Fort Worth Major Zone

We survived the heat and exhaustion over the course of 3 days last weekend. I think I played about 10.5 hours of tennis over during tournament. It was about 98 degrees Sat and Sun, but luckily neither of us got sick.

You can review the results by going to the Women’s 3.5 Doubles, Mixed 3.5 Doubles, and Men’s 3.5 Doubles in the drop down of the page that pops up when you click on results. In summary, Teresa and I lost in the semi’s on Saturday, but put up a fight. Ben and I lost in the Finals Sunday night, but should’ve won. We were up in the second set and then lost it! Oh well, we still got some cool glassware. We’ll take a picture when we get home on the wkd.

After wrapping up yet another third set, we finally got home around 10pm Sunday to shower, eat and pack. We struggled through a long and stressful week in Oklahoma, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. We’re currently on route back home and so close to a restful Saturday (Ben’s driving, don’t worry, I won’t crash).

Backyard Wildlife

There’s a bunny eating my garden! This must be the reason I have no vegetables. It has nothing to do with the fact that we are rarely home and put all our faith in the sprinkler system. Mr. Bunny thought he was being sneaky and would never be spotted aside from his droppings. Alas, he was caught up on our patio this morning, and then in motion as he scurried away.

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The question of the day: Vegetables or wildlife?


I hope Mr. Bunny won’t scare the birds away from their new feeding post.

Dear Lisbet

Dear Lisbet,

Thank you for bringing the family together again in Naples, Florida last weekend, despite the unfortunate circumstances. Your children are amazing, your siblings are divine. We will treasure you forever in our memories and you will live on. Thank you for sharing your wild and free spirit with your family and the world, we are all better people for having had you in our lives. We love you. May you finally find your peace, whether it be as a beautiful butterfly or a sleek dolphin.

Note: Click on the images to be brought to the main photo gallery for more pictures.

Journey through Southern Ireland

May 28, 2010 – June 5, 2010

Here is a map of our journey through Western and Southern Ireland. Don’t be deceived by some of the apparently short trips. There are some windy roads in Ireland! More details and descriptions of the vacation to come, but for now you can let your mind wander through the various paths we took. The routes may not be exactly precise since some days we were off the beaten path, but they should be close. Thank you to everyone who gave us suggestions on where to go!

Ireland: What a Beautiful Country!

  • Day 1 = Red: Friday, May 28th: Land, Wait, Drive, Struggle to keep eyes open, Galway / Salthill
  • Day 2 = Yellow: Saturday, May 29th: Galway & hike on the rocks along the way, Cliffs of Moher
  • Day 3 = Blue: Sunday, May 30th: Doolin Cave and drive south w/ ferry
  • Day 4 = Pink: Monday, May 31st: Killarney Nat’l Park and Dingle Peninsula
  • Day 5 = Light Blue: Tuesday, June 1st: Kinsale & Blarney Castle
  • Day 6 = Green: Wednesday, June 2nd: DRIVE, castle along the way, another Nat’l Park, Powerscourt … closed
  • Day 7 – 9 = Purple: Thurs – Sat, June 3 – 5: Dublin

Sponsored by The Adventurers:

  • Dennis & Karen Cronin
  • Benjamin & Kara Jacob
  • Dane Cronin & Claire Callahan