Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wimbledon finals and our family swim party

July 5th, 2008

Saturday started off with a bang when I got to watch the Wimbledon Womens' Finals. It was between Venus and Serena; the Williams sisters. It was a very exciting game to watch and both players were very competitive. In the end, Venus, the older of the two sisters played a better game and won the tournament. You probably wouldn't guess but one of my favorite parts of the whole thing is the closing ceremony. The winner and the runner up both get to say a little something about their influences and their partner, etc. etc. and both of the sisters gave great speeches. Venus said something in her speech that kind of touched me. She said that she was going to work extra hard in her doubles match with her sister because her sister deserves a win just as much as she does. I thought that was really sweet to watch her be so competitive against her sister during the match and then to turn around and have her say something like that really showed their comradely towards one another. They did, by the way, go on to win the doubles championship as well making them the winners of both the singles and doubles championship.

A little bit after the Championship ended my parents and my sister came to visit. We had such a great time! When everyone got there we suited up and took the kids all swimming. Andy ran by the store on the way home from work and picked up all the BBQ essentials and made a wonderful lunch for us all. We also had some unexpected visitors which made the day even more exciting. Evelyn got such a kick out of having so many of her favorite cousins swim with her. We spend so much time in the pool these days but it's usually just the 3 of us so it was really nice to have so much company. All my little nieces and nephews were so cute to watch in the pool. Charlie showed me how he can swim to the side of the pool all by himself (I was very impressed!) and Joshua was so brave and kept jumping off the diving board. Shed's family also brought over this blow up kayak and the boys were so sweet and took turns fairing Evelyn around the pool. Afterwards Joshua, Eliza, and Evelyn tried to check out the shower and I snapped a couple of cute pictures of them all in a row.

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