This post is late. Time got away from me and so I have to recap what has happened over the past week and a half. Last weekend, my friend Ashley and I went with our moms to a big garage sale in Wakarusa on Saturday morning. Although we didn't find a ton of items, we had fun looking and trying to find the deals of the century! I ended up purchasing a 2T tux for our little boy. In order to make sure that he gets its use, I figure he can use it for halloween next year and be a groom or a preacher. After looking at all of the sale items, we decided to go out to eat in Goshen. We had a great time catching up. After brunch, my mom and I went to The Old Bag Factory. It was a neat place. I which I could afford some of the furniture and pottery. The time together with my mother was invaluable. I really enjoyed spending time with her.
On Sunday, we had the opportunity to tailgate with some of our friends. We had a great time although we had 4 Bear fans at our tailgate party. It was great to reconnect with Kevin (our friend from college) and his wife Jen. We also were able to spend some time with Syd, Katie, Greg and Cari. Although the game did not turn out how we would have hoped, we had a great day!
Last week was busy. We were both sick at one point, but after we started feeling better we were out and about. Chris's birthday was on Monday! Although I was sick, I think he had a good week. On Wednesday, he went to the Journey concert with his sister and her family. It sounded like he had a great time. On Friday, we ran into Kokomo and then we headed into Greentown to watch the Eastern football game. Amazingly, the football team won! This is their first win in 24 games. We weren't sure if they would know that the tradition was to ring the bell. Luckily, they didn't forget and it continued to ring for awhile.
On Saturday morning, Chris and I participated in the Tour de Carmel. This is a 20 mile bicycle ride throughout Carmel. We completed it and then decided to go to Trader Joe's. After doing a little bit of grocery shopping, we decided to eat and When Harry met Salad. It was pretty good. In the afternoon, I went to my cousin's baby shower. She looks adorable and received so many nice things.
Around 4:30 we found ourselves and Indiana Wesleyan to watch our friend, Andrew ref a soccer game. It was fun to see him in action; however, I think I did more talking than watching. Andrew and Ashley came over to our house and we continued to keep the sports theme in mind. We had pizza and wings for supper and watched the Ohio State and USC game. It ended up being a blow out. We had a great time hanging out with them. It is crazy - I have seen Ashley more this past month than I have seen her all year.
In the picture below, Andrew is the ref in blue.
Today we went to church and then came home to get ready for the Colts game. At Chris's 10 year high school reunion we made plans with Rod and Megan to come over and watch the game since it was away. I have to confess, this is the first game that we have watched with anyone else other than our families. It went really well. They didn't mind me cleaning up the kitchen when I got nervous. We invited them back for all the other games and I think that we might make it a tradition. It is always fun to hang out with them and it is nice that they live close to us so no one has to drive very far to see each other.
God has blessed us with so many friendships. Often times we forget how neat it is that we have people to hang out with, share our lives with, learn with, laugh with, cry with... On that note, have a wonderful week.