Several years ago, Andria received a new ring from Travis. Subsequently, I had the awesome opportunity to take their engagement photos at the beautiful Kauffman Stadium. Now, we’re back at the stadium, but this time Travis is the one with a new ring – an American League Championship ring. It’s definitely the most awesome piece of jewelry I’ve ever seen. Don’t tell my son I said that, though, as he woke me up this Mother’s Day morning with an absolutely charming ring made of beads and pipe cleaners.
But — here’s the crazy thing — Travis’ stunning ring was not the coolest thing that they brought to the photo session, because this time, they had their incredibly adorable daughters with them as well. They are a couple of all-star cuties. They threw me a curveball with just how cute they are. Andria and Travis really hit it out of the park with these two!
If I promise there are no more horrible puns (in this post, at least), will you keep reading? Thank you.
In all seriousness, I realized that even though I’ve been on the field and in the dugout before, the excitement still felt new. There’s a feeling that can only be described as “majestic” when you’re standing in a spot where so many great athletes have spent so much of their time. A spot where unexpectedly great plays have been met with congratulations from teammates, accompanied by the roars of the hometown fans. A spot that holds the memory of games won in extra innings. A spot where the underdogs proved to be fearsome competitors. A spot that holds some heartbreak, too, but holds much more pride, and anticipation for the greatness to come.
But, come on… this isn’t (just) about The Royals. This is about a truly wonderful family. Here they are…