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My last spring break from high school has finally past. With only a few more weeks left in school, the end is in sight. In the past, my family and I have traveled around on spring break. Instead of traveling around this year I got to stay at home. With sports going on all week and everyone working their jobs, there was really no time to do anything. My mother and I had planned on traveling east to Hocking Hills State Park to mountain bike and hike around but unfortunately, the weather had other plans. A few days before we planned on going the weather was rainy and cold and it showed no signs of drying up. Thus, we decided not to go. Instead, we stayed at home and enjoyed each others company. Then on Sunday, my father and I took a trip up to Findlay to watch one of the soccer teams games. Findlay did very well winning there game 4-0. I got to talk with the coaches a bit about there spring season as well as mine. We also talked about rooming arrangements since I just recently got my roommate, another soccer player who is going into the Physical Therapy field. In short, it was a laid-back spring break only doing two things the whole week: celebrating Easter and visiting Findlay once more. My spring could have been worse, therefore, I am appreciative of how nice my spring break really was. Have a wonderful week! Go Mohawks!!
Beginning of Club Soccer
Finishing touches and a long weekend
National Signing Day & Super Bowl Sunday
February 7th is national signing day, which means that this Wednesday I will be signing informally at the high school. I will also be signing alongside: Hannah Clements who will be attending King University, and Ana Sulentic who will be attending Saint Joseph’s University. We are all very excited to sign and expect a nice turnout. Ana, Hannah, and I are the only senior athletes who are going on to play a sport in college and we all play soccer! The three of us have kept up on each other in our college search and we are all glad to see that we have each found a college that will fit us. Congratulations to both Ana and Hannah, I cannot wait to see where this journey will take us, I wish you both the best as you play throughout the years.
Today is also Super Bowl Sunday! I am not too involved in the NFL but I know enough about rules players and teams to have a good idea on what is going on. I don’t really care much for wins and who loses. But today I will be spending my Sunday at a friends house. Our group of friends are all going to meeting together to watch the football game, enjoy each other’s company, watch commercials, and enjoy really good food. On Super Bowl Sunday I usually spend the day with my family and we’ll order pizza and watch the game but this will be nice change. Thank you all for reading, I hope you all have a wonderful week! Go Mohawks!!!
Settling in and club soccer
1st Semester & Christmas Break!!
The first day of winter is next Thursday, December 21st but I figured this week would be best for me to talk about my favorite things of winter. So here are my favorite things of winter.
Snow: Although, I don’t like the cold as much as I like warm weather. I do enjoy snow, snow is something not everyone can experience and it is something I am glad I can experience. When snow is falling I think it always looks so nice, it brings a relaxing sense to my day. Even a few days after it snows, snow is on the ground. After it snows you can also go play in the snow. I know my friends and I are planning on sledding lots (weather permitting) this winter. With snow also comes the potential snow day!
Sledding: At Madison we have the wonderful “church hill” for those of you who don’t know what the church hill is, I will tell you. The church hill is a very big hill not too far from the school. Atop the hill is a church, hence the name church hill. Every year after it snows, everyone of all ages goes to this hill, some with families, to sled. My friends and always make efforts to go there and sled. It truly is a lot of fun. I have also been to perfect north slopes, which is always fun with friends, but there is also a place in New Paris, Ohio, called Valley’s Edge Snow Tubing. I have went here many times, sometimes with friends, and it has been lots of fun. It is not too popular which is a shame, because it is such a nice place. Although it is nice since it is not a well known place you do not have to worry too much about waiting in long lines.
Christmas Lights: I have always liked Christmas lights. I think it is always fun to put out Christmas lights. I think it is always cool to go look at Christmas lights. Whether big or small any Christmas lights are cool to see. At our house we always string Christmas lights around our trees, and put out an inflatable snowman. This year we finally put out our icicle lights along the edge of our roof. We haven’t done this in a while and I am glad we finally put them out. Lastly, I always liked to go this Christmas light parks and farms to look at Christmas light displays. I think is cool to see all the colors spread across an area for all to see.
Christmas Movies: It seems like during Christmas time I always watch a lot more movies than I usually do. These of course are Christmas movies. I really enjoy watching these movies but I did really enjoy them when I was little. Every Christmas Eve when we were little we use to watch The Polar Express, now that we are older as a family we watch the movie Elf. I am glad we have this family tradition at our house. It is always nice to kick back with your family on Christmas Eve. I know I will have family traditions at my house for Christmas.
Watching my dog play in snow: My dog Koda is a house dog, but she does love to be outside… when it’s warm. For some odd reason when it snows she’ll just run around in the snow bouncing up and down. When my brother and I were smaller we would sled on the hill next to our house and Koda would always race us down the hill and jump on us, or she would try to bite and pull our sleds out from underneath us so she could beat us down the hill. After a while though she’ll want to come inside, and sit next to our warm fireplace.
Thank you all for reading, I’ll be right back here next week!