Friday, July 25, 2008


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These photos were from a few weeks ago during the All*Star Baseball Tournaments.
I only took 837 pictures.
I chose just 4 to share with you.
Can you say snap happy?
I was even approached by someone asking if I was with the Press.
Chase's team had a great season.
We won our District Championship.
We played three games at the State playoffs.
We lost two.
The last photo of Chase really says it all.
The sadness and disappointment.
I wish I had a picture of my face.
It was not nearly as sad.
I had been running to games, practices and scrimmages since April.
I was just ready to get started on the lazy days of summer.
Up to that point...
I hadn't been feeling the lazy.
I guess Chase hadn't either.
The first thing he asked for?
A slushie and a dive in the pool.

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


Anonymous said...

Great pics! It's tough to see your child dissappointed, esp. when your happy about it! :)

Susan said...

Congrats to Chase on a great season. You're right, the picture says it all.
Enjoy the lazy days if you get them!
And I too wish you were closer to my vacation spot so we could do lunch!

MamaGeek said...

Woot for THAT season! And another WOOT for the fun shots - that totally just screams summer.

The Reed's said...

Look at your and your picture-taken skills. Love the pictures, they are so crisp!!

Krystyn said...

What great shots!!!! Isn't that camera amazing (and so is the photographer)!

What a great season, but I can tell you ALL are thankful for it coming to an end!

duchess said...

It's kind of bittersweet to end the season, I know.

It looks like you & your new family member are getting along swell. Great pictures.

C and C Mommy said...

I know that being a baseball mom is hard...I was just commenting to my friend that I would support Cheney is whatever activity he chose to do...BUT I would be so happy if he didn't choose baseball--just because the season is so LONG!! Is that bad?

Summer goes by just way too fast!!

amanda said...

such great photos friend :)

and high five to chase, although i am sad that the season didn't end as he had planned.

there's always next summer!!

ps - the brother coaches for a farm "like" team. not sure the league. i am just the sister :)

Erin said...

I don't know how catchers can squat down like that for so long... am I getting old or what??

He should feel proud- what a great accomplishment!

You and I are photo-junkies! I love digital and will take multiple shots when only one was necessary just to make sure I get the perfect shot! It's GREAT!!

Chris Osborne said...

Actually, 837 sounds a little low for a tournament. I'm used to getting around 200-250 a game.

Kellan said...

Great pictures! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer - I know we need some lazy days around here!

Have a good weekend - Kellan

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Congrats to Chase and his team on the great season. Heaving a sigh of relief for you all and wishing you a slower August! here's to pools and slushies! :)

Good N Crazy said...

I second Carrie.

Here's to pools and slushies.

Kathryn said...

Those are so great for PSF! It really does tell a story. :)

Hurray for the pool!

Mel said...

So I know you don't know me but yes, I stalk your blog.
And let me just say...

You. are. hilarious. ;)

Thanks for all the good stories and entertainment. I left you something on my blog and since you're not quite so busy now you should check it out!

Grammy Staffy said...

I think you picked 4 great pictures to share with us. I wish that Chase lived closer and could teach our EJ baseball tips.

We just got back to Lynell's in Utah from camping in Wyoming and the first thing I did was run to her computer. Just had to say hi to you. We had so much fun on our trip I think even you and Chase would have enjoyed it.... well, maybe not but we would have enjoyed having you.

Amber said...

You DIDN'T take that many pictures!

Errr...did you??!!

OHmommy said...

Great pictures!!!

Did he get that slushie and dip in the pool? I can see the look on his face in the last pic.

just jamie said...

Ahhh, poor Chase. (I say that a lot in our house). ;)

Great photos, but so sad for hard work and two losses.

Anonymous said...

Gotta admit I'm a fan of the new camera as well...
and was already a fan of the subject material!

Go Chase!


Elizabeth said...

837 photos! The ones you posted are can feel the sun's warmth even. :-)

A woman after my own heart! WAY TO GO WENDI!

McMommy said...

Ohhh!! I just drool every time I see pictures taken with your new camera!!

Ashley said...

I know YOU are relieved!!!! Congrats to Chase, though on a great season!!! Have fun at the pool!~

Cecily R said...

I think maybe you are my kindred spirit. I've walked outside to catch one picture of my kids doing something and a half an hour and 200 shots later I wonder what happened.

LOVE that you took so many pics. The ones you chose are perfect.

Congrats to Chase on the great season. Congrats to you on the beginning of the lazy.


Elaine A. said...

These are great, especially the third and last one. He may have been disappointed at that point but WOW what a great job they did getting that far! Congrats and have fun the rest of the Summer! : )

Stephanie said...

Sorry, I'm still stuck on the 837 pictures!?! Wow! You are one good momma as far as documenting goes! The 4 you chose to share with us were amazing!!