World Series!

Ah!  This week, I checked a big item off of my bucket list…I went to Game One of the World Series with my dad!!

How fun is that?!

Here are a few pics from our day in Boston…

Up bright and early!  I met my dad at the airport at 5:15!  We loaded up and landed in Boston before noon.

The weather was crisp, cold, a little rainy and perfect for us.  We walked and walked all afternoon.  First stop?  Lunch at Joe’s!

I don’t take for granted that I get to spend this time with my dad.

Grilled cod sandwich with a cup of clam chowder?  Yes, please!!!!

After lunch, we kept walking…

…the trees were beautiful!!!


It started raining on us while we were out…

…so we grabbed Starbucks and enjoyed watching the people.

Since it was raining pretty hard, we decided to stroll through their nice, big mall.  They have this really cool place there called Eataly that they don’t have in our area.  I love looking at all the food!!!

It makes me happy 🙂 .

After that, we got ready for the game and headed towards the stadium…

…bundled up and ready to go!




We got there early so that we could hop inside Cask ‘n Flagon (a pub/bar next to the stadium) for some pregame fun!  The energy was unbelievable !!!


Finally, it was time to enter the stadium!

A pic from every win this season…with FOUR spots left to go!!! (Only two to go as of today!!!!!!!!)


Of course, we stopped by to check on our brick…


Then, we grabbed food and headed to our seats.  Pulled pork for me please!

We ate under the grandstand while it finished raining.  It completely stopped raining by game time!

A pic from our seats!

Players coming out to warm up.

Our starting pitcher, Chris Sale, walking to the bullpen.


Game ONE of the WORLD SERIES!! The stadium was going CRAZY!!!

Alex Cora for the WIN this season!!!


I snapped these pics right before the National Anthem.  Look who sang it…

…James Taylor!!!!!

I had several sweet blog readers send me this…

Hahahaha!  How fun!  We made the local news on FB!

Game time!  We sat by the NICEST people!!  They all were season ticket holders (so they knew each other), but they made us feel right at home.  They were incredibly sweet!  We all hugged, cheered and high fived all night long!

AND THAT’S A WIN!!!!!!  What an amazing game!!!!!!

We sang Dirty Water and cheered the Sox on as they left the field.

BEST game we’ve been to!!!  IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!


How fun is that?!

I am so thankful for sweet Andrew who handles EVERYTHING while I’m gone so that I can do stuff like this.  I guess it’s a good thing his team lost so that he could stay with the kids 😉 .

I will remember this game until the day I die.  It was such a blessing to get to experience it with my sweet dad.

Happy Friday, everyone! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 26, 2018 at 4:37 am

    You and your dad are adorable, Shay! You guys look so happy in all the pictures! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter October 26, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Ahhhhhh!!!! What a fun game! You can totally tell the crowd was THERE FOR IT! And I’m so glad you got to watch a win!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 26, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Im so happy you got to cross that off your bucket list Shay! I thought of you when I was at Fenway on Sunday. It’s so special you can share these memories with your Dad! Go Sox!!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Lindsay October 26, 2018 at 5:22 am

    This looks like so. much. fun!! Can I just say– your Dad looks like the nicest man on the face of the earth! And when you recorded your phone call with him, and shared it with all of us, he sounded like the nicest man on the face of the earth! Love this special bond you have with him. You’re lucky to have it!

  • Amy Heinl October 26, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Such treasured memories. My dad is gone now but he loved Nascar racing as do I and we would go off to races,at different tracks and those are some of the very best memories I have

  • Narci October 26, 2018 at 5:28 am

    How fun to experience a World Series game!! This day looked amazing! The food, the city, and a big win: what a trip to remember! 🙂

  • Katrina October 26, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Such a great experience—even though I’m still a little sad about my Astros! 😀😀

  • Elspeth Mizner October 26, 2018 at 5:44 am

    Awe what a sweet and memorable experience with your dad! Love it! Go Sox!!!

  • Tara Hall October 26, 2018 at 5:49 am

    What a wonderful memory! We went to the World Series Game 6 in 2014 when the Royals played the Giants and Game 2 in 2015 when the Royals played the Mets. We took 2 of our 3 boys with us and it was WORTH EVERY PENNY! Such great memories with them (and we saw 2 wins)! I will never forget that. Good Luck to the Red Sox!

