Monday, October 21, 2013

Hello Monday

 Hi! Hi! 
If I were to call you right now I would apologize
that its been so long since we've caught up,
because I'm just terrible at regularly keeping up with people....
and I would ask how you're doing.
Then when you asked how I'm doing I would tell you I'm well.
That Josh is doing well in school and I'm loving my job
and we are thoroughly enjoying the city and fall weather.
Then I would probably giggle and ask if I had told you about kickboxing?
No? Oh girl you're going to get a kick out of this!
(no pun intended)
So Josh is perusing sale sites a few weeks ago and found a deal on kickboxing
and mentioned that he'd like to do it, so I pipe up 
"oh I think that would be fun! Can I do it too?".
Too which Husband is shocked and asks me several times if I'm sure 
and then expresses how he would be super impressed and thinks it 
would be pretty sexy if I really did want to do it.
"Then of course!" I respond quite pleased with myself for impressing Husband.

I should have known.

Fast forward to last Monday when we show up to class
and as Josh is paying for parking I peek inside and see people 
wrestling and punching each other.
PUNCHING each other.
"Whoa! This is not kickboxing!"
I exclaim in freaking out mode
"We're supposed to stand in line and punch the AIR! What is this?!"
And it only got more intimidating and scary as we got inside....
girl I could not believe what I had gotten myself into!
But we did it.
Josh was in his element.
It was so fun to see him pick it up really fast and excel.
He was quick and agile and ninja like.
It was really cool to see.
I on the other hand kept getting reprimanded for bouncing.

I made it over halfway through and only stopped then because I was
wearing glasses and after getting hit a couple times
in the face the danger of my glasses getting broken became
a very real danger.

And I'm totally doing it again.
If only for Husbands face after class (:

So yeah, that's my kickboxing story.

He wants to do a tough mudder next.
I guess I should start training like last month huh?

And after you got done laughing at me
(because seriously how ridiculous is that?)
I would ask what you've been up to,
are you well?
I would listen and laugh with you over this and that.
Then I would tell you I miss you and again I'm really sorry
for being so bad about calling regularly.
Can I call you again tomorrow?
Because I just realized husband is still asleep and
 we have a chiro appt in 30 min.

Ok, great!
Have a wonderful day my friend!

and thank you so much for the sweet conversation,
I'm so blessed to have you in my life.

Happy Monday (:


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Apple Picking

I am really sick with the stomach flu right now,
but I really want to get these down and out
for memories sake.

I love apple picking.
I love wandering through the orchards and fields.
I particularly love wandering through 
with Josh and taking ridiculous pictures (;
This year was one of my favorite yet I think.
The weather forecast called for rain and lots of it 
(oh the irony :P)
but this was the only weekend that was going to work.
So we packed our umbrellas and off we went.
And as you can see the weather forecast was totally wrong!
It was beautiful!
Just perfect really.
We spent a couple hours wandering,
ate some sweet potato fries,
(I ate most of them :P)
and went to a friends house for lunch
before heading home.
On our way home we took the Chicago Skyway
which is what we came through when we first moved here
almost 3 years ago.
They charged us an arm and a leg back then too,
but oh what memories (:


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Catching Up

 Our days have been so lovely and full.
Full of working hard, enjoying those around us,
and exploring this and that in our beloved city.
We are so richly blessed (:
A friend and I went exploring in the culture centre 
last week and as we were wondering around
we tried to open a door to find it locked.
As we went to walk away some men
working came up and asked if we would like in
"its the best view in the whole city"
they said as they let us in
and asked us to just close the door when we were done.
And oh it was just beautiful!
You could see all of millennium park with a 
backdrop of the sparkling lake.
We tried to take pictures,
but none of them did the view any justice (:

Sometimes when I catch an exceptionally 
beautiful moment or when I look up at the skyline
and cannot believe we get to live here
and enjoy this everyday with my best friend.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
We're off apple and pumpkin picking
and all sorts of other fun plans (: