Tuesday, May 17, 2011

bucket list

Being married to a busy guy can have its challenges.  Lately, hubs has spent a lot of time going back and forth to Dallas due to a big project he's working on.  Last week, we had little family time together due to working overtime while he was in town.  We do what we can.  And Sunday, we made another trip to the airport.  *sigh*  Girl movie nights anyone?

We {as in, the girls and I} seldom {if ever} get work-related perks.  I'm not complaining.  Really.  In this economy, we're thankful he has a job.  It's just life.  Life, for us, goes on as normal.  Schooling, laundry, taking out the trash, running to the store, cooking meals, watering the lawn {texas drought}, miscellaneous errands, and even killing my own bugs.  


There's not a ton of time off for hubs, but I know that if something came up, his boss would be understanding.  There's something to be said for that.  Don't get me wrong.  He loves his job and co-workers.  There's something to be said for that, too.

However, this past Saturday, we were gifted with baseball tickets.  Yea!  A perk!  A baseball game is one of our favorite things.


Long story short, they were gifted to us from a co-worker of hubs who needed computer work done.  And these were not just any ol' tickets.  These were DIAMOND CLUB tickets!  Crazy, right?!

Four. rows. behind. home. plate!

Hubs said this was on his bucket list.  I quickly wrote it on mine and checked it off.  

We should seriously make one of these lists.  Have yew-awl?  Can't help myself.  We do live in the south, you know.


Things we will remember:
'free' parking.
really close.

the field, within arm's reach... as we walked out of the {seemingly underground} tunnel toward our section.

pence #9, on nator's t-shirt. 

trying to 'play it cool', as if we were not the only ones who've never sat in the 'rich people' section.

then feeling relieved upon hearing the row behind us gasp at the novelty of diamond club, too.


'free' peanuts.
'free' water, with service.
really. they kept bringing it to us.
cold. and wrapped in a napkin.
'free' frozen treats in a lil' freezer.
nice restrooms. 


a cool, cozy lounge for dining.
'free' buffet.
first time to eat a yummy, salmon salad at a ball game.
on a real dish.


seeing the players so close.
almost becoming famous... on tv.
only if the camera had panned a little more toward the right.
korean war veterans.
hearing the star spangled banner.
teaching the girls the etiquette of removing their hats.
even if we are girls.
johnson bobble-head giveaway.
several homeruns.
and the Astros win!!

The only thing that would have made this better??  If any of the Bush family had been there.  Seated 4 rows in front of us, where they normally sit.  What an honor that would have been.  We've been studying our presidents, you know.

Come to think of it, Nator said it right when she leaned over to me during the game... "I hope Daddy's friend has computer problems again."  

We're re-adding this event back to our bucket list.  Who says it can't happen again? ;)

Hmmm... What else should I add to my list?  
What's on yours?


  1. How fun!! Hubs company has a box at Giants stadium so we occasionally attend games and concerts there. It's great and spoils you for the cheap seats : ) I love a ball game...we go watch our little local AAA team play and that's fun too. And a bargain! The Yankees are the home team here but I'm a Phillies fan and cannot root for the Yankees. Don't tell my neighbors : )

  2. Wow!! What a fun time! And to live like "rich people" for the day - priceless! :) The closest I've been to anything like that was being invited to sit in the "owner's box seats" at an arena football game. That was pretty cool - complete with buffet food and what not. But arena football does NOT compare to pro baseball! So cool! :)

    I have yet to make a bucket list. But I like the idea of starting one and putting stuff on it I've already done so I can feel a little better about myself. ;)

  3. What a great day! I know it doesn't make up for all that time that he's been gone, but I'm sure it helped to be able to do something super fun like that!

    Hmmm…haven't made a bucket list yet. I should do that!

  4. How Awesome is that!!!:D I don't have a bucket list, but if I did it would include a day like that. So glad you guys got such a blessing!

  5. Wow! Diamond club seats!!! We've been given nice seats before and we were in awe... But we were paupers compared to this!

  6. Ooh what a GREAT experience! I once got to watch a Hickory Crawdads game from a box. What, you've never heard of them?

  7. What a blessing a friend needing computer work done turned out to be!

    Glad you got to take a break from the ho-hum and have some family time. :)

  8. How fun!!! What a special treat...I'm so glad you got to enjoy it with your family.

  9. Wow! Sounds like an amazing day! I'd have to agree with your girl. Let's hope this guy has computer problems again! :)

  10. What a great 'gift'. It looks like you and your girls and hubby had a blast!! I would love to sit that close at a game..well a BRAVES game ;)

    Love the pictures and I hope "Daddy's friend has computer problems again" too. Or maybe Daddy's friend with a yacht? :)

  11. Ha! I think even I could enjoy a baseball game if I had Diamond Club seats! lol!

    What a great opportunity!!! And one those girlies will surely never forget!

  12. How cool! CH & I went to a Charlotte Hornets game with one of his customers and were amazed when we drove up: this guy moved some cones very close to the stadium so CH's customer could park. And he called CH's customer by name! It's nice to get a little spoiled every now and then, huh?

  13. haha! you're so funny .... added to my list and quickly marked off :D

    i made a bucket list once, then deleted it. i'm thinking of doing it again for when i turn 40 .... in two years....ugh! haha


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