Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Day of Love....

Valentines Day has often been a sensitive subject and the cause of many arguments in our relationship. God love Justin, he thinks it is a "Hallmark Holiday" and has refused to celebrate it. It took him three years to grasp....if it is important to her....it should be important to me. GOOD NEWS...he has figured it out. Simply pretend that you are going along with this holiday and she will be happy! He did really well. Friday evening he gave me my first gift. NEW SHOES!!!! I was in desperate need of new shoes! Then Saturday he had to go to work....but while he was gone I received two dozen pink roses! They were SO pretty. He did AMAZING.

While he was at work I headed over to Julianne and Andy's house. We were cooking for our dinner party with our small group. Autumn and Bob came over to cook and hangout that afternoon too. Autumn and Julianne attempted to teach me how to cook. The dinner we had was NOT the dinner to learn on, it was rather complex. They were super encouraging and I did what I could to help...like wash dishes and play with the kids. Dinner was AMAZING and we had some good fellowship. Here are some pictures of our evening with our small group.

The table....Julianne and Autumn cooking the goods. YUM!Andy and Justin picking the mood music....Key for any romantic dinner.

Our entire group...love these guys!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Welcome to the Circus"

I am fortunate enough to work for a company that gives me tickets to various events. I singed up for the Circus. Seriously who doesn't want to go to the Circus? To answer that....maybe anyone over the age of 12??? I was sitting at the show the entire time thinking, my nephews would LOVE this, but boyfriend...not so much. All week Justin and I talked back and forth about if we had been to the the circus growing up. Justin finally decided he had never been. I had a memory of being at the circus but the only detail I could remember was a tiger cup with a snow cone in it. RANDOM, I know. I thought this would be a fun date night and I am a believer that EVERYONE needs to visit the circus at least once, even if the first time is at age 28. :)
There were parts that were very strange, we didn't catch on to the story line until half way through the show. And there were parts that are puzzling us to this day. The animals were AMAZING, but lead me to googling "Circus Animal Cruelty". The people doing various parts had unbelievable strength and nerve...which was impressive.
We like to have "Reflection Time..." after most events. This give us a moment to express what we thought...I'm pretty sure it started as a joke, but now "Reflection Time" is very important to us. At the end of the show we had a short time of reflection and we decided that the show was interesting, there were parts that were very cool, but we are glad we didn't purchase the tickets. HAHA If you have small children GO TO THE CIRCUS if it comes to town, they will love it.
I took a few pictures-sorry they are so dark The Elephants....My personal favorite.

There are like 5 men on motorcycles in that ball...CRAZY!!!

Lastly, Me and Boyfriend documenting our fabulous evening at the Circus. Now he can say he has been....Mission Accomplished.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's that time of year AGAIN

Baseball season has arrived!!! That is an exciting things and an exhausting thing. Justin's opening day is February 20, which is only 17 days away. The Campbell Camels had a banquet to kick off their season, they like to call it the "First Pitch Banquet". I have been through 4 of these events now and this is the first one that Justin and I actually got to go together, so it was a monumental event. The event was a total success! Bobby Richardson was invited to speak. He is a former NY Yankees baseball player. (1955-1966) He was a joy to hear speak....he loves Jesus and Baseball...which was very refreshing.

The is me and boyfriend at the Banquet...

I am 65 days away from open day! April 9th, mark it down....my life comes to a screeching halt, but I'm excited for season to be here.

This is the fourth season that Justin and I have been dating through baseball season. Which to you may not seem like a huge deal. But ask any coaches girlfriend, wife, child, friend or family member....this is an accomplishment. Baseball for an occupation is year around...contrary to popular belief it is NOT seasonal. This year is going to be an EXTRA challenge because I also work in baseball. In previous years I had a flexible schedule. Unlike this year I too am dictated by a game schedule. There are a lot of long nights and weeks ahead of us. It will be more challenging than ever. But we are as prepared as we can be, so bring it on. :)