Tuesday, April 1, 2014

We had a very fun last day of spring training! 
AJ and a few other minor league guys got to play in the final big league game at Mini Fenway. The forecast said rain, but it held out until the 9th inning when they called the game because a storm was coming. AJ got on base and scored a run, and the Twins ended up winning! 

We are excited for the season to get going! We will be staying in Fort Myers, as AJ will be playing for the Miracle!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring Training

When I started writing this, spring training was in full force. Now we are in the final week! We're both ready for the season to start, and for our bedtime to be later than 9:00pm. Spending all day (every day) in the sun watching baseball is exhausting! I mean, playing baseball.. must be exhausting...
AJ's parents and little brother visited, and it was so fun having them here. They spoiled us by cooking so many yummy meals, we already forgot how to make our own dinner. Having supportive family is such a blessing in this lifestyle! 

I got to spend a couple days with my college roomie and best friend Kassie this month also! The stars aligned and their vacation was the perfect time for me to make the quick drive to Sarasota. I have been in Sarasota with them 4 separate years now! I love that place (and that girl). 

My husband (who puts my blog writing to shame) has posted a few amazing articles this month about his spring training experiences. He is pretty amazing. You should read them.  Here are the links:

The Old Man and the Wall 
An Unexpected Twist
Learning From My New Friends

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Baseball season

We had the pleasure of having more family visit last weekend- Josh and Kristen! 

We played "pool games" (most were made up games involving a mini soccer ball and a pool side basketball hoop) and ate every single meal outside. 
They had never been to Fort Myers, so the first day we went to the Twins complex to show them around.
Only a few players were there the first day, and when we went again the day they left the number of players had more than doubled. More and more players are showing up every day to prepare for spring training, and there's no denying that baseball season is upon us!

I made myself a promise to embrace every moment this season. I sometimes take for granted how amazing it is that I have the opportunity to travel around the country with my husband while he plays baseball. 
I'm excited to see where this year takes us!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Polar vortex in the sun

Our first visitors of the year have come and gone. We had a blast with the Cooks! 
The "polar vortex" pushed a little cold air down to southern Florida and it was in the 60's for a few of the days they were here. In true Minnesotan fashion we were still at the beach. 
When they visited last year, AJ had just been moved to AA so he didn't get to see them. Maddie loved having her Uncle AJ here to play in the water with her.
Maddie's signature move, putting her finger in your ear

We love having family and friends visit us during the season. We miss them already!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Florida or bust

We are settled into our new temporary home!

The 28 hour drive was long, but much more bearable because we were able to be together in one car. I am still a master at back of the car tetris-like packing. Every little spot in our SUV was used to its full potential. We listened to every playlist we have on Spotify (more than once), the duet playlist being my personal favorite. 

We were so happy when we saw the sign for Fort Myers, and even happier when we were greeted with this backyard sunset...

Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas Cheer

Merry -a few days late- Christmas! 
Our Christmas festivities lasted all week long! We have been soaking in every moment because we are going to miss all of these people soon. We are lucky both sides of our family live in Minnesota, so we were able to spend time with everyone.

With the Pettersens we had a "3 day extravaganza" and instead of doing presents, surprise activities were planned for each day. The theme was Dream. Play. Serve. Each day we did things that represented one of those words. 

Our hearts and bellies are full and we are ready for the adventures 2014 will bring!