June 30, 2008


Annalei & Abigail enjoying their popsicle's before the game!!!

Annalei has decided she had enough baseball for 1 day!!!

Dalen didn't think it was to bad to sit in the dugout every now & then since the coaches daughters where in there!!!

Had to enjoy some ice cream after a LONG day!!!

This is Dalen's first year at playing on All Stars (the traveling team) & WOW, is all I can say!!! Besides still playing for the regular league & then all the extra practices for All Stars we are living at the ball diamonds!!! This past weekend was the first tournament the boys have ever played. The first team they played was the #1 in the state, I felt so bad for the boys coming back in the dugout with their heads down & NO smiles, they were feeling defeated. So after are the big loss we played the next morning & that team was #2 in the state. The boys came out playing better but still lost. We had to come back & play the same team again & our coaches gave them all a pep talk told them to go out & have fun & not to feel defeated. Those boys stepped it up & played so good & we were tied with them the whole game. It was good to see the smiles coming in the dugout & their attitudes of winning instead of defeat. They still lost by 1 point but we were so proud of them & Dalen was so cute after the game he said "That was like Facing the Giants movie"!!!!

June 25, 2008


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Our precious angel decided it was time to have a birthday again & turn a year older. How dare she do that to her Mommy. It brought tears to my eyes but she thought she was BIG stuff this year. She understood more of what a birthday was all about. She still thinks it is her birthday since we celebrated it a whole week. Daddy was gone on her actual birthday so bubby & I decided to have a cake & open some of the gifts from us. Then we had the "Mickey/Castle" birthday party with the whole family & friends that weekend on Father's day. We actually combined her party with my niece that graduated from Ohio State, so thank goodness Mickey & Ohio State are the same colors, it blended together very well.

If anyone is wondering why Mickey is on the castle cake instead of a Princess, WELL Annalei believes that Mickey lives in the castle at Disney World not Cinderella!!! Ever since we spent 1 day back in February at Disney she has talked non stop about the Castle & Mickey!!!

We had a wonderful day by the pool lots of food & she received such wonderful gifts. Thanks to you all!!! Daddy especially liked the Purdue cheerleading outfit from Aunt Shanan. He has high hopes for both of his kids to turn out like him & become a Purdue alumni!!!

June 24, 2008


Wow, where is the summer going???? I know I have not been in blogger world for some time now but there is just not much time to sit at the computer when there is FUN to be had!!! We are leaving soon (not soon enough) for vacation to Alabama then on to Pensacola Florida then when we get back we head out to Chicago for the "Gao Shao Sister" reunion, so I thought I better get caught up before I have lots more to post about.

As many of you know that Indiana was hit pretty hard with the terrible floods. We are lucky to say that our house was not hit but my heart aches for all the other families that lost their homes & all their belongings. Chad was able to get out to take some pictures before our road got flooded on both sides of us. Needless to say we had a lot of family bonding due to be stranded in since we were suppose to go to 2 weddings, 2 graduation parties, baseball practice & a birthday party.

We have had a break from baseball since our ball diamonds had about 21 feet of water covering them so we have had ALOT of swim days with the kids!!!! Ms. Annalei has learned how to swim on her own with floaties on so she thinks she is big stuff now.

We want to send out a BIG "Congrats" to my sister, she married the most wonderful man in the world. They had a beautiful wedding & fantastic reception at the park with the horses.

So as you will see by the slide show we have had a full summer so far & it has just begun for us. Stay tuned for Ms. Annalei's 3rd birthday that will be the next post!!!!

Hope everyone is having a FANTASTIC summer!!!

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