Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
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.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
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
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).
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
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
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
But three things really chapped my ass today.
- Was out walking Eddie today at noon and it was cold (nice, sunny but cold) and walked by the elementary school that's a block from our house and the kids were outside for recess, no big deal right? What really bothered me was the fact that the air temp was like 35 degrees and there were more kids without coats (just sweatshirts) running around during recess. Where are the parents to tell them to wear their coats as they leave the house or even more so, where are the teachers to tell them to wear their coats at recess. Now I'm not one to tell people how to parent or teach, but seriously folks?
Secondly...I had to run back home after lunch to get a camera for the softball game and there were two people with strollers (a guy and a gal) coming off the trail. As I drove by them, I waved (I'm an Iowa farm boy, I wave at everyone) and they just started at me and almost looked annoyed at me as I waved at them. I was so close to rolling down my window and yelling at them to lighten up and telling them to lighten up, it's called a wave and when someone does it to them, you should do it back.
Finally, following supper tonight, I stopped by campus to wash my car and get some gas. As we drove by campus there were two punks that walked right throw the street and onto campus...No big deal right? Well the problem is, like five years ago someone walked across the street by campus was hit by a car and killed. Now this isn't that drastic, but as they walked, they didn't look either way for cars (I did stop). I gave my horn a quick honk, to tell the guys "Hey, you might want to look before you cross" and I was greeted with a the one finger salute. Now whatever, I don't care, but seriously, just care enough about yourself to look before you cross.
Okay, now that I seem like a grouchy old jerk, a couple of notes for you...
- Our softball coach, Lori Meyer, won her 800th game today. A couple of tidbits aboutMeyer... She is the winningest active collegiate coach (all divisions) in the state of Minnesota. During her tenure at Minnesota State, which covers more than a quarter of a century, Meyer has compiled a 800-536-3 (.579) record at Minnesota State and has coached 86.4 percent of MSU’s 925 victories in program history.
Finally, as you both know, Lisa and I both enjoy TV shows... If you aren't watching Parenthood, check it out, probably my favorite hour long (serious type) show on television. Secondly, if 30 Rock isn't the best comedy on TV it's close. And the Big Bang Theory might be 1a.
Okay, lots of random stuff, but that's what I've got.
In the words of Mr. Jon Larsen, what do you think? :)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Sorry for the delay in blogs my friends. It's not that we have been super crazy, it's just that we've been super boring.
Life has been good, just boring that's all. Eddie is doing well. He is a good dog. He loves his trips to "school" and sits so proud in the backseat of the car when he knows that he is going up there.
I've stayed busy with athletics at MSU. Our winter season is in full gear. Hard to believe that the winter sports are almost done and spring sports are around the corner (that mean's maybe a Friday or Saturday night with my wife:) ).
Anyway, hope all is well, we'll be in touch soon.
SnL (and Eddie)