Saturday, July 31, 2010

Entry 305: Royals Game (Orioles)

Tonight we went to see the Royals/Orioles game and saw the Royals actually come from behind and win 4-3. Julie enjoyed it because she was able to see her two favorite players: Zach Greinke, who started the game, and Joakim Soria, who came in and closed the game. Lance enjoyed the game because it was also Salute To The Negro Leagues night where they bring back some of the old Negro League players and the teams wear the Negro League uniforms. Lance likes remembering the history, plus we also got free Kansas City Monarchs hats. We actually gave one of the hats to the usher because the employees don't get the giveaways and she has always been nice to us. A great game and Lance has ranked it his second favorite game of the year (behind the Red Sox game).

Here is the hat we got tonight.

Whenever Soria comes in to save the game they play Welcome To The Jungle and have flames coming from all of the screens.

A picture of one of Lance's favorite players, Chris Getz, at bat.

Here is Zack Greinke taking the mound.

Before the game they introduced some of the Negro League players at the game.

Entry 304: Branson Trip (Day Four)

Today was our last day in Branson, so we all decided to have breakfast before we all went our separate ways. We ate at a nice buffet and it was great being able to see everyone one last time. After we were done eating, we all got in our cars and went our separate ways. It was a great trip and hopefully we can do it again.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Entry 303: Branson Trip (Day Three)

This morning when we got up we went and had a nice breakfast at Panera. Afterwards we all kind of went out separate ways. We went with Carol, Michael, and Kent to hit the outlet mall (again) and had some lunch afterwards. We then had a little bit of downtime and decided to relax in the room and take a little nap. In the evening we had a nice dinner and as you can see below Julie had her love factor tested (it came up with wild). We then ventured to Silver Dollar City and had a great time. We walked around the park and took the train ride where we got robbed. All in all another great day.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Entry 302: Branson Trip (Day Two)

We began the day by meeting up with Julie's mom and dad in Springfield, and naturally we had to go to the Bass Pro Shop. We had a nice time walking around and enjoyed a delicious lunch there. Afterwards we finished the drive to Branson and walked around the outlet mall for awhile (Julie was in heaven). Finally everyone got checked into the hotel and we headed over to Branson Landing and enjoyed a great barbecue meal. Let me just state now that everyday we were there it was hot with the heat indexes over 100, but this day was by far the hottest.

Entry 301: Branson Trip (Day One)

Julie's dad, Kent, recently celebrated his 65th birthday, so all of his girls planned a Branson vacation for the whole family. We decided to cut the drive up a little bit and after Julie got off of work on Thursday we drove to Springfield. We stayed at The Doubletree which was by far one of the nicest and most modern hotels either one of us have ever stayed at (as you can see by the pictures). It was a relaxing evening and Lance just enjoyed sitting back in the leather chair.

Entry 300: Royals Versus Twins

Tuesday night we had tickets to see the Royals play the Minnesota Twins and even though it was a little hot, we decided to go. The Royals just got annihilated and we left early because by 8:30 they weren't even through the third inning. We both agreed that we wouldn't become snobs just because we were season ticket holders, but unfortunately we think we're becoming this. We paid pretty good money for our seats and when the stadium isn't real packed, people will move to wherever they wish which bothers us because they didn't pay to sit there. That is something Lance is going to call the Royals and complain about, even though it probably won't do any good.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Entry 299: Birthday Wishes

Today is Julie's dad's 65th birthday. All of his children decided to celebrate this occasion by having all of us go to Branson to celebrate. We will make sure we take tons of pictures, so keep checking back.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Entry 298: New Roof

The ordeal of getting our roof replaced is finally over. We both think it looks nice, but it really tried our patience. It was supposed to be an easy job, until they found out that the plywood on our roof was not up to code. It has to be 1/2 inch thick and ours was only 1/4 inch thick. Naturally this had to be replaced, so there was a lot of banging and as you can see from the entry below a few feet coming through our ceiling. We were promised it would be done Monday, but they ran out of shingles and told us that they would come back on Tuesday to finish it. Tuesday rolled around and guess what, no roofers. Wednesday they came back at 7:30 in the morning and when Lance went out to talk to them they apologized and said that they brought the wrong shingles, but promised they would be back at 5:00. Lance proceeded to call the company and complain which must have gotten something accomplished because they were back later that day and finished the job. We are both happy with the end result, now we just have to wait for the company to come and fix the ceiling.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Entry 297: New Skylight

As you can see we unintentionally got a new skylight in our house today. Now most of you will find this amazing, but Lance had nothing to do with this. We are actually getting a new roof installed and the plywood was so bad that it had to be all taken out and replaced. Well Julie was sitting in the living room and all of a sudden she heard a crash and swearing. She looked up just in time to see the ceiling cave in and a foot appear. We can laugh at it now, but at the time it wasn't funny. We have been assured that it will be fixed by the end of the week.

Entry 296: Pat Benatar/REO Speedwagon

Last night Lance's parents, Julie, and Lance went to Starlight Theatre to listen to Pat Benatar and REO Speedwagon. Our seats in the beginning weren't very good, but an usher came up and asked if we wanted to upgrade our seats for free and we jumped at the chance (it turns out that the usher was one of Julie's clients). Lance was looking forward to REO Speedwagon, but was really blown away by Pat Benatar. She sang all of her classics and did some amazing acoustic sets. Lance's favorite song last night was Invincible by Pat Benatar and Julie's was Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar. All in all it was a fun night and we really enjoyed it.