Friday, July 24, 2009

"Take me out to the ball game...." This particular song brings back many memories of going to watch the only sport I really understand and somewhat enjoy. I think I mostly enjoy it because there is so much time to visit with people in the crowd. Growing up, we used to attend a few of the Astros games in Houston each year and this great team still holds a special place in our hearts, even though we live in Cardinal land now. :)

Many people from church walked down to the park near our church building to play some baseball last week. This is the first organized game I think we've least, it's the only one I remember! The first Sunday we were here (almost three years ago...I can hardly believe it's been that long!), we played ball, but my sisters and I were asked to play, so after a fair warning of how bad we were, we played...or, rather, tried to. :) It was a fun afternoon and we have fond memories of the game, but I can without shame say that I am really bad at baseball and would much rather enjoy watching others play. Which is what I did last week...well, that and take pictures. Here are just a few of my personal favorites for you to enjoy!

The players take their place on the field.

William watches, wondering when he will be old enough to play too. And no, he's not biting on the fence, it just looks like it. :)

My wonderful little-but-not-so-little-anymore brother is up to bat!

I'm not really sure what was happening in this photo...nice sky, eh?

Running home. You wouldn't believe how many home runs the men from our church can hit! No, we don't trade players...sorry. :)

Brave Miss Grace takes a turn with a bat...she's much better than I am!

Absolute, pure determination.

Our Marine is ready to swing.

I guess the pitcher was trying to hit Jeremy.

Be very aware of who is chasing you with the ball...
The near accident on home contrasted with the excitement of the other players is just funny.

Josiah swings and hits that ball.

Garr is ready for whatever is about to come.

I missed Peter's amazing slide, so I thought I'd make it up to him by getting his amazing hit...problem is, though, you can't see the white ball. I wonder if they make orange baseballs...

The energetic cheerleaders.

Our friend, Ashton, appears to enjoy playing ball when he's most like a bear.
Wow...that was cheezy... :)

I leave you with another slide, this time, no trampling...
Blue skies, green grass, players sliding and a cool, collected catcher in a Marine shirt...all we were missing was the apple pies and sweet tea!! Oh well, next time, I suppose. :)


  1. 'Twas a lovely day and I enjoyed every moment of it. Amazing pictures, Tiff!! :)

    Haha. The joke about Ashton took me a minute, but I got it! :D lol.

    Love you, Jess

  2. Oh.... *smiles*
    Isn't baseball fun?!
    Fabulous pictures indeed!!
    Hope you are having a sweet day, Tiffany!

    Many Blessings~ Jen

  3. CVP has a few ball players, maybe we should establish a league!

    Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
    1 Corinthians 9:25 NIV

  4. ROFLOL on your comment about Ashton, Tiff!

  5. Jessica,

    It was a fun afternoon, and I hope we do it again soon! Glad you finally got the joke! :D Love you!!!!!


    Baseball is really the only sport I enjoy. :) It was fun to watch our church play together. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.

    Mr. H.,

    Yeah, then we can have "real" games during Presbytery! :) What a perfect verse! Miss y'all!


    lol, glad you got it!

  6. Tiffany,

    What a fun afternoon. I really enjoy times like those, but I'm with you, I would rather watch.

    Mr.H would also rather take pictures, he rarely plays these kind of games.

    So who won? And where are those elders?

    Love & Blessings, Mrs.H

  7. Mrs. H.,

    It really is so much more fun to watch and cheer. :)

    Who won? Ummmm...whichever team Caleb, Ashton, Garrison and whoever else was on their team. :) We should make some jerseys (or wait, that's basketball, isn't it?) or something and come up with team names. :) Mr. Evans played, but he was the only elder...the deacons played!

    Love you!


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