June 30, 2007

What's Going On

This past week has been been so exciting and fun! We went to 4 ALL STAR baseball games and watched Cole's team play some awesome games. When we got to the finals, we played Nacogdoches. They had not been beat. Furthermore, they had pretty much slaughtered all the other teams. The first time we played them, they beat us 8-1. When we played them in the finals, we scored 3 runs in the first inning, and didn't let them score any. We kept them at 0 until the 3rd inning when they scored 1 run. Our guys were so pumped that they were not only winning, but they were winning against Nacogdoches!! We were playing in the rain, and when their team would mess up, all of the parents would complain to them about how it wasn't their fault because the grass was wet and all. We were playing on the same field, and managing to do just fine! In the 4th inning they had some really good hits and scored 2 more, tying us 3-3. Our guys were playing well, and we had a chance to score, but after 3 BAD calls at 2nd base (we had the same umpires the whole tournament, and there were LOTS of bad calls--especially at 2nd base)in the other team's favor, they were able to score 2 more runs and beat us 5-3. Cole caught 2 pop-up's behind the plate....he caught at least one in each game of the tournament, but he said (with a grin on his face) that he has never caught 2 in one game! One of the Jacsonville coaches came up to Cole after the game was over and told him that he had been a catcher for many years, and he thought Cole was one of the "best little catchers he had ever seen out there!" That made Cole smile from ear to ear! Our guys won 2nd place in the tournament, and they were the only team to hold their own against Nacogdoches. We actually had them sweating! It was a lot of fun!
On another note, we currently have a couple who wants to put a contract on our house. We have not shown our house in 2 weeks, so this came as a surprise to us. Apparently, this couple looked at our house when we had it For Sale By Owner. (We only showed it to two couples that week, and now one of them has come back and said they want it. We are excited to get the paperwork and move forward with this part of our summer!
Ben is still enjoying umpiring baseball games, and last night he umpired 2 tournament games in Kilgore. We went and watched the 2nd game. It was between Carthage and Jacksonville....Carthage won 28-2. That is a slaughter! Today Ben is playing in a softball tournament in Longview and we will be heading over there to watch that. I am really enjoying relaxing, watching some baseball and just being home with my family!!! (also, Cole would like for you to continue to read his blog....he checks regularly for comments and doesn't think people read his posts!!)

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