Monday, June 27, 2011

Weekend Projects

Not the best photo quality, but more quality pics to come :)
After 1 year of marriage under our belt, the Hubs and I have decided to display our wedding photos! HA!

Have you ever gotten in one of those "moods" where you get on a project and you just can't stop? I am rarely in one of those moods, but this weekend was an exception. Saturday morning, I decided it was time to bite the bullet, spend some money and make our house feel like a home. So I headed off to Pier 1 for some bright blue, orange, yellow and pink pillows, shopped at Hobby Lobby for some frames and snooped around Target for a DVD storage unit.

The Hubs and I love color, so we decided to paint our largest frame a bright orange and mix blues and yellows throughout the photo collage. Our walls are "Guacamole" and our kitchen is "Key Lime Pie."

We also integrated some of the Hub's photography throughout our wedding photography.

This is just a little teaser of our house projects. More pics to come!

Linking up to Life Made Lovely :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Summer

It's officially summer. Spray on the bug repellent, bust out the old bikini and and bring on the pop-ice!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In a summer haze

I was really good at being a kid in the summer time. Not like the young whipper snappers nowadays who just text all day and sit inside looking at their computers. No, no, no, NO! I was an outdoors-all-day, parents-forcing-me-to-come-home-and-eat-supper, kool-aid-stached, sun-kissed cheeks, running-instead-of-walking kind of kid. Oh no she didn't! Um, yes. I just did. And I will say it again, but I don't feel like typing all that again.

But for realz, I had great summers as a kid. I threw a lot of water balloons, played a lot of tag (and kick the can, for you country folk), ate a lot of popsicles, swam all day...peed in a lot of pools (yep, I did and never ONCE did I get a UTI, mother). My imagination was crazy too. I remember making bow and arrows out of sticks when the Disney classic "Pocahontas" came to theaters and acting like Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" in my pool.

{Country Living}

This weekend, I went home for 3 days to see my family and relive my childhood summers. I chased my niece and nephew A LOT, caught fireflies in a jar, saw fireworks, biked a lot, cooked dinner for my family and sat out on the swing drinking coffee. So maybe I didn't act completely like a kid, but it was nice to take 2 days off from work and go back home where you came from. I still love the smell of the cornfields and the way the sun peeks over the fields at dusk. {SIGH}

Oh to be a kid again...Only in the summer though...and maybe Christmas...Buuuuut then I'd like to skip back to the present and miss my teen years. Those sucked. Mainly because I had braces, glasses, frizzy hair and wooly worms for eyebrows. Goo.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A glimpse of the Northwest Pacific

Here are some of the Hubs awesome photographs from our adventures in Seattle, WA, and British Columbia, Canada!

The hubs and I relaxing on the dock in Bainbridge Island, WA.

Dock at night in Orcas Island, WA.

Catching a salmon in Seattle's famous Pike Place Public Market.

Missed our ferry out of Canada so chartered a plane back to the states! aagh!

Beautiful poppy in British Columbia, Canada.

View of Seattle's harbor from a ferry boat ride.

Seattle's skyline at night.

Vancouver is freakin' awesome!

Sorry for the boobs and vajayjay, but had to show the creepy mural that was in our room at the Seattle Hostel.

Whale watching at the Orcas Islands.

Cute little otter that held his mate's hand while floating :)

Friday, June 3, 2011


Hey-oh! Bring on the weekend! It's Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Frida-aaay!

Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday
Today i-is Friday, Friday (Partyin')...

...Tomorrow is Saturday
And Sunday comes after ... wards
I don't want this weekend to end

Thursday, June 2, 2011

What a life...

There are so many things I love about being married, but one of my FAVORITE things are the nightly slumber parties we have that include HILARIOUS conversations, funny facial expressions, voice impersonations, and So You Think You Can Dance and Ultimate Fighter reenactments.

Last night was no exception - from watching SYTYCD and UFC to reminiscing about Teddy Grahams (cinnamon flavor to be exact) to talking in a deep southern voice about brown sugar and barbecue sauce. I literally wake up every morning with a sore stomach from the amount of laughing we do before bedtime.

Personally, I think laughing is the best way to fall asleep. Difficult, but fun.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

To my Hubs

Happy 1 year anniversary, Hubs! 
And thank you for blessing my life with your love, support, laughter, goofiness and encouragement. This has been the best year of my life so far, and I'm excited to see what God has in store for us :)

Cest la vie

Well hi there! Sorry for the lack of posts. Life has been crazy for the past few months. Lots of wedding showers, baby showers and my own wedding anniversary celebration! Can't believe it's been one year...tear.

To celebrate our one year, the hubs and I decided to go to Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., Victoria, B.C. and the San Juan Islands. Of course, it wouldn't be a trip without some trip ups :) The trip began with a stop at the passport agency in Seattle for me to renew my passport with my new married name (yea, I'm a procrastinator) so we could visit Canada. Once I received my passport, we were sure it would be smooth sailing from then on out.

 Seattle is an interesting place. I wouldn't say I loved it or hated it, but confused, maybe, is the right word. Don't get me wrong, I loved the coffee, the Public Market, the numerous piers and crazy amounts of sea life, but there was just an interesting side to Seattle I wasn't expecting. For example, the hostel we stayed at for 3 nights had a large painting of a completely naked, full frontal of a woman on the wall directly across from our bed. That made for an odd night time sleep. I felt like she was staring at me. Then there was the gay, homeless man who made a pass at the hubs while also asking us for some change. Interesting. Very interesting. Great sushi though :) And we took a ferry to Bainbridge Island where we laid out on the dock in the sun and the hubs played with live starfish. To know him is to love him :)

{Photo of Seattle courtesy of the Hubs}
Canada was also interesting, but not as weird interesting as Seattle. We took the train to Canada where we visited Stanley Park and saw river otters, seals and bald eagles. One of the river otters we saw decided to climb up on a rock near us. We were soooo excited, so the hubs got up close to take a pic, and that was when the river otter had massive diarrhea. Yeaaaaaa, nature is...beautiful?

In Victoria, we visited Chinatown and ate lots of ice cream. On our way to catch the ferry for the San Juan Islands, we received bad info and were taken to the wrong ferry harbor. Apparently there are 3 ferry harbors. SOOO, we were stuck in Canada. The hubs was bummed because we were suppose to go whale watching the next day, so we made some calls and chartered a private plane to take us back to the U.S. You know, no big deal. Sheesh. The hubs loved it.

I guess you could say the plane ride was worth it though because we were able to make it to our whale watching tour where we saw transient orca whales (killer whales) teaching their young how to prey on a huge sea lion. It was crazy and the hubs took some AMAZING pics! Will share soon :)

After 1 ferry ride, 2 bus rides, 1 plane ride and 2 car rides, we arrived home. It was bittersweet, as was our 1 year anniversary. Happy to be home, but sad that our 1 week together with no interruptions is over. Happy to have made it one year together and excited for many more to come, but sad that we are no longer newlyweds. Cest la vie.

 Please forgive the emotions; Eugene has made her monthly visit :)