Weekend Warrior!


I had a very exciting weekend!  Jeremy was selected to umpire the high school state baseball tournament.   He has done this for the past few years, and I love it because it’s like a mini-vacation.  We go to Oklahoma City, which is two hours away from us.  We get to shop and eat at restaurants that we don’t have in our town.  We also get to stay at a Hilton, which is awesome!  I was so excited all week for the weekend to get here, then I woke up on Friday morning and I felt awful!  I could hardly swallow and I just felt bad.  I decided that instead of being miserable all weekend that I would run to the clinic to see what was wrong.

Congratulations, the test was positive.  I had strep throat.  Which is crazy!  I don’t know where I got it.  They loaded me up with some antibiotics and a shot and we headed out of town.  I got a small cappuccino for the road to try to help ease the pain in my throat. 

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Once we got there, I just wanted to sleep so Jeremy took me to the hotel to check in before his games started.  We stayed at the Doubletree by Hilton. 

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They greet you just like they do on the commercials, with a hot chocolate chip cookie! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and check in is a breeze. 

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Walking in the front door, the cleanliness and modern design stands out.  The lobby is big and open and has a bar.  There are computers and TVs for the guests to use.  

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This hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, and an awesome gym.  I had brought my running shoes and was planning on trying out my new insoles on the treadmill, but that didn’t happen. 

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I love the rooms because they are so spacious.  There is a living room area with a love seat, chair, and desk.  Then the bedroom area with a dresser, tv, bed, and closet. 

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The bed is my favorite part of the whole room. It is the most comfortable one I have ever slept on!  It is like sleeping on a cloud.  The mattress topper is so soft, and the bedding is even softer.  You just sink into it. 

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I also love the bathtub because it is huge!!  The picture doesn’t do it justice, it is really deep. 

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We went up to the room and I went straight to bed.  I slept for a couple of hours, and then got up and headed to the games.  Jeremy has to be there an hour before game time, so I dropped him off and headed to the mall.  I really needed to shop for some fall clothes, but I just didn’t feel like it.  The mall just had an H & M open up, so I was really excited about that.  But, it was packed full of people, so I didn’t stay in there very long. 

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I just walked around window shopping.  I only bought three things; which is shocking because I love to shop.  I bought a new Vera Bradley purse.  I’m really happy with this find because it was half off!  

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I bought this cute chambray dress at Forever 21.

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And, this plaid tunic at Old Navy. 

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I also had a coupon for a free body spray from Victoria’s Secret.  I figured it would be a small sample, so I was really excited when I got a big bottle!  

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I walked around the mall for about an hour and decided to head back to the games so I could sit down.  

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I was a trooper and sat through about 4 innings until I got too cold. Then, I slept in the car for a couple of hours until the games were over.

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After the games, it was late and I still wasn’t feeling very good and the only thing that sounded good to me was breakfast.  We went to Denny’s and I ate some blueberry pancakes.

Saturday morning I woke up really early and felt amazing!  The medicine had finally kicked in and I felt great, and had a lot of energy! 

We went to breakfast at the hotel. 

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Our breakfast is always included in our room, and it is so good.  They have a small buffet with sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits, hashbrowns, and gravy.  They also have some healthy options to choose from – fresh fruits and yogurt.  Plus, they have muffins and assorted pastries, English muffins, bagels, and toast.   And, they have cold cereals and oatmeal. 

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I ate some toast and oatmeal topped with brown sugar and cranberries. 

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 Then we headed to Bricktown to the championship games.  The games were at the Bricktown Ball Park.  It is home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the minor league team of the LA Dodgers. 

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This is a huge honor to be selected to do the championship game.  There are only 6 umpires in the whole state that are picked.  I am so proud of my man! 

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I love going to the ballpark. 

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We get to park in the players gated parking lot, and enter in through a back entrance. 

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Jeremy goes underground to the official’s locker room to dress.  I always make sure I have a front row seat for his game!  

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He had a pretty exciting game.  There was a lot of scoring, which kept it interesting.  I thought he did a great job! 

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After the game, we headed to Norman to watch his cousin play little league football.  This was the first game we have been too, and it was fun!  His cousin was so cute in his football uniform, and he played so hard!  These are 10 and 11 year olds, and the team they were playing looked like they were all about 14 or 15.  So, our team lost but it was fun to see all the family.

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On our way home, we stopped and ate dinner at Ted’s.  It is a Mexican restaurant, our favorite kind! 

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We were starving!  This restaurant has the best chips and salsa.  The setup also comes with cheese dip, and we tried the atomic salsa as well.  It is a jalapeno based salsa with avocado in it. (It’s in the middle)  It was spicy!  But, I really liked it. 

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We ordered a dinner to share.  It had one beef enchilada, two cheese enchiladas, and a taco.  This was my cheese enchilada after Jeremy took all of his off the plate.  We were so hungry that I forgot to take a picture before we dug in! 

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Dinner was so good, but I was really proud of myself for not overeating!  I tend to do that when we eat Mexican.  But, this time I stopped when I was full.  It was almost midnight by the time we got home.  I slept most of the way home, and we went straight to bed!  

Overall, it was a really fun weekend!

What did you do this weekend?

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