Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mid-Summer Catch-up: 4th of July Weekend Cont.

I'm trying to catch you all up on the fun things going on around here that I haven't quite had the time to get up on the Blogsy...until now, of course.

Check out part one here.

And while you're at it, go check out Rachel's blog over at Rachel's Country Roots where she was kind enough to let me take over her blog for the day.
Love that Rachel. 

Friday I took the day off of work so I could enjoy a four day weekend (4th of July was on a Thursday if you remember...I know, it seems like a long time ago by now)
I started the day with my mom and sister and we went to go see The Heat.
So. Freaking. Funny.
If you haven't seen it yet, go do it.
I'll wait here...

Friday night the Diamondbacks were back in town for the 4th of July weekend and were giving out free t-shirts to the first 15,000 fans, AND had a fireworks show after the game.
I just felt like I needed to be at Chase Field for all of this fun.
 AND I needed to be one of those 15,000 fans.
I like free stuff.
I like free stuff even more when it's a combination of my favorite baseball team (i.e. the Dbacks) and my favorite country (i.e. the USA).
Nate and I waited in a line that snaked around a few blocks in 110 degree heat, and it took foreverrrrr, 
but dang it we got a t-shirt.
And I was happy happy happy.
And sweaty sweaty sweaty.
When we got inside I put my new shirt on and was ready for some baseball.
Nate made an attempt to use the restroom and asked me to hold his t-shirt, and I was like

"Aren't you gonna put this on?"

He rolled his eyes at me, but bless his heart he took it and put it on.
He hates red.
He wore red too, the day before for the 4th.
He looked at me and goes,

"I've worn red two days in a row now thanks to you."

You're welcome Nathan.

Before the game, they had a beautiful tribute to the 19 firefighters who lost their lives fighting the Yarnell fire in Prescott, Arizona earlier this month; it included bagpipes, a 19 second moment of silence, and each firefighter's picture recognized on the jumbo-tron.

The Diamondbacks organization has done such an amazing job honoring those 19 lives that were lost. It is truly touching, and makes me proud to be a Dbacks fan.
19 seats reserved for each life lost. 

After the game they turned off all the lights in the stadium, opened the roof, and let the fireworks fly!
It was pretty cool, I have to say.

Oh, and I also got to say haaaaayy to my favorite 1st Baseman:
The first time he came up to bat Nate goes,
"Here comes your boyfriend."
You're right Nate.
Here comes my boyfriend
Glad we got that cleared up.

So after Friday comes Saturday and Sunday, which pretty much looked about the same:
dogs, pool, Sonic...more dogs, more pool, more Sonic (duh?)
...and I'm not even mad about it.

Next up: my cousin's wedding in CA! 
...although that might have to wait until next week considering I haven't even gone 
through my pictures yet.
It's gonna be a doozy.
A good one though.
A good doozy.

Slowly but surely, we're catching up people!


  1. The heat was a great movie, love it!

  2. The Heat was so stinking funny. Do you know about You can get free screening passes! Stay tuned for an upcoming post!

  3. pool and baseball makes for the best weekends! i cant wait to see the heat. i love love love melissa mcarthy!



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