Thursday, April 23, 2009

Where in the world is Staci???

Where in the world is Staci ??? Hint I'm the one in red smack dab in the middle of all those baseball boys. A fine place to be I might add. What am I doing there you ask? Well I was asked to throw the first pitch out!!! I wasn't nervous at all until everyone kept asking me about warming up and how was I going to throw it ? I had not thought about this at all. Just planning on getting up there and winging it !!! Turns out I didn't need any practice or warming up. I threw a strike right down the middle. Here's the catcher giving me the ball.
This is our local university and the head baseball coach is a good friend of ours. He also supports the foundation. See here is Maggie my niece and Jacob my nephew in law. She is wearing the shirt that was passed out to the first 200 kids to walk in the gates. They also passed out believe baseballs.

And here is Ms. Maddi showing her support for the ULM Warhawks!!!!!

This is what the tailgating section looks like. I must add there is also a student section. Coach Schexnaider has done a fantasic job of bringing the folks in. Hey can you spot me in this picture?

Ace the warhawk came over to visit. Let's see who appreciated him the most. Ellie seems a little uneasy. But, willing to give him five!

Christian, not so sure!!

Maddi--- NO!!!!!!!

Don't be too disappointed Mr. Ace, somebody loves you. Wait that's Mo. What would Todd say?
The girls love coming here and it has become a family event. Veronicia and her brother Zach come and are willing to pitch in to help keep the kids entertained.

I love this boy. He is a senior this year and is such a family boy. Heck I have known him his whole life, I consider him my own. He helps out with anything and is one oof the foundations biggest volunteers.

Pawpaw Raborn took his turn with the kids!

So did Uncle Chris and Christians' dad Gene!

Mel, well she just pops in long enough to get her picture taken. (just kidding)

Last but not least I leave you with JinJin and 2 of her girls.


Sandy said...

Love your post. It was well worth the wait.Maddi is so beautiful. I am going to get really involved in the foundation volunteering this year. I love you guys. my lil girl who is 10 and in one of Veronica classes is just dying to meet you all too

tricia said...

Welcome back Staci! Loved reading the update and loved browsing thru the pictures!

Lil said...

I'm glad you're back too. Love all the pics. I know you are a VERY busy mom and I appreciate that you take the time to share with us.


Kristin said...

It's about time! I check in at least once a day to see if you've updated. Glad to see you are back. Looks like you all had a great time at the ball field.

Mindy said...

How fun! Your foundation is AMAZING!!!

Great pics and I'm impressed with your strike!!!

Glad you like the Believe shirt for Maddi!

stephleighjenkins said...

Yay! So glad you're back.

Beth E. said...'re back! I've missed you so much. It was fun finding you in the pics. I love the way your friends and family are so close, doing everything together. Wanna adopt me? LOL

I'm truly impressed with your pitching skills. I wouldn't have even been able to pitch that far, and probably would've knocked the catcher upside the head or something. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. :o)

Have a great weekend, and don't be a stranger...keep on posting!


dena said...

Welcome back to bloggy world.....we missed you:) I think I might petition for you to adopt me......your family is an absolute hoot.....what a blast:) Maddi is such a cutie pie. I bet she has fun with Ellie Sue and Miss Gabbi Lou......another couple of cuties. Awesome post...loved it. Take care.....Bless you all......Dena

Lindsay said...

fantastically fun update!!

Carrie said...

Great job pitching and equally great pictures of the kiddos. I especially like the last one of Gabbi sticking her tongue out with Jin. Too cute :)
Hope all is going well.

Debbie Jean said...

I was very happy to see an update, Staci!! Maddiboo is ADORABLE!!!

I too want y'all to adopt me. I could be another Grandma for all the youngun's. I have 14 grandchildren.. LOL.. They call me Nanny. Your family is so full of love. It's so wonderful to see.

Loved all the pics! Thanks for sharing!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Dawn said...

Gabbi Lou and her tongue crack me up. Glad you are back to updating again. My goal is to update's been since January.

We are looking forward to seeing you guys in June.

kate523 said...

It's about time! Sure looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I never realized how much Maddi looks like Jin-Jin.