  • Sheaffer October 26, 2018 at 5:50 am

    What a fun night and what special memories!

  • Emily October 26, 2018 at 6:08 am

    How do you buy your baseball tickets…stubhub or something else? Also, is your brother not into baseball? Think it’s fun this is a dad/daughter thing but was just curious.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 26, 2018 at 6:42 am

      Stubhub!! And Sean is a Rangers fan…but not a huge one (he didn’t go to a game this year or anything like that).

  • Alexis deZayas October 26, 2018 at 6:16 am

    So glad y’all got to do this together!! What a great memory!

  • Russanna Cook October 26, 2018 at 6:23 am

    I have been to a good number of major league ballparks and Fenway has the best ballpark food, hands down! Even their french fries are amazing. So fun to see your pictures of the game!

  • jamiepottle October 26, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Are you a season ticket holder? I went to a game in April and sat next to one who said that she sells most of her games, but then goes to the ones she can. Sounded like a good plan!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 26, 2018 at 6:42 am

      We’re not, but that sounds like a great plan!

  • Mary Merrill October 26, 2018 at 6:34 am

    So sweet you get to experience this with your dad and so glad you both love our city!

  • Paige October 26, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Coming from a Boston girl I love that you & your dad are such huge fans! What a great game to experience with your dad! Looks like you had a blast. 😃

  • Debbie E October 26, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Looks like you had a great time with your dad. Those are great memories you will treasure forever. I’m a Yankees fan and I once went to the World Series game when they actually won the series so I can appreciate how exciting your night was. And yes, I am rooting for the Red Sox to go all the way!

  • Kim October 26, 2018 at 6:57 am

    So much fun. It’s awesome to see others who have very close relationships with their parents. It’s such a blessing, and some people just cannot understand it! My dad and I hit Cedar Point very year for a weekend together, because we’re the only two rollercoaster enthusiasts in the family! 😂🎢

  • Kim October 26, 2018 at 6:57 am

    I got to go to game 5 last year for the astros (aka one of the greatest World Series games in history) and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life! What a special thing to share with your dad. Truly once in a lifetime.

    • Stacy Grant October 26, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Game 5 last year was EPIC at home! All of my friends that went didn’t care to go to work tired. I STILL watch the highlights. So fun you were there too! I’m salty this year towards the Red Sox but they certainly outplayed our boys.

  • Maureen October 26, 2018 at 7:05 am

    How wonderful that you get to experience such fun with your Dad. Your pictures are memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Kelly October 26, 2018 at 7:06 am

    We must have crossed paths multiple times this day! I was also in Eataly and Cask n Flagon before the game! What a fun day! Such high energy! If they end up back in Boston, you can find me at game 6! I’ll have to stop by your brick, it must be good luck!

  • Ralinn October 26, 2018 at 7:08 am

    What sweet and awesome memories with your Dad. It looks like you indeed had a fantastic time. Happy Friday everyone.

  • Haley October 26, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Looks like fun! Reminds me of that movie with Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore! 😊

  • Maureen October 26, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures of you and your Dad. Great to spend such fun time with him and I love how you mention that you don’t take these days for granted. I am a Cleveland Indians fan and so was my Dad. I loved going to the stadium with him but Wow…to attend a World Series game with him….priceless. Thank you for sharing!

  • Meghan C October 26, 2018 at 7:25 am

    We live in GA but my family is from up north so we grew up going to Cape Cod every summer and are big Red Sox fans. My youngest sister is getting married tomorrow, so all the extended fam will be down here and it has now been dubbed World Series wedding! Haha we are all so excited they are in it, and there will be no controlling the partying going on if they win it! So fun you do these trips with your dad. Fenway is an awesome place

  • Jocie October 26, 2018 at 7:50 am

    So when Shawn posted your birthday post on Instagram, something occurred to me that hasn’t clicked before…. Your dad’s name is literally J-LO… pretty awesome. That is all.

    • jayredsox October 28, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      But. I’m the prettier one.

  • Andrea October 26, 2018 at 7:54 am

    What a fun time!!!
    I’m surprised no one has asked where your pretty green sweater is from, so I will😉

    • Mix and Match Mama October 26, 2018 at 8:20 am

      It’s from last year at Francesca’s! Thank you, it’s one of my faves 😉 .

