1. Softball: alas, another year is finally over and we I for one am very happy to have the end. It was a tough year. Im sure some of you who followed us know that we went undefeated in our Region and took state this year so you are saying to yourself, "Mandy is off her rocker if she thinks that means it was a tough year, oh poor girl." But I am here to tell you that I was standing in the dugout begging people for some sort of relaxant so that I could get through the games. I was a giant ball of stress and I feel bad about that because I know I didnt have as much fun as I could have. I just wanted these gals to win so badly and I was constantly feeling the fear that something was going to go wrong. I think maybe last year (making it to the championship game and getting beat) had me in some sort of post traumatic stress disorder and it was just stupid how hard I took every run and every setback. Needless to say I was so happy when they won it, but so relieved as well. Cauley was nothing short of totally amazing and I will be so happy to watch her next year tear it up at SLCC. She is my hero.
|This is her hugging my daddy after the win, sucky pic but I stole it from the internet so thats what I get for stealing.|
3. Our yard: We have grass! Our yard went from a weedy mess to an awesome haven of happiness for me and the gals. Maybe not so much for Ronnie because he gets to mow the sucker, but we gals sure like it. A great guy named Bryce Wilcox did the work, if you want his number we would be so happy to pass it out because he was awesome. I have been too busy/lazy to take shots of just the yard, I will get at it and post them. You can see glimpses of it at the bottom of this post.
4. School Ended: Addi graduated from her first year of Preschool and was super cute in doing so. I just wish I could find that camera that I took the pictures with so that I could post them. They are somewhere in our mini van (yep, thats right. Ron got me an mini van and I will never be the same again. I adore my mini.) Anyway, its somewhere and I have faith that someday I will find it. Someday.
*note...after much searching (why the H do they put so many freaking cubbies in those things? I found it!
|This is her during her performance, I dont have great ones from after because again, I suck at being a good and organized mommy and my camera immediatly ran out of power. Nice.|
|Shaking her party makers before the shin-dig|
|Here was the set up. Damn wind. It was to be a cool luau setting, it ended up just a cool day.|
|Here we are roasting our smores that followed the dogs that were roasted on our new fire pit. It was awesome.|
|Look at her cute lips prepared to blow out the flame, oh who was I kidding, the flame lasted .2 seconds before the wind blew it out. That why first birthdays are awesome because the b-day gal couldnt care less if the candel was not really lit.|
|She makes me so happy|