Friday, September 29, 2006

back to the midwest

Well, our time in CO is winding down. We are having dinner tonight with some of Tim's friends and then heading home tomorrow. Tim runs the marathon on Sunday and then it's back to the grind! It will be sad to say goodbye to family, the beautiful mountains and all the perks of staying with Tim's parents. They have been incredibly gracious by letting us have the master suite upstairs and letting us drive their sweet ride all over town. Nothing like cruising in a Buick! :P We are grateful for their hospitality.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

life in CO

Hey ya'll! We are still alive out here in CO. We had a fantastic time at the Glen Eyrie Castle (Navigator land) and met a ton of terrific new friends. Even performed a song and dance at one point. Had a chance to make it all the way up Pike's Peak yesturday and chilled out at the summit house with some tasty doughnuts. We took a cog train, it was cool. Will post pics when we get home. We have our very first fundraising appointment tonight!!! Yikes! We are excited though, it will be fun to share our hearts with Tim's folks friends. Hope you're all doing well!

Monday, September 18, 2006

touch down

If any of you saw the reports of the storm that hit out in the western suburbs on Sat night, you saw my parents neighborhood. A tornado touched down in Rogers, MN this weekend and completely destroyed many homes in my folk's neighborhood. Fortunately, their house sustained pretty minor damage and they were both ok. I was pretty freaked out though when I couldn't get ahold of them right away! We are overwhelmed with thankfulness to God that they weren't injured.

Trip update: so far so good. We have had a wonderful time visiting with friends that we haven't seen in a long time. I will post some pics when we get home, but we saw the Irby's on Sat, which was lovely and lots of fun and last night we had dinner with a bunch of Tim's friends from high school which was also really fun. Tonight we will be wined and dined (minus the wine) by the Rectors who always feed us way too much amazing food! But we're not complaining! We even skipped lunch to have more room for their incredible cooking! (Just kidding, we ate lunch)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Jucy Lucy

I had a jucy lucy last night for the first time and it was amazing! That is truly an incredible burger. Tim and I went to Matt's bar with Zach "the hurricane" Thompson and we all enjoyed the wonder of molten cheese encased in greasy burger.

I would also like to add that we took another bike ride tonight and I managed NOT to run into a pole. I'm growing.

t minus 3 days

We leave for Colorado in three days! We're pretty excited for the break from "real life." We have been so busy lately. Obviously our training will be intensive, but hanging out with some friends and family will be great. The first weekend we're there we'll get to see the Irbys - hooray! And then a friend of mine from Canada that I haven't seen in years will randomly be in Colorado Springs for one day while we are there. So that's pretty sweet. She can meet Tim! A new friend of ours will be watchting our house so it'll be nice to have a male presence here while we're gone. We still have a few things that need to be done before we go but we're pumped to be going!

Colorado here we come!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Football season is upon us!

The start of the football season is upon us. Soon I will be spending time in my John Elway jersey sweating blue and orange in front of my TV. Already I have been through three fantasy football drafts and my marriage has stayed intact. Early on in our relationship I established that I loved Heidi more than football and that she does not have to like football, she just has to let me like it. So far that system is working out okay. I also make it a point to let her know well in advance when the games are and I have needed to sacrifice a few games for the greater good. (She knows that she is the greatest good I will ever have.) I will miss the Broncos first game on Sunday because of a church event, but should be able to see the next two in Colorado. I wanted to score a ticket to see the Chiefs get destroyed at Mile High, but the cost was too much. I am getting excited just thinking about it.

On a sad note, one of my all-time favorite Broncos, Dwayne Carswell, got cut by the team last week. Carswell was an undrafted tight end turned offensive lineman from Liberty University. He was trying to return to form after being critically injured in a car accident on the way to practice last season. (The accident was not his fault.) I am still holding on to hope that somehow the team will bring him back for another season or two. He is a good player, but a better person. I will miss seeing him on the field.

Friday, September 01, 2006

i fell off my bike...

So last night Tim and I biked around Lake Calhoun a couple times and then got some ice cream. It was dark by the time we rode home. We were about 3 blocks from our house and were riding on the sidewalk near the old Honeywell building. Well, the sprinklers were on and I was too busy looking at them to notice where I was going (b/c I thought they were pretty) and I ran into a pole. I hit it with my right handle bar, my bike went one way and I went the other. Tim was mortified when he saw me in a heap on the sidewalk, but I was so embarassed that all I could do was laugh!

I have a few scrapes and I'm limping around due to a swollen ankle, but other than that all that is truly damaged in my pride.

Can you imagine? A grown woman looking at silly sprinklers runs into a pole on her bike. Ridiculous!