Guitar Lessons

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Mac started guitar lessons a couple of weeks ago. He’s doing a great job. I decided to video his first couple weeks of practice so we can see how much he grows over the summer.  So here is just a snippet of one of his practice sessions.

He usually practices with Shannon and they go through the exercises together, but this particular evening, Shannon had to work late, so Mac decided to try the next page in his music book without him.

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Stop Being So Beautiful

I always tell my boys, “Stop being so beautiful.” I’m not sure why…It could be because my heart physically aches with love for them sometimes.  And part of that is because, yes, in fact, they are beautiful.  So sometimes, when I can’t take the love I feel for them anymore, I say that. So, I guess I really do know why I say that.  That’s why.  Anyway, the other day, I said it to Mac.

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Baseball Update

Here are some updated videos of my boys playing baseball.  Sigh. Isn’t it great?  :)

Mac had a rough game where he struck out all three times up…

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…but the next game was right back at the hitting.

And Patrick.  While still lacking complete focus, he isn’t doing too badly! :)

And just for fun…him in the field…(we’re seriously afraid he’s going to get hit with a ball one of these days! He’s the one in left field…behind the other player that can’t focus.)

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Opening Day 2015!

Picture night

Picture night

Parade crowd

Parade crowd

Parade crowd

Parade crowd

Parade starts!!!!

Parade starts!!!!

Patrick's team

Patrick’s team

Mac's team

Mac’s team

Patrick caught the whole first game.

Patrick caught the whole first game.

And hit!

And hit!

And ran the bases!

And ran the bases!

Post game team huddle.  It was a win!

Post game team huddle. It was a win!

Post game celebration with the star!

Post game celebration with the star!

Then Mac's game.  Another win!

Then Mac’s game. Another win!

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A Beautiful Day

Despite the wind, we’ve had numerous beautiful days of sunshine.  Here was such a day.

Patrick playing on the pile of tree limbs.  He found a bubble wand he and Mac had buried earlier.

Patrick playing on the pile of tree limbs. He found a bubble wand he and Mac had buried earlier.

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Shelby and I were the spectators.  He started out sitting with me while watching, but preferred the safety of his fenced yard once the shooting started.

Shelby and I were the spectators. He started out sitting with me while watching, but preferred the safety of his fenced yard once the shooting started.

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Picking up shells afterwards.

Picking up shells afterwards.

Later that week, Shannon took Mac to the sportsman’s club and he got his first experience at a range.  He hit two bullseyes!

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