Monday, October 21, 2013
October is one of my favorite months. I am all about the cliché fall things in October-taking pictures of the changing trees, pumpkin flavored everything, and the list goes on. After being in Florida for the first half of the year, I realize how much I love experiencing changing seasons.
October also just happens to be our wedding anniversary and our little Willa’s birthday. The year flew by, but at the same time it feels like we’ve been married longer than one year. Probably because we have lived in at least 5 different places since then. Who lives in 5 different places in ONE year?! We must be crazy.
We knew we wanted a puppy and when we found out she was born on our wedding day it was a done deal. I remember getting an e-mail with her picture while we were on our honeymoon and we were in love! I mean, how cute is this hampster looking puppy?
And this year, our best friends added another reason to love October-Grayson Goris was born! We couldn’t be more thrilled for Kenzie & Grant. He is a lucky little boy, his parents are pretty awesome.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
We have been back in Minnesota for a few weeks and it's been so much fun seeing all of our friends and family that we miss all season!
We are living with my sister and brother in law in Minneapolis for the fall. They are finishing their basement this week and then we will be in our own little haven down there! We love seeing our niece's smiling face every day.
She learned "AJ" "Em" and "Willa" within days of us moving in.
AJ had wrist surgery last week so I got to be his personal nurse/pain pill dispenser for a few days.
That being said, we are currently almost finished with season 1 of Parenthood and I felt so lazy that I took up running. Anyone who knows me has their jaw on the ground. My husband was equally as shocked.
We'll see how long it lasts...
Monday, September 9, 2013
The 2013 baseball season has come to an end!
We made the decision that I was going to travel with AJ this season and it has been such a fun ride so far. Of course there were moments when it wasn’t all fun. But I am so glad I could be there for the nights when AJ had a rough game, and for the nights when he made a play to win the game.
There are days when I am sad that we aren’t doing “normal” married life things like buying a house and living in the same state for more than 6 months at a time. But we have adjusted to our “normal.” Our version of normal is just a little different than most! We are lucky to have made good friends who are living the same crazy life.
I want to say thank you to our family for being so supportive this year.
This road would be a lot harder without your love and support. You guys are awesome.
I am so proud of my husband. He continues to amaze me every day.
Happy off season y’all!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Have I ever told you that baseball can sense when you are starting to get too comfortable? And when you make any sort of solid, definite plans... You better bet something is going to happen.
I decided that in August, I was going to travel to a few away series with the team. First I went to Reading, Pennsylvania for a weekend. The baseball ladies in Reading are great. SO great. I was the only girl from our team at this series, and within 2 innings of the first game I was "adopted" for the weekend by opposing teams girlfriends/wives, going out for pre-game dinner and drinks, and riding to the game with them. I have met so many amazing girls through this sport.
Then AJ's little brother came to visit for a week. Luke and I traveled to Binghamton, New York for a weekend series.
And then... AJ got moved to Fort Myers.
So I packed up our life into a few boxes, played life size Tetris in the back of our SUV, and drove 21 hours back to Minnesota. Luke was still there visiting, so I had a driving buddy. I should also probably mention that we spotted 38 of the 50 license plates along the way (there's an app for that).
I was in Minnesota for a total of 1.5 days and am off to Florida for two weeks. The regular season ends September 2nd but the Fort Myers Miracle will be going to playoffs. I am excited to be back with some of our good friends down in Florida and to watch the Miracle do work in playoffs!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
These high school sweethearts tied the knot last weekend and I was honored to be part of it.
I honestly have never seen Meghan so happy. Anyone who spends 5 minutes with Meghan & Ryan can see that they are meant to be together. I get emotional just thinking about it! Their wedding day was beyond perfect.
Happy honeymoon, newlyweds!
Photos by the talented Ri & He Photography
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Cape Cod, Massachusetts is one of our all time favorite places.
3 years ago
AJ played baseball there in 2010 for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and I remember visiting and instantly falling in love with the Cape. Its hard to explain why, go visit and you'll probably love it too. Blue Hydrangeas and the ocean smell. Ahhh, I want to go back already.
That summer, he had the lucky pleasure of staying with an AMAZING host family, the Jones. We have kept in contact with them and they opened their home to us once again for the all star break! This is the only time in the entire season that AJ has 2 days in a row off. Whew! We packed those days full, and unfortunately (or fortunately) we were having so much fun that I didn't even think to get my camera out. So here are a few iPhone pictures.
The Jones twins, Tyler and Kyle: 3 years ago // Now
I see many visits in our future. Thank you for having us, Jones family!