After winning divisionals last month, Neal's basketball team was able to play at zones, which was last weekend. The tournament was held in Burdett, a half an hour east of Lethbridge and two hours from home. Burdett is a small community with a post office, I think a cafe, and a few abandoned buildings, but more interesting is that Mexican Mennonites live and farm there. Really wanted to go to one of their restaurants but they were closed on Saturday. Maybe someday we can take the drive and see what they serve. Anyway, the boys did great and ended up placing 2nd. With a team made up of the only abled bodies 8th and 9th graders they did a super duper job.
The team last year ended up in 2nd place for zones too so this year was a hard loss. They really wanted the win and to "bring home the banner" for the school. You can see a bit of a banner on the left side of this picture.
We stayed at Lou Lou's house on Friday which was nice, real nice. We walked in after the game on Friday and she had dinner ready for us and on Saturday she made pancakes and sausage. Eagan Bed & Breakfast is a place I could go to lots. Thanks Lou Lou!
Poor Neal woke up at 5am on Saturday morning with a migraine which always keeps him down for a day or two, but the minute we walked into the school, just like that, a couple of the moms took matters into their own hands. Beth did some reflexology magic along with some chiropractic work, and Kristen had some essential oil for headaches, so between the two of them Neal was up and running ( I know, can you imagine running with a headache?) in time for the 2nd half of the 2nd game. They won the game which enabled them to play for the title.
All smiles, that boy Neal.
Don't let this photo fool you. These boys were S.A.D. sad. They were faking their smiles for the cameras.
The girls team was also in zones and were playing just 30 minutes away so after their game was over (they got 4th place out of 8 teams) they skidaddled over to the watch the boys play. These kids really love each other. Small schools and communities will do that to kids. It's nice. All these girls are in our ward and two of them are my Mia Maids. (yep, they pulled me from RS to YW)
See that ball in mid air? It was bouncing while I took the picture. Funny.
We had a fun weekend because we love watching our kids do just about anything from sports to singing to acting to business competitions, to graduating, to speaking in church, to teaching Sunday School to just about anything.
Now on to badminton!