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Monday, June 17, 2013

The men in my life

It has been awhile since I have posted anything, but I thought since it was Father's Day yesterday I would write a little something about the special men in my life.

1 - my father - he has been there since I was born, the good, the bad, you name it.  I have fond memories of laying under one of the cars he was working on and checking it out.  I also remember following him with my hands in his back pocket too.  Now, that I am older, I look forward to our little talks.  He is a good father and a grandfather and I am thankful he is in my life.

2 - my husband - the 2nd man that came into my life.  Right away he was a step dad and he didn't care.  He treated Peter like his own and for that I love him.  We have had our ups and downs, but through it all, I am so proud of the husband and father he has become.  

I found this poem and I thought it was fitting for the special men in my life and for all the other Dads out there:

Only a Dad

Only a dad, with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,
Bringing little of gold or fame,
To show how well he has played the game,
But glad in his heart that his own rejoice
To see him come, and to hear his voice.

Only a dad, with a brood of four,
One of ten million men or more.
Plodding along in the daily strife,
Bearing the whips and the scorns of life,
With never a whimper of pain or hate,
For the sake of those who at home await.

Only a dad, neither rich nor proud,
Merely one of the surging crowd
Toiling, striving from day to day,
Facing whatever may come his way,
Silent, whenever the harsh condemn,
And bearing it all for the love of them.

Only a dad, but he gives his all
To smooth the way for his children small,
Doing, with courage stern and grim,
The deeds that his father did for him.
This is the line that for him I pen,
Only a dad, but the best of men.

So, in closing, I hope all the fathers, biological and step, and grandfathers had a great day enjoying time together with family!  

Monday, June 3, 2013

There is no 'I' in Team...

Well, I haven't posted anything in awhile, but this was definitely blog worthy!  First, I must warn you, there are a lot of pictures.  Second, they are mostly of Peter playing ball, and third, I can only take credit for the team picture.  The other pictures were taken by my Uncle Mike with his really great camera!  

So, after years of being on different little league teams, he finally landed a good team!  All the kids get a long, play well together, and have been making the parents really proud of all their hard work!  

Now, I have to tell you because I think it is funny.  Who is your worst critic?  You, right?  Well, that's what Peter was doing to his pictures and noticed that he looked a little constipated while he was pitching!  It is also from the mouth of a 10 year old! 

Here is Peter's #1 fan!  So happy to be outside! 

The weekend was filled with 5 games.  The boys had 2 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday!  They did awesome! They ended up getting 1st place in the mid season tournament!  So proud of the team and the coaches!!  

It was a long weekend in the sun, swatting away gnats, and not so healthy concession eating, but it paid off and the boys took home a nice medal!!