Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Trost Christmas

Every year the Trost relatives get together for Christmas and there is ALWAYS some sort of competition. This year was no exception. My aunt Laurie planned the games this year based off of the TV show Minute To Win It. There were 4 teams and 9 rounds. My team was exceptionally good at anything involving bouncing ping pong balls into cups or knocking cups off a table with balloons. Although we didn't win, I still walked away with a Target gift card so I was pleased. It was a heated battle until the very end and I think everyone had fun. Thanks Laurie for all the work you did. It was a fun afternoon with great family.

Miss Madeline was the official game starter
My aunt was the MC
Jason in action

And here we are on Christmas eve and Christmas

Jason, Barnes, and I

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas!!

Have a wonderful time with your family and friends! Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Farm Crawl 2011

Disclaimer: These next few posts are extremely old but we have shotty internet and I'm just now able to 1) find time to get this updated and 2) have a solid internet connection. :)
We were blessed with another beautiful day on the Farm Crawl this year. The sun was shining and everyone was in good spirits. We all met for breakfast before we headed out on the road. Jenni and I were lucky enough to be passengers in the Meyer vehicle. Justin was full of puns which made the road trip that much more fun. We were smart and headed to the apple orchard first where we ate some super delicious apple crisp, pie, caramel apples, and shucked some corn. From there we headed out to the other various farms to sample goat cheeses, take a hay rack ride, hay bail jumping competitions (just Trent and Scott), donkey races, browsing pumpkins patches, eatting more caramel apples, roaming through mazes, and taking LOTS of pictures! It was such a fun day with friends.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wartburg vs. Central Roadtrip

Justin, Allison, Kate, Ed, JP, Jenni, and I hit the road one Saturday afternoon for the Wartburg vs. Central football game. The weather was perfect, emotions were running high, and my dad was reffing the game. JP and Kate were cheering for Central, Ed and Allison were cheering for Wartburg. I didn't pledge my allegiance to either team but cheered for my dad instead. ha. During half time, we walked around Wartburg's campus and even built a pyramid (Kate's idea) The game was pretty heated with Central coming back in the 4th to tie the game, only to have Wartburg score again to take the lead. The final play found a Central receiver dropping the ball in the end zone.. Central lost. JP was heart broken.
I didn't get a chance to talk to my dad after the game but I waved and he waved back. Ran in to momma Julie though so that was fun. On our way home, we pretty much discussed ice breakers in the car, namely, if you had to be on Dancing with the Stars, who would be your Celebrity partner? Condoleeza Rice anyone? There were SO many funny conversations from that roadtrip, I wish I could relive that weekend over again. Yeah College Football!

Our pyramid in the middle of Wartburg's campus (Kate's idea)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cardio Dance Blast!

My good friend Sarah and I are teaching a Cardio Dance class Wednesday mornings at Walnut Creek church. Bright and early at 5:45 am begins the dancing and moving and shaking. It's a great workout and the best part is that it is SUPER fun. It's a free 8 week course starting November 30 (today) so if you're just reading this now, you've already missed the first class. All ladies are welcome! Hope to see you and your dance moves there!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Work things

Sometimes at work, they have random contests. This picture is a result of one of those random contests. :) I can't even look at this picture without laughing.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Covered Bridges Festival

Kelli, Jenni, and I spent an afternoon in Winterset, Iowa with our faithful tour guide Heather for the Covered Bridges festival. I had never been to Winterset (which turned out to be not true because my old roommate Lindsay and her husband live there and I'd been there to visit before which I didnt remember until I got there). Anyways, I'd never been to the festival before so I was excited. We walked around main street for a while through so many cute shops. We sampled the ice cream, Jenni bought some cookie dough on a stick, and we all found some really purchases to bring home (i.e. scarves, hats, and necklaces). The weather was in the low 80's so it was a gorgeous afternoon to watch the parade! When that was finished we headed out towards the various covered bridges. After a while they all started to look the same but it was still fun to see them. Thanks for the fun day and for being our trusty tour guide Heather!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn: Part 1

It's that time again for another midnight premiere. Ahhhhhhh Can you sense my excitement?!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Brugge, Belgium: Day 5

We woke up in the cute little city of Brugge, Belgium excited for the day since Mirjam would soon be joining us and realized that it was raining. BOO. Rain wouldn’t stop us though so we put on our raincoats and headed out to explore the city in the daylight. We made our way through the town stopping in chocolate shops, visiting a monastery and blending in to tour groups as they came near us.  Mirjam arrived around lunch time and it was SO great to see her. We had not seen each other since 2006 when we went to The Netherlands to visit her so I was thankful that she was able to meet up with us on this trip and spend a couple days exploring with us. We decided to climb the clock tower in the city center, which is always both a treat and exhausting as the views are great but it’s a battle getting to the top. We basically spent the rest of the day shopping and walking around the city. It’s so cute! We had a free bike rental with our hotel room but unfortunately due to the rain, we never used them. Next time!

That's right. Its a giant anteater made of chocolate!

Lots and lots and lots of chocolate. Not mad about that!