Wednesday, October 29, 2014

DID YOU SEE PANDA TONIGHT?

Oh, he's such a cute boy! I wonder who's his momma?

Winking at the camera - at all of us before Game 7 of the World Series tonight! Did you see him?

I asked Mike if he was the captain, he's always pumping up the team and the crowd. Have you seen his batting stance routine? It's clear out of the box. I thought Pence was my favorite, but it's got to be Sandee.  He's got such a cute little fat body. He gets a hit and he fists a heart shape to the crowd and to Heavenly Father.
It was the bottom of the 9th inning, the Giants had 2 outs, but the Royals had a runner on third base ready to tie up the score 3 to 3.  Kansas City Royals, Salvador Perez is the batter with the season on the line. The count is even with 2. Perez fights off another high fast ball from the now legend, Madison Bumgarner, and then pops up on the left side - Panda's side - it just had to be him to make the last out for the San Francisco Giants. Panda is there in foul territory to make the catch and falls down to the ground with excitement! He's so dramatic and I think he is sooo cute. I'd like to be his momma.
The Giants win the 2014 World Series tonight. The Giants have been the first team to win a World Series Game 7 on the road since 1979, mostly thanks to their all galazy MVP southpaw pitcher, Madison Bumgarner and of course Sandee Panda Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence. That's what Mike says; "these 3 deserve MVP."

Keaton told us the Giants are now considered a dynasty for winning 3 non-consecutive titles in 5 years.They certainly are a special group of guys and deserve that title.

Hey Mike, I need that picture of me with Juan Perez's autograph; he's a World Champion now; left field starter Game 7!

I love baseball.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

UTTERLY CUTE

Here's the annual Canyon View versus Cedar Halloween baseball game that was held today.  Not too scary costumes this year, pretty cute.

Monday, October 27, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO FUN

 First stop: Joe's in Las Vegas before getting on the airplane.  Watched Game 3 here.
Arrived in San Francisco Friday night at 11:30 pm  Clift Motel was hopping even that late. Music and partying going on inside. Our motel was right down town in Union Square; two blocks from the Cheesecake Factory.  Yep, we ate there twice.
 We were here Game 4 and 5
Here's the boats out in McCovey Cove getting ready for the night games.  They even had to have a police boat out there supervising. So funny!

Down on the field getting autographs.  Perez is the sub for left field. Mike didn't even know him when I brought up my autographed phone case to our seats; and teased me.  He knows him now though because Perez got put in the game and did awesome. He almost hit a homerun Game 5; it hit the fence right on the top but stayed in the field - darn it!
 We love our standing room area right up above third base.  Even when we have seats, we guard this area.
Right before game time, this lady thinks she can get in front of Mikey. She doesn't even ask, she just butts right in. (Duh? Kindergarten 101) We couldn't believe the nerve of her. YOU KNOW IT, I put up a fight!
 Here's Pence in his pants.
 Ike, the usher, let me photograph his bling - hoping for another title on Wednesday.
 UPS Mike knows how to carry cargo on the streets. We fit both of us in one carry on luggage.
 A good time we had in San Fran
Keely, these ugly shoes sure did do the trick, they walked me all over San Francisco. COMFORTABLE!

HIPPY PANTS, GRANEE PANTS, PENCE PANTS

I asked Mike what he wanted me to wear this weekend; without a doubt he answered, "Your Hippy Pants."  He loves them. They are so out there that I don't dare wear them in Cedar City, but in Las Vegas and San Fran, I can get away with them.

I bought these pants when I was in California this last summer. I remember when I walked outside the shop to model them in front of Mike and Keaton to get their approval before buying, Keaton raised his eyebrow at me and looked at Mike and said, "Not bad."

They are really fun to wear. Everyone looks at you and stares; not to mention they are really COM  FOR TA BLE!  In our family, comfortable is the priority!


Not to be out done; Hunter Pence on the Giants knows how to show off too.  Have you ever seen a baseball player wear pants like these - up above the knees?  He is one heck of a ball player even if everything he does is unorthodox - contrary to what is usual. I think he is my favorite player this year in the World Series.

As Mike and I walked down Third Street to AT&T Park, Mike said, "Kim, you should have gotten those Pence Pants made for us. We could have been on National TV."

Remember a few years ago in 2010 when Brian Wilson was the Giants #1 closer and he made "Fear the Beard" famous?  Well, what do you think would have happened if Mike and I walked into that ballpark with Pence Pants on?  I guess we will never know.

Grannee Pants?  Now that is another one of Mike's stories.

WORLD SERIES 2014

We didn't get to sing Sweet Caroline.  In San Francisco, they sing, "When the lights go out in the city and the sun shines on the bay. Do you want to be there in my city? Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh".

We just got back. The Giants lead 3-2. Details coming later.

Friday, October 24, 2014

GO GIANTS!

It's all tied up 1-1. The Royals and the Giants in the World Series. Game 3, 4 and 5 in San Francisco this weekend, starting tonight. I know my kids love ORANGE!  Mike does too.

Oh my!  Keaton came home for lunch today. His request, grilled cheese sandwiches with a bowl of Mamma Harris' tomato soup. Delish! 

As he headed out the door, he asked, "When you leaving mom?" I wrapped my arms around him and gave him a big hug; he was as broad as a giant - thick too!  I love this kid.

Be good Keaton.

"Bring me home the Iphone 6 from that Apple Store remember?"  Oh Keaton.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TODAY

Keaton is friends with Jaden Black and Jaden's mom, Alisha, is my friend also. A couple of weeks ago Alisha took Keaton with her family to St. George for the day. One thing that was on Alisha's agenda was to stop by her cousin Camille's house to visit them.

Alisha was visiting with Camila inside while Keaton and Jaden were outside playing with the kids. As the mother looked out the window, she noticed Keaton jumping on the trampoline and giving a lot of attention to her children. (That's how Keaton is. He is so good with kids and adults too.) Camille asked Alisha, "Who is that kid?"

Alisha went on to tell her, "That's Keaton Kringlen. He plays baseball with Jaden at Canyon View and he is going to BYU to play baseball.  His dad died when he was 5 years old."

What you need to know is that this mother, Camille, lost her husband a few months ago in an airplane crash. He left his family, his wife and 4 kids. He was an anesthesiologist. They are devastated and wondering if they will EVER get over it.

When all the kids gathered in the house to tell Alisha and the rest of them goodbye, the mother said, "Landon, did you know Keaton's dad died?"

Landon didn't know that and his mother went on to tell Keaton's story.

The next morning Alisha got a phone call from Camille. Camille told Alisha, "Last night was the first night that Landon's gone to bed with a smile since his dad's died."

Alisha went on to tell me that Landon's hopes and dreams had been crushed with the loss of his dad, but after seeing and being with Keaton, he has hope that he too will get to play baseball in college one day.

Today I was directed to another story of a young boy who lost his dad of a heart attack. The little boy, Travis Hamonic, was only 10 years old at that time. After the father's death, his mother sold the farm and moved away to Winnipeg. The boy then got involved with hockey and became really good; going to college and drafted to the pros.

The video ends with him helping other children that have an unfortunate bond with him. They have also lost a parent. He invites them to his hockey games and entertains them afterwards. They are sooo happy being with this professional.

But the one thing that brought tears to my eyes and made my heart so weak was when he said, "I would trade in every game I have played and will play in the NHL for just one time for my dad to be able to watch me and for me to be able to talk to him after the game about it."

I can't quit crying.  I've been crying all day.

I'll end now with how much I love my family. I wish life could be blissful!