Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Take Me Out To The Ball Game...

Take me out with the crowd, Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack, I don't care if I never get BACK!  Let me root, root, root for the "Cardinals", If they don't win, it's a shame! For it's one, two, three strikes you're out, at the old ball game!

This is where you will find us a couple days a week at least!  And this week is no different, except Ava and her team have a tournament this weekend, so we will be at a ball park even more this week. Which is just fine with me.  Ava has a fantastic coach this year and the girls on her team are playing amazingly well.  As a parent, I could not be more proud of how much she has grown already and having only a few practices under their belt because of the rain we've had this year.  I am just amazed! 

 These girls are just fierce and ready to take on whatever their opponents want to give them.  The girls definitely have a "Bring It" mentality and attitude. But they are great kids because if a kid gets out or gets hurt or anything, they step up and rally around them offering support and encouragement or show their concern.  

As you can see from the photos, these girls take this game seriously.  They are not afraid of a challenge and they lay it all out there.  I cannot wait to see what the rest of the season brings for these girls...and the coming years for that matter.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Throwback Thursday

Ava & her Poppy!  These two were inseparable when they were together.  He was the best Poppy a child could ever wish to have.  We miss him every day, but so grateful for the time we had and for the wonderful memories made while we had him here. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


The last couple weeks have been over the top busy around here.  I've had little time to spend on personal things online and that obviously includes my blog.  I think there are days, sometimes even weeks, where I feel like I could use an extra few hours a day, but more than likely we would just stretch ourselves even thinner than we already do.  Ava has had games and practices.  I've had work.  I've had photo sessions too.  I've had kids and more kids sleeping over than I can already count.  We have just been on the go.  And realizing there is no end in sight for our busyness to slow down, I've decided to take a temporary leave of at least posting the weekly menu and will resume it again once school starts back up and we return more to a normal schedule.  I know last week I didn't get a post up of the Throwback Thursday, but I have a few scheduled in advance for the next few weeks.  

With how busy we've been I have to say we are enjoying our summer so far.  We have been making plans for a couple shorter trips for the summer.  Ava has so much going on with softball and once that is over, a couple weeks later she starts cheerleading practice which takes us up until school starts and we will busy with games, school, and all that comes with that.  We have made it to the pool a couple times.  The weather here in Illinois has still been pretty crazy.  It reached like 99 degrees today and tomorrow it is supposed to only be like 80 for the high.  Crazy weather.  We hope you are enjoying your summer so far.  I do love not having to fit school into our schedule right now.  So glad about that!  :)