On Friday, we celebrated our 5th anniversary since we started 'officially' dating. We celebrated it on our anniversary eve by going to the Honey Tree, which is where we were the night we were officially a 'couple'. I know, we're so lame. But they did have a really good tzatziki that I was able to copy.
We share our special day with Joey, who was born that same day 5 years ago. We were invited to their house for a yummy birthday dinner and to play games. Mario Kart on the Wii is fun, and we had a lot of fun trying out the Wii fit that Belinda got for Christmas. It was really fun! So fun in fact, that we decided to make it our Valentine's Day gift to each other.
Since Valentine's Day is on a Saturday this year, the restaurants are going to be even more crazy packed, so we had decided to buy ourselves a new game (we haven't gotten any new ones since Christmas '07) and get take out and just spend the day together playing games. Ron told us that he had to get in line really early in the morning to get Belinda's, so we were a little worried about finding one, so on Saturday we woke up and started calling around. None of the 6 Gamestops in the area had them, but on a whim, we called Target, and they had them! We rushed to Target, and they had about 10 of them. The guy said we came in on a good day. I called my parents to see if they were interested, since my mom had said she wanted one, and my dad met us up there and bought one for them too. They haven't opened theirs yet, they're waiting for Valentine's Day, but we couldn't resist!
I'm glad we started using it now though because I am SO sore! I wasn't too bad after the first day, but its day 3 and my arms and legs are both sore. It uses muscles I'm not used to using for some of the activities. I really like it though, it has a lot of fun activities for each of us. My favorites are the yoga poses and the step activity, and the ski jump, while Eric likes the strength exercises, the boxing, and the balance game where you have to get all the balls in the hole. We both enjoy the running, I like the scenery that they give you and that I don't have to leave the house, and they have a 2 player running that we like to do, although it doesn't count towards both people. We have begun battles in the different games, competing for the 1st place position.
And for the question you're all asking, nothing much has happened on the adoption front. We do know that our homestudy is about done, but we are changing agencies after it is done, because of some decisions the agency made. We really love our case worker, but some of the choices the director made seemed a little shady, so we'll be switching to the other agency we had been considering. They are glad to take us on, and things look pretty good for us with them. We'll keep you posted!