Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Before... and After...

The master bedroom before carpet.The master bedroom with carpet and baseboard!!
Here's the vent style I chose.
Here's the beginning of my master walk-in closet!

Here's a shot of the fancy trim work Lance did around the french doors.
We hope to be moving in this weekend but we'll see! I'll post again as soon as we are moved in!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

My Grami's Birthstone Ring

One thing I will always remember about my Grami is how beautiful her hands were and how she always wore numerous rings and it looked elegant on her not gaudy. When she passed away in early 2004, way before her time, my family was going through her things to see what each of us wanted to have of hers to remember her. This ring was the first thing that came to my mind - I didn't know at the time that it was her birthstone ring. When I realized that, I knew my mom would want it and that was fine with me. My mom did know however that I wanted the ring so this year for my birthday she gave it to me. Whenever I wear it I think of my Grami and miss her but I am comforted knowing she is in Heaven with God. I will wear and cherish this Peridot ring and the memories for all my days.
Thank you mom!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Here goes . . . .

4 random things about my husband:
  • I think he has a fetish for a cheap vehicle. In the last 6 months he has owned a 1990's Toyota 4-Runner, 1990's Dodge Shadow, 1980's Subaru Hatchback, ummm I am sure I am forgetting more...
  • He is working on converting the Dodge Shadow to an HHO system - instead of gasoline. He already built and installed a HHO fuel assist.
  • He rides a Unicycle.
  • He used to race street bikes at the Portland International Racetrack.
4 movies that I would/could watch more than once:
  • Grease - the original
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Jim Gaffagan - Beyond the Pale "Hot Pockets anyone?"
  • Honey
4 tv shows I watch: I have Windows Media Center (Microsoft version of TiVo) So I will keep the list short...
  • One Tree Hill
  • October Road
  • My Boys
  • So You Think You Can Dance

4 places that I have been:
  • Germany (Konstanz, Berlin, Tuebingen, Frankfurt, etc. I lived in Germany for a year)
  • Ensenada, Mexico
  • Italy (Venice, Sienna, Milan, Rome, Naples...)
  • France (Paris, Nice)

4 people who email me regularly:
  • My Mom (Brooke)
  • Lance
  • Trisha
  • My Aunt Jenn

4 favorite foods:
  • Italian - anything except seafood
  • Mexican - anything except seafood and my favorite is El Tapatio
  • German - anything, I think... Even Sauer Kraut!
  • Doenner Kabab!! A wonderful middle eastern burrito/wrap with shaved meat that I believe was pork... I dunno but it was GOOD!

4 places I would like to visit:
  • Germany again with Lance this time
  • Italy again with Lance this time
  • Cancun - I am working on earning an all inclusive trip with The Body Shop at Home!
  • Jamaica

4 things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
  • We are getting carpet installed in the Master Bedroom and closet Monday 9/15 so I am looking forward to moving into that room!
  • Earning a free trip for Lance and I to Cancun, Mexico!
  • Maybe planning to start a family?
People I have tagged:
  • Laura Plunk
  • Mark Spires

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Memory Game

I participated in this on a friend's blog and thought it was kind of fun. Leave it to Trisha to break me out of the "house update" mold! Everyone please join in on the fun and leave a comment with a memory that you have of me, or Lance, or a memory you have of us together! Then if you leave the same post on your blog, we'll leave a memory of you too! Thanks!