Monday, June 23, 2008

Softball & Golf (can it get much better than that?!?!)

This weekend was full of sports related events and I'm glad I was able to capture a few of these moments! On Friday evening our softball team had a game and my parents came up to watch so I was able to get them to take a few pictures of our team in action. We played really well through almost 6 innings but ended up losing by 1 in the 7th inning. It was tough to lose but a few weeks early we played this team and they beat us in 4 innings by 12 runs I think, so we made some great improvements! Next week we start a new session and we moved into a different division that is more accommodating to our playing abilities! :) Here are some pictures from the game:

Warming up

Heading out on defense.....

Our fearless leader & pitcher...BEN!!!

Me & Dad chatting (i'm probably complaining about something)

Lil Mama getting ready to take her at-bat :)

Big Ben heading out for his at-bat

Jim looks like he is trapped in a cage

I think my parents like Ben!!

geez! :)

Here we go again....

Then on Saturday our church had one of it's annual fundraisers; the Tony Alexander Memorial Golf Outing at Hawks Nest Golf Course in Creston, Ohio. We have been golfing in this outing since the beginning which was about 7 years ago. (i think) The golf outing/ fundraiser is named after a great family friend who was also a member of our parish for many years with his wife and family. Tony was an avid golfer and he came up with a great idea to have this outing as a parish fundraiser. Tony passed away in 2002 at a very young age and his death was one of the toughest moments of my life. I know many other people can say the same thing. He was such a joy to be around and there are many days where I think of him often and miss his great stories and laughter. Our community lost a great person that day and we will never forget him! His passion for our church and for golf helped us to continue the outing that he started and it has been a great success for a number of years now! It is hard to imagine that it's been six years since his death which also means it has been six years since my grandfather passed as well. My grandfather passed away exactly one week after Tony passed away which made for an extremely rough week for my family and many of our/their friends. We thank God for the gift of their presence in our lives and remember them in our hearts always! We take for granted the many blessings we have and must always take into consideration that there is a life much greater than this awaiting us when God is ready to call!

I was lucky enough to golf with 3 of the greatest gals in the world this past Saturday! I enjoy having a girls foursome so we can enjoy the presence of women and have fun! We can laugh at ourselves and one another and never feel the pressure of being something spectacular; but more importantly just being ourselves. We giggled at our swing and misses and the fact that a game where you hit a tiny ball is so hard. We were able to catch up on things happening in our lives and just relax for a few hours! We had a blast and I personally want to thank, Lisa, Jessie and Colleen for allowing me the privilege to golf with each one of you this past weekend. It was a blast and I hope we can do it again next year! Here are some great pictures of the day:


Jess and her hubby, William :)

Jess & Lisa in their golf cart

Colleen teeing off way out there :)

Lisa eying up her shot....

Look out all you pro golfers...

She doesn't look too happy with that shot?!?!

Talking about their golf strategy...haha...NOT...teacher talk is what they are really doing (see what's important to them)

check out that swing (or how about those short?!?!) I love Golf!!

Beautiful Golf Course

Hey we found the 'rents!! Go Mom Go!!!

Have fun you kids!! :)

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