Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Whew! We were bUsy!

Click on "view all pictures" to see the entire photo... something wrong with slide show....
News of the day....
The R.R. has taken me off work due to my back injury. It is unknown for how long this will last. I have an appointment for the 8th for another shot and a review... So, we will see. I need a paycheck! We are looking to find other ways.....
We lost our baseball game last night to Andy's major disappointment. They played hard, but had lots of errors in the infield. They will play again on Wednesday in Chadron @ 6:00. That will be the LAST game of the season. However, a few moms and I were talking, and are planning to have the boys get together on Sunday nights throughout the summer to just play ball. So, please feel free to bring your boys to play at the ball field @ 6:30 on Sundays starting the 12th.....
Okay, we had a huge fun weekend with our God-Cousins.... went to Mr. P's Birthday Party, to the pool and for night swimming, had Staabs ice cream, hit 8 or so buckets of golf balls, went to Soldier Creek for some water fun, and a picnic. We had a great time bonding..... love you guys! Sorry I was a bit grouchy! Mommy's need more sleep....
Have a great day! HUGS!

Monday, June 29, 2009

IT's a MAsSiVe one!

Jason and Jeff went fishing at Carter P. last night and had a fabulous time! I think that Jeffey caught a master angler! YEA! The fun-hater had FUN! Now, he's off to work....
More later!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

An early lesson on fairness....

(Disclosure: This is MY blog, and MY opinion. If you don't like it.... quit reading!)

Okay, as many of you know that this year there were 25-ish boys sign up for Minor League baseball here in Crawford. What a wonderful thing to have so much interest!

So the kids were split based on age (some families stayed together for convenience); older boys on the Orange team, younger ones on the Grey. So, it is Tournament time next week. All the while we (the parents) thought that since we sere so late in splitting our teams in two, that we could only bring one team to the Tourney. So, the Tournament team was selected, 16 kids out of the 25-ish. Not sure how it was selected since Coach L. told me that we don't keep stats (which we do, I sat next to many stat keepers), and that Matt was very close, but NOT being chosen. Yes, Matt was NOT chosen to be a member of the team. But, a 5 year old was chosen (age limit is 6 to 10). Matt-man was very upset.... kept saying it wasn't fair... AND IT WASN'T! I know that it is political.... geeze! Matt calmed down by the next day, and I heard that several other boys were upset,too. I think that BOTH teams should be able to play, this IS FOR THE KIDS, right?
So, I contacted the Chadron League, and asked why we couldn't bring two teams. They said that we were ALLOWED to bring two teams, but the Crawford coaches DECIDED to only bring one! Can you believe that! Crawford coaches decided to bring an "elite" team, and didn't care that ALL these boys played the entire year, and were LET DOWN by their very coaches! I am sure that the coaches didn't consider that they let these kids down, since all of their children were selected for the Tournament team, despite their age and skill level. I guess it is better to upset someone elses kid, than to upset your own, eh?

Chalk it up to another lesson in life learned a VERY EARLY AGE.

"Life isn't FAIR!" Yuck, I hate for kids to learn that so early!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Today's agenda.........

Today we are headed to Sbluff for a funeral of my cousin Marilyn. She was a super sweet, and could easily laugh! What a fun lady the world lost...... bless her soul.
Then we are headed to the waterslides in Sbluff, for an afternoon of fun! YIPPEE!
About 4:00 we will be headed towards Torrington to watch Trish's son Kendal play Legion Baseball! WHOOOOO HOOO! More later!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sentimental trees....

Okay, I know it seems weird, but yep, my trees that I lovingly hand-planted and cared for are named after my family & friends. Some living, some in heaven. When I planned the landscaping for our yard six years ago, no naming occurred to me... with the exception of the three flowering thunder child crab apple trees on the west side. Those three are named after the kids... with one white snow crab for the hope of a baby girl, someday. So, then the others were nameless until nearly 5 years ago when my Ma gave me a wonderful stepping stone as a gift, it says,
"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know that they are happy."

Monday, June 22, 2009

Thoughts for the day...

- My wrist and hand aches from using the Spray-n-wash on the Baseball pants!!! OUCH!
- Haley B. is the bestest baby-sitter EVER!!! I can give you references any ol'day!
- Swimming is a must today.... darn hot this afternoon....
- I want to GOLF! Hope my hubby is home long enough tomorrow to go...
- I LOVE, love, luv, my pals. You are all like family to me.... more like my cousins, or should I say, "Sis-sins!"
- Pray for Brandi and Shane...... details later!
- I want a new camera! I need to save my $$$$$.
- Jammies till noon is a "Great thing!"
- I want to mow at 3 a.m. so that the world knows what it is like to sleep with mowers going.... then I will light tons of firecrackers to celebrate my victory! --- Tee HEE!--
-Gosh, I really love BASEBALL!!!!
- Don't ya love my music????
Have a wonderful summer day! Love ya!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Our Weekend!

