S: A Year of New Beginnings Oct, 2011- Dec, 2012
BC: The End
FC: Oct, 2011- Dec, 2012 | A Year of New Beginnings
1: Bride getting ready photos
2: Travis shot a deer this year out at the farm. Grandpa, grandma, and I decided to go along and check it out. We found a tree in the woods that tried to slow us down, but we made it!
3: Travis's first "man of the house" duty....unclog the tub! Lesson learned-hair needs to be placed in the trash and not the drain.
4: 11/12/11 We had a girls weekend in Indy! We started out with dinner at Cheesecake Factory and some shopping where we purchased some colts shirts. We spent the evening catching up with Natalie at her home in Indy where we spent the night. The next day we went to the Colts game and ate downtown where we met up with Mark and Mandi Strickler. We had a wonderful time. Hopefully more to come!
6: GO COLTS!
7: We went skiing again this year at Mad River Mountain in Bellefontaine, Ohio. This year we did the afternoon special where we ski in the afternoon till late evening. Travis snow boarded this year for the first time and I did pretty good at skiing. I only had one traumatic fall coming off of a lift that knocked the wind out of me. Travis had several smaller ones on his snowboard. We also bought sleds this year and spent some time at the "Monroe Hill".
8: 2011 | Travis and I participated for the first time in the "Ugly Sweater Christmas Party" in Ft. Wayne. A great time with friends at Christmas!
11: Our first Christmas married was very nice. We went to Ma and Pa Wilders Christmas Eve day and Grandma Carolynes in the evening. We spent Christmas Day at Ma and Pa Clarks and at the Heiser Christmas. Grandma and Grandpa Schaadt got these goofy hats we wore all day.
13: This year we got Logan and Jarred Nerf guns...They were a big hit. Taylor got a picture frame for her room. Elijah enjoyed our Christmas hat this year and wasn't old enough yet to understand opening up gifts, so we enjoyed helping him open them.
14: Travis turned 24 this year! For his birthday we went to our first Komet Hockey game. We originally planned on going to Olive Garden prior to the game, but due to traffic and the long wait line we decided to eat there after the game. The Komets lost in double over time . We enjoyed snacks at the game and had a great time. Travis also received a special breakfast birthday cake.
16: St. Patty's Day | St. Patty's Day. One of our favorite holidays! We spent it at O' Sullivans as usual and we even made it to Flashbacks for a bit! We had a blast!
19: Indianpolis 500 | May 27, 2012
20: I | 2012-96th Race Winner is Dario Franchitti (3rd win) | We celebrated the life of Dan Wheldon by wearing sunglasses during the race. He was Indy 500 2011 winner. It was 91 degrees race day. The record is 92 which was set in 1937.
21: .Camper breaking .Sun guard broke, but repaired with Doug's handy ties .Drunks on trucks .short cut off shorts for males and females .Landon in the port a pot .Drunk girl calling Travis's facial hair pubic hair .Drunk girl who lost at our camper in the morning .Kayli and I attempting to shower | Colorado Here We Come!
23: Take Me Out to the Ball Game | June 2012: We went to the lakes again this year and stayed in the love shack. We did lots of fishing while I also did some book reading. The first fish I caught was the biggest! | Thirsty Thursday at the Fort Wayne Tincaps game!! We went with Todd and Deb to the baseball game! We had really good seats directly behind home plate and had lots of fun!
24: Colt Ford
26: Countryfest 2012
27: 08/04/12 | Lee Brice | Jana Kramer | Montgomery Gentry | This year we decided to go to Countryfest in Ft Wayne. T Taylor, Makayla Free, Mom and myself went. Mom met a few new friends pictured at right that "protected her". Performers were Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Colt Ford, and Montgomery Gentry. The concert was stopped twice due to storms. Needless to say it turned out to be a pretty wet night. On our way home we stopped for Mexican food at the orange Mexican hut....so Yummy! We had a wonderful time!
