Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Park League Champions

Anna Kate's team had their last park game last night and won 12-0. They finished the season undefeated with a record of 13-0. There were two rained out games. They scored a total of 194 runs and only gave up 39.
Anna Kate pitched a great game.
She made several outs.
She hit great too.  
She presented the medal of her daddy who was one of the coaches.
Here's the championship team.

Another Tournament

Anna Kate's tournament team played in another tournament this past weekend. It was the USSSA State Championship in Meridian. Unfortunately, we didn't play as well as we had hoped and finished tied for fifth place.
Anna Kate pitched great, only walking one batter all day.
She hit great too.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my dad, Tim's dad, and Tim. Here are a couple of pictures of Tim with our girls on Father's Day. We love you!

Father's Day Card

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


We are having a great time this week at VBS. The theme is Big Apple Adventure.

Anna Kate is too old to be a participant, but she is having fun working in missions.
Emma loves art time.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another Softball Tournament

Anna Kate's team played in its second tournament of the summer -- the State Games of Mississippi.
They played six games, and she pitched all of it, only walking four batters all day. I didn't keep up with the strike outs, but it was a good many.
She also made a lot of good plays from the mound.
Her hitting was on yesterday too. She got tons of hits. Way to go Anna Kate.
The Columbus Crush finished third place, losing their last game by only one run. We are still proud of you. You all played hard on a very hot day.

Emma's Medal

Emma had her last t-ball game in the park. She had a great season and was excited to get a medal.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Met My Goal!

After eight years of ups and downs, I finally met my Weight Watchers goal at last night's meeting. I cannot begin to say what this means to me. This has definitely been a long and challenging journey. Over the years, I have come close to my goal, but this time I was determined to get there so I can become a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and attend meetings for free for the accountability and the support of other members. As of last night, I have lost 32.2 pounds. It took me eight months. However, looking at eight years ago when I first started my weight loss journey, I am down 94.2 pounds from my start weight. That is still so unbelievable to me. Looking back at pictures of me from that time is a little embarrassing, but it also makes me appreciate how far I have come. I've also posted an "after" picture. This is a picture of our leader, Ms. Elizabeth, giving me my Weight Watchers charm for meeting my goal. Now I have to maintain this weight for six weeks to achieve lifetime status. I truly appreciate all the support I have received from my family and friends. Tim was always faithful to check with me each week after my weigh-in to see how I did and to support and encourage me no matter how I did. I also really appreciate my friend Cindy for encouraging me to join Weight Watchers again and cheering me on each week. It made the difference this time to have a friend doing the program right along side of me. I believe God takes care of us and leads us through difficult challenges if we just lean of Him. I know that I did not pray and trust as much as I should have, but He was faithful anyway. He puts people in our path to encourage us along the way and even sends us signs that He is paying attention. Yesterday evening when I got in my van after my meeting was over, the song on the radio was Garth Brooks "The Dance." This is a special song to me because it was the theme song for our New Hope softball team when we won our first state championship. The last line of the song goes: "Yes my life is better left to chance. I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance."