Monday, October 6, 2008

A Great Weekend with Friends

We had a fun weekend. Well, at first we just cleaned our carpets and house, not so much fun, but then we went with some friends to Sever's Corn Maze. Derek and I have gone every year since we moved here, which is only 2 years, now 3, and always have an awesome time. The first year we went, it was so cold we had to wear our winter coats and scarves. The second year we went, it was about 95 degrees, way to hot for a corn maze. This year was pretty much perfect, 70 degrees, sun shining, good polka music playing in the background. We started by going into the pit of corn kernels, the coolest thing I have ever done, then we saw some adorable animals at the petting zoo, watched some crazy pig races, ate a gyro (and spilled down my shirt), then we played boys verses girls in the corn maze. You have to search for all the letters in the alphabet throughout the maze and only 6 of them are the ones you need. The girls won of course, ha! The maze this year was of the white house and election 2008 with Obama and McCain.

Then we all went over to Andrew and Rachel's house for a delicious meal of burgers, green beans and mashed potatoes, mmmmm. We played a game of corn hole, which Derek and I won, sorry Jackie. Then just chilled and watched some Wisconsin sports.

It was a fun filled weekend, we are very blessed with the friends we have met since moving here.

Fun Times

Well, we finally got to pick up our new couch and ottoman last week. We just used the church van and trailer, it was quite an adventure. We started driving away from the church and I decided it might be a good idea to check and see if it's locked, so Derek stopped the van, I got out and the trailer was full of tables, so we turned around and unloaded all the tables and we were off again. Once we get to the furniture pick up place, we realize that is impossible to back up the van and trailer the way you want it to...we ended up just driving sideways to the door:) We had never had to do that. So we get to our house and try to get the sofa sleeper out of the trailer and realize that it is EXTREMELY heavy! Now, I'm pretty strong, but with my little hands and little arms, I can't get a good hold on it. After finally sliding it onto the grass, we were stuck. I tried calling some friends but everyone was gone or working, hmmm, then we decide to put it on a piece of cardboard and slide it to the front door. Okay, now we just have to get it over the little step and onto the large flight of stairs. Finally we have it angled up the stairs, so I put it on my back and Derek is on top pulling, and after an hour of getting it off the trailer, we got it into our living room, thank God! Pretty sure we'll never be moving it again...maybe we'll sell it with the house...maybe not though, I love it! It's so roomy and fun to sit on, yah!!