Thursday, May 19, 2016

Glorious, Glorious Off Day

Off days are the BEST DAYS.

However, they are few and far between. From the start of spring training (late February) to the end of the season (early September, not including post season) there is a baseball game almost every single day. No weekends off. They are required to have an off day about once a month, but this season about 90% of those are spent on a bus, traveling to the next series.

So far this season we have had one true honest to goodness off day not influenced by travel. In two months! Crazy stuff! It was the week before last, and we loved every minute.

We started the day just sleeping in and having breakfast and coffee. We love mornings together!

Next, we headed to the Texas State Aquarium- thanks to the Hooks front office for the tickets! We spent a couple hours there and could definitely go back! It was super cool to see and learn about all of the different fish and critters they have there. We absolutely LOVE going to zoos, aquariums, and whatnot. Here is a little video/slideshow:

After the Aquarium, we headed to Hester's in the Art Museum of South Texas. Hester's is a great local restaurant with several locations in Corpus- I've heard their breakfast is to die for but I haven't gotten there early yet! Cy had the Olivia pasta and I had their mushroom soup with a side house salad. Didn't take any pics because we were too busy being google-eyed at each other apparently! But it was SO good. SO GOOD. 

Then we headed over to the other side of Corpus and stopped in at Starbucks for frappucino happy hour. Usually we both just take our coffee black with a little bit of sugar, however... One day in college when we were dating, Cy and I went to go wash his truck and it was right by Starbucks during the annual frappucino happy hour so we got a drink. Ever since, Cy has talked about how good "that one drink we had" was. So he had a caramel frappucino once again on our off day, three years later haha! 

After Starbucks, we had to stop in at a body shop. A blown out tire was kicked up into me a little while back and it scratched up the front of my car, so we had to get an estimate for insurance. Yay adulthood!!! Thankfully the damage was just cosmetic and it didn't make my airbag deploy or anything like that while I was driving. The body shop took a lot less time than we anticipated, so we headed to the mall to walk around a do a little people watching before we were ready for dinner. Seriously we are so boring ;) But we love it!

After we had walked the whole mall and worked up an appetite, we headed to dinner. It is pretty rare for us to actually have dinner together since Cy goes to the field at 1:30 and usually gets home after 10- a dinner date is a treat ;) We had a coupon for a free appetizer at Longhorn Steakhouse so obviously that is where we went! Major carnivores over here. It was delicious, of course!

All in all, it was a super refreshing, low-key day and exactly what we needed :)

Thanks for reading!
- Han

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hello Again!

Wow I really let time slip right on by and neglected this little online space! Since *several* family members have asked me when my next blog post is coming, I figure I need to actually get it done ha! Here's what we have been up to...

Spring training was great! Cy got to back up the bullpen for the big league team a couple times and was able to go on the Astros trip to Mexico City for an exhibition game against the Padres- such a cool experience for him. It was great to get acquainted with our new organization, Cy has some awesome teammates and is really enjoying being with the Astros all in all.

I have been a busy little bee working and loving my job! During the offseason I started working as a personal assistant. I work for two wonderful women who have become great friends to me, it is so much fun! And I do all of my work remotely, which is a huge blessing.

Cy was assigned to AA in Corpus Christi! It is super exciting to be moved up a level from where we ended last season- I am so proud of Cy for working hard and aiming high. It is equally exciting to be playing in Texas where we are able to see our family often! A few weeks ago we had a series in Tulsa and got to spend time with my brother and sister in law Zeb and Jamie, which is always so wonderful! And on the way there I was able to stop and visit with two of my best friends in Dallas (Jen and Melissa) and then visit with my grandparents on the way home as well. Last weekend we had a series in Frisco, TX and over THIRTY of our family and friends came to see Cy pitch, it was amazing and means so much to have that support system!

He has been throwing very well so far, which is also fun ;) There are several married guys on the team, and there are 4 wives who will be in Corpus full time this season in addition to the many others who will be in and out visiting! We are living with a wonderful host family- so thankful for the Lords provision in that! All in all, life is great in south Texas thus far ;) Here is a link to a fun article on Cy from this week {click here}

This month will mark a year and a half of marriage for us, crazy how time flies! I love being married to Cy. It's not always rainbows and butterflies, for sure, but it is really something special to get to go through this life together. Life is fun when you're married to your best friend!

I'll wrap this up with some pictures!

Cy in Corpus- Photo by Tammy Tucker

Cy pitching at Whataburger (for you non-texans, thats pronounced water-burger) Field - Corpus Christi

Dallas trip- Melissa's birthday GNO!! Such a fun night!!
At the game with Jamie and Zeb- Love love love!!!

ONEOK Field in Tulsa
With my family in Frisco @ Dr Pepper Park

My uncles, cousins, & Haley in Frisco


My favorite person to watch baseball with- my sister!!

 Thanks for sticking with me! I will try to do better about posting regularly, now that the season is in full swing ;)

- Han