10 July 2011

Sunday Snapshots

It was a busy Saturday, and I don't have that many snapshots, but in light of Derek Jeter (the other "Captain") surpassing the 3,000 hits mark, I present Yankee Stadium::

I found out after I signed up for the Romance Writers of America conference that Curious Miss Kris, a fellow Betty otherwise known as Kristel from Australia, would be in New York at the same time. She wanted to see a baseball game, so the Captain and I took her to Yankee Stadium. It was a beautiful night, and I felt like I was on a movie set. The grass was so green, the sky clear and blue, and the apartment buildings in the distance looked like quaint backdrops.

My sister Erin came along, and we were joined at the stadium by my good friend, June, who introduced me to the Betties. It was fun to explain the game to Kris, who is adventurous and kind. I wanted to introduce her as my younger sister, because we're both rocking the awesome spectacles, but you know, I'm old enough to be her mother.
Megan, Kris, and Erin outside the beautiful new stadium.

And Megan and Kris inside the stadium, looking for Derek Jeter.

June and Kris enjoying the New York subway. Doesn't everyone?

The Captain, Erin, and June all had to hop off a few stations before me, in order to catch their trains home. I still had a few days left at the conference, and Kris had a few more days to spend in New York before heading back to Australia. I hugged her good-bye outside my hotel, and watched her walk toward hers. Even though I was away from my boys, I felt motherly. I don't know if we'll ever be together again, so I was grateful to spend a few hours in her company.  

I suppose we should feel that way about everyone in our lives.

Have a lovely Sunday, my friends.


  1. Anonymous10.7.11

    I was all worried (and sMotherly) that you wouldn't find her, but whew! you did. I love these pictures, thank you for sharing them!
    (waving at June)

  2. I'm with Julie--I had pangs of oh-no-tiny-little-kris-all-alone-in-the-big-city!

    That stadium is gorgeous and so are all of you ladies (hi, June!).

    Personally, I am up at 4am drinking chocolate milk. Because I can. :)

  3. Great pics! It looks like you all had a wonderful time. It still amazes me sometimes how we've managed to find people from across the globe.

  4. Anonymous10.7.11

    Oh yay! Thank you sooo much for taking me to the baseball, it was fun and so great to be able to meet you. I also feel privileged to be able to say I have met Erin and the Captain.
    PS- You could totally be my sister!
    PPS- Sorry for the grey hairs i gave everyone :-)

  5. How fun!

    When I come to Jersey to visit my in-laws I want to go to a game too! ;). This is seriously awesome. Hooray for friends and baseball!

  6. @lora: I was up at 4 am with a husband who had a migraine (yes, the Captain has a flaw), followed shortly thereafter by a child with a bloody nose. I should have had chocolate milk to make it all better.

    @curiousmisskris: We did overreact a bit, employing the whole of the Interverse to find you! Leave it to the Captain to get through...

    I'm happy you're home and safe. We can stop sMothering now.

    @Sarah: It's a date!

  7. Kris is another whose blog I always read. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

  8. Anonymous11.7.11

    Wait, what?! STOP the sMothering? We can do that?!

  9. @Julie: In theory, yes. In practice...eh.


Thanks for reading! Unlike other Diaries, this one isn't private. Feel free to share your thoughts. Politely, of course.