Friday, July 24, 2009

Show Us Your Life Fridays

So today over at Kelly's Korner, we are showing off our wedding dresses. I have been married for a little over a year and a half and I just can't believe how fast the time goes by. I will never forget the six months of my engagement. It was so fun because my mom and I literally did all the decorating ourselves. We got married on December 29, 2007 right after Christmas in my very small home town. It was super fun, super cozy...and it even snowed.

I bought my wedding dress while I still lived in D.C. My mom flew up and we found it in one day.

I must admit it is a little strange posting pictures of myself...on my own blog. If I had more of my wedding pics, I would post them too.

Oh, and I had the greatest photographer. Check her out at TwintyPhotography .

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Praying for rain...and a cheaper water bill.

It is so dang hot here in hot. And it is so so dry. We haven't had any rain in a really long time. The grass is dying and my plants are wilted, however, there is this really great oasis in my backyard that has seemed to overcome the dire heat and drought...our garden.

Who knew I had such a green thumb? Certainly not me. I was feeling so proud about my keen ability to grow and nurture these beautiful flowers and plants, and during a drought no doubt (try saying that three times fast).

I mean look at these flowers!

When I would go for walks around the neighborhood, I always felt sorry for everyone else's scorched, brown gardens. If only they knew the secret to great gardening...maybe I should tell them. But then again, I don't really have a secret. I guess I am just super blessed and super lucky.

Or super crazy. Come to find out, the sprinklers have been going off everyday...during the day when I am at work. WHAT? EVERYDAY? Yes EVERYDAY. So I do have a beautiful backyard garden...but it wasn't cheap kids. It wasn't cheap.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Is there something in the water...

So today when I checked my blog updates, I had TWO updates from friends who had beautiful baby girls this week. Is this a sign that I am getting old? Of course such a day deserves a shoutout.
Anyways...Congrats to Bucky Jenni Robinson and the Inmans for their new additions. Jenni, I don't know your husband, but congrats to him too!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

More Pics of the New House

First of all I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend. I am so thankful to be an American and for all the brave men and women who fight for our freedom. Jess was also in town from Washington, D.C. to help us celebrate. More to come on our weekend adventures....

Tonight I am bringing you a few pics of the three bedrooms in the new house. The first is the master. We found this comforter at Pottery Barn for 1/2 off. We bought it before we were married, and finally decided to use it after we tied the knot. It was originally on our queen bed...which looked terrible. Jason is so tall so we knew as soon as we moved somewhere with room we would buy ourselves a nice king size bed. Let me just tell you that was the best decision we ever made.

Let me also warn you that king size quilts are not to be washed in a regular size washing machine. I washed this one, and it was so heavy with all the water that I couldn't get it out by myself. It took 6 cycles in the dryer and still wasn't dry. I am surprised it didn't kill my washer and dryer.

I love this old dresser that Jason had. It was the only piece of his furniture that we decided to keep ;). I think someone gave it to him for free. I hope to eventually put it on the wall opposite of our bed with a few pics and candles and then hang a vintage oval mirror on the wall above it. For now, it is hosting our television which looks strangely HUGE in this picture...but someday I want to get a flat screen and mount it on the wall higher. Maybe get an armoire for that corner for extra storage.

These are three metal square things I found at Hobby Lobby. They worked great on the large and empty wall.

The next pic is of our smallest guest bedroom. It is the "girly" room where I have all the stuff from college I just can't bring myself to get rid of. We bought the quilt at Pier One and then painted one wall chocolate brown to match. The queen bed was mine from college, and the one Jason and I used until we traded up. The furniture is all from college.

Here is a close up of this vintage-like pink chair I found at TJ Maxx up in Washington. Hopefully, someday I will have a little girl's room that I can use it in, because it would absolutely not work anywhere else!

Another shot of the chair with an old bookshelf where I keep a lot of my books...the ones that started the book competition and also won me the prize! Take that husband!

Our third bedroom is all boy. It is the largest of the two extras, but we decided to use it as our office. The paint color is sort of burgundy in Redskins was obviously Jason's choice, but I really like it. It is more of a nice red dirt color. The black desk was a total splurge from Walmart. We are missing a chair which tells you how often we actually use this room.

I gave Jason these three magazines when we were dating. They are the Sports Illustrated issues from the Redskins three Super Bowl wins.

I gave him this football signed by Art Monk (Redskins Hall of Famer) for Christmas this year. Jason is a huge fan of huge, that he traveled all the way to Ohio to see his induction.

And here is the pic of him in the bleachers at the induction. You can't really pic him out of the crowd but he is there. This pic was in the Washington Post. My mom tracked it down and gave it to him for Christmas.

So those are the three bedrooms. The only things you haven't seen are the living room and the front and back yards. Hopefully I will get to those this next week.

We are making our list of home improvements since the only thing we have done so far is paint. Our house is only 1300 square feet, which is the perfect size for our family now. It also means that we most likely will have to move to a larger home someday. I don't want to pour too much into it, but I do want to spruce it up a bit. I'll be posting on those projects as well. Stay tuned...