It’s been a while since my last post so here’s a little update to get back in the swing of things!
In late June, I attended the University of Missouri basketball camp as a coach.. Formerly, I was a participant in the camp, staying over night, playing games and learning from older coaches.. Being my third year as a coach, this camp continues to help me give young children the opportunities I was given as a child.. Most of which are the reasons why I was able to play at the collegiate level.. Often, people think their respective sport is “the best sport in the world..” For myself, it’s important to understand that less than 20% of these kids won’t even play at the high school level.. This is why I always try to implement things like teamwork and hard work while helping them mature as young athletes and as young adults.. My goal is to have each kid go home to their parents (after 4 long days of strictly basketball) and somehow say, I learned a lot and I made new friends! If those two things happen, I did my job!
Since then, I have enjoyed a little bit of everything! Rock climbing, stomach flu, sunburn and a great 4th of July!
At the beginning of summer, I made a goal for myself. My challenge was to bake at least one dessert per week that I have never made before. Except for the weeks I have been traveling, I have successfully managed this task. First I made carmelatas (oat and Carmel bars). Then mostly went to Eckert s to pick berries and made pies. Recently I made my birthday cake then I made blueBerry coffee cake! Next I will make blueberry and lemon pie. Only it’s more of a custard pie than a fruit pie which makes it different. Next week I can’t make anything because we are visiting my cousins in Chicago!
During the second week in Florida, we rented a house on St. George Island. It had a really, really long dock that we used for fishing, crabbing, and kayaking. The kayaking was a little hard, since I had never done it before. But I spent most of my time at the beach. I love to surf and would do it as a sport if I lived in Florida. I also did some shopping and bought some turtles made out of shells. During this time it was my 21st birthday. On that day I went surfing, then I went to some gift shops, and then we went to a restaurant called the Blue Parrot. I had a drink called dreamsicle. I also got some different flavors of vodka!
Last Monday, my family and I began our way to Orlando to go to universal studios. On the first night, we stayed in a hotel in Georgia. The next day, we drove the last 8 hours to Orlando and went to universal studios the following day. We checked into the royal pacific hotel and then we spent the next 3 days riding rides. I really liked the Harry potter rides. I love the castle and all the animations. I Also liked the Dr.Seuss rides. We had lunch at the Dr. Seuss circus cafe and I ate a giant cupcake! I even got a cat in the hat wallet! Now we are at St. George Island in Florida. I will save that story for next week!