Friday, we had another game here! We lost, but played AWESOME! Then Saturday, after Jeff and I got off work, we headed to Scottsbluff to watch our nephews play in at Tournament there. They had a tough game, but Connor had his first out of the park homer! WHOO HOO! AWESOME! We ate lunch and then headed home, as Mommy and Daddy were lacking sleep....
Sunday, Jeff went to work extra early... miss Daddy's day. We will make it up to him. Maybe some Golf. Then tonight we had a game against Chadron Blue. We played really well. Andy had his FOURTH homer in the game! AND Matt had some fantastic hits, and made it to third base! SO Proud we were, and we (Jennifer, Celeste and Kim) did the "Baseball Mom's" YELL! WHOOOOOOO HOOO! We are so proud of our kids! Now, I am headed to work AGAIN! Have a great night/day! Hugs.................

SPeCiAl DADS!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Boys played awesome 2nite. Both had some great hits, andy made some great doubles!

Ohhh sooooo tired!

Just got off work, and will be headed back at 9:00 p.m. AND we have ball games @ 6:30 tonight! WHEWIE!!!!!!!! I NEED A NAP!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My thoughts....

While @ work, I get plenty, I mean PLENTY of time to ponder life and my surroundings...
So here goes....

- The morning air smells so so sweet of alfalfa at 5:30 a.m.
- Boy, the night sky here is beautiful... we don't have much light pollution! YEA!
- I love, love my new-to-me Yukon! SWEET ride, and it rides 8 people comfortably!
- Shelby Blundell should marry my Andy when they grow up. She is a shadow image of him; loves sports, is GREAT at sports, and is super sweet. PLUS, she is gorgeous!
- I think I may like this 3:00 a.m. job. It affords me more time at home with the kiddos at night.
- We sold about 45 sweatshirts for the baseball fundraiser so far! WHOO HOO! BEEP BEEP, I am honking my horn! Thanks for all of your support!
- I am doing some cardmaking/scrapbooking classes for the beginner/intermediate. Please, please come and let me show you how to make some super-duper cute stuff for super chEaP!!!
- Boy, I can't wait for the 4th of July this year. Reason being, that we are just going to RELAX and enjoy this year. No public service for me. Jeffey will help with the fireworks.... YEA!
- I love to watch my kids play ball. They make me so proud that I could burst!!! ;)
- I am blessed to have so many great family and friends!
- Aunt Glady is here from Oregon.... she's my moms older sister. YEA!
- We are going to watch our cousins play in a tournament in Gering this Saturday!

Monday, June 15, 2009

I had a revelation...

Recently, my Dad commented on some big, loopy silver earrings I was wearing. "Those are mighty BIG!" he exclaimed. Then, "They look like something that Aunt Margie would wear!" Oh... bless her soul! I really hadn't thought about being more and more like my late-"Godmother Aunt Margie." She loved, loved, gaudy jewelry, and long dangly earrings! She loved bright colors, red nail polish, and never left home without her pantyhose (reason being her varicose veins!) But, she was a looker, and took pride in herself. She even LOVED coffee, and drank it at all times of the day.... sometimes taking her cup outside to the garden or corral and losing it temporarily on a fence post! I miss her.... I have a tree named after her out in the backyard.... too bad she never met her namesake, Megan. She would have loved how we are turning out!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Baseball Friday Night!

Last night was soooooo much fun! Aunt Trish came to watch, and stay the night with us! We had a great time watching the boys play. Matt had 3 R.B.I.'s, and and had several double plays..... it was AWESOME! Our boys can sure hit, and catch! I am so proud! We don't know the final score, but we will say it was a tie, as it is FOR FUN! Mr. Andy is so highly competitive, and thinks that they won..... I am not so sure.
Anyhow, after coffe with Trish, while we looked at the 3000 pics on her memory card.... (LOVED 'EM) we went tot he Fort for lunch and then Trish headed home.... she had to take care of her little dog. We miss her already! Love ya Sista! Thanks for coming!
Take Care!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dr. Suess visit.

Meggie said, " When is Dr. Suess coming?" She forgot Dr. Travis's name! TOO FUNNY! SHe had perfect teeth.....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Will this rain quit? I m sick of getting wet @ work every night!

AWESOME Husker Baseball Camp...

