Utah Firecracker Baseball Tournament 2010

    This was our very first Baseball tournament with Chase’s team – Spanish Fork Angels. (I inserted the site Russ did for them – the kids LOVE it.  He does an amazing job)

    They played awesome! We won our first two games on Thursday in Orem. Then went to Park City to finish up on Friday and Saturday. Saturday we were a little slow and lost the first game and the second game by 1.  At this point, we still had a chance playing in the finals if all the stars would align just right – they didn’t.

    I do have one thing to say about Russ – he is an amazing coach. Even though he was just filling in with these kids during this tournament, he has such a positive affect on all the kids. I was trying to figure it out the other day and he give 15 – 20 hours a week to 3 teams and none of the kids hate him. LOL  He really looks forward to it and I think it helps him as much as he helps these kids.

    Anyways, we ended up staying and making a weekend out it. My kids have never to Park city in the summer to see what is there. The kids wanted to do the Alpine Slide and I stayed back with Kenz and she rode the rides at the bottom.  Colten and I made a trip up Main Street. He was not to impressed with all the Art Gallery’s and “girly” stores. LOL He isn’t much of a shopper.

    Kenz said it was her favorite ball game ever! Then I found out that she really just likes to stay in the hotel and swim. It wasn’t the games she liked. Poor thing – she already tells me that she wants to be the pitcher on her team.


    “Waking up Singing”

    Every time Makenzie hears this song she begins to instantly sing along.

    Even from a dead sleep, she wakes up singing.




    This was in the truck on our way home from camping on July 5, 2010.

    We spent the weekend up at the Brown’s property, then took the trailer over to the cabin for the rest of the summer.

    We had a really crazy 4th this year.  Started with a Baseball tournament with Chase in Orem and Park City.  Then moved onto Beaver Creek with the Brown’s.  We spent most of the day playing horse shoes and watching the little girls fish the creek. Who would of thought these two would come up with a stick in the water equals a fishing poll? I always thought that was something little boys do. LOL

    It is always fun to get away with the best friends in the world and just hang in the mountains. Even in the rain and cold – we just learned to ignore Paul and Russ who kept telling us it was a perfect day for rain and bears.