Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

First of all, I want to thank any and all veterans who have served our country to protect us and this great place to live! My dad is a veteran as was my Grandpa Van so I'm very proud and honored to have military in my family. With that being said.......

I LOVE VETERANS DAY! Travis and I have done absolutely nothing today, and I mean nothing. It was a chore for me to walk down 13 stairs to start a load of laundry, yes, of course there was plenty to do around here: clean out the fridge, dust our bedroom, clean the dust bunnies out from under the bed, scrub the shower so I could take a bubble bath, work on our National Board Certification, redo a bulletin board at school etc, etc. however we have chosen to take a day and do nothing. I don't know if I will even to the Wii Fit today, which by the way I love! I'm thinking it might be just what I need to get on the exercise band wagon, this is being said as I eat the remaining 5 birthday truffles and 1 piece of birthday cake and look at the calendar to decide when mom and I can make dozens of Christmas cookies, cakes, candies, etc.

Anyway, I digress....

Trav and I have done nothing today and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself....so has Travis....and Buddy.
Travis and Buddy have been sleeping since 1PM, what else are you going to do on a cold, rainy day off school?

I can tell you this much, this makes me look forward to snow days! :)

Happy Veterans Day!
Thanks Dad!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my 28th birthday! I had a great day starting with waffles for breakfast made by Travis and my birthday present from him. I got a Longenberger recipe box to keep all of my "borrowed" recipes in :). The other half of my gift is still at the furniture refinishing place in Knoxville, I'm hoping to pick it up this week!
Travis said it was my day so we could do whatever I wanted......you know what I chose.....to clean our house! :)
Last week was conference week for both Travis and I and man oh man, did we let things go. I was happy to use the time to just get caught up on the picking up, dishes, dusting, vacuuming, etc.

We did make time however for lunch at the Landmark...YUM! We both had lobster bisque and 1/2 a sandwich. After lunch we were able to browse the shops on Seminary Street. It was cold, but a fun day just to bum around.
Travis' parents met us at our house at 3:30 where I received some birthday presents! We then went to meet my parents at Dad's house. Mom, Dad, Justin, Travis and I, and his parents all went to dinner at Martini's in Burlington. The goal was for us to do their "grazing" option, however, most of us decided we'd prefer to order off the menu. Travis and I will save grazing for another time. We all had yummy meals, and very filling meals. We stopped at my dad's house after dinner for more presents and my birthday cake! Travis and I made it home by 8:30 and much to my surprise, there was ANOTHER birthday present on our front steps from Sarah!
Ahhhh, I love birthday's! :)

I had a great day and many phone calls, well wishes, and cards to help me celebrate my day!
Thanks to everyone who made my day great!

Travis and I on my 28th birthday