My name is Shannon and I am married and the mother of 2 boys. This is my journey and musings as a self proclaimed County Girl, living in town, or rather in the village. I try to live simple, with my motto as Back to Basics. Enjoy life and the little important things that make it worthwhile. Welcome to my world : )
Monday, July 30, 2012
Baseball Comes to an End
We just completed our last baseball tournament of the 2012
season. It was so much fun, good baseball was played, the weather was beautiful and we even made time to see some scenic sights. This tournament stands out to me as one that my son
will remember, laugh, and reminisce about with his friends as he gets older.
The team had 3 hotel rooms and the boys got to stay in them with just their
roommates and no mom or dad. The stayed up late and giggled, swam a lot and ate
snacks into the late night. Even the younger siblings of the players got to
have fun. They swam a lot, giggled and ate entirely too much.
It was a good season, one where I could really notice the
difference in how much the players had improved and grown. At the end, they
played together like a team who had been doing this for years. The boys are all
good boys, they have become great friends and it warms my heart to know my son
has made lifelong friendships. He has leaned to be a good sport, a team player,
a good winner as well as a graceful loser. These are all life lessons that will
carry him through to adulthood.
Stopping to see the view
I can’t help but wonder where this summer has gone. It’s the
end of July, baseball is over. Football starts in roughly 2 weeks. The boys of
fall, will don their pads and helmets, they will practice and practice before
the games begin in September. School is just around the corner and already I am
stock piling school supplies to last the year.
The View from Deadman's Hill
School shopping is a lot like canning and food preserving, always
something to be put away. You can never have enough crayons, glue sticks,
pencils, or paper. My jams are made for
the standard peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that my boys still love. All
though, I would like to try my hand at making grape jelly. I have not tried
that one and the boys do like it. I have always been a strawberry jam girl
The days may sometimes seem long but the years, they are
going by so fast. It is important to remember to slow down and enjoy them, to
live in the moment for just a bit. The end of summer is when my back to basics
mantra, live simple, really hits me. The time has flown by and summer is half
over. I have to make time to enjoy the simple things in life.Carve out that extra bit of time to watch my
children grow. Watch them make friends and enjoying the simple moments in life
while life is still simple for them. It
is said that time flies when you are having fun.