Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Random Thought: "What the?"

Does Richard Simmons need to wear shirts like this?



How awesome is she?!!!!!!

I know, two posts in one day! Crazy, huh!

I'd like to give a little shout out to my baby sister Jenna (Jen, do you love that or what!!!!), who ran the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco this past Sunday with a pace of slightly over 8 minutes/mile!!!! How amazing is that?

As an 11 minute miler myself (and even that isn't pretty), it seems simply impossible that you could run 13.6 miles so fast. I know lots and lots of bad things would happen to me if I even attempted that.

Let me add here that Jenna has run several marathons, so this was probably like a little jog to her! Whatever!

Anyway, I am so proud of her, and had to share it with you all.

Way to go, June! I love you!


Your big, old, fat sister -


The Big Trip

A while back I mentioned that the King had taken Matt (7) on a trip to New York. Because I am slightly picture challenged on this blog, I have not written more about this amazing journey. So here goes.

The King is a huge, huge baseball fan. He grew up watching the Yankees, his whole family loves them, and growing up in New York, they were his team. In college, he actually worked at Yankee Stadium, a job he loved because he got to be at the stadium all the time.

Well, Yankee Stadium is old and needs to be rebuilt. So this season was the last season the team would play in the original stadium, and a new one is currently being built right next to it. Knowing that this would be the only chance Matthew would get to see the stadium, The King and his friend Kevin concocted a plan to go to one of the last games and bring the boys.

How cute is this picture above? Look at Matt's skinny little arm with the glove hanging off of it! Could he be any more adorable?

Here are all of the boys - The King, Matt, Zach and Kevin.

As Kevin said: "$100 for the tickets to the game, $50 spent on drinks, hot dogs and cotton candy, $50 for the beer the King and I consumed at the game. A weekend spent with your best friends watching a baseball game - PRICELESS".

Well said.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

He Speaks

The King, aka "The Blogger of Truth" wants me to add some additional details about Liv's home run on Saturday.

What he'd like made clear is that this was not a bobbled ball that resulted in a homer, there was no through the legs mistake in the outfield that allowed this ball to make a slow return to the infield.

As you can see in the above picture, this ball was hit hard. Really hard. Hard enough that it flew into the outfield, landed and then hit the fence before anyone could even get near it.

So folks, I've done what the King asked. Thanks for bearing with me.

The Big Day


Yesterday, after 17 months, Liv got her braces off!
Her teeth look just beautiful, and all she wanted to do was go back to school to show them off.
She is getting so big and growing up so fast, it makes me want to cry. At 11 1/2 you can really see the beginnings of her becoming a teenager. I don't know if I am ready for that.
But this morning when she came down for breakfast, she came and sat in my lap.
She's still my baby girl.
I love you, Liv.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Weekend Part 1

This past weekend Liv's softball team had a tournament in Reno, NV, just a couple of hours away from our house by car. All week we'd been getting excited about the trip, packing and looking forward to a little vacation interspersed with some softball games.

The whole team stayed at the same hotel, which is lots of fun since the girls spend lots of team building time together. Not having done anything like this as a kid, I see how much fun Liv has with her team and it makes me happy.

Our first game was at 8am on Saturday and we lost. The second game looked like it was heading in the same direction, and then things changed.

Let me set it up for you.......The score was 7-1, then we scored 1, then another, bringing us to 7-3, two girls on base.

Liv got up to bat. Fingers crossed, she watched as strike one crossed the plate. I had to stand up and pace at that point since I couldn't sit still. It seemed like slow motion as the pitcher threw the ball, Liv swung and hit A HOME RUN!!!!!!!! I started screaming and jumping up and down and just might have peed my pants a little.....just a little.

Love that kid!

That brought the score to 7-6 and we ended up winning the game 9-7.