Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Camping Memorial Weekend

I took off Friday this past weekend to give us a long four-day weekend to enjoy some family time. We set off for the Colorado River with my niece and her family and my parents (who went up ahead of us on Tuesday). It turned out to be great weather - there was a storm coming in that kept it over cast and a little cooler. We managed to avoid the rain till the last night after we went to bed - blessed it worked out so well!

We spent a lot of time in the water, exploring trails, swinging from vines like Tarzan, grilling (we even had a sausage cook-off), and of course a lot of fishing! I think my son likes to fish more than his daddy does!!! LOL

This little beauty had so much fun! This was her 2nd camping trip with her Aunt Hanna - she loves me!
Camping Memorial Day
Playing games in the camper at night.
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My crazy son!
Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
We found a bird next on one of the trails...all the babies were gone, though. 
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Deer were everywhere! And the park left all the grasses tall so the babies could hide. 
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Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
My niece's MIL joined us and soaked up her grand-baby time!
Camping Memorial Day
This girl is getting too big...and yes, she is wearing her Orange Crush knee socks while we were hiking!
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Checking out where they are gonna throw their lines!
Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
Michael's cousin came to spend a day with us, too and his two year old got to play with his cousins!
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Riding his bike through the trails.
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And swinging like Tarzan the Monkey Man!
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And Jane!
Camping Memorial Day
While we were hiking we found wild muscadine vines!
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They were pretty tart, but yum!
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Let the cook-off begin!!!
Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
It was a wonderful and relaxing weekend...and I'm ready to go back again! 

A-Sox Win the Championship!!

So, the season is over, but baseball continues on!! We had a tournament last weekend and tonight is our team party! For the tournament three of our White Sox couldn't make it, so we picked up three players from the A's...hence the title A-Sox!!

These boys played so great. It was the top of the 3rd, though and the rain decided to put an end to the tournament...so we can back that following Thursday to finish off the game and we ended with a bang!!!

Bottom of the 6th (little league's 9th) and we were down by 2. Our 2nd hitter in the line up was up to bat first for the inning. Sadly he struck out and we thought Oh No!!! Then our next at bat got on base after about 8 pitches - he kept fouling them off!! Then our 3rd batter hit a double and was able to bring in the tying run! After that Aaron was up to bat. We had a pinch runner come in on 2nd base. We told Aaron if he brought him home that was it - we'd win the championship! Aaron first pitch he knocked it - sent it sailing over the in-field's head out to the green grass of the out-field to the fence!!!! Our runner came in and that was the game!!!!

Michael (who coaches first base) ran up and picked up Aaron - I was out on the field right after picking him up, too! It was such a great inning! It was a great game!!! We had so many great plays and I was so excited at Aaron's playing.

Sparkling cider bottles were popped and trophies were handed out - and what big trophies, too!! It was an awesome day! We followed up with a celebration at Craft and I think we closed the place down!

Champions!!
Champions!!
Champions!!
Champions!!
Champions!!
Champions!!



Friday, May 19, 2017

What a Season!

What a season these boys had!!! They were just a couple runs shy of winning it all, but took 2nd place this year!
These boys played like champions tonight!!! Here's to a great season White Sox!! In the end of the final we were behind a couple runs unfortunately, but it wasn't for lack of anything from these boys. They should all be proud! #baseballlife⚾️:hear
Proud Daddy/Coach!
Making great memories and sharing such a love for the game!!! ⚾️❤⚾️❤⚾️❤⚾️
LOVE to watch this boy play!!!
Making that tag at 3rd!!! ❤⚾️⚾️❤
Then after regular season it was time for the All Star game and Aaron along with three of his teammates made the All Star team this season! Could not be more proud!
AllStar Game
It was a tough game and they played just like All Stars! Came back to rally in the end and won it all!!!
AllStar Game
AllStar Game
Now dab for me!
AllStar Game
This boy here played a great game!
AllStar Game
Getting that out!
AllStar Game
Post game celebratory hug!
AllStar Game
Now we've got a tournament coming up this weekend...I have to say, it's been such a great season and I really hate to see it come to and end. 

Mother's Day Camping Trip

Mother's Day weekend we headed to the beach! Jamaica Beach to be exact and camped with my niece and her family! This isn't the first Mother's Day we've spent in the same spot! I really didn't take a lot of pictures, well because, I was too busy playing! (And I forgot my waterproof camera, so I didn't break out my camera much by the water.)

We did have a lot of fun, though and we had the most beautiful weather all weekend!! It was perfect!

My sweet God-Daughter enjoyed a lot of lovin time from her Aunt Hanna!!
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
When we weren't snuggled up by the RV we were either at the beach or the pool! 

Aaron found a little friend in the water!
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
And someone else found a bigger friend...we had to pet it, too!
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017

Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
Relaxing beach side!
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
Break for ice cream, too on the sea wall!
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Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
It was this beauty's first beach trip, too...I think she liked it!!
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day 2017
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
Pool side was at much fun as beach side...this mother got some great relaxing for Mother's Day!
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
Apparently daddy did, too!!
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017
It was a wonderful weekend...I'm ready to go back!
Jamaica Beach Mother's Day Weekend 2017