I realized that most of my blog is dedicated to Adelae and I rarely let everyone know what the adults in our house are up to. We had a housewarming party on Labor Day weekend. Lots of friends and family showed up to help us break in the house in true Ben and Shaun fashion! We had a nice bonfire and just a few drinks ;)
We celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary on September 15. Adelae stayed with Nana, Papa and Uncle Louie for the night so Ben and I could have some adult time. We went and watched "Dark Knight" and had a wonderful dinner at Texas Roadhouse. We haven't seen a movie in a theater in over a year and it's been even longer since we went to an actual restaurant. (You know, the kind where they have actual menus and a waitstaff?) It was wonderful! We didn't have to rush to eat and I didn't have to share one single bite of my food! :D We came home after dinner and had a nice campfire and talked. I couldn't have asked for a better anniversary!
Ben is still working at CPI Card Group in Fort Wayne. He's still working the weekend shift, so we don't see him much on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. He's also been working part time mowing lawns all summer. He works a few days a week, just for a little extra money. I'm anxiously awaiting calls for substitute teaching. I'm hoping that I'll start getting called soon. The plan is for me to work as much as I can Monday-Thursday. Ben will stay home with Adelae so we won't need a sitter. I'm so excited about going back to work. I love staying at home with Adelae, but I do miss adult interaction.
Carol has been teaching me how to can this summer. I think I've spent every weekend for the last two months at her house canning. I've learned how to make salsa, applesauce, more salsa, more applesauce, and peaches. I heard a rumor today that there are more tomatoes to can not to mention all the apples and pears! It looks like I'll be over there canning for the next few months! It's kind of monotonous work, but it provides great bonding time. It's kind of cool to look around the table and see everyone together.
We recently bought a new to us car. It's a 2003 Ford Taurus and we love it! We traded in Ben's truck. With winter coming and hopefully another baby sometime, we really needed another family car. Ben trades off driving the Oldsmobile and the Taurus to work. We can almost make the payment with what we're saving in gas!
I think that's the major highlights on Ben and I!