Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Family Memories of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

I wanted to write a giant post detailing all of the fun we had experiencing the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, but it feels really overwhelming to try to put it into words. Here's a list of the things I don't want to forget!


  • The Nigerian trumpet players
  • Getting Kinder Eggs in the airports as soon as we hit Canada
  • Practicing the metric system on the long drives from Gimli to Winnipeg
  • The feeling of a stadium roaring when the U.S. Women's National Team took the field in the first game in Winnipeg
  • The feeling of a stadium drowning in cheers when the U.S. Women's National Team took the field in the final game in Vancouver
  • Meeting some of the stars in person
  • Meeting wonderful Canadians in every city we visited
  • Painting our faces
  • Painting our van
  • Wearing our jerseys
  • Seeing orcas in Vancouver! 
  • Celebrating as a family
I make a lot of jokes about #soccerifice, the things we give up or miss to get to soccer practice or games for the kids, but in this case soccer gave us back an incredible summer of family adventures.

And instead of going on and on,  I'm going to let these photos do the talking.