Weekend Goodness

What a glorious weekend it was in West Tennessee.  The weather was unseasonably warm and we all had a touch of Spring fever.  I cleaned out closets and did a major Goodwill sweep of the house and garage.  Erik laid four scoops of mulch (with a little help from me) and trimmed all my Crepe Myrtles.  We still have a lot of mulching to do but things are starting to look good around here.  Jack spent every waking minute outside this weekend and Lucy enjoyed her share of Popsicles on the back porch.

Ella practiced softball all weekend long.  She has learned how to throw the ball against the roof to practice her pop flies.  We decided to let her try softball again this year, after a hiatus last year.  She moves up to the next division this year and we were very hesitant to put her back in the softball arena.  Here is West TN, softball is HUGE.  It is very competitive and when you commit to playing you have to give it your all.  She begged and pleaded; and even went as far as to stop art lessons for a few months so that she could play.  I have been so pleased with her commitment to practicing and her desire to become better.  Practice starts this week, so life is really about to get hopping!

The most exciting thing we did this weekend was go to the Zoo.  I think I was the most excited one in the truck.  I couldn't wait to see Jack's face when he finally got to see the Elephants.  It was everything I thought it would be.  He was in awe at every turn.  The girls also had a great time, although I think we wore sweet Lucy out!  She was exhausted when we left.

This whole weekend I was keenly aware of how blessed we are.  We are finally becoming a family again and it feels so nice.  Doing normal things, like working in the yard and blowing bubbles at the sun, has never been more rewarding.  I'm not sure we will ever live without the fear and knowledge that things can change in the blink of an eye for us, but right now things are good.  And good is a really great place to be.

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