Wednesday, December 31, 2008 by Kristi
The most exciting thing that happened while we were home was my sister got engaged!! I'm very jealous that her proposal happened on a beach at sunset in Australia. :) Everyone is really excited, I just wish I could see her to give her and Jeff a big hug. They haven't set a date yet, but they are still on vacation right now, and they don't really know when they will move back from Australia.
Mike and my New Years Eve plans are quite smaller this year than years past. We are staying home just the two of us and having appetizers and margaritas. YUM-O! We are actually excited it's a low key night, plus we have to be at the off roading park at 9 a.m. the next morning. This is the first time I'm going with Mike but I'm sure we'll have a blast. They're having a scavenger hunt out in the woods where you can win tires, wenches, and even a 4-door jeep wrangler! Wish Us Luck! There is also a hog roast, which I am very excited about.
Monday, December 22, 2008 by Kristi
I can't believe Christmas is in 2 days. It seems like this year was about a month long. Then again it feels like a lifetime. So many changes have happened this year, but I feel my life if better because of them. Mike is actually excited about Christmas this year. I think it has to do with seeing his friends as well. I wonder how much I will see my husband on our trip to Indiana. :)
I'm excited to see everyone as well, a lot of them I haven't seen since the wedding. I hope we get to spend enough time with everyone.
Well, there's a lot to do in the Fleischhauer house in the next couple days. I have most of my presents still coming, they are supposed to arrive today. I pray they come, because I don't know what we are going to do if not. Once the presents arrive, wrapping will commence. I also have some laundry to do before we can leave, which is turning into a never ending battle.
Friday, December 19, 2008 by Kristi
Tomorrow we're going to Quincy to finish up our Christmas shopping and have BW3s. :) We haven't had it since we moved. I think that's the restaurant Mike misses most. One of our first times being around each other was at the West Lafayette BW3s. We went there with all his friends and my old roommate, and Mike and I were playing the electronic game together. We were in our own little bubble it seemed. It was probably the first time we had a conversation, just the two of us. Since then, we always play the game together and it takes me back to that night.
Tomorrow is our 3 month anniversary! I know it's kind of silly to keep track, but it's still a new thing to me. We aren't doing anything special for it, just spending the day together, which is fine by me.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 by Kristi
I also did a bit of baking yesterday. I made Mike his pumpkin roll. One of our friends used to make it for him, but since we moved, I full filled his annual intake. :)
Mike needs to take something to work for his regional meeting on Monday, so I made a second on that is in the fridge. Hopefully it will make it to the meeting... I'm hoping to make some Christmas sugar cookies, since I got cookie cutters for a wedding gift.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 by Kristi
I don't think I'm still getting a bowling ball, so now I have no idea.
Monday, December 15, 2008 by Kristi
Saturday way pretty uneventful, but it was nice. We we able to have a nice relaxing day together after not seeing each other for 5 days. I know that doesn't sound very long, but I got to thinking about it and that was the longest we hadn't seen each other since May 2005. We had only been dating about 6 months and Mike had a summer course in the U.P. of Michigan for 5 weeks. Anyway, I guess I better just get use to him being gone for a while. :/
Sunday, I clean the house a bit. We played some darts at home, which we haven't done since we've moved. It was really fun! I beat Mike twice too! I don't think I have ever won a game of darts against him, he said it was because he hadn't played in a while; I think it was just luck! We went out to lunch with his Aunt and Uncle who have a cabin right outside Hannibal. It was nice to see them, and we got to try a restaurant we hadn't been to before. It's called Fidddlesticks. It looks like a chain restaurant, but I had never heard of it before I moved here. I would say it's a cross between Bob Evans and Applebee's. I know that's a strange combo, but it was pretty good.
Well, today I need to do all Mike's laundry from his trip (I was holding off as long as I could), and finish up some online Christmas shopping! Have a good Monday!
Thursday, December 11, 2008 by Kristi
Well, tonight I found two jobs that I possibly could do. One is a Teacher's Aid at the school I already interviewed with, so I'm kind of nervous about that one. The second is a receptionist at a radio station in Quincy, Illinois. I've been trying not to look in Quincy, since it is out of state, but it's only a 20 minute drive. Hopefully one of these works, because come January, Mike is gone 3 weeks a month until April, and I can't deal with that staying home all by myself with nothing to do.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by Kristi
But for my defense, we have had a lot of changes in these last 2 & 1/2 months; getting married, the honeymoon in Ireland, packing, moving, unpacking, getting settled, etc. So now I'm working on my Christmas cards and Christmas $hopping!
Monday, December 8, 2008 by Kristi
It amazes me that they actually caught the people. You never here of little things that were stolen being found. I guess that is one good thing about living in a small town, everyone knows everything going on. So hopefully we get them back soon!
Sunday, December 7, 2008 by Kristi
The christmas party went well. I got to meet all of Mike's coworkers, it was nice to finally match the faces to all the stories I've heard. I met one girl I think I hit it off with, she's the wife of a fisheries guy. They left the party early, so we didn't get to talk as much as I would of liked. There's also a younger secretary that seemed really nice.