The morning began with a softball game, which would be followed by many more. The game started at 10 am. My sister-in-law, Colette, was playing, my brother, Jim, was coaching. This would be the beginning of many ball games for the day. When we weren't at her games, we were at my brothers' games. The first game started at 10 am, I think we were at the ball field from 10 am to 9:30 or 10 pm without many breaks.
My brothers' (Jim, Bob, and bro-in-law Roland, many of the other teammates are like brothers) team, Hammond Furniture (went on to lose their game that was at 11:15, then win their next game which started at 3 pm, then lose the next game which was right after that. They did well, but they had a hard bunch of guys to play against. The teams they lost to got 4th place, I believe (Allen's Liquor) and 2nd place (Behan Trucking), out of 20 teams. They beat State King and a team that I can't remember, they were a pick-up team.
My sister-in-law's team went on to win the tournament in the women's division. The only game they lost was in the Championship game. They were in the winner's bracket, so they got to play again and the won. Colette hit amazingly, and in my opinion, turned the game around for the team. She hit a triple and a double in the final championship game. I think she must have had the biggest cheering section on the team. I was so happy to be able to be there to see how well she did!
My children, my sisters, my mom and I were also blessed to be able to go to a birthday party for a little one that turned 1 a few days before. It was wonderful to see Meg, her little one and Neila. They might as well be family, because we love them as they were. We didn't get to spend much time as the day was busy, but I was so thankful to be able to see them. My children consider her little one a cousin, since I've always told them that Meg is like my little sister.
The children had a good time playing with their cousins at the ballgames. I wish that we could be together all the time. I am hoping that we are all together again very soon!