"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grace Loves Baseball.....Players!

Tonight was a big night for Miss Grace.

The Minot State University Baseball Team had their annual DreamCatchers Baseball night.

DreamCatchers is our local baseball team for kids with disabilities. DreamCatchers is Grace's thing! And, tonight they got to play with the MSU players at the Dome.

When we brought her into the dome, she looked and saw all the young baseball players waiting to be chosen to be a buddy and looked up at me, gave me the thumbs up and said "AWESOME!" She loves those cute boys, that's for sure!

Here's Grace with her chosen buddy, Paul:

In the outfield with the MSU players and her friend Joel:

Grace and her bestest friend (& future husband) Conner:

Hangin' with da boys:

Getting a MSU jersey signed by the players:

Modeling her new autographed jersey:

And again...

With the lady who started it all....Michelle Bliven:

Thanks MSU players, they had a "ball"!


  1. Hahaha, Look at how comfortable she is plopped in that guy's lap. She is too much!

    Also, her name looks great on her nametag! GO grace Go!

  2. Grace looks tickled pink getting her jersey autographed! How fun!!

  3. How fun!! Looks she had a blast!

  4. Looks like Grace had a ball! No pun intended!
    When do they start up again? Will Bella get to play this year?

  5. I think you are going to have your hands full in a few more years, Paula!! LOL

  6. Is that an arranged marriage between Grace & Connor, Paula?? :)

    Looks like they had a great time that night...Go Grace!

  7. Great pictures of Grace and the MSU Baseball Players. The players had a great time that night and we look forward to that event every year. Grace is a wonderful child and Paul had a great time with her.
    Thanks for sharing the evening with the baseball team. I know that is an experience none of the players will ever forget.

    Thanks Again,
    MSU Baseball
    Head Coach
    Brock Weppler

  8. These are some great pictures of the Dream Catcher Night! Thanks for coming to play with us Grace! We had a blast and look forward to seeing you next year! :)

    PS: You're new jersey looks awesome!

    Caleb Heilman #2
    MSU Baseball Player

  9. Great pictures of the night! I know we all had a blast and appreciate you coming! Hopefully see you next year!

    PS: I agree with Caleb, thats jersey looks better on you than it does on us!

    Eli Mihalick #13
    MSU Baseball Player

  10. What a great night that was Grace! Definitely fun to see pictures of the fun as it happened! I am looking forward to next year already!

    Hopefully I will see you around and you better continue to wear your jersey! Looks Great!

    Ryne Hornecker #3
    MSU Baseball Player

  11. The Dream Catchers, along with Grace, are an amazing group of young people which it is our pleasure to share the field with. Hope to see you at the park!

    Mike O'Dwyer #27
    MSU Baseball Player

  12. Grace the pictures are great! I'm glad you guys had fun playing ball with us, I know we all had a great time. Can't wait for next years game!

    Bryan Krahler #21
    MSU Baseball Player

  13. Awesome pictures Grace! You were lucky to get jersey #12, thats my number ;) We certainly had a blast with you and all the Dream Catchers, and I cant wait to see you all again next year :)

    Jamin Heller #12
    MSU Baseball Player