Micah and Jesse played in a tournament right near the beach this weekend and experienced their first only . . . win! We got smeared in the only other tournament they played. There were only two other teams there, so that one win--plus a tie--put them in the finals. They ended up losing the final to the team they'd originally beaten, but hey, they still got medals for second place! (We're working on not crying when we lose, if not everyone looks completely thrilled here. They took pictures right after we lost the final game.) Afterwards we went to a birthday party for one of the players at his stunning beach condo complex right nearby. The ocean was so beautiful and the pool and complex were elegant and it was just lovely, which is a word I don't usually use. But it was that kind of afternoon. Bright and sunny and great to be living here. We all got sunburned and had four hours of commuting, but it was a great day.