Sunday, October 21, 2012


I guess I've officially joined the club of people who are slacking on their blogs. I'll try to be better for the sake of our family who probably reads this. . . but I'm not making any promises. The past couple of months have been busy, but good. My job is going well. I like teaching and my class is fun, which makes it easier to go to work everyday. The hour commute both ways gets tiring by the end of the week, but I really like my students and it's cool to see the progress that some of them have made. It's different teaching college freshman, makes for some pretty entertaining moments at times! I try to keep it light during class, their favorite thing to do is call me out whenever I spell something wrong on the board, which is about 3 times a day, no joke! Anyway it's going well and I'm lucky to be doing something that I love and that I am good at.

Jared's job is good. It's still been a struggle pushing new ideas in the creative department at Trek, but he's been making some progress which is encouraging. He had a business trip out to Vegas last month for a couple of days, and so he was able to spend some time with my family in STG. I'm jealous he got to visit without me, but he had a great time and I'm glad he was able to go! He decided to buy a bunch of winter riding gear so that he can keep riding to work even when it's cold. . . like 25 degrees outside, no thanks! 

We went back to Cleveland for my friend Addie's wedding a couple of weeks ago. I was pretty lame and didn't take any pictures, but it was great wedding and she was a beautiful bride. We stayed with my Oma and she was excited to cook for us :)  Jared hooked up her new blu-ray player and we coerced him into watching The Sound of Music with us. He'd always bagged that movie even though he'd never seen it before, and now he admits that it's actually good (or maybe I might be putting words in his mouth)! 

My parents came to visit this past weekend which was really nice. We saw some cool sights here around Madison and then we took my dad over to the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee yesterday. He was in heaven! It was actually a pretty sweet place to check out, even though I'm not way into motorcycles. Only down side now is that Jared is set on getting one in the future, we'll see about that. I am slightly obsessed with the show "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" (a.k.a Triple D) that's on the Food Network and I got my parents hooked on it a few months ago. There is this little diner in Milwaukee that was on the show, so we decided to check it out after the museum. It was pretty good and my parents thought it was cool to hit up a Triple D joint! Anyway, it was really nice to have them visit us, even though it was too short and it makes me miss all the rest of our family even more now. 

We spent Labor Day in Milwaukee. We went to the Art Museum and to the 
top of a cool lighthouse among other activities.

I decided to chop off a few inches of hair last month

His winter riding gear

A couple of weeks ago, some of my friends ran and finished a marathon
on a morning of 15 mph wind, rain and sub 40 temperatures, they were amazing!

Out to lunch with Oma!

The Harley Museum

Some of the engines on display

Different paint schemes

Haha, the mini bike! Our nephews would love cruising
on this little thing!

Captain America Bike!

At the end of the tour, they had a bunch of motorcycles you could sit on

Haha, an early scooter version of a Harley!

I'd take this hot pink ride haha

On the old man trike bike :)

In your dreams baby