Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Baseball

I love baseball. But what I love even more is seeing Seth play ball. My son LOVES the game. He is always outside throwing a tennis ball off our house to practice fielding skills or his pitching form. Then I will glance out the window and he is in the yard with his bat going through his hitting stance. He was even out in the rain yesterday practicing.

This year he not only played for the school's team, he also played for the Richmond Senior League and the Lexington Grays traveling baseball team. The traveling team has helped improve his skills and has given him a challenge to step up his game. He has played second base for the traveling team. To watch him get a double play is awesome. How he can catch the ball and get it out of his glove and throw to his target accurately and quickly amazes me. Of course I am totally biased since I'm his mother....lol. But sadly, I can not take credit for the genetics. I teasingly tell John he must have someone down the line that was a great cricket player in India😄. But I also have to give credit to The Lexington Baseball School. They have helped perfect his batting stance, along with changing his pitching mechanics so he does not damage his elbow. The last time they had a radar gun out, he was pitching 72 mph. Not bad for a 15.5 year old....

These are some pictures from this years games. Thankfully his friend, Colton Cobb's dad has a great camera and lens and was able to get some pictures from his school games.




































While the summer travel team season is winding down, we will get a few weeks and then school starts. There is a possibility of his friend's dad putting together a fall traveling baseball team and I'm sure Seth will earn a spot on the team. Needless to say, if he earns a spot on a Fall team, he will be in baseball heaven!

Tammy

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Little Crafting

I had some spare time on my hands the other day and got in a crafting mood. This card is the result of my "moodiness":-)

Tammy

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Zackery!

Hard to believe my baby boy is 11 years old today. He was 1 when I picked him up at the orphanage. Time sure does have a way of passing quickly! Happy Birthday Zackery!! You are a sweet, kind hearted young man and I look forward to seeing what the year hold for you:)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Happy 2nd Grader

This was snapped as she waited in the hall befor going to her class room. Needless to say, she had a two thumbs-up day:)

Tammy

Monday, August 13, 2012

Pinch Me....

Pinch me, I am in denial... I have a freshman in the house. Me, a mom to a high school freshman! When did I become old enough for this? When did he grow up on me? It was just yesterday I was standing in the International Arrivals Airport in New York waiting on his plane to land so I could hold him for the first time. I know I will blink and he will be graduating and heading off to college:(.

This picture was snapped last week at his freshman orientation. We were looking over his schedule.....

Tammy

Sunday, July 29, 2012

St. Thomas, USVI


For our 20th wedding anniversary gift, John brought me to the Virgin Islands for a week. While our anniversary isn't until November, we decided to come during the summer so the kids could stay with my in-laws and brother-in-law. The following picture is the view from our condo room.


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Saturday, June 23, 2012

School Baseball

Seth played middle school baseball this year and really enjoyed it. They had a new baseball coach who actually let them practice the game instead of spending the whole time exercising. As a result, the team had a winning season.....yay

This is the "official" picture of his 8th grade season. As usual, he did not smile....sigh. But I do know he is looking older, he has suddenly started looking like a teenager:(. I so wish my little boy was back. Don't get me wrong, he is a great kid, I just want time to slow down! He starts high school this fall.....HIGH SCHOOL! I am so not ready for that. Next thing I know he will be heading off to college.....


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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Moose Soccer

It is always hard for me to find stamps that I like that will work for young boys. So when I seen this moose stamp I just had to have it. I think it will work for young boys and even teens! Can't beat that:)

This is also the first card I have used a white pen to outline with and I love how it turned out. Just adds that little extra to the card.....



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Sunday, May 20, 2012

My monkey....


Ciah loves the monkey bars and does then every chance she can.


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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day


Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and moms-to-be!!

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Batter Up.....

They finally had a home game to where John could watch the girls and I could attend Seth's baseball game. This is the only picture I could sneak as he does not like me taking pictures of him... :(


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My Beautiful Sister and Niece

Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this picture to frame. This is my sister Kim and her daughter Amy:)



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Derby Breakfast

Ciah modeling her Derby hat we made for her Derby Breakfast at school. Funny how they teach the kids here about horses and the Derby. Growing up I did not have a clue the Derby even existed....


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ciah's 1st grade Spring picture





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Seth's 8th grade Spring School Picture





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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Sunday

Pictures of the ones who would stand still.....lol





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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Girl Fun....




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Friday, March 23, 2012

Say Cheese Kami:)




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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sleeping...




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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Silly Girl....

I snapped this picture of Kami last night. Perfect example if her silly personality:)


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Saturday, February 11, 2012

100 Days of School

Ciah's class celebrated 100 days of school with little crowns and glasses. Here she is with Daddy:)


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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Girl Scouts

Saturday was the Cookie Carnival for the local Girl Scout troops to kick off cookie sales. Ciah decided she wanted to attend. Being the awesome mother I am (cough, cough) I took her. Needless to say, she had a blast and won a few prizes to boot:)


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Sunday, January 1, 2012

John and his goddaughter

John's daughter was baptized today. Love this picture....


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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy Birthday John!

Tuesday was my hubby's birthday. This is the card I made for him.....


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Friday, December 16, 2011

Favorite Christmas Ornimate

John's aunt gave us this Ornimate the year after Marcail passed away. Needless to say it is my favorite of all on the tree.


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Got Milk?

The girls were eating ice cream the other night. I looked over and seen these faces and knew I had to snap a picture. They just looked so happy and a mess at the same time....


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Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Hubby

I never write much about my hubby, John. I don't know why, because he is an awesome, loving and caring man. He loves the kids and I and works hard to provide for us. So I'm taking a moment to say "THANK YOU John"!! Love you......


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Zackery

Hard to believe Zackery is 10 years old already. He has been home 9 years now. Needless to say, he keeps life interesting....


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Might help if I add the photo




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Happy Thanksgiving

Kami had a feast today at school. She was excited she got to wear an Indian headpiece.

We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Seth.....

Seth is going through a phase where he does not want his picture taken. I talked him into this one as he is wearing a new hat.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ballet

This year at Ciah's school they offered a ballet class for the first graders. Since Ciah loves to dance we decided to let her join. I snapped this picture today after we got home, hence the wild hair.


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Friday, October 7, 2011

A Day Off From School

What do you do when you have the day off from school? Crawl into Mom's bed and watch Max and Ruby;)


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