Soccer Skills & Tuna Melts

Hello friends!

Keep the entries for my Mighty Leaf Tea giveaway coming! I love reading all your reasons why you love tea :)

Matt and I have been having a fun weekend here in Chapel Hill. It’s so nice to be home and just have a chance to chill after all the traveling I’ve been doing recently! Plus, the weather is gorgeous.



Matt and I spent the afternoon playing around on the soccer field about a mile from where we live.


Matt is an awesome soccer player (it’s his favorite form of exercise — he’s on a bunch of different men’s leagues); I am a really bad one since I never played it as a kid, ha. But I tried :)




Matt tried to teach me some soccer skills, heh. I’m fast on my feet and a quick learner, but my problem with sports like soccer are that I tend to be afraid of the ball and other players pushing me around, lol.


Oh well! It was just fun being outside on a gorgeous day :)


My childhood sports of choice were:

  • gymnastics (when I was little)
  • swimming (up until about 7th grade)
  • tennis (8th grade through 12th).

Matt was actually a gymnast for awhile too, before he started soccer! He can still do a mean backflip :) What were your childhood sports of choice? How about now? Now, as you all know — I’m a runner! But I also still love to swim and play tennis, and bike :)

Anyway! For lunch today, I made us tuna melts, per Matt’s request:


I just mixed tuna, celery, nonfat plain Greek yogurt, and dijon mustard together, popped it on some bread with some 2% sharp cheddar cheese on top, and toasted/broiled it in our little toaster oven!


Yum :)

On the side, we had salads topped with beets, cucumber, green pepper, avocado, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. Deeeeelish.


All together now!


Time for some relaxing — hope you’re having a nice weekend, too! We have plans for a hike tomorrow with some friends — must enjoy fall while it’s here!


  1. 1

    As the eldest of 10 children, we didn’t have the money to participate in organized sports. We had a big house and about 5 acres of land and all of us sister’s, as well as, friends played soft ball. My daddy saw to it that my one brother did join in organized sports. (That’s ok, we knew he loved us girls too). We also liked to roller skate. Daddy paved a strip of our land just for us to skate on. That was sweet of him. When I was a teenager, I got a week end job and was able to join a women’s softball team. It was so much fun. I played from age 16 to 22. I started having children at 22 and had 5 children in 7 years. It is so great that today’s women continue to have fun with sports and include their children. In my day, you just didn’t do that. Boyyyyyyyy, if I only knew then what I know now. When you have kids, please include them in your activities. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    • 2

      Man, you had 9 siblings?! I can’t imagine! It was just me and my brother :) That’s great that you guys had so much land were able to still play around outside though! Playing outside is what seems to be lacking nowadays in children’s lives… sad. Too many video/computer games!

      • 3

        You think 10 kids is something. My mother was the 2nd child of 16 children all from the same parents. One of my aunts was just 2 years older than me. My mother was from Atlantic City, NJ and my daddy was from Rogers, Ark. they met when he had a 3 day pass when he was in the Navy. It was love at first sight and they were married 3 days later. And lived happily ever after.

  2. 6

    Hahaha! I am totally afraid of the ball! Be it soccer or football or anything involving a ball!!

  3. 7

    i was one of those kids that did EVERYTHING (gymnastics, softball, volleyball, track, etc.), but soccer was my sport of choice. also, i was really good at it. i was on many traveling teams, the district team (olympic development) and the CA state team…almost played for college, but decided against going that route in my life…

    now im just a runner.

    i think its cute that youre into trying to play bc hes good at it. and i think its really cool that hes still playing.

  4. 8

    Hope the weather remains nice and that you’re able to enjoy a nice hike!

  5. 9

    You have such beautiful weather!

    And gorgeous meal too, I’m now craving tuna :P

  6. 10

    I opted out of all sports when I was little. I have only given sports another chance since I fell in love with skiing a few years ago. Then I started trying other things as well.

    On an unrelated note, these pictures of American Fall are taunting me because right now, in October, I am looking outside at two inches of snow in my backyard.

  7. 11

    I did gymnastics as a kid too–I had a mean no-handed cartwheel!–but quit around the time I developed boobs. Which, ironically, have disappeard now that I’m running and finally lost my “baby fat” … at the ripe age of 28… ;)

  8. 13

    Nice skills!! Ready for World Cup 2014?? ;)

  9. 15

    When I was ages 10 to 14 or so I rode horses, and in fifth grade I played one lonely season of soccer. Oh, and I rowed crew one summer in middle school. I’m more athletic as an adult than as a kid, that’s for sure!

  10. 16

    I played soft ball from 3rd grade through 8th grade. Then ran track and cross country in high school. I also was on a bowling team in high school and I rode my bike everywhere as a kid.

  11. 17

    oooh I was a tennis player too!!!!

  12. 18

    That’s funny, I was in gymnastics when I was young and played tennis in high school too! And a brief attempt at soccer in jr high. Now I pretty much stick to running, hiking, biking, and kayaking – I guess I’m a “solo sport” kind of gal.

  13. 19

    Awww, it’s been so long since I’ve played soccer! That brings back some great old memories. I played volleyball in high school and loved it! Now I stick to running and yoga.

  14. 20

    When I was young, we tried various things – I did a little dance, a little gymnastics, a little soccer. Than basketball, softball, track, cheerleading, and volleyball in junior high, and volleyball became my main sport in high school. I played on a competitive rec league until a couple years ago, when too many of the other women were getting pregnant for us to field a team! Now I just play on a rec softball team. I am not very good at it. :P

  15. 21

    I played a lot of sports growing up… gymnastics when I was little; dancing from age 3-12 + dance team in HS; tennis from 5-9th grade + for fun now; volleyball from 4 grade to college; basketball from 1st-8th grade + for fun now; and nowwwwwww I’m a runner!! :)

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