Thursday, September 24, 2009

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!

Ryan and I have been training for our run, and this past Sunday it was FINALLY here! After realizing that we’re probably not marathon runners, the 10K was our new running goal. I’m proud to say that Ryan finished in 1:01:04 and I finished in 1:01:13! Now if Ryan would only RUN HOME from Denver that would be GREAT! Ryan has been in Denver for business since Monday and I think I’m going crazy at our place all alone! Come home soon hunny!

New Curtains

Yes, we’ve been in our apartment now for over 9 months and we just decided on curtains for the living room. Although apartment living can sure throw a curveball into your design aesthetic. After learning that putting more holes in apartment walls = less money from your deposit, we came up with a new solution for hanging curtains. Curtain Rod + 3M Command Hooks + Curtain = Viola! A hanging strategy that easily comes off when you need it and doesn’t damage the walls!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Playing Cards

Mike and Sara came over a few weekends ago and we had such a great time. We played an exhilarating round of spades that lasted about two hours! And of course what do you do after a crazy card game, watch a little Bear Grylls “Man Vs. Wild” and then head off to bed at 10:00. Crazy weekend! I guess we’re both old married couples now.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Puppy Chow

Last night we made puppy chow! Although it is ridiculously delicious, we need to start lowering our portion size. Last time we made puppy chow, we made a double batch and it was gone within the week. We were hoping to make this batch last longer, but after "sampling" it last night after we made it, I proceeded to watch Ryan eat puppy chow for breakfast this morning...and then I packed it for both of our lunches today. What can we say? We're puppy chow obsessed!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

It seems like we had been planning a girls trip to San Diego forever, each of us (mom, brie and amberly) were looking forward to it for so long, and then it went by WAY too FAST! A little background...Brie (Amberly's sister) is getting married next March in San Diego, CA, where Brie lives now. For mom's birthday gift the kids decided that it would be a great present for her to fly out to San Diego and see where the wedding events would take place! So...Friday, Sept. 4th we headed out to the west coast!

It was mom's second time flying, but she did really great this time! We got the chance to see Brie's reception and ceremony spaces, helped Brie pick out a bridal gown, and had a bridal luncheon with the other bridesmaids. We also got the opportunity to take a Sea World tour, got in a little shopping, had breakfast in Ocean Beach, and got our sunbathing in on Labor Day. Overall a GREAT trip! We can't wait to go back next year!

While Amberly was away, Ryan enjoyed his Labor Day at Lake Okoboji with his family. Lots of hanging out, water skiing, and even came home with some yummy banana bread!

We're looking forward to a run tonight and for Husker and Vikings Football this weekend!!!! Go BIG RED and SKOL VIKINGS!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weeder Wedding

We had a great time at the Weeder Wedding on Saturday, August 29th! The church was gorgeous, the bride was beautiful and the day was wonderful! It was great to catch up with some college friends and just kick back for an evening! This is one wedding neither Ryan nor Amberly were in, so we got the chance to enjoy it all! And the buffet... multiple times! A quick shout-out to Shannon Whistler...thanks for reading! :)

We also got the chance that Friday to have a couples dinner with our friends Todd and Jeannine Bryant and Lucas and Katie Carroll and their beautiful daughter, Grace. It was so much fun to catch up and re-hash the last few months and everything that has been going on. We even got to see Grace toddle around and show us her skills of walking! She's especially cute when she turbo runs and sticks her arms straight down. Looking forward to many more couples dinners!