Friday, July 25, 2008

The Christening of the Fire Pit

That's right folks!
We bought a fire pit.
It looks so lovely in our backyard
It's like it was born to be there.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Remodel Update

The bulk of the tiling is done, and our bathroom cabinet is in!
Almost finished.
What's left:
1. tiling the sink counter top and bathtub
2. mud and tape the drywall
3. Paint!
4. Get the plumbers and electricians back
and that's it!!!!
Here's the progress thus far...

Bathroom cabinet in.

Shower completely tiled (thanks Dane!!)

Bathroom floor completely tiled
(a little dusty but finished nonetheless)

Keep checking back to see more progress.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Tahoe Baby!

We just got back from vacation.
Glorious vacation.
It was sunny.
It was hot.
There was a large body of water.
Need I say more?
Yes I think I shall.

Let's just say it's a long drive. 9 hours to be exact.
We just so happened to be driving through Reno
and decided to make a pit stop at
the one and only Golden Nugget.

One dollar is all we bet.
We lost it all.
I'm gonna win big'll see.
You'll all see.

We finally arrived in beautiful Tahoe.
The smoke from the fires in Cali made the sunset phenomenal.

We were so happy!

One evening we decided to go mini golfing.
This was the raddest putt putt golf course I had ever seen.
And yes, that is Eric sitting in the palm of a monkey's hand.
Three ladies sitting in a giant volcano.
Nicolette thought the dinosaur looked sad.
She sympathized.
We woke up one morning to Mekenzie's mom
telling us to come look at the bear with it's cubs.
Now that's not a sentence you hear every day.
Nor is this a sight you see every day, or ever really for that matter.
On our way to the beach!

What a beautiful sight this was.

Mekenzie's parents rented a jet ski and let us all take turns,
It had been a very long time since I had ridden one (remember dad?)
so I was a little scared.
It ended up being one of the best things ever! I now want one.

We celebrated Mekenzie's birthday
on the last night Eric and I were there.
So fun, and so yummy!

This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip

I'll leave you all with this....

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Buck Stops Here...Literally.

What can I say?
I'm just an animal person.
Actually that's not 100% true.
Don't get me wrong.
I like them, they like me.
We have a fairly amicable relationship.
But this was a little extreme.
A few days ago I walk into my office
to be scared/surprised at this:

Greg Kooistra so kindly informed me that
this was a five point buck.
I thought that was how many points you got if you shot it.
Apparently, it's how many points they have on their antlers.
Who knew?
Not me.

He was there when I arrived at 1:00
and was still there when I left at 5:30.

The animals are drawn to me.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


This is what it looks like:
I love Bend in the summer time.
The days are so long,
the sun stays up until you're ready for bed.

(excuse the crappy picture, it was taken from my phone)

Belated Fourth

I realize the fourth of July
was a week ago tomorrow.
But I couldn't live with myself if I didn't
share this with the rest of the world.

Not only did this cake look wicked awesome,
it also tasted wicked awesome.
Thanks Jenna.
Way to be patriotic!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

God made Dirt, and Dirt don't Hurt...

So Nicolette and I have
always taken pride in the fact that
we love, hippie culture.
Food, jewelry, dancing, sleeping outside, the fairs...
and apparently growing your own herbs and vegetables.
This was a new one for me.
I'm known to kill plants.
Green thumb? Not me.
But in the spirit of all things hippie,
Nicolette and I decided to do
some gardening.

At first glance, you may think
"Why is Nicolette holding mouse poop?"
Oh no, no....those would be seeds.
We planted:
and some of these

What's that? You're not supposed to eat the veggies
until they grow?
Old pro
You can't see the watering can,
but it's there.
I was very happy that watering was my job.

Let's hope they grow!