Weekend Update: Sports & Coffee

For those of you who really know JRB and I, you know that we reeeaallllly like sports. JRB is a state champion wrestler along with playing soccer and running cross country in high school. I played volleyball and softball (and wasn’t too shabby), but no state championship for me. We are crazy competitive, with ourselves and each other. Our first date was aligned with a bet; we used to challenge people to beach volleyball matches; and got oddly into curling during the Winter Olympics. That being said, it’s not a surprise that Josh and I attended 3 different sporting events this weekend.

It started at Turner Field for the Braves’ last Friday night game of the regular season.

ImageWe met some couple friends of ours there, and used our 4 free tickets. That’s right. We got to see the Braves win, a fireworks show, and a concert all for the whopping price of $15.

ImageFor those of you who watched the game, you know that it was quite the pitchers dual. There were a total of 5 hits in the game, and the Braves faced a minimum amount of batters. However, Chris Johnson (Josh’s boy; mine is Heyword/Freeman) homered in the bottom of the eighth to put the Braves up 1-0.

ImageI was a bit excited…. about the homerun and win, but also the fireworks!! I ooo’ed and ah’ed almost the whole time.

ImageSaturday, Josh and I (and Miller) began our day with GameDay- because how else do you start a Saturday in the fall? And then we went to a little league football game. If you’ve never been to one, GO! It’s awesome and hilarious and fun and sweet. The Patriots (our team) won by 2 touchdowns, even though that’s not official since they don’t technically keep score. But c’mon?! We have to know who wins!


We followed that up with going to my mom’s volleyball tournament in Smiths Station, where the won their SECOND tournament in a row. So proud of those girls! They’re ranked #4 in the state of Alabama, so If you live in Alex City and want to see some good competition, go to their matches!

Lastly, we went to church Sunday morning. In Sunday School, we discussed how we are created for rest (basically, take a Sabbath). Last week, we discussed how we are created to work. I liked this week’s lesson a little better, I think!!! I’m all about resting. Ok. Ok. All joking aside, we had a great time and learned a lot.


Also, did you know that yesterday- September 29- was National Coffee Day? To celebrate, our church is now giving out free coffee!! We used to pay 50 cents, but now it’s a free for all. However, there is a donation basket that all proceeds (along with the money used by our church to actually buy the coffee) go to Land of a Thousand Hills ministry. Have you ever heard of them? Check out their website. Buy their coffee.  Also, did you know they have a coffee house in Atlanta? I’ve been, and let me just say their iced chai lattes are OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD.

“When you buy Land of a Thousand Hills, you are receiving coffee that is 100% Arabica, fairly traded, and roasted fresh. Your excellent morning cup is offering hope to these developing coffee communities with each purchase. “

Drink coffee. Do good.


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