Saturday, March 23, 2013

March Mayhem! (and a bit of madness)

March has been a flurry of activity and trips to warmer climates. I started out the month with an impromptu trip to Vegas with some girlfriends. We did some shopping, some much needed pool time, and typical Vegas things like going to a show and watching the freaks on the strip. It was a ton of fun!

Yes we are professionals...

All dressed up for a night on the town!

 Me and one of my besties Megan

 Another bestie Tehra

Had to search for the sun but we finally found a good pool! Heaven...

Two weekends later it was back in the car we go for March Madness baseball tournament in St George. This time was a bit trickier because Wade was coaching Jake & Zacs teams! He is amazing, and the absolute best Dad I know. Zacs team was very new, only having practiced a few times in doors but managed to win a game. Zac loved having his dad involved & was a beast on the mound and behind the plate nearly the whole tournament. When your the MVP on the team you have a lot of responsibility!

Jake's team has been together for so long now that it was truly like watching a well oiled machine on that field. They were scary good, anticipating each others moves and playing flawless baseball. Jake was asked to pitch in the championship game and he did 5 incredible innings with a mad curve ball sitting even their best hitters down. I was a nervous wreck and so proud. They won all 7 games. Scored 74 runs against their opponents. Only allowed 7 runs in. They are the champions out of 48 12U teams. It has been a great beginning of this season with only great things to come for the Rebels.

The boys had a wonderful crowd cheering them on that weekend. Luke was there with his best friend Lewis. Grandma Lynn & Grandpa Bryce were there. Jodi & Rory and the kids came down for final day of play. And Keely and her family were troopers and watched 3 games on championship day. My only regret from this trip is not getting a big group photo of all the wonderful people that were there to support my boys. It was truly amazing the amount of love and fun we had.

On the last day of our trip Wade, Luke & Lewis went golfing for the day so the boys and I met Jodi and Rory and the kids for a bit of hiking and some lunch. It was so fun watching the kids scamper around the red rocks together, climb the narrows, and watching baby Kole drag Lexi around on the leash saying "let's go... come on".

Jake & Zac Waaaay up there!

Cute cousins

Group photo!

March was also the month that Zac met the baseball... in the nose. Here was the result.

4 hours post injury

18 hours post injury

4 days post injury

Poor little guy couldn't breathe out of his nose, had to wear an ice bag for a few days, missed a day of school, and had some serious headaches. A testament of his sweetness is that he was showered by gifts and well wishes by his friends, neighbors, and teammates. His teacher also let him wear sunglasses to school for 2 days to lessen the blow of how strange he felt. A few days in he decided it was funny to chase people around like a zombie since that's what he looked like anyways. Play with your strengths!

We woke up this morning, March 23rd, to 5 inches of new snow. Blech. That's why I'm sitting here pretending it's still a beautiful spring day outside. Let's hope April brings us some warmer temps!