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Sunshine & Baseball

Yesterday, I got a sunburn. That's right, a SUNburn. SUN! Glorious sun. I didn't even mind the sting in the shower this morning. Spring came and then it hid, and things have been pretty cold. Last week I wore gloves, hat and scarf to one of Z's games. It's nice to see the sun.

Yesteday, Will, Stacy, Ryan, Christian, Kyle and Caleb came to Zach's game. Z's comment: "Oh no, it's RICHLAND!" But the team did well, only lost by one run each game, so it was a good outing. It was great to see the Moaut clan again. What an amazing family. Kate and Ryan love to give each other a hard time, and Christian and Kenny had a lot of fun hanging out. Little Caleb loves Kaitlyn. He was very sad when she left for a birthday party. We all went out to dinner with Tiffany and her mom. What a great time. My kids are already asking when we can go to LaGrande. They like being around Will. It's like seeing Erik or's just a little bit of Dave.

I hope you can hear the song:
You're still a part of everything I do,
You're on my heart, just like a tattoo,
I'll always have you.

Kaitlyn got braces!
And Kenny got smashed in the braces. His mouth is all torn up, and he's miserable. But he's got a date for the prom next weekend, so he's excited about that! He's running track for WaHi and track for Special Olympics, so he's busy!
Zach has summer season tryouts today. School ball is almost over.

The school year is almost over. It's gone so fast. I feel like I don't have time to think. Let alone get anything done. To prove it, here is a list of things that are broken at my house:
Kate's window. Still.
The downstairs light fixture. Still.
The garbage disposal.
The master bathroom sink.
The bathroom fan.
The microwave.
The dryer.
It's amazing what you can live without.
But I did get my baseboards done! After almost two years. Okay. So it wasn't me who did them. I hired someone. But I'm pretty proud of myself for finding time to make that strenuous phone call. So, about that disposal? Check back in 2010.

A family friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is seeking the best treatment, and she has such a strong, positive attitude and energy. She has a young family. Please pray for her. I was reading through Fred and Cheri Schappert's guestbook on their caringbridge site a few nights ago. Wow. Again I was amazed at Walla Walla (and the Haroldson outpost in Seattle and the Streeter outpost in Bend) and how much people care. I remember drawing so much strength and hope and comfort from all the prayers pouring out, not only for Dave, but for so many who suffer. Dee and I had a discussion about cancer being equal can be assured of exemption from this non-discriminatory destroyer. And I said, maybe it is discriminatory. It certainly seems that it often seeks out the best and brightest we have. I guess there are probably creepy people who get cancer, too, but I always seem to hear about these beautiful people with hearts of gold who have to fight this beast. Anyway, please pray for my friend and her family. I will check and see if it's okay to put her name up, but I do know that God will know who you mean.

And while you're at it, please pray for Cathy (my city mouse)'s niece who is battling breast cancer, too.


  1. The Mouat Crew4/27/2008 1:24 PM

    What a great day! We had so much fun in the sun with all of you. Makes me really miss having some lazy, warm hang-out kind of days with friends - we need to do that more often! You guys are so awesome and so great to be around. Can't wait to see you again soon!

    The Mouats

  2. My heart has been praying for your family friend since I learned and I will continue to pray. I hate to see anyone fight this beast but someone you know, someone you can reach out and touch it just really tugs at your heart. I am glad you had fun in the sun; our family ate outside with friends last night. The sun is the best!

  3. Missed u! Glad all is well.

    --Patti in NJ

  4. Good song. Tattoo
    Wasn't the sun great.

  5. Ah, life's better in Wally World when the sun is shining. And baseball watching simply REQUIRES it. Glad you had time with your Mouats and sad you have another friend battling the big C. No rest for the weary I guess.

    Hope you get to check another item off your home repairs list soon. I think the dryer sounds pretty darn necessary.

    Love ya, -Deb

  6. We still havent had spring yet, its raining and cold. *grumble* :)
    how do ya like the braces kate?
    i had braces for about 2 years and they only broke around 6 times,
    and i SWEAR that it was not the gum i chew all the time.
    I hope you friend gets better really soon michele.
    Miss and luv you guys SOOOOOOOO much!



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