Woooo boy this week went off the rails for me. Everyone is fine, but we had an emergency that required Mike to be out of town for a week. I had a lot of balls I had to keep up in the air that I wasn’t expecting, on top of preparing the softball team for the big district tournament. Luckily, I had my parents to help keep everything running semi-smoothly! Mike made it back just in time for the first game, surprising both kids at the softball field. Glad to have our little family unit back together!

The softball team was eliminated from play yesterday, marking the end of our season. I have so much to say about being the team’s coach, but right now I’m still feeling emotional about it all. It’s hard to watch twelve girls you adore cry about their season ending! But these girls…they are really something special. My heart swells when I think about what a fantastic group they are, and how amazing they performed this season. I enjoyed every second of it and I hope they did, too.

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I’ve been absolutely blown away by the Facebook fundraiser for RAICES (the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) Texas. The fundraiser’s initial goal was $1,500, and eight days it’s raised over $20,000,000. Yes, TWENTY MILLION. Knowing that there are so many people out there who care about reuniting families…it’s a bright spot in an otherwise horrific event. But even though $20 million is a staggering amount of money, it’s still not enough.

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A few weeks ago I mentioned that I’d bought color-depositing conditioner to use with the kids this summer. Annie’s softball team’s color is royal blue, so for the big tournament this weekend she and James used the conditioner. And man, did it ever work on James!

It definitely helps that he has light hair to begin with (his results were MUCH better than Annie’s, and her hair looked good, too). And it comes out after a couple washes!

Happy Sunday, everyone!