It’s summertime again, the season for both baseball and getting hitched. On Thursday last week, Vivian and I dropped by Rosenblatt to see the Omaha Royals almost beat the Nashville Sounds in a ten-inning game. It was particularly memorable for us, since we were invited down onto the field to play the “balloon bust” game between the sixth and seventh innings. We didn’t win, but we did get to sit in the first base camera well, giving us the perfect view of pitcher Philip Humber getting a line drive to the face courtesy of Nashville Sounds infielder Luis Cruz.
On Friday night, Vivian and I and a couple of our mutual friends had some fun “storming” the Holland Center courtyard to watch The Princess Bride outdoors. It was a muggy night, but after the sun went down (and they started the film at the beginning rather than in the middle) we were able to enjoy the show. Inconceivable? Not at all.
On Saturday, we attended the wedding of a few good friends, Keith and Micah. Micah was one of the first Omaha Jitterbugs I got to meet four years ago when I walked into the Eagle’s Lodge for the first time. She and Keith both attended our own wedding two years ago (Micah played the guitar as everyone was seated in the chapel) so it felt very special for us to be included in theirs. They were both wed at the Suckau Chapel on Grace University campus, and held their reception at the Bellevue University Student Center just a few feet (literally) from the chapel where Vivian and I were married. I took the liberty of playing videographer at the event, which was fun, and Vivian and I had the honor of leading the Shim Sham for our fellow jitterbugs in the midst of several other dancers. It was a beautiful ceremony and I know this wonderful, Godly couple will have a wonderful life together.