We have been so blessed to be able to attend three University of Utah women's soccer games in the last month. This is the final year for my sister, Erin, playing forward for the Utes. And she is having a phenomenal season! Despite the knee brace, ankle injuries, and overall pain that Div 1 soccer will do to your body over 5 years, she has been the Pac-12 player of the week not once but twice!! She is pretty much awesome, and we love to see her play. So, we rearranged some schedules and made it work to see 3 of her games this season.
I thought I could get all the photos up in one post...but I took too many (shocked, I know). So here is trip #1: Eugene, Oregon against U of O. We stayed at my brother's house in Portland and drove down to Eugene Friday afternoon for the evening game.
All the kids making posters.
Miles with the crazy Ute hair. I have similar picture of Ry at this age here.
Grandma doing some face painting.
We got to spend a couple hours with Erin before they headed to the field.
And the whole crew, minus Trev, who was screaming down from Seattle in time for the game to start.
Our cheering section was slightly obnoxious. But, along with a handful of other Ute fans, we had quite a group to cheer on the team playing on the road.
It was too bad it was a night game because it doesn't make for great pictures, but Miles and Ry were a handful anyway. Don't you love the baby food stage of mixing up rice cereal and dealing with bibs, spoons, dishes ... all away from home? No. Not me. And trying to keep your toddler within sight distance. It was a little crazy.
But, here she is during warm-up. She is always so gracious and attentive to her tiny fans who insist on yelling her name over and over.
After the victory over University of Oregon, 2-0.
How awesome of the team to pose with our kids after the game! My kids really look up to Aunt Erin. To them she is a total celebrity rock star. What a cool opportunity for them to see the success she has had over the years in the sport. And the years and years of dedication and practice, all paying off in the greatest season in her soccer career!!