Tuesday, July 31, 2001

New Pioneerzz Manager

The Pioneerzz have a new manager, same as an old manager. They have brought back Mike Littlewood, last years' Manager of the Year of the championship team. The team won his first game back by exploding for 13 runs.

Monday, July 30, 2001

What a day

I found out that the meeting that I was "Invited" to go to tomorrow is a REQUIRED meeting. As it was given only 2 days notice, I figured that I would not go. So much for those plans. The state was going fly me up there, but then they found out how much it cost to fly, so they told me to get a state car. I told them that no state car was available, so they gave me a good option, teleconference. So instead of worrying about travel and missing ballgames, I get to sit in my office and ignore everyone! I plan on getting a lot done.

Sunday, July 29, 2001

All by ourselves again

Mom went home after spending the weekend with us. A good time was had by all. We went to church as a family today and Shaylie made it all the way through the 3 hours!

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Went out to Dinner

Grandma J took us out to dinner at the Chinese Buffet. We then went to the Pioneerzz game afterwards, with her kicking and screaming. We all had a good time, as the Pioneerzz hit five home runs and won the game!

Friday, July 27, 2001

Change in strike zones

Wow! In the last game against Sonoma, the umpire would only call a strike if the batter swung and missed. Then last night in the game against Chico, the umpire would call a strike if the catcher caught the ball. We also had 4 umpires for the first time this season, no surprise that it came against the team that has the league office in their town.

Thursday, July 26, 2001

My mom's coming

My mom is coming down to visit for the weekend. Little does she know that there are home Pioneerzz games all weekend, so she is going to get to experience baseball in St. George. She will be going kicking and screaming, but since Taylor will be the one dragging her, I'm sure she will at least pretend to enjoy it:-)

Rained Out?

Last night's Pioneerzz game was cancelled due to the field being too wet from a rainstorm. The rainstorm occurred at about noon and lasted about 15-20 minutes. The rest of the day it was over 90 degrees, so I could not understand why. Later, I heard that the sprinklers were left on over night. Sounds like someone was watching Bull Durham.

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

New building taking shape

The new building that the St. George Dept. of WorkForce Services is moving into has the first floor framed. The take occupancy day is supposed to be December 1st, so I hope they are on track. It will be nice to get out of our current building.

Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Pioneer(zz) Day

I had the day off from work, although I ended up going in for a while anyway to try and install ZENworks (try being the key word). Pretty much had a lazy day, and then went to the ballgame as a family. Pioneerzz got crushed (pun intended) by Sonoma, but there was fireworks after the game, so it was not a total waste. The loss ended a 4-game winning streak, of which, 3 of those games were on the road.

Monday, July 23, 2001

Everyone's Moving!!!

We are going to have a big change on our block. The Henry's are moving to Provo, so Taylor is going to lose her best friend Nick. Vi, our next-door neighbor, is moving to Payson. And some of the houses that were hidden by "the desert" are now building backyard walls. Big changes are happening!

Tonya's back

Tonya returned home with her family last night. Shaylie hugged her for about 5 minutes straight (pretty impressive for a 11 month old). Taylor was very happy to see mom, then she got sick.

Saturday, July 21, 2001

Saturday without Mom

Shaylie set a personal record for length of nap today. I put her down at 9:30 and she is got up at 1:00. Even Taylor took a nap today. Jake and Cameron came over today and Nick and Alex were here, Shaylie was able to sleep through even that. Shaylie had meat sticks and carrots for lunch and Taylor had a hot dog. We then went to Mathis Park and played for a couple of hours. Taylor and Shaylie had a great time.

Friday, July 20, 2001

Shorts day at work

For the second time this month, our suddenly ultra-kind director has allowed us to wear shorts today. Our local boss doesn't like it. But it sure makes my job easier when I am carrying around computers and furniture.

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Weekend with the Girls!!

This weekend, I will be visiting my friends, Bobbie Wood and Tiffany Blakeley in Orem, UT. Anissa and I have been invited up north for a weekend of fun and frolic. We plan to barbeque, visit the Thanksgiving Point gardens, and Jordan Commons for dinner at the Mayan and a Movie. Special thanks to my hubby for taking the girls and letting me have this fun time with my friends.

Development by our house

Taylor's "Desert" is now gone. The bulldozers came and took out all the trees and paths. We saw some of the rabbits running around, I wonder where they are going to go. However, it will be nice to not have sagebrush blowing into our yard, but I will miss the openness of the area.

Wednesday, July 18, 2001

A new web site

I have written a new web site for a company here in town. The web address is http://www.southernutahbaseballacademy.com/

Here we go

This is the first official entry onto our new webdesign. It will make it much easier for us to enter information on the web site, so we will be updating more often, so the news will always be more current. Shaylie can take about 3 steps on her own now. She hit her head on a seat at the ballpark and has a little cut over her eye, but it is healing up nicely. Taylor spends nearly all day with her friends. She now knows baseball better than many of my Scouts. Pretty impressive for a five-year old.