Tuesday, July 26, 2011


For the past week or so, Anna Kate has been participating in New Hope's 2-A-Day sessions as a member of the 2011 Slowpitch Softball Team. The daily 3-hour morning sessions include conditioning, aerobics, and running. On the final day of 2-A-Days they do a 3-mile run. The daily afternoon sessions including working on softball skills. At the conclusion of the 2-A-Days, they all receive a survivor t-shirt. We are proud of you, Anna Kate!
Front of shirt.
Back of shirt.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

World Tournament

Anna Kate's tournament team participated in the World Tournament in Tupelo this weekend. They did great Friday, winning both games. They also won Saturday morning, but lost the next two. They ended up finishing in fifth place. It was a fun summer and all the girls got lots of experience. Here are a few photos from the weekend.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tim's Trip to Oregon

Tim and his brother Derrick had a great trip to Oregon last week. They went to check out tree cutters. 
They also had a chance to explore the area. Here's Tim standing on the beach, but it was way to cold to swim.
They stopped at a really neat restaurant/loggers museum called Camp 18.
They saw the Columbia River Gorge.
They also saw the Multnomah Falls. Tim hiked to the top for some neat views. We are glad they had a good time, but we are so glad to have Tim back. We missed him.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I did it! Last night I fnished the requirements for Weight Watchers Lifetime membership and was given my golden key. So excited to finally have met this important goal I set for myself after years of dieting. It was so worth it!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Love this beautiful field of sunflowers.

4th of July...a little late!

Playing catch up. Here's our 4th of July picture.

State Champions

Anna Kate's tournament team won the ASA State Tournament in Columbus this weekend.
They played Friday night and all day Saturday and did great. We are so proud of them.
Since the tournament was local, we had lots of extra fans, including my mom and Emma. Look at the cute sign Emma made for Anna Kate.
Anna Kate pitched all the games, striking out seven and only walking two for the whole tournament. She didn't walk any Saturday.

She had some great hits, including two really good ones Friday night.
The proud coach and daughter. You probably can't tell, but it is pouring down raining in this picture. We had two delays Saturday due to lightening. In fact, we were in the top of the seventh with one out and only needed to get to more outs to win the championship game when we had one of the delays. When we resumed play, they had to play in the pouring down rain. That was an experience. Now we are gearing up for the USSSA World tournament coming up next.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Beach Portraits


Beach Vacation Fun

We had a great time this past weekend on vacation in Destin, Florida.
Thursday night we ate at Joe's Crab Shack (Don't you love Tim's bib?) and then did a night walk on the beach.
Friday was all about spending time on the beach. We loved looking at all the parasails.
We built sand castles, found sea shells, and played in the water.

Friday night we ate at Longhorn Steakhouse and shopped around the Bass Pro Shop.
Saturday we were back to the beach for more fun.

We also enjoyed the pool.

Saturday evening we ate at Fudpuckers.
Then we explored Harbor Walk and enjoyed the sunset.
Sunday we stopped at Bass Pro Shop in Mobile on our way home. The girls enjoyed the pretend shooting range.