I've been slacking a bit on blogging, so here's a brief review of a what's been going on around the Judd household in the past week or so.
One week ago, on Friday evening, Dan and I went to the movie theater to see Inception (Leonardo DiCaprio) - our first movie out in about a year. We both thought it was a great mind-bender of a story that was well-performed and well-directed. If you're like us, and only go out to a movie once a year or so, this one might be a good one to take in.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
On Saturday evening we joined a fairly large group of folks from our church congregation in cheering on the Albuquerque Isotopes, at one of their games against Sacramento. Dan and I only stayed until 9:00, which was the bottom of the fifth inning. The score at that time was Sacramento 12; Isotopes 1. We thought there was no chance of a win but found out the next morning that sometime after midnight, in the 12th inning, the Isotopes won the game, 13 to 12! Of course, the lesson is “Never give up.” Despite the poor start to the game, we had a great time visiting with our friends, eating hotdogs and Dippin' Dots, and relaxing after a busy week. We had one passing shower, but other than that the weather was great and had us all oohing and aahing over a brilliant rainbow that appeared just before sunset.
A pretty good crowd.
Some of "our" kids - ready for any weather.
Dan met up with an old friend in the concession area.
Early this week we got a special phone call. For being such a good girl, Clara earned a coupon which entitled her to make a phone call to anyone she wished (a clever incentive program designed by her mama and daddy). She chose Grandma and Grandpa, and I don't recall ever feeling more honored! She had lots to tell us, especially about her excitement over starting preschool next week. I'm thrilled for her, too. She's so ready and will have such fun. Dan and I wanted to send her something to let her know how proud of excited for her we are, and decided an easel might be just the ticket. Here's the picture Kelsey took of her with the easel. Isn't she getting tall?!
It's late summer, and in Albuquerque that means that the peaches are ripe. A friend of Dan's gave him a box of peaches from his backyard. Yesterday, after work, I decided to use up most of them in a peach cobbler. We had some last night with vanilla ice cream melted over it. And we're eyeing it for another serving this evening.