"You must do it the Husker way!" .........was the wise words of the coach. He said many wise words to the kids in the opening. "If you want to play with the Huskers, you must have good grades, stay off the polices' computer, and just be a good, gracious kid!" And off they went onto the field, Andy being one of the first ones ready for action. Andy had a great time and learned so much, and plans on attending again next year.
I had a great time shopping with my sisters-in-law, Dana and Jill. We did Maurices, Herbergers, JC Penneys, a Scrapbook Store, a greenhouse, Walmart, and lunch...... oh, and I got a delicious coffee! WHOO HOO! Hooray for the girls day!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 8, 2009

We're OFF again!

Today, Andy is helping Grandma feed the Crazy Horse riders (doling out sloppy joes & beans @ Whitney). Then we are headed to Paxton to stay the night, then Andy has Husker Baseball camp! WHOO HOO! He is one lucky boy! I will be spending the day shopping with Aunt Dana.... scrapbook shops and craft stores here I come!

Jeffey just left for work. SO, it is good timing....
Have a wonderful day!

P.s. Jeffey said we look like ROCK stars in the photo below! ;-b

Sunday, June 7, 2009

29 AGAIN?!?!?!

Today, I turned 29 again! WOOO HOOO! Okay, I am not that excited. Just a little disappointed that it is raining..... no golf for my b-day! DAMN! Maybe later this afternoon! Have a great day!
Photo is self portrait of My Dear Jeffey & I on vacation in May.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Baseball ROCKS!

Last night was the first scrimmage baseball game. The Orange Team (the 9 yr olds) verses the Grey Team (us). It was awesome! Matt has some hits last night, and Andy too. We sure had a great time!

Friday, June 5, 2009

And the winners are..........

........ Miss Jody and Miss Jess! Yep, two are winners this week since I was on vacation (mentally!) So, I will be getting some AWESOME goodies ready for them! I will post some pics, too! I have been super busy at work with projects. Thank the LORD I can play at work!
Anyhow, we have a home game tonight. Come and watch with me, I really would love to have someone scream with me! YIPPEEE!!!
Oh, yea, our Meow the Cat had her batch of kittens.... SEVEN of them! WOA! We found one under the pickup, and he was cold and moving really slow. So we put him with the rest of the nest, and thought he was a goner. But, he is alive today! So, we must have been in time. So, does anyone need a kitten?!?!?!
Have a great day!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Happy, Happy, Birthday Mom!

Today is my Mom's Birthday! Yippeee!!!! She is so super special to me, and I just wanted to tell her that I love her and appreciate her! Have a great day!
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Hugs 2 ALL)))))))))))))))))))))))))

P.s. The boys' baseball game was cold and wet, but they played awesome! They even had a double play! It was so cool! Andy caught the hit, and tagged the bag on second..... (could've had another out, but there was some confusion....) WHHHHOOOOO HOOO! Jennifer & I were the crazy screaming moms in the stands (the only ones, too)! We are so proud of our boys! So, the score was 3-2, with our guys down. They sure have improved from last year.... I love to watch them!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ohhh, AHHHHH! It feels sooooo gooooood!

.....my feet! They love my new Teva Mush flips! These are the best on the PLANET! I wanted some black croc flips, but couldn't find any. So, while in Scheels, the shoe lady said for me to try the Teva Mush. WOW! HEAVEN! These make my plantars faciatis gone! YEA! I can wear these all day, and not one single pain! WHOOO HOOO! I just ordered another pair off E-bay...... shhhhhhhhh, don't tell Jeffey!

I have been working long nights, and not getting off until 5:30-6:00 AM-ish..... so tired..... so hard to sleep when the troops are here. Thank the lord that Angie took Meggie this morn! Love ya HON! Baseball games tonight, if no rain-out. In Chadron, of course!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Faithful Fans!

My Parents & I, last week. Aren't we cute?

Sure do love and appreciate them!

We are headed to a walk to the library, and then who knows, kiddo's are restless....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Good golly thats a lot of rain! Now, wheres that raincoat?

My Favorite Things...

(Miranda's first sucker! @ ball game. Andy and Matt's FIRST HITS of the summer!)

  • Backtracks USA on the radio... when sung loudly, off-key, proves to be a huge stress reliever!

  • Bud Light Lime with Lays Chips....YUMMY!

  • Fresh, clean summer sheets!

  • FIBER!

  • The smell of summer!

  • My new Mirabella eyeshadow... super gorgeous!

  • Our pregnant cat.... due any day! Then to the Dr. for a FIX!

  • My husband sharing the love of gardening with me!

  • MY SHOTS in the back... they seem to have helped! YAY!

  • Golfing.... again!

  • My Mom and Dad, bless their hearts!

  • Breakfast cooked by my Jeffey.

  • My Precious Friends.... bless you all!

  • Baseball played by my boys.... love, love to watch them!

  • I am just so darn BLESSED!

  • Playing with my inks @ work.... making some sweet cards :-b

  • The Swimming pool.... YIPPEEEEEEE!

Have a great day, all!

My favs.