Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Volleyball Nights

by Maggie Sefton

Granddaughter Natale #13 and fellow teammate waiting to receive serve.  She's a senior and plays for James Madison H.S. in Vienna, VA

Hi, Everyone.  I'm presently back in my hometown area of Northern Virginia.
I grew up in close-in Arlington, VA.  A stone's throw across the Potomac River from Washington.   My dearest childhood friends----sisters Nancy & Diane----grew up diagonally across the street.  Over the years I've posted about some of those childhood experiences.  Most recently, my post on Halloween.  

The arm and white shirt/black trousers in the upper right side of the photo belong to the referee.  In Volleyball, the referee stands up higher than everyone else and watches the net as well as all the balls flying across the net.

Today, I've going to
share several photos I took tonight of my granddaughter Natale.  She's a senior at James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia.  And she plays on their fantastic and winning Volleyball team.  Tonight was one of their games of the season, and they beat another Northern VA high school 3 games straight.  Tomorrow night they'll play again as they will on Thursday night and Saturday night-----as long as they keep winning.  :)

Last year was a winning season, so I really expect them to play as well this year.  I'll share with you folks here on the Cozy Chicks Blog as well as on Facebook.  Meanwhile, I just flew into the Dulles International Airport in Northern VA yesterday evening.  I'm staying with my childhood friend Diane and her family here in Vienna, VA. I'll be here for ALL of Volleyball season and the State Championship all thru Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  :)  Then I'll fly back to Colorado.

My oldest grandson Joseph is standing with friends against the door.  Joseph is the tallest one in the middle.  

Fall has definitely arrived here in the Metro Washington DC area and Northern VA.  Temps are dropping at night into the 40s now and only into the 60s in the day.  Today we had an entire day of rain, so it felt even chillier.  Brrrrrr!   Is it getting chilly in your area?  Tell us how chilly.  :)


Anonymous said...

Is Joseph your only grandson and Natale's older brother? Where did those kids get their height?

We've had about the same temps as you. One morning this week we had heavy fog and, I think, lower 30's for low. The high that day was 47 because the fog never really burned off. Was cold walking at 7 a.m. We are supposed to have a super El Nino this winter which usually means warmer temps but lots of rain with no snow in the mountains. However, all the weather people are predicting snow over the passes this weekend. Cordella

Nicole said...

Hi Maggie! Thanks so much for sharing the pics of your grandchildren! How fun that you can be here for her season - I know she must love having you able to attend her games. Will you be doing any book signings or the like while you're in town? I'm local, and would love to attend if so. :-)

Maggie Sefton said...

We're getting snow in eastern Colorado now, but I'm 2000 miles away back East in my old hometown area, Northern VA. Where are you located again, Cordella? Grandson Joseph gets his height from his mother (my daughter Christine who's 6'1" and was a volleyball star in high school and college years ago. Also my s-i-law Tim is 6'3" so that helps too.

Maggie Sefton said...

Goodness, Nicole. Where are you located in Northern Va. Maybe we can meet for coffee. :)

Susan said...

Looks like my daughter will be battling it out with your granddaughter tomorrow night at West Springfield! Looking forward to some intense volleyball! Good luck to all. (found your blog while searching for info on Madison's volleyball team)

Anonymous said...

I live in the Metro Portland, OR area. The weather report tonight predicted a couple of inches of rain over the weekend here with the snow in the Cascades.