Sunday, August 19, 2007

Great Weekend; Bad Monday

This post is a week overdue, but I thought I would share it anyways. Last Friday, Heston & I went to Maryland to spend the weekend with Heston's parents on their boat. We had a great time. On Saturday, Heston spent the day crabbing. He actually caught 19 crabs!! He had so much fun. We got a lot of sun on Saturday and we both got burned pretty bad, even though we put sunscreen on. That part was not fun at all.

That last part leads to the bad Monday. Well, Monday morning, my car wouldn't start. We thought we had "fixed" the problem over the weekend, but apparently not. Thankfully I only work 1 mile from where we are living so my boss came to pick me up. Heston was working on my car that night, getting under the car, cleaning things, changing the battery, etc. He was using WD-40 and some other cleaner and it ended up dripping on him, especially his hair. Well, he came in and took a shower. Suddenly, we hear screaming coming from the shower. At first we thought someone flushed the toilet or something, but the screams and yells kept coming, louder and louder! Heston's sister, Hillary, is a nurse so she ran to his aid and asked what was wrong. He was writhing in pain. We put bags of vegetables and steaks all over his back and his shoulders, but nothing seemed to help the burning and stinging. Benadryl wasn't working either. After about and hour and a half of intense pain, we took him to the ER. I don't think they understood how much pain he was in. We think what ended up happening was the chemicals from the car cleaners got into the newly broken open blisters on his back. He said on a pain scale of 1 to 10 he was at a definite 10. Life is always interesting with Heston! Glad you are feeling better, Babe.

Here are some pictures of the weekend.

Monday, August 06, 2007

4th Wedding Anniversary

Our 4th wedding anniversary was last Thursday, August 2. Neither of us could believe that 4 years have gone by already! We were planning a get away, but decided we probably shouldn't spend the money. So, I decided to plan a surprise anniversary celebration night for Friday night. I bought gifts as clues for each step of the date. Before we got into the car, I realized that the whole surprise thing was not the best idea for Heston =) He really didn't like the fact that he did not know where we were going!

His first clue was 2 sodas and our favorite chips Flamin' Hot Cheetos. I got our favorite pizza from Papa John's. Yum!

We stopped by Heston's parents house to eat since it was close to the next clue and they were away for the weekend. I then gave him the second gift, which was a DVD copy of our wedding video! you have no idea how special this was. That was the FIRST TIME we had ever seen a video of our wedding. Someone recorded it at our wedding, but it seems to be a never ending project. Apparently a guy at our church had video taped the wedding and had it filed away. That was a GREAT anniversary present.

The next gift/clue was movie theater candy. We went to see the Bourne Ultimatum on opening night. It was a great night, but I won't be making surprise date night an activity for the future.

Thanks, Heston for a wonderful 4 years. Thanks for the beautiful card =) I love you very much and I look forward to many more years with you.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Weekend on the Boat

After Sharon Jordan's wedding this past Saturday, Heston & I drove up to Maryland to spend some time with his parents and go out on their boat. We got there around 6 pm and we went by boat to a great restaurant. It was so fun! I wish I would have had my camera out the first day because the next day was pretty rainy. It was great to sleep on the boat Saturday night, but we felt like we were still "floating" even after we got off of the boat. Sunday morning we had breakfast at a neat little restaurant and then we also bought about 2 dozen crabs for the Frey clan to enjoy. It was also Heston's mom's birthday so it was fun to be able to share that with her. Thanks for a great weekend, Mom & Dad Frey! Here are some pictures of our weekend.

The Front of the boat

Heston & his mom

Sitting in the captain's chair

Heston loved driving the boat. His Navy days came in handy.

Heston may have enjoyed his crabs a little too much =) I love this picture...

My Captain =)

Just some pictures

Heston and his "Congratulations" cake for his graduation and his new job.

Madelyn loved the blue frosting!

Madelyn and her Uncle Heston

Phoebe playing in Uncle Steve's water =)

Heston and Coach Herron trying on some hats while at a store near Shady Maple where we had lunch with the Herron's and Josh & Anna Beers.

A group of us at Sharon Jordan-Howard's wedding - fun times!!

The Fab Four