you put your canoe in your pool, lol!
the past two days was this –
Memorial Day for us is baseball. For the past several years we don’t go to the beach, we don’t go camping, we simply go to a baseball tournament. In years past we have traveled to Winchester however this time we went to Purcellville with our first game being last night on this field –
So after nearly an hour, we heard “game on”! The field had to be uncovered
Next game – today. 12:00 on a field at the Woodgrove High School. It was a beautiful complex but nope….still not a good day for Summit Point’s 13U boys. We did score one run (thanks to Chase =) – final score 16 – 1
Final game – today at 5:30. Ok, somewhat better but still no win. Score you ask? Oh yeah – 7 – zip!
No more baseball for us this weekend but honestly, it’s going to be kinda nice. We have the pool to uncover and a gazebo to get up so tomorrow just might be a day to get things done around here. Of course, we can’t forget about a very important birthday, ha!
First….it is very important to state that “I love my life”. I enjoy the day to day activities and being challenged with schedules that require me to be two places at once but….I honestly think Sunday’s prayer was meant for me – here’s what Pastor Joanna prayed:
That’s right…..TWENTY years ago our first ‘date’ was here, Merriweather Post Pavilion, to listen to this guy –
I had an extra ticket, no date (so to say) and really wanted to go to this concert. So, Ronnie was a trooper. While this wasn’t the type of concert he would prefer to attend, he went along and honestly, we had a blast! To this day, we still have fun with many of the songs sung that night =). But, the friends we went with ended up ‘not so happy’ after we got there so basically disappeared. With that said, we had a lot of one-on-one time and decided we kinda hit it off, lol.
Yesterday after Chase’s game in Purcellville (we only watched one…thanks Mo) we decided to head to Wine in the Woods which is held at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Once parked and inside, we realized very quickly that this festival was HUGE and somewhat overwhelming. There were six wine tents (spread way out) and 30 – 40 non wine vendors. Plus, there were many, many different kinds of food. Wow!
It typically takes me a few minutes to get my bearings and plot our way on the map. We decided to start at the back and work our way forward.
then headed off. So many wines, so little time =) We found some really cool bottles, like this one –
Most wine festivals we go to, we rarely see people obnoxious or out of control. This definitely wasn’t the case here. I’m not sure if most hadn’t experienced wine before or if that’s typically what they do but we saw lots of interesting sites, let’s just keep it at that. Here’s some I thought worth sharing –
Anyone need a bathroom break!? Just look for the big, purple row –
but fear not, once he woke up, this woman was sure to find out if he knew it was gone, lol!
And bottles?! Everywhere, too. Even some places that they shouldn’t have been. It does make me mad that people don’t pick up after themselves..
So it was definitely a little bit wilder than we are used to (or like) but we did have a great time. We met these two ladies, who kept our seats warm while we walked around (wink, wink)
Then headed out. We had hoped to have dinner where we ate 20 years ago but unfortunately it wasn’t there any longer=(. We opted for Olive Garden which was very tasty. It was a great day, life is good!
Last Friday night we discovered a new ‘favorite’ place to hang out and the best part about it is that it’s right here in our town. So in about 12 minutes, we are there. And in 12 minutes, we’re home. Live music, great people and just a little bit of fun =).
We ended up back at the Dish where we were greeted by Jennea and we chatted with the owner. We have become ‘regulars’, lol!
It’s Wednesday….and ya know what tha means, right? I’m back on the train with Jamie to share what I’m really ‘loving’ today!
Oh and I can’t forget this….yep, I can go to the car wash as many times as I want now….all for one low price (wink, wink)!
Small balls, large balls, white balls, green balls….(softball/baseball people, lol)and even GAME balls! Yes, that’s what our evenings have been filled with lately. Every night this week we have been at the fields. But you know what?! That’s ok because Chase and Cierra are very supported by our family. Their game time give us opportunities to spend extra time with brothers, sisters, grandparents and even Kayden, yay! So no complaining on our end.
But yesterday was just a little special. This is Cierra’s first year playing softball. She’s 14. She’s watched Chase play for the past 8 years so has certainly learned the game. But she had never actually swung the bat, caught a fly ball or even thrown to the glove until about 8 weeks ago. We have seen significant commitment and dedication to learning the skill of this sport. She truly wants to practice, is always ready to get to the field and is so focused. There have been some struggles with actually hitting the ball and she was starting to get frustrated. Ronnie has tried to help in every way, searching batting drills, bat weights and anything possible to help her. All we wanted was for her to hit the ball once. Get the feel for it. Build her confidence. Last night was her night! Not only did she hit the ball but she played 2nd base and did awesome on the defensive side. She took a hard ball to the chest, composed herself and still got the out! So let’s just say that we were really proud and she was very happy to get the ‘game’ ball for her effort!
Way to go Cierra,
I think most people have what they would call a hero. Heroes can be a cartoon character, a teacher, a coach, Mom, Dad, grandparents or anyone that impacted our life in some form or fashion. Someone that made a difference or someone that helped make us who we are today. Someone with hands that care, have the ability to heal and still remain soft to the touch.
I may be speaking out of line here but I think Britt definitely has a hero. And no, he’s not any of those individuals I referenced above but he is someone that has definitely made a difference in her life. Let me introduce him to you –
This is Britt’s orthopedic doctor. The first time he met her, she was two weeks old. She was dressed in a frilly, little dress, with tights, socks and shoes. She had a flower band around her head of coal black hair and from that day forward, this man became a very important, critical part of Brittany’s life. And, even though back then we didn’t yet know this, our intuition told us we would see him a lot. And now, 22 years later we are still blessed to have the opportunity to keep in touch with him and we have all the respect in the world for how he healed our bundle of joy.
That’s right, these hands allowed Brittany to become the person she is today.
We don’t get to see him nearly as much as we would like but today he happened to be in our area as part of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride. Once Britt heard the ‘ride’ was coming through, she was quickly on a mission to confirm that Dr. Thompson would once again be their ‘doctor on board’. He has done this for 12 years now and sure enough, he was participating. With that said, Britt, Brandon, Donna, John, Grandma, Butch, Ronnie and I all ventured down to Winchester and awaited the arrival of nearly 20 motorcycles. So exciting!
The last time the ‘ride’ came through, it was a quick stop and we maybe had 15 minutes with Dr. Thompson. Today was so perfect, he invited us to eat lunch with him so we were able to catch up on what he and his family have been up to.