Friday, May 4, 2012

Ball, Ball, and more Ball

Wow, it's sooo easy to get behind and feel overwhelmed ;( Lately we are busy guessed it BALL, LOL. Everyday we are a ball field somewhere. Between league, select, and fall ball practices we are getting ball park tans and hating concession stand foods, LOL. Don't take me wrong I'm not complaining, the kids totally love it, it just gets tiring running from practice to practice and game to game with a few tournaments mixed in there too.
Meg is currently playing with TX Full Count...she has recently told us she isn't haven't as much fun anymore (heartbreaking, I KNOW). I honestly think it's because of some of the personalities on the team, because she doesn't want to quit she just wants on a different team without this one girl. Ron and I are currently praying and waiting for God's guidance in handling this situation. Finally it seems like this little team we started 3 years ago (AKA Ball Hawgz) is getting a break. We are winning some tournaments, playing good, and now Meg isn't happy, it's hard to explain to her that there will always be difficult personalities and you just have to deal with them. The easy solutions would be to just throw them off the team, but it just isn't that easy. I know there is a plan and somehow this will work out. In the meantime, we will continue playing and praying.
Tracer is playing now too. He is currently playing League at TCBA on the Pinto Orioles and practicing with team Impact, a select 9U team. He LOVES team Impact, but considering he is only 7 it might not be the best option for him. He does excel on the League team and will more than likely make the All Star team. He just really likes playing with the older boys and being challenged. He is very excited that there will soon be a 7U Impact team which he will get to try out for and hopefully play with in the Fall. He is soo excited not to just have a "short" baseball season and that he will get to play more tournaments like Meg does.

I just pray that both kids are learning lots of life lessons. Meg has always had trouble with the difficult personalities she faces in class and at school. As her mother it isn't easy!! I find myself really wanting to line these little girls out, but I can't. I know I have to let her handle it, she will grow with this, and hopefully learn a lesson (or that's what I tell myself anyway). Hopefully, Trace will learn that you have to work for things and have patience they will happen. Everything has came sooo easy for him, he tries for something and pretty well succeeds. I don't want him to grow up thinking that life is soo easy. Anyway, these are just a few of the lessons I hope they learn today. I'm sure next week, practice, game, etc... there will be another lessons they will get to learn.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wow Where I have been....

Geez...I didn't realize I have been gone this long ;(...Actually LaJeania pointed it out a few scrapnights ago lol. Well instead of rehashing the last 7 months...lets just say my days have been full!! Baseball, Softball, volleyball, basketball, School, teaching my 3's class, church, holidays, and the list goes on and on and on.... Let's just say I have been blissfully busy and loving it. I really hope one day I don't look back and regret all that we are doing, but I know the kids will never say they weren't important and that they were "Bored" (or they better not anyway, LOL). Let's just look at Feb..Meg's Xcel volleyball team is in full swing. This weekend will be here 2nd tournament. Trace's basketball is 1/2 way over, he will play his 5th game this weekend, with only 1 more regular game and then his tournament will start after that. Meg is also still playing softball, they practice every Sunday, with her taking private pitching lessons on Monday and Wednesdays. Trace is also practicing with a hit team, he loves it!! but this is just if we have time to squeeze in those practices between everything else. Ronald has changed his classes at church, he now teaches the Jr High class, it's kind of a "Pre-Youth" class, and every week we get to hear how excited he is to watch the kids grow with their love of the Lord. Me, I'm just busy being everyone's glue, with a little crafting/scrapbooking in between. I know that probably sounds weird, but I'm enjoying just watching each of them live, love and grow. I know these moments are precious and fleeting and one day, there wont' be practices or games, or classes or clinics, and then I will SLEEP!!! But until then we are just living it up, messy house and all.

Here are a few pics that I love from the past few months ;)

Meg with her 1st Duck - ever ;)

Meg and Trace looking for "treasures" at the Ranch in Del Rio

Trace getting ready to ride the jeep

One of the kid's Christmas Pics

Meg being silly while I'm trying to get her to pose for a pic

She is very good at giving the "serious" face, while I'm trying to get a "non-school" or sports pictures of her, BRAT!! LOL

Trace looking ever soo cute with the long hair on his 1st grade feild trip to the zoo.

Meg as "Miss DeMeanor" for Halloween

Trace dressed up for 50's Day at school ;)

Trace proud of his pumpkin he carved...with a little help LOL