Sunday, November 30, 2008

Entry 144: Anniversary Dinner

We were lucky enough to help Lance's parents celebrate their 28th wedding anniversary while we were in Iowa for Thanksgiving. We went and had a nice dinner and bought them a statue to commemorate the event. Below you will see a picture of them on their wedding day. Sorry for the poor quality if the pictures, but remember they are from 1980.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Entry 143: Thanksgiving

First of all we would both like to wish everyone a happy belated Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving day started very early with the whole family (including the dog) piling into the car at 7:00 in the morning to make the trek to Iowa. By the time we got to Lance's parents house at 11:30, we had to get back into the car to go make another hour and a half car ride to meet up with Lance's brother and sister and their wife and boyfriend. We all had a nice Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant (it was something new this year since we usually make dinner at the house)and it was a very nice time and meal with Lance particularly enjoying the turkey.
Afterwards we all split up and we went back to Lance's parents house were we played an exciting game of Mexican Train dominoes. Someone unfortunately forgot to explain the rules to Lance because he thought whoever had the most points won. Julie did much better though and won the game.
All in all it was a great day had by all and it was great to see family.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Entry 142: New Car

Lance is like his dad in the fact that he likes to go to car lots and look around. Julie also has been hinting that she thinks the car is getting up in miles (157000) and would like to think about getting a new one. Well on Friday when Lance picked Julie up from work, we stopped by a car lot on the way home and Lance asked the dealer what he had in small SUV's. The dealer showed us a Pontiac Torrent with only 230 miles on it and they were selling it as a new car and taking a little over $9000 off the original price. We thought this was too good to be true and went home to research the car. It had good ratings and we found out it had never been in an accident. We made the deal on Saturday and are thrilled to death. It has many features that we both like; such as heated leather seats, automatic start, a nice big backseat for the dog, and Julie's favorite controls on the passenger side so she can control the temperature on her side. You can see pictures of it below.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Entry 141: A Night Out With Friends

Last night we were fortunate enough to eat out with our friends the Green's. They were in town for a conference and we met up with them and had a nice dinner at Zio's. Lance had eaten there before and made sure everyone tried his favorite appetizer which was the Italian Nachos. Trust us when we say if you haven't tried these before, they are delicious. After a nice dinner we went over to Target and actually bought some Christmas presents, you can never be too prepared. All in all it was a nice time getting to see our friends again.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Entry 140: Raking Leaves

The weather was so nice last weekend that we decided to tackle the chore of getting the yard cleaned up from the leaves. Lance mowed the yard while Julie tackled the chore of raking up the leaves. In the end the yard looked very nice and we were both happy with the end result.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Entry 139: Election Day

This video is what will happen if Lance doesn't vote. Enjoy.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Entry 138: Halloween Pictures

A few weeks ago, we were going through Target and noticed that they were selling Halloween costumes for dogs. Lance really wanted to get one for Maggie, but after looking at the price we quickly decided against it. Well this afternoon we were walking through Target again and saw that they were 50% off and we couldn't pass it up. Our options were a hot dog, lady bug, bumblebee, skeleton, and a pumpkin. The choice was easy because Julie always calls the dog a pumpkin. The dog actually didn't fight us putting on the costume and in her own strange way seemed to enjoy it.