Saturday, October 25, 2008

Judge Beans

Last night Emily punched in the address to Judge Beans in her GPS and was on her way. After driving the two miles there was no Judge Beans. In fact there wasn't even a building in sight. She actually felt a little uneasy in the area she was. She decided we were going to have to go a different route for dinner. She decided to keep it easy and just get McDonald's. So in a matter of minutes we went from some good BBQ to fast food. Yum! Today for lunch we made it to a famous BBQ joint, Jacks BBQ. You know its good when the meat doesn't need sauce and the brisket didn't. Being as it was a beautiful day we drove over to an outside outlet mall and spent some time there.
All in all its been a nice relaxing day.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Here in Nashville

We made it down here. The trip wasn't too bad. There was a little rain in Indiana and Kentucky, but that was it. We finally got in our room as there was a mix up with our room not being wheelchair accessible. They quickly rectified the problem and got us into a nice wheelchair friendly suite. Emily just left to get dinner from a local BBQ joint Judge Beans. My buddy Garrett raved about them the other day. I'll let you know if that raving was warranted.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Father in law

Wednesday my FIL had a mild heart attack. I was in shock when I heard the news. My mother in law called with the news and was quick to let me know he was doing fine. Emily was in class Monday night that's why I found out first. Plus as Emily likes to point out I'm her moms favorite.:) We went to see him last night and he was in good spirits which was encouraging to see. He's supposed to get out this afternoon. I hope he continues having a speedy recovery. Let's keep him in our prayers.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I'm mobile!

I know I'm home most of the time and don't need this option. That's just it I'm home all the time and got bored. Thus I'm a mobile blogger. Plus we've gone on two trips this year and will be in Nashville next weekend and this makes it easier to blog on the go.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My kind of town

Emily and I went out for dinner on Tuesday with a couple of her friends, also bridesmaids. Her friend Becky was in town from California. Being as I have never met her this was the perfect opportunity. Emily hates parking in the city, which most people do. On top of that having to deal with me and the wheelchair make it even more difficult and stressful on her. After some figuring out and advice from Christines friend we found a place not too far from Becky and her sister Peggy that has a parking garage a few buildings down. The whole process was seemless and stress free. Meeting Becky and her sister Peggy was a treat, they were so nice. On our way home from dinner Emily stated that she would be up for going to the city again. I used to love going to the city of Chicago and now both of us feel at ease about doing this again. So Bob, don't be too mad that our first trip wasn't to see you. We'll come back soon enough.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Down to one year

Today, 10/10/08, is one year from our wedding date. I know it seems far away, but everyone tells us it'll fly by. During the summer months Emily and I really worked hard to get all of our plans done. We just have a few items to take care of before the big day. When this whole process started I wasn't as excited as Emily. I know I've stated it before that I would be fine going to the courthouse and tying the knot. I know a bigger wedding is what Emily wants and deserves. We've gone through so much in the past three years that I now look forward to our big wedding day. I saw parts of a TV wedding the other day and it made me think of our day. I couldn't help but be excited to see Emily in her beautiful wedding gown. In fact I feel a little emotional right now. I'm such a lucky man to have such a strong, beautiful, loving woman by my side. Emily, I hope to spend the rest of my life making you half as happy as you make me. I love you, and can't wait till 10/10/09!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Weekend wrap

What an enjoyable weekend! I guess it started on Thursday with Emily and I going to our wedding photographer to approve our engagement proofs. We were really impressed with how good we looked! :-) Saturday, we went out to Schaumburg for a dinner with our good friends Carmen and Bob. Carmen just had her birthday a couple of weeks ago and Bobs was six months ago. So it was a bit late for him. After our delicious meal and our good conversations, Emily and I made our way home for a good nights rest before the big sports day. Sunday started off with our typical Starbucks breakfast which led right innto the Bears game. I know the Lions aren't a good team, but the Bears dominated from start to finish. The weekend came down to this, if the Sox won it would be considered a great weekend and I'd be preparing for Game 4 today. If they lost, I had a great weekend with Emily and friends, but wouldn't be happy today. Thankfully the White Sox accomplished what their city counterparts could not do, win a game! :-) I'll end it with this: a woman in the crowd held up a sign at the Sox game that read, 'Hey Cubbies leave the playoffs to us!'

I still want to marry your daughter Steven!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

You can put it on the board

Last night the White Sox finished battling through three win or go home games. It was definitely stress filled, but worth it in the end. With the 'blackout' in the crowd, John Danks was lights out. Jim Thome crushed a mammoth home run which ended up being the difference in the game. I don't know what they'll do in the playoffs, but just going to the dance under such odds helps hammer a point home. Anything is possible! The last time both Chicago teams were in the same postseason was in 1906. 102 years and we're both finally back together. It's so exciting to be a Chicago sports fan. Let's all enjoy the next month of baseball.