we (the BF + me) love baseball. in fact, brandon was quite the baseball star. he lived for the sport, playing both in high school and college. he even tried out for a couple major league teams! his love for the sport may have been part of the reason i fell for him --- mmmm, baseball butts. hehe! if you watch baseball, you totally know what i am talking about.
so anytime i come across baseball related crafts + baking + anything really, i get excited. like this baseball bracelet tutorial i have pinned on pinterest. pretty cool, right?!? take an old recycled baseball, cut it up a bit, and "ta da!" you have a super fun bracelet! i knew i wanted to make one, so i asked brandon if i could have a few baseballs to do something "crafty" with. he agreed, dug out three balls, and gave them to me.
picking out my favorite one, i quickly attacked it with an exacto knife. loosely followed this tutorial and in no time at all i had a fun bracelet of my own. i was totally stoked having never seen a baseball bracelet like this before! not to mention the fact it was handmade by me using a baseball from the BFs college career. or so i thought!
you see, a couple nights ago the BF informed me that it wasn't a baseball he had used in college. it was the baseball he used during his tryout with the Minnesota Twins! talk about a kick to my face. i was sick to my stomach. the one ball i decided to tear apart to make a bracelet for myself was one he used to tryout for a major league baseball team?!? aww, crap!
now he claims "it's not that big of a deal" and that "he knew i was going to do something crafty with it." but still! i feel terrible. and taking advice from both of erin and vanessa's husbands, i'm currently stalking ebay for some signed baseballs + gear. or perhaps we will be making the trip to MSP (only a few hours away!) quite a few times this summer to watch those Twins play.
and really all i can picture is somewhere down the line telling this story to our kids. it's going to be epic! moral of the story: keep your special balls in a safe place. :)