05.27.16 Madisyn’s last two softball games

Friday, May 27, 2016 –  This week Madisyn played her last two softball games.  Before Thursday I think they only won one game.  Thursday they won their last game and they won it big.  All the girls played good, some played great, they scored, they stopped the other team from scoring, lots of fun!

Whether Madisyn plays softball again next year we don’t know.  Right now she says no, but time will tell.  She’s on to cheerleading from here.  This was her first year playing softball.  Some of the girls have played 3 years and some are older than she is.  She learned as the season went along and did really well for a first timer!

Here are some pictures of their last two games and pictures of them receiving their medals and awards. A couple of videos at the end will wrap it all up!

WEDNESDAY’S GAME – LOST (A LOT TO 3)

Playing behind first base

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Hitting video

THURSDAY’S GAME – WON (10-2)

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At bat – our little leftie!20160526_180636 (Medium)

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Some of the loyal supporters!20160526_184310 (Medium)

The girls after the game – what a bunch!20160526_184555 (Medium) 20160526_184703 (Medium) 20160526_184917 (Medium)

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Paw Paw, Grannie and Madisyn

We love you little girl!

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This  brings to an end our time spent back in Louisiana while Madisyn played softball.  They may not have won a lot of games but they had fun, she learned a lot and we all created memories!

Friday and Saturday are being spent picking the last blackberries, soaking our fruit trees and bushes with water, picking up from outside all our decorations and plants that travel with us.   Roy cut down a couple of pine trees that aren’t doing well living in the water since the water level is so high constantly lately.   Roy’s been working on a small pink computer for Madisyn.  It will be ready Saturday so we’ll take it to Ponchatoula and will tell Chip, Misty and Kallie good bye then.  We’ll put away the BBQ pit, all our lawn chairs and tables, and say good bye to the cows.  We will head out on Sunday morning early going east.

Ya’ll come back now!!

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05.26.16 Madisyn, Grannie and Paw Paw fun times!

Happy Wacky Wednesday! – Nope it’s not Wednesday and this is not that blog.  This was Madisyn’s contribution to today’s blog.  She posed for all the photos as her other contribution!

thursday 10Sunday May 22nd to Wednesday May 25th, 2016 – We got to spend Sunday evening to Wednesday evening with that little spitfire which we lovingly call Hurricane Madisyn!

We crawled under the fence and picked blackberries, went fishing, fed the fish, did lots of crafts, went girlie shopping, to the movies, watched Daddy Chip play softball, ate pancakes topped with bananas every morning, ice cream topped with strawberries and served over sliced bananas every night, and lots more fun stuff!  FamilyFun

We even had a wonderful visit from my sister Harriett and brother in law George.  They brought Madisyn an art project which she created while they were here.

The following photos depict quite well the wonderful time we had with our little pixie!!

I want it known that I do a ton of things with Madisyn that no one ever takes pictures of so therefore Paw Paw is in most pictures, not sweet Grannie.

Ice cream with strawberries and bananas.  That makes it healthy, right??

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Madisyn and I tried our hand at Oragami and on step 2 of 16 we could go no further.  When Madisyn went on to doing some cross stitch, Paw Paw conquered the Alice in Wonderland Oragami figure. The rest of the Oragami figures are stored till we all grow older!

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Checking out the pond, planning a day of fishing!

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Blackberries we snuck under the fence and picked!!!20160523_151619

Feeding the fish is quite an exciting thing to do.  We purchase catfish food and throw it into the pond by the cup full.  20160522_190100      20160522_190100

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Goofy child taking a selfie!20160524_215849

She was pretending that her pretty hat was her graduation hat and she threw it in the air like graduates do!20160524_190431

Her big purchase from Charming Charlies was a purple striped umbrella.  It did not rain but she loved prancing around with it and posing for pictures!20160524_190428 20160524_190140  20160524_190046  20160524_185745

At the Angry Birds movie she saw one of her classmates from this year, and we just had to sit them!!20160524_164237

Madisyn and Paw Paw fishing

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The first of several nice fish Paw Paw caught!20160524_131705

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Chip is playing first base at the game we took Madisyn to.  It was wonderful getting to see him play ball again!  We have promises from Misty that she’ll send videos while we travel!

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One of Chip’s hits,  I know Madisyn will want to watch this one again!

One our way back to Ponchatoula to give this precious one back to her parents.  Sad but we had some great times these past few days!

