Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Of course the boys talked and watched a lot of sports! They all lived together in college and if I had to picture them back in time, I bet this sums it up pretty well.
In fact, after several hours of watching sports, we decided to partake in a little action ourselves! We bowled for a little bit. We did Guys v Girls....and unfortunately, us girls did not win. However, we decided it might have been a little strange if we beat our husbands at bowling.
It was a really memorable trip! We look forward to the next visit with these two couples ~ either Kansas City or Pittsburgh! Thank you all for a fun weekend!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Jen G. has now taken on the Special Events coordinator position. A few weeks ago, she planned a hiking + wine afternoon. Great idea! Most of you know, it would take wine to get me hiking. ;-) She planned it at the perfect time because the trees were really starting to change. It was gorgeous ~ about a 3 mile hike (perfect, not too long). Here is some of what we saw.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
and it was totally worth it! In fact, we were number 6 by the time we got in and ordered at 10:20! Such yummy food - we even hit it on our way back to the airport on Monday. =)
After our trip to eat, we went to our hotel. This is the same hotel Mom and I stayed in last summer. We love the way it is set in the mountain and has such pretty landscaping for the desert!
We immediately went to the pool. It has been in the 60s and 70s in Pittsburgh lately, so we welcomed an overdose of dry heat!
and of course, Dave had to hit up the slide!
We had lots of yummy, long dinners together which was such a treat! It was fun to be away from work and just really hang out together, talk about our goals, ideas on life, etc. Here we are at the Roaring Fork - owned by same people as Eddie V's. So that was really fun - had a southwestern flare...green chili mac 'n cheese. Delicious!
We also got to spend an evening with Luke, Brett's best friend, and his gf Stephanie. We had not met her yet - so that was fun to get to learn all about her and catch up on Luke. We had a really good time with them and hope we get to hang out again soon! I think this restaurant was Chelsea's Kitchen. We had a great table outside, which turned out to be very hot! But we get so little of that up in PA, we were loving it anyway.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
So Dave and I had an extra skip in our step after all things good this weekend. We decided to attend early church this morning and on our way to the car, we discovered this:
Boo! Our parking garage has had many of these incidents lately, but we thought we were safe considering our cars are closest to the elevators and doors (thinking they got the most traffic). Apparently not! Thankfully, nothing was taken - really just a huge pain more than anything.
I felt so bad for Dave! He already had a little headache this morning and this certainly didn't help matters there. But then I was quickly reminded why I married him - his positive outlook on life, even in the not so fun times. His ability to find the humor in anything makes life much more fun! So what did he do? Cleaned out the car, grabbed a garbage bag and asked if I could make letters out of duct tape. Um, sure...
Yes, life is good...
Saturday, September 12, 2009
It was really special when we got married that our sweet friends, Scott and Kristi, gave us two bottles of wine. We were to open one on our 1 year and one on our 5 year. I thought it was such a neat idea and something we were really looking forward to this year. It was quite delicious too!
Dave serving us up some slices! Turns out - it was delicious!! We did a chambord flavor and maybe it had time to really soak in, but it really good. So good, we decided to have another slice for the next 2 days!
Happy Anniversary Dave!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
We have had a wonderful day celebrating this year. We started off with a trip to Carribou Coffee to read the paper, have breakfast and reminisce. Then, we headed to Church, our new Church - Northway Christian Community Church. We had grand intentions of playing golf, but unfortunately that didn't work out because the course was having a tournament. So we hung out on the couch for the afternoon. We cooked dinner together this evening and drank a bottle of wine from Scott and Kristi. Our sweet friends gave us this bottle and another bottle for our wedding gift to drink on our 5 year anniversary. So fun!
Then, we tasted the top level of our cake while wathcing our wedding video. (pics to be posted soon) The cake was surprisingly delicious and the video was hilarious!! We had fun watching people dance and we were so encouraged by the words of Pastor Gorham and Pastor Laubaugh from our ceremony.
We are so excited to have one year behind us...and quite the busy year I might add. I can't imagine doing this year without Dave. It had been a bit of an emotional roller coaster and through it all, I would say we are closer and happier than I ever could have imagined. I am anxiously awaiting this next year together.
Thank you all for your wonderful support this year - particularly our familes! You all made our wedding celebration a time we will never forget! We are looking forward to many more anniversary celebrations!!
I love you Dave! Who knew we would be living in Pittsburgh one year ago today? Thank you for making life so fun! I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for us next.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
**sidenote** Yes, a "Man Trip." This entailed 17 guys from Dave's pledge class flying to Colorado from all over the country to engage in a number of "Manly Activities." White water rafting, hiking, mountain biking, you name it. They had a blast! Dave has a great group of friends from KU and it makes me so happy that they continue to take time to cultivate those relationships. See Dave's facebook for "Man Trip" pics - they are quite hilarious. ;-)
Mom, Marianne and I decided this was a great weekend to work in a girl's trip. Mom did some researching and found Nemacolin (http://www.nemacolin.com/). I was SO excited because it was only 1.5 hours away from Pittsburgh. I had been out of town for 6 weekends in a row up until then and certainly appreciated not having to fly again. It wasn't until we arrived, I realized how cool it was! Think Dirty Dancing...this place has a million activities! Something for everyone - snow skiing, volleyball, little girl's spa, pizza/ice cream parlor, 2 golf courses, shooting range, ropes course, cooking classes, arcade, bowling alley and dog sledding!
Here is Marianne and me
For our activities, we opted for some spa treatments. So fun! We all got manicures together that evening and then massages the next day.
They also had a great pool with comfy chairs! I spent a little too much time out there as you can see below. But we haven't had the opportunity for a lot of pool time in PA, so I am soaking it all in while I can. I am dreading the winter coming back.
Here is us before dinner on Saturday. We ate at a yummy steakhouse on the property!
Here is Marianne teaching Mom how to pose for a picture - ha!
Nemacolin was such a great getaway! I can't wait to go back! On our way to the airport, we had 20 extra minutes on the road. Mom was wanting to see the new casino that had just opened. So we literally jumped out of the car, ran inside, played $20 in slots and left in 15 minutes.
Wheel of Fortune was good to us! Mom gave me a couple of dollars left from her winnings and I won $175! I like this place already!
We then jumped back in the car and headed for the airport. In our typical fashion, racing to the airport to take loved ones there makes it a lot easier to say goodbye! There isn't too much time to think about it. Cassie and Lindsey can attest to this too. =) Thankfully, Dave was coming home later that night. I had such a great time with the girls - I didn't want it to end.
Knowing them, I bet they come back ;-)