Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Since Mike was up at 4am this morning, he is taking a nap while I anxiously await some trick-or-treater's. However I don't really know how I'm going to handle both dogs, be able to open the door, hand out the candy, and shut the door before the dogs escape. We'll see what happens, I guess.
Speaking of dogs, have I told you how many pets are in this apartment complex?! I've never seen so many pets at one apartment complex before...maybe this is the only place nearby that accepts pets?? Who knows...
Well, Mike told me to wake him up at 5:45 and it's 6pm so I better wake him up so we can start getting ready for our Halloween festivities. We our going to a party at one of Mike's co-workers' house and then we are going to go to Georgetown. They played some video on the news of Georgetown on Halloween and there were tons of people. I think I'm the driver so I'll be sure to take the GPS...if not, I'll just call someone in Nebraska to get on to help me get home! :)
Hope everyone has a great weekend and a safe Halloween! Miss you all!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Greetings from Maryland

Well, Mike and I(ok, mostly me probably) are going to enter the blogging world. I've always enjoyed reading the Roach blog and since we are now 1200 miles or more from many of our close friends, then maybe this is a good way to keep people updated on our lives.
So, what's new with us?...well, we're getting settled into our new surroundings and home. There are still things that need to be put away in the house but we are slowly finding places for everything. The dogs are getting used to the new surroundings as well. They love that I'm around all day long and Boulevard is very happy to be with Mike again.

We ventured into the city(DC, that is) this last Saturday. We found the closest Metro Station(thank goodness for Suzi, aka our GPS) and traveled to the National Mall. It was kind of gloomy and chilly on Saturday but I needed to get out of the house. I decided we needed to go see the Lincoln Memorial. As we were walking down the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial to head back to the Metro, it started a torrential rain downpour. What do we do? We walk the mile back to the Metro station anyway. By the time we got to the Metro, our pants were(no exaggeration here) drenched up to our wastebands. It definitely made for an uncomfortable ride home on the Metro. I feel sorry for whoever sat in our wet seats after we got off.

Sunday was a much nicer day. We bought a book that contains different hiking locations around our area so we found one of the locations and went on about a 4-mile hike. Then we went on a motorcycle ride since it was so nice out.

Well, that's all for now. The next task for us is to find a Halloween costume for me! Wish me luck.