Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a great Holiday. You get a four day weekend, lots of meat, and football. The Broncos pulled out a nail-biter against the Cowboys to keep one of the best records in football. Heidi and I spend the weekend in Indiana with my two sisters and their families. It is always hard to spend a Holiday away from your own family and with someone else's but Heidi was a real trooper about it. In exchange, we'll spend Christmas with her family, which I know I will enjoy.

Also, our last interview for Mission: Moving Mountains happened last night, so we should hear soon if they are going to accept us.

A few things I am thankful for this year:
-My sweet wife
-A family that loves me
-A job that allows me to pay the bills
-A healthy body (still filled with turkey from last week)
-A home that my amazing wife and I have made together
-A Broncos win on Thanksgiving Day
-There are many others but that will do for now.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I love Heidi more than football.

My first declaration of my feelings for Heidi came unexpectedly when I told her that I loved her more than football. I still do. However, anyone that knows me knows how much I love to watch the Denver Broncos. I admit that it is a little unhealthy that I actually have trouble sleeping after they lose a game. (Did anyone else see the loss against the Giants? I had my worst night of sleep in a long time.) I just wanted to take this opportunity to point out that my much loved Broncos have quietly (thanks to the Colts) earned the 2nd best record (8-2) in the NFL. With 6 games to go, things are looking good. While everyone is eating Turkey Thursday, be sure to think of me at my sister's house in Indiana wearing my Elway jersey and cheering like a fool. Heidi will be rolling her eyes and wondering what she did to deserve her fate. I told her at the beginning of our relationship that she did not have to like football, she just had to let me like it. It seems to be working out okay.

Happy Thanksgiving and Go Broncos!!!

Happy Turkey Day!

We are headed to the far end of Indiana this week for Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with Tim's sisters. We're driving out there with Kent, Sally and the boys. Well, Kent and Tim will be driving while the rest of us sleep seeing as we're not leaving until about 6pm and it takes 9 hours on a good day to get there.

It's a little bittersweet for me since this is the first time in years that my mom's birthday is actually on Thanksgiving Day and she's sad that we can't be there. And, the day after is the best shopping day of the year and there are no malls where Amy lives in Warsaw, IN. What?! No malls?! What?! I am more sad that mom and I can't bond over the sale racks and crazy long lines. But marriage is all about compromise, right? It'll be good.

Hope you have a great T-Day!


Sunday, November 13, 2005

Interview update

Well, we made it through the long day of questions and treated ourselves to frosties on the way home. Tim got "worked over" a little more than I did, but overall the interviews went really well for both of us and we feel good about them. We will hear back from M:MM in about 10 days with their decision. Then we'll have a week or so to make our own decision.

This week we are dog/house sitting in Otsego, MN for some family friends and their crazy little dogs. Three little Lasa Opsas (sp??) named Baby Bear, Sissy Girl, and Mr. Muffin Man. Tim hasn't quite warmed up to calling them by their proper names yet though. So far, there have been two BAs (bowel accidents) and it's only been about 16 hours. Hopefully this isn't a sign for what's to come.

Oh, our friend have stacks of great dvds and a monster TV, so if anyone wants to come and visit this week, give us a call!!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

M:MM Interviews

We have our interviews with M:MM tomorrow aaaalllll day. Please pray for God's peace to fill our spirits as we are drilled with questions. :) And for our hearts to be prepared for what lies ahead, either way. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

weekend update

Even though it's Tuesday, this is my weekend update. I have noticed on many blogs that people always say what they did over the weekend, even if it was boring.

Friday we scored a free meal at Noodles and Co. on the U of MN campus b/c a good friend of mine from high school manages it. A couple times now we have gone to the U to dine at the lovely Village Wok, but stop in next door at Noodles to see if Andie is working and to say hi and she ends up buying us dinner. Can't turn that down. It was a lovely evening and we were able to chat with her for over 2 hours!

Saturday was a blur of crafts and fancy dinners. Tim was working but I had a little craft session with some girlies from college. I didn't get much crafting done but it was fun. Then we went to a fancy dinner for a ministry we're a part of. Great food and we got to dress up!

Sunday was a blur of church and movies. Sunday afternoons are always good for chilling out, running to Home Depot and catching a movie before rushing back to church for membership classes. All in all a nice, but WAY too short weekend.

How was your weekend?

Friday, November 04, 2005

You Are Italian Food

Comforting yet overwhelming.
People love you, but sometimes you're just too much.

Hm, I think I would rather be Mexican food, spicy yet dependable. Oh well.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

do you want whipped cream on that?

I almost forgot how fun it is to work in a coffee shop. Especially if that coffee shop is a Starbucks. I know they are a big corporation/huge chain and that all the bleeding heart liberals who work for Americorp and always ride their bikes hate them b/c they're killing the little-man-independent shops, but dang, they know how to make a good cup of strong jo! And they offer great benies. There is nothing like the smell of a latte right when the fresh steamed milk hits the carmelly espresso.....sigh. It's so great! I have only been working three days, but I love it already. Today I was able to work the bar, aka make the drinks and it was really fun. I remember a lot more than I thought from a few years back.