Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
In looking back through the past posts, it seems that Brad and Al used to actually do things together, out in public. They also did a lot of drinking. Since that fateful Thursday morning over a month ago when they found out that indeed the bun was in the oven, they haven't done many noteworthy things together. This is not to say that life has been dull or boring or in any way bad. On the contrary, the two spend many nice evenings at home together and are becoming even better friends than they had been in the past. Its just that Al can't really keep her eyes open past 8:00 at night, and Brad is quite the night owl.
So in comparison with the past month, this weekend was darn eventful! Starting with the cookie baking get-together at Melanie and Chris's on Saturday afternoon. Al spent quality time with brooke, Amber, Amy, and Melanie, whipping up many, many batches of holiday treats! Then at dinner time they were joined by Brad, Pat, Chris, Ian, and Deni for a very tasty Ukranian meal.
Sunday morning, Al finally got to join Brad at church as her night shift was mysteriously (and wonderfully) cancelled! It was a great service, with many traditional Christmas carols being sung and a nice sermon from Pastor Craig concerning joy and a Cleveland Browns Huffy bicycle. On a side note about church, Brad will be debuting his bongo skills next week at the 10:30 service, if anyone would like to stop by Southpointe Christian!
After church, Brad and Al picked up brooke and went to Omaha to do a tad bit of Christmas shopping. They also met Amber at Whole Foods for lunch. It was a nice little road trip, resulting in some great purchases. For dinner, the couple was invited to Momma Cindy's for taco soup and homemade bread. It was a great weekend, food-wise! If only Al didn't have this persistent, nagging feeling of "I'm-going-to-vomit-ish-ness." Please let that be done in the next couple of weeks!!!
At the current time, Al is getting in a few hours at the hospital during the best time to be here - while all the kiddos are sleeping and angelic-looking. Brad is out with a friend for a 21st birthday celebration (because the male of the parenting couple still gets to indulge in alcoholic beverages. And late nights. And fried food. And sports involving impact. And the occasional cigarette. And size small shirts. Oooops, Al seems to be ranting again about the unfairness of women having to birth the children. It happens with increasing frequency, just ask Brad)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Here it is folks, Brad and Al are having a baby! Probably sometime in July. And really, they swear they will never put a picture this gross on the blog again but so far, its the only evidence. Well, this and the constant feeling of having to vomit, pee, sleep, eat...Al is NOT a tough cookie.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here is Brad, browning soy crumbles for the best ever cold-weather meal of chili soup and Grands. It was the first time the couple made the meal this season, but certainly won't be the last! Leftovers to be enjoyed today:)
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
On Saturday, Brad and Al spent the day bumming around town. They found a most delicious pizza place (that came highly recommended by several friends) called Giordano's. They also viewed some really fun art at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. Then in the evening, it was on to the Kitsch'N River North for Justin Wolta and Amy Guth's wedding reception. What a great time! The reception site was perfect and had a very retro-cool atmosphere. The bar was open and the newlyweds had fun family members and friends that got everyone on the dance floor! Allison's memory becomes fuzzy after about the twelfth trip to the bar and that's about when the pictures stop, too...
Here is Allison with Thad Wolta, who in her mind should still have been about 13 years old. It was great to see some members of the Wolta family again...
Friday, October 31, 2008
The plan was to get up early and get on the road but if you know either Brad or Al, you KNOW that didn't happen! So, Friday consisted of lots of driving (thank goodness it was a nice drive as far as road trips go!). Once in Chicago, the hunt for the hotel was a bit long but the couple was never lost, just on the wrong path for awhile. After the hotel was found, Brad and Al ventured out into the downtown area for a taste of the nightlife.
Before retiring to the hotel room for a well deserved night of rest, Brad and Al walked some of the downtown streets and patronized another pub, taking full advantage of the parking fee. It was somewhat of a "culture shock" that bars in Chicago can remain open until 5 am! The pair was in bed long before 5 am but not before deciding that they already loved the city:) Stay tuned for scenes from Saturday...
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
These two hot dogs are HARD to get pictures of! Coco is on the right, in the pink collar and Bailey is on the left. Brad and Al's foster dogs are doing grrrreat! They live to cuddle and cuddle to live but they've also become very playful. The two weinie pumpkins have been living with Brad and Al since May and they don't need to go anywhere anytime too soon! Luther's jealousy has subsided a bit but the three canines definitely compete for attention and belly rubs.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Brad and Justin debuted the new project at the tailgate Saturday morning to mixed reviews. The performance was excellent but there were some who thought it was a tad loud and expressed their feelings on "external speakers". Brad and Al's advice to those people? Get some earplugs and bust a move. The performance at Woody's later Saturday night was a hit with 100% of the crowd and they appreciated its loudness:) The last picture is not Brad and Justin, its Xander and Adah. They, too, know how to rock!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Allison gave it her best on the final day and it created rainbows in the sky! That is how good she is at riding dirtbikes. Rainbows, people! Totally kidding, she actually sucked so bad she cried but then Brad helped her and it got a little easier. Then they enjoyed a nice dinner at the Nugget Cafe and drove home the next day. In complete silence because Brad's friends don't talk.