I am back in Israel this year on a new team. I play for Ramat Hasharon, which has been one of the top teams here for a while! I am so excited to play for an organization with so much history! We have some great Americans this year! Two girls that I'm playing with, Porsha Phillips and Jia Perkins, are from the San Antonio Silver Stars and I am so excited to be playing with them again!! Another girl played for the Connecticut Sun, Jessica Breland and the other girl, Maurita Reid, has been a big time player in Europe! So we have a lot of great pieces this year :-)
I am not playing as an American this year. As of 2 days ago, I officially became a citizen of Israel!! So I will be playing as an Israeli. My grandfather is Jewish, so I was able to gain citizenship because of an Israeli law. I never in a million years would have thought I would have dual citizenship! This is such an amazing opportunity for not only me, but my future children. There is so much culture and history here in Israel and I am excited that I'll get to share this with my family one day!!
|All the food and family!|
|My plate! A little bit of everything!|
|My teammate Yael|
I also got to bring my dog (son) Sly with me! I got him at the beginning of this summer and seriously feel like he is my child. I didn't know how hard it was going to be to potty train a dog! My older sister Ajia made it seem like it was going to be so easy! He peed and pooped everywhere, even on my comforter!!! He was chewing on my shoes, and you guys know that's a BIG NO NO! I was ready to take him to the shelter! Lol. I almost entertained the thought of litter box training him like a cat! Haha. Now, he's potty trained and having a great time over here in Israel with me. I mean doesn't he look so comfy!? Haha!
Hebrew Lesson: Shanah Tova Umetukah (Shuh-NAH Toe-VAH Oo-Met-oo-kah) = A good and sweet year!!
I couldn't help but post this picture of this woman all dressed up for the holiday!! LOL.
|We honked the horn to get her to look at us! Haha|
Until next time,