Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Not organized, or even unpacked, but moved! It was quite a process and the weather was wonderful for the move. Snowy and freezing. We had some awesome help, thank you! I'll post some pictures after we are more organized.

Now, to get Christmas shopping done and get packed to leave the day after tomorrow. We're off to stay with Hubs older sister for a week.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To

8 things I'm looking forward to:
1. Moving
2. Baking Christmas cookies
3. Going on vacation
4. Seeing my new family
5. Not being so financially stressed
6. Spring :)
7. Hearing all about E's honeymoon
8. My husband finishing Law School

8 things I did yesterday:
1. Had some bacon that Brad cooked yesterday before I woke up
2. Worked
3. Got dropped off at a bar.
4. Celebrated with hubs and his drunk fellow L1's since exams were over
5. Drove my drunk husband home
6. Made said drunk whiny husband a good amount of food
7. Watched 2 episodes of Bones
8. Went to bed at 10pm

8 things I wish I could do:
1. Get out of Debt!
2. Fit in to my Seven's that I now have to give to my sister
3. Spend Christmas with two families in two different states.
4. Shop, shop, shop, shop... on someone else's bill.
5. Hang out with my friends more.
6. Be more crafty
7. Figure these curls out
8. Spend what I want on Christmas, not what I should.

8 shows I watch on TV:
1. Glee
2. Bones
3. Dancing with the Stars
5. Project Runway
6. Dog Whisperer

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

To begin soon.

Is it sad that it's December 15th and we have only really bought for my younger sister in law and youngest niece? We have definitely put off Christmas shopping this year. I feel bad shopping for Brad's family without him and I feel like I can't shop for everyone else until he's ready. I don't know I'm weird I guess. Finals will be over tomorrow though, so the moving and shopping will begin. I did accompany my mom and dad while they did some of their shopping this weekend. While out, I saw this and couldn't resist it for our youngest niece, Mira. Amy, if she already has it please let me know.
Now we have to find something that is as much fun for Cora. I'm sure we'll manage but I'm a little stumped. I haven't had to shop for a toddler girl yet. I'm looking forward to it though. Come on Thursday!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thankful Thursdays!

It's Thursday! I skipped some recently.

  • for parents that will let us move in with them in order to save money and pay off our debt.
  • for Christmas time and the cheer that comes with it.
  • for newly painted rooms.
  • for cats that are silly and lovey.
  • for finals almost being over.
  • for vacations coming up.

It doesn't feel like were going on vacation. I don't know what it is. It must be the stress of moving next Friday and not having anything packed yet. I also think I might be coming down with something. I feel a little funny today. Hmmm, that part wasn't thankful..... oh well.

What are you thankful for?

Office Decorations

So the students in the office have spent the afternoon decorating the office. We just moved into a new space so they got to be extra creative and decorate everything for the first time, instead of copying what has been done in the past. It makes me a little sad because my house doesn't look anything close to this festive. That will happen when your moving in a week though. Anyhow, here is a snippet of the decorations.

This is Amy. She was one of the masterminds behind the decorating genius. Well done Amy!

Santa can officially come to visit our office, as long as he's really little. Does your office decorate?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

To come....

I have a post in the works. Just have to add some pictures then.... "Ta-da".

Last year, about this time......

Last year, about this time........

We had the apartment all decorated for Christmas. Everything was looking all cozy and pulled together. We were preparing to leave for Michigan to go to the annual Madrigal Dinner Concert, one of our Christmas traditions.
Our kittens still looked like they were teens. Erin and Jake were just about to get engaged. Erin and Jake are married now.

Our apartment is, in the words of Katy, "Frat-tastic", which is so true. The green couch has gone to Erin and Jake. There are boxes everywhere as I get ready to start packing for our move. We currently have a horribly uncomfortable futon as our seating in our living room. The apartment is just in shambles. It's crazy to live in!

Sorry for the horrible picture quality. I took them with my phone. Here's another.

But.....Remember that hole in our ceiling? The one that formed last September? It's finally been fixed. About two weeks ago the painting guy came and smacked some Spackle in there, sanded it down (got dust EVERYWHERE), and then added the texture. Our ceiling is not prefect still, heaven forbid they fix it correctly, but at least there isn't a hole. Picture to come for that.

So much can change in a year. What has changed in your life in a year? I know most of my friends have had MAJOR life changes.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wedding Three

We spent the night before hanging out at a hotel with the girls. Friday morning we were up and eating waffles. Hair appointments started at 10 and with 6 girls to get hair done, I was impressed with how quickly we were done. Hotel rooms were clean and packed up and we were out of there by 2:30. After a quick stop at Panera, we had lunch in hand and Erin tucked away minutes before Jake and company rounded the corner to the church.

After we ate, Kelly and I steamed the dresses. Let me say, I have no idea how I have lived so long without a steamer! It was amazing. We did makeup and accessories and got dressed with the photographer flashing away. It was nice and relaxed, a tiny bit rushed, but not stressful. Getting Erin's dress on was fine. Thank goodness for a crochet hook for all those little elastics to go around the buttons. She looked beautiful. Everything about her look was just right and perfectly her. She just radiated happiness.

We took some pictures before the ceremony and got in some good laughs. Erin was obviously having a blast getting photos taken. And the ones that I have seen are awesome. Here is an example. ...
What did I tell you? Stunning!

The ceremony was pretty funny since nobody really knew what was going on. They said vows, lite the unity candle, were pronounced husband and wife, and gave a big smooch. Everything was great!

The reception was a blast. No one fell down the stairs during the announcements. Everyone ate yummy food. JJ even had seconds. The first dance came off fairly well with some of the steps I taught them. Kelly caught the bouquet and Ryan caught the garter. Erin and Jake smashed cake in my and Josh's faces instead of each others. That got a laugh. We danced lots, polkas and not. The best part..... we didn't have to clean up afterwards!!!!

So, that was the short of it. Everything was wonderful. The two of them looked beautiful and sooooo happy. And now I have a second brother. Congrats Jake and Erin!!!!!