October 14th, 2011 was the 11th anniversary of Stephanie & I. Seeing as how I broke the bank last year for our 10th, we both took the low road for this one and decided to spend less money on each other and just take the weekend to enjoy ourselves and that’s what we did. On Friday the kids were off from school so we went shopping for Halloween costumes and Ava went to Justice to get some school clothes! It was a relaxing day with nothing really happening except for Stephanie’s cold making her miserable. And then in the evening we hung out with Stephanie’s bestest friend Jennie and sat around the fire pit trying to keep warm. Believe it or not…it was probably colder in Jennie’s house (their family likes the house to be a balmy 27 degrees).
On Saturday, Steph & I hopped on a bus with 36 of our best friends (mostly friends and parents of kids who go to Christopher & Ava’s school) and headed down to Keeneland in Lexington for some horse racing. The weather was perfect and we ended up winning about $200 (only brought home $75 which went directly towards paying the sitter!). We had a great time with all our friends and didn’t get home until 9pm! Funny story was that I ended up winning with 2 tickets that the window takers got wrong…but I’ll take the money and run! Hey…it’s not MY fault they can’t hear through those glass windows!
On Sunday I was able to watch Ava cheer for the Spartan Starter team and Christopher play against the Bengal Tigers in the morning. Both did great with the cheerleaders performing their dance routine that they did for a competition and Christopher scored on an extra-point and had a lot of scoring opportunities! Later that evening we went to visit my friend, Newman, and had dinner with he and his family.
All in all, a great way to celebrate our 11th year of marriage! Now…what are the betting odds for year 12?