Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tennis News

Brady won the Franklin & Marshall Tournament this weekend!  Boy was he excited!  There were 6 boys in the tournament...Brady being the youngest.  Brady skated through his first two matches  easily to get into the final.  He won the final 6-2, 6-2. 

What a week it has been!  Last Monday Brady played in his first ever doubles tourament with his tennis friend Jonah.  Eric and I keep talking about it because it was the cutest thing ever!  The boys were excited and worked as a team and were 'high fiving' like crazy.  Their energy was awesome and people watching the match couldn't help but cheer them on.  Brady and his partner won.  So fun to watch.  Normally Brady is very serious on the tennis court, so it was really neat for us to see him laughing and having fun during the match.

Brady also played singles in the same tournament.   There were 8 boys in his age group (Brady the youngest of course, as always).  Brady had a tough first round.  He lost the first set and came back to win the next two sets.  In the second round, he won 6-0, 6-0.  On to the finals!  He played a boy that he's played a couple times before and never beaten.  This boy will soon be aging out of the 12 and under group.  Jacob is really good...Brady decided to just go out and give Jacob the best tennis match he could.  Brady lost 6-1, 6-0.  Brady played some of the best tennis he has ever played...and walked off the court as proud as can be.  Later Jacob's mom said that Brady gave Jacob one of his best matches all year.  I don't know if that's true...but it was nice of her to say that!  Sometimes our best moments aren't always the ones we win.  Later, Brady and Jonah went on to beat Jacob and his partner in the doubles final. :)

  Three trophies in one week...he is flying high!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Video and a Question

Have you seen this video yet?  This little boy was on the Today show cute!  Brady and I have watched it over and over.  I sent it to my husband at his company makes equiptment for John Deere!

I cannot figure out how to get my instagram pictures to load on my blog.  I did it before...but haven't been able to do it lately.  I forward the pictures to my email address and then copy the properties...but it will not accept them.  Anyone know what I'm doing wrong or know of another way?  So frustrating since I've been taking lots of pictures with my phone and zero pictures with my regular camera!  Hows a girl to blog if she doesn't have any pictures?  Any help would be much appreciated!!  Thanks!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Little Lemon Cookies


1 box lemon cake
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil

Mix together to form dough.  Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.  We flattened our balls slightly with the bottom of a cup.  Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes.  Let cool.


4 cups powdered sugar
3 TBS. vegetable oil
1/3 cup lemon juice
3 TBS. water
zested lemon

Mix until smooth and drizzle over cookies!

We made them into little bite size cookies.  Although they were soooo good...I will not be making these again for awhile.  For days,  I was popping these delicious cookies in my mouth everytime I walked into the kitchen.  Light, refreshing lemony goodness. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ocean City


We've been back from vacation two weeks today...and I'm just now posting my pictures.  Oh well, better late than never!  Summer is going by so quickly...and although I have really slacked in the blog department, I'm proud of myself for not being on the computer much at all this summer.  I will get back into the swing of things once summer is over....I promise! 

Vacation was wonderful.  You all know about my dream plans to live by the beach someday.  I talked my husband's ear off about it our entire a little on our trip!  It was just the 3 of us this year.  I imagine sometime in the next few years, Brady will want to bring a friend along.  He had Eric and I going non stop from the time he got up until we all went to bed.  We had such a good time...and even though we were exhausted after our week, I felt energized when we returned home.  Somehow vacations can just do that to you.

I didn't take quite as many pictures as I normally do.  I was too  busy boogie boarding (riding the waves), swimming and getting drenched at the waterpark!    I'm usually sitting on the sidelines watching and taking pictures...but not this time.  I'm so glad I particpated in all the fun!

Here are some of our pictures!

Our summer is already half way over. 
I'm looking forward to August because all of Brady's tennis camps will be over...and we can start our plain old normal ordinary summer....and we all know, those days are the best.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Guess Who We Met?!

  Here's a hint....recognize any of these guys?!

I knew you would!

By the way, Lily, Micah, Hyrum and Evie are even cuter in person!

Brady and I met up with Jenny and her four youngest while they were nearby visiting Hershey, PA.

Finally, after 2 1/2 years of blogging, I got to meet a real life blog friend! 

(Sorry about the bad pictures...I only took 2 and I had my camera on the wrong setting)

Thanks Jenny for meeting up with us!
I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your travels and have a safe trip back home!

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