I watched from the window as my husband taught our 10-year old how to throw a football.


She got the hang of it and even put her own little spin on her toss.


My youngest was just happy to be there…and was clearly more interested in kicking around her pink soccer ball.

My husband played football in high school. I, of course, did not. But I sort of always wanted to be a cheerleader. And I could have, too, if I hadn’t misspelled the word “success” while auditioning for the squad. For the record there is only one “U” in success. OMG EMBARRASSING.


FALL! It’s awesome, isn’t it? I love pretty much everything about it and judging from my Twitter feed being flooded with all things pumpkin, spice, and colorful leaves, it’s safe to say I’m not alone.

So as I was enjoying watching my family play, I started thinking about football games. Professional, college, and high school. And then I thought of this picture.


My husband, around age 11. OMG.

How adorable is this kid?

So I took lots of pictures of them playing on the grass as the sun was setting. Early fall is a great backdrop for time outside.

And then because I’m sentimental and mushy and I love relating life moments to music, I thought of my very favorite Kenny Chesney song. I’ve included it below for your listening pleasure 🙂

Among the many coaches and players shown in the video’s introduction is one coach who’s giving a pre-game speech to his team. He’s reminiscing about his time on the field some twenty plus years earlier and he’s trying to instill in them a sense of appreciation. Enjoy this moment. Enjoy this game. He says, “You’ve got plenty of time for tomorrow. But these ‘tonights’? They’re going by fast.”

Oh my goodness yes they are.