Monday, August 06, 2007

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Photo Update!!!!

I caught the pic above at our ASA nationals tournament last week and thought it was too cute!!

And a few pictures of Delaney and her team in action...









I love all of those SO much and can't wait to get some of them onto some scrapbook pages. In fact, I'm going to put together a mini album of her Thunderbolts season since it was such a good one (we won four tournaments, came in second three more times, and then placed 5th at the nationals which was a great showing!).

And then softball is always not just about softball. It's about Sydney playing in rain puddles. Ha!!...


And it's about the team taking a break between games at the mall to get cooled off, and posing with the store mannequins...

We came home from the tournament on Friday night, just missing the Final Four which would have played on Saturday. I don't have any pictures from Saturday, but it was a very good day. Three girlfriends and I went together to a church retreat called Chrysalis and had a fantastic (and very spiritually refreshing) time that was much needed by me! Sunday morning continued the great feelings with an AWESOME youth-led worship service at church. (McKenna did the sermon; and I was SO proud of her!!!)

On Sunday afternoon we enjoyed birthday lunch for my sister-in-law Danielle down at my parents' house...



The kids decided to build a fort in the middle of the living room...



Hope all of you had a WONDERFUL weekend and I can't wait to stop by your blogs sometime today! I feel like I have been so "out of the loop"; being gone during the week just threw off my schedule. But things are about to get very routine again...since school starts for the girls this next Thursday (can you believe so soon???). We're trying to have a few last Hurrahs this week before school starts--maybe going to a movie, going to the water park, etc. It will all be good!!!

31 comments:

Kari said...

There's NOTHING like a great softball or baseball game, is there? ESPECIALLY when your kids are involved. I so miss the days of my boys playing...

~gkw said...

I've been working and you got all of the pics I was planning for my blog!!

Arggg!!!

Kingcover said...

I feel sorry for the little boy that was being dragged around the mall. Can you imagine having to hang around with a bunch of girls!!! :-P

Gary - he who snoozes looses. Right Cheryl???

Gin said...

GREAT pictures Cheryl. Those shots of Delaney in actin are just so good!

Mandy said...

I love the Mastercard ads ~ so I would have taken that picture too! The girls look like they are having so much fun with the fort. I've made of a few of those myself. :)

Coleen said...

Well this post ust ook me way back to my own childhood. I remember making blanket and chair forts in the living room. I loved it! Drove my mom nuts but she allowed it. Perhaps I may build one today for old times sake! lol.

Hope you're well!

Adrienne said...

Glad ya'll had a great time!!! Love the pics! And you have EVERY right to be proud of McK!

Susie said...

Great photos! The softball ones really capture the spirit of the games. Love your little mud puddle
splasher!
:)

Cheryl Wray said...

Kari--I totally agree!!! I LOVE watching my kids play!!
G--LOL Go ahead and steal my pics!!
King--Isn't that funny? He had to play all week with only girls!!
Gin--thanks! I really love them too!
Mandy--I grew up making forts too. So much fun!!
Coleen--Glad I helped take you back!! You should definitely make a fort today! LOL
Adrienne--We had FUN!! And I'm always proud of my girls!
Susie--If there's water, Syd's gonna jump in it!!

Dawn Bibbs said...

Wow, you guys make me tired :-). I just LOVE those pictures of Delaney with her sunglasses on. She looks so...professional out there.

CONGRATULATIONS Thunderbolts! I didn't see you play, but I hear you ROCKED!!! Great job.

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Gretchen said...

What a wonderful season for you all! The pictures are great and give such a good taste of what you were doing and how much fun was had both on and off the field.

Maria said...

Fabulous pics Cheryl!!!! :)

Kimberly said...

Looks like you all had a great time. Love the pics.

Jolene George said...

Congratulations to the girls. They did awesome! Loving all the pictures...especially the action shots.
So glad you were able to get spiritually refueled this past weekend.
My boys have been building forts lately. I use to do it all the time growing up.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Wonderful pics..as usual.. Looks like you had a great time too..

Anonymous said...

These pictures are just SO great. I love them!

Michelle said...

looks like everyone had a blast at the tournament! What a cool looking blanket-fort they made!

TK Angels said...

What wonderful pictures. Such wonderful memories!! You know how I feel about baseball/softball. Again I love the pictures!! The mal, the rainy pics, and especially the van. Now you will have to do that next tournament. It sounded so much like you anyway *smile*

Take care,
Love,
Terri

green said...

That's awesome that you had a fantastic time at the softball tournament and that your daughter's team did so well!

Renee said...

You gotta love a summer filled with ball games, huh? Great pictures.
I love the fort too. My kids could play in something like that all day.

ScrappinMyRoots said...

great pictures! Congrats to the Thunderbolts for having such a great season! The girls possing as store mannequins is too cute.

Adriann said...

Love that first pic! PRICELESS!!!!

Congratulations to Delaney and the team! You guys did great!!!

I would be proud of McKenna too. I love it when churces allow their youth to bloom. Great job McKenna!!!

Enjoy the last remnants of summer. It does seem to go by fast. I still haven't finished my Dickens book. Oh well... maybe by the end of the year.

Linda said...

love all those fun photos. And Sydney cracks me up. that's something I would do....even now. Anyway...tagged you on my blog...Stop by and see - L

Leah said...

Congrats on all the softball goodness! And I just can't believe it's school time again! The summers keep getting shorter and shorter!

Cheryl Wray said...

Dawn--I think she is SO cute with her sunglasses on too!! :-)
Gretchen--It WAS fun and I love having the pictures for the memories!
Maria--Thanks!
Kimberly--Thanks!
Jolene--thanks! and spiritual refreshment is essential!!
Songbird--We did have a great time!
Anon--Thanks!!

Cheryl Wray said...

Michelle--Forts are great! I did them all the time growing up!
TK--I definitely thinkI may have to steal that for my own car next time! (I knew you would appreciate all the pics!!)
Green--Thanks!
Renee--Love the forts!!
Scrappin--isn't that mannequin picture too funny??
Adriann--Yes, I love that our church lets them do stuff like that. It really makes them feel valuable! And, hey, there's still time to finish that book!!
Linda--LOL!! Will stop by your blog in a minute!!
Leah--Thanks!!! And, yes, school is TOO SOON!!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is what summer is all about. Soon enough they will all be back at school and you'll have time for bloggin.

Phats said...

Ugh school starting not ready! my room needs a makeover, wanna come and do it you're crafty.

Great pictures, and sounds like you all had a good time. I still can't imagine how anyone hits off those pitchers. Amazing.

Carolyn said...

Oh, how fun! Delaney and her team look as if they are having a blast during their games. That's great! Glad you all had a wonderful week-end, too. LOL, I can so remember making similar forts in the middle of everything! ;-)

So glad you are a frequent visitor. Have a great day! :-)

crazy working mom said...

Heh heh...great update! :)

I just love to come here and see your pictures.

angel said...

these are spectacular cheryl!