Monday, October 20, 2008

A Weekend of Concerts

Last weekend Bryan (my brother), Matt, and I headed to Wichita for a Joshua Radin Concert.....

Bryan & I chowing down on McDonald's
Bryan found out about the concert on Facebook. Tickets were only $14 dollars at the door.... so we started to wonder when we drove down a small alley to get to the venue. It was a large empty warehouse with a stage. We were one of the first ones there, so we were on the front row!

The Avenue in Wichita, Kansas

The concert was amazing (even standing for three hours)!! If you have never listened to Joshua Radin I highly recommend him!
On Sunday we had a birthday dinner at the Stangeland Farm in Ponca City. We celebrated September, October, and November Birthdays!

Playing football with the cousins at the Stangeland Farm

On Sunday night the five of us surprised my dad with tickets to the Neil Diamond concert for his birthday! The concert was amazing and Neil can still rock it at 67! The one thing that I had been hoping for the past few months is that he would sing Brother Love's Travelin Salvation Show, and sure enough Neil did not disappoint......the very last song he sang was Brother Love's! It was a perfect ending for a perfect weekend!!!

The fam (minus Matt) after an amazing rocking concert!! I have never danced so much in my entire life!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

5 Warning Signs That You Are About To Run In The Spokane Marathon

1. As you are leaving the hotel someone asks if you are running in the marathon today.....
Our Reply: 'No, we just wanted to take advantage of this beautiful crisp 27 degree weather..'
2. At the beginning of the trail you notice two women huddled over a table with cups of water...
Our Thoughts: 'They must be having a campus event at 7 am on Sunday morning.......'
3. Running on the trail, that runs along the river, you pass a runner, running at a very fast pace in the opposite direction...
Our Thoughts: 'The cross-country team must be having a time trial.......'
4. Continuing to run on the narrow trail many more runners begin to pass you. This time you notice that they are wearing numbers on their shirts......
Our Thoughts: 'The school must be hosting a 5k fun run........'
5. Hundreds of runners are soon coming at you, forcing you off the trail... the only choice you have is to run along with them....
Our Response: 'This must be the Spokane Marathon........'

Trip #1 to Spokane

For those of you who didn't know I am currently pursuing my degree as a family nurse practitioner at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. I am currently in my third semester and will hopefully graduate in May of 2010! It is a distance-learning program. Once we begin taking upper level courses we are required to visit campus twice a semester for testing and classes. This past weekend was my first required visit. Since it was fall break for Matt, he was able to come with me. It was very exciting to see the campus for the first time! I learned that Bing Crosby went to school here! You may be more familiar with Gonzaga's basketball team though. When researching schools, initially the only thing I knew about Gonzaga was from my March Madness bracket.
The campus was beautiful! All of the leaves were starting to turn colors! It reminded me how much I love fall!

We found this giant Radio Flyer slide at a park in downtown Spokane and of course we couldn't resist playing on it! I don't think the little kids appreciated it though....

On Saturday, we spent the day walking along the river in downtown Spokane! It is a beautiful city, especially since all of the trees had begun turning for the fall.
I have never been to Idaho before.... and since we were so close, Matt thought we should go visit! So we decided to visit Post Falls, Idaho, which is known for its famous RV outlet!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Halloween at Apt C

Fall is one of my most favorite times of the year! I love the trees changing colors, the smells, the colder weather! It also is the start of the holiday season!! I love decorating for Halloween! It is so much fun to let your imagination run wild........

Halloween at Apt C

The Living Room

The Dinning Room

The Kitchen (our little gas stove)

The Bedroom (looking in from the dinning room)

Harvey's 3rd Birthday!!

I have had Harvey since he was a month old. He has become more like a dog than a rabbit. He has free roam of the house, loves tortilla chips, greets me every evening when I get home from work, and follows me all around the apartment. On Oct. 2nd he celebrated his 3rd birthday by munching on his favorite sprinkle stick! We spent so much time searching for the perfect birthday gift, but it turns out he preferred the box instead!