Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Tax Day and Dottie blogging again day

Oh my gosh! I cannot believe it's been 19 days since my last blog ;/ Man, that is ridiculous and so not like me... just kidding we all know it's like me but I'm trying to change that. Since it's been so long I think it would be best to do a 7 quick list to fill you all in. So here we go.

1. Palm Sunday
We actually had real palm fronds on Palm Sunday which was really cool. I've never done that before and it was really fun to see.

(I know it's hard to see but Adam is in plaid and I'm in the yellow coat)

2. Easter Part 1
I had wanted to blog about Easter because I was struck this year by the amount of time Jesus was beaten and crucified. When you read about it often and the verses just run together, you forget what takes you a minute to read was actually hours of agony for the Son of God FOR US. It's amazing and humbling that God would send his only son for us. Somehow I forget. I am truly thankful for his sacrifice so that we would be able to have a relationship with the Almighty God. It's overwhelming at times.

3. Easter Part 2
We went down to Wheaton to visit Adam's family for Easter weekend. I'm really homesick for my own family but I am so thankful that at least we have his family close by. I think it would be hard if we didn't have anyone. His family has really made me one of their own which is so nice. We had so much fun together!

We played catch and Adam taught us girls how to pitch. His mom was hilarious pretending to spit on the mound or trying to get the imaginary runner out at 1st who was trying to steal second. We had a catcher, umpire, pitcher, 1st baseman, and a fan (due to the lack of gloves). It was fun!
Later that night, we got to watch some basketball and play games with some of Adam's good friends from high school. They are a really great group of guys and I really look forward to hanging out with them and their girlfriends whenever we can.
Sunday, was church and a family meal with his grandparents and some cousins I had never met. It was really fun.

4. Couch time!
We finally got our couch after they tried to deliver it THREE times during the day even though we had signed up for a delivery time between 5-9pm lol That whole part was frustrating but we luhooove our couch ;) It can fit so many people on it at the same time and Adam will now sit with me ;) (he never really like the futon so I'm pumped hehe gotta love some QT)

(It's dark gray but kind of looks purple-y in this picture.)

5. Kohl's
Kohl's is not helping me with my goal of eating healthy. From free cupcakes, ice cream, and soft pretzels to donuts day every Wednesday. C'mon Kohl's, how did you know donuts are my weakness?!?

6. Baseball Season
We live super close to the Brewer's stadium. We already caught our 1st game and it was awesome. Miller Park has a retractable roof which is convenient for us northerners. It was low 30's for the game but we were comfortable and warm inside the stadium. Loved it! Hoping to catch some more games this season.

Sausage, Brat, Hot Dog, and Chorizo race!

Alli, Joe, and Brian hanging out with the Wardos

7. QT
My friend, Jenelle, is moving to Chicago in the fall! So I went down last weekend to vist her while she was in town figuring out where to live. We had so much fun and ate at 2 of my favorite Chi-town places. The day was even semi-nice, which I am sure made the hundreds of runners super pumped. We had to play frogger to cross the streets at time hehe

 so many runners!

 Riding the bus around Chi-town together.

 The Bean! with her friend Tiffany.(the girl in the striped sweater).


Abby said...

So much fun! I love catching up with you via blog. Also, so glad you got to see Jenelle. I cannot wait for her to move. Then she can be a little bridge for us. We can meet in the kind of middle.

Leighann said...

Yay! You blogged! I love your comment about Easter... so true. And your couch is huge. No wonder you've had so many people over. That rocks.