Thursday, March 25, 2010

Reaching Back..

Hey guys!!

I just wanted to share with you what a great time I had with the younger French team. They invited myself as well as the other American (Lenae Williams) over for dinner, and i have to tell you they can truly cook!!!

They prepared chicken, fish, rice, red sauce, sweet potatoes, and fried bananas. Then they gave us a delicious fruit bowl and then served chocolate cake. It sounds like a lot huh? That's because it was. I was so full. After eating the dancing began (and i can tell you that i did learn a thing or two from them about how to move), but i can tell you that i would not be able to do that for sure. It was fun while it lasted though!!!

They were so happy and excited that we actually took time to visit with them, but I honestly think that it is something that we should always do. I think that we are true role models to ALL young women, not just the ones in our country, so I was ecstatic to be there. I was a fun time and a good bonding time. Thanks ladies hope we get to do it again soon sometime!


Monday, March 15, 2010

HOPE in France!!

Hey there everyone,

I know that I haven't spoken with you all in a while, but I am sure you can pretty much guess what I have been doing! Well I hope your answer was me working on my game, because that's what I have been doing for the most part. Being that we are down to playing one game a week, it has been a little boring so I took it upon myself to purchase another Nintendo Wii and I have to tell you that I am no joke on that Super Mario Bros! It has taken up the time that I have to just chill, and I have found it to be very fun, not too much relaxing though at times lol.

Some other things that I have been doing I think you all will truly appreciate it, and that is spreading H.O.P.E.! I went to visit a children's hospital and sat with some sick kids. It was something like a make a wish program and I had a blast. I have said this before and I will say it again. It doesn't matter what race, what sex, what country, time (one hour or 30 minutes), etc, you can always give someone HOPE. Now although I didn't say much of anything to these kids, as you can see, we still had a blast. I didn't understand them, and they didn't understand me, but the smiles shows something totally different and that's what it is truly about.

I can tell you that I really like it here and that I am glad that I had the opportunity to play here; it has really been fun. And since I am on the subject about playing I guess I should be telling you all about how we are doing here huh? Well to be honest we are doing really well, we are still winning and just yesterday we beat Nante to advance in the French Cup, which I think is a good thing for our squad. We have like 5 more games before playoffs start and we are surely looking to continue to play the way that we have been and finishing up regular season strong. I am going to continue to get better as well. For myself and of course for you guys. I know that you are just as excited about the W as I am. I will be returning for the first time officially as a champion (bc I am already a champion no matter what) and it feels great. And i will be looking to defend that title. So I will be talking to you all soon.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Tough Losses..

Hello Everyone!

I know that it has been a little while since I have last wrote to you, but I was still celebrating that Who Dat moment as well as trying to keep our team on a winning streak. I have come to a few bumps in the road with spraining my ankle in one of our euro-cup games about 2 weeks ago, and was forced to miss the French League game that we really needed to win. I was upset about the loss, but I did get to see my former college teammate/roommate (Hanna Biernacka Bouldin) which made the trip even more worthwhile. We ended up losing that game, but my teammates fought really hard and it was a close battle. We played without our other American, Lenae Williams, that is on our team. They call us the American Duo.

I guess you can say that somehow we have managed to play well together, despite ever knowing one another. After that we faced the team from Germany that we were playing in the Euro-cup and they were fortunate enough to beat us and advance to the Final Four. I was fairly upset, but knew that under different circumstances the game may have had a different outcome. I will say that I wasn't 100%, but I will not let that be an excuse! I'll just give the German team their credit and move on.

I had gotten used to winning here because that's what we have been doing since I got here, but this was a wake up call for us. We cannot and will not get comfortable. So this past weekend we had a big game against Nante, a team here in France that was currently holding our place in the top four and we needed to beat them. And guess what y'all WE DID!

The club was very happy and well pleased, and so were we. We don't have another game unti Saturday, so this will allow a lot of us time to rest. Trust me when I say that it is all needed. Don't like the fact that we are now down to playing one game a week, but to be honest it actually helps my body with providing it with some form of rest. It will also give me more time to go visit more things here. I am anxious to get to the American Cemetery, The Mount Michelle (I think that is right) and a few other places. I know that i will be able to get to those two for sure - anything else would be great.

I hope you all are doing well and that you are just as excited about the upcoming WNBA season as I am. I know that many of you are anxiously waiting for all the Free Agent stuff to be over, so am I. I am sure it will all be over soon. Let me know your thoughts I will be looking for your responses.

Until next time....