June 01, 2010

Brothers, Seesters and Friends.

Collin plays baseball for the Syracuse Chiefs.
Collin's sister is Lauren.
Lauren's boyfriend is Anthony Slama.
Anthony plays baseball for the Rochester Red Wings.
Rochester is 1.5 hours away from Syracuse.
Yes, we are L U C K Y.

Earlier in the season, the Red Wings came to play the Chiefs, and Collin and Anthony got to pitch in the same game.  Anthony dominates and should be in the big leagues, like yesterday.

Lauren and I had mixed feelings about which team we should be rooting for :)

Luckily, there were two day games while they were in town, so we were able to go to dinner one night and eat at our home one night.  We went to Empire Brewing Co. which specializes in local beers and wines and produce from the Central New York area.  The blue corn bread is to DIE for.  After dinner we found this little gem of a place called Al's Wine & Whiskey Lounge.  

Whiskey's not my cup of tea.  I would probably try and put a couple packets of Splenda in it to mask the taste, (Michael Scott from The Office anyone?)  But they do have an excellent wine list and even Framboise on tap!

I often talk about how lucky we are that we all like each other and that we all get along individually and as a group.
We get together a lot in the off-season, Tuesday's at Fred's, Monday night Kickball games (yes Collin and Anth were in an adult kickball league!)  
We all went out to Laguna Beach for Halloween, as 80's rockers.

We are family by chance but friends by choice. 
(Queue the sappy music)

Love you all!


  1. Ash, you are really blessed to have a great husband and to be in such a wonderful baseball family with Lauren and Anthony. Your Dad couldn't be happier. Collin did so well last night. It is an exciting time for you all.
    Bless you!

  2. You made my night with the Halloween pic!!!!! I couldn't stop laughing! Can't wait to see you!
    Love, Rach