Monday, April 13, 2009

Pictures, Lots Of Them And More!

I have to admit, that I have been to lazy to post entries on my blog. Most of my family and friends are on facebook. So, I've been updating that daily. Sharing photos and seeing how everyone I know and care about is doing. But honestly, it's the not same as keeping a journal.

By keeping this online journal, I'm able to share my pictures. Not only that but my ideas, my views, what I think and my heart. When others read this, it might make someone laugh. It might make someone think, "Hey, I don't have it so bad, this woman is a looney, her poor family!" I hope that what I share might be able to minister to others in some small way. That my love for God, my man, my children, family and friends shines through. That Life is good cause God is good. I know it sounds simplistic, but that's how I see things. That's how I feel.

Well, lol, my intentions were just to share the pictures that I've recently taken. Somehow, I started chasing a rabbit. I've put it back in the cage now... poor thing. I'll have to let it out again, cause it really shouldn't be caged up. Would you want to be caged up?

Ok, here we go...

You must be wondering what in the world are they doing here. Well, the amplifier connection thingy on G.I Joe's acoustic guitar, came off. He had to unstring his guitar, so that I could stick my hand inside and try to poke the thingy out so it can be screwed on the outside. Sounds complicated right? Well it was! It took us FOREVER to get it done. But it got fixed and we didn't have to pay anyone to do it! YEAH!

Softball season has started! Our church joined a church league. I'm thrilled to say that this is the first time that my Knight and two of our Fair Maidens are on the same team. In the past, my Knight has played on the men's team and our Fair Maiden's, at the time played on the women's team. My Knight hasn't played in years due to being busy with our Squires and baseball. But this year, all of our Squire's games are early and the softball games are later. So... he's playing on the co-ed team. YEAH!!!

Soaring Amongst The Clouds giving it her all. Way to go BABY GIRL!

Daughter of the King waiting for a good pitch.

My man smacking the ball...

... he got a double!!! YEAH BABY!!! YOU ROCK!!!


Still Waters and DQ were spectators at the game. *chasing rabbit* DQ will be 15 in October. Due to how she has matured through the years, I feel she should no longer be called DQ. Which stood for Drama Queen. She was quite the actress growing up. LOL! From hence forward she shall be known as Bella which means Lovely in Italian, but it's also her favorite character in her favorite book series, Twilight. Boss Lady (my sister) and Papa (my nephew) were sitting in the shade.

G.I. Joe and The Warrior sat and watched the games with their friends. It was a hot day, but they had a great time.

Before my sister left, some of us went to Sonics to eat. It's Papa's favorite hamburger place. He was telling us that they show the Sonics commercial in Miami, but there is no Sonics there. What an awful tease!

Papa's hair has gotten long. When he wears his cap, his hair kind of looks even fuller. So I was playing with it and flattening it on the side for our picture. We were all having a good laugh over it.

Bella has a beautiful smile.

My beautiful sister and I.

She's so photogenic!

URGH!!! He always give me a hard time about pictures. But I sure love this boy!

G.I. Joe and The Warrior are playing baseball for a local private school. I'm THRILLED to say they are on the same team. G.I. Joe was elected captain of the team. What an honor!

My Squires taking practice swings.

The Warrior is the youngest in the team. He is the only 6th grader on the team. Let me tell you, he can hold his own among the high school players!

G.I. Joe is a lefty when it come to playing sports. But when it comes to everything else, he's a righty.

Notice how... ah... gigantic the first baseman is. Well, most of the players on the other team were just like the first baseman! I can not tell you how many times G.I. Joe stole the bases. He went from 1st to home stealing along the way, a couple of times during the game. He had an awesome game.

The Warrior started out playing second base. Then they moved him to third base. Let me tell you, my heart stopped when they moved him to third base! I kept thinking, "He's just a baby! My little David is playing against Giant (hitters!)" We all know that third base is a "hot spot". Did I mention that he did great? Well, he did! *note- his name is not David. LOL!

G.I. Joe pitched...

... the entire game! We lost, but we had an AWESOME rally. The score in the end was 11-9.

On Easter weekend, we saw a chance to visit our family in Miami and we took it! I'm sorry to say it was only an overnight trip. :o( This picture breaks my heart. Papi (my dad) hated to see us go.

The Warrior must of said something funny (like he always does) cause his sisters were trying real hard to hold it in.

Papi attempting to be at eye level with the Fair Maidens. LOL! He's so cute! Notice, Daughter of the King is in the picture. Well, she sings in the choir. Being that it was Easter weekend, our church had a special choir presentation. She had commited to be present. So she stayed home to fulfill her commitement.

We were having lots of fun trying to take a "group" picture. Notice The Warrior is holding my hand down. I was attemtpting the "gangsta" look. LOL! I'm sure my children were thinking, "Mom... PLEASE... Don't embarass yourself! Specially not on film!" LOL! I'm happy to say, I have no gangsta in me. LOL! Which I'm sure my children are thrilled about it!

Boss Lady (my sister), Papi and I.

Have I mentioned how much I love my dad? Well, I LOVE MY DAD!!! HE ROCKS!!! Because of the example he set, I married the man I did. My Knight is everything and more than I ever dreamed my husband would be. My mom didn't come out in any of the pictures cause she stayed inside looking at some photo albums. All the pictures I took indoors didn't come out. :o( Well, except for the one of my dad and G.I. Joe.

Notice my dad's shirt? He has a closet full and drawer set full of t-shirts just like the one he's wearing. I'm not kidding and I'm not exaggerating. He wears one EVERY day. Do you think he's proud to be an American? :o)

I am 18 months older than my sister. She has ALWAYS been taller than me. Well, except for the first two years of her life. I was taller than her. :o) This is typical of us. She towering over me and me sticking my tongue out or making some kind of funny face.

My sister is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Her smile and laughter are contagious. She's fun to be around and is always the life of the party.

How many takes did it take to get one good picture? Let's just say that you need to hands to count them. I was having too much fun misbehaving! :o)

This Easter was a little different for us. Since we didn't go to church, no one dressed up. Everyone loved their Easter baskets. Chocolte galore! Soaring Amongst The Clouds got some scuba gear. Still Waters got some clothing and so did Daughter of the King.

The Squires loved thier gifts too. G.I. Joe got a psp. The Warrior got a playstaion 3 game he's been wanting.

The Monday after Easter we all just chilled out at home. Soaring Amongst The Clouds and Still Waters went to the University to work on a project. The rest spent the day outside...

sharpening their softball skills...

and their baseball skills...

... even Nicodemus got in on the fun. Nicodemus loves The Warrior and the love is mutual. I love this picture. This is so... them. :o)

Let me just end this by saying that, I LOVE MY FAMILY! I'm so very blessed!!! Thank you Lord for blessing me beyond my wildest dreams... my cup runneth over...

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