Life as we know it

I thought I would show you some pics that will give you a glimpse of life as we know it these days!

Tyler had a great set of games in Richmond, Va.  It was well over 100 degrees, but we learned how to survive in the heat!  I of course was wondering how am I ever going to get that uniform white again!?!?! (Note, after washing it 3 times with Oxi Clean it is still dirty!)

This cool, blue towel called the Frogg Togg is one great way to stay cool.  It’s a cooling towel, if you rinse it in warm water, the water evaporates and keeps the towel stays cool.  We also quickly realized sticking the Frogg Togg in a cooler of ice really helps also!  I bought one for myself and am making quite a fashion statement wearing it around my neck! 🙂

Poor Madi got sick on the Richmond trip.  Here she is shivering (just as she was getting a fever) at the Red Robin.  She is holding Tyler’s cheese sticks in her hand to try to warm up!  That was also the night the AC broke in our hotel room and Ty and I got little sleep, and poor Madi was cold and then burning up.

Ok, so not only was it hot as balls (ooops sorry, I have been hearing the 17 year old boys say that so much it’s starting to effect my brain also) in Va, but the field right behind us had just been sprayed with manure to help rejuvenate the grass over the summer.  It smelled horrible.  On a positive note, for those of you who live in Lancaster Co with me, you know it made me feel like I was at home.  Nothing like the smell of fresh manure to make you yearn for home!

So thankful for the team shade canopy!

The reason we do all of this crazy traveling!

Not sure how I feel about this picture.  Madi really seems to be enjoying being the only girl traveling with the team this summer.  The boys have been more than kind to invite her along with them at night when they go out. Mmmmmmm?? 🙂

Love this sweet picture!

This is what happens to me, after the heat, the driving, the long double headers, the packing of the car, the unpacking, taking care of all the details……I at some point just conk out!

After driving 9 hours to Myrtle Beach, we checked into the hotel and headed right to the beach.  It was beautiful!

Sweet Curt!  He works so hard to keep up with everyone on these trips. I write the room number of our hotel on his hand in sharpie so he can find his way back to our room.  He is struggling so much to keep up,and keep abreast as to what is going on and where we are going.  But he is enjoying this and I know he is glad he can take in Tyler’s games.  The other parents on the team have also been very helpful!

So thanks for the prayers, we are off to University of North Carolina tomorrow and then onto Atlanta.  We covet your prayers, it is what sustains us!

1 Peter 1:6-7

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire —may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.



  1. Oh I love the pictures and seeing a glimpse of what you’ve been doing! The last one put a lump in my throat. I know you are exhausted — physically, emotionally, mentally — with all you are balancing. So glad you’ve had a couple of days at home. Big hugs to you!

  2. Thanks for your update on your jaunt this summer! Enjoy all these many moments and making memories with your hubby and children! Looking forward to hearing more!

  3. So glad you took the time to post pictures and show us what all is happening on this journey. I am so thankful you have this trip. Great idea on writing the room # on Curt’s hand. I used to put it on a piece of paper for Billy, but when the time came, he couldn’t find the piece of paper or remember he had a piece of paper with the room number on it. Happy Trails!

  4. The photos are great, Sandy!! (thanks for coming over to my blog btw…:) )….i LOVE that towel….I think I need one if I”m gonna keep hiking in the high heat and humidity!! Those look amazing….I’ll have to google it cause i have no idea where’d I buy one! I am going to pray for all of you to have an uneventful (meaning no illness or anything negative!) for this next phase of your traveling. LOL…and lucky Madi, huh?? those guys are cute 🙂 and you and Curt look great. Hugs to you, friend!

  5. The photo’s were really enjoyable! I can’t imagine all that travel and doing everything you do but
    the rewards are there watching your son playing baseball this summer. Too bad the trips can’t be worry free, I give you credit to go on as usual. You all look great despite the heat and situations.
    Bless you all! Aunt Carol

  6. Just stopping by to say I was thinking about you! I hope today is a good one for you and your family and that you are able to enjoy the holiday and kick back for the day.

    I love your pictures, especially your “welcome to summer” one. I wish we had more time when we are east to eat there. This year, we only had a week to work with and spent most of the time in New Jersey and Maryland. Maybe next year. Sigh.

    Happy 4th, friend!

  7. Sandy, i have been following your posts and praying for you and your family faithfully! It’s been a long time since we hung out but you and your family always hold a place in my heart…with great memories! I am thrilled for the experiences you are having this summer with Tyler and using his gifts. I continue to pray for each of you as you walk this journey together. I’m not far away and still willing to help any way i can.

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