Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day

We've had ourselves a nice little weekend so far. We spent Saturday being generally lazy, watching opening weekend of football (ahhh! It's FINALLY football season). War Eagle! My parents drove up from Franklin and we took them out to Joe B's, a former church turned restaurant. We got up early today to drive to Hillsboro, OH where my aunt and uncle have a "family reunion" every year. My family doesn't really do the whole official family reunion, but the close branches come over. There were 7 kids, 3 dogs, and a partridge in a pear tree. Definitely not dull! We got to meet the newest family member, born just 2 weeks before our wedding (needless to say that nuclear family did not make the trip down). We are now staying in Maysville for the evening to visit with Adam's family over the long weekend. He got to catch the tail end of the UK/Louisville game and was very happy with that outcome.
In other tidbits, we're keeping fairly busy. The school year started 3 weeks ago for me. This year is going much better than last. I'm at the same school, with the same group of kids, but my kid with special needs last year went to public school. I'm much more relaxed now! Adam stays busy with his work, training a temp and studying to get some licenses so he can advance. We're going here, there, and everywhere on the weekends. We're going to Seattle in 2 weeks for one of his groomsmen's wedding and then to Florence the next weekend to look at our wedding proofs!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Whoa! Look at me blog! I never have understood this fad of wearing gardening shoes. I remember the first time I encountered the fad one summer in Alabama. I was so confused as to why kids were wearing my neighbor's gardening shoes. A few years later one of my cousins was singing their praises because "they can stand up to foot sweat and can get in the water and still don't smell!" However, as with any trend, in order to keep up with past success, your have to evolve products. I don't think the "can get wet and won't smell" theory holds up to these. Doesn't fur go against the defining characteristics of crocs? I also enjoy that they're not stopping at furry ones! If these, these, or these, were REAL shoes, I may be interested, but probably not these. I especially enjoy the product description of one:
''Product Information:
  • Crocs™ states these shoes should fit very loosely. The sides of your foot should not really touch the sides of the shoe. Your toes should never make contact with the front of the shoe. (Basically these shoes are supposed to be so big that you trip over them)
  • Once you have centered your foot on the footbed: You should have about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch of space in front of your toes, behind your heel and when you lift the strap you should be able to comfortably get your finger between the strap and heel.
  • 'Off Road' has a rugged design for your active lifestyle. (I was unaware that foam was appropriate for any "off road" activities)
*End Rant*

Friday, August 1, 2008

No Babies

Hey! A month later...not too shabby for me. This update will be short as I am eating ice cream! Adam came across this article which nicely outlines our reasons for waiting to have babies. We luckily have yet to be asked when, which is surprising considering his grandmother asked Ryan about every aspect of our wedding. The holidays will soon be upon us though! We've already decided the appropriate response: "We're waiting until we live somewhere that we an afford to have a DOG!