Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

You know it's great when the crowd is already standing before the song is over. This might be the best version I have ever heard of this song. Hope everyone had a great Easter!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's been a long, long time

Lazy Saturday morning here at the Nelsen household. Lisa and I had to get up at seven to get Eddie from the kennel and now we are catching up on the shows we missed this last week.

We have been out of town at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, where the Mavericks played. Talk about a once in lifetime experience. I flew out to Springfield last Sunday night and Lisa joined the fun on Tuesday.

We opened with a great overtime win against Alabama-Huntsville. The highlights can be found below. Be sure to watch, a couple of great clips of Lisa in the stands.

Our second game put us against the #2 team in the nation, Bellarmine. We went back and forth with the Knights until the final five minutes. Nothing to hang your head about, the guys put together a helluva season, tying a school record for wins, with 28.

Here are the highlights from the second game:

Things should start to slow down a bit with the spring sports, they will go by quick and before you know it, it will be summer.

Sorry for the delays, hope everyone is doing well.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pretty Much Sums it Up

We lost my grandpa today. This song pretty much sums up how awesome grandpas are.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Finally Got to See the Dave Matthews Band

Last winter during the Grammy's I saw that the Dave Matthews Band was coming to the cities this fall. I signed up for the "Warehouse" (the DMB) fan club and got in the lottery for tickets and got a pair. I was beyond stoked. Lisa, not so much, but we were going for my birthday so she didn't say much.

Anyway, last night was the show. Needless to say it was everything I could imagine. Lisa even said she had a lot more fun than she expected. Great crowd, great show and a ton of fun to people watch.

Here are some photos from the night. Enjoy them this weekend while I'm on a six-hour bus trip to beautiful Crookston.

* Edit - Lisa said she didn't think that Dave Matthews was good looking...Until last night. Not sure what that means, but it's interesting :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

It's been two years already?

Tomorrow (Monday) marks our two year anniversary and I can't believe it. These past two years have absolutely flown by. It seems like just yesterday Lisa and I were sharing our special day with so many of our friends.

These past two years have been great filled with some ups and downs, but that's life. This past weekend, Lisa and I had a relatively relaxing weekend planned (we had a wedding on Friday, her dad was going to help me fix the garage window on Saturday and then today we had her goddaughter's fourth birthday party) but the storm that rolled through Saturday morning changed those plans. Long story short, we lost electricity for about a day, but we got it back (and should have a new cable box by Tuesday).

Happy Anniversary Lisa, I can't wait to see what the future has in hold for us!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Get Away

This past weekend, Lisa and I took a few days off to head down to God's Country (Iowa).

We took of Saturday morning and dropped Eddie off at mom and dad's (where he got lots of walks and lots of car rides) before driving down to State Center to visit the Burdorf's.

We got into town late Saturday afternoon and hung out and caught up for the night. It was a relatively uneventful night, minus Brody punching me in the family jewels (it got a good laugh from everyone, even me).

Sunday morning we got up and walked down to Aaron's ballpark and he showed me what's all changed in the last five years. He's down a great job with the West Marshall baseball program and the diamond looks great. After we got back to the house, Lisa and I got our stuff ready and drove to Des Moines where we had lunch at my favorite Des Moines Mexican restaurant before going out to Jordan Creek to kill some time. We could check into our room Sunday at 2, so we took off and arrived at Lake Panorama around 2:30.

This is our second stay at Lake Panorama and we love it. The hotel we stayed at is small, but every room looks out at the Lake and it was quiet since we were there on Sunday and Monday. Once we got checked in, we hit the pool for a while (I think we were the only people who stayed there Sunday) before eating at the restaurant. Sunday night we drove around (not much to do in the small little town) before chilling in the room and watching the sunset.

Monday we woke up to storms and it stayed rainy until about 10:30 (it was raining so hard we even toyed with the idea of coming home). Once the rain pushed away, we hit the Raccoon River trail for a little hike before stopping at a ma and pa shop for some lunch. Saturday afternoon we were in the pool again for a couple of hours and caught a lot of sun (i got burnt, not honeymoon in Mexico burnt, but burnt). Having ate at the restaurant in the hotel already, we decided that we would drive back into Des Moines for dinner and a movie. We ate at the Cheesecake Factory (didn't realize how spending it was) before going to see the movie Inception. (Sidenote: Highly recommend inception. You think the entire movie and it is exhausting. I want to see it again because I know I missed a lot).
Here are some photos from the trip, I hope you enjoy.

Finally, i would be remiss if I didn't mention a passing of one of my favorite movie characters of all time, sweet Lou.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

what's up?

Hey All-

Been far too long between posts and I hope this note finds everyone well. Posted a video from Saturday Night Live - and this might be one of my favorite skits on the show called "What Up With That". I hope you enjoy it.

Not a lot has been new around here. Lisa just completed her first 5k last weekend and it looks like she is gearing up for another one this weekend. I am so proud of her. She did great and established a new personal best so that was really exciting.

She ran it with Jamie Burdorf and Mandy Hunecke and it was for a great cause as they raised over a 1,000 dollars for Leep. Saturday afternoon I worked the spring football game before we all hung out at Mandy and Justin's that night. It was great catching up with everyone. We live two miles from Mandy and Justin and don't see them enough and we haven't seen Aaron and Jamie since they stayed with my parents for the fourth of July last year.

Work has been good for both of us. The sports season is winding down (everything should be wrapped up by the end of May) and I'm looking forward to a nice, relaxing summer. If I get approved, I'll be heading to San Francisco for work in July and Lisa and I are hoping for a getaway at sometime this summer. Where, I don't know but we want to go somewhere and somewhere were we can do things relatively cheap.

Watching the biggest loser right now and they have to pen cattle. Of all the things they can do... Damn I should have applied for this season. I'm no expert herdsman, that's for sure, but I know that I could do this way better than these City Slickers.

That's really all I got... I'll take vacation ideas in the comments!

Hope all is well-

Scott, Lisa and Eddie

PS: Speaking of Eddie.... Little guy got his first kill a couple of weeks ago