Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

State Tournament

The Notre Dame Prep tennis team plays in the State Tournament today. They are a Division II team and are undefeated going into the tournament. The tournament consists of teams from all over the state, and today's matches are individual singles and doubles. Next Wednesday starts the team singles and doubles matches.

I've really enjoyed watching the team play this season.  These are the five seniors on the team.  The team is only allowed to send one gal to the individual singles and one team to doubles.  Caroline (on the right) is playing in the singles match today - she is seeded #5 in the state!  The gal on her right - Kelsie - is playing doubles today.  The doubles team is seeded #2.

Next week the entire team will play singles and doubles.  Good luck to the Saints!  We'll be there to cheer you on to victory!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Open for Summer!

Our first 100 degree temperature is supposed to hit this week. These newly manicured toes will be hitting that pool as soon as the water warms up a bit!

Summer is here!


Monday, April 16, 2012

The Rest of the Story . . . . .

Go back to yesterday' Speechless Sunday, and click on each of the pictures to see them full sized. This is a cactus wren's nest Ted encountered on one of his walks through the desert.  At the time he took the picture, the Mom and Dad were squawking up a storm, and as you can see in the second photo, they were spreading their tail feathers.

Ted assumed they didn't want him getting too close.  Today, he noticed the nest, but didn't see any birds around or in the nest.  When he got home, he went back and zoomed in on the picture he had taken.

Click on the picture below to see what he discovered!

Isn't that the creepiest thing you've ever seen?  No wonder Mom and Dad were squawking.  Mr. Snake was eating their eggs.  As you can see, he is quite plump in the center from however many eggs he swallowed.

Definitely a case of survival of the fittest . . . . . .


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Speechless Sunday

**Click to see full sized**


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Beautiful blooms!

We had Easter Sunday breakfast with friends at Camelback Inn.  I've never seen such beautiful spring flowers - everywhere throughout the resort the blooms were spectacular!

Spring in Arizona is pretty amazing. Our cacti are full of blooms and I can't wait to share pictures when they all open!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012