Beach Classic Soccer Tournament

What a glorious weekend for soccer! We had tons of sunshine and warm, warm weather as the Xplosion (Elizabeth’s team) and Revolution (Katherine & Genevieve’s team) participated in the Cape Fear Beach Classic tournament in Wilmington over the weekend of November 15-16. Beach_Classic

The official CASL season has ended a few weeks before so the girls hadn’t had a ton of time playing together, but their teams played fiercely in all matches. The Xplosion had a win, loss and time, and the Revolution had a win and 2 losses. We had no games scheduled in the afternoon on Saturday so the twins and friends went to Wrightsville beach, and Lizzie and lots of the grownups enjoyed a wonderful lunch by the inlet in Wilmington. Great weekend for sunshine, soccer and super friends!

That's Genevieve in the white jersey, blue shoes battling hard!
That’s Genevieve in the white jersey, blue shoes battling hard!


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Delicious lunch on the inlet watching the bridge go up and down and the boats pass by.

Go Spartans!

Elizabeth is a freshman at Sanderson High School and the Spartan boys’ soccer team is having a fantastic fall season. We’ve really enjoyed watching these guys play. It’s pretty amazing to see the skills of these young athletes.Gorgeous night for soccerFinal Score: 3-1 Sanderson Spartans!

Sanderson vs. PinecrestYesterday evening we drove to Pinehurst to see Sanderson beat the Pinehurst Patriots – the team Matt coached when he and Anne first moved to North Carolina! It was a beautiful night and the Pinehurst folks were kind enough to send a shout out to Matt over the PA.

They boys played well – it got a bit tense at times – but they emerged victorious and are now headed to the semi-finals this Saturday. Go Spartans!!

Meet Sarah!

Super Awesome Caregiver!
Sarah – the Super Awesome Friend & Caregiver!

Sarah Kadate has been an awesome addition to Team Fortier, caring for Anne every weekday from 9:00 to 1:00. She’s been a CNA for 7 years, and Anne is her favorite client ever, of course!

Originally from Kiambuu Kenya, in her downtime Sarah loves to watch movies (comedies, anything with Denzel Washington), windowshop and spend time with her many, many friends. She described one of her favorite dishes to cook: Rice Pilau. Boiled veggies and meat and rice, served on a platter for a crowd. Sounds delish! Sarah speaks Swahili and “English with a British accent.” She is from the Kikuyu tribe in Africa and speaks her tribe dialect as well.

Sarah has great faith in Jesus, and loves to listen to all kinds of gospel music – her favorite artist is Paul Mwai. Listen to his song “I Love You Lord” here! Her heart of compassion is evident her her tender care for Anne. “I love to help, it is in my heart. I try to feel what they feel.” Sarah serves Matt and Anne by helping with dressing, meals and exercises.  Her one challenge – she’s not so familiar with styling Anne’s beautiful red hair…

When you meet Sarah be sure to ask her about Goat in a Box. She’s wonderful, and we’re all so grateful to have her on Team Fortier.



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