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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Soccer Connections and World Cup!

Earlier in the week, the family met up with one of the "The Best Daughter's" youth soccer coach from Crofton, Maryland, Mark Pfundstein, in Boulder, CO, for lunch (and to watch a World Cup semi-final game: France vs. Belgium). It was great catching up with him, especially since he is newly remarried and also a spanking new grandfather (his soccer playing daughter, Sarah, who "The Best Daughter" played soccer with back in the day recently had a baby girl). The Boulder lifestyle certainly appeals to Mark, and I'm thankful he is so happy!

Fast forward a few days, and the France vs. Croatia game came full circle this morning with the excitement of the game watched at the Boulder Theater on 14th and Pearl Streets with a couple hundred soccer loving fans! It was a great venue with the huge screen streaming the game from Russia. The drama, fast and furious play and fanatics of "the beautiful game" was a terrific experience for Ryan and I (plus Linda Misencik and Bill) before strapping it in to drive back home (1700 miles!).

BSoleille! The bright side of "Viva La France" in World Cup Champions in 2018!


Bill, Mark, Olivia, me, Ryan and Brian Phillips
Great Venue for World Cup Soccer
In the Theater!

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