Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wall color

A while ago I was asked for the color of the brown used on our living room walls... the color is Revival Mahogany made by Behr (available at the Home Depot). I finally went to refill the water softener and had a chance to look at the paint can!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to both of our dad's and the grandpa's! You all certainly hold a special place in our lives and have taught us oh-so-much! Thank you for all that you do! Hope that you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I am going to try be a bit more current with my posts... I have bolded the highlights.

Alright, so Pete is (once again)home -- it's nice to have him nearby! :) He returned suffiently exhausted from Mexico -- retiring to bed this evening around 5:30 PM.

Congratulations 2009 graduates!
This past weekend, I went to a graduation party for my brother-in-law, and others. It was certainly fun to catch up with the people at the party, and see a few people that I have not seen in a while.

Congratulations to Ed & Michelle!
The same day as the graduation party, Ed and Michelle had their twin boys. All are doing well! I was able to go see them on Sunday... they are certainly precious! Hopefully, Pete will be able to go and see them this week.

Aside from the above exciting news tidbits... life at our house has remained pretty stable.

The kittens seem to like Hondo, and are probably the friendliest kittens we have had at our house in a while. They like to be petted and purr... a lot. So far, our experiment to house them in the garage seems to be working... they have to date avoided being run over, and the garage seems to be giving them adequate shelter from the yard animals.

I have been studying some... and still socializing. I went out for coffee last night and was able to catch up with some friends. It's always nice to have a girls night!

I have a new phone -- my last phone lasted 3 months after I squished it beneath the wheels of the truck. It stopped charging while Pete was in Mexico. I now have a phone that supposedly will be more rugged... still TBD. The saleslady said I was her first female customer to by the "construction man's" phone. :) I was not able to import numbers -- so I have been manually re-entering phone numbers as I come across them...

We have a family of robin's living on our porch. It's kind of cute to watch the little bird head's peek out of the nest from time to time while the mama bird is out.

Hope all is well with you!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Congrats to Ed & Michelle

Ed & Michelle had their twins on Saturday morning... 2 little boys! Everyone is doing well ~ Congratulations!

Monday, June 8, 2009

5 minute update

Right now, I am enjoying the calm before the storm (quite literally). Here are the highlights of our life for the last month:
1. I made it safe and sound to Minnesota and back. It felt really good to be home, and see everyone on a (not-so-hectic) weekend. I was able to make it to Kristen's shower, see the house where Kristen and Todd will be living after their wedding in mid-July, and help celebrate Jaedon's 2nd birthday. Thank you to all who help make the weekend at home memorable!
2. Pete made it back from the fishing tourney in Ill. He did not come back empty handed either! :) We have about 21 dinners of salmon sitting in the freezer waiting to be eaten! Evidently their boat placed well in the fishing tourney, and he really enjoyed the visits with his extended family!
3. Memorial day weekend was spent working outside. I even got tan ~ which is rare for me as I am usually fairly religious about applying sunblock! We bought a log splitter and so far have about 1 winter of wood cut up and stacked in the garage. It's amazing how quickly a large log can be made into burnable pieces with the aid of a machine!
4. We spent last weekend in Luddington with our friends camping. Although, the weather did not cooperate (cold and rainy), it was still a good time. I forgot the digital camera, so no pictures.
5. I now have 2 kittens -- Nala and Halo. The kittens are getting used to their new surroundings, and are starting to warm up to Pete, Hondo, and myself. They are really cute. I have yet to take a photo of our new kittens, but... once I do, I will certainly post! They have lasted ~1 week in the garage, so hopefully this is a good sign of things to come! :)
6. Pete is travelling once again. We pulled out his passport yesterday, and... he has been a lot of places. He is now in Mexico, and should come home next Wednesday. We are both hoping that this project sticks to its original timelines.
7. Pete and I will not be moving to South Korea. He is now taking some class for a different project. This class will take about 1 year.
8. I am now working 4 -10 hour days for the summer. It is really nice to have a 3 day weekend... every weekend.
9. Detroit lost the Stanley Cup.
10. I have a really clean house right now... it feels awesome! :) I even hung up some pictures around the house... its amazing how much decorations can make a house feel more like a home.

Have a good weekend!