Monday, February 20, 2012

Insomnia = Awesome text messages

Insomnia is a crazy thing. It really makes me a better wife though. Well..... I am a better house keeper and laundry folder for sure. It also makes my text messages to my sleeping husband quite interesting..... to say the least. He's gonna wake up and either laugh, or wanna slap me.

Laying here unable to sleep. Not like me at all I know. So a few things to remember tomorrow. 1)Hit the ball hard...every time. Only triples and homeruns are acceptable. 2)Throw everyone out....everyone. Even when you aren't catching. Just throw it from the dugout. 3)Be a bad ass....all the time. Just walk around cursing at people and occasionally hit someone in the face. Maybe even a coach or 2. But not Naggy. We like him. 4) Make the team. Seriously. I'm not joking. 5) Forget (1-4). Those were jokes. 6) Remember how much I love you. 7) Have a great day. :)

Oh.....and it also makes you do other crazy things. Like post text messages to you husband on your blog. :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Here we go again

Hello everyone. Well, it's that time of the year again. Ryan left this morning for spring training in AZ. Waaaaaa waaaaaaaaa. (In my best Debbie Downer voice.) Every year it gets harder to watch him go, but this morning was probably the toughest departure yet for Ryan. Leaving Parker was probably the toughest thing he has ever had to do. She is quite the daddy's girl. But we will see him very soon. I have been very blessed to get to travel with him the last 2 seasons. One while pregnant....and puking....and one with a sweet 4 month old baby girl. Parker and I will be visiting spring training in a month for about 2 weeks and then we will be joining him when the season starts. Wherever that may be. I can't remember what I have posted in recent posts, but Ryan is now with the Diamondbacks. So this will be another new team and another new group of ladies for us to meet. Meeting the new girls is always fun, but a bit intimidating at the same time. I've been on both sides of it now. We were with the same team (Angels) for 10 years, so I knew pretty much everyone. Last year we were with the Blue Jays so I was the "new girl" if you will. I was so blessed to have met such an amazing group of women last season in Vegas. I will get to see a few of them this year at spring training. I can't wait!

It's always interesting...and to be quite honest it's just sit in the family section and just take it all in. There are the proud parents that sit and brag (as any parent would) about their baby. The new girlfriends that are sooooo excited to be there. The veteran wives that have seen enough baseball to last a lifetime. Maybe the girlfriend and wife are both there. JUST KIDDING! I told Ryan he better tell his other girlfriends the dates that I'm coming so our paths don't cross. Haha! Seriously though, spring training is always a blast and I'm really going to miss this life when it's over.

I have found myself thinking more and more about "the end". Ryan is....well.....older than he was when he started this fabulous game. I'm not of course. I'm still 18....or....let's say 21. That age is much more fun and legal. I tend to enjoy my coctail every now and then. Haha! We have been blessed beyond words. I have memories that will forever be etched in my mind. The first call up, actually EVERY call up (That excitement never goes away.), the first hit, the first home run, the walk off against the Yankees (Yeah baby!), the friends we've made, the crazies I've met (and ooh I've met a few), the places I've traveled, flying all over the country, flying all over the country with a baby, watching Ryan sign autographs and watching kids faces light up when he even looks their way. There are just so many wonderful aspects of this game, but let's not forget the heartache and struggles along the way. It has been a crazy ride, but I wouldn't change a single thing. I can honestly say that Ryan is the same quiet, sweet, shy, country boy he was when he started this game. I love him more everyday and watching him with our daughter makes my heart melt. He is the best dad and husband...well the husband part is questionable.....but he's an awesome dad. :). Not that he will ever read this, but he'll love me for that one. Hehe. I'm just trying to take it all in and really cherish each season because i know each one could always be the last. I know we crave a "normal life", but there are so many guys that would kill for the opportunities my husband has been given. I never want him to look back and have any regrets. So my advice to all of the girlfriends/fiancé/wives is to be supportive and encouraging. Because once it's over, it's over. We have the rest of our lives to live a "normal life". Just sit back and enjoy the ride. No one rides a roller coaster because it goes 2 mph on a straight track. We ride it for the speed and the sharp turns and the loops. And oooooooh what a ride it's been. I can't wait to see what this year has in store. I'll keep ya "posted". Baahaahaaaaa......

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My new/temporary gig.

Okay....I'm just gonna say it. I have been doing something that I'm not very proud of. It's really hard to talk about, but I figure I should just openly talk about it and get it over with. I.....have teaching!!!!! There I said it. It's official. Everyone knows now. Hehe. Seriously though. If you are a teacher, or have EVER subbed, then you know what I'm talking about. Subbing is hard and you definitely don't get paid enough to do it. But I miss my teacher friends and I get a little bored sitting at home all the time. So I decided to sub a bit. And guess what? Kids is CRAZY. No, you read it correctly. They IS crazy. Kids have NO respect for adults, or each other for that matter. They need a reality check, and I like to give them that every so often. :) I don't know why kids are so disrespectful, but if Parker EVER talks back to a teacher, then I WILL regulate! No a lighter note, they do say the funniest things. I would be happy to share if you would like for me to. You would? Well alrighty then.

1. Kindergarten Class - Me -"Did everyone tell their parents to bring a pumpkin to class this week?" Student - "My mom is broke. Broke as a joke. Well, that's what my dad says. She ain't got NO money. So she is definitely NOT bringing a pumpkin."

2. 4th Grade - (After the counselor had talked to them about long and short term goals.)
Student - "My short term goal is to get out of this corner and move back to sitting with the class." (The child has been secluded for acting CRAAAAAZY!!) Counselor _"Well that is a great short term goal. Now how can you achieve that goal?" Student - "Yeeeeah.....that's the part I struggle with."

3. 4th Grade - Student - "Mrs.Budde, what do you want to be when you grow up?" Me - "Well....I'm a teacher. I'm already grown up." Student - "Oh, I thought you were in high school." Me - "If I were in high school, then how would I be here teaching you?" Student - "I just thought maybe you ditched a lot like my brother does."

4. High School - Me - "I don't want to hear that language again." Student - "Sorry. My mom doesn't care if I talk like that though." Me - "Do I look like you mom?" Student - "Actually you do." Me - "I got nothin for that and now I feel really old. Just watch your mouth."

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Well hello there strangers!!!

Hey!!! I'm baaaaaack!!! You're welcome. Hahahaaaa!! Just kidding. I have obviously been a little side tracked for a while. I've been the worst blogger EVER. But Ryan and I have had a few things going on in our life. Ya babies and stuff. Baseball is still crazy and so is life. Our daughter is ONE!!! CRAZY!!! Her name is Parker Ryan. She was born January 4, 2011. She is perfect in every way. We are so blessed. Baseball is about to start up again. Ryan is now with the Arizona Diamondbacks and he is about to leave for spring training in Scottsdale. 12 years of baseball and counting. So heeeeere we gooooo again. Haha! Parker and I are staying here in OK for a while and then we will be visiting him in AZ. Once he gets settled and the actual baseball season starts, then we will be joining him. Parker is a daddy's girls so she is going to have a really hard time not seeing him for a month. But thank God for Skype. If anyone out there is doing the long distance relationship thing, or just apart for a few weeks at a time or something you HAVE to try Skype. It is amazing and totally makes the days or weeks or months apart seem so much easier. It works for us. :)
Well....I have some hilarious stories to share with you about Parker, Ryan, myself, and lots of life that's happened since i've posted last. But that will have to wait, because I have a baby to put to bed. I can't wait to start blogging again to capture my memories and thoughts. I love going back and reading old posts. Time flies!!!