Saturday, September 25, 2010


Short post just to bring attention to the fact the the Christmas trip countdown is way under 100 now and the summer, 2011 trip is now under 300 days away!!!!!!!!! Disney World, here we come!

B1's 8th grade softball team won the regional yesterday (defeating Highland 15-0 in 4 innings!) and is now on to STATE! The next game isn't until next Saturday though. I am not sure yet who we will play.

Our football team blew a 31-10 lead to Highland last night and lost 37-31. There isn't much that jabs at the heart more than a loss like that to archrival Highland. UGH!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Guess Where I'm Going!!!!!!!!!!

Yep! My parents decided that for Christmas this year, they are going to take our family, my brother, and themselves to Florida! We will spend most of the week at Daytona but we will also get to spend 2 days at my favorite place on this earth.....Walt Disney World!

The Tower of Terror is my favorite ride......Anywhere! Ever!

Toy Story Midway Mania is pretty cool too!

We will get to see the Osborne Spectacle of Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

The girls are really looking forward to riding this at Animal Kingdom! Expedition Everest!

And I will get to check 2 more restaurants off of my Disney "list".....
Mama Melrose's Ristorante at the Studios

and Tony's Town Square at the Magic Kingdom!

And then.....I get to go back in July, 2011! Disney World twice in 7 months time with my awesome family! WOW! LIFE IS GOOD!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I Caught A Big One!

We went fishing last Monday, Labor Day. It was a beautiful day weather-wise and we have a little pond about 6 blocks from our house right in town! B2 caught 18 blue gill, which was the record for the day! B1 caught about 7 fish and Bruce caught 5. I only caught 1 but it was the BIGGEST one of the day! I caught a catfish which was about 12 inches long from head to tail. It was kind of exciting!

There are 4 ducks who live at this pond too. You can see one of them in the picture behind me!

Today we are attending a wedding. The groom is my 3rd cousin and there will be lots of family members there who we only see maybe once a year. I am looking forward to spending the evening with them.

Our lives are about to get even busier. Pitching lessons for both girls start back up in October and we go twice each week. B2's basketball practices begin Monday night and will also be twice each week. Since Bruce is her coach, that involves him too. B1's new softball team is beginning its practices this week on Thursday and for the remainder of September, she will practice 3 days/week. She also has 2 middle school softball games this week and we have Cardinal tickets for Thursday night. Gymnastics is still on Wednesday for B2 but I am going to try to get that changed to Tuesdays to couple with Tuesday pitching lessons. And, hopefully within a month, we will know if B1 made the middle school basketball team this year and so we will hopefully have to add those practices and games to the schedule too. Dang these kids keep us busy! How do people with more than 2 do it? I guess their kids are just not in as much stuff as ours, huh?

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Softball Pictures with B1

Well, the school year has gotten off to a great start. We have all adjusted nicely to the new routine and I am happy to say that the girls and I have made it out the door each day by 7:05am, which is a big improvement over last year! Bruce and I have been getting up about 3 mornings a week and walking for about 45 minutes together, which is very nice. It gives us some time to talk when we aren't falling asleep or being interrupted by the girls.

I am very much looking forward to this long weekend. We don't have any major plans except that we went to football games tonight (Bruce's school won and mine lost), maybe a movie tomorrow night (I am craving movie theater popcorn again!), possibly close our pool, and possibly get together with some friends.

Here are some pictures I took this week at a couple of B1's softball games. Their team is off to a good start. I think they have lost 4 games and won about 10. She has gotten to play quite a bit, which of course makes us happy!

Getting ready to bunt

Playing 3rd base

Batting.....she got a double at this at-bat

One 2nd base after her double

And then on 3rd base a little later


Happy Labor Day!