Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Okay, so nothing really monumental to report, but I haven't posted in a while and thought I'd write a little update. Here's some random things I'll share:

1. Dan suprised me on Valentine's Day with a beautiful boquet of red roses delivered to the lab by the Red Head Delivery Service (Allison and Grant). They were so cute and loved having a secret with their Uncle Dan and I loved my husband's sweetness and sneaky suprise.

2. We discovered a new favorite Restaurant. BBQ & Blues in Clarkston has definitely made it to the top of our list. We shared a combo rib/brisket platter that came to us on a sheet of brown butcher paper. The BBQ sauce was phenomenol and the sides and dessert were reason enough to stop in. We need to go back to Clarkston again, soon!

3. We're having trashy reality tv show night. Yup, we're flipping between American Idol and America's Next Top Model. Drama Drama Drama. I know tomorrow we'll need to watch something very tough and manly for my tough and manly husband : ) However, I think he has given up watching Project Runway with me...yeah, that's just really too much for him.

4. We are in an AWESOME small group at church. It's called Financial Peace University and it's a 13 week course on applying Biblical finacial principles to our personal finances. It's really been good for us as newlyweds (but would be great for anyone, married or single) to have a plan and shared financial goals. See if there is a class starting up at your church. You will thoroughly enjoy it and learn a ton.

5. Here are some random pictures to go with all the rest of this randomness. See the pretty flowers from Dan? Sadly the petals are starting to fall off. The other picture is of the pretty red brocade fabric of my Jr. Prom dress. Okay, I know that doesn't make a lot of sense, but earlier this week Dan helped me to photograph all my prom and bridesmaid dresses. I decided they were just taking up space and getting dusty in the closet, so I put them up for sale (way cheap), although if you know of a girl who might not have the resources to purchase a prom dress, send her my way and I'll see what I can do ; )
Okay, I think that's all for now. I hope you're doing well and are doing fun, random things.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

When the weather is frightful.....

I thought last Sunday it couldn't get worse as far as the snow and weather were concerned. I got up early to go buy a newspaper and promptly slid down the hill in my pick-up backward, even in 4-wheel drive. Part-way down the hill I wondered if I would even be able to stop at the bottom, but fortunately, a pile of snow in the real-estate office parking lot helped me stop and I was able to get turned around and head the rest of the way in the right direction. Since then, we haven't had any more instances with driving.
On Wednesday night, we got lots more snow. It was so bad on Thursday morning that Dan couldn't get to Garfield to go to work and WSU was closed, so no work for me either. It was really nice. We slept in, ran a few errands locally and visited Dwayne and Angela and their kids. We spent a very fun few hours sledding and playing in the snow. We turned a sidewalk into a luge track and had a great time hurling ourselves down as fast as we could go. We were sure to have some good wipe-outs into snow banks and Dan and I woke up Friday morning with sore shoulders, backs and hips (yeah, apparently we both have the body of a 70-year old). Angela took some great pictures and she has put together a really neat video on her blog. You should check it out.
Friday was more of the same weather-wise and once again WSU was closed, so no work for me. (I feel like I'm a kid again with all these snow days.) I think cold weather=scrapbooking weather, so I have been able to get some pages done. I've been getting caught up on wedding and honeymoon pages, although I still have more to do. Here are some of the most recent ones I've completed:

I'm in a monthly scrapbooking club at Paper Pals (check out there site) and it's great to be challenged and stretched and try new things.

Well, the Superbowl is on right now and I'm blogging while watching (sort-of). Right now the Patriots are up, but there's still a few minutes left, so who knows how it'll end up. Stay warm and stay safe out on the roads. Winter has to end sometime, right?