Thursday, April 24, 2008

Hanging out with Michaela

Last weekend Tim and I stopped by Andy and Lori’s house so we could visit with Lori and Michaela (Tim’s God-daughter). When we got there I got to see Michaela’s new trick right away, which is that she has learned how to frown, and boy is she good at it! However, I found a few tricks to get her to smile, including playing with her baby-doll, or trying to feel her new teeth that are coming in. If you notice also, she really only frowns as she is sticking out her tongue :) Uncle Tim always has a great time playing with Michaela, usually crawling around with her getting into all kinds of toys, but for some reason he got very sleepy right after we got there. So of course he used Michaela’s doll as a pillow. However he did manage to play with her and she still had fun even when he was snoozing a bit. I had a great time catching up with Lori and getting to see the little one, she’s getting so big!

Alumni Dance

On April 5th Tim and I went to the New Riegel Alumni Dance and had a great time. It was at the American Legion and there was a pretty good turnout. There was also a band, the Fredericks Brothers from Carey, who played some really good music. There were quite a few of our friends from high school that we got to catch up with. Just thought I would post a few pictures. Next big event is the 5-year class reunion that I am helping to plan here in July! I can’t believe it’s been that long!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Updates: Skiing at Snowshoe & Trips to New Riegel

Ok, I am finally posting an update of everything that has been going on for the last few weeks. Things have finally slowed down at work, so I have had more time to spend with family and friends.

At the top of the mountain At the bottom - now snow!

The weekend of March 14th Aaron and I went skiing in Snowshoe, WV. We met Chris & Sonya and the Mack’s there as well. We only stayed one evening, but had a great time skiing and hanging out with everyone. It was pretty warm that weekend, so when we started skiing early Saturday afternoon it was very slushy and we had to avoid the occasional puddle. However, when we took a break in between day and night skiing it began to snow heavily. When we went back out an hour or so later the skiing was great with the new powder! That night we just hung out at the hotel and relaxed. Not to knock Snowshoe, but there are a few technology setbacks up “on the mountain”. First there is no cell phone reception within at least a 30 mile radius. Also, the hotel that we stayed in did not have computers to keep track of the reservations (just paper print-outs) and did not have any information on the ski rentals and lift tickets. We all had a good laugh about some these issues, but still had a great time overall.

The last two weekends I have been spending some time at home in New Riegel. The weekend of March 22 for Easter and the weekend of March 29 for Eric’s dinner show choir performance.

The girls (Brit & Alicia) came down to Columbus Friday evening and tried on and ordered their bridesmaids dresses for the wedding. Afterwards we went and got appetizers and dessert at the Melting Pot – a fondue restaurant – which was absolutely delicious.

The next day it was home for Easter. It was great seeing family for Easter and my family was finally all together since Chris and Sonya were home. We had a great dinner the Saturday evening before Easter and it seemed like everything was back to normal again (as normal as our family gets J). Tim and I were busy of course trying to get to all of our family gatherings, but the holidays are always a good time.

Last weekend I was home again to see Eric’s Show Choir performance. They were great, and it included Eric’s rendition of “Who’s on First”. My dad recorded the performance so I recommend for anyone that has not seen him do this, should definitely check out the video-it was great! The next day Tim and I had our follow-up meeting with the Priest to go over our marriage compatibility test that we took way back in December. So we placed bets on how well we did before we went in. I guessed 50%, as the Father Randy had said before most people average around 50%. Tim guessed 70%. So we went in and Fr. Randy was impressed that we got such a great score back. We averaged about 80% which was apparently one of the best scores he has ever seen. So as you can see wedding plans are going well. I will have another post sometime soon with wedding updates. As for the request for more house pictures they will be coming hopefully soon. We plan on painting soon and working on the landscaping, so as soon as some updates are done I will be posting more J