It's official (we'll 99%...you just NEVER know in the baseball world) that we will be headed for Zebulon, North Carolina a week from this Sunday for the start of the baseball season. The Carolina Mud Cats are the new AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. It will be the Reds first season there, and we are very excited to get to know a new town! Quite a few of our very good friends also found out they will be going there today too which is nice to know. All of us wives are busy arranging our final plans on how to make the big trip from Sarasota up to Zebulon. We have found an amazing apartment complex that is working with us! They have offered us short term leasing (you never realize how important this is until you can't find it!), washer and dryers for free, waived pet fees (nice since we have 3), and they are putting everything in their name so if we get moved we only have to track down the people at the front office instead of a million different people...woohoo! I will keep everyone posted on how we plan on making our trip... still up in the air since we can't fit our whole family and belongings into the car.
This is a HUGE year for Derrik... I won't get into all the technicalities of it because it gets hard to understand, but Ryder and I can't wait to be his biggest fans sitting in the stand every night cheering him on!!!