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2011 Christmas Card

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

2011 has beenĀ another crazy year, and our lives haven’t gotten any less hectic – or fantastic. One of our life-changing updates this year was the purchase of our first home. The process was certainly a roller coaster, but our love for the new home has not been. It’s already become a very major part of our lives, especially as Ian continues to grow up and explore his new home.

This year, for our Christmas Card, we invite you to explore our new home through the memories we’ve made there. You’ll see a few of the rooms of our house. In each room, you’ll find some Christmas ornaments. Hover on the ornament to see a video clip, photograph, or other memory that took place in that room. We promise they’re adorable.

View our 2011 Christmas Card here.


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

We worked on the nursery this weekend. I decided I wanted to paint a wall, based on the colors in our nursery bedding/paintings I did. So we got paint. And I painted the wall.

Wall, before Wall, after

Then we decided we were going to buy the crib this weekend too. And assemble it.

Dino crib

While we were at Target, we noted that the Pack n Play we were planning to purchase was in stock. So we bought that, too. And figured out how to set it up.

Pack and Play

I had purchased a car seat earlier in the week, so we unboxed that.

Car Seat

All while rewatching season five of LOST.

Then last night we hung up the canvases I painted over my Christmas break.

Baby dinos and leaf Baby dino

You can see the whole set on Flickr. The only pictures that show the most accurate color for the wall are the ones with the canvases on the wall. The others look really bright. If I were to change anything on the paintings, it would be the triceratops. He looks goofy and has no neck. But, he looks the same on the bedding of which I was basing it off of, and I didn’t want them to not match. I guess we’ll just be teaching our son that even goofy looking people belong.

Our House

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Fireplace Wall

We finally have some pictures of our house. The place is put together and completely unpacked. Things might not be in their final resting place, but they’re out of their boxes at least! That’s further than we got in the apartment…we ran out of places to put our stuff!

Check out the rest of the set, Our House.

Things I Learned From Mowing Our Lawn

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
  • Should have purchased a bagged mower
  • I feel self-conscious mowing the front yard when the neighbors are outside
    • I feel self-conscious mowing the front yard when the neighbors’ construction men are outside
  • We need work gloves
  • A bagless mower, on windy days, will not be fun
  • Filling the gas can is quite possibly the scariest task in the world
  • When not in a hurry, the front and back yards can be mowed in under 45 minutes.
    • We have a small yard
  • Mower vs. Gigantic Mushrooms = Mower wins (for now)
  • Picking up sticks sucks just as much now as it did when I was a kid
  • We need a weed-wacker