Surrounded by Girls

Monday, November 12, 2018

Yet another championship

It's been quite the season for trophies, and on Saturday night, we added another one. Jenna's soccer team, with Laura as assistant coach, won their rec soccer league playoffs. This is after going through the season undefeated (no ties, even). Way to go, Purple Predators!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Another championship

Congratulations to Melanie and her Scripps United soccer team for clinching the Presidio SDDA G2004, Flight 2 Gold title with a game to spare.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Happy birthday, Melanie.

Collage by Laura Preisman

... and happy half-Gotcha day, Mario.

Some of the love from Facebook:

Johanna Ellis Newlander Happy Birthday!! 🎊🎈🎁

Melanie Dulay Bowyer Happy birthday Mel!! πŸŽ‰

Nikki Graf Happy birthday!!! I can’t believe how big she is!!

Dana Katz Happy Birthday !

Tracy Mcmillan Happy birthday sweet girl, I hope you’re doing great.

Barbara Appel Happy Birthday Melanie! Hope you have a wonderful dayπŸŽ‚πŸ’•

Ronna Schary Happy Birthday amazing Melanie πŸŽΆπŸŽ‚πŸ’

Charlene Charlie Gurule-Julian Happy Birthday ☺

Fran Preisman Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ sweet sweet granddaughter! ❀️U, GF & GB

Fran Preisman Melanie, it seems like you were just 13 yesterday πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

Stephanie Bishop McDade Happy Happy Birthday, Melanie! 🎈

Melanie Brodsky Kunkler Great name. 😘 Happy birthday!!!

Julie Aronoff Gardner Happy Birthday, Melanie!

Nicole Stervinou Anderson Happy 14th to your sweet Melanie! πŸ˜πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ

Stacy Rothstein Boodman Happy birthday, Melanie!!!!

Kara Reisinger Engler Happy Birthday to Melanie!!

Elizabeth Wyatt Just stunning! Also, mini you.

Jennifer Munson Grove Happy Birthday Melanie!

Melanie Rose Jacobson Happy Birthday Melanie!

Tracey Merriam Palmberg Happy Birthday Melanie!

Diane Zaso Happy Birthday, Melanie!!πŸ’œπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Pamela Wick Happy 14th Birthday Melanie! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŒ»

Suzy Mills Fero Happy Birthday Melanie!

Pam Fagan Werner Happy birthday Melanie!!!

Natasha Maska Maxwell Happy Birthday hugs, sweet Melanie! 🎈❀️

Laura Oldford Fernau Happy Birthday, Melanie! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ πŸ’

Susan Spitzberg Happiest of birthdays to you beautiful girl. Wishing you everything good!

Emma Barron Lefkowitz Happy birthday Mel!! ❀️

Mark Heinze Happy birthday!

Linda Frabl Happy birthday to your pretty girl! 🎈

Pat Hurley Happy birthday Melanie!

Pam Mahony Happy birthday!

Maddy Dodson Happy Birthday to a wonderful young lady! xoxo

Kristi Kessel Myers Happy birthday, Melanie!

Jackee Frost Sheets Happy Birthday to Melanie!

Andrea Simpson Potterat Happy Birthday!!!πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

Leslie Nakashima Crowell Happy birthday beautiful Melanie!

Julie Anthony Arcemont Happy birthday to Melanie! I hope you had a fun day celebrating!!!

Maureen Fonseca-Ford Feliz cumpleaΓ±os Melanie!

Colleen McGregor Norton Happy Birthday to your lovely girl!!

Kristen Miller Nahrstedt Hope Melanie had a great day!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Highlander JV Field Hockey Tournament

Scripps Ranch JV Field Hockey participated in, and won, the 2018 Highlander JV Field Hockey Tournament. The girls played four pool games, clinching first place in the pool after only three matches! They beat Patrick Henry in the semi-finals, and then beat a really good team in Newport Harbor in the final by a single goal. That goal scored by...

Melanie Spitzberg!

Monday, October 15, 2018


Scripps Ranch Soccer Club 3x3 Tournament champions!

"We Showed Up" featuring Riley Gray, Mallory Grove, and Jenna Spitzberg. They won all five of their games: 4-2, 7-0, 9-0, 9-2, and 2-1 in a tense final against "The Cookie Monsters". A great showing from the girls, who were aggressive, tough, and very skillful all day.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Happy Anniversary

To this, one of my finest moments: finishing 2014 SuperFrog with the girls by my side.

While I'll probably never be able to out-run the girls down the stretch again, here's hoping I can use the next year to get back into that kind of shape (minus the pooch belly that we learned about soon after this).

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hashtag Day of the Girl

I am putting this here as a reminder, and for inspiration.