Saturday, August 28, 2010

On your Mark, Get Set...

Brad and I were watching some seagulls on the beach and I loved the position I caught this bird in before takeoff.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wisconsin State Fair

So one of the largest events in Wisconsin is the Wisconsin State Fair. People wait all year for this time to indulge their taste buds with an assortment of different, yet all fattening, foods (most of which you can find on a stick). We finally attended the state fair this year to find out what all the talk was about. Brad had already picked out what delicacy on a stick he needed to try, chocolate covered bacon was top of the list. He said you could literally feel it clogging your arteries as you ate it, but it was so delicious that you couldn't stop. I on the other had am still feeling anti anything greasy from pregnancy so did not feel like eating anything at the fair. We also walked around the animals. Brad wanted to find a cow that he could milk (apparently they let people do this at the Colorado state fair), but no one here would let us milk their cow. We also went into the convention center where Brad wanted to watch the people sell their products (like hundreds of in person infomercials all in one place), we almost wanted to buy this steam vacuum that we thought we now couldn't live without. At the very end of the night we found what we had been looking for the whole time, the flavored milk stand. You can get milk here for 25 cents in 5 different flavors: Banana, Strawberry, Cherry Vanilla, Chocolate and Root beer. This was probably the best chocolate milk I have ever had and now I crave it everyday.

Here is Brad's chocolate covered bacon on a stick and deep fried PB&J on a stick.

We were looking for belt buckles and I found this belt, classic.

We also watch a pig race, my first.

Brad saw this vibration machine that claimed to help you loose weight (that is one of the research areas he worked on in undergrad). People were actually trying it out, I don't believe they were loosing any weight though.

We got Cherry Vanilla, Chocolate, and Banana milk for only 75 cents!

I tried to do a chocolate mustache in this pic, but it didn't come out very well.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Family Picture

Okay so the real new family picture will come around January 26, 2011.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bad Day

This is my unwinding to anyone who cares, or who doesn't but still reads our blog, because Brad is not here to listen to me complain after a long day. I know people my age do not attend public meetings regularly if ever, but some day when they have a house and live in a community for a long time they will. I am asking everyone I know to never ever ever ever yell at a state or city employee. It is rude, it accomplishes nothing, and I definitely don't get paid enough to be treated so rudely. That is why we leave comment cards so people can get their comments in a public record and not have to personally attack someone because they are working for the project. It is also amazing to me that the people that make the most money are only worried about how something is going to increase their taxes. Ahhhhhh! And someone stole my front hub cap today, why?!?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

When it Rains it Pours

So the last couple weeks we have had some intense rain storms around here. One day after work I was talking on the phone trying to get something organized for church, when Brad comes rushing in, changes, and is going about the house all crazily then he spies me in the back room and tells me I need to come down to the basement because it is flooding like crazy. Well after finishing my phone call (I figured Brad was just exaggerating a little) I found my way down to the basement to which I see water pooling right as I get to the bottom of the stairs. As I come around the corner it just keeps getting deeper and then I notice Brad at the windows trying to stop the waterfall coming through to the basement. After about a minute of walking around trying to think through what we should do, Brad decides we need reinforcements, so he runs around telling our neighbors and comes back armed with buckets. The water was coming into our basement so fast that the one drain could not handle the flow and that is why it started pooling. But you can't really blame the drain because water was seriously gushing in through 4 or 5 windows and a crack in the foundation. After a few more minutes of crazy what do we do to stop this the group broke up into people outside trying to stop the water from coming in and people inside taking buckets of water on the floor and dumping them into the washer drain to help the one drain handle the flow. In the mean while the tornado siren went off and the whole complex was down in the basement (first time I had actually heard a real tornado siren and I didn't even know there was one close by). Although flooding is never really a good thing, it was kind of fun to get everyone together and might I say we even had fun in the process.

We tried to just let the buckets hold the water, but those filled up quickly.

Jeff is showing how deep it is, too bad Matt had to ruin the effect by walking in the pic.

Diligent flood crew

The one drain working hard to keep up to the water