We have had the most beautiful weather lately, actually since the beginning of summer, really. But the hot days of summer have now turned into cold mornings that slowly warm up in the afternoon. The leaves on the trees that were all green just a month ago have now turned into beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges.
Our Saturdays in the fall are pretty perfect with our early morning soccer games, everyone all bundled up, coffees in our hands, Kennadie out on the field- all against a colorful backdrop. We all slowly roll out of bed and start our Saturday mornings with eggs, bacon, bagels, and orange juice, and dunkin donuts iced coffees. And then we head down to the field to watch Kennadie's soccer games. Sometimes it's just our little family of four and other times Josh's parents and sister and our niece and nephew or my sister and my parents are also there to cheer Kennadie on.
The soccer team is still not the same as it used to be, and I'm still trying to get used to that. I miss the closeness we all had. I miss those people and friends and Josh and Eric as coaches. The kids on the team had all become friends and it was all just...different. Everyone was connected and it's not like that here. Our little kids all played together while the games and practices went on. We cheered our kids on like crazy. The coaching was really amazing (and I am not just saying that because it was Josh and Eric) and the kids LOVED Eric and Josh. The parents and families all sat together and talked and were connected. I know I shouldn't look back and let it bother me, but it can be a little sad at times to think about how that time in all of our lives is over and we have all gone separate ways and how we will never get that time back.
Things change and we have no choice but to move on and all I can do is remember those really amazing times while also moving on creating new memories.
Some photos from Kennadie's soccer games lately-