At the soccer field

Last night Jeff & I headed to Spartanburg, to watch Clara and the Clover Elite Girls Soccer Team in action.  It was the first time we’d seen her play this season, since they moved up to a different league that is way more competitive.  We were a little late for the match, because they moved the time up once the team got to the field, since it wasn’t a lighted field.  We got there in time, though, to see Clara making this throw in right beside our chairs.

Clover went down 4-2, but the girls played hard the whole game, so that made us proud.  Here is Clara giving it her all.

Golf Season KickOff

Yesterday the Clover High Lady Eagles kicked off their season against York at Spring Lake.  That is actually York’s home course – Clover’s is River Hills – but it’s where Lindee & Jackson are members, so that worked out well for Mal to start off at the place she’s most comfortable.  Clover won by 2 strokes and Mallory was Low Scorer for the day 🙂

Making Muffins

Yesterday afternoon when June and Mason got here after school, we celebrated the weather being a little bit more cool and fall-feeling by making Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins.  June was our photographer for the day 🙂

Charlie’s First Cross Country Meet

Char, as an 8th grader, is running varsity cross country at Rock Hill High.  Getting him to practices after school from Sullivan Middle has been something of a challenge to his folks, but they are working their way through it, and Saturday Jeff & I headed down to watch him participate with his Bearcat teammates in the Battle of Camden Invitational.  He wasn’t thrilled about it, but still did stand still for us to get this picture of him before he headed over to line up.

And they’re off!  Char came in 52, so about halfway down in the pack. and RHHS was 6th out of 14 teams.  We thought that was great.  I cannot pick him out in this picture, but Rock Hill High is over to the very right.

Baking Again

Wednesday when Clara and Mason were here after school I got them to help me bake a cake to take to church yesterday for our Forever Young meeting and lunch.  It had been a while since we’d done any cooking together, & we were all glad to be back in the kitchen 🙂

Blessing of the Backpacks

Yesterday morning at church we had a Blessing of the Backpacks, as the kids are starting back to school today.  Kids of all ages, from those just beginning pre-k through college, brought their backpacks down to receive a blessing for their school year.  Teachers and school employees stood and received a blessing, too.  It was very meaningful.  Charlie & Adam were at church with me, and we remembered for them to bring their backpacks, so they were sitting down on the floor with all the others.

Mackinsey Sue

Thursday morning we got up and headed from Marietta to Loganville, where we were able to meet Mackinsey Sue McWhorter, our great niece who was born on May 6 – Clara’s birthday.  She was so happy and had the cutest smile, and I just could hardly keep my hands off of her.  She was the real reason for us even making the trip to Atlanta, and she was certainly more than worth the drive.  So precious.