State Tourney

The Sandpuppy B State Tourney was held in Rock Springs.  Unfortunately the Sandpuppies only made it to Day 3, but they hosted an awesome tournament.

July 19, 2017 Game

July 20, 2017 Game

July 21, 2017 Game

Video

Legion Ball 2017
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Legion Ball 2017

This year, I actually got to see a lot of games.  Jamie and I were texting back and forth about the baseball games and she said, “you have to take 40,000,000 pictures of baseball.”  I said “I think I’m about 12 away from that right now”, she said “I think you’re about 12 over”.  That was before the state championships.

Here are some photos of the games I got to attend this year.

May 4

May 11

May 14

June 3

June 4

June 21

Rock Springs Invitational Tournament July 7

Rock Springs Invitational Tournament July 8

Rock Springs Invitational Tournament July 9

 

Boulder 4th of July

We went to Boulder Lake for the 4th of July instead of the Basin.  Parker’s baseball schedule was brutal.  Because we went to Boulder, Nick and Jamie were able to make a couple of day trips up to see us while we camped.

Day 1  July 2-  Packing the travel trailer while waiting for the travelers to arrive – actually they arrived late the night before – then we went up, chose our campsite, set up camp and WD proceeded to get dirty.

Day 2 July 3 – Chris and Jaxson arrived in the wee hours of the morning after driving around trying to figure out where we had set up camp.  Then they set up their camp too.  The next morning we headed from the campsite to the lakeside.  The dog said finally!   Nick, Jamie, Parker, Brooks and Myah came up that day.

Day 3 July 4- Chris and Jaxson broke camp in the morning and headed back to the big city so Jax could spend time with his friends for the 4th.  Nick, Jamie, Parker, Zak, Brooks, Shawneen, Myah and Adlee came up for the day.

Continuing Day 3 – Shawneen and Adlee headed back to town.  We went back to cook dinner at the travel trailer and had a major catastrophe, so we headed into Pinedale earlier than expected and ate at the brewery before heading over to the park to watch Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs

End of Day 3 – Then we went up the hill to watch the fireworks.  We were really close to where they were setting them off, so were able to feel the jolt when the entire fireworks launching platform collapsed, sending random fireworks shooting everywhere.  It sort of looked like a mortar hit or something.  The show ended prematurely when the fireworks launched into town.  I had just been sitting there with my finger on the photo button so captured pictures of it all.

Day 4 – We dumped the leftover generator fuel into the gas tank of my car and headed into town so they NC People could catch a plane the next morning.  We went to Sapporo for dinner.  WD was fascinated.  So was miss Mabel until the noodles came then she only had eyes for the noodles.

Video:  Mabel practicing her walking skilz in camp, the dog towing Myah out to the tubes, Dog Digging Rocks, Zak freezing while bringing the tube back to shore, Digging in the sand, Dancing in the Park and Jamie Parodying a Viral Video when the fire started at the fireworks.

Zak Graduates

On June 17, 2017, Zak graduated high school.  This proud grandma promises she didn’t cry at all (at least not until the processional started).  Parker had one of my cameras, Myah had my cell phone, Brooks had the video camera.  We kept a good record of it.

This is the graduation

This is the party afterwards, where I was lucky enough to get a 5 generation photo.

 

Brooks Award

Brooks’ parents will attend the opening of a door if it involves their children.  Therefore, by some unbelievable stroke of amazing fate, they were both unable to attend Brooks’ back to school night and her awards program.  Guess what!  Grandpa and I got to go to both.  I got video of her looking for me and finding my face in the crowd.  That made the whole thing so wonderful.  Oh, and her getting the “Exceeds Schoolwide Expectations” award was of course a huge bonus.

 

Vernal April 2017

We knew the day was coming, but we were all surprised at how fast the nursing home found a room for Dave’s Mom and Dad.  On April 22, we went down to help clean out the old homestead and see mom and dad in their new “home”.

Easter 2017

For Easter this year, we went to Expedition Island with the local crew.  The kids had fun almost breaking their necks on the swings.  The dog had a blast in the river.  Monika also sent me a video of the NC crew opening their Easter Baskets.

Zak & Cece Prom

April 1, 2017 Zak took Cece to prom.  Jamie bought the dress and the jewelry for Cece.  She looked stunning!

Dan & Allyson

Dan, Allyson, Elly Belly and Charlie came to visit March 29th.   It was so wonderful to see them.

Adlee

Birth Announcement: Adlee Renee Ross

Adlee made an early appearance in the world on February 11th – she decided her mother did not need the baby shower that was planned for her that day.  Dave and I made it to the hospital on February 13th to meet our latest great granddaughter.