March 30, 2014

Quick Update

We have safely made it to San Jose!  Chris' flight got in early this morning and he had a full day at the field.  I left Scottsdale around 3:45 this morning and got to San Jose around 2:00.  It wasn't a bad drive at all.  I think I must have been hyped up on adrenaline because I only stopped twice because I was just so ready to get here.

I can not say enough about how thankful we are for our precious host family.  They have welcomed us with the openest of arms.  We have our own "cottage" that is connected to the back of the house.  It is the cutest thing and has everything we need including a really nice kitchen and bathroom!  To say we are thankful is an understatement.  Our stuff is unpacked for the most part.  I just have to find places for a few more things.  I cannot wait to spend more time with our host family for as long as we are in San Jose.

We could not be more blessed by this living situation, and we know that God intentionally placed us here.  Our host mom, Kelly cooked us an unbelievable meal tonight.  It is just what we needed after a long day of traveling.  Now it is time for some much needed sleep after a whirlwind of two days.

More to come about our San Jose adventures!


  1. That is so great you have a host family! I wish more teams D.J. is will would do that!!

  2. San Jose, and the Bay Area in general, is a nice place to live in (lived here my whole life). Lots of different types of places to eat at, nice places to go do things at or to shop at. Hope you and Chris enjoy your time here!

    I'm sure he'll be moving up a level each year. Now that he's fully recovered from his concussion, he can show off everything he had shown in his last year in college, with his four pitch repertoire. Plus I assume the Giants are teaching him new pitches too. It should be an exciting season for him, and he had a nice start last night.

    Yeah, it is nice with the host family situation here. I've always wondered if that was common throughout the minors or just for an area like here where the housing costs are so high. Sounds like this is unusual.

    The Mercury has written some about it and it sounds like a good situation for both players and families. Making a living in baseball is tough enough without worrying about where you are living and being thrust into a strange new place. Hopefully this can allow Chris to be at his best and show off what he can do. Good luck!