Loved seeing that boy out there:
At first Lu wasn’t overly hyped about the prospect of being there, until her cousin showed up:
…and then you couldn’t stop them from yelling and cheering at the top of their lungs. Nothing like that smile I tell you!
The crowd on the end of the court is particularly entertaining. Love the distractions they hold up when the other team is serving:
They squeaked by with a win that first night:
My favorite pictures:
There is something about this brother/sister bond that makes my heart mushy. I love them.
This relationship is pretty cute too:
My sister and her kids (plus a friend) came to join us:
Lucy was pretty delighted about these girls:
Oh how I loved getting these pictures they sent.
I think it was Abby’s second time skiing and these guys had so much fun further showing her the ropes.
She was a total trooper and came out of that day with bruises from falling and a big smile on her face.
I sure love that girl.
Got to join Saydi and friends for her “Cookie Friday” she puts on for the neighbor kids every Friday.
Catherine, up there in that picture with us, is a pretty amazing lady. Check out her blog HERE.
Lucy loved helping to prep for Peter’s birthday party that afternoon.
This one a loss, gosh darn it, but still fun to share it with these guys:
…and these guys:
…and these guys too:
Here’s the whole crowd after the game:
We were in pretty great spirits watching my nephew and nieces volleyball games and running after kids:
Love these guys so much! My brother Noah is traveling the world trying to get his new company off the ground and Kristi, there on the left below, is a pretty amazing holder-down-of-the-fort with their six kids:
Plus my cousin is up there along with his wife and their volleyball daughter, and Isaac and Eliza who we stole over night the night before.
We got ready for another game:
This was the most packed game ever, such a great crowd.
The match, however, was against Hawaii who not only was undefeated, but had never lost even a single set. They are so so good.
We lost in three, but there was some pretty beautiful playing displayed, and BYU did fight hard.
That was the last home game of the year and we were so glad we got to be there with our boy.
(Well, my cousin’s wife and their kids…we missed you, Adam!)
Dave’s sister Carol Lynn was there too:
I wish I had more picgtures of the rest of the team…so many good kids, who are also great athletes from all over the world who have taught Max so much in so many different ways.
And dang, I wish I had a pic. of the coach and assistant coach as well…and their wives too…who are all pretty outstanding people. So grateful for them and the influence they’ve had on Max.
It’s been a fun first season I have to say.
One of my favorite things being up there was watching them complimenting each other’s personalities in ways that were beautiful to me. Oh sure, they’ll have (and have had) their struggles, but man, they’re learning a lot and glowing through it all.
I love this team too:
They came with us to Cubby’s after the game.
There are about ten billion cookie places in Provo, so we went and checked one out late that night:
…then we went to church with Max and Abby the next morning and set off for home.
Yep, you can’t learn that stuff in school 🙂 (The volleyball part, not the cookie part, Ha!…but I guess you can’t learn about cookies much there either.)
It’s been fun watching this all season:
Let’s get a close-up of that:
There we go.
Can’t wait to see all that energy transfer to the court next year!:) There are some pretty amazing middles on the team who are young (it’s a really young team), but Max is excited to learn and grow among them.
So, BYU volleyball, thanks for giving us a good show this year. Looking forward to next!