Wow, I haven't blogged in forever. I was inspired by another new blogger, Jessica Hughes, to update my little blog. You should go check her out at thegroundedgypsy.blogspot.com. I love her post about sisters. Her post is about using the term sister, not always meaning that you were born of the same parents but has a term of endearment. I have even taken up calling people sister even though I have a true-blue, red-blooded, wonderful sister of my own.
Okay, let me catch you up on what has been going on in my small but busy world.
1. Reagan had a great stock show season. She had the overall reserve grand prospect pig at the County Show and then placed 4th at The Star of Texas Rodeo in Austin. Our pig we took to Austin was named Chad - you know after Chad Knaus the crew chief for Jimmy Johnson. (We all know that is all about Chad.) Chad was actually supposed to be our Houston pig but he decided that he wanted to stick around for a bit longer and decided to start limping like 3 days before we were supposed to leave. Therefore, Reagan and I spent many hours rubbing his legs with Ben Gay, doctoring his feet, and whatever else we thought would make him better. Of course Henlee was in the big middle of it too and we did it. Our last pig left the barn about 2 weeks ago. It was bitter sweet. Every ending is the start of new beginning right?
2. Softball Season. Reagan wasn't sure she wanted to play this year because last year was such a disaster. On the last day that we could turn in her form, she told me she wanted to play. Then her coach calls and says "hey will you help me coach and by the way we need a pitcher." We have a girl that pitches for a select team but one is never enough. I asked Reagan to try it and if she didn't like it, there was no pressure to go forward with it. She LOVES it and seems to be pretty good. We spend about 5 days a week at the field pitching and then practicing with her team. She has a great coach that really knows what he is doing. Also, this is a very young team. Almost all of the girls are 5th graders like Reagan except for 2. They are playing against 6th and 7th graders. They are doing great. Say a few prayers for us tonight because I think she is going to pitch in her first game. (Mom is waaaaayyyyy nervous.)
3. Henlee is bound and determined that she is showing a red-cross pig this fall in jackpots. This girls loves her pigs and actually knows what she is doing. We shall see but it looks like we will be hitting some jackpots this year.
4. Henlee's speech is much better but there is still room for improvement. My sister and I both said that we should get her into a German language class before she gets "fixed" because some of the words she says seem to have a German sound to them.
5. Rylee is almost done with her first year at A&M. We are so proud of her. She just recently got a job driving the bus that transports students. She had to pass her CDL first which was a big accomplishment in and of itself. DW jokingly asked if she wanted to come drive a truck for Bottlingers this summer. She politely declined. We are excited to have her back home for the summer. She will be working at the Fort Worth Zoo and taking a few classes. I am sure that she will be ready to be back in College Station and for some Aggie football by the time August gets here. We are also doubly excited that she will have new roommates this year.
6. Bryce is loving him some soccer. He played for Weatherford High School this year as well as select ball. At the high school level he started on the Freshman team but was moved up to JV. He is now if fully blown select ball and is also playing indoor soccer for the first time. One weekend he had 3 games in one day. Lisa is staying very busy being the taxi driver.
7. My brother has come and helped me on the weekends put some color in our house. We still have 2 rooms to go but it is looking much better. My brother is a one-of-a-kind guy. He has the biggest heart.
Well, I think that hits most of the high lights. I hope to be a better blogger but I make no promises.
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