Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Here, There, and Everywhere

So if you didn't know by now, we are in Florida! Cy got promoted to the Brewers High-A team, the Brevard County Manatees. It has been a whirlwind!

Last Monday morning (a little over a week ago) I got a twitter notification from another Brewers girlfriend saying congratulations to Cy on the move up. And subsequently saw several tweets confirming said move up.

".....Uhhh babe... Looks like we need to start packing....?!"

The night before, Cy had been told it was possible that he would get the promotion, but there is nothing certain in baseball until it *actually* happens, so we didn't really think too much of it. So needless to say, we were pretty surprised- especially seeing as how we found out the news on twitter before the team actually even talked to Cy!

We scrambled to start packing up all of our stuff, and then headed to the ballpark for Cy to get his locker cleared out and get instructions on meeting the team in Florida. While Cy did that, I said goodbye to the wonderful friends I had made with the front office staff who was there at the time. (Still so sad I wasn't able to say goodbye to everyone, boo baseball)

When Cy finished up at the field, we headed home and finished packing, said a very bittersweet goodbye to our incredible host family (such a hard goodbye), and hit the road around 6pm. We stopped for the night in Terre Haute, IN and then drove all the way to Valdosta, GA on Tuesday, and met up with the team on the road in Dunedin, FL on Wednesday afternoon. Talk about crazy.

We arrived at our new home in Viera on Friday night, and got checked into the Holiday Inn, where the team would pay for us to stay 3 nights while we searched for housing. Boy oh boy, that was an adventure. Finding affordable short term housing in Florida is no easy feat. But since we were looking during the weekend of the 4th, we were at a bit of a standstill. Cy had his debut on the 4th, and we both had a great time experiencing our new home team!

Meanwhile, I sent an email to the pastor of a local church that is part of the same church planting network as our church in Texas and see if he might know of anyone in their congregation who might have interest in being a host family. 2 days later, he and his wife had invited us to stay with their family for the rest of the season! They are so nice, and we are so thrilled to have had our prayers for housing answered in such a wonderful way. Host family living is the best. We will be moving in next week!

Right now the team is on the road, so Catherine (the other full-time wife here) and I are having a week-long sleepover filled with chick flicks, beach time, and tasty food :) It's crazy to think about how much has happened in the past week, but that is the fun of baseball life! Every day is an adventure.

Thanks for following along with our crazy life!

xo, Han


  1. How exciting! Congrats on the new adventure and all the excitement/chaos you guys have been enjoying! Enjoy your time in FL!

  2. What a wirlwind! Congratulations to Cy on the promotion! I am sure we will see him in the majors soon.

  3. Way to go...........congrats to CY

  4. Wow this sounds like an incredible whirlwind! I'm so glad you were able to find a place to stay so quickly! I hope all is going well! :)