  • Rebecca Jo October 26, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Your dad’s reaction face after the win is just perfection 🙂
    Having lost my daddy in May, I just am so happy for others who know what time with your father means. Especially in such an epic game like the World Series.

  • Kerri October 26, 2018 at 7:58 am

    So Fun! I love how you love our city!! There was a beautiful double rainbow over Fenway before the game. We had crazy weather that day. Luckily the Sox are in LA this weekend as we are having a bad rain Noreaster this weekend. What a special thing to do with your Dad. I still remember all my trips to Fenway with my Dad, it’s a special thing! Happy Belated Birthday!

  • Doreen October 26, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Awesome pics! You and your dad are so cute. GO SOX!

  • Heather October 26, 2018 at 8:28 am

    So sweet! Enjoy all these times with your Dad! My Dad and I enjoy Cardinals games together. Every moment gets more and more special as time marches on in life. Great memories!!

  • Jenna October 26, 2018 at 8:34 am

    How fun! We are die hard Mariner fans in our house, and I don’t think we will ever experience a World Series…Hahaha! But if they ever make it, we will be there! What a special game and memory for you and your dad!

  • Amy St.Hilaire October 26, 2018 at 8:34 am

    So fun!!! Glad you caught a win! LOVE Eataly! Such a fun place to explore 🙂

  • Liz October 26, 2018 at 8:37 am

    So happy you got to experience this! I’m an Astros fan and it was awesome to experience a World Series for our team last year! Being at the stadium will be an experience I will never forget, it was my dad and I as well!

  • Leah Reinemund October 26, 2018 at 8:38 am

    I love that you said you don’t take for granted that you get to spend time with your dad…so many people do! My dad passed away when I was 19 and we are both HUGE Sox fans too! We had always talked about going to a game together…important to remember to make time for the people in our lives!! Every day is a gift from God! I know my dad is beaming from Heaven at his beloved Red Sox!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 26, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      God bless you, Leah!! xo

  • Priscilla Slockett October 26, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Maybe you have answered this before, but how did the baseball tradition between you and your dad get started? I think it’s just great.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 26, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      I don’t think I can pinpoint it exactly. I’ve always had a really close relationship with my sweet dad.

  • Francene M Katzen October 26, 2018 at 8:46 am

    So enjoyed reading and see your pics from this very special time with your Dad!!! One of your best blog posts! You all are just the cutest!

  • Erin October 26, 2018 at 8:50 am

    What wonderful memories! I saw the Braves play in the 1992 World Series with my dad when I was a teenager and still love those memories.

  • Pamm October 26, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Dad time ……. every girl needs it (no matter her age)! What a blessing you have in your sweet daddy AND your husband, who obviously knows the value of this time with his daughters, as well as the value of the time you need to spend with your dad. Unforgettable moments ………

  • Tiffany October 26, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Your relationship with your dad is hitting me right in the feels today. What an awesome experience for two big fans!!

  • Debbra L Weber October 26, 2018 at 9:07 am

    What a great experience! I took my boys to Fenway a few years ago. Someone will have to text me game updates tonight. My oldest is playing in his last home game in the first round of state football playoffs. GULP–mom tears…

  • Jil October 26, 2018 at 9:08 am

    What a wonderful experience! I love that you know not to take it for granted you get to do these things with your dad. Cherish them!!

  • Bronte Reed October 26, 2018 at 9:20 am

    You and your dad just look so happy in every pic. It’s so amazing that you can share experiences like this with him!

    Also there’s an Eataly in NYC as well 😉

  • Beth Valenta October 26, 2018 at 9:22 am

    There really is no feeling like game night at Fenway! My husband and I say they are going all the way, as we got married there in July! I got excited all over again looking at your pics with your Dad. My Dad was diehard SOX fan…wish he had gotten to go with me. Making memories is the best. 🙂 Ready for tonight!!

  • Elizabeth Kelleher October 26, 2018 at 9:36 am

    That’s so awesome! Nothing like Fenway Park – in October nonetheless! I surprised my husband with tickets to Game 4 of the 2007 World Series when Boston beat the Rockies. It was amazing!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 26, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Such a fun game!!! So glad you and your dad get these times together! Special memories. 🙂
    That Inspired Chick

  • Mikala October 26, 2018 at 9:47 am

    How FUN to share this with your dad!!! I went to several World Series games in 2014 and 2015 when the Kansas City Royals were in it, and there’s nothing like that atmosphere! I got to share it with my brother, and we had been waiting for that moment for 30 years! And I went to Boston for the first time this summer and used a ton of your suggestions.
    Go Sox!!

