Saturday, May 30, 2015

Air Soft

May 22-23, 2015 -This weekend we met up with friends to play some airsoft battles together.
So, on the first day, we had some great battles before settling down for dinner around 10pm before heading to the barn loft to spend the night.
Definitely the most memorable parts for me would be seeing Josiah S. jump off a bridge into a creek (flag in hand) during a game of capture the flag.
Another interesting round was when we were playing a hostage scenario at night with all of the barn lights off.  The "rescuers" formed into 4 fireteams by moonlight and the sound of each other's hushed voices.  Each team was assigned sections of the barn to infiltrate and tasks to rescue the hostage.  My team slipped through the front door and then had to weave through the stuff lying on the floor of the barn without making a sound.  The next phase was to silently climb our way up 15' feet in darkness so great that you couldn't see your hand in front of your face.  So, I had to feel my way as I climbed up with an airsoft gun slung across my chest.  Ah...good times! Although, we did lose that round actually...

Anyway, enough with all of the words - it's time for some pictures!

The barn loft



Most of the guys stayed up to watch a movie - which started after midnight.
I tried to get all of the sleep that I could before...

Everyone groggily gets out of bed - er - sleeping bags and packs up their stuff

Gearing up for another full day


Neutral face

Happy face!

Ah...yeah...caught applying makeup

Riding in the back of the truck

Looks like Noah's guarding our "6"

And then there was that time when I lost my footing while taking photos and crashed on top of Noah. =)

Waiting to ambush

Wow, and in this round Noah and Isaiah "lit up" our entire team in an ambush

And with such very little cover too...
*shakes head*

Our assault team before they breached a door to a house to root out the guys holding up in a house

Reloading during one of the breaks between rounds

Relaxing and talking during dinner

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Holliday Makes History, Hawaiian Punch, a Walk Off, and a Sweep

May 27, 2015 - This evening we enjoyed a beautiful evening at Busch Stadium to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals vs the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Nobody looks good in photos taken from below you

I was hoping for a home run from Kolten Wong, and he did just that on the very first pitch of the game!
 #WongBall #HawaiianPunch #ASGWorthy baseball enthusiasm over Kolten Wong often manifests itself in hashtags

We had a great time with Mrs. Ford at the game!

Matt Holliday made some history when he became the first player in the National League and the Cardinals to reach base in the first 43 games of a season.

It was a great game!
The Cardinals were trailing in the 9th inning, but thanks to a home run from Heyward, the game was tied back up.  We later loaded the bases with 1 out and the D-Backs moved their one of their outfielders to the infield and played in for a double play.
Jhonny (or Ja-honnie as we call him) comes up to the plate...

Check out the end of the video below to see how we won in walk-off fashion to sweep Arizona!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Masquerade Ball - II

May 25, 2015 - Here are the final photos from the Masquerade Ball from Memorial Day.

These look like promotional shots for the Savoy Ballroom :P

The ballroom was just beautiful with the wooden floors and those chandeliers and lit columns

"'re mask is just a bit creepy, Ben."

Remember, remember, the fifth of November!

Well, thankfully, we were still in May.