Thursday, July 30, 2015

Two Years Well Spent...

( state fair / exploring / snowmobiling / wild hockey game )

Looking back 2 years ago from today, our first date.  A smile spreads across my face as I think about the moments leading up to you picking me up... pacing back and forth, playing volleyball against my wall, waiting for you to pull up.  You sending me text messages: 5 minutes, 2 minutes, 30 seconds... my hands shaking, heart racing... I was so excited yet so nervous.  Not so chatty on the way to the lake I remember you asking if I was ever going to talk.  The walk around the lake was perfect and not even being hungry at Champps because I was still so nervous.  I was so far out of my comfort zone yet so comfortable with you.

( mini gulf by grandview / out to eat )

When it came to you, I had no patience.  I still have no patience.  I wanted to spend as much time with you as possible but that isnt always easy with kids and setting limits.  You respected my boundires yet pushed me in all the right ways.  Those first few weeks and months where perfect, dating you was fun, interesting, exciting, nerve wrecking, adventours and thrilling.

( Bobs parents /  snuggling / at the cabin and four wheeling )

My nerves didn't shake for weeks, hell maybe even months.  I was always pacing before dates, always looking out the window waiting for you to show up whether it be for a date or coming over later at night to snuggle. I still find myself waiting for you to come home, craving your touch and affection 2 years later...

( Heather and Ian wedding )

You have become my best friend, restored my hope in love, given our children a relationship to look up to and made my heart happy.  We have done so much in just a short two years: we are always up to something, always on the go and always finding new adventours to take on.  We have so much in the plans and we have so many more goals and dreams to achieve, I believe with you anything can happen and for that I am truly lucky!  


( four wheeling / 4th of july / a night outside / ice fishing )

 I truly am thankful for you in so many different ways.  You are the hardest working man I have ever met, not to mention the most handy.  You allow my ideas to come to life ( well some of them ) and that in itself excites me.  You are dedicated to me and to our relationship and you prove that daily.  You challenge me and take me out of my comfort zone, which excites me and scares me all at the same time.  You are not one for affection in public but you will randomly hold my hand, put your arm around me and pull me in and when that happens my heart skips beats.  I will forever be thankful for your snuggles every night and your kisses every morning, I would be lost without 
those things.  

( severs corn maze / bobs birthday at Texas Roadhouse )

2 years later and im still obsessed with you, still into you, still crazy about you and still falling more in love with you every day!  2 years later and your still my lottle to I love you, still my kissy boo boo and still the one I look forward to falling asleep next to every single night.  Those things will never change, you complete me and I plan to love you forever!  

( four wheeling up north ) 

Happy 17532 hours my kissy boo boo! Happy 730 days my love! 
Happy 24 months babe! Happy 2 years baby!  

2 years down and a life time to go!  
So lucky to have found one another!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Travel Ball

During the summer, a few of our week nights are filled with Baseball. 
Sawyer made the 10u travel baseball team for Maple Lake this year.

Last year his team had a tough time.
When a team looses 99% of their games,
the children feel defeated and start to loose passion in the game.

This year was going to be a different story.
Sawyer was playing up an age level.
We had high hopes for a fun season.

His games and practices called on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
I was thankful for this because those are the nights we have the kids.

It allowed us to know what we would be doing each week and it 
allowed us to be at almost every game this season.

I enjoy routine, having days planned out,
and knowing whats going on.  

He had 4 different tournaments around the area.
3 of the 4 fell on our weekend with them,
Elk River, Maple Lake, Delano and State.

Tournaments are fun but man most the time the heat was intense. 
Sweat dripping, sun burning days spent watching ball.

These girls tagged along to just about every single game.
Make new friends with the other siblings on the teams.

Their favorite was when Maple Lake played Annandale.
Knowing some of the Annandale Teammates and Siblings.

I am pretty sure Avin wished they played Annandale every single game,
so she could hang out with this handsome fella Caden more often!

The Pot Of Gold tournament that Maple Lake held was over fathers day.
They got a picture of the boys with their dads, how sweet!

Grandma and Grandpa Ogilvie got to watch a game.
Its always special to have a few extra cheering fans!

We got a little festive and made some ribbon sandals.
Then it rained and the ribbons did not like that!

Next year we will make some shirts,
I am sure those will last longer!

We always tease about making a sign for Sawyer,
I think next year we need to full fill that little tease.

For the last game of the regular season Maple Lake played Annandale!
They had a home run derby in the big league stadium and just made it a fun time.

There where so many siblings there.
Kids doing gymnastics, playing ball, red rover red rover.
It was nice to hear all the laughs and giggles in the background of the game.

We gave Sawyer the nickname "DQ".
Anytime he hit the ball over the out fielders head,
we treated the kids to Dairy Queen!

He had a few good hits and we ended up at Dairy Queen more often then we needed to.
The kids all enjoyed it and it gave him something to look forward to.

Now we need to work on his confidence and passion for the game,
so when he gets up to bat he tries a little harder and wants to crush that ball. 

Maple Lake ended the season at the State Tournament in Rosemount.
There was 32 teams and we where guaranteed 3 games.

We sadly lost all 3 games and didn't make it on to bracket play,
but the boys played great, hit the ball really well and challenged the 3 teams they played.

We got to stay at a hotel on Friday night.
The kids where excited of course!

Baseball, Pizza Ranch with the team, and swimming to end the night.
We luckily didn't have to pay until 10am on Saturday, 
so the team was well rested.

It was such a fun season of baseball.
We won some, lost more but the kids played well together.

I hope this is the team Sawyer is on next year.
He seemed to enjoy being out on the field.

I know he wanted to pitch this year and never got the chance.
Maybe next year he will speak up and ask for just one chance at pitcher.

He had a few great hits and made a few sweet plays.
Its always fun to see him come in after a great play with a huge grin on his face.
We where sometimes lucky enough to get a high five from him right after that inning.

Sawyer doesn't get overly excited or worked up about much,
so to see excitement on his face is always a great day!

I am a huge fan of sports.
I think they make a great impact on children.
I strongly believe every child should take part in some sort of sport.

I look forward to many more years of cheering him on from the sidelines!  
Nice Season DQ!!