  • Emily October 26, 2018 at 10:00 am

    What an incredible memory to share with your dad! Hopefully next year when the Yankees are in the World Series, I’ll get to experience it with my dad 😉

  • Leanne Gilchrist October 26, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Shay, the fact that your dad is so healthy and vital to be able to love on your kids and take part in you lives, that’s irreplaceable! I grew up without a daddy, and, to see these pics of your bond with him, it’s incredibly precious. Seeing my husband with out girls, and our sons, well, there’s nothing better. I work with a baseball fan young man, and he’s pretty certain the Sox will win the series! Sigh. Life isn’t measured in the material, but in every single breath, every moment, and never taking it for granted! Gratitude is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets! Thanks for the awesome peek into your best day ever! <3

    • Mix and Match Mama October 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      You’re so sweet, Leanne. Thank you so much!

  • Taylor October 26, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Shay, your skin looks amazing! What products are you currently using? Happy Friday 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama October 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you so much, Taylor! I just did an updated beauty post about two weeks ago!!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt October 26, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Y’all had great seats!! It was such a fun game to watch!

  • Kim M. October 26, 2018 at 11:37 am

    How awesome!!! Time with Dad is so precious!! I almost lost mine last year to a fluke cardiac arrest due to an unexpected arrhythmia but an amazing cop was within a mile when my sister called 911 and had a defib. with him and saved his life! We cherish every second with him! So glad you guys had fun!

  • Marie October 26, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    What an awesome experience! Especially sharing it with your dad. Cherish these special moments!

  • Kim October 26, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    They have 2 Eataly locations, in New York City! It’s a must every time we go!

  • Jenna Resnick October 26, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Sooo happy you had fun, Shay! I’m from Boston and I just LOVE Eataly <3 Such a fun place

  • Barbara Parnell October 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    I love that you spend this time with your dad…special moments for sure. I lost my dad in 2010 and am so grateful for all of the time we spent together over the years! So important!
    Did you happen to see Holly Robinson Peete’s son RJ? He works for the Dodgers..such an amazing boy!
    I didn’t realize BOston had an Eataly..the one in NYC is amazing..a bit overwhelming,but amazing. Looks like a fun trip!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  • Liz Thorson October 26, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Shay, what a thrill for you and your dad! I loved your pics of strolling through Boston, having lived there for a year, decades ago! You look absolutely stunning in that green sweater! That shade of green is lovely for you! I agree with another follower, your skin looks terrific, Go Sox!❤️⚾️❤️

  • Rebekah October 26, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    My husband is a big Red Sox fan so my girls have gotten a lot of use of their Red Sox hair bows recently!

  • Kristi October 26, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Your daddy is just the cutest!!

  • Kristen October 26, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    I was at the game as well and was hoping to run into you to say hello! Maybe I will see you in London late June for the Red Sox /Yankee game😉

  • Lauren October 27, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Love this!! Just reading through the comments and I agree with someone above, your skin looks amazing girl! Could you ever do a post telling us all about your skincare routine!? 🙂

  • cassie {hi sugarplum} October 27, 2018 at 9:34 am

    What an amazing day and memory!!!

  • Angela Ellingson October 27, 2018 at 10:26 am

    What an incredible experience!!! I read parts of it out loud to my husband. 🙂 You and your dad are just the sweetest.

  • Kelly Buffington October 30, 2018 at 8:35 am

    We think of making memories with our kids when they are young but you and your dad are still making memories together. It’s the best!

  • Paula B. November 2, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    What a “bucket list” moment. and how wonderful you and your dad got to be a part of Game One’s march to victory. I am here in New England and really don’t think it has sunk in that it’s all over and we won. Wow, what a season, what a manager, what a team! And, so many great stories out there about the unsung charitable work done by many of these players. Just nice guys. I have to say that I get such enjoyment that you and your dad are diehard fans. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  • Samantha November 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    So glad to see Red Sox fans everywhere! I live in Boston – if you ever need restaurant recommendations next time you’re in for a Red Sox game let me know!