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Another New Adventure

Last week I filled you in our little secret about buying land. I can't wait to write about all of the amazing details leading up to the purchase, but first I haven another little announcement...we started a travel baseball team!  Are we crazy or what!?!?!

Since Eli was very small, Eric has always wanted to start a travel baseball team. He helped coach his nephew before we ever had kids and has coached Eli's league teams for baseball and basketball.  When the time came for Eli to begin the journey of playing travel ball, we weren't in a place where we could start our own team, so we were fortunate for the opportunity to join the Beasts.  I've blogged about many of our adventures with the team, and I actually have more posts to make because I am so far behind.

Anyway, it was a wonderful experience for Eli, and I became close to several of the moms.  We enjoyed the family time on the weekends and watching Eli learn and grow personally and athletically. When the spring season came to an end last month, we had every intention of returning to play with the team in the fall, but there was this nagging desire to follow through with our dream of starting our own team.

One day we pulled out this logo that Eric designed when Eli was two years old to use "some day."  As soon as we talked about it, we knew that "some day" had come and the timing was right for us to embark on the new adventure.  Walking away from our team was truly bitter sweet for so many reasons, but we are grateful for this opportunity.

We knew of only one family who wanted to join us, so stepping out was scary.  However, the response was overwhelming when we started posting information about our tryouts, and to our surprise, we only had to have one tryout! I haven enjoyed working with Eric on this project.  It's something we can do together...we really are a great team.

As for my man, I am so proud of him.  He is such an amazing coach.  He loves the game, but more importantly he loves the kids.  He's making a positive impact on them each practice, which is what it's all about.

I can't wait to see what the fall season holds for these boys...its going to be an amazing adventure.


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