Monday, June 8, 2009

Baseball and Soap

We went to Houston this past weekend to see the Noels (all of them). The entire family rallied together to show cousin Benjamin how proud we all were to watch him graduate from high school, despite difficult health problems he's battled with over the past few months. He did it! He's a fighter!

On Sunday, John and his brothers wanted to go to an Astros game, and I was a bit...ummm, reticent. Actually, that's not true. I was pretty vocal about my feelings towards spending a Sunday in a HOT, sunny stadium for NINE innings of a game I can't really identify with or relate to in any way shape or form. Let me explain: it's very important that I emphasize how un-baseball-ish I am. When I was in middle school I signed up for a summer softball team because all my girlfriends were playing. I ended up getting hit with the ball almost every game, I was so hot and miserable, I got stuck in the outfield because I can't throw, and I was never paying attention when the ball came my direction because I was either practicing my ballet dance or day dreaming. Needless to say, and if I recall correctly, I think I dropped out mid-season. What a quitter.

So, like I said, I was pretty vocal about the Astros game idea. But, (surprise surprise) I went and I loved it! I don't know what it was about the whole thing, but it was so fun. Maybe it was my red-bearded brother-in-law Alex who dressed up like a Pirate (the Astros were playing the Pittsburgh Pirates) and screamed "RRRRRRRRR" every time the Astros scored. Maybe it was my DELICIOUS 24 0z Heineken. Mmmm! Maybe it was the four guys sitting in front of us, screaming obscenities at the Pirates (but laughing at Alex). Maybe it was the fact that Minute Maid Park (the ex-Enron field) was not only covered with a retractable ceiling, but was also AIR-CONDITIONED!! Whatever it was, I had a glorious time, and will probably baseball-it-up again soon.

On an unrelated note: John and I discovered Skinny Skinny soap this weekend when we ducked into Anthropologie to pick up a thankyou gift for Camp Shannon Esten. OH MY GOD, this soap is so amazing. It's all organic, eco-friendly, and leaves your skin feeling so soft and smelling so good, you think you're special. Check out the website (and blog, if you dare) at

I decided to order the $8 sample pack so we can try the different soaps and decide which one to stick with. I'm thinking the Rosemary Mint might be our family fave, or maybe the Unscented Oatmeal. But, I'm telling you, this soap is BOMB. And nothing beats good soap!

Hope everyone had a restful weekend, tried something new, or at least found something that smells good!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Jessica!
    Your mom told me about your blog, so I had to come check it out. I love it! It inspires me to write down my journey, however, I am a terrible writer so I won't be making mine public! :)
    Hope you and John are doing well!
    (Rob's) Sarah