Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Today is one of the coldest days of the year and clearly not an ideal day to get up at 4am to go swim. I have to thank Jen for pushing me to get a engine block heater because I'm not sure my car would have started otherwise. The kids lucked out that they don't have to go to school today so the family gets to stay warm all day. I'll be happy when I can get home and enjoy my chair and a warm blanket.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Today was the big basketball tournament and the last day for Marshall. At the beginning of the season Marshall wasn't real excited about playing but now he has really enjoyed the season. They won the first game and ended up losing the second game to a team that had beaten them earlier in the season. They played them a lot closer and, to be honest, it could have went either way but they lost. The boys had a great season and I'm happy Marshall stuck it out.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
This evening was Marshall's second band and choral concert or the year. This was the first time that I've gotten to see a band concert because I was in France the last time. It was really enjoyable and I was impressed at how good the band did. I'm looking forward to seeing him in his honor choir on Monday to see how that goes.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Being President's Day the boys have the day off and I have to go to work. Of course before I left they were in the Video Game Room enjoying themselves and it was hard to not just throw in the towel, take the day off, and have a video game day. Too bad I have some much to do or I would have.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Today after we did our church duties we drove over to Webster City for Olivia's birthday party. Since I have to work tomorrow were going to have to make the round trip but that's alright at least we get to enjoy some Hickory Park on the way home. As you can see papa came through once again with a really awesome hand made gift.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Friday, February 06, 2015
Here I am on my way home and it's already been a huge pain. Since I had such a weird set of flights on the way down the airline totally messed up my return flight. I needed to go back to Des Moines because that's where my car was, well the airline had me going to Cedar Rapids. After standing in three lines to talk to ticket agents for about an hour I finally got it straightened out and I'm getting ready to board. I made to the gate 15 minutes before we boarded, good thing I got to the gate early!
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Today I managed to get my meetings done by noon which I meant I had an afternoon to kill. Some of my friends and I decided that it would be fun to head out to the course and play some golf. The hotel we stayed at had a great deal for 18 holes, a cart and rental clubs so we hit the links. I ended up playing some of my best golf in a long time and had a great time. While I'm looking forward to seeing the family, I'm not looking forward to leaving these 80 degree temps behind.
Monday, February 02, 2015
The Monday more before the actually conference starts we have a chairs meeting in the afternoon. What that means is since I fly in a day early I generally have Monday morning to myself to workout and get a few things done. First thing this morning I had to head to the airport to get my luggage that came in on a different plane. Once I got back from there I decided I should use this good weather and get outside for a workout. After my workout it seemed appropriate to sit by the pool for my cool down. Once my meetings get started there won't be any more relaxing and enjoying the day so it was good to get it in now.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
This morning right as I was headed out the door I saw my flight got cancelled. I tried to call the airline but was told there would be a 3 hour wait so I thought the best thing would be to drive a the airport to rebook and get out. Well as you can see after a drive in on horrible roads, I got stuck in a line that was crazy long to try and rebook. At this point it's not looking good to even get out today which means I'll be braving the roads back home. Seems like the better decision would have been to wait at home for a call back. Oh well live and learn.
This morning Jen and I woke up to a whole lot of new snow on the ground, in the first big snow of the year. Normally this would be alright we could hunker down for the day, put our pajamas on and watch some movies with the boys. Problem is I have to head to the airport to get on a plane at 11:30 to Tuscan for the next week. Guess I better get up and start attempting to dig out and see what the likelihood is that I'm going to make it.