I've been so busy with other stuff... bathing suit trauma, dental appointments, twinkie-frying... that I failed to mention that June has arrived in full swing here in the South!
Can you all believe that it's June already?? (Just this morning, Delaney said, "I can't believe my birthday is in five days!" and I totally agreed with her. Summer has gotten here too quickly!)
We are already sweating like crazy down South. It is currently 91 degrees and we will soon be having 100-degree days on a regular basis (and it will not slow down now for months...probably into October!). The heat is here to stay, so you better like it if you're gonna stick around
(I, personally, love the heat! I stay cold pretty much all the time, so heat is good to me! My philosophy--if it's hot, I can take more clothes off or turn on the air conditioning. When it's cold, it just gets in my bones and I find it hard to function sometime!)
Anyway...those pictures up above were of the girls waving "Hello!" to June.
We spend a lot of time outside at the water park, or playing softball, so when we get the chance to stay indoors...the girls love it.
The picture of Delaney was of her in front of her computer...her current favorite indoor activity!
And the one of Sydney was of her on the bed watching "Spongebob Squarepants"...her current favorite indoor activity.
And the one of McKenna is the one that REALLY screams "Summertime!" She's waving from the Mustang that we've done our best to restore for her (I drove it five years ago and since Scout was born, it's sat in the driveway rusting up. We've done a lot of work to it--although now it still needs a new top--and McKenna loves driving around in it!).
We have A LOT to look forward to this June, so we are definitely happy it's here!
Delaney's birthday is next week...next weekend, we will be heading to the Great Smokies (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a softball tournament, but also a lot of fun in the mountains!)...next weekend, McKenna will also be heading out on a mission trip to Illinois...the weekend after that is my first big writers conference of the year (the Southern Christian Writers Conference, which my parents and I coordinate every year and that always has around 200 attendees. It's great fun!)... plus, we are sure to throw in some water balloon fights and day trips with friends during the month!
So....June is GOOD!!!
For this weekend...
We have a big tournament with Delaney's softball team. Gary is directing the tournament, which is our big fundraiser for the season (it should make the team some money for our trip to the World Series in Maryland later this Summer). You can go HERE to find out more about the tournament. And, of course, you know that Monday will be a Softball Update post!! LOL
Also this weekend is a 50th anniversary celebration for Gary's aunt and uncle. We are hosting it at our church, my niece is singing at it, and there will be CAKE (which always makes me extremely happy!!!)
And a few more things I forgot to mention before now...
Sweet Stephanie (Mississippi Songbird) gave me this award.
Let me say that ALL OF YOU are officially tagged with the award from me!
I missed Phats' birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY a few days late!!
I won a book from Corey! Yay...I am always looking for the next good book to read!
And a couple of random "Sydney-isms" to take you into the weekend...
~ The sweet tag from Stephanie reminds me of Sydney's latest way of saying she loves you. Just yesterday she told me, "I love you all the way to heaven, and to Spain!" (The day before, her love extended to Australia. I love it!)
~ Last night we went and watched a softball game with some all-star players from our local park. Sydney wanted some sunflower seeds from the "Construction Stand." At our tournament last weekend, she wanted dippin dots from the "Question Stand." Apparently, it is called everything EXCEPT the concession stand. LOL
With that...I bid you "Adieu" from hot, sunny, sweltering Alabama...
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!