Saturday, February 14, 2009

Signs of Baseball, and a Big Trip

There is one, sure fire way to know it's baseball season at our house...laundry!! I have been spoiled this winter because the boys weren't playing sports and when they went hunting, Richard washed their clothes at the camp. Today, it became very evident that we have entered another season :) I think my laundry has doubled. I'm not complaining, though. I am so excited that baseball season is here. Tomorrow is supposed to be a gorgeous day and we get to spend it outside at baseball practice! And no, I'm not being sarcastic...I really love it that much!

One other way to know, we ate fast food for a few dinners last week. I HATE spending money on those empty calories, but it's hard when you're running from one end of town to another. I am hoping to pack sandwiches this week to avoid the french fries.

We are also getting ready for a big trip next week. Down here, the kids get out of school for Mardi Gras. People who live here usually use the vacation time to go skiing or go to Disn*y W*rld. We have decided to take a trip to an orphanage in Mexico! We are very excited about it. The opportunity just kind of came up a couple of weeks ago, but we can't wait. I can't wait for the boys to see what it's like in other countries and understand how blessed they are. They are so spoiled, just because they live here and have two parents who take care of them and love them. I don't want them to take that for granted. I went on two missions trips to Mexico when I was younger, and I can't wait to go back!
Before we leave town, we are going to the first home LSU baseball game Friday night. We are especially excited about this game because it's in the new stadium. It should be lots of fun, and hopefully, I'll have some really cute pictures.

13 comments:

Samantha Huff said...

Oh, that sounds like such a great trip! Have fun and be safe, Samantha

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That sounds like an amazing trip....I can't wait to here all about it!!

Enjoy the game Friday night!!

Lisa

Stephanie said...

We had signups today and start practice on March 2nd. You guys are alittle ahead of us. Sounds like a wonderful trip...I think that will be a great experience for everyone. Nowadays kids just don't understand how they have it :) I would love to do something like that someday..Can't wait to hear all about it.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like sports season... LOVE IT..
Wish the boys were doing lots of sports.. Nick is just getting done with wrestling and Colton doesn't want to do sports this year...
HOW FUN!!! the trip sounds AMAZING... can't wait to hear and see the amazing pictures..
Have a great week.
Hugs..

carolinagirl said...

Wow! I know that will be an extraordinary trip and experience for your boys. I cannot wait to see the photos!

We have baseball try-outs next Saturday! :)

DiJo said...

The best gift you can ever give your boys is this upcoming Missions Trip! I look forward to hearing about it upon your safe return!!!!!

Blessings,
Diana

Heather said...

I cannot wait to see & hear all about your up-coming trip. My parents were missionaries for 5 months my kindergarten year. Every once in a while I get out my pictures & think about what a difference we made in those 5 months in a strange country. One of these days I am going back to see if the church we built is still there. Enjoy!

What's better than baseball season?! And you are in baseball country! My nephew is a huge LSU baseball fan & attends numerous games every year. I wouldn't be surprised if he's in attendance for their home opener also. Have fun & take lots of pictures.

The Byrd's Nest said...

I cannot WAIT to hear about your mission trip....maybe when we move there...you could come and do some work with us too! I am praying that there is something I can do there to help with orphans.

Glad baseball is back...it is a sure sign of Spring!

Keisha said...

Baseball season is definitly here! :)
A mission trip.. Oh exciting! Can't wait to hear more!
have a Good Week!
Keisha

Oatsvall Team said...

OK, i totally have chill bumps about your trip to the orphanage in mexico ... can't wait to hear about that when you get back ... 2nd, i know what you mean about the laundry ... we are in basketball season w/ two of the boys and jeremiah plays on two teams ... CRAZY ...

so glad you like your shirt ... i love how God can use a shirt to stir people's heart ... can't wait to see what conversations you get into because of it !!!

3 Peanuts said...

Baseball has started here too:) Ad the laundry s one of the signs in my house.... Your trip sounds like a GREAT opportunity. Cannot wait to hear about it.

Sheri said...

Oh, I'm so jealous that you're starting baseball already!! We have to wait until the snow is gone. It's going to be bittersweet this year with my oldest not being able to play because of his elbow surgery. Like you guys, we live and breath baseball. :)

How awesome that you all are going on a mission trip together. Looking forward to hearing all about the great things God is going to do while you are there.

The Things We Carried said...

Baseball? Wow, we are soo cold and wet here still. Lucky you!

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