A night to remember

Last night, was the most memorable volleyball game I have ever played.

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First I will start with what came to me last night, as I did my best to go to sleep, to no avail, even though I was dead tired. Attitude is Altitude. “Wow Sunny that is sooo profund!” LOL Yes I know, but I promise I did not make that up, I once heard it said by a very wise person, in my life, who is no longer with us. And that is exactly what we learned, as a team last night.

The minute I stepped on to that court, I was on fire. There really are no words to describe how I feel mentally and physically, when I play volleyball. But what I can say is that the moment I stepped on to that court, there were no cheering parents, there were no screaming coaches, and there was no pain in my leg(long story, I will explain that one later), all there was me, five other girls from my team, and the other team in front of me. I was in a completely different world. I blocked out all other sounds, everything else, just me, the girls, and the net. And of course the ball bouncing from person to person, and hitting the floor.

After coach gave us his pre-game pep rally, and we did a few cheers, we warmed up, for 30 minutes, which included running 4 laps around the basketball court, stretching, and a few pre-game drills. Then we sang the national anthem, saluted the flag, said a prayer and started the game formalities. Coach D announced all of us over the PA system, by name and number, and then we wished the other team good luck.

Our first set (Sorry for those of you who don’t know volleyball, I am not going to explain the scoring/game system right now) we lost by like literally 5 points. We came so close. The second set, we made a huge come back. Right out the gate, we had a 3 point lead, which believe me is really close for volleyball. We held that lead, for the whole set, and won. That put both teams tied up, so we play a third set, to 15 points. Once again, we held the lead, at 11 – 2, then we lost it, and the other team gained 7 points, bringing it up to 11 – 9. From there we won the last 4 points, and won the third set.

There is no sound I love more, than the sound of a whole team of girls, plus all the parents and the whole school in the stands, stopping their feet, and screaming as loud as possible, when a game is won. Last night, we really came together like a team. We didn’t get discouraged in the first set. We held our heads high. We played our best. But we did not exude pride and arrogance, as I have seen so many opposing teams do. That has got to be the worst, yet most effective strategy I have ever played against. Believe me, it’s hard to play against that.

As a team, we always make it a point, (no pun intended) to not pray, that our team would win, but to pray that the best team would win (we sorta think that we are the best, but that is still debatable) whether it be our team, or the opposing team. If we are not the best team, we don’t deserve to win, if we are the best, then we do.

In conclusion, I just am amazed at how well we did last night. I mean we haven’t even played that well or that hard, in practice! I guess it just goes to show how much we were on fire last night, and how much, like I said, attitude effects everything. I have never played a game like I did last night. I truly am blessed to be apart of such a great team, we really have some awesome girls. I woke up this morning, ready to play again. Play like it is my last game.

As we always say, Work Hard, Play Harder!!!! GO EAGLES!!!!!

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Father’s Day Adventure 2015

As the title suggests, we had quite an adventure this past weekend, on Father’s Day. On Friday, we drove from our house here in Palm Bay, to our old house in Orange Park, to get another load of stuff. We decided to stay the night there and go to visit some friends at a congregation in South Georgia on Saturday. Then on Sunday, I talked Dad into driving to Lake City, to visit my BFF for the day. We had so much fun.

So a few days before our little trip, I called Violet and told we were coming up there for a few days, and of course she insisted on hanging out sometime. It had been a few months since I had seen her so I was pretty psyched. Anyway, while we were on the phone, she old me about this place, called Bob’s River Place on the bank of the Suwannee ย river, just a little ways west of Lake City, that had all these water slides, and rope swings and really fun stuff on the river. So I looked it up, and talked Dad into taking us there. We had so much, like you cannot imagine the amount of fun we had. It was so cool.

Bob’s River Place was basically this place on the side of the Suwannee river, that has rope swings and water slides, into the river. The biggest rope swing, is about 50 feet up of the water, and the water is really deep, so no chance of hitting the bottom. There are also a few rope swings that are lower. You can also climb up to the top of the huge, old oak tree and jump into the water from there, which is I would guesstimate to be about 60 or so feet of the water. I jumped into the river from the highest rope swing, the 50 (or so) footer, and I will tell you, it was pure adrenaline rush. Like you would look down from the platform built up in the tree, onto the water, and like your stomach dropped out from under you, and I mean I had never jumped into any water from that high up, so to say that I was little bit scared, would be an understatement. Some how, though I got my nerves of steel to kick in and after a little bit of encouragement from the onlookers I did actually jump.

Another thing Vi and I did there, was we played water volleyball in the water volleyball court. That was a lot of fun, and something I nor Violet had ever done before. We also sang karaoke on the karaoke stage. That was so cool, but I had to literally pull Vi out there with me, to do it, LOL. We sang “Mama’s Broken Heart” By Miranda Lambert.

I took some videos of us there, and I might be posting them soon. But for now, you will just have to be satisfied with these pics that Me and Vi took of us goofing off, on our way back to her house. we are THE Selfie Queens! LOL ย ๐Ÿ˜›

Translation for Humide et Beutiful! French for Wet and Beautiful!

