Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Little Fall Baseball

Enjoyed some T ball this morning. It was great entertainment and lots of fun:

Pre-game warm ups

Andy's outfield attention

Andy running for first base after smacking the ball.

Hey batter, batter - Ben smacking it.

Andy on second & Ben getting some running instructions from Poppy.

Ben on the pitcher's mound.

Post game line up.
Todays game was about having fun - there wasn't a lot of skill involved but they seemed to have had fun. I know I did.

Friday Night Lights

We enjoyed a little 6 man football at ACS. We went to support Uncle D's nephew # 20:

East on Route 66

Uncle D & I decided to get away a couple of weeks ago & I thought we'd be in the OK/KS area but Uncle D had other plans. We left on Wednesday, 08/11, headed on a road trip on Route 66 East. We made our way to Edmond, OK where our hotel that evening just happened to be on Rte. 66. About 6 miles east of our hotel we found:

Thursday morning we headed down Rte 66 headed to Tulsa where we had plans to meet up with some friends from MO and as we travelled we saw:
Thursday evening after we met up with our friend, we went to Discoveryland outside of Tulsa to enjoy the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical: OKLAHOMA ! ! :

Friday morning we left our friends and headed east again on Rte. 66 towards Kansas/Missouri and ended our travels that day in Lebanon, MO:

Saturday, which happened to be our 34th wedding anniversary, we headed out again towards IL. Just before IL, we stopped and spent a few hours in St. Louis, Mo:

After we went to the top of the Gateway Arch, we headed across the Mississippi River towards IL and Uncle D wanted to find a place to take some pictures of the Arch and we just happened to find this great place where we spent a couple of hours watching the sunset behind the Arch:

We made our way to Carlinville, IL late Saturday evening and ended having Dominio's salads and splitting a sandwich for our anniversary dinner at 11:15. Good times! Sunday morning we headed home on the freeway stopping in Joplin, Mo that evening and made it home Monday afternoon. It was a great trip with some quality time together.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Missouri Trip

A friend from church was making a trip to MO to visit her parents and leave her kids to spend the week there - she invited me to make the trip with her so that I could visit one of my bff's and her family. We had some quality time visiting and here are a few pictures from my trip:
Friday evening we took in a minor league ballgame between the Springfield Cardinals and the NW Arkansas Naturals:
Enjoyed a fireworks show after the game:

Cayley, Ryan & Karis come to visit

Pepaw & Nanny hosted Cayley, Ryan and Karis for their annual summer visit the last week of July. I usually take a day off to spend with them while they are here but I already had a planned trip to Missouri late that week. Thankfully Marcy invited all the family over to visit with them and each other. The kids enjoined some pool time.

Mallorie's 5th Birthday

We celebrated Malli's b'day the next weekend:

Teresa (alias G-mom) turns 50

Our very dear friend Teresa hit the BIG 5-0 on 07/10/10. It was celebrated by all the kids, Robert, Uncle D & I surprising her at 8:00 a.m. with a birthday breakfast at IHOP and then a little time at their home with all the kids.

Fourth of July

July 4th fell on a Sunday so we started our day with church, lunch and homemade ice cream and then ended it sharing dinner with Uncle D's sisters and family.

This is Mark & Andrew preparing for the fireworks which Andrew enjoyed doing.