Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Lovely Labor Day Weekend

Happy Labor Day! For the first time in 8 years, I haven't had some type of sport practice (Thank you, high school volleyball and college golf), for the first time in four years, I haven't been in class on Labor Day (Thank you, Northwestern), and for the first time in two years, I haven't had to say goodbye to Nate (Thank you, long-distance relationship)! While it would have been even sweeter if I could have a job to take a break from, it was wonderful nonetheless.

On Friday night, we went to an I-Cubs game with two couples we've been getting to know from our church. The weekend started off on the right foot with a Cubs win, fireworks, sharing ice cream cake at our place afterward followed by a lively board game.

We're accumulating quite a few of ballpark pictures...I'm a fan

Good game, good company, and a good I-Cubs win

Saturday was the official start of the college football season, a day we celebrated by sleeping in and lazily making our way to the living room to watch the games. Nate bravely battled the antenna in order watch his beloved Wolverines on ABC. After a solid 20 minutes and a slightly torn up living room, we were getting ABC with only the occasional glitch. However, he lost the war when ABC chose to broadcast the K-State game instead. He settled for keeping an eye on the Game Cast and the Michigan win. (Unfortunately, my Hawkeyes were on the Big 10 Network, but I'll take our win, too.)

We also have officially been married for 2 months, which means another piece of wedding cake! Friday was technically the 3rd, but who's counting.

For the few that care, I am wearing an Iowa shirt to properly balance this picture. :-)

On Sunday, my parents came down to join us for church, lunch, and a bike ride to celebrate the beautiful weather. On Monday, Nate's parents came down to see us, as well! They brought a few odds and ends including our coffee table and grill (which Nate is very excited about).

Other weekend highlights:
- The start of crisp, fall weather which translates into not running the a/c and sleeping in a cool apartment
- Both of us feeling like mildly proficient and cost-effective grocery shoppers after capitalizing on some "hot deals"
- No going into labor on Labor Day, as hoped, but our niece should be here soon!

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