Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Working for the weekend

Tomorrow after work Holly and I are getting out of town for a few days. Mom is coming down to take care of Bryan and Ellie. We've been trying to have get-aways at least 2-3 times a year.

I'm convinced you have to have times like this to keep a marriage solid and focused. I've seen too many couples who are just struggling with their marriage. I know there are a wide range of reasons for the struggles, but I think one reason is because couples have forgotten how to communicate with each other. They've forgotten how to communicate why they got married in the first

I realize in a family there are lots of "hats" being worn by husbands and and schedules sometimes get overwhelming. Even when you are home together as a family, needs of our kiddos override the needs of the husband and wife.

So that's why we carve out weekends like this. And you have to do just that...carve out time. Plan ahead and schedule it, because there will always be something else that will take its place.

I love weekends like this with Holly. We have undivided time for one schedule, no kids, no demands, just time one on one.

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
Proverbs 18:22

Monday, January 24, 2011

Birthdays and mom

We went up to the Ville this past Saturday to visit with family. Mom's birthday was last week, my nephew Aaron's is this we did us some celebrating at the Olive Garden.

Always love visiting with my family...Jim, Lisa and mom have this beautiful ski-lodge type home they built...fireplace and all. It's just nice and cozy.

We have always enjoyed eating out together...typically mom picks up the tab, but not this time! But we will allow her to continue...if she wants ;)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cardinal Basketball

So we are in full swing of NCAA b-ball. As a fan of all kinds of sports, I'm thinking college basketball is becoming my favorite. Especially watching the Louisville Cardinals.

A young team this year...just one senior. Lot's of talent and sort of a rebuilding year. Coach Pitino seems to be a little more focused than last and for obvious reasons. As of now they are experiencing some injuries of key players, but they are playing well. So who knows...maybe come March they could make a decent run.

Highlight of the new Cardinal season is the new stadium. Dang it's purty! Holly and I got to go to a game back in December with some good friends. The outside of the Yum Center matches the inside! Incredible!

Wonder who is paying for that place??

Anyhoo...Go Cards!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Baby it's cold...

The snow started last night...woke up to at least two inches and some stinking cold weather. It's like single digit cold. I'm not wired as a cold weather person...I would prefer it to be 80-90 degrees all day everyday. Holly on the other hand would prefer snow and cold all day everyday.

I can't imagine living somewhere when the temperatures are sub degree everyday. It's gotta be a totally different kind of a lifestyle.

Forecast for the next week...COLD. No 80-90 degree weather in sight.

Grab the snuggie.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Looking back...

It's been like months since a post.
Have contemplated not blogging anymore.
It's all Facebooks fault :)
But then I start looking at posts from years back...
It's like reliving some of the moments...
I've missed that...
I think I'll start blogging again!