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Happy 4th of July!

Hope you have a fabulous 4th of July, filled with yummy barbeque, family and friends and spectacular fireworks. We always have a swim barbeque during the day and head off to find fireworks as it gets dark. For some fun personalized coloring pages to keep the kids busy, check out Frecklebox.com. There’s even a personalized World Cup soccer page! Hope you have a safe and fun 4th of...

World Cup Cheat Sheet

Let’s start off with this super funny commercial that Landon Donovan made. First it is totally awesome that he can have fun with it and laugh at himself and second he should have been on the team. You can’t tell me he was not better than at least one of the 23 Klinsmann took to Brazil and just out of respect you let him play his last World Cup. Make sure to watch all the way to the end. If you are like most of the world you’re probably watching at least a few of the games in the World Cup. If you’re not and want to but don’t understand the game here are some pointers so you can better understand the game. If you want to watch while you are working (wink, wink) check out ESPN’s live streaming, much better quality this time around. I’ve grown up playing soccer my whole life and still play and coach and my 3 kids also play. It’s a fun game and even if you don’t understand it there are a lot of cute guys to watch run around! 🙂 Here are a few basics: 1. There are 32 teams in 8 groups to start. The 4 teams play each other and the top two teams in points move on to the next phase which is single elimination. 2. There are 10 field players and a goalie on the field. Each half is 45 minutes and they get a 15 minute break at half time. There are 3 substitutions of players allowed in each game. If you get a red card your...