Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A loss for a title

I have no idea what to title this post. This is just an update. We haven't been up to anything too exciting. We are starting to get ready for Florida. We are leaving on Friday morning and will be in Florida until Wednesday and then it will be off to Wisconsin for Jana's wedding. It is hard to even remember what we have been doing. Last week we got a night of free babysitting from Caitlyn (she was Maddie's babysitter during basketball) and we went to a friend's birthday party. Then Friday the Wilke's came over for dinner and to watch the Astros game. The rest of the weekend was pretty low key, playing outside, Chad getting the lawn done, and the like. Sunday Isaac came over to play while Paul and Christa were at a funereal. He was having so much fun that he didn't want to go home. We are actually going over there today to play again this morning. Tomorrow will be laundry and packing. The girls are pretty much ready to go, but Chad and myself need to get our stuff together.

I'm sure that I'll have pictures from Florida, so maybe when we get to grandma and grandpa Heff's we can put some up.

Happy Birthday Alan and Eric (today and tomorrow)!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

What day is it?

Do you ever ask yourself that question? Since we have gotten back home from up north, it seems like I am asking that question a lot. I then found it funny that Chad's dad was asking that same question today. Grandpa J is here for the LCMS Convention. We have been down there a couple of times and even spent the night last night. There are other people we know who are down there, so we have been running into people all over the place.

So what have we been up to? Oh, just getting estimates on our air conditioning, because the evaporator coil is busted. Tomorrow we have one more company coming over to give us an estimate and then we will set up an appointment to get it fixed. We are melting down here. We have a room air conditioner in Maddie's room and has closed off the bedrooms and that one keeps us all cool for sleeping. It also hasn't been too hot out, so it isn't all that bad. I know that Chad will disagree with me, but the heat doesn't really bother me.

Last weekend we were out for the CUW Alumni event. It was at a small brewery. We were all wondering what to expect, but it ended up being a really good time. We mostly hung with the Tomball people, but we did manage to meet a couple who moved here in January and they work at the medical center.

Nothing else too exciting the rest of the weekend. We did go downtown on Sunday and we were in the convention center when they voted for president of synod. Maddie got to go swimming and loved it. We bought her one of those suits that is pretty much foam on top, so it is like wearing a life vest all the time. She was a little hesitant at first, but then realized that she could float there all by herself. She managed to get into the water two more times since then.

I am starting to put things together in my head for Orlando and then for Wisconsin the Sequel. We are flying, so we have less space then we had the first time, but I figured our clothes for the wedding are already taken care of. I'm looking forward to Orlando. I get to spend some time with Anne. The whole Janetzke family, minus Josh, will be there. Ben, Kendra, and Lydia will be with a group, but I'm sure we will see them around. Grandma Heff will also be down there, so that will be fun also.

I don't have any new pics. I wanted to get one of Maddie the linebacker (with her new suit on, but my batteries were dead). Next time she has it on, I'll make sure to take one. Emma is starting to get more adventurous. She is figuring out how to use things as steps to climb up on things, like the couch and chairs. We haven't had a bottle since we came back from vacation, so we are hoping that we kicked that habit. We will work on the nuk with Maddie when we get back from Wisconsin in August.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The second half in pictures

Seeing Lone Stars

Yes, we are back in our own home and sleeping in our own beds. We had a very uneventful trip home. We stopped in Joplin, MO on Tuesday night. We got there in time to swim and watch the whole All-Star game.

So the rest of our trip was good. We took in Summerfest on Saturday night, it was good. We had a little trouble towards the end of the night, but it all worked out, right Joel? Sunday was Jana's wedding shower. It was pampered chef and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Mom's mojito slush was a big hit. Monday we headed up to Minnesota, we got up there right around lunch time. We got to see a bunch of people from TLO. We got to play cards with Jill, Jay, Jon, and Elsa. It wasn't complete until we called Jake.

Tuesday we went to MOA, walked around and then just hung out the rest of the day. Us girls did do some shopping. Wednesday we headed to Germantown for Kendra's graduation party and fireworks. The Minnesotans came with us and stayed until Saturday morning.

Thursday we spent our anniversary on a couple of brewery tours. We took the Lakefront Brewery tour first and then headed over to Miller. We had a great time. We then ate dinner at Friday's Front Row. All we needed to do was stop at church and we would have had our Beer, Baseball, and Jesus.

Friday we went up to Mequon to check out all the work they are doing. It looks like a completely different campus. Saturday was just a hang out day. We got things ready for Emma's party and then went out for a little while with Jana and Mike. Sunday was Emma's party it was fun and a good way to just relax as our vacation was coming to a close. Monday was a packing day and then we headed out Tuesday morning.

Today Chad didn't go to school today we are just getting some laundry and stuff around the house done. Tomorrow Chad will have baseball work out and in the evening we are heading downtown for the CUW alumni thing for the convention. Then grandpa J. will be here on Saturday morning for the convention. So we will get to see him for a little while this weekend and into next week. We are going to enjoy the next two weeks at home until we leave for the Gathering.

It was so great to see everyone up north and we will see most of you at Jana's wedding.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

On My Honor

I promise that when we get back to Texas (Wednesday or Thursday) I will post all about the rest of our trip. I need to get us packed and back to Texas before I can even think about all the adventures we have had on our trip.

I do want to say "Welcome to Texas" to the Truwe family. We are hoping to get over to San Antonio to see the new place as soon as we can.