Aug 5, 2015

4 years

On this day 4 years ago, I married my best friend and love of my life.

In those 4 years, we've gone through the big things: both of us graduating college, getting through the first year of marriage, buying a house together, experiencing the for richer, for poorer when my family business almost crumbled, having a baby, and doing the in sickness and in health thing when Danny broke his foot.

But what I noticed when I was looking for pictures to make the a collage for the obligatory anniversary post on all forms of social media, the "little" things are where the magic happens. The little moments in between all the big moments.

1. Top Left: Indianapolis Indians game. I vividly remember Danny telling me the first summer we started dating that he would rather watch paint dry than watch a baseball game. A trip to St. Louis and me begging to go to a Cardinals game changed his mind. We haven't been to a baseball game in 2 years, but for Danny Summers to enjoy baseball says a lot!

2. Top Right: Mother's Day 2013. We were at Hooter's with my mom and brother. Dinner at Hooters was Danny's idea. Even though I wasn't officially a mother yet, Danny acknowledged the day with a  card. He usually did with Diesel anyways, but he made sure this day was recognized. It was also that in between time when you find out your pregnant but you can't tell anyone yet. My mom and brother knew, but the news hadn't been made public yet.

3. Bottom Left: Tiger Trot 5K in 2014.  I used to despise running. I never understood why people ran for fun. Growing up as an athlete, running was usually a form of punishment. Missed free throws? Run suicides. Other team serves an ace against you: run stairs. Strike out looking: run around the field outsid the fence. But after watching Danny complete the Tiger Trot in 2013 and seeing how great he felt about himself, I had to give it a try.

4. Bottom Right: Our camper. Danny and I don't share many hobbies. He likes to shoot guns and fish while I like to shop and drink wine. But this year we made a purchase that allows us to do something together as a family. Danny can fish during the day and I can drink wine (or rum or beer) during the day AND night. Ha!

There is no one I'd rather share the big and little moments with.

Aug 3, 2015

Weekend Recap

Hey, look who is blogging on a Monday and not just on the last Wednesday of the month for What's Up Wednesday?! It's time for a weekend recap!

Friday evening Tucker and I had plans to go eat with my mom, her brother, Drew and his girlfriend. My uncle is in town for his annual visit and we like to get together with him a few times while he's here. After stuffing ourselves with some Mexican food, we headed out to Drew's for a bit. Once it was past Tuck's bedtime, we headed home. Danny was working Friday, so after Tucker went to sleep I finished watching Season 5 of Pretty Little Liars on Netflix while I ate some popsicles. I felt like a 13 year old.

Saturday was spent mostly running around. Danny needed a haircut and I needed a few things from Target and before we knew it we were all hungry for lunch. After we ate lunch, we went to visit Danny's dad then headed to a birthday party for Danny's brother and nephew. I cannot believe our nephew is 15 and is now starting high school today! We left the party to get ready for our date! Our 4th wedding anniversary is on Wednesday, so we wanted to go out to celebrate over the weekend.  My mom got us a gift certificate to The Journey for Christmas, so we used that. It was SOOOO good! this is Danny's first plate.

It was nice to go out and enjoy dinner just the two of us. We went to bed shortly after we got home. We were beat from running around all day!

Sunday was just as busy for Tuck and me. Danny didn't have to work, but after church he had shooting plans with some friends. While he did that, Tucker and I went to Target again and to the grocery store. After a quick lunch, we went to get ice cream with my mom and her brother, sister and great-niece. Then I made my easy BBQ ribs since they were on sale last week along with some twice baked potato casserole. Danny said I cheated and its really "once microwaved and once baked potato casserole" but whatever. Who has time to bake potatoes for an hour THEN assemble. No. Just microwave them and go about your business. We went on our nightly walk and then I fell asleep putting Tucker to bed. I then proceeded to get up and eat a ton of ice cream since apparently one sundae (okay, I ate most of Tucker's too) wasn't enough.

It was a busy weekend, Not quite like the past 3 months have been, but still busy!