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

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!

Monday, May 9, 2011

If you're unable to reach me.......

Hi.  If you have been unable to reach me by my cell phone, it's because I dropped it in the toilet.  Yep, that's right.....the toilet.  What's worse.....this is the second time I've done it.  At least I can say this time, I didn't flush it too!   Seriously folks, I just can't make this up. 

The black spot in the left hand side of this container is my cell phone covered in rice.  I am trying out something that I was told would revive a phone that has been submerged in water.  We'll see if it works.  I'll have to let you know. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Work in progress

We are nearing the finale of our addition.  Shane went to Surplus Warehouse and found some deals on kitchen cabinets so we decided to put them in our bathroom.  They are wider than bathroom vanities, but I'm not hard to please. That just gives us more storage space!  I'm just ready to get moved down the road into this house.  I also got this counter top at Surplus Warehouse too. 
Bathroom counter top without the
hole cut out for the sink yet.
Here is a picture of the color I chose to paint our bedroom.  I really like it a lot.  It is a very warm color to me.  It's called Soft Suede by Glidden.  I also picked out some 5 1/4" crown molding.  It is giving Shane fits!  This is his first time he has ever put up crown molding so it's a learning experience.  I'm just trying to be supportive through it all.......not sure how good I'm doing at it, but I'm trying.  We ended up laughing the other night about no matter how many cuts he tried to make 45 degrees, none of them matched up.  We decided it was the saws fault....Darned old saws don't know what they're doing!

Hope to have more pictures to show you soon.  We will start working on remodeling the kitchen next!

Had to share....

I saw this clip and laughed pretty hard, so I thought I'd share.  My grandmother used to say this prayer with me as she tucked me into bed when I was a child

I remember when tucking Dillon in bed when he was 3, he started asking me what it meant when I would say "I pray the Lord my soul to keep, and "if I should die before I wake". I can remember trying to explain this to him and thinking, this is probably kinda scary for a 3 year old. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The bridge is finally open

For those of you that know about coming the long way around to get to our house, we will finally be able to cross this bridge.  It had been closed for 2 years.  It is now new and improved.   I am super excited that we will be able to shave a little time off of our trips.  It's so nice to see our neighbors and their homes again.  Who knew something so simple could make one woman so happy!