Rain Won’t Stop…

…our parade!

We had a full day of celebrating this past Saturday and we didn’t let the pouring rain dampen our spirits or our celebrating.

sounders-Wilma4The opening game for our Sounders Soccer season was at noon on Saturday. The first thing I noticed as we entered the Club level of the stadium was this great new vendor addition. They really know their team colors. This is good marketing.

sounders-Wilma1Opening the game with the National Anthem and all the branches of the military represented is one of my favorite parts of being at the game instead of watching it from home. Our soccer crowd sings along and it’s great to hear close to 40,000 people singing.

sounders-Wilma3There are lots of creative ideas to get the fans behind the team and to keep us cheering. The blue and green plastic squares were in our cup holders and they had blue sections and green sections and had us all hold up our squares at once. Fun times. At every kickoff the green streamers fly. Our most expensive player, Clint Dempsey, has lots of fans and someone created a Dempseyland banner using Disneyland printing. Fun times.

P1040873We are fortunate to have our season tickets under some cover so the rain does not fall freely on our heads. If the wind picks up we can get some rain blown our way but for the most part we stay dry when others in the stadium get soaked.

Of course it would have been a bummer if after all this we would have lost the game but I’m happy to say we won. It took till the very last minute of the game but we won and we left elated and ready to face the horrible downpour and slick roads home. Once home we got ready for our next fun event.

P1040898Our Laura’s grandmother, Wilma, turned 90 this week and we all got together to celebrate her 90 years at her favorite restaurant.

sounders-WilmaWilma is such a sweet lady and we are so happy to have gotten to know her since Josh and Laura got married.

P1040896Isn’t the cake great?

These two events on the same day really brought a lot of sunshine into my world.

I’m linking up with Sunlit Sunday  at My Little Home and Garden and Mosaic Monday at Little Red House.

What is brightening up your world these days?

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “Rain Won’t Stop…

  1. Congrats to your team for winning.. I love the their team colors.. Your Grandmothers cake is cute, she must love gardening.. Wonderful post, have a happy week!

  2. It sounds like you’ve had lots of fun lately. The game must have been very exciting.

    As for Wilma, she has a beautiful smile and does not look anywhere near 90 years of age. Perhaps she’s fibbing! The cake for her is very pretty and I take it she is known for her green thumb. Here’s wishing her many more happy years!

    Thanks for sharing your sunny times at Sunlit Sunday.


  3. Congrats on the Sounder’s win – they go all out with the team colours – love it! Laura’s grandmother looks like a beautiful person inside and out! The cake is amazing. You’ve had lots of “sunshine” on your dreary day. Looks like everyone is feeling better too!

  4. You sure know how to celebrate your soccer team. I love the colours. And the cake looks so pretty. It looks like a great day of celebrating for you. Have a super week. Pamela

  5. Congratulation on the win, looks like you didn’t let it rain on your parade. Happy Birthday to Wilma, a great milestone indeed, a beautiful decorated cake. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Sounds like Vancouver and Oxfordshire. Both my homes have been positively drowning. Here’s to more sunshine. Happy birthday to your special gal. Ninety years young! She looks wonderful. 🙂 If it isn’t out then keep the sunshine in your heart for this next week. 😀

  7. Those new vendors really put out the show colours. Love it!
    Happy 90th Birthday to Wilma. She’s beautiful and I’d say she doesn’t look a speck over 80! That cake is amazing….I’m sure she was loved on well yesterday. We’re celebrating an 87th today.

  8. Oh, we did indeed! We both participated in a 90th birthday celebration this weekend…and it’s certainly not every day that one gets the opportunity to do that! Your party looks lovely, and, yes, that cake is spectacular! Happy Birthday to Wilma! (Like Ron’s uncle, I think that Wilma looks younger than her years.)

    I’m glad you didn’t allow the rain to dampen your good times this weekend. We actually had a bright, sunny weekend…quite a refreshing thing after so many gray days of late.

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