Sunday, August 31, 2008

Well... I guess I didn't realize how long it's been since I last posted on here. Sorry!!

Since the last post we've been to THREE Durham Bulls games! Yes! Three! The first one we went to was with Steve's work on Wednesday, August 13th. They had the Clorox Family Day event and we were able to go and get free hats and they had an all-you-can-eat buffet of fried chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw and soda. We weren't sure if the game was going to happen or not because of all the rain, but we went and it rained on us. The temperature dropped over the course of the day and by the time we went to the game it was in the 60s. PERFECT weather for baseball.

The second game that we went to was last Saturday (August 23d) with Stacy from work and her boyfriend Ben. Stacy is teaching 4th grade with me this year and she and her boyfriend just moved here from Michigan. She went to EMU also! It's very cool that I have that connection with her. She's super nice and really sweet. Steve and I wanted to go to the Mellow Mushroom before the game sometime and then head over, so we did with Stacy and Ben. The pizza was outstanding!! We had lousy seats for this game, but they were about all that was left. There were fireworks after the game, which was cool. Again, it rained... three for three on the Bulls games and rain.

Then, because it had rained on the August 13th Clorox Family Day event, Burt's was able to get more tickets (even though there's no rain policy) because there were a TON of unused tickets that they returned to the Bulls. They rescheduled the rain event for last night (August 30th). It was the very last regular season home game for the Bulls. And guess what? IT RAINED again!! This time we were under the roof and didn't get wet at all. There were only a few people from Burt's there. Probably because it's Labor Day weekend. Anyway, they won and it was an outstanding game. After the game we went to the lower seats and watched the fireworks. It was wonderful.

Now our focus is on getting through this week and getting ourselves and the house ready for us to travel up to Michigan on Saturday. We're going to clean today and then have tomorrow to "rest" but I don't think that's going to really happen. I have a TON of school stuff to do and tomorrow is when I'll probably get to it. We have a birthday party for our neighbor tonight. As much as I don't want to go, I'm kinda looking forward to it because all our other neighbors will be there and we don't know any of them. Should be interesting.

My good friend Amy (Maylone) Brauer had her baby at 1:15 am, August 30th. His name is Charlie Brauer. I am so excited for her!! She's going to be an amazing mother!! I don't think we'll get to see him when we're up north next week, but I can't wait to see some pictures. My other good friend Aimee is there today visiting Amy and the baby, so I hope she takes some pictures and can share them.

Enough for now... I'll write again (I hope) before we leave for Michigan. Dave and Heather and the kids are already there, and this weekend they're up at the cottage. I'll blog tomorrow about Labor Day... it always gets me sad because for 18 years of my life I ALWAYS went up north for Labor Day. I told Steve last night at the game, if someone would have said to me two years ago that I'd be spending my Labor Day weekend at a Durham Bulls game... I would have thought they were crazy.

Until next time...