Ballgames and the Farm Family

One of the fun things we got to do on our return to Texas trip was ballgames.  Football and volleyball to be exact.  My Dear Great-Nephew and Great-Niece.  Such a great treat to see them both in action.  They visit us in Texas every year, but it isn’t often that we get to see them in their own environment.  And we’ve never had the privilege of being at their games.  This was a special treat!

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This is my favorite action shot from Dear Isaac’s football game.  Isaac is the big guy just left of the middle of the pic with the star on his helmut.  Ready to take out his opponent and protect his quarterback.  Who you can see handing off the football.  I have no idea what happened on this play.  I was too focused on getting Isaac front and center in my shot.  Priorities, you see.

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And this shot is Isaac lining up for the kick-off.

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Woohoo!  Action shot.  Way to kick the ball, Isaac!

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The whole family was at the game…. and posed for individual pics for me.  This one you already know – Dear Hubby.

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And then there’s my Dear Sis, Cindy.  She loves following her grandkids around and being a very active part of their lives.  She’s a big help to….

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….her daughter and my Dear Niece, Jennifer.  Mom to the kiddos we watched at the ballgames.

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Farmer Herb, my Dear Bro-in-Law and Grandpa to the kiddo.  I think he’s Isaac’s (and Emma’s) biggest cheerleader.

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Farmer Jeff and my Dear Nephew.  Uncle to the kiddo playing ball.

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This is Dear Great-Niece, Emma.  Sister to Isaac.  The look is her response to me saying, “Emma!”  A typical teenager “Whaaaaat?”

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And let’s not forget Farmer Mike.  Dad to the kiddo playing ball.  He got drafted to hold the chains at the game.  Or maybe he volunteered.  They called over the loudspeaker for help.  Seems everyone gets involved in these games and pitches in.

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The cheerleaders were extra cute and I couldn’t resist a pic….

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…..or two.  Or ten.  I especially loved the little one in the middle.  Too cute.

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Here’s Isaac after the game.  Explaining critical plays to his Mom as the whole family looked on.  I thought he deserved at least one pic helmut-less so you could see what he looks like.  I’m just glad I knew what number to look for.  Those boys are impossible to tell apart on the field.

A few days later we went to Dear Great-Niece Emma’s volleyball game!

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That’s her front and center with her arms high in the air.

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Here she is at the net, waiting for the serve.  They apparently psych out their opponents at the net before the serve.

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And here she is with the team.  And her coaches.  They seem to have a great time together.

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Emma serving.  She gets all excited in her serve.  And whoops it up as she slams that volleyball!  What fun it was to watch their exuberance as they played!

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By the way, this was our view as we “camped” in Dear Sister’s yard.

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And this was their view out the kitchen window.  We kind of have a way of taking over the view.

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Dear Sis had a great patio filled with blooming flowers.  That will soon be covered by snow at her house.  But don’t tell her.  She’s hoping that Fall lasts a long, long time.

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Here’s Maddie with Dear Niece, Jennifer on the day we left.  She’s always good for a kiss or two.

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Isn’t she cute?  Oh, and the dog too.

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Farmer Herb and Dear Hubby discuss the finer points of motorhome living.  And I think Dear Hubby was interviewing for a farming job.  There’s just something about a man and his land.  It’s very appealing to Dear Hubby!

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The family gathered for one last group pic…..

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….and watched as we pulled out and drove away.  Only check out that sign across the street.

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I think I saw Dear Hubby jotting down the phone number.  He’s thinking we should start out with a very small farm.

Back in Texas and trying to get organized, unpacked and back in the swing.
Hugs,
Barb

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4 Responses to Ballgames and the Farm Family

  1. Cathi says:

    What fun to follow along on your trip home! Hmm … if you did buy that land, just think about how much closer you’d be to Toronto! I wonder if there’s a Megabus from there to here!

  2. Dot says:

    Hi Barb, it looks as though you had a wonderful trip back home !! I love reading all about your journey. Well – my Dear Jane blocks are all sashed and joined together and I am now starting to join all the pieced triangles and the plain ones and then attach them to the top. I am going to a local quilt group next Wednesday to talk about my DJ journey. I have not done a talk before and must admit it is a bit daunting. I have a friend coming with me for support ! I shall be telling them all about my trip to Quilter’s Dream and meeting you all — and Brenda of course. Lovely to hear how you are getting on and how are you doing with your DJ??. I haven’t heard from Sherrill or JoAnne recently – hope they are OK – especially Sherrill after her very sad loss. My back is giving me lots of trouble at the moment – am waiting for an appointment to see a Spinal Consultant – that’s our NHS – you have to wait !!! Our youngest DD is having another baby and she found out yesterday it is a boy – a brother for Sam, Finnley and Abbie. Great excitement !! Love and fond memories Best wishes, Dot in England, UK.

  3. Yvonne says:

    So nice to read you had so much fun catching up with your family. I can’t imagine living in such a big country and so far away from my loved ones. We never have to drive more than two or three hours over here to any border in this country! Great to see the kids and grown-ups having fun at the games!

  4. Carolyn says:

    Glad you had a safe journey. Love the pictures you post. Now I can’t wait to see the JSS retreat pics. Have fun! Carolyn in drizzly northwest Ohio where it is 56 degrees.

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