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Baseball Life, Gluten Free

Eight years ago, my husband was coaching in the Arizona League (rookie ball). We lived in Arizona full time, and our kids loved running around at Dad’s games on the grass of the backfields at Salt River. Life was good…except I was sick…and we didn’t know why.

Meet Lexy Warner

We were ecstatic and I was already setting up job interviews and finding a place to live. Two days later, we got the news that he’d actually be staying in extended spring training. We had to make the hard decision for me to move back home to KC for the time being. If there is anything that I’ve learned in almost a year of pro baseball it’s to try your best to not have expectations.

What I've Learned So Far

Every day you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. REALLY. Everyone in your life will ask and you can’t even explain it to them. Baseball is good in that way. It is the absolute greatest lesson of “taking life one day at a time” and “if you woke up today you should feel grateful to be alive.” I don’t know if there’s any other profession that will throw you for a loop on this consistent of a level.

My First Fan Fest

The day before our Dodgers activities got rolling Matt was doing something ridiculous in the hotel room to make me laugh then he said, “Ten years ago when we started dating did you think we would be staying in a hotel in downtown LA and going to Dodgers FanFest tomorrow?” We both started busting out laughing like what is our life. 

Sacrifice Hit

So in an endeavor to act out the word of God rather than just read it, I pledged to no longer ask when life would be all about me again. No longer refer to these amazing opportunities Christ has given me as 'sacrifices.' No longer wait for the day that I don't have to adjust my life to meet the needs of others.

We're in This Together

They understand this life and some of the struggles we have to go through because of baseball. They will be there for you as if they’ve known you forever. What I’m saying is, you need these girls! And they need you. You’re all in this life together and the support will be unreal.

My First Road Trip

This adventure has only just begun, but has already brought me to places I would have never traveled to otherwise. It has reassured me just how wonderful people can be, and has pulled me out of my shell entirely.

Top 10 Things I Love About Baseball Season

Happy Valentine’s Day! For many of us, this holiday comes with mixed emotions. While others are celebrating with their loved ones, us WAGs are either alone and waiting for our S.O. to FaceTime us, or dreading the impending report date that will take our guys away from us for the next seven to eight months. In fact, many of us are probably thinking something along the lines of, “I hate baseball.” In an effort to restore the love that Valentine’s Day is supposed to be celebrating, I am going to share my top ten reasons that I love baseball. 

Our Life in an Airstream

What the airstream means for us is that we can pick up our home at any time and move it with us, which is a luxury during the baseball season. We have everything we need here with us, and we don’t have to worry about apartment hunting and then buying or renting everything to furnish it. When we move for the season, we just hook up to the truck and drive to the next destination with all our belongings in tow. 

Travel Nursing: The Best of Both Worlds

The baseball world is exciting and challenging, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! But it can also be really hard for us WAGS to chase OUR dreams while helping the men we love chase theirs. There is so much sacrifice involved, but the one thing I didn’t want to give up was the world I love. Thankfully, with nursing I didn’t have to.

A Season of Change

Unfortunately things didn’t go as planned and my husband was the last cut of spring. We went back to Arizona to wait out waivers and eventually were out-righted to Triple A Salt Lake City on April 5th.Just a short time later on April 22nd my husband was called back up to the bigs, just one day later on the 23rd he was designated again and we went back to Arizona to wait out waivers. During our time in Arizona, so many things were going through our minds - Will my husband get a job? How will we provide for our unborn child if he isn’t picked up? The stress was at an all time high.

What I'm Most Thankful for in 2017

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." (Ecclesiastes 3:1) As the holiday season quickly approaches, I often find myself reciting that verse over and over in my head. I have so many things to be thankful for, but in this current season of my life, I’m most thankful for God’s grace in my boyfriend Doug’s life and my life.

Leaning Into Solitude

As wives of professional athletes we all have one thing in common and that is a unique understanding of what it means to live this lifestyle. We are the ones who experience the day in and day out blessings and hardships that are brought on by a lifestyle SO few human beings will ever truly be able to understand. Being alone a lot definitely falls under that category. 

My Breast Cancer Story

Pain and suffering changes us like nothing else can. It draws us to God. My faith in Him and my family is what has gotten me through this last year. My new normal now on this new road I'm on is still bumpy and twisty and unknown, still full of doctor visits, blood work, scans, shots and scars. But this new road has benefits too, perhaps not in ease but in seeing life differently.

Meet Caroline Freeman

I have met so many amazing people along the way and I have seen how God has used different circumstances to challenge me, strengthen me, and use me and my experiences to make a difference in other people’s journeys. I will continue to be grateful for the opportunities we have been given and I am already looking forward to the adventures that lie ahead.

The Girl in the Stands

Most people spend their summers at the beach or lake. Me? I spend nearly every day at a ballpark. My boyfriend plays professional baseball, and naturally I want to be there every day to support him chasing his dream! However, being a baseball player’s girlfriend is not what most people would think it would be! I’m going to give you a little insight into what it’s like to be a players girlfriend.

Cheering Each Other On

When you make the decision to travel with your husband for his job, people make assumptions. They assume you have given up everything you have ever wanted and he has given up nothing. They assume you must have no dreams or goals of your own because you're too busy supporting his. They might even feel sorry for you because you don't live a "normal" life.

So I'm here to clarify a few things.