Monday, August 25, 2014

My First Taste of the Baseball Wife Life - Helena trip recap

Hi friends, I hope everyone is having a great start to the school year! I don't have classes today, so technically my first day is tomorrow- but I am loving everyone's back to school pictures.

It's been a hot minute since I've posted, and the reason is because I spent all of last week in Helena visiting Cy! It was such a great trip, spending two months apart is brutal. Last summer we were apart for 91 days while he played summer ball in Massachusetts but somehow this summer was even harder! Doing the "engaged things" apart has been pretty tough on me emotionally, I won't lie! This week was what both of us needed- time to relax and enjoy being together after a crazy busy summer.

I arrived late Saturday night, just in time for Cy to pick me up at the airport after his game ended. We went to eat and were beyond excited to be holding hands- I'm sure we looked super cheesy but who cares!

Sunday Cy's team played an early afternoon game at home, the weather was gorgeous! After the game we went to darling downtown Helena for dinner and ice cream. We ate at Fusion Grill, it was delicious! I had chicken florentine and Cy had chicken marsala. We walked a couple blocks down to the carousel ice cream shop, and you better believe we rode that carousel! I am thankful that Cy will do silly things with me, we have a fun life together.

Monday was an evening game, I dropped Cy at the field around 1 and then went back to the hotel and took a NAP! For those of you who don't know, I am a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, and as it would happen, my Senior Director lives in Helena! She had an event Monday night that I got to go to before Cy's game, it was so fun! At the game, It was Cy's day to sit in the stands and did stats, so I got to sit with him- it was the first time we have ever watched a baseball game together, crazy!

Tuesday we had a glorious OFF DAY! We had a delicious breakfast at Steve's Cafe, and then headed to Missoula. The 2 hour drive was gorgeous, I cannot say enough about how beautiful Montana is. When we arrived in Missoula we went straight to Cabela's to check out their gun selection. We love going to Cabela's! After that, we went to the AT&T store to have our phone contracts transferred over into our own account… We are really feeling like grown ups now. And Cy finally came out of the dark ages and got an iPhone, who would have thought!! ;) We ended our time in Missoula with a late lunch at Mckenzie River Pizza Co. and headed back to Helena for the evening.

I had the California Benedict- it was amazing x5

Wednesday and Thursday the team played in Great Falls, about 1.5 hours away, so I hopped in the truck and made the trip. Wednesday's game got rained out in the 3rd inning and I got completely soaked running out to the truck. Thursday it drizzled a bit but they played the whole game! My sweet friend Ashlyn's boyfriend plays for Great Falls (White Sox affiliate) so I got to chat with him during the game which was super fun!

Friday was another slightly drizzly and definitely chilly day in Helena, and being the dramatic female I am, I found that to be a perfect reflection of my feelings about leaving the next morning. Just kidding I wasn't too pouty, we enjoyed our last day together and had dinner at Perkins after the game. Saturday morning my flight left at 6am, so that was brutal. But somehow I held it together and didn't cry at the airport!

The good news is, Cy will be home on September 7th, so we are in the home stretch!

All in all, it was a wonderful trip. A week of baseball schedule (late nights, late mornings) really has thrown me off, but thankfully I don't have early morning classes haha! I loved being able to experience a little bit of baseball life with Cy, and I am so excited for what lies ahead of us. It is amazing that God has blessed Cy with a career that will allow us to travel and see so many different places together, and I can't wait!

Until next time,

PS 73 days until the wedding!


  1. I love this post. I love that grey shirt "property of the brewers." It's my husbands fav team. We in Charleston right now as my husband works for the Single A team of the pirates.

    1. I was so excited that they had a shirt with the real gold print on it instead of the yellow-gold color haha! CHARLESTON ahh, what a fun place to be!

  2. I've always wanted to attend a baseball game, but there are none around me :/ I love that shirt! x