Monday, August 12, 2013

This Weekend I...

... went to my 9th ballpark of the year. I didn't realize it had been so many until Donny said something about it.  I still have one more to go in a few weeks, so I'll wrap up the year with 10!  Crazy.  But this time was the Greensboro Grasshoppers.  
I love their ballpark. They've got a great skyline view from the outfield.
I didn't realize until I saw this sign, but the Greensboro team used to be a farm team for the Yankees back in the day-- Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte played here!  If they still were a Yankees affiliate, you can bet that I'd be at a LOT more Greensboro baseball games.  But now they're a low-A team of the Miami Marlins...
We really went to see Colin Moran play-- he was the top player at UNC this past year and was drafted in the first round by Miami.  And as of just a few weeks ago, he's playing for Greensboro.  Unfortunately, it started to rain while were there.  Fortunately, we made it to the car before the skies really opened up, but we missed the end of the game. a cute cupcake!  School starts back this week here (and most places in the south, I guess), and our local bakery had these adorable cupcakes.  I loved the letters/numbers sprinkles!

... walked in the kitchen to find this scene.  Our dishwasher disposal was dying a slow death, so Donny got to pull out his toolbox to install our new one.  He also washed my car, filled it up with gas, cleaned the sink, and unclogged the bathroom drains all while I was getting a pedicure.  What a keeper!  :)

... had these delicious cupcakes by my mom.  They're key lime cake with lime buttercream frosting!  The recipe was for a cream cheese icing, but my mom (knowing how I hate cream cheese) made them with buttercream instead.  :)

... finished book #36, The Book Thief.  I'll have a full review of it soon, but I did not love it.  I'm very glad to be moving on to another story.

... played with crayons.  We decided to take advantage of half-price wine at Macaroni Grill, a place that neither of us typically go to.  And while we did have fun drawing on the paper tablecloths, I was reminded about why it's not a restaurant that we frequent...

How was your weekend??

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  1. Between your husband fixing stuff and your mom making cupcakes, it sounds like a great weekend! And LOL about Macaroni Grill... that is SO something I would say!

  2. Looks like a fun weekend and now I'm craving cupcakes!! :)

  3. What??? No cream cheese?!?!! You crazy!!! :)

    And you are quite the ballpark pros! Love it!

  4. So how many parks have you been to now?

  5. Whew, I thought I was the only one who didn't like The Book Thief. :)

    Can't wait to read your review!

  6. So many delicious looking cupcakes!!!

    And I love what a handyman Donny is, you got yourself a keeper girl ;)

  7. I've been wanting to read the book thief. can't wait to see the full review Visiting from weekend shenanigans!

  8. I'm jealous you've seen all those ballparks this year! Glad Donny is there to complete a "honey-do" list!!

    I think next year I will do your book challenge. I've been SUCH A SLACKER at reading this year, I'm disappointed in myself. I'm gonna go back and look through which books you read. :)

  9. Mmm those key lime cupcakes look yummy! I love key lime!