Mae’s Crafty Creations
Last Night's Baseball Game...
I think I have told you Nic is 6'1" or more by now but this picture is a perfect example.

Nic is the starting pitcher for the team, but he was given the night off. Well after the

other team tying the game in the bottom of the first inning Nic came in to relieve Joe and did and excellent job.

Nic had two solo home runs last night and scored on a walk. I am having Steve take pictures for me since I am the score keeper & can only keep track of so much at once!!! Thanks honey!!

Steve's Gorge Ride

Steve and his friends Steve, Hong & Rob all went for a 40 mile bike ride along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. They started out just south of The Dalles and rode along the old Columbia highway. Check out the climb they made!!!

Except for Rob they are all, along with another friend who was unable to make this ride, preparing for the Seattle to Portland ride in July. I just found out from our dentist that the riders go right through Puyallup but they start from the University of Washington in Seattle. I told Steve he just needs to start from the dentist's office and forget making me get up at the crack of dawn (4am) to get them into Seattle. Dosen't that sound like a good idea to you?
Baseball 2008 has started!!!

Nic is ready get them out at 1st.

Taking a breather before the batter is at the plate.

This was out first official game and our first loss. We were ahead while Nic pitched the first three innings but after the switch things changed. Nic allowed only one hit and zero runs. The first game of the season was rained out (surprise). The game they played on Saturday they blasted the other team but since Steve was on his bike ride & I keep pictures. Our next game is tonight.
Update on my Dad!!!

For those who did not dad had to have his right leg amputated below the knee in an emergency surgery May 16th. He had been fighting off infections from his latest ankle surgery last year and with different types of medications had (thought) been given a green light. Well so much for that. One day he was fine and by the next day his foot was huge, flaming red and hurt to move at all. He went into the emergency room on Thursday evening, was admitted & they preformed surgery the next day. The xrays done in at emergency showed all bone in his foot had just disintegrated and was starting to move up the leg. That was not the case six months ago. He only had to stay in the hospital a little over a week and is now home. He is in a wheelchair at this time and after some healing he will be moving to a prosthetic leg. Which in the end will be super. He will be able to go on walks, play golf and have a much better life than what he was putting up with. My mom was just sick that he wouldn't be able to golf anymore. He seems ok in the wheelchair but still has issues. For most people they have their other leg to support them to get up, down, it & out. He on the other hand has a left knee that is in need of a replacement and will not support any weight. That surgery will have to wait a bit now. He was planning on doing it in July or August but will now have to wait until they are fine with the amputation healing & walking around with the prostetlic. In the end, a bionic man!!!! Just say a few prayers for quick healing, strength and a positive spirit. I know this is the better choice for the future. He has more to do!!!

I am also including some pictures of Nic at his track meet. What a great guy!!