Friday, September 30, 2011

Mt. Sac Softball Clinic: October 15th: 9-1pm

Don't Miss Out!!!!

Pass along the information to any softball
players who might be interested!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

LA County Fair 2011

Last week we took our annual trip to the
LA County Fair. The boys are getting so
much easier now that they are older. I
don't have to worry as much about them
getting lost! I can remember two years
ago when they would take off in different
directions and Tommy and I would have to
split up and start searching if they got
out of our view. They also are able to
appreciate all the different things that
that Fair offers and teaches. They even
smile for my pictures (even when they don't
feel like it :)

Here are some pictures from our Field Trip!

Jennie Finch Softball Camp: Medford, Oregon

Another weekend and another JFSC!

This time it was held in Medford, Oregon.
The weather was beautiful and the girls
worked hard and learned a lot more about
softball. These camps never get old
because we are hanging out with friends,
teaching the sport we love and inspiring
young girls to follow their dreams!

Andrea Duran in the Jennie Finch "Store"

Jennie talking before her pitching demo

Lots of drills. . .

to work on our skills!

The sky was beautiful!

Saturday night we had a dinner where we
talked more in depth about our experiences

My awesome college helpers from
University of Southern Oregon

Our hitting demonstrations

I love working with these girls! We make new
memories every camp!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Baby Brooklyn

As I was traveling to 3 different states
last week, my baby niece, Brooklyn, was
born! Luckily, I came home for one day
in between trips and was able to see see
her when she was still less than 24 hours
old! She was born Wednesday afternoon
as I was traveling home from Pennsylvania!

Here are some pictures of her:

6 lbs 6 oz

Me and my little sis

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I've seen this a couple times through
e-mail, but it's still powerful every
time. Pretty strong words and yet this
is the direction our country is headed.
I will stand for righteousness and truth,
I will stand for Jesus, and will not just
follow what our society is trying to tell
us is how we should do things. We have it

Here is what I received about praying
at a school sporting event:

"Due to a recent ruling by the
Supreme Court, I am told that saying
a Prayer is a violation of Federal
Case Law. As I understand the law at
this time, I can use this public
facility to approve of sexual perversion
and call it "an alternate life style,"
and if someone is offended, that's OK.
I can use it to condone sexual
promiscuity, by dispensing condoms and
calling it, "safe sex." If someone is
offended, that's OK. I can even use this
public facility to present the merits
of killing an unborn baby as a "viable!
Means of birth control." If someone is
offended, no problem... I can designate
a school day as "Earth Day" and involve
students in activities to worship
religiously and praise the goddess
"Mother Earth" and call it "ecology.."
I can use literature, videos and
presentations in the classroom that
depicts people with strong, traditional
Christian convictions as "simple minded"
and "ignorant" and call it

However, if anyone uses this facility to
honor GOD and to ask HIM to Bless this
event with safety and good sportsmanship,
then Federal Case Law is violated.

People have forgotten: We are given the
Freedom OF Religion, not the Freedom
FROM Religion Praise GOD that HIS remnant
remains! JESUS said, "If you are ashamed
of ME before men, then I will be ashamed
of you before MY FATHER.."

**I thought this was a powerful message.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Heading to VA on my Birthday

I am flying out in the morning and it's
my birthday. I'm sad to be leaving my
family but thankful for the opportunities
I have to impact the lives of others.

I wanted to post a few pictures while I'm
gone. I'm going to miss these faces:

Happy for Gene

Tonight a group of us went to our spot
at the park in Pomona to bring a warm,
homecooked meal to some who live on
the streets in that area. We have had
some new faces recently, and have been
able to get to know others who have been
coming for a long time now.

Well, two weeks ago, I was talking with
Gene, who we saw every time we went for
the past 2 1/2 years. He kept telling us
that he wanted to get back to Montana where
his sons lived. I took this picture of him
in June.

When we went to the park tonight, the others
told us that Gene finally got his wish and
had a one-way bus ticket to Montana. He is
home now! I have no idea what he had to go
through being on the streets and what happened
to make him be out there, but I am so happy
for him right now. I have to say, I'm a little
sad I won't see his smile and bright blue eyes
each time we show up. He would walk over to
my car and help with the food. I prayed for
him each time I left. This is the stuff that
makes me happy. I most likely will never see
him again, but am thankful for the time that
I was able to join others in bringing him food,
toiletries, and also was able pray for him.
He heard the Word of God shared and I pray
that I see him in heaven one day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My Family










My Family!

On the Road Again

It's about that time to start traveling
again. This time I will be traveling on
my Birthday, Friday, Sept 9th. I will
be going to 3 states in the next week.

First, I will head to Virginia (Dublin)
where we will be doing a Jennie Finch
Softball Camp on Saturday and Sunday.
Last year we had 400 girls in Virginia
and we stayed in a cabin where we will
be staying again. This time Jennie will
have baby Diesel with her.

Then on Sunday night I will fly to
Pennsylvania to speak Monday through
Wednesday for Sportsworld. I had a
great time in August at the annual
conference. We took this picture:

These are the Pro Speakers for Sports
World. Click HERE to learn more about
this great group!

Wednesday is a big day because my
sister has a scheduled C-section with
my baby niece! I will go and see her
and this baby girl on Thursday when
I'm home. I can't wait!

Then on Friday I will fly to Arkansas
to speak at Greenwood First Baptist
Church for a Girl's Event on Friday
night. This is my passion! I'm
excited to see God show up!

It's going to be a busy week- I know
I will have amazing experiences and
meet new people. I'm praying for
flights to be on time so I can make
all my appearances. I also can't
believe this Sunday is the 10th
Anniversary of Sept. 11th. I am
so thankful for those who have given
their lives for our freedom and for
those who are serving now. We need
to always remember what happened 10
years ago- and to continue to be
grateful for all we have in this
great country. Above all, God is
in control! I want to be in the
middle of His will and pray that
you will experience that as well.

Back to (HOME) School

It's our 3rd week back and things are moving
along. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jake and
Drew are taking classes through our Charter
School. They are taking classes like Spanish,
PE, Computer, Art, Book Club, Lego League,
and more. At home we are working on the
main subjects: Bible, Language, Math,
History and Science.

We have our little work table where Jake
and Drew do most of their work.

Luke likes to watch his brothers do their

Sometimes Jake brings out his gecko, Spots,
to hang out.

Drew is my little baseball player, and Jake is
my book worm. He LOVES reading. This is what
he had read in a month in a half, and he just
read the final book in 2 1/2 days (he finished
this morning). I'm very impressed!