As soon as Max and I got back from hiking Havasupi Falls we headed to Karlie's final volleyball tournament of the season.  It was a four day festival in downtown Phoenix over the Fourth of July weekend.  We had gotten up at 3:30 am to try and beat the sun and heat for our 8 mile hike out of the canyon then had a 5 hour drive home and then another 6 hours of volleyball ahead of us!
Karlie's team played until 10:30 at night.  Max, my parents, and the kids had gone home at dinner.  I was a pretty tired mama and kept walking to stay awake.  That night was we left, Chase Field across the street began to shoot off huge fireworks at the conclusion of the Diamondback's game.  It felt like an perfect ending for a very long day.  The next day the girls played better and continued to play until the afternoon.  While they didn't win their division they placed 3rd.  Everyone was sad to say goodbye.  It was a really nice bunch of girls and parents, something it seems many clubs don't have.  Karie's passion for volleyball was further fueled with her time at Ignite.  She improved so much this season.  I can see she will be returning to play next year!

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