This summer has been crazy. So many things going on - 0r rather went on. Seeing as it is almost time to go back to school and I have not been on the computer other than to check the email. I'm just so pooped at night to and too busy in the day to do this. So here it goes.
Softball: Our summer softball season was fantastic. Everyone (except Ryleigh who is in Utah) was involved. Baily was the only actual player in the family but we all had jobs to do. Ray and I are both on the Board of Directors. Ray is vice president over the competitive league - which is the girls 12 years and older. I am the secretary for the league. Allie tried her hand at umpiring this summer and did a great job. She could not actually play because of her knee, but she could umpire 10 year olds girls because she did it from the field and didn't actually have to bend behind the plate. Bret also decided to umpire and loved it. He umpired the older girls and had a great time. The coaches loved his knowledge of the game and his great sense of humor.
Baily worked as a "groundswoman." She and another boy were in charge of getting all the fields ready for play each day. Ray was their supervisor and helped when she had a game that conflicted. Baily works very hard. It was hot and dirty and she loved every minute of it - except for Logan. He is the boy she had to work with and she didn't appreciate the fact that he didn't really know much about softball. His chalk lines were pretty wobbly and she is a perfectionist. She finally got brave enough to tell him just to drag the fields and she would do the lines. We now laugh at the new street lines on Pines Road by I-90 because the lines are so crooked. We call them "Logan Lines." LOL
Britt and I worked in the concession stand. She was a snow cone making machine! She did a fabulous job until she decided to have a baby in the middle of the season. (I will catch up on that too.) Taylor Carpenter was so willing to step in and take her place and we had fun working together too.
When we were not all doing our jobs, we were rooting on Baily. Ray was the head coach and Bret assisted. I kept the score book and Britt and Allie cheered on the team. We had a great time with all the girls. I think we had the best girls in the league just because they had such great attitudes. We will miss the girls who are graduating and moving on. Our team ended up winning the 18U division tournament. We took third in league and rallied to win the tournament. It was awesome. Baily is eligible to play 3 more years and Allie should be able to play next year so we look forward to next summer.
I have been many things in my life like: a dime store clerk, a fast food clerk, an insurance claims rep. a law firm receptionist, a legal secretary, a day care owner, a middle school lunch lady and currently an office manager and bookkeeper for our family owned construction company. However, the best job I have ever had is being a mom and a wife. It is more rewarding that any paycheck could ever be. Soon I will be able to enjoy the added benefit of being a grandma! Yeah!