Then we had the season finale with Brailey's Kidsports volleyball team (also known as "Coach David's Dream Team"), a party to wrap things up. Coach David did a really cool thing that I believe every coach should do. He gave each girl the name of a random teammate with a white plate, and they had to come up with an award for that person, which they made out of the plate. Then, at the party, he had them present each award, and it was really special to hear and see all the kindness! And every single girl was given an award. GENIUS IDEA, I'm telling you! It was perfect! Above, standing next to Coach David, is Lindsey, the girl who drew Brailey's name, and she gave a heartfelt account of how she felt about Brailey. Her presentation was so sweet and sincere, it nearly brought a tear to my eye. Brailey had a great time making her award for Sara (see the Super Server award below), and they all had a big time presenting their coach with a gift and card. It was a really fun party and so nice to have a coach who was an eloquent speaker with a heart of gold. He may be a tough police officer, but he is a softie when it comes right down to it, with a passion for volleyball. He brought his sweet family with him, and his wife made delicious, adorable cupcakes for dessert which we all enjoyed. It was a great way to wrap up the season - lasting friendships were made during this short season, teammates and families alike!
After the party, we took the long way home and looked at the fun Christmas lights. This setup is always one of our favorites, and our Light Viewing just isn't complete until we find this one! Aren't those angels darling?!