Before moving any furniture into our new home, we knew privacy was a must! Unfortunately, we severely lacked much time inside our first house before closing to have all the proper window dimensions. Not to mention, it's been a few months and we still haven't finalized all of our room paint colors or furniture. How could we ever choose blinds this early in the game? Please welcome, cheap yet classy temporary blinds.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I can't stand looking at our freshly cut lawn and beautiful flower beds with foot tall grass hugging stone pavers any longer. Up until now, I've hoped the grass along our house, flower beds and patio (that grows surprisingly faster than all of the other grass) would just kill itself off, perhaps drowning in a sea of competing root mat. Or that our gracious neighbor would extend his generosity from just triming the side of our house that is adjacent to his and finish the job. It's about that time to make an investment and man up. Introducing...our first weed whacker.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
It must have happened between midnight and 5am - when the "class acts" are roaming the streets. They tagged our community mailbox, which is a large gray metal box that serves 30-40 homes, with large black text I won't repeat. Not because it was offensive, but I don't want to give them free advertising.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Puto, a seemingly cupcake like imposter was first introduced to me when Sarah's brother Michael came to visit us. I agreed we would pick up some Filipino goodies from a local store for his visit and when push came to shove, she held me to my oath.
Puto: noun, a gelatinous looking spongy white thing always sold on a paper plate wrapped in plastic.
After pigging out on some tasty Pocky's (look 'em up) we unwrapped Michael's welcome gift and indulged ourselves.
Puto: noun, a surprisingly scrumptious spongy dessert cake with a very light, airy, and subtle flavor that dances with your taste buds and then abandons your memory quickly forcing you to try another so you can remember what it tasted like...again.
Best thing about Puto? You can make it at home on the cheapy cheap really quicky quick. Come see how!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
"Lighten up, you're gonna die", came smoothly out of the lips of Dr. Emerson Eggerich as he wondrously worked the crowd of hundreds gathered in Littleton, Colorado. Some came as a last resort to bring their marriages back from the brink of divorce. Others, like us, hoped his keen insight would help us continue to build a strong foundation for a long and happy future together. Many of the rest were singles, previously divorced or never married yet hungry to hone their skills for the future. But we all came for the same reason, to hear his insight into healing and building great marriages. Oh, and get a good laugh too.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
You want an update - you need an update! "How's mommy, how's the nausea, is daddy going through a pre-life crisis, why haven't you been blogging"...well, come on in and find out!
Monday, March 18, 2013
My loving, most patient and caring husband Rhys deserves an award! For the last nine weeks he has been a precious gem catering to my sudden cravings and fluctuating nausea. He’s been incredibly generous allowing me to go over the budget to buy lunches and random snacks that I have sudden urges for during the work day. I simply can’t say enough good things about him. If this is making you nauseous just reading about it, I want to sum it up for you by saying Rhys and any other husband like him deserve recognition for their sacrificial love. Truly, something money can’t buy. If what I've written has intrigued you, please read on, not for my sake, but because I want to encourage my husband for all that he’s done in this laborious journey of bearing our first offspring.