June 1, 2012

Let's play ball!

It's beginning to feel like summer. The thermometer is consistently showing higher temperatures and many days are spent working on outdoor projects, which I can prove by my lovely, tomato-red sunburn. As summer rolls around, so does the summer schedule. I'm not sure about you, but our summers are generally not the slow and "relaxing" time that some people make it out to be. Working in the garden, weekly babysitting, working with my horse, getting ready for county fair, random activities that seem to come up unexpectedly, and....playing softball.

Five of my siblings recently joined a homeschool softball league with about thirty other kids from our area. Not only has it been a wonderful learning experience for the kids playing, it's also a fun social event for the families! It's neat to see how, even though the game can get a bit competitive, everyone is there to encourage each other and have fun. I wasn't sure that I could commit to being there every week, so I just show up when I can and take pictures...that's more up my alley anyways.

What are some of your favorite summer activities?


  1. These are good photographs, thankyou! It is encouraging to have a little social, and how much more fun if you can enjoy watching kids play ball! Baseball is one of are FAVORITE sport! (all of us children!)
    Thanks again and God Bless!
    ~The Keller Girls~

  2. Looks like a lot of fun! I love playing soccer and baseball!

    Bella (aka Taylor, too)

  3. Oh I love this post, and the photos are so sweet! I especially love the 3rd one, it's adorable :) And I agree, summer isn't always relaxing! But as long as it's enjoyable, then that's all that matters :)

  4. Great pictures!! Oh how I wished I understood softball, I'm really into sports, but this one I just don't get it! haha My favorite summer activity is definitely swimming, I become a fish during summer :)

  5. How nice! I really enjoy your photography!

    I love jogging with my family and summer gives us the opportunity to jog longer distances!


  6. Love your pictures! I miss the days when my brother played baseball, I always thought it was fun to sit in the stands and cheer on him and his team.

    My favorite summer activities are swimming, jogging, church camp, and having free time because I'm always so busy during the school year.


  7. those were so good! You're a great photographer! :)