This weekend K and I spent some time in Indianapolis, Indiana on a business trip. As I’ve mentioned, K owns a business. He designs and fabricates steel carts for the competitive and orchestral music market. It’s a nationally-recognized business and we showed off our gear at the 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC).


We spent Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, in the convention center, but I managed to get some pictures of the city and we enjoyed the nightlife a bit!

The conventional hall & K’s head.

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Our hotel
Monument Circle
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Christmas decorations around the statue
Thursday night we went to a cigar bar for our welder (and best friend)’s birthday.

While we were in Indy we enjoyed dinner and/or drinks at Starbucks, The Claddagh Irish Pub, Nicky Blaine’s, The Ram, and Palomino Restaurant & Bar. I seriously recommend all those places! Yum!


Thankful Fridays

My hubby and I have been preparing for our business trip to Indianapolis, IN so I’ve been very negligent as far as daily posts this week. Sorry!

Nov 15: I am so thankful to have our house. K & I bought our home last year and I am so in love with our little abode in our little town. Someday we will build a beautiful retreat out in the country but I just LOVE our starter house!

Nov 16: Today I am thankful for candles. After work tonight I came home, finished dinner (it was already started in the crockpot), and lit my new pine-scented candle. I LOVE what a simple scent can do to a room! (And I love the prices at Marshalls!)

Nov 17: SNOW! This morning I woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground. I know people hate the cold and they get nervous driving in it (trust me, I’ve been in a weather-related accident), but I LOVE this time of year and snow makes it even better!

Nov 18: I know I’ve mentioned it, but we live in the same town as our parents, all our grandparents, some of our siblings, and many aunts and uncles. Holidays are hectic, but I feel so blessed to actually know our relatives and see them. When we have children I think they will really benefit from having their grandparents and great-grandparents so close! (Happy Birthday to my wonderful mother-in-law!)

Nov 19: This should’ve been Day 1, but any day will do. I am thankful to be a Child of God. Every blessing in my life is because of God and I try to remember to say “thank you”, but I’ll never be able to say it enough. This morning K and some family members are traveling to Indianapolis and tonight my m.i.l. and I will follow them over. My parents are traveling later this week, too. I pray that God gets us there and back safely, and watches over us and our pups while we’re apart. How great is our God that He can be so many places at once, doing so many incredible things? 🙂

Nov 20: I typed this out a few days ago, but decided to save it. Today I am thankful for music. We are in Indy because of music. My husband has found his passion in life because music influenced him so deeply and connected him/us with incredible people and opportunities. Without music I wouldn’t have met or fallen in love with K. Music is such an incredible “thing.” I heard this the other day and now I’m sharing it with you!

Nov 21: I am thankful for the ability and the desire to travel. I’ve been touring this world since I was in the womb. (Seriously, my mom went to Hawaii when she was SUPER pregnant.) I have seen many states (although not all of them) and I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to visit and stay on other continents. I love Ohio, but I love leaving Ohio, too- even if we’re only crossing the border!

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