend.  I didn't get any pictures, but Brody managed to get a great video of Colby scoring on a PK!!