Monday, July 6, 2009

Can you help?

I don't know how many people actually read this thing but if you are one of them please see if you can help!

My Dad started a counseling ministry a few months ago. Their grand opening was a few weeks ago and when I was there I listened to some of the staff talk about who they are ministering to. It is mostly single mothers, people struggling financially or just families down on their luck. I immediately thought "how can I help?" I am not so good at the counseling thing - I barely speak now to people I don't know for crying out loud. My heart still cried out so I just asked if they ever thought of doing a clothes closet where these families could go and get some desperately needed items for free. They all thought it would be a great addition to their ministry so here I go........I NEED DONATIONS!!! I have kept most of Tyler's clothing over the years just waiting to see if more children would come along. Even though I know there will be more in our near future I am going to donate these bags and bags of clothes to this cause. I know that there is a family out there that will need them more now than I will. They are not doing anyone any good just sitting in my attic. So in between work, baseball, family, church and life I will be organizing this new found mission of mine. I love to give back and I can't wait to be the hands and feet of Jesus to these families! Won't you join me?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Franklin Thunder 8U TN State Runner Up

We did it!
We made it to the TN State Championship game today!
We are the official 8U Cal Ripken TN State Runner Ups!
Tyler played catcher and right center in the games.....He didn't get as much playing time as he would have liked but when the coach called on him he did his thing.
Proud coach and player!

Waiting for the trophy ceremony to begin....

They played hard over the last few days to get here today. We defeated the reigning District Champions in a game yesterday 17 -10 that required two rain delays. We beat the 3rd best team in the district today in extra innings 10 - 9.
We were tired and hot but we definately earned our place out there. The final score for the championship game was 18 - 2. We really gave it all we had after just ending an extra inning game in the heat of TN.
Go Thunder!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Who Knew?

Our children do things that amaze us every day right?
Well ours did something tonight that more than amazed us - we are in shock.
Tyler can swim!
No lessons required.

Not only can he swim he can do this!

In the deep end!

Charlie was ready and poised to jump in if he didn't resurface but sure enough he did!

We looked at each other and said - He can swim?!? I am sure the other parents were thinking "Isn't that something you should know before you let him dive off the diving board?" But Tyler would never do something like that unless he was sure he could do it.

He is not a risk taker - especially if the risk is embarrassment.

We had a team party after our game for the boys to sort of bond together.

They had a lot to celebrate - they single handedly eliminated the district champions from the state tournament 17 - 10.

Thunder in the house........BOOM!