Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The past few months...

So where to begin? How about a recap of what I have pictures for..LOL.

A week after we had to put Muffin to sleep. Sandy joined our family. She is a rambunctious, curious two year old Golden Retriever. We adopted her from a rescue organization called Golden Endings. She came housebroken and trained, which was a big bonus for us. She is adorable, loving and a complete attention monger.

Adam, Brandon and I roadtripped it up to Columbus for some fun with Peggy and Roger. We went to the Alan Jackson/Brooks and Dunn concert. It was at an outdoor amplitheater and we had a great time.

Big T, Peggy, and I hit the road one day to Dresden, OH for a day spent at the Longenberger Homestead. Longenberger baskets are huge in this area and there is a big factory where you can see baskets getting made, all kinds of shops, an area to make your own basket and lots of other fun stuff.

My friend Tara from college got married in Pittsburgh, so Big T and I went to that. Her reception was held in a church that had been converted to a reception hall. It was really neat. The highlight was the wedding cake. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, Tara and Troy had individual Cold Stone Creamery cakes for each table.

I went to the Rascal Flatts concert at the Post Gazette in Pittsburgh with Adam, Brandon, and Melissa. They are a favorite group of my fiends and I so we tend to make this an annual event. This year our friends Sandy, Ashley, and Ben joined us.

This past Septemeber my grandparents celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary. To commemorate the occassion, the whole family was able to get together and have dinner. This is a rare occurrance for our family. There are only about 25 of us but its hard to get us all together. We had a professional photographer come and take pics, we havent gotten them yet, but I'll post them when we do.

LiveNation was running a sale on lawn seats for Lynyrd Skynyrd so, as a farewell to summer we headed to the Post Gazette again for an awesome concert. Hearing Free Bird and Sweet Home Alamaba live was worth the price of admission and the little bit of rain.

Fall of course means Ohio State football. Adam buys season tickets to all the home games in Columbus from an alumni. We went to one of the home games. Before the game we went to the band's Skull Session which is a big pep ralley. Then we went to the 'Shoe to watch the game. There's nothing like watching the sousaphone player dot the "i" in script Ohio!

That pretty much sums up how I spent the summer!