Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Thursday morning Julie left for a mandatory meeting in Jefferson City. Her mom and dad asked if she would like for them to pick her up so she can spend some time with them and they could celebrate her birthday a little bit early. Julie liked the thought of this and Lance thought it would be good if he stayed home and did some of the home improvement projects that Julie had for him to do (i.e. painting). Julie had a great time with her parents and here are some of the pictures that she sent to Lance.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Julie has been trying to tell Lance for the past 3 years that he needed to get his eyes checked and get some new glasses. Lance has been resistant to this because like a typical guy he doesn't like to admit that his wife is right and that he is wrong. Julie finally gave Lance an ultimatum and this Friday Lance went to the eye doctor. The eye doctor gave lance the choice of getting glasses or contacts. Lance thought about it and after some thought he decided that he wanted to go back to contacts, so glasses no more for Lance.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
We are very close to making all of the changes that Julie would like to see in the house. The upstairs has all been repainted and rearranged and even the living room has been painted, except for the accent wall. Julie decided that she wanted to paint the cabinets a different color and she had two colors in mind. She decided that one of the colors would be the cabinet colors and the other would be the accent wall color. After much discussion Julie decided that we would be using the green for the cabinets and the grey for the accent wall colors. Stay tuned for pictures of it being completed because Lance plans on doing it next weekend.
Yes we realize that we have not blogged for awhile and some of you (Pam) have reminded us also. We promise to get better at this and plan on updating every Sunday with things that we have going on. Now let us get you updated about what we have been doing.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
We have been pretty busy lately, so here are some updates from our time away from blogging. A few weeks ago we were fortunate enough to attend a wedding between two people from Africa (Malawi and Zimbabwe). Your probably wondering how this happened, so let us give you the quick explanation. Lance works with a team of teachers in his school and one of them is a science teacher named Chiku. Chiku immigrated with his parents from Malawi and last May he became engaged to Samantha who also immigrated from Africa. Lance and Chiku became friends and thus we were invited to their wedding. We both weren't really sure what to expect, but we both enjoyed it. There was a lot of singing, yeling, and dancing during the wedding which we both enjoyed watching and listening too. The reception was just as entertaining with a lot of yelling, singing, and dancing. Congratulations to the Bikoko's.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
One of our favorite music groups is Train and we were really excited that they were coming to Kansas City to put on a concert. Lance's dad, Paul, also likes listening to Train and since his birthday was the day before the concert we bought him a ticket and invited him along for his birthday present. As you can tell from our previous post, Julie had a broken toe and wasn't feeling very well but there was no way she was going to miss this concert. We decided that we were going to grab a bite to eat before the show and decided to take Paul to Arthur Bryant's so he could get some authentic Kansas City barbecue. He was a little amazed at how big the portions were. Starlight Theatre the people there were so accommodating. They saw Julie was struggling a little bit, so they gave her a ride from the parking lot to the front entrance and then got her a wheelchair and took her to her seat. We were all amazed at how nice they were. The opening act for Train was Andy Grammer and even though we knew who he was we were amazed at how good he was. He did an awesome set and at one point walked through the crowd while performing. He stopped the row in front of us as you can see. Mat Kearney, took the stage. We knew quite a few of his songs and he also put on a great performance. He really had a lot of crowd participation.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
We finished our little trip around the neighborhood to see what the storm had done and then our night took another unexpected turn as soon as we came back in the house. As Julie came in the house, her canes slipped on the linoleum floor and she fell into the house. At first we didn't think she was hurt, but as soon as she started standing it was obvious that something was very wrong. Julie has a high pain threshold,, but when she put weight on her left foot she started screaming in pain. Julie's little toe started becoming black and blue and swelling up, so we decided it was time to make a trip to the ER. The ER trip was uneventful, but it did take us 3 1/2 hours to get out of the ER. They diagnosed Julie with a broken toe and prescribed her some pain meds and gave her a nice shoe to wear. We finally started heading home at 1 in the morning (we both had to be up at 5:30 that morning) with the plans of stopping off and getting the pain meds prescription filled. The only problem with that was that the storm knocked out power to nearly all the businesses and the pharmacy was no different. We ended up getting home at 1:30 and got a nice 4 hours of sleep. A very eventful night.
Last night started out like any other night. Julie came home after a long day, we ate a nice dinner, and we settled down to watch some TV for the night. That's when the night changed from ordinary to strange. We had been watching the news and it said that some storms were possibly headed our way. The storms came and when they did they brought some major winds with them. The temperature dropped about 10 degrees in 15 minutes and the trees just started blowing all over the place. Tree limbs started littering the street and as you can see from the bottom picture our neighbor had a tree blown into his house. This lasted for 15-20 minutes and when it was over we decided to walk around the neighborhood and see what kind of damage was done. We were amazed by how much debris was in the street and the tree limbs that were just laying all over the place. Little did we know that our night had just begun.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Julie's dad, Kent, was in town this weekend so we decided to take him with us to the Royals game Saturday night. The Royals were playing the Rangers and it was a pretty packed house. Julie enjoyed going around the stadium and introducing him to all of her Royals friends and showing him all of her favorite places in the stadium. It was a good game, but unfortunately the Royals ended up losing in the end. Corner Cafe. Unfortunately Julie's mom, Nancy, could not go with us because she was babysitting the grandkids. We decided to see if she could figure out where we were eating and we sent her the picture below and she got it right off the bat.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Two weeks ago we went to St. Louis to celebrate Julie's dads birthday. We had a great time catching up with them and we all went to the Lantern Festival at Shaw's Garden. As you can see from the video below it was really amazing.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Tuesday night was the culmination of two and a half years of waiting. We had a feeling that the All Star Game was going to be coming to Kansas City, so we began buying season tickets to make sure that we would be part of it. We were so excited that we decided to show up early and tailgate with friends to celebrate the game. We grilled shrimp, lemon chicken, and beans. Julie also made her famous German Potato Salad which made the meal fabulous. The game was everything that we could of hoped for and more. Julie's favorite part was the player introductions and Lance's favorite part was wearing the free shirts that were given out so that the stadium would look like a flag. Enjoy the video below with the pictures that we took.
Our back door seriously needed to be replaced because it would stick when you would try to close it and the dog completely tore up the shades that were above it. Julie found a door that she liked and Lance finally relented and let her buy it. We ended up getting a Pella sliding glass door that has the shades inside the door, so this way the dogs can't mess them up.
Monday night was the All Star Workout Day and Home Run Derby and we were both really excited for it. We decided to tailgate which is always fun, but Lance decided to show people his disappointment that Billy Butler was not in the home run derby.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Julie really enjoys the mascots at games, so she was in heaven because as they were getting ready for the Celebrity Softball Game the Royals mascot Slugger decided to have a dance party with some of the other mascots. The other mascots were from the Mariners, Rays, Blue Jays, and Marlins. Julie's favorite part was when Slugger played the song, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen and the mascots danced around holding up their phone numbers. Lance's favorite was te finale when Slugger played The Time Of My Life from Dirty Dancing and recreated the part where Baby jumps into Johnny's arms, except Slugger jumped nto the mascots arms (for those that don't remember this here is the clip from Dirty Dancing that shows the scene). Poor Slugger though was unfortunately dropped by the mascots after jumping in their arms though. Julie loved the whole thing.