Monday, July 30, 2012
Two weeks ago we went to St. Louis to celebrate Julie's dads birthday. We had a great time catching up with them and we all went to the Lantern Festival at Shaw's Garden. As you can see from the video below it was really amazing.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Tuesday night was the culmination of two and a half years of waiting. We had a feeling that the All Star Game was going to be coming to Kansas City, so we began buying season tickets to make sure that we would be part of it. We were so excited that we decided to show up early and tailgate with friends to celebrate the game. We grilled shrimp, lemon chicken, and beans. Julie also made her famous German Potato Salad which made the meal fabulous. The game was everything that we could of hoped for and more. Julie's favorite part was the player introductions and Lance's favorite part was wearing the free shirts that were given out so that the stadium would look like a flag. Enjoy the video below with the pictures that we took.
Our back door seriously needed to be replaced because it would stick when you would try to close it and the dog completely tore up the shades that were above it. Julie found a door that she liked and Lance finally relented and let her buy it. We ended up getting a Pella sliding glass door that has the shades inside the door, so this way the dogs can't mess them up.
Monday night was the All Star Workout Day and Home Run Derby and we were both really excited for it. We decided to tailgate which is always fun, but Lance decided to show people his disappointment that Billy Butler was not in the home run derby.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Julie really enjoys the mascots at games, so she was in heaven because as they were getting ready for the Celebrity Softball Game the Royals mascot Slugger decided to have a dance party with some of the other mascots. The other mascots were from the Mariners, Rays, Blue Jays, and Marlins. Julie's favorite part was when Slugger played the song, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen and the mascots danced around holding up their phone numbers. Lance's favorite was te finale when Slugger played The Time Of My Life from Dirty Dancing and recreated the part where Baby jumps into Johnny's arms, except Slugger jumped nto the mascots arms (for those that don't remember this here is the clip from Dirty Dancing that shows the scene). Poor Slugger though was unfortunately dropped by the mascots after jumping in their arms though. Julie loved the whole thing.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
We have been planning for this event for 3 years and it is finally here: MLB All Star Game weekend. As many of you know we are huge (that is probably a big understatement) baseball fans; particularly the Royals. Three years ago we had a pretty good idea that MLB was going to be awarding the Royals an All Star Game, so we decided that this was something we really wanted to do and started becoming season ticket holders to make sure it would happen. Well our intuition was right and Kansas City is hosting the All Star Game and all of the activities which we are going to be lucky enough to go to. Sunday we are going to the Futures Game/Celebrity Softball Game, Monday is the Home Run Derby, and Tuesday is the actual All Star Game. Today though we had the chance to go to Fan Fest. Our All Star Game package came with 4 tickets to Fan Fest and Lance was able to secure one more, so we decided to invite Lance's stepbrother and family to go with us. We really enjoy hanging out with them and they have a son who is a big baseball fan and we figured this would be great for him. We all went in with different game plans; Julie wanted to get Bo Jackson's autograph and Lance wanted to see everything there was and get a few autographs. We both accomplished our mission. Julie did get a chance to meet Bo Jackson and get his autograph, but it was quite the ordeal. Bo Jackson was signing at 2:00 and at 10:30 when we were getting ready to get Mike Sweeney's autograph, Julie asked the security guy what he knew about the Bo Jackson signing and the guy said that people had already started lining up for that. Lance decided that Julie could get the autograph herself, so he went with his stepbrother and friend and went to find the autograph line. We found the line and were told that they only guaranteed the first 100 people an autograph and Julie was lucky enough to be number 93. So we (Lance for a half hour and Julie for three) basically waited in line for 3 1/2 hours to get Bo's autograph and the kicker is that the only thing he would sign was a picture and nothing else. This was the highlight of the Fan Fest for Julie though. The rest of the Fan Fest we got a few more autographs, got baseball cards made of ourselves, got our picture next to the World Series trophy, bought a few pins, got tons of free stuff, and did a little bit of shopping. It was an absolute great time. Enjoy some of the pictures.