Over the last few weeks nothing particularly "blog worthy" has happened in our little world. That's not to say nothing remotely exciting has happened, just nothing I felt like deserved it's own post. Today, as some winter weather has graced us with its presence, I thought it would be an opportunity to put all our not-so-exciting news together.
A couple of weekends ago we went to Monster Jam - yes, a monster truck rally- with some friends, Patrick and Patricia. Never would we have sought out such an outside-our-box event, but they found a BOGO coupon, invited us to go, and we thought... why not?!
The overall experience was.. meh.. It was definitely loud and colorful: the things you hope for at such an event, but the arena was just a little to small for there to be much real action. I think normally they have more room for wowing effects and energetic tricks. I say that because in the brochure and in the commercials I saw, there was a lot more going on than what we witnessed. It definitely wasn't a flop, and it was fun to do something different, but I think we would all agree it left something to be desired.
Here are a few pictures from the evening.
Me and Patricia with the Trucks in the background
A selfie in our earplugs. It was even louder than F1 I think.
In early February some dear friends of ours, who have recently moved to Tennessee, came into town for a visit. We met them through our church and as they will move over seas in March, they came back into town to see friends before their departure. We grabbed lunch after church on Sunday at a Mexican place. It was great to catch up with them and ogle over their precious daughter. She was only a month old when they moved away, so it was special to spend more time with her as well.
Both Simon and myself have been under the weather a time or two over the last months, but nothing some rest and hot tea couldn't fix. We've have had some crazy weather lately! Snow and ice, mixed in with days that were sunny and 65. We just never know what to expect.
We were home last week from Tuesday to Thursday due to snow and ice. The snow days were fun but the city totally shut down.
It was definitely nice living downtown on those days. Our friends Ilka and Franzisca had us and Patrick and Patricia over for a spaghetti dinner one night. It was nice to just walk on over. No hassle, just some snowballs to dodge.
We have recently gained a new furniture addition to our apartment. We were on the hunt for a larger table for our large, unused kitchen space. I enjoy hosting so much and we have a great space for it so I wanted to find a thrift store or garage sale table that, may not be too cute, but would accommodate a larger group than 4. I mentioned the table hunt to my boss, in casual conversation, and she said they have a table in storage we could use until we get a house or move (whenever that will be).
We have already been putting it to good use and really enjoying it. We like the style and feel of it. We are really thankful to have gotten it for free.
So that is what's up with us since we got home from our trip to Germany.
We have a few fun trips planned in the near future and we're both looking forward to those! Ready for this winter to thaw out so we can enjoy the fun days that come with spring!