Dad has promised to take us back to Bob’s river Place, sometime soon, when Mama and my sis Faith get back in town, and I swear I am going to do the absolutely insane jump, and jump from the top of the oak tree into the water. I have already started psyching myself out for it LOL. I can’t wait to go back. For all my friends, who are interested in going, A) look up Bob’s River Place, Branford Fl, and you can get directions there. It is well worth the drive. You only have to pay 20$ for a car load of up to 6 people to get in, and that’s it. B) I promise to let y’all know next time we go, and maybe we can go together! ๐Ÿ˜›

Peace,

Sunshine โค ๐Ÿ˜›

Goodbye

Goodbye possum, the dog that would always barks when we drove down our old street,

Goodbye to the playground, at Clark park who has seen it all

To all the trees in our spacious yard, who if they could talk, would be able to tell so many stories,

Goodbye to the train track, less than a mile from our house, whose trains never wake me up, but I always hear them if I am awake

Goodbye Blanding Blvd, the street I have seen almost every hour of the day, from 4 am, to high noon,

Goodbye Orange Park High, the school I wanted to be allowed to attend someday, and the school that I saw my Best Friend for Life Samuel W. Cook #68 of the CHS Tigers play in a football game, for my first time,

Goodbye to Cynthia and all the clerks at the post office, who I used to pick the wild marigolds for,

Goodbye to all of Fleming Island, where all my favorite houses are,

Goodbye to the Saddle Club, Iโ€™m going to miss hearing your announcer announcing the scores for all the horse racers and just being able to walk a few blocks from my house and watch the horses race,

The one place I have always wanted to take a boyfriend of mine to just hangout on a date someday,

Goodbye to all my friends around town, who I havenโ€™t seen in forever, who I have dreamt of running into in WalMart sometime,

To all my Dadโ€™s ex students, from all the schools that he has substituted at, and from his many classes at ย Wilkinson Jr. High, who we are always running into, yโ€™all are so much fun to meet

Goodbye to all the back roads I have ridden down, around here, bumpy, muddy, and twisty as can be,

Goodbye to Pongo, our faithful family dog, who we had for 10 years, and has seen it all, where ever you are now, goodbye

Goodbye to all my team mates from playing volleyball at the YMCA, Most of y’all were so much fun to play with, y’all are great girls, I hope you all make it far in volleyball as I know you all wanted to.

 

31 Random Facts About Me #21, and #22

Random Fact #21: No matter how not girly girl I am, I will always love getting a new bottle of nail polish. I AM NOT A GIRLY GIRL. I will never be one, and never was. But, I still like painting my nails and getting new colors lol. I bet I know why. It’s like when I was little I loved coloring, like that was my favorite thing to do, and I still like coloring, but now I don’t color in coloring books and on paper, I have moved on to “big girl” coloring. I “color” my nails! lol

Random Fact #22: Volleyball is my passion. Spandex is my Fashion.

31 Random Facts About Me #9

Random Fact #9: I am so hopelessly addicted to quotes. Quotes, Quotes, and more Quotes! lol I love quotes about Love, about Trucks, Quotes from songs, quotes about life. I have so many quotes saved on this computer, it’s not even funny.

One time, my BFF told me about these things called Teenage Posts, look em up, they are so funny, some of them, and like totally relate able. ย I went totally crazy, and like saved a bunch of them on my computer LOL. And then for weeks after that, like everything I said was a teenage post it was really funny. I love quotes so much that I have a bunch of them on my wall in my room. It’s like one of those things that I binge on, most girls binge watch tv shows, and like binge shop, but I binge on like quotes and stuff. Yea I’m weird like that lol.

Here are a few of my faves right now:

A little piece of Me

So I was researching images of volleyball games and stuff for a presentation I was making on the sport for my Biology course, when I happened upon the following posters, and ย I thought “OMG, that is like so me!” So, since I have no Pintrest, Facebook or Instagram, (Yea, I know, I am so behind the times) I decided to post them here. When I get Facebook or any of those others, I’m sure they will make they’re way on there as well,. but for the time being, enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also I have been so busy these past few months, so I have a huge update post, I am planning on putting on sometime in the next few Weeks, but as a bit of a sneak-peek, I have some HUGE news! I am going to Prom! Yes, I am so overly excited, It’s not even funny. I will admit I have not slept very well these past few nights, but oh well, I guess I will have to deal with that. I plan on posting a Picture of the dress, when I get it, so hang tight everyone =)

Until then Stay warm, dry, and Happy. Oh and love Volleyball! Oh yea ๐Ÿ˜›

Absence_Felt

Love this quote, whoever wrote it, is so profound!

Heart_of_an_Olympian

If_Volleyball_Was_Easy

Yes, I TOTALLY agree, No offence dear friends that play football, I still love you too ๐Ÿ™‚

Love_Volleyball

Um like Yea!!!

Never_Quit

Never Quit!

Play_Like_A_Girl

Like, of course I play like a girl! Duh! That’s who I am! Get over it! ๐Ÿ˜›

Soft_Serve

Ain’t No Soft Servin’ Gals Here! ๐Ÿ˜›

Volleyball_Bride

Gotta love that. I might just do that, Hmmmm, I don’t know.

Volleyball_Love

No Comment ๐Ÿ˜›

Volleyball_Quotes#2

Never Quit!

Volleyball_Quotes#3

Watch your back, Volleyball haters! ๐Ÿ˜›

Volleyball_Quotes#5

Our Time! No drama, no rumors. . . . .

Volleyball_Quotes#6

I’m having second thoughts about posting this one . . . . . . .

Volleyball_Quotes#7

Endurance.

Okay, Y’all, that’s all for now ๐Ÿ™‚ Talk to y’all later ๐Ÿ™‚

Peace,

Sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