Friday, September 30, 2011

Delta, Echo, Foxtrot

Decorating. Specifically for Halloween. It’s the first holiday where I’ve had a house to decorate! A party is in order. Because my house is going to be very Halloween-y. But I can't show you pictures. I told myself I couldn't decorate until the first week of October.

Eating a taco at the farmer's market in Moses Lake. We discovered these tacos last summer and thought about them all year long.  We made a special trip to the market just for these tacos and invited some friends to come along. After the first round our friends left. Lightweights. We got in line for another round.

There is just so much love to give to food. And I give freely. I’ve really enjoyed living in a city where great restaurants are plentiful. Joe even started a food blog to document our eating adventures. His blog is also a bit neglected. Our bellies, however, are not.

Joe and I recently took my first trip to Florida to visit his grandparents. We spent time in their retirement community swimming in their pool, chasing geckos, and taking naps. The real highlight of the trip, however, was Disney World et al! Joe's sister, her husband, and their two kids joined us. I think my excitement level was more on par with the kids. (Joe used to go all the time as a kid and I’d never been.) It was amazing. Joe’s family does Disney a bit different than my family—they watch parades, walk with leisure, and stop to eat—we skip parades for empty-line rides, run, and eat packed lunches only when we get too tired.  Regardless of the different approaches, we had an awesome time. 
Since Joe has been designated as the family photographer we have discovered very few pictures of the two of us together. We discovered that mirrors (like the ones at the base of the giant ball thing at Epcot Center) do the trick.

Joe said a few times that I was happier at Disney World than I was on our wedding day. I concurred, because in terms of stress, one of these things is not like the other.


Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh gee, "because in terms of stress, one of these things is not like the other" made me laugh out loud all to myself. Oh Ande, you are funny.

I can't wait to Disney World with you and Joe. I say we compromise...we run, watch one parade, and eat park food.

You do remember you promised "e" and "f" today, too, don't you?

Can't wait to see you this afternoon and hear your laugh while I laugh.

Nicole said...

I like it! I can't wait for the rest of the alphabet!

Cassidy said...

I laughed reading about the Disney World exerience. I can easily remember how we did Disneyland way long ago. That Disneyland trip was/is one of my favorite memories.

Rhen said...

Shadds family has done disneyworld for the last 15 years!! and every year thats how they attack the park, run run run... kinda exhausting... fun but exhausting