May 29, 2006

Painting The House

Some of you may have heard me complain about Scott's house... perhaps not about the house precisely, but the color scheme contained within the house. Last weekend we took some much needed time and, after deciding what paint color to use (which was an adventure in itself), we began painting. Isn't this where you'd want to eat dinner? This is the Dining Room: the color on the walls is actually an Army brown, the color on the cutout of the ceiling is dark red. There is wallpaper there as well, though only about two inches it was still a pain to remove.

This is what it looked like after one coat of primer all over, two coats of ceiling white, one and a half coats of wall color. The wall color looks very close to plaing and boring when you are in the house, but looked very dark originally going on. We were first shocked when we started to put in on the wall, but after a week or so with the color it seems almost as plain as white. Scott likes it and that is the important thing - talking him into 'not white' was hard, but at least he likes it now! Click here for finished room!

Hope you enjoyed the transformation! Don't worry, there is plenty more to come - we are doing the whole house, and i will be showing you more of it after I move in (after the wedding) and it is clean... hehe...

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May 18, 2006

Perishing in a Horrible Tragedy

Many of you watch Discovery channel, and if you do you probably know that there is a fault line off the Washington State coast that could break. It is much like the fault line off of Indonesia which cause the 2004 Tsunami is Asia. Now, if this fault line breaks from end to end it will cause a six, that's right six, minute earthquake which would be incredibly devistating by itself. Then we would have to flee for the hills (if we weren't buried in a colapsing tower) and run from the Tsunami. Though, to be honest, that could be more a Northern Oregon problem.

And now the illustrious Pat Robertson is playing on our fears. He says that God told him that the Pacific Northwest would suffer a devestating Tsunami this year. Here is the article. Notice that God didn't tell him we'd have an earthquake and a Tsunami, and he left Alaska and Canada out of the Tsunami (they would probably get part of it). Perhaps it is just a localized Tsunami to punish Seattle for creating Starbucks? I, personally, think Pat Robertson is losing his sanity slowly... or perhaps he's lost it years ago and it's finally catching up with him. Who listens to Pat Robertson anyway??

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May 14, 2006

Wedding Dinner Menu

Most of you haven't been talking with me about my wedding a lot, which is probably a relief for you. And for me, I am more stressed about painting Scott's house and moving. However, now I find myself considering the menu for my lovely dinner and I would like to run it past everybody, please feel free to add in your opinion and tell me what you think. Some items I am not sure about and others I may have missed.

Now, you do need to know that my theme is 'picnic' for the reception and it is in my mom's backyard. It is very nice and I am buying lots of red and blue gingham to make picnic blankets and tableclothes. The food is a 'make your own sandwich' buffet and I am having cake that is not a wedding cake (mainly because I can't convince myself to spend $800 on something I am going to eat and that nobody will really remember). Without further ado, here is my current menu choices:

Appetizers & Sides
Deviled Eggs
Baked Beans
Cocktail Wieners
Spinach Dip
Crackers & French Bread
Strawberries / blueberries / raspberries
Fruit Platter
Potatoes Salad
Garden Salad (Ranch and Italian dressing)

Roast Turkey
Roast Beef
Pulled Pork

Medium Cheddar

Mustard (x2)
Cream Cheese
Cranberry Sauce


Ice Cream Sundae Area w/ hot fudge, caramel, nuts, coconut, butterfinger pieces, whip cream

** Disclaimer: Items are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to not serve any or all of these items to you (especially if you aren't invited).

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May 12, 2006

Cheap Gimmicks

That is correct, I have lowered myself to cheap gimmicks to keep my blog alive. I am sorry about the decline in postings. I do have to admit it has been on going, but I swear I will keep writing - even if it bores you to death!!

These are things I bet you didn't know about me...

Four jobs I've had in my life:
Data Entry Clerk at K&B Homes
Professional Book Reader (ie Intern) at Brookfield Properties
House Painter at Twin Cities Student Painters
Towel Folder (seriously) at Linens'n'Things

Four movies I would watch over and over:
Pride and Prejudice
Office Space
Return to Me
Cold Comfort Farm

Four places I have lived:
Fairbanks, AK
Juneau, AK
Ashland, OR
Carmarthen, UK

Four TV shows I love to watch:
Project Runway
Avatar (cartoon, but soooo good!)

Four places I've been on vacation:
Ft. Myers, FL
New Bedford, MA
Venice, Italy
Gold Beach, OR

Four websites I visit daily:
friends' blogs
any work related one (of course)

Four of my favorite foods:
coffee with sugar
coffee with sugar and cream
lattes (can you tell it's early right now?)

Four places I'd rather be right now:
In bed
On vacation
In Wales
In Italy

Four memorable restaurants:
a great little restaraunt in Carmarthen that served the best garlic chicken
the place in Rome that served me Italian food from the microwave

Four friends whom I've tagged that I think will respond:
too many already have

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May 06, 2006

Baby Pictures!

I am sure many of you who read this blog have already seen many of these pictures, but here are some of the pictures of Marcus. He looks a lot like his father, but I have no baby pictures to upload to prove that fact.

Here he is making a funny face, but you can see he has blue eyes and light brown hair. My mom and I think he will probably be a tow-head as Christy is blond and there are several tow-heads in my family as well (hard to believe but the dark hair is more my dad).

He was a little fussy and some of you knew how hard it was on Roland and Christy, which, yes, it usually is. But they had a few too many complications to go along with the new baby. They both seemed to have pulled through together, which is wonderful, and Marcus is sleeping and eating better now. Christy is feeling much better, though she still has a couple of weeks left until she is 100%.

This doesn't look particularly safe, but illustrates well how small he is. And I know he is safe, because that is my wonderful brother's hand holding him. He was probably about two week old or so in this picture.

So I will have to leave you with this one, which was taken just recently and shows a lovely sleeping baby, which is probably a relief to the parents :-). Thank you all for your congratulations, I know the proud parents appriciate it!

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