Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Well looky what we have here,

A picture from a real camera. Our camera. In case you haven't noticed, the blog has been rockin' the iPhone pics as of late because my camera cord has been hanging out in Arizona and touring the country compliments of the postal service for the last few weeks or so, but alas, the cord has decided to grace us with its presence here on the east coast and I can finally share with you some of the awesome adventures we have been having in the big city.

Seeing as how it's been a while since I've had my camera cord, I've racked up quite a few photos, which you most likely do not have the time or the interest to read all in one sitting. 

Nor do I have the time or creativity to blog about all of it in one sitting.

So, like my current mode of life given the pregnancy and restrictions from the doctor to "do less", I will just do a little bit at a time over the next week or so. 

First up: the Yankees' Game. 

My husband loves the Yankees. When we lived in Germany, the first thing he would do every morning was grab his iPhone and check the score of the Yankees game, so you can imagine that going to a game was top on his list of first things to do in NYC. 

I just love baseball. The Yankees? Eh, they're cool, but I wouldn't consider myself a fan (sorry Luis). But I would consider myself a fan of the game, especially live games, so going to a Yankees game was also top on my list of first things to do in NYC.

It was a spontaneous outing for us, probably one of our last spontaneous outings for a while given that a baby will be entering our world in just three short weeks and will most likely put a hitch in any spontaneity for the next 18 years or so.  

We purchased cheap tickets online as we were heading out the door and made the hour long subway journey to the Bronx. Just as we were about to enter the stadium, one of Luis' teammates, who knew we were going the game, texted and said he was able to arrange some tickets for us. 

Even though we already had tickets, we thought we would check out the tickets he got us and decide which seats were better.  

Um, his tickets were incredible. Our $20 tickets did not even begin to compare to the tickets he got for us. 20th row, directly behind home plate, cushioned seats...other than the annoying girl behind us who felt the need to talk about anything and everything like she was queen of the world (sorry, that wasn't very nice but seriously, the chick did not have a mute button...or even a "turn down the volume" button) the ENTIRE game, they were perfect.  

I haven't been to many of the stadiums across the country, outside of the Chase Field where the Diamondbacks play and Fenway (which was awesome) with my sister a few years ago, 

and I was never in the original Yankee Stadium, so I don't know what it was like to give a fair comparison, but I thought the new stadium was done really well.  It was new and modern, but still had a traditional baseball stadium feel. 

Unfortunately, the Yankees lost, but the whole experience was a win in our book. 

Obviously, the seats were great and the game was fun, but really what made it so special (get ready for some cheesy marital love here cause I'm about to pour it on thick) was experiencing it with Luis. 

There is nothing better than doing life with your best friend, and my best friend is pretty awesome, which means we can do just about anything and it will be great simply because we're together.

The closer we get to baby's arrival, the more I cherish the time we have together, just the two of us. Whether it's taking in a game live or enjoying it from the comfort of our couch, we are pretty blessed to enjoy being together as much as we do. 

Life is certainly going to change for us come October. Spontaneous trips to Yankees games probably most definitely will not be a thing in our future. And even though the adjustments may not always be easy, it's exciting to think about this little one joining our adventure, of getting to experience life in a new and different way, not just as a"team" of two, but as a team of three.

And with that, I'm off to bed. It's 11:11 make a wish!


Carissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Your belly is so cute! I am glad you guys had fun at the game :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I agree with Carissa!!!! So glad you got to
go to game. Love, Aunt Geri

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