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Thursday, July 07, 2011

Camping With Friends

In May, before the weather got too hot to allow it, we took our camper to one of our favorite camping spots. It felt good to be out in it again. This time, we let the boys take a friend, Connor. Since Connor feels like one of our own, it was easy to have him around. His mom and brother met up with us and spent the day and evening there. I love Connor's mom, Kim. She has become one of my best friends. She is so easy to be around and so much fun. She reminds me a lot of my sister, Lori. We introduced Kim, Connor, and Tyler to geocaching. They loved it!! The boys did a lot of fishing, especially Connor. I think he spend 75% of his time with a rod and reel in his hands. The weather was perfect for it...just a nice weekend! We ended the day with dinner by the campfire. Kim couldn't get an empty spot or a cabin, so she and Tyler left after we ate. I hated to see them go!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Baseball 2011

Jeff coached Carter's ball team again this year. It makes me feel so good to have parents call here asking for Jeff to please work to get their sons in the draft. I am proud of Jeff and admire him for many things, and his coaching relationship with the boys on his teams is one of the main things. He is more concerned with teaching them how to be a team then he is with winning. They love him but also respect him. They know that he will be the first one to praise them when they do well, including encouraging one another, but will also be there to put them on the bench for showing a bad attitude. Our team did well and had a great time....almost as much fun as we did :)! I think I enjoyed the other mothers more this year than I ever have. We laughed and visited so much that we sometimes forgot that we were there to watch...even so, our boys knew that we were there for them!!! Our team won the opening day tournament!!! It was a great way to start the season!!!

We had their end-of-the-season party at a local pool.Thanks to Jeff, his assistant coaches, and all of the parents and boys for making it another great season!!!

Mardi Gras 2011

Danielle and I took our kids to the Mardi Gras parade here in town together this year. We met my friend, Chelita, and her family there. We had SO much fun together. I was happy that Danielle and Chelita got to meet each other.We enjoyed little Noah so much!!!Afterwards, we met Chelita's family at McDonalds for a bite to eat!Noah's new trick!