May 28, 2022

Let's Play Ball!!

Curly is playing baseball this weekend in a huge Memorial Day tournament in Utah County. Their first day wasn't so great. 

We got up super early and piled in the car. Baby Doll thought it was a great day to skip school, so she came along as well. Scout had a bunch of tests to take and it was way too early for Grandpa. The game started at 9:00 AM, but Curly had to be there at 8:00 and it was a 45-minute drive. 

Sadly, the boys were feeling the early time as well. The first game didn't go so well. We lost 4-13. Most of those points were score in the last couple of at-bats for the other team and our Blue Sox were pretty bummed by the time it was over. 

They didn't have much time to worry, though, because we only had a few minutes to grab a quick lunch before Curly had to be back for the 2nd game of the day. Honestly, sometimes these tournaments feel like the were designed to humble our boys rather than be an opportunity for them to have fun. 

The next team we played was supposed to be 5th in the state and by the time the dust settled, they beat us 9-0. It wasn't until the top of the 3rd inning that they even scored, but this was their first game and it was the second game of the day for our boys. 

You would think that Curly would be discouraged and maybe not even want to get up for the two games he has tomorrow. Both of tomorrow's opponents are arguably even better than the ones they played today.

But that is not even close to the truth. He just loves the game! He keeps up the morale and cheers on his friends. He pounds hundreds of balls into his bow-net every day because the next game will be the one when that ball finally makes it over the centerfield fence. He loves putting on his uniform and and slinging his (extremely heavy!) baseball bag up onto his shoulder. He believes that the team will be bigger and better each and every single day. 

And in spite of the losses, that, my friends, still makes it fun.


May 27, 2022

Smile Brilliant - Time to Get Your Head Right

You all know I have been working with Smile Brilliant and their marketing team to tell you about some of their new products. Well, apparently, my sweetie didn't know, and it just so happened that he was brushing his teeth a couple of weeks ago and I was straightening up the bedroom when we had the following conversation.

"I think I need a new head for this electric toothbrush," he mumbled with the head still churning up foam in his mouth. 

"What?"

He pulled the toothbrush out of his mouth. "I think it's time for me to replace the head on this electric toothbrush." He turned the brush back on and flipped little water droplets all over the mirror. "This is actually the best electric toothbrush I have ever had." He paused for a moment, thinking. "And that's really saying something!"

He's right, there have been many of various brands.

"I think you did a review on it," he says, flipping it over. "It's a cariPRO..."

But he was wrong. HE did a review on it! 

That was back in 2019 and that toothbrush looks almost as good as new. I promise it still does a great job, because if it didn't, my sweetie would have been asking for a new electric toothbrush, not a new head. 


You definitely want to head over to Smile Brilliant and check this one out. We are also getting close to the drawing day for our 30-day supply of their new Adult Probiotic. You can comment on Princess's post or this one and we will get your name in. 

Good luck! Drawing will be held on Memorial Day. 

**My sweetie received 4 free heads for his toothbrush for letting me share his somewhat embarrassing moment. Just a reminder that his CariPRO has been under twice a day use for about three years and it is still amazing!

May 23, 2022

Receiving Bronze

Tonight was a special night for 4 of my awesome Girl Scouts. We were all invited to a Barn Dance to support the girls in our service unit who earned their Bronze Award.


Baby Doll was one of 6 girls from just our troop although only four of ours could make it. 


We had a nice barbecue dinner first.


Then after awards, we pushed back the tables so the girls and their families could learn to square dance. 



It was pretty much the perfect celebration.

Yee haw!!