Saturday, August 29, 2009

We're going to print shirts that read "I hiked the Wind Caves at midnight...and survived"

We embarked on a crazy adventure last night. Equipped with flashlights, jackets, and my fear of the dark we commenced our hike to the wind caves at 11:30 p.m. We were only paralyzed a few times by animal encounters, one time being when Tyler and I found a bat in the cave. The stars were amazing and even though we couldn't really see our surroundings, it felt beautiful to be there in the dark. We shared lot of stories and laughs and sore feet. None of us brought water so everyone, expect for smart Tyler, drank from a flowing stream which we later found a real bone in. I'm happy to report we are all still alive...I think. There's something so exhilarating about laying under the stars, being there with my husband and other great company, and staying out until 3:30 in the morning.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I see the vision.....

Recently I've had a really strong desire to decorate our living room. I've been thinking almost non-stop about it for about a few weeks and have mulled over different ideas. Some color schemes seem cool but just don't fit our personalizes or our "style". But after watching Oprah today and then reading some of Designer Nate's ideas online, I struck a brilliant chord! He said to incorporate what you love into your house. Brilliant! I looked online a little more and put all my ideas together. I think if we can make it all happen our living room is going to be rockin'! Keep in mind that we're still not millionaires so we're trying to keep this as low budget as possible. Lucky for us, Tyler has mad upholstering skills so we have a lot more options. Here is the beginning of our vision. I hope we can get these chairs and make it all happen. I'll keep you (2 readers) posted about the final project. For now, be excited!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Before the Non-Party

Most of you know that my parents host a "non-party" every year on July 24th. Well this year we went down early to enjoy the whole day. I had so much fun just relaxing and hanging out with the family. I think you really appreciate family more and more the older you get.

The morning started off with a great breakfast, washing the cars, then a long game of Crockett. We never did make it to the park to get scones but it was such a great day. And I had to post some picture from the day. The last one is my favorite.

I think Travis was having a blast! Can you tell?

Oh yes, Dad loves Hawaiian Fridays at work. (I think he started them)

Oh I just noticed that I think Tyler's trying to poke my head with his Crockett stick. Do you like how all the couples are kinda matching? That usually ends up happening.

We tried to do a jumping one. I just love my family!