Sunday, October 15, 2006

Long time no blog

Lots of craziness around here lately, so I've been a blog slacker. Here's a super-duper post to catch up!

Let's see....a few weekends ago, some of us went apple picking at Honey Pot Hill. It was a madhouse. I would recommend you plan to visit NOT on a Saturday, and NOT on a gorgeous weather day. Kurt shared these pictures of the day. While the apple pickers were traipsing through the orchard, a golf crew went golfing. It was J's first time playing 9 holes of golf and he even got a par on one hole! We also found out that Josh and Joanna are expecting a baby--such exciting news!

Last weekend proved that a AAA membership is worth its weight in gold (thanks again, Mom and Dad!) J's car, Old Red, is dead.

The story of his demise includes multiples towings and a seized engine, so I won't go into more detail here. We thank him for the 155,000 good miles we got out of him.

Which of course meant that we needed to buy a new car! We are now the proud owners of a 2007 Toyota Corolla. It will primarily be J's car, since he drives the farthest to get to work and grad school, so we want him in a safe and fuel-efficient car.

We also found out that our new nephew was born this week, Taylor. Taylor was impatient to arrive and meet everyone so he came 2 months early, so keep him in your thoughts and prayers.


maryse said...

ooh nice shiny new car.

good thoughts for taylor. may he be healthy and strong.

JMonkey said...

Looks like fun fall times on the East Coast! Today, we have pea-soup fog and drizzle in MN. Yuck.

I'm excited to see the shiny new car (and you!) in just a few weeks. I just double-checked my NWA ticket, and neither leg is operated by Mesaba (contract carrier in bankruptcy, whose flight attendants are threatening to strike). Whew.

Suzy P said...

yippy for a new and shiny car!! ita about apple picking, great, but busy on nice days. :)

i'll keep taylor in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol said...

Congrats on the new car. And congrats for {{Taylor}} in my thoughts & prayers.