A Bontrager Ball Game

Life has been so busy here. 
We've all been running multiple directions working multiple jobs and keeping everything running. 
The other evening we took an hour off after supper to enjoy the gorgeous weather and play a game of baseball. 
Huds rounding 1st-I love his expression!
Josh up to bat
Taylor guarding 1st
Mitch gives the pitch....
...and dad waits for it.
A little-known fact about Dad is that he played on a softball team for several years before/right after he was married. I remember going to his ball games when I was four years old. 
In my opinion, he's one of the best out there! 
He scored our team's home run...

Allison...keeping "her eye on the ball, and her head in the game".
 For those of you that don't know, the meaning of the name "Bontrager" is "competitive" 
Well, okay...not actually.
 But it SHOULD be! =)
Above, we stopped the game for a bit for the opposite sides to disagree on whether or not the ball was foul. =)
I'm so thankful for my big family. 
So thankful for all the memories we make every day without even trying.
So thankful for everything we go through because we get to go through it all together.
So thankful to the Lord for putting me in this family!
And so thankful that twelve of us makes two teams for almost every sport out there. 


  1. Oh! That looks like fun. Sounds like you had a blessed time. Glad you took some time out for some relaxation.The expression you used for Allison sounds familiar-ha!ha!

    Thanks for sharing. Rebecca K.

  2. It is important to take some time off.

    Even if most of my working day is filled with things I enjoy doing, it’s still necessary to take some time off to relax. To tune out. Turn off. Shut down. And do something different.

    Thank you for sharing. I love your family!

  3. Looks like so much fun! It also reminds me of when my family plays ball together. Especially the picture where you all are "discussing" if the ball is foul; because that happens all the time with us:) But, oh, the memories!

  4. I like that you can disagree and still keep on playing and that you have enough people for two teams!


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