Wednesday, July 16, 2008

a little summer randomness...

This past weekend I splurged a little and bought a large bag of Bing cherries. OK, I splurged alot!
But every last cherry , stem, and seed was completely worth it.


They were fresh, firm, and very sweet. Yum!


Baseball and Softball season is now officially over. Baseball ended this past weekend with my son's team winning their end of the season tournament.



Softball ended last night with my daughter's team winning their end of the season tournament also with a nail biting extra inning 11-10 victory!

Go Angels!




They both played really hard this year! Last night as my husband and I were sitting enjoying our last bag of ball park popcorn with two diet Dr. Pepper's, we were a bit sad that our spots on the bleachers in the warm summer sun would have to wait for our return until next season. After all for the past six weeks, this is where we ate our dinner most evenings, carefully balancing five hot dogs, bottles of water, and occasionally some nachos on the hard wooden benches or the metal bleachers.

And finally, I find it a little strange that the very river which caused so much destruction brought us some pleasure over the weekend. The weather was absolutely perfect and my eleven and eight year old boys tried water skiing on a Ski Skimmer for the first time. They loved it and actually did pretty good their first time out.




Hunter did great and wasn't about to let go of the rope...








Theo was a natural!



And what a better way to start our family vacation. We have been home catching up on so many things...and leaving some (many) things until later. Tomorrow we head out together, just the seven of us for some family time. I did not have a lot of expectations for summer vacation this year other then it must include water, sun, and a place where our primary article of clothing would include a bathing suit and maybe a few shorts and t-shirts. I think we are there....

10 comments:

Heth said...

Have a good time! I hope the weather is great for you guys.

That water skiing looks like a blast.

Susanne said...

I wish I was there with you! LOL. Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Let the summer fun continue!

melanie said...

looks like so much fun!! praying that the rest of your vacation in filled with Him and lots of rest and laughs. thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement!

Beefy said...

Have a great time!!

You make me so excited for vacation. :)

Linda said...

I'm so glad summer has finally come for all of you Chris. You've come through a difficult season.
Have a wonderful time.

Becoming Me said...

How fun and fresh fruit is soooo worth the splurge isn't it?

carolyn said...

Sounds like so much fun! My favorite cherries are the white "Rainier" ones, but they are so expensive. Last week I opened my fridge and my mother-in-law had put some in there.

Sandy said...

Sounds like a great summer, Chris! And it's on my list to call about Bing cherries today, cuz I want to can a bunch! YUM!

Mocha with Linda said...

I know you're gone now that I'm back from my mission trip. I hope you have a wonderful time and that you and your husband particularly get some rest and restoration from your hectic first half of summer.