Friday, October 29, 2010

Kayaking!

Ever since we got Max Dan has been dying to take him kayaking. We finally borrowed a kayak large enough to fit them both and with Dan's new waterproof camera we were able to document the experience. With a little more practice we think they will get the hang of it!

Getting in the kayak

Finally getting the hang of it

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I'm sure there will be many more kayaking trips in the future! video

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pumpkin Farm

As a tradition in our family we go every year to a pumpkin farm to get our pumpkins. This year we went a little earlier then we normally do but it was the only free time we have this month. Last year we went and didn't get to do much so this year we took advantage of it not being too crowded and did a few more things. Going to the pumpkin farm was actually the first thing we did when we got Max so it was a happy 1 year anniversary for us. Here are some highlights from our trip:

While Max may be part border collie his herding instincts are practically non existent. This is as close as we could get him to the farm animals. But eventually we didn't blame him for being nervous because the goat kept charging the fence and making him run away.


Went went through a couple of mazes, Max especially like the corn maze.


They also let us take Max on the hayride and we didn't know how he would do but he enjoyed it as far as we could tell.


Here is Dan with the pumpkins.


And finally here is our family with our carefully picked pumpkins. It amazes me how long it actually takes Dan to decide on pumpkin, but we love going to the pumpkin farm!

Resort Weekend

For those who don't know Dan works at the JW Marriott resort in San Antonio. For the last couple of months they have been having a fitness challenge for the workers there. We found out a couple of weeks ago that Dan's team won! It turns out that the grand prize was a free night stay at his resort. We were pretty excited and this last weekend we went and used it. Here are pictures of the resort and of the pool area.


When we got there we went to dinner at the restaurant that they have at the resort and it was incredible. We used the weekend to relax since we haven't had a relaxing weekend together in a long time. Here is our room and us relaxing at the pool. It was a great weekend!

Photo Contest

So Dan wanted me to post about a photo contest he entered. He has a band, Boyce Avenue, that he really likes. They posted a photo contest for free concert tickets. We were supposed to take a picture of what we do while we are listening to their music. Dan thought it would be funny to show that he listens to their music to avoid doing chores. We actually won third place and some free concert tickets so Dan is pretty proud of himself.