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Summer 2019

It felt like the summer just flew by.  I think it actually sort of did.  But looking back at pictures we sure stayed busy.

Her softball all star team won the district tournament and then went on to play at state.  She played pitcher, 3rd, catcher, left field and 1st base.  In the 1st day of the state tournament the actual temperature outside was 100+ and the heat index was worse.  They had to play a double header.  The heat was ridiculous.   They went 1-1 the first day of games but lost our first game on the 2nd day (officially ending up in 3rd place in state) … there were some tears 🙁 but it was a great experience all around.  Plus she made some awesome new friends through this all


What in the world is the girl in the outfield doing while Ellie’s out there giving it her all???  This is why they didn’t win.


Catching in 110+ degree humidity.  Notice the parents in the background with umbrellas?  That wasn’t for the rain (not a cloud in the sky)


By far the most emotional of the kids.  I think she wanted it the most out of all the girls.


Early summer with family & friends


Then still doing it into August with some more friends


We’re missing a couple little ones in this picture but we’ll do this again next year and make sure we get them in the picture too



4th of July Weekend with the family.  We went home for a game and came back out to make it in time for this 🙂


The not-so-giant slip & slide courtesy of the association.  Still super fun but last year it was 3x the size.  Hopefully we can make that happen again next year.


He caught 20 fish between this day and the next morning


We have a new toy at the lake. So much fun!



In an effort to make taking the garbage cans to the street fun they get to ride back down the driveway on these 🙂


Last year I worked on the porch.  This year I painted this.  It took two coats.  I should have sprayed it


He took a whack at this and liked it (although I’m pretty sure he missed the ball on this swing)


Loras Year 2.  Badminton, Lacrosse & Football for him.  Aerial Dance, Badminton & Kayak/Canoe/Dragon Boating for her.


More time with family labor day weekend.  It wasn’t a warm weekend but we still made the best of it


And then these two got up and out on the lake by 7:30a for some quality fishing.  Being able to do this with her (and him too) … priceless


She has a bass on her line and her cousin (hidden behind her) also has a fish on.  Uncle Mark did well too but he needed some gloves when handling those fish 😉


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