Monday, March 16, 2009

Coach J.

Last Saturday was the best birthday ever for me. Not only was I spoiled by Danny and my family I was able to go to a surprise party for my old Basketball coach from high School. He had just beat his battle with Cancer a year ago and we all were informed that it had come back into his life. My good friend Amber put the whole thing together and invited girls from 6 years ago to come. not every one was able to make it but alot of us showed.This was my favorite moment. The initial surprise. The look on his face was priceless. And also a few tears were shed. It was really amazing how touched he was. Its funny how to others "Girls Basketball isnt so significant. To us it wasn't really about the game it was the memories before and after the game. He is an amazing man and we all think of him as almost a high school parent that listened to us and gave us the "C" for confidence. I still think to this day he got all of us girls through high school safely :) This is my good buddy Maggie. She was always the Teams All-star. She could work the court like no other. If all else failed Coach J would say......"GET THE BALL TO MAGGIE" she'll never live that down.
This picture means alot to me. Its amazing how those few people make little dents in your life and capturing it with a photo is priceless. Im so thankful for coach. I think for alot of people my high school year in alot of ways was not worth remembering. Except for those few people like Coach that gave me something (like Basketball) to get my mind off of the rest of life and taught me a life skill. Theres alot of instances that I compare my trials with sports. Funny how that happens. Anyway. What an amazing example this man is ......especially to a bunch of girls :)





It was so neat to see everyone again. alot of the girls have babies and are married, We all told stories and memories we had of coach and of wins and losses. It was really one of those moments we all wanted to freeze and keep.



videoThis video is of Kelsey and Carley doing the
"PRE Game Tradition Dance" To our school song, for the last time. We all cheered and sang along but being girls we were all a little bit choked up. You can see we all had a blast, back in high school and now :) Thanks for putting it all together Amber. Your the best.

9 comments:

Ryan & Tiffany said...

That's so awesome you got to get together with old friends. Those are the best kind, that you haven't seen for a while but when you get together it's like you never missed a beat. You look so good in these pictures! When did you get so skinny, did you lose weight? That's so awesome you had such a good coach. I remember watching you play...a LONG time ago! Sports made you so tough, and then you would beat up on me. Lucky me, weak older sister.

JD & Whitney said...

thats so nice! He's a great guy. Gracy is so stinking cute! and your house is looking amazing! Keep up the good work!

Paul and Carly said...

Well... I don't exactly know how I feel about the Half Time Show being so Out in the open...but... It was a good time. I just wish I was as skinny and limber as I was during the glory days. Your little girl is so cute! It was great to see you!

Carly

Kandice said...

I didn't know you had a blog!!! I have one too but it is private and I will need your email...send me it to searle@usa.com
What a great birthday to have. March is the best month to have Birthdays....you, me, Corinne!
Anyways, your little girl is darling, it will be good to keep up with ya!

Lance and Jessie Spiers said...

This is so neat! Catlin told me all about it and I couldn't help but tear up. I'm so glad Amber did that for him. I bet it meant the world to him! Gracie is so stinkin cute with her little head band and dress. She looks so grown up! I love her little personality. And you're so creative. I love your green wall in your kitchen. OH and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Sounds like you had a great one!

Ben and Ashli Paynter said...

You are so cute. You look so gorgeous in those pics. That blanket that you made is so cute too.

Lance and Jessie Spiers said...

Nicole! I need your help! My blog is doing all kinds of crazy things and I'm so scared I'm going to loose everything that I've posted. This is like a journal to me and it means so much to me! (I know I'm obsessed) Anyway, did I read on your blog somewhere that you can print out your blog pages?! Please tell me I did... ha I really want to keep all of these memories. E-mail me at lts_28@yahoo.com! Thanks girl.

Jillybean said...

In answer to your question my friend Scott (who did my pictures) said he would love to do family photos for you if you would like. He's really fun but also very affordable. You should do it. Seriously.

JD & Whitney said...

friday is your last day? then yes of course we need to go to lunch! are you going to be a stay-at-home mommy?! lucky.