Today marks 8 years married to my best friend.  

When I walked down the aisle at FireSky Resort in Scottsdale in January 2007, I knew I wanted to be with this man more than anything, although I wasn't really sure what I was jumping into with his career.  

I didn't know how long baseball would last.  I didn't actually think we would ever make it to the major leagues at the time.  Just a month later, we packed up everything in our apartments and our lives, and we drove across the country to our first spring training as a married couple.  I had no clue what I was in store for.

In the past 8 years I have celebrated his triumphs and cried for his setbacks.  
We have moved 21 times.
We had had 3 babies, 2 of which came at once.
I have flown with our son more times than I can count.
I have made countless friends on the 4 major league and 2 minor league teams we have been with.
We have spent entire seasons together, and we have spent time as a long-distance marriage.

And whenever it's come down to fight or flight, we have chosen to fight for our marriage every time.

If you're a new spouse, girlfriend, or fiancee to baseball.  I'm here to tell you that it's easy at times, and it's hard at times, but it's worth it.  

Happy Anniversary my Love!  I am beyond amazed at the life we have built together, and I look forward to what the rest has in store for us.  My favorite presents from you are Hazel, Skylar & Blake.  Marrying my best friend brought me even more love than I ever knew my heart could hold.  

The Baseball Wife


  1. Aw happy anniversary! I work right down the street from Fire Sky....I've driven past it for probably 10 years but have never been there!