Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fun with Friends

We had a fun-filled weekend this past weekend with three friends visiting - Chris and Meredith, friends of ours from college, and Eric, a friend of mine from high school. All of them were doing "east coast" trips, visiting friends and family and they ended up here in Maine at the same time.

Friday we spent the evening at home, grilling and just relaxing. Saturday we went down to Mt. Dessert Island for the day. We did a short hike, walked around Bar Harbor some, ate lunch, and drove through Acadia National Park. The weather mostly cooperated Saturday, but it was a little chilly, especially for our Texan friends.

The group on top of Beech Mountain

Saturday evening we ate lobstah, (some of us did, at least) and went candlepin bowling. Chris and Meredith had to leave at midnight on Saturday/Sunday to make it to Portland for their 5:40am flight so we said good bye to them.

Sunday the weather was pretty miserable - low 50's and rainy. We drove around on MDI some more, ate lunch, went on a tour at the local brewery (they have blueberry beer!), ate whoopie pies, and went to Schoodic Point to see the tide come in. The tide makes huge splashes as it comes in and is fun to watch. If it wasn't so cold, I could have sat there for hours watching it. We spent the evening on Sunday playing Settlers of Catan and talking.

Eric left early Monday morning and now we're back in work mode. We miss our friends and hope they can either come visit us again or we can get to where they are!

Thursday, June 09, 2011


Not a whole lot has been going on around here lately. Jeremy and I went to Massachusetts this past weekend for our church's Synod Assembly. This is when, every year, each church in the Synod (in our case 6 New England States) send delegates to vote on the next year's budget and other things relating to the Synod. I wasn't a voting delegate but Jeremy was. It was our first Synod Assembly and I enjoyed learning what all happens at them. It was also great to meet other Lutherans from our area and get to know them some.

We are now getting ready to have friends visit this weekend - Chris and Meredith from Texas and Eric from Wisconsin. They are our first visitors so we're excited to show them around the area and eat some lobstah with them.

My work weeks have been short lately due to, well, not having much work. The upside to this is that I can sometimes schedule my week so that I have Fridays off! I just hope I don't get to used to it before work picks back up.

My computer has been on the fritz lately so I bit the bullet and bought a new one. I figured I should before the other one completely dies and I lose everything on it. I need a computer for work so going without one is not an option and I can't use Jeremy's for my work since his is not really his, but his work's. Also, I wanted to buy a new computer while Microsoft still had their buy-a-laptop-get-a-free-xbox360 deal going on. So now we have an xbox 360 but no games for it. We're hoping to get a kinect eventually, possibly as a birthday present for Jeremy next month.

In the past two weeks or so we've gotten a Droid phone, ipod touch, laptop, and xbox 360 but have only paid for the laptop (Jeremy's side job paid for the phone and ipod touch since he's programming mobile apps). Pretty sweet. Needless to say, we're totally geeked out over all these new toys.