Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day at the Races.

Yesterday, my mom and dad took Ty and I to the Arlington Race Track in Illinois to watch some horse races!  I'd gone before a few years ago, but this was Ty's first time, and I think we awakened a monster! He got so into it! He loved analyzing the stats on the horses and picking the smartest choices to bet on. It seemed like he and my mom won something every single race, while my dad and I sat by wondering why the heck we had such bad luck. At the end of the day, Ty only lost about $3.00, and I finally won $64.00 in the last two races, so I made back some of the money I'd lost. I certainly didn't come out on the positive end, but it was fun to finally win something! Here are some of the highlights from our trip.

 Disgusting dead bug my dad found.

 Hubs seriously analyzing his choices.

See #8? Allllllllllllllll the way on the right side over there? Yeah, he won me a lot of money about 1 second after this picture was taken. Woo Hoo!

The scariest quote of the day? When Hubs said, "This is so fun! I wish it was closer to our house so we could go all the time!" I for one, am terribly grateful its so far could get us in some serious trouble.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dear Husband,

Thank you for being so supportive with my new job. The fact that I got hired as a first-year teacher, feel like I have no clue what I'm doing, and got hired with only two weeks to get ready has kinda freaked me out. I've been so overwhelmed, but you've been so amazingly helpful and have calmed me down a lot. I feel a lot more confident about this new chapter in my life since our little chat the other night...(you know, the one where you chatted, and I pretty much just sat there and cried because I was scared...).

I also wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed our shopping trip last night for school supplies.

It was so cute how you were keeping track of the total amount we were spending on your phone, and would then say, "Eh, go ahead and get three more boxes of crayons!" I appreciate that you are letting me spend what seems like our entire life savings to get my classroom ready. Even though you had to tell me, "You know we don't have to actually BUY you a whole classroom, right?" :)

And I want you to know that when you get a teaching job, I will be there for you, and we will go shopping and I can give you advice and stuff. That's the fun thing about being married to another teacher. We understand what the other one is going through. So anyway, thanks so much, and I love you tons!

Love, Lisa

P.S. Don't forget to make my HUGE bookshelf though. Remember, you PROMISED it would be done by next Tuesday!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Last Weekend of Summer Getaway: Check.

Hubs wanted to go on a quick weekend trip before summer was over, so he planned one. All by himself. We spent the weekend in Ludington, MI enjoying the beaches, sunsets, hanging out in the pool, food, local shops, and lots of togetherness time. Although the trip didn't necessarily start off that smoothly (i.e. We had to turn around and go back to get my phone that I left on the couch, AND once we got to the Inn, I realized I left the camera card at home) it was a totally fun trip!

Here are some of the highlights (after we bought a new camera card at Rite-Aid):

 We visited an old village from the 1800's, and this was the one room school-house.
 Old fire engine.
 A memorial for a missionary.
 I was attacked by a bear while shopping at a local antique shop.

 Me and Ty both with "Maude" outside Maude's Garage.
 Hubs with his beer sampler at the local brewery.
 Hubs AFTER his beer sampler.
 My adorable husband posing for the public by some dune grass.
 Walking out to the lighthouse.

 Really cool clouds came in as a storm passed overhead. Check out the wavy-ness!
 This is the ferry that travels back and forth to Wisconsin.

Last day at the beach before heading back to reality.

Ty-thank you for planning such a fun trip for us to end the summer on. I had an amazing time with you. I love you!