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We returned Madisyn to her parents at her softball game yesterday evening after enjoying a yummy dinner at the Chinese restaurant in Hammond.  She got a great hit in the game, and made it to second base.  Now our little darlin’ is back home and our home is so quiet.  We’ve cleaned up so there isn’t pink and glittery everywhere now.  We will miss her as we travel but are so happy to have been blessed by having her snuggle and love with us for a few days!

Tonight is her last softball game and we’ll have front row seats for that!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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04.25.16 Chauvin Family Fun!

13083290_10153612372207029_1035924775327657336_nMonday, April 25, 2016 – Madisyn played two games this week, won one and lost one!  She thinks they win them all and for now that’s a good thing!

One of the teams they played against wore red long baseball pants with red and white striped socks.  Sort of looked like they should be in a Christmas movie!!  Madisyn has been playing right behind first base these last two games and is doing a really good job backing up first.

Madisyn is the center girl

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Daddy Coach Chip by the dugout gate and Madisyn getting ready to bat20160421_180212One of the players on the other team with their cute red and white outfits!20160421_180423

Madisyn on first base!20160421_181231 That’s the softball fun we had as a family this week.  On Saturday Chip, Kallie and Madisyn (Misty had to work) came to visit us in Amite and we went fishing down at the pond.  Here’s some photos and videos of our fun! Chip and I got to visit which was great while the others fished!

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The weather right now is sooooooo perfect, beautiful clear skies, light breeze, highs in the 70s and the humidity is low! We are enjoying spending every minute we can out on our RV patio under the awning!  Roy just finished putting in an outdoor television in one of our outside compartments and I’ll share that soon.  I just saw one of the fig trees has little figs starting to form!!!!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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10.02.14 House for Lease, RVillage Mobile, Book Recommendation, Family Visits!

After dozens of showings of our sticks and bricks house and no offers, we’ve decided to add leasing as an option to the real estate listing.  If you know of anyone in the Hammond area looking for a wonderful house to rent please tell them to contact us!   Roy will be running out of time that he can work in a month, so hopefully we’ll have the house rented or sold by then and can get on with our traveling life!

I try to remind myself of this everyday when it comes to selling the house!

gods in controlHere’s a link to the lease flyer.  CLICK HERE!  While this is our second choice of what to do with the house, and we’d still prefer to sell, we’ve come to realize that selling the house may not be what we’re suppose to do right now. God’s timing for things happening in our life is usually different than our timing but He always knows best.

We spent some time with Madisyn and Chip at the softball field this week.

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Madisyn and her mommy came by for a visit today and of course Madisyn and Paw Paw Roy shared some ice cream!!

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Now that Fall weather has finally arrived in Louisiana I can’t wait to get out and play.  Tomorrow Chip, Kim, Madisyn, Braxton, Bentley, Roy and I are going to Ms. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch here in Hammond to autumnplay!  Of course pictures will be taken and shared!  It’s not just a pumpkin patch, they have lots of activities all the children love.  Here’s the list of activities from their web page:  Pick a Pumpkin from the field, Zip line, Jumping Pillow, Tunnel Slide, Face Painting, Duck Racing, Pedal Tractors, See Cotton Growing, Hay Maze, Milk a Cow, Roll Down the Hill, Catch Mrs. Heather telling how pumpkins grow, Merry go round, Play Horse Shoes, Nature Trail, Lots of places to take pictures, Weigh & Measure your pumpkin, Bring a Picnic Lunch, Paint a pumpkin (weekend only).

finished bookI’ve discovered author Kevin George’s Comet Clement series and I’ve been enjoying it for weeks.  It’s a series of 12 books about the governments of several countries preparing for a major comet, Comet Clement, to hit the earth. The countries prepare for this in secret creating survival stations in outer space, under the water and under the earth.  It then moves on to the comet actually hitting and how the people in the survival stations lived for five years waiting for earth to get back to a livable place.  I’m on the last book now which is about how those survived make the transition to living on the earth.  Don’t know how it will end, but I’ve enjoyed this series a lot.  The plot line is quite long but I haven’t tired of it at all.  I feel I know the characters quite well now and can’t wait to see if they all have a happy ending!  Each of the books is very inexpensive (around 2.99 each) and of course I got into it from a free first book through BookBub.  I got the rest at Amazon and would highly recommend the series.  I do have to say that the editing is not perfect with an occasional word left out, etc. but doesn’t stop me from loving the series.

One last thing,  RVillage, my favorite RV company is now available on your cell phone.  rvillage mobile

 

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7  (NLT)

Ya’ll have a great weekend!