I can hardly write without a big thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the very kind comments yesterday. I added a a little post-edit thank you over there with some other details. I wrote this a looooooong time ago (last school year) and somehow never got around to posting it so here you go… When I was in high school I scarcely knew that volleyball existed. But here in the desert it’s a pretty big deal. And I’m in love with it. I have become a nerdy high school mom who can’t get enough of her son’s sport. I laugh at myself. Dave laughs at me (but I will tell you that he is just as nerdy as I am with loving it). I mean, not only is it intense and fun to watch, but I get to see my own boy play a ton in the JV games, and sit and support a ton in the Varsity games: Max had a great season this year. He is really getting this thing and has come such a long way. I love that expression in that last one… I love the intensity of their coach: Then it was on to the state tournament. Dave and I happened to be out of town (planned way before and we knew our team would be in the finals and we always knew Max wouldn’t be playing even if we did make it to the finals). We were dying to be there but luckily were able to watch online. We were freaking out when they won just like all those hysterical kids. They had an end-of-season serious party to celebrate. They even taught the boys to hula dance. Our jumping with glee pics. in the dark didn’t come out so hot. Max was glad to move from the “Most Improved Player” award at the end of last year to the “Most VALUABLE Player” this year for the JV team. Fast forward to now (since I wrote that first part like forever ago). Max has a couple regional tournaments under his belt (the one we went to is back here), and is playing club volleyball. We’ll see where this season takes them! I’ll come back to add the slide show and some other pics. later, but here are a few favorites a professional photographer took.