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Life of a Baseball Family – Frequently Asked Questions

Life February 12, 2016

For those who have been asking, I am feeling much better than I did a few days ago. That was a scary episode that I hope to never experience again. And it’s a good thing that I’m feeling better because early tomorrow morning we leave for spring training. Which means today I have to pack up everything we will need for the next six months. With a new baseball season…

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What does “local” mean to a gypsy like me?

Faith, Life July 30, 2014

I met my husband Jeff in college a few weeks before he signed a professional baseball contract. He spent seven years working his way up the minor league ladder with a few cups of coffee in the big leagues, and I was right there by his side. We moved around. A lot. Five moves in one year was typical. And every time he was promoted, I would have to start…

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I’m in love with Montana, and I don’t care who knows it

Life June 18, 2014

Well, we made it to Missoula, and I just can’t get over the beauty that surrounds us. We are staying in a one-bedroom apartment on the bottom floor of a beautiful home in Frenchtown, a small town just outside of Missoula. The house sits at the top of a hill with 360-degree views of pure awesomeness (That photo above? From the front yard). We have a trampoline and a playground right outside…

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See you in Montana

Life June 11, 2014

As excited as the kids are for our upcoming move trip to Montana, I can see the stress of change starting to creep in. (Must have something to do with the bags, boxes and piles around the house). So now is a good time for me to unplug, focus my attention on their tender hearts, and settle our family into a new way of living. I’ll be back sometime next week…

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We’re moving to Montana – Frequently Asked Questions

Life June 2, 2014

In ten days or so, our family of four will be packing up and heading to Montana for three months. Jeff is the pitching coach for the Missoula Osprey, and their season begins on June 16th. As a baseball family, this is considered normal. But as I started getting questions from those around us, I realized this isn’t normal for most families. So I thought I would answer some of…

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Peanuts, Pranks, and a trip to 1979

Life April 15, 2014

The lint catcher in my dryer is full of sunflower seeds which means baseball season is in full swing again. So why not do a post about all things American Pastime? First up, a few friends and I threw a vintage baseball themed baby shower last week for our friend Whitney. Christine made an incredible cake, Emily whipped up festive bunting, Lindsay crafted up cute party favors, and I supplied…

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I’m Considering Homeschooling. Related: I’m wondering if I’m crazy.

Life December 18, 2013

We recently found out that Jeff got a promotion (Yay!) and that we will be spending our summer in Montana (Double yay!).  He will be the pitching coach for the Missoula Osprey, a short-season rookie team that runs from mid-June to the beginning of September. We are thrilled about this opportunity.  It’s great for Jeff, and who can be upset about spending the hottest months of the year in Montana?…

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