Saturday, October 28, 2006

Back For A Visit

Andy and I just got back late last night from down where I went to college the last 2 years. It was good and weird to be back just for a visit. We spent Wednesday evening at church way out in the boonies with my best friend from school Valerie. Then we dropped off her fiance and proceeded to get lost on the way back to town. We made it back only 4 minutes late to drop Valerie off for dorm lock. I have to say I don't miss those days of having to be back at a certain time. Although these days Andy and I are usually in bed sleeping before dorm lock time. :-)
So Thursday we went to chapel with Valerie and I got to see a bunch of old friends. It was spirit week on campus so it was nice to see everyone more relaxed.
We took Anna & Valerie to get some lunch and then went around campus seeing some people. I even actually went to class! We went with Val to her Doctrines 3 class, which is kind of comical because I took Doc 3 when I was there. You can never be refreshed too much though. I'm sure I didn't listen as well the first go-around anyway.
Thursday afternoon we went bowling with Valerie, Anna, & Gianni which was a lot of fun and pretty comical when Val actually beat Andy. I of course had the lowest score and would be much to embarressed to tell you what it was. Although I will say most everyone else had double my score. Yeah, I know it's bad.
Thursday evening we had a lot of fun in the college coffee shop playing "Catch Phrase" with about 8 other people. It was a lot of fun and we laughed a lot. It was good to have a fun time with some friends.
Friday Andy & I spent the morning sleeping in and playing Frisbee Golf at the local course there. It's a pretty diverse course and I ended up going wading after a disc and we got a good picture of about 4-5 other guys climbing a tree after some stuck discs. It was pretty humerous to watch. Friday afternoon we spent in the coffee shop with Val who was working visiting with her and a few other friends. We also got the chance to talk to Mr. Hudson for quite a while and to catch up since we hadn't seen him since the wedding. He's my professor that did our pre-marital counseling and performed our wedding for us.
So then we headed for home with a couple of stops at Cabella's and REI where we bought some Christmas presents and managed to FINALLY find some 20 degree sleeping bags that zipped together for the two of us. So that was a big relief. We got home really late but it was a good trip. We did buy me some new "tennis shoes" at Cabella's in their "bargain cave". I really like them because they don't have any laces so I can slip them on and off in no time. Which is a big relief because Andy's always teasing me about not untying my shoes which is bad for them I know. :-)
So that was our weekend in a nutshell, but the biggest event went on inside of me.

I had a pretty hard time when all my friends were going back to school in August with feeling lonely and left out and whatnot. This trip served to comfort me that I was where I'm supposed to be. I love my husband and wouldn't trade him for all of my college days. I realized that despite the various opinions I received last year about my getting married and finishing college early, it really was the best thing for me to do. God's timing is perfect, not mine or anyone else's, and He knew Andy & I should be married this year. Plus it was really nice to be back on campus holding hands and not having to get fined for it. :-)

So that's about it, it was a good trip, but I can say with a very assured heart that it's soooo good to be home with my husband. And that's all there is to it.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Another Weekend Adventure

So the first weekend of October Andy and I again had a weekend adventure. Andy used the last of his vacation time and we went up to my cousin's wedding. We also spent the weekend staying with my friend Anne who was one of my bridesmaids and her boyfriend was visiting as well. We got to see a bunch of my family including my parents and my brother and sister-in-law and my nephew. You can tell my sister-in-law is pregnant which is pretty exciting and cute. So in less than 4 months I'll once again be an aunt and Andy will be an uncle!
So, we spent the weekend with family and friends and lots of activities. We went swimming and down the waterslides at the motels my parents stayed at, we played disc golf on a neat 18 hole course on Sunday as well as went for a really, REALLY long walk on Sunday down a bike trail. It was very windy all weekend so we didn't get to go bikeriding even though we brought our bikes.
So it was a fun weekend although we were pretty short on sleep. Oh well. I wanted to post pictures but it seems that our computer is not liking the idea.