How was your Labor Day everyone? Catch any baseball? Who’s your favorite team? Fave players?


Jeff and I have been Braves fans for years. Enthusiasm ramped up when they won the World Series in 1995 (Savanna was four years old):

Sav, circa 1995. After all, this is a mother-daughter blog.

In 2021, when covid was peaking, the Braves added another world series to their record. The win put a major damper on covid blues. Check out Jorge Soler hit a homer way, way out of the park during that game: https://youtu.be/U5i4vE5kxXE If you watched the 2021 World Series you no doubt remember Soler's sky-rocketing home run. The link above is worth a watch even if you're not a baseball fan.

Soler slams it out of the park in the 2021 World Series

Jeff and I received unexpected Truist Club tickets to the Braves vs. Marlins game over labor day weekend, September 2.

Jeff and I don’t miss a Braves game on tv. When we found ourselves with last-minute second-row seats right behind home plate and access to the Truist Club, we were high as the sky. Food, drinks, lounging and private access to extra-comfy, large seats directly behind the batters was every sports fan’s dream. Even better, we had FOUR tickets. Savanna and Joey joined us!

Humbling fun!

The Braves have won 86 games this season (losses = 51). They’re in second place in the National League east division, behind the New York Mets by ½ a game.

My favorite player (at the moment) is Austin Riley. I snapped these pics of Austin preparing to bat -- couldn’t believe it was moments before he hit a homer.

Checking the pitcher out...

Preparing… (I didn’t get him in position because a security guy disrupted me :(

Running home!

The Braves beat the Miami Marlins 8 - 1!

The only downside to all the awesomeness of that particular game is that future games are likely to not measure up. Albet, wins are wins!

Thank you for Reading!

Love, Shelley

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over ~ Luke 6:38