Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Here comes baby blanket #5!!!

Congratulations Denice and Stephen!!! You are going to have a baby!!! I can't believe it! I'm so excited I couldn't fall asleep last night! Thanks for sharing the news with us in person. Let me know when you decide on a yarn color and when you are ready to talk about decorating the new baby's room! We love you guys!


Friday, November 18, 2005

B-day/X-mas list

What birthday/christmas list is complete without a new purse!? Well, lucky for me the cutest purse presented itself to me yesterday via designsponge and now I can add it to my list. It can be found at Papa Stour.


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tasty Brew

Congratulations to Andrew who had his first brewing recipe published! The brew's birthday is going to be Dec. 10. I can't wait to taste it.

Andrew and I are getting out of town this weekend and heading to a B&B in Arcadia MO. I'm planning on doing some knitting, antiquing and hopefully relaxing. It will be super nice to get away...but I have a feeling that I will have a lot of homework in the back of my mind... I think I can forget about it for one day at least.

Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Happy Birthday Andrew!! (on Monday)

I arranged for Santa to come and visit Andrew for his birthday. He brought Andrew a Sangria pitcher, a subscription to Cooks Illustrated and a KitKat cake from Maggie Moo's.

MOM, Check this out! I'm cooking! (God I look skinny!) Andrew taught me how to make him a steak for his birthday. It was actually a lot of fun and very yummy!

Here is my project:

Floorplan and elevations (actual plan is off the internet but I made some modifications; furniture drawn in by me)

Elevation close-up (hand drawn by me)



Gotta run to school! Ciao!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

October Update

[Halloween 2005]

Wow! Almost a whole month has past since I wrote last. I'm not going to apologize though... I'm having a blast and it is nice to be so busy that I don't have time to blog.

School is super, super awesome. Pretty much everyday that I am there I think about how totally blessed I am to be there and how thankful I am to have the opportunity. I love being in "college" again! It rocks! I'm doing well in all my classes, making friends and learning lots. I have another big project due on Tuesday so hopefully I can find some time to post pictures before I hand it in.

Andrew is doing well also. Getting in to lots of trouble when I'm not around (which is alot!)....

Here is exhibit A:

One afternoon he decided to build a compost bin in the backyard. I bet you didn't know you could fit lumber into a Mazda Miata.

Here is exhibit B:

He is WAY into making beer. This is exciting because he seems really into it and that makes me happy. I love when he gets excited about new hobbies. The first batch was a learning experience and was sacrificed halfway through....but batch #2 starts on Monday and I think it will be a delicious success.

Speaking of delicious success....
[Bob and Andrew, Restaurant #1, September 2005]

Andrew has also been busy running "Restaurant" with Bob. They had dinner #2 just last weekend and it was just as awesome as the first. It was a harvest menu with persimmon salad, squash risotto and carmalized pears for dessert. We even had a bigger crowd this time. I think dinner #3 is already in the works.

Since things were going so well I knew my karma had to even out eventually and last weekend was it.

Here's Cujo (a.k.a. Kula the Killer dog).

She started out my lovely Friday morning by BITING OFF part of the neighbor's dog's ear. I had to spend the rest of my morning at the emergency room paying for stitches for poor 14 year old Sam. Needless to say Cujo,..I mean Kula, will never be taking a trip to the dog park.

The next morning it got worse. I found out a friend of the family committed suicide. In some ways it was not a surprise because Bobby had suffered from manic depression for a long time but on the other's just not news you ever want to hear. It really shook me up because I have known Bobby since I was 3. He lived across the street from me growing up. His two daughters babysat me; his son Mike played ice hockey with my older brother Mike; and he was one of my Dad's best friends. When he wasn't depressed Bobby was one of the funniest and most entertaining people you could ever hope to be around. Everyone loved him and I did to. It was a rough weekend thinking about Bobby and his family and thinking about the friend my Dad lost. But in the end I know that Bobby is in a better place and I know that I will always have lots of happy memories of him in my heart. We'll miss you Bobby.

Despite the universe knocking me on my ass over the weekend I don't want to end this blog on a bad note.

Andrew's birthday is coming up (on Monday) and we have a romantic getaway coming up soon.

CONGRATULATIONS to Arnaud and Delphine (my friends in Belgium) on their new baby boy, Tom. I've joined my new friend Amy's Stitch n' Bitch group which has inspired me to start knitting baby blanket #4. I'm hoping I can get it done for little Tom by Christmas.

My Graphic Design teacher asked to show one of my projects at a state wide art teachers conference and I've got one of my drafting projects hanging in the hall. Yesterday I attended my first ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) event, 2006 Color Forecast. The highlight was getting my own big paint wand that has all the Sherwin Williams paint chips colors in it!!! How awesome is that! Now I can pick out colors in the comfort of my own home!

Well, it's time to catch up on some more things around the house. I'll try not to stay away from the blog so long this time.