Monday, June 6, 2011

WOW!!! What a Weekend!!!

Friday afternoon, June 3rd, things began improving with the weather.  For the first time in what seems like forever around here, the sun came out and the temperature started rising closer to that ever elusive 70 degree mark.  Excitement filled the air!!!  :-)

Evan's baseball team started off a weekend long tournament at Northwest fields Friday evening.  The nice weather made everything feel right for baseball...... and the boys took full advantage of it by grabbing a win to start the weekend off just right.

Saturday morning had us back out to the field for our first game at 9am.  It already felt like the middle of an afternoon on a nice spring day when we got there!!!  Awesome......sunshine, blue skies and warm temps!!!  Baseball was fun all day long, with the temperature reaching well above 70 degrees for the first time in more than 270+ days, or so I am told!!!

Evan's team did well again, battling it out against a 12 year old team for the first game, and coming up short with a loss.  But they rallied hard for the second game of the day, and earned another win, which took them into Sunday's game at 11am...... though Evan had to be at the fields by 10am to hit in the home run derby for his team.

Saturday afternoon/evening, Brad and I rode together.  Logged a wonderful 42 mile ride together, though we had tried for a 50+ miler.  Brad had rear tire issues and his tire just wouldn't stay inflated, so we had to cut it short a bit....which was OK, since we needed to take the family out for some well earned Pizza @ Milt's in Lynden!!!  :-)

Sunday was yet another fantastic day of weather, with slight wispy clouds coming in through the day, but the temperature climbing anyway..... reaching 80 degrees for the day!!!!!!!!!!  :-)  Made for some awesome baseball, and sunburn!!!

Evan's team did amazing, winning their game in a big way over Meridian!  This took the team into the championship game!!!  WOW.... we hadn't expected that.  So, another game, which made 5 games total for the tournament for our team.... and some really tired boys!!!  But, they did it!!!  Our team pulled it off, played good baseball, and came away tournament champs for our division, winning with a score of 5-3!!!  Very nice trophies were given out to all players and coaches, and the boys were very excited, as were all of us parents!!!  :-)

After a long day in the sun, and a lot of fun at the baseball fields, we headed to Costco, on a Sunday afternoon, to see if we could remain intact with our sanity, while getting some good coupon shopping deals done on the last day before they expired!!!  Crazy, yes....but we pulled it off, and really well.  We even hit the DQ on the way home to get a refreshment....... then headed home to "relax" for the remainder of our weekend.  :-)

Once home, it was later than we had expected it to be, by a lot.... and we were tired and sun burned a bit.  Brad and I had planned to ride a 25 mile ride, but decided to wait for another day...... the lawn was really needing attention, and so we headed out and tackled lawn mowing for the late afternoon.

BBQ chicken for dinner, and then sat around for a while for the evening...... though Evan and I both got our hair cut, and Sierra soaked in the bath.  Turns out, this was one of the best weekends we have had this year so far!!!  So sad that it is already over with so quickly..... we were loving it!!!  

Come on weather, stay nice and spring like...... it makes us all so happy!!!  What a great weekend we had!!!

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