24 years ago today pam and i went out on our first date. it was actually a double date with two high school friends (eric erbskorn and amy carpenter – now amy fallin). we celebrated by going out for lunch – woohoo! on a whole, i would say that date worked out pretty well.
SIDE NOTE – i also caught my first fish of 2009 today and got yet another chance to go cross country skiing – making it 4 days in a row that i have done so.
for pam‘s birthday i bought her and i a ride on a one horse open sleigh. that ride was today and though it was a mighty cold day it was still a great experience. on a personal note, according to pam i have earn major “man points” because the second she posted photos on facebook many of her friends started responding with how wonderful that was. it’s always nice when your wife is proud that you are her husband. oh yeah, i like the main points.
the funniest part off the sleigh ride happened half through it. at that point we stopped for a small bonfire. we had brought with us the supplies necessary to make smores. we heated our marshmallows only to discover that the chocolate was frozen so hard that the heated marshmallow couldn’t melt it. we only made one each because the temp hurt our hands too much to be without gloves for long.
SIDE NOTE – we live on the southern edge of the village of plover. this means that while our front yard is a typical suburban neighborhood, our backyard is butted up against 20-30 acres of forest that will not be developed for 20 years. it’s great. it also means that we have deer that come into our backyard all the time. our oldest basset hound, montana, started barking at some deer in our yard this afternoon and pam thought it would be a great idea to show y’all what it was like when she cut out after the deer last week. thus the video below.
my wife finished and turned in her dissertation yesterday. in two weeks she will defend it and then she will be through. defending the dissertation is no easy thing, but when your main prof says “you have knowing to worry about because you’ve done a great study,” then you can breathe a little. i am amazed and incredibly proud of pam. i definitely married up.