28: Marion Pool Day with Family and Friends pool day, supper at aunt Mary's and a stop for Ice cream at Ivanhoes! | Taylor, Alex, Juwan, Bailey, Kayla | Jarred, Logan, Jacob
29: Top- Grandpa and Travis cutting up the green beens from the garden and admiring our garden items for the year! Bottom- A trip to Hoosier Park in Anderson, Indiana for a night of gambling and watching horse races with Tyler and Crystal.
33: For the evening of our one year anniversary Travis made a delicious dinner and brought home a cake with the number one candle on it. It was so sweet of him! Later in the week we got fancied up and went to Marko's for dinner. We then went to Niagra Falls for a mini vacation! I love him so much! Our anniversary was great!!
35: Car packed, and ready to hit the road...and we're off! After a challenging time getting my passport we were finally off on our 1yr Anniversary trip. Seven hours in the car and several stops later we finally made it! The first thing we did was go look at the fall and go on the ride "Maiden of the Mist." It was a boat ride the took us into the falls. We got drenched! | Niagra Falls, Canada Here We Come!
36: The beautiful Canadian midway...where all the excitement takes place
37: Canadian Falls, Ontario Canada | looking into the American Falls
38: Movieland, Wax Museum of the Stars | Laura posing with Lord of the Rings, Yoda, Chewbaca, Darth Vader, and ET | Travis posing with Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, The Obama's, Marilyn Monroe, and Twilight
39: More posing with the Stars: Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Nicole Kidman, Snow White and the dwarfs, Flintstones, Halle Berry and John Travolta, Paul Hogan
41: Posing with our robot friends at Glow in the Dark Putt-Putt
43: We stayed at the Country Inn & Suites, just a short walk from Clifton Hill. Our hotel was great. We had a hot tub with a continental breakfast buffet.Clifton Hill is where we used our "Fun Pass" we purchased to enjoy the Wax Museum, Galaxy Golf, The Niagara Skywheel, Ghostblasters Ride, and the Arcade. Riding on the" Maiden of the Mist" was our big adventure. Across from our hotel was a Gilatto / Coffee shop where we got carry out back to our room. We visited the Hershey store and ate at a couple good restaurants. We also learned that when you cross the border its very important to have cash on you. We didn't have any cash on us, so we had to walk to the American side and find an atm machine. We had a wonderful long weekend anniversary trip to Niagra Falls!
44: Allison | Dusty | 9/29/12
45: Happy Halloween!! | Chicago Cubs Baseball player | Elijah's first Halloween to dress up!
46: Grandma and Grandpa Clark came home this year. Travis and I were able to spend time with both of our families. We went Black Friday shopping again this year. This year the stores decided to open at 8pm on Thursday. We attempted to get a tv, but we were a bit late. (We were able to get one 2wks later for the same price tho) Mom, Taylor, Audrey (Taylors friend) and I started out Thursday night. The night got interesting when Taylor and Audrey got a little "slap happy". I am sure the people in line with us at Dicks were fairly annoyed. Another Black Friday success.
48: During Thanksgiving break for the kids we spent some time at the indoor skating rink. | Logan learned to ice skate this year, so with a little help he did pretty good!
49: Travis did good this Christmas. He found us matching stockings and had my gift ready with a sign that said "no Peeking" 3wks before Christmas. Once again Travis wanted to open gifts early so I gave him a bad gift first, new plain T-shirts. I got spoiled, so I gave him one of his good gifts. I got an ice cream maker, magic bullet, Indy car drive, and some perfume. He got lots of tools for the house.
50: Fa La La La La La la | Taylor's boyfriend Alex joined us for Christmas this year. The cat had lots of fun too. He thought he was the gift this year!
51: Mom got lots of kitchen items this year. She was super excited about her kitchenaid pasta maker, her apron, chai tea, and mixer cover. I made her a mug with all the kids on it and she really like it. Mike was hard to buy for this year, so he got an IU hat and pants.
52: Elijah was fun this year. He was able to open up his presents while we enjoyed watching him.
53: Love is... | It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self seeking, | It is not easily angered, it keeps no recored of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. | It always protects. It always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails | Love is patient, Love is kind