Saturday, September 20, 2008

a beautiful day

Today, I was able to attend a wedding for Tiffany and Sebastian, a young couple in our church. Of course, being a girl, I love weddings and all the pretty things that go along with them. And it was really beautiful and sweet and everything a wedding should be. I would post a picture, but I really don't know if they want their mugs pasted all over the web, so I'll refrain. But it was a great time, and I'm glad I got to go. :)

The weather is absolutely gorgeous, and I am one happy girl -- Jamie was away for a week and came home last night. I really hate when he has to go away, so I'm excited that he's home!! I love him. :) Going to the wedding today reminded me of our own wedding three years ago, and that was fun, b/c those are some of my sweetest memories.

Friday, September 19, 2008

woes

As irony would have it, gas prices have dropped substantially in the past few days. Of course, it just happened that both of our cars needed to be filled up on the day the prices were sky high. Now when the prices are somewhat manageable, neither of the cars need gas!! And I have this (very) funny feeling that they will somehow go up by the time we need to fill up again. Because that's just the story of my life. :) Ah well.....

FYI, instead of the ridiculous $5.17 per gallon from the other day, most stations were selling it for $4.27 per gallon this morning. Quite a drop. And I have already done the handy dandy conversion math for you, since most of you probably don't buy your gas in liters like we do!!

If I really felt like doing some more complaining, I could point out the fact that (almost) everyone in the USA is paying lower prices than us right now, even with our "lowered" prices. But I won't -- point that out OR complain. :) :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

thank you, hurricane Ike.....

......for the oh-so-wonderful gas prices you have brought our way. Overnight, the prices went from $4.61 per gallon to $5.17 per gallon. There really needs to be some law against that ridiculous of an increase. And it just so happened that I had to fill up both of the cars too -- I would much rather have spent that $112 on something FUN. :) :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

a few pics from Niagara Falls





little trip

A couple weeks ago, James and I both had a little time off, so we decided to go on a mini vacation, just the two of us. I really think we need to do this more often!! Usually when we go away, it is to visit family or for some holiday or whatever, but this time, it was just us doing whatever we wanted with relatively no time constraints. That's what makes it truly relaxing, in my opinion.

We just went away overnight, but it was very refreshing. We spent Thursday at Niagara Falls. If you have never visited Niagara Falls, you are definitely missing something amazing. We've been three or four other times ourselves (and James probably countless times beyond that), but we enjoy it so much every time we go. It kinda felt like we were on our honeymoon. :) The day was overcast, so no bright blue skies, but the weather was very ideal for walking around. (Walking around NF is great exercise too!!) The forecast said 50% chance of rain, and it did decide to rain a little bit right when we were getting up around the main falls. Coupled with the wind that was blowing the mist from the falls all across the road, we ended up getting SOAKED. Well, at least our back sides -- our fronts were completely dry. :) We ran across the street into a souvenir shop (loaded with a billion other people trying to avoid the wetness) and bought ponchos with Canada stamped all over them. Well, they were really $2 trash bags with hoods. :) What can you do when you're in tourist land?? After that little shower, there really wasn't any more rain for the rest of the day. We took tons of pics of each other and the falls, and then spent the rest of the day on Clifton Hill (aka Expensive Tourist Land). We try to do something different every time we go, so this time we went to one of the wax museums and the Ripley's moving theater. We also rode the Sky Wheel, a big ferris wheel that overlooks the falls, and ate dinner at the most expensive TGIF's I've ever been in. All in all, a wonderful day.

Oh yeah -- on the way back to the car (pretty long walk cuz we're cheap and don't like to pay for parking), the mist/rain soaked us on the front this time. At least we had dry butts to sit on in the car. :) :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I stand corrected!

A little birdie told me some of the answers were wrong on my little husband questionnaire thingie, so I guess I need to publicly acknowledge the correct answers!! :)

4. Steak and ribs are right, but he says chicken wouldn't be his first choice (although I have personally seen him order chicken on numerous occasions!)

8. Scratch the ham/roast beef and just stick with the grilled cheese.

9. He loves potato chips but doesn't know if he could eat them EVERY day (rolls eyes :)

15. He says he loves when I ask him lots of questions, which I know to be a complete lie. (lol!)

19. Apparently, even though he was home-schooled, he managed to play volleyball -- not like on a real team -- but with his oodles of siblings. :)

I hope I got everything straight now. I love you babe!!