Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Montgomery Biscuits Bat Kid

For the second year in a row I was able to get Jackson signed up as the Montgomery Biscuits Bat Kid for one of their games. The bat kid gets 4 tickets right behind home plate, a t shirt, the chance to play catch on the field before the game, throw out the first pitch, and take water to the umps during their breaks. Jackson had a blast! He did an amazing first pitch, and he loved playing catch on the field. One of the players, #24 Willie Argo, was wonderful with Jackson, asking him about his time on Allstars, what positions he liked to play, and encouraging him to keep it up. I loved watching them interacting with each other, and if Willie gets called up to the majors, Jackson will have a wonderful memory of a super kind ball player. Nana, Tata, KK, Jason, Luke, Nate and Tillie came out to support Jackson, and we all had a great time. Enjoy the pics!

Monday, July 14, 2014

I've Jumped On The Essential Oils Bandwagon

If you have known me for any amount of time, you know that I have suffered from chronic headaches for years. I have gotten so sick of taking medications, that I finally reached out to Jackson's first grade teacher, Teri, and asked her about essential oils for headaches. She gave me the scoop (and several samples of various things in my debating time frame) and after talking it over with Jeremy, I signed up as a Young Living rep.

My sole purpose was just to use the oils for our family, but now that I've tried them for myself, I'm hooked. I can't help but share the love with anyone I talk with about how well these oils are working for me. I've used the peppermint oil for a week, and I've gone from taking OTC medication every single day, to taking 1 pill in the span of a week. For me, that is a record. I've used the lavender on the boys feet to help them sleep, and for almost a week now, they have slept like babies. I've used the Valor oil on Jeremy's big toes (while he was sleeping) to make him stop snoring. Y'all, I'm not exaggerating when I say that he quit snoring 30 seconds after I applied the oil, and he never woke up.

I watched a video on EOs (essential oils) last night and the speaker mentioned how "natural" it has become to take Tylenol and Motrin, and how "unnatural" methods like oils have become. It got me to thinking very hard about how the modern way of life of having a Walmart and CVS on every corner to sell you medication is a relatively new concept. Oils have been around forever, and since they are derived 100% from plants, you know it has to be safer than taking who knows what to treat the symptom instead of cure the problem. This is a new road for our family, but it has been life changing, and if you would like more information, message me at auflag@yahoo.com and I'll help you in any way I can. Take care!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

My Allstar

Jackson's Allstar team played the state tournament this past weekend in Gardendale, AL. We went up to see the games on the 4th of July, and couldn't have asked for better weather. It was so cool, breezy and gorgeous outside. Definitely not usual July weather. We lost our first game 22-21, and Jackson scored one run. After playing we headed to the hotel pool and then to dinner at Outback. Anderson was so worn out he made it 30 seconds before passing out! We hit the sack early and skipped out on fireworks because Mama and Daddy were whopped. I hate to miss it because I love celebrating the 4th of July, but I just couldn't do it.

We got up Saturday morning and had breakfast and then headed to the ballpark. Jackson played left field for the second game, and also scored a run, but we ended up losing 22-5. It was rough. Jackson wasn't upset though, he just wanted to go swimming. We rested for a little while and then headed to Gardendale's splashpad where we played with his teammate Charlie and hung out with their family, went to Milo's for supper, and then to Yogurt Mountain for dessert. We then headed back to the hotel and watched movies on tv.

Sunday morning we headed out to Splash Adventure water park for one last family treat. We had a great day and enjoyed super weather. We might not have done great at the tournament, but it was a great family weekend! Enjoy the pics!

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