Over the last weekend our daughter played in a regional tournament and dear husband took his Nikon along and got the best shots.

(sidenote: there were several dads, with Nikons, and they wear nearly grunting as they compared the size of each others' lenses...boys! lol)

Our daughter was selected for a competitive soccer team this year, at age 9 and she is kicking some serious ass out there.

Her position is Keeper, aka Goalie. Yesterday, during one of the many games, I was approached by several parents and other adults because they wanted to talk about that daughter of ours.

Two of the moms actually told me about full scholarships and how she can "write her own ticket" based on her talent out there. I was BLOWN away.

This is our firstborn, so I have NO idea how this all works. I just know she enjoyed the game, so we encouraged this sport. Now, she is just amazing out there on the field and most importantly, SHE is really proud of herself. It's enough to make my heart nearly burst with love and pride.

Enjoy the pics!

Like a magnet...

Look at that face! She is 150% immersed in the moment here...

And back out it goes. She is relentless when protecting that goal.

That's her again, in the yellow keeper vest.

She even goes down while thwapping that ball back out to the field. NO FEAR.

Here she is in her black uniform. (there were several games yesterday, hence the various jerseys used.) Look at her getting in there!

Yeah, this is my ball.

This kid is super tough, and even sweet!

I am one proud parent!


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Apr. 19, 2010 at 2:28 PM

GO AUDY GO!!!  Dang it, I love the look of determination on her face!  She's in her zone, huh?  Killer.  :) 

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Apr. 19, 2010 at 8:03 PM

That's awesome Dar! I can imagine how proud you are, she seems like an incredible girl.

LOL @ the Nikons!

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Apr. 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM

Oh how great! She's doing a super job, and it's awesome that she loves it.


Wow on those pics. they r awesome!

 I have to get me a Nikon. (I want a big one.) :)

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Apr. 20, 2010 at 2:03 PM

What great pictures, you can see thow much she into the game!  Maybe a future women's soccer star:)   

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Apr. 20, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Your daughter is beautiful!  She looks like a great soccer player, too!!

playing soccer girl

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Apr. 21, 2010 at 10:13 AM

ArmyJenn, you made me spittle coffee.

I HAVE a big one. Ooooh la la.


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Apr. 21, 2010 at 11:38 AM

She is a very special young lady!  Talented and beautiful!  Just like her Ma!

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Apr. 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM

Tough and sweet, sounds like her Ma! I love the pictures, some awesome action shots there (must be that BIG camera!).

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Apr. 23, 2010 at 10:49 AM

She looks cute while kicking some butt!!!

So many oppurtunities now days for girls, she can go far!

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Apr. 23, 2010 at 3:43 PM

A fighter and a cutie-pie!!!  You are one lucky mommie

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