Our very first Thanksgiving was spent right here in our humble abode. Chad's parents and sister Cherise came to stay with us and I prepared my first Thanksgiving feast ever on my own (although Chad was a good helper and did make the sweet potatoes and pie crust).
Last summer, we met Mom and Dad Nisly in Indiana for Conference and Chad got to meet mom's brothers and sisters who live there. Chad enjoyed riding Uncle Lavern's bike (or as Chad refers to it a "Menno Harley"), and of course we had to visit Goshen College to see the Eigsti Track and Field Complex, named after Chad's great great uncle who invented the seedless watermelon.
We have taken advantage of Ohio's many metroparks in our area. They are especially pretty to walk through in the fall. We also tested out our tent (thanks Shanna, Micah, and Cherise for giving this to us as a wedding present) in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, we didn't think to get out our camera until after our camping buddies Joel and Helen had already left to go home, so we didn't get a picture of our crew!
Mom and Dad Nisly were in Holmes County (a relatively short drive from us) in November for church meetings, and we got to stay in a lovely bed 'n breakfast with them. We also visited the Amish flea market of course!
And last but not least, this year's birthday present for Chad was going to see the Cleveland Cavaliers play. (I'm out of sporting events...what will I get him for his next birthday??)
Whew! So that was the quick rundown of our married life events so far. There are many more pictures I just don't have the energy to post, but I'm sure you get the idea. Hopefully this will help all of our long distance family and friends keep up on our busy little lives!