Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Toledo Trip

Two weeks ago we took a trip to Toledo to see my family and watch Stacy play in the Marathon Classic (new name) in Sylvania, where my aunts, uncles, and cousins live. My parents rented a house for the week where we all stayed. We flew there on Wednesday night so Tony could work most of the day. Stacy played in the afternoon on Thursday, so we were able to sleep in, go for a run, and have some lunch before heading out to the tournament. Cole actually took his nap, and he and I came out to watch the last few holes at the end. This was the only day Cole was able to putt with Stacy. It's his favorite thing to do at tournaments! Stacy even got him a real putter. It's a Titleist one that's been cut down to Cole's size.
We went to eat at Ventura's, a local Mexican place that the Heil and Lewis families go to often. Afterwards, we got ice cream at Mr. Freeze. Cole dominated his vanilla with sprinkles!
We went to watch golf in the morning on Friday. Cole was able to watch the first nine before going back to take his nap.
Friday night we had dinner at Aunt Kathy's house. My Mom also got in Friday evening. We had tons to eat, cookie cakes, and games of corn hole. Cole was a wild man running around chasing the dogs and having a great time playing outside. He was super sweaty by the time we left!
Saturday was more golf and the same type of schedule with the Cole man. Tony and I would leave and grab lunch, drop the other off, and one of us go back to watch the rest of Stacy's round. It worked our pretty well for us since we only had one parking pass. Dinner was at Aunt Gigi's where we again had tons of food, but their house is volleyball. It's pretty intense and competitive with all the players!
More golf on Sunday! Stacy played awesome and had one of the lowest rounds of the day to give her a top 10 finish. It was fun to see her play so well!
We had a great time catching up and hanging out with the Lew Crew again! We're going to see most of them again in a few weeks at the Solheim Cup in Denver too. Cole has such a fun time seeing every one too. He gets so spoiled with all the attention and new toys! :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Five Years!

We are celebrating five years of being married today!! So much has changed in five years, but we are so happy to spend every day together and go through all those changes with the other by our side! Happy Anniversary to us!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wedding Time

Jason and Amanda got married on Saturday afternoon. Cole was their ring bearer and he did awesome! Here he is taking his walk down the aisle!

He got a sucker when he finished and came and sat down with me. Tony started him off and then came to sit down with us as well. Cole also made it through the ceremony hoping from one lap to the next.

We took some pictures while we were waiting for the wedding party to exit.
We stayed for Cole to have a few pictures with Jason and Amanda and then left to go back to the hotel for a little bit. I didn't get any of those pictures. :( I was too busy trying to get Cole to look at the camera!

They had a few hour break between the ceremony and reception, so we hung out with everyone at the hotel for awhile before getting dressed again to go to the reception. We had dinner, saw the bride & groom highlights, and got Cole to do a little dancing before we left around 9:30. Cole was getting super tired and the party was just getting started. The rest of my family was out until 1 AM! It was quite the party!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cleveland Trip

Early, early on Thursday (4th of July), we started our flights to Cleveland. We were going for my cousin, Jason and Amanda's wedding on Saturday.
We had our longest travel layover to date (4 hours) in Chicago. We got some breakfast, picked up some Garrett's popcorn for snacking later, and then went to the children's play area in the terminal. We stayed there for an hour and a half! Cole had a great time running around and playing.

Our flight to Cleveland was about an hour. Cole spent the entire trip like this...from take off to landing.
Poor guy was so tired from getting up early and all the running around he did. He just couldn't even keeps his eyes open!

Once we got to the hotel in Cleveland, Cole was the center of attention and had a great time playing with all the toys my cousin, Bryan, brought with them from Toledo. We all went to dinner that night to Bucca di Beppo. I hadn't been there in years! Janet and her boyfriend, David, got in from San Diego just in time for dinner too.

On Friday, we had some time during the day to do something fun in a new city. The weather was overcast and a little rainy, so we decided to go to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. It was in a cool, old building across the river from downtown Cleveland, but it was a little small and kind of pricey for what was actually there. The highlight was the shark tank and tunnel. We went through there twice. The touch tank was cool too. Luckily it wasn't too crowded either.
All the other guys were out playing golf while we went out in the morning. We also stopped and had lunch at Chipotle before heading back to the hotel for Cole to nap. Stacy and her boyfriend, Steve, got there on Friday afternoon too. While Cole was napping, we got to visit with them for a little bit. It was our first time meeting Steve too.

Then, we all started getting ready for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. We had to take Cole to the church since he was the ring bearer for Jason and Amanda. He did a good job practicing, so we hoped for the best for the actual wedding! We headed to a winery nearby for the dinner part of the night. We had some fun family time and took lots of pictures!
This was our first late night for Cole. He did really well, but was so tired and ready for bed. Everyone came to our room while we were getting him ready, and he just had a breakdown eventually and it was over. I think it was about 11 pm by the time he went to bed. He did sleep until 8 the next morning which was awesome! AND he did great sleeping on the blow-up bed that we got for him. I think part of it was that he was so tired every time he had to nap or go to bed for the night, he wasn't interested in getting up!

Saturday was wedding day. The ceremony was at 2:30, which proved a little tricky for Cole's nap schedule, but we managed to get him about an hour of sleep beforehand. Saturday morning, Janet and David came with the three of us to check out West Side Market, a food market near downtown Cleveland. It was a really cool place, but super crowded on Saturday morning. We walked around a little bit, and got a little snack.
We met the rest of my family and the Heil family (my cousins) for lunch. If you ever go to Cleveland, this is where you need to go eat! It's called Melt and it is amazing types of grilled cheeses. It was awesome! We left stuffed and talking about how good all of our food was! This was when we rushed back to the hotel to get Cole a short nap before we had to start getting ready for the wedding.

**Next post will be on the wedding!

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