Archive for May, 2011
Five years ago today, Michael and I were married… it seems like a minute and ages have passed at the same time… i know that sounds weird… but its true. It feels like no time has passed at all, but 5 years ago Michael still worked in Fort Wayne, we spent the first few months of our marriage living in different cities, 5 years ago we didn’t have our dogs, we didn’t own a house and we weren’t parents! Now we have/are all of those things! How could that have happened so quickly!
I feel so blessed to share my life with this man who gets me so completely and is there for me in every way. and lets not forget what an amazing father he has turned out to be… I knew he would, despite the fact that one of his IPFW friends begged me not to let him procreate…. LOL!
Anyway, I think you get the point that I love my hubby, enough mushy stuff. Since the last update there were two eventful weekends, Mother’s Day and a Wedding Reception Weekend. Mother’s day was awesome, I got a lot of time to myself to knit and do whatever I wanted, Michael helped Alistair do a fingerpainting craft for me, and I got a tahkli spindle +accessories, don’t worry if you don’t know what that means…. its a knitting/yarn thing.
The next weekend was BUSY. I walked in a three mile walk with my coworkers for Suicide Prevention, you can still donate to my account if you are interested, email me and let me know!!! Meanwhile, Michael and our awesome neighbor “unca bear” as Alistair calls him moved and then re-assembled Alistairs brand new (to him) big boy swing set that we bought from the neighbors down the street who were moving. When I got home we planted our starts and seeds in our garden! Then we went to our friend Meghann’s wedding reception extravaganza where an AMAZING time was had by all.
Since then it has been pretty uneventful, I have a sock, a toy and a tablerunner on the needles, Alistair got bit by a mosquito on his eyelid and it swelled shut POOR GUY, he looked pathetic, looking up at us with one eye! and Michael is getting very excited for the beginning of Golfing season!
This weekend was quite eventful. Friday night Mom came down and spent the night. She wanted to take Alistair to his swim lesson on Saturday morning, and since it was early she decided to come down Friday. We had a nice dinner followed by Wine Spritzers and the movie Burlesque with my neighbor Carol. It was great fun! I really enjoyed the movie.
Saturday morning Mom and I got up and took Alistair to his swim class. He had so much fun. We got there a little early and so Alistair got to play on the mini-water slide. HE LOVED IT! Class went really well, Mom was in the water with him and I was on the sidelines taking pictures! It was so fun to get to watch it from the outside and see how much fun he was having. Here are a few pictures of the lesson.
After swim lessons we went to lunch at The Roost. (i really liked the veggie omelette, if you go there, get one!) Then we went to this cute little furniture consignment shop at 116th and Allisonville Road called Treasure House. I also recommend checking it out. It is a little small, but I found a chair that matches my kitchen and the merchandise was all really nice. You can tell they are very choosy about the furniture that they purchase from people. Next, it was to Menards for supplies and then back home for the a day filled with Mother-Daughter gardening. We weeded, we laid landscape fabric, we planted, we mulched and watered! Michael worked hard on mowing and weed eating. In the end, we have the start of a beautiful front flower bed.
I say the start of a flower bed, because as you can see, most of my flowers are either TINY… or you can’t even see them, because they are teeny tiny little seeds that haven’t even started to sprout yet. The finished product should be lovely though. Here are some random pictures of the flowers that will HOPEFULLY grow in our front garden.
Next week onto the back to plant the veggies!
Today, I walked in the “GREATEST SPECTACLE IN DOG WALKING” otherwise known as the Mutt Strut. It is a fundraiser for the Indianapolis Humane Society! It was great fun! I went with Lula our younger mutt, my friend Carol, and her dog Gertie, and my friend Melissa, her daughter Kayla and their dog Nugget! It was so fun to see all the dogs out, and our dogs were SO well behaved. Better yet, the 2.5 mile track didn’t kill me. In October I did a 3 mile walk, and I didn’t think I’d make it, and on this walk, I was surprised we were done already! I am really getting in better shape!!!