Monday, June 27, 2011

I Did NOT Break Another Electronic Device

So about a month ago, I broke my beloved Kindle. I dropped it (like 2 feet, not even very high at all) and the screen broke. Ty has been giving me sarcastic grief about it ever since. He told me I could get another one, but I decided I don't deserve one, since I broke the first one. Since then, I've been reading the "old-fashioned" way...from the library! {GASP}

Last night, we decided to finally go Putt-Putt, which we've been wanting to do for awhile now. After a few holes, we found a cute spot to take a picture. Ty tried and tried to take the picture, but it wouldn't work. I figured he was just being camera-incompetent, so I tried. AND FAILED! We fiddled with the settings and stuff, but the dang thing wouldn't take a picture. I was the last one to use the camera, the day before. And I keep it in my purse (which hubs thought was the reason it broke, even though I keep it in a nice case.) I was really upset. This was a brand new camera that Hubs got me for graduating. I tried to have fun the rest of the time, but Ty's phone was able to capture my real emotion.

His phone also captured his hole in one...but who really cares about that? :)

When we got home, I was determined to fix the camera. I was not going to be responsible for breaking yet another electronic. After about 20 minutes of fiddling, I realized that the camera was NOT broken...the stinking SD card was full! So the camera wouldn't take anymore pictures. So there electronic gods! I have still only broken 1 electronic device. You will not get me down!

Small detail...Hubs won Putt-Putt 43-62, but that was basically because I was distraught over my camera...not because I'm not skilled...because I totally am...maybe.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Well...THAT Didn't Go According to Plan

After a year of marriage and cohabitating, Ty and I finally bought a grill over the weekend. They told us they would assemble it for free (our favorite number!) so we told them we'd pick it up Monday night. We planned on going Putt Putt after, and I was worried that someone would steal it out of the back of his truck, so we opted to take my Sorento (which has always been large enough to haul big things.)

But lo and behold, the dang thing wouldn't fit! So I had to run home and trade vehicles, while the hubs was left in the parking lot with our new purchase. Lowe's is only about 15 minutes from our house, but I got caught by every red light, Old Woman with 50 Dogs in Car Going 20 mph, then Old Man With No Motivation to Drive the Speed Limit. I finally got home, switched cars, and THEN, got caught by a stinking train! Needless to say, by the time I returned to Lowe's, this was my poor hubs:

So we loaded it up and made the short trek to the Putt Putt place. We were greeted by a sign on the door that said the Putt Putt course was closed for the evening. It was only 8:30! Still plenty of daylight to get a round in...but whatever. So we left, bummed, and headed home. Then the hubs came up with a FANTASTIC detour.

We stopped for cones (banana dipped in chocolate for me, peanut butter dipped in chocolate for Ty.) As typical of a small-town ice cream joint, you place your order, then wait for it to be made. Well clearly, Big Bald Bearded Man a few people behind us, didn't get the hint. While he was ordering, they called out my banana cone, and he took it! And gave it to his daughter! WHAT?! I went and mentioned the incident, and they had to make me another one. Then they called out Ty's cone...and Guess What? Big Bald Bearded Man attempted to take his too! But my hubs put him in his place and announced, "Hey, that's mine!" Ugh. We finally got our cones, walked across the street to the park and ate them (while Big Bald Bearded Man shot us dirty looks a few times.)

Clearly, Monday night didn't go according to plan. But it was still an adventure, as always :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Unleashing Our Inner "Hillbilly-ness"

Last night, the hubs and I went with my parents to see "Night of Destruction" at New Paris Speedway. We were lucky to witness some of the most destructive events known to the hillbilly community, such as train races, drag races, figure 8 races, and the ever popular TRAILER RACE! And you know what? We had a blast!

Us enjoying the festivities.
Ty was eager to unleash his hillbilly-ness. Exhibit A: squirting mustard onto his shoe INSTEAD of on his hotdog.

Exhibit B: It didn't stop with just his shoe! No way...he also squirted it on his pants!
This is one of the cars right after it flipped over during the trailer racing.
Now THAT'S uncommon! How many times can you say you've seen a random boat on the track during an auto race? Well I can officially say I've seen it happen once! This boat had been attached to one of the trailers, but flew off of it within the first 2 laps of the 30-lap race. By far, the highlight of the night was when they dragged this boat to the finish line, and let some of the cars ram into it full force as it exploded into a cloud of boat chunks!

It was definitely a night filled with entertainment! And you know what? I don't mind unleashing my inner hillbilly-ness if it means getting to spend a fun night with family. And the best part? "Night of Destruction II" is coming in August!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ty & Lisa's Couples Bucket List

How did the Hubs and I spend our Friday night tonight? We made a Bucket List of all the things we'd like to do as a couple before we die.

Let me share with you all what we put on our list:

1. Run a 5K...or possibly a 10K.
2. Go on a hiking/camping trip.
3. Take our kids on a camping trip out west.
4. Go to a Packers game at home.
5. Attend an Olympic Games.
6. Go on a Mission Trip.
7. Visit Niagra Falls.
8. Take a trip to New England.
9. Donate a year's Christmas Present money to a worthy cause.
10. Build a pond in our backyard.
11. Write a children's book.
12. Renew our vows on our 10th anniversary.
13. Take a carriage ride.
14. Go on a motorcycle trip.
15. Travel Europe.
16. Carve our names in a tree at the park.
17. Host a foreign exchange student.
18. Visit all 50 states.
19. Get matching tattoos.
20. Go parasailing.
21. Own a hot tub.
22. Make snow angels on a golf course green.
23. Host a big party.
24. Visit a Bed & Breakfast along a lakeshore.
25. Drive 150 MPH.
26. Fly first class.
27. Make a difference in a child's life (that's not OUR child.)
28. Go skinny-dipping.
29. Buy a stranger's dinner.
30. Take family photos on the beach.
31. Take a trip with no destination.
32. See a Broadway show.
33. Watch the sunset from a boat.
34. Cut down a REAL tree for Christmas.
35. Say "I love you" every day until we die. (Ty said that we'll have to have our kids cross this one off the list for us after we pass away.)

We wrote it all out and we're going to frame it, and cross the things off the list as we go. It was so fun to sit down with my hubs and plan out some of the most important things we'd like to do together before we die. I suggest that all newly married couples do this. I'm definitely looking forward to checking things off this list with him. (Especially the expensive things like traveling Europe...that one was MY idea!)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Why I Love My Husband

Reason #549:

He turned on Keeping Up With the Kardashians for us to watch while we ate dinner tonight....and I didn't even have to ask OR beg!

Our First "Together" Project

In trying to beautify the outside of our house, Ty and I recently decided to tackle our first ever landscaping project together. This is also the first real project we've done together since we've been married. And we did it completely on our own! We researched online and found some pictures of what we'd like it to look like, went to Lowe's and got our materials, got our plants and rocks, and went to town. It took about 8 hours and a thunderstorm (who says a thunder, lightning, and pouring rain are reasons to stop working?), but we finally accomplished it! And we think it looks pretty good...if we do say so ourselves! And the best part is: we didn't even have the SLIGHTEST little argument the whole time!

**If you'd like to hire us to do something in YOUR yard, please refrain from doing so. We have a whole backyard to do, which will likely be followed up on in later posts.