Whenever a group of Rockstars get together, hijinks are inevitable. What happened in the photos above, I gleefully started in a moment of boredom by flicking water off a rock fountain onto my teammate and good friend, Kandi, who was innocently sitting nearby. Ever the competitor and generous instructor, Ms. Kat demonstrated that a flat palm was way more effective at splashing than a single finger flick. (Poor Kandi!) Kandi then demonstrated to Ms. Kat (now a mother of 3 boys) what she (a veteran mother of 3 young men) had learned during her years raising a gaggle of rambunctious boys (who all wrestle!!). As you can see in the last image…they both won! And I totally take credit for the awesome, laughing bear hug that resulted! I did good!
It’s that time of year when leaves fall to ground and blanket it in golden-red splendor. And on a crisp autumn morning they can even make a parking lot worthy of notice.
I’m pretty sure Sarge is part bear because when the leaves start to drop and the weather gets cool, he naps more and more everyday. And his favorite spot is on your lap.
Peaceful, romantic hike OR eerily quiet, scary hike? Depends on where it leads I suppose.
One of the most entertaining tournaments of the year is the Ms. October Women’s Invitation Softball Tournament, which is held every October in Auburn, California to raise money for the Underprivileged Youth Fund. When the air is crisp and the sun is setting earlier and earlier, twelve rambunctious teams gather to face off to see who can hit the most home runs. Some teams are stacked with near professional ballers and others are merely stacked with professionals who work for a living and play ball for fun. And yet everyone has a good time watching the ladies go yard…as long as it’s not when you’re standing in the field…that still sucks! My amazing Rockstars got knocked out prematurely this time around, but immediately threw their support behind our local sister teams to encourage them to go the distance against the Goliaths’ in the tourney. Our hootin’ and hollerin’ must have done some good, Safe @ Second clawed their way back from a 1st round loss to 4th place. Not too shabby! Don’t worry ladies…next year will be here soon and the next Ms. October is already less than 12 months away.
There is nothing quite like the shock of red leaves in fall. Even as they are preparing to wither and fall to the ground, they manage to make me smile at their in your face brightness.