"What are you doing here?"

7.22.2013

For the last 30-some-odd days I have been waiting for the chance to see my sweetheart. You see, he was drafted by the Diamondbacks and three days later left on an adventure (by himself... how rude! Just kidding. Someone has to make the money around here!) to play baseball in Montana. Three days after the big call I dropped him off at the airport, and that is where the countdown begins. The countdown in text messages looked a little something like this....
A picture of the number of days left until the BIG DAY! When Adam would finally be in Utah again. Sadly not in our home, but in Ogden. Which is just one Hogwarts Express (we like to pretend we are students at Hogwarts when we ride the Front Runner - I keep trying to get Adam to ask the security guard if they have any chocolate frogs on their cart) ride away. 2 hours on the train. Or 1 hour by car. And I am there! At last. And the most exciting part? The first day I would see Adam I would also see him pitch! Sweeeet. So his bus rolls into Ogden Tuesday night and then in just 24 hours I get to see him. I'm sitting at home waiting for PLL to start and I hear a knock knock knock... and then this happened.
So the video looks a little messed up - that is what his teammates told me - but let me explain. I am sitting at my house texting my husband in anticipation of seeing him the following day. I go to open the door. No one is there. And then this crazy guy pops out from around the corner. It took me a solid 3 seconds to register that the crazy guy was in fact my HUSBAND! And all I could say is,  "What are you doing here?" To which he said, "I'm here! Surprising you!" And I am about to cry. And then I look up and see good ol' Madison filming the whole thing. And I was confused and embarrassed... and I shut the door! For some reason that was the only thing my brain would let me do. Yeah... obviously you can see why Adam married me, I am so charming and welcoming. 

And then the tears started flowing. I missed him. A lot. And then there he was right in front of me. And all I could do was hug him and say how much I had missed him. And cry... of course, because I am a female. And then I wanted a photo together to share with everyone that he is HOME! Didn't matter if I had just cried for a good 5 minutes.
And that started the best week in a long time. 5 days with Skinny Mill. Train rides, lots of sandwiches, too much baseball, a trip to Idaho, cupcakes... all of it. But really the best best best best best best BEST part was just time with my honey. Because I missed him (in case you didn't already here that?) and I got to be with him basically non stop for 5 days. 

It was really exciting for me to see Adam pitch again. And this time I got to see him coming out of the bullpen, which is where that kid really shows up. He faced eleven batters and struck out FIVE! Say whhhat? That is pretty impressive if you ask me. Also. The radar gone showed he hit 99 MPH. But he said it was wrong. But I say... let's roll with it, okay? It was so fun being there watching him with our friends Jeff and Nicole Davis, Drew and Madison Dennis, and Adam's brother Mike. And what would a game be without a picture after the game, our first professional baseball couple picture that is.
Lucky for us, there is that awesome Hogwarts Express I told you about.. so Adam got to come home to Provo every single night. I brought him home and the next day he would catch the train up. And then on Friday we headed up to Idaho following the team bus for more games in Idaho Falls. Those games were great because Adam was charting and so I got to sit one chair away (seriously... one away, I wasn't allowed to sit next to him per team rules) from him in the stands. Which is way better than sitting alone and making funny faces at him in the dugout. But all good things must come to an end.... 
Yesterday after their game and some dinner with Adam I headed back to Provo for work today. Which is a double bummer since Adam is starting the game today. My parents are heading up to watch him so he can have some of that Edmunds love. And the countdown begins again. This time only 25 sleeps until I see Adam! And this time it is triple special. One special because I see Adam. Two special because I get to see his home for this summer in Missoula. Three special because I get there the day of our one year anniversary to celebrate! I can't wait to see Skinny again, but after being with him this past week the wait is worth it. Adam is doing something he loves and I am supporting him. And it just makes our time together that much more valuable. 

And hey Adam - thanks for the surprise. Even though I cried. I loved it. And I love you. And you are the best-est-est. Thanks for an awesome 5 days. Only 25 more sleeps!
Tayler Morrell said...

So happy that you got to spend some good times with Adam when he was in Utah. =)
Our Fairy Tale

Amanda Schroeder said...

25 more sleeps. You got this. Call me sometime, Deidre! My husband is always out of town. And I think you might need a girl night one of these days. With lots and lots of chocolate. And lots of ice cream.

Michelle said...

yay yay yay, so cute!

Elisabeth @ Bella said...

a month apart at a time has got to be so hard! way to be strong (and to cry when necessary :)

Sam M said...

That video is so funny. I love that you just shut the door in his face. It's so hard to be away, but it's so good when you're reunited. I hope those 25 days go fast!

Mara and Jae said...

first of all - love that you watch PLL too :)

second - love husbands that do cute things like surprise their wives! way to go adam!

P. said...

Aw! That is such an adorable surprise!! It's tough having our loved ones far from us but seems like you had a great time. :)

xo,

Ana Paula

A Muse in Purple said...

I love the look he throws back to the camera guy...uh, now what? Haha! So happy for you!

Amberly Lambertsen said...

Ok, first of all, I love you! I love that you guys call it the Hogwarts Express, that cracks me up!!!! And second of all, I love that video, so you!!!! :)

Kelsey Elise said...

Oh the joys of long distance baseball relationships... Those times when you're together are always that much more special! Happy to see you two enjoyed this one!

alesha said...

Awwweeeee! I love that you closed the door on him :) bahaha!

Vicki Garrett said...

So very cute!!! I'm glad you two got to spend some time together. :)

Corina said...

Those numbers are so fun! I would love that. What a fun surprise!

Meghan said...

So happy that you were able to spend some quality time together!

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