Off to an interesting start!

5 06 2011

Ok so I need to tell you something about June in Austin.  It’s hot.  You shouldn’t leave your house after 10AM until about 7-8PM unless you’re planning on submerging yourself in water or drinking frozen drinks in the shade.  That being said, yesterday was over 100 and by the time it was cool enough for a movie outside, Jessica and I were falling asleep on the couch.  So we postponed to today.  At which point it rained for the first time in weeks!!!  We will definitely watch our backyard movie but if you were worried about summer fun getting a late start… we did go swimming yesterday and spent the day today working on a new/rad puzzle! 

Tomorrow we’re off to SeaWorld as our Jar of fun activity and the Jacobsons will be joining us!  Can’t wait!


Summer 2011 Jar of Fun! Day 1

4 06 2011

Today is the first day of summer for us Texas teachers and thus begins our summer jar of fun 2011!

We’ve spent the morning adding some new fun activities to spruce up our jar from last summer and then Jessica picked our first summertime fun activity:  BACKYARD MOVIE!!  We’ll be setting up shop and watching some undecided movie after the heat of the day has passed.  While our summer didn’t start until today, 100+ weather’s been here for a few weeks, just waiting to torture us.  😉

Today: Madlibs of our Relationship

16 08 2010

This activity is based off the infamous Wedding Madlibs of 2009 for Mike and Liz.  They asked their guests to bring something to share with them on their wedding day.  While many people spoke from the heart, sang songs, or read inspirational poems about love… we wrote a silly madlibs.  I would like to point out that Liz’s MOM spoke the controversial “bodily function ending in ‘ing'”.  I would also like to point out that she’s a gynecologist.  And I would like to point out that queefing is the actual term….  my deepest apologies to Liz’s grandmother!  😉

Anyways, we’ll be writing our own madlibs.  Since our anniversary is on Wednesday, we’re going to write them today but fill them in during dinner for our anniversary.  =)  Nothing like good laughter to remind you that 7 (yes SEVEN) whole years has truly been worth it!

Yesterday: Pool Party

16 08 2010

In honor of my birthday, we had a pool party at Jeff’s yesterday.  I have to say that it’s super fun to watch grown adults having races in the pool, jumping contests, etc.  A long extension cord and blender with delicious fruity concoctions didn’t hurt the situation either.  Thanks to everyone for coming!  We should have pool parties every day!

The day before tomorrow: Try a work out video

11 08 2010

When I was on Star, Shannie and I worked out to a Jillian Michaels video.  I came home motivated and bought a boxed set!  Jessica and I tested it out today, and Buddy even tried out one of the excersizes!  The cats were lazier, they just watched.  =)

HEB, where’s your coffee ice cream?

11 08 2010

It took 15 minutes of searching to find coffee ice cream at the grocery store.  In the end, we got a small container of Starbucks coffee ice cream and a small Ben and Jerry’s flavor that had coffee in it.  We decided to do a taste test… which ended in us just making one batch and splitting it.  I did fill two small shot glasses so that when we get around to our second batch, we can report back as to which type of ice cream was better!  If you’ve never had a BGF, I highly recommend it!

The Day After Yesterday: Bailey’s Guinness Frappes

10 08 2010

The perfect end to a 100+ degree day is clearly a Bailey’s Guinness Frappe.  Recipe: Coffee ice cream, bailey’s irish cream, cold guinness beer.  Pour in what seems to be the appropriate amount and blend.  Be careful not to drink too much!  It’s so yummy!

Monday Meet Alamo

9 08 2010

Tonight was movie night.  We went online and checked out the Austin staple for movies: the Alamo Drafthouse.  The only movie playing that we wanted to see/hadn’t seen was Cyrus.  The actors in this movie are either 80’s stars (M. Tomei) or slapstick stars (Jonah Hill), who put on a pretty good movie.  It premiered at Sundance, and was tamer than a lot of Hollywood movies that have recently been making me roll my eyes.  Always a good time at the movies when you have someone waiting on you, serving food and drinks.

Round Rock Express: Better than the big league club?

9 08 2010

Attending MLB games are fun, especially the Fenway bleachers, but minor league games are just more intimate and casual. The Dell Diamond in Round Rock is quite the homage to “we can do it like the new MLB parks.” There is a swimming pool area, a kid’s play area complete with basketball court and rock climbing wall, and a row of rocking chairs before the grand stands in left. But it also has the small time attributes as well. There are berms to lay about on beyond both the left and right field fences and anytime a train comes barreling by the horns are blaring.

The game itself got off to a great start for the home team. The Express went up 4-1 in the first. By the time the 9th started and we departed the score was a lopsided 11-4. Solid baseball, cheap tickets, overpriced ballpark food, entertaining conversation with friends, and coupons for free wings at Pluckers equals a solid few hours of Sunday night fun!

Express Game!

9 08 2010

I knew it was going to be a fun night when… five minutes into the game, Jay starts describing some elaborate play that took place.  I turned to him and said “Wait, that happened in this game?  Where have I been?”  Ahhh.  Only a slight misunderstanding over a guys cup when he hit third base, preteen girls dancing their hearts out and me informing Jay that it’s his duty to save me should a ball come flying at my head.  All in a days work at the old ball game!

Oh yeah, they won!  =)