These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Thursday, June 9, 2011

If you want to keep up with us

If you want to keep up with Hesterman's Happenings, you will now find it over at the other blog Deep South Kikos News (  I feel like Deep South Kikos News and Hesterman's Happenings are one in the same but they each document different aspects of our lives.  It's time to put it all together.  Maybe by moving, I will be able to post more often.  So come on over to see what going on with us!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Thinking of moving....

You know, I'm thinking of combining this blog, Hesterman's Happenings, with my other blog Deep South Kikos News.  I mean it's really kind of hard to keep it apart.  I intended for this blog to be mostly about the kids and our family doings, but you know what???  Our kids and our family doings are so closely intertwined with our farm, Deep South Kikos.   What do you think???  Check out our farm blog here and see if it would totally bother you the read about our farm mixed in with family outings and such.  There are a lot of you that do read both blogs, and it will be easier to keep it all on one site.  Just click on the comments below and let me know what you think.....I really do appreciate all of you that keep up with our blogs.  I would love to hear what you think.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Baseball Season 2011

We are finally finished with this baseball season.  Dillon's team was presented with a trophy for placing 2nd in their league for the season.   Those were some happy boys and girls.  This is the last year to play "coach pitch" for some of the players.   The 8 year old kids will move up to "kid pitch."  I have really enjoyed Dillon being able to be on this team this year.  What a great group of kids we had this year!

2nd place Pee Wee National League

The picture below is where we always were seated for the games.  Shane called it the bull pen and I called it the play pen.  This is a fenced in section for the pitchers to warm up in.  At this age, we don't have the kids pitching, so we were able to sit right next to the dug out.  It was good because Mallory had an area to play, but she couldn't get out of my sight during the game.  It ended up being a popular place for the kids.  One night we had over 10 little ones playing in the dirt building castles.  That is the reason I called it a play pen.  
Mallory, Shane, BB, and Me
After each inning, Shane was able to give Dillon a pep talk before going to bat or getting out in the field. We weren't the only one's sitting in this spot night we had 10 adults cheering in this section. I have to say, it was a pretty good seat! We were either seated right at 1st base or 3rd base (depending on if we were home of visitor).

Coach Matt talking with the team after a game.

They had an end of the year baseball party which included fishing, a big inflatable water slide, and swimming.  The Ryal's hosted the party at their home and cooked hamburgers and hot dogs.  Mallory and I had a "girls night" while the guys went to the party.  I kind of wished we would've went, but I think Mallory deserved a night devoted to all things girly because she attended every one of her brother's games; whether she wanted to or not.....

The team was presented with an autographed baseball at the night of the party.  Coach Patrick was able to get each player from the USM Golden Eagles baseball team to sign a baseball for each of the kids.  I thought that was really nice of him!
Everyone with their autographed baseballs.
Summer has officially begun!  Who knows what exciting things we may get into this summer.....

McMahan Family Reunion

Yesterday we attended the McMahan family reunion.  This is Shane's maternal grandmother's side of the family.  We didn't get around to taking photographs until several people had already left; so not everyone made it into this year's photo (Shane's mother is on the front row in the hot pink shirt).  It was nice to get together and have good Southern cuisine and catch up with everybody.  It seems like these days people are having family get togethers less because everyone is so busy.  Next year's reunion has already been planned for the same weekend; the Saturday before Memorial Day.  Hopefully more will be able to attend. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Registered and ready

My youngest is now registered and ready for the big Kindergarten.  She has been really excited about starting school.  So excited, that when this past school year began, she wanted to go ahead and get her immunizations to be ready for the next school year.  What child asks to go get their shots to get ready for school?

We had to go to the library to register instead of going to tour the classrooms.  There was only one kindergarten teacher there for the registrations; Mallory wanted nothing to do with any of it.  Funny how quickly she changed her mind about school being the most awesome place and not being able to contain her excitement.  This day she stuck right beside me and acted as though the cat had her tongue.  It's going to be a rough first day, I can just feel it.  Tears all around.....Mallory tears and mom's tears.  Shane has already suggested I stay home on that first day of school....he says it would probably be better for the both of us.....I am going to do my best to put on my " I'm-not-gonna-cry-cause-my-baby-is-going-to-kindergarten-and-she's-growing-up face.  It didn't work so well with my first, Dillon.   Lord, help me.  I'm gonna need it!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tornado picture

My mom emailed me this picture yesterday and I wanted to share. This was taken when the tornadoes ripped through the South....My uncle was working at Big Lots in Tuscaloosa Alabama ( I think this is the correct city....correct me if I'm wrong Uncle Paul) and was able to snap this shot before the tornado made it's way to the store. His store was destroyed, but they made it out alive! Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cellphones and rice

I just wanted to let you know that the rice trick worked quite nicely on my cell phone.  Wondering why I'm doing tricks with rice and cell phones?  You can read about that here .   So for now, my cell phone is in working order again.  Thank you rice!