Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My new camera is great!! I love it so much. I really think my pictures are improving.
Yesterday was our 2nd wedding anniversary. I got Ian a guitar pedal specially made by the artist and personalized. I think he likes it!! Dr Scientist even included a t shirt!!
And i got a cactus which me and the girls from work named Pretty Darn Prickly.. but he goes by PD for short.. Get pd as in pupilary distance.. eye doctors office never mindAnd....I know you are thinking i have way too many cameras already... But in my defense only 3 are in working order... But this one is a good every day camera, plus it has a screen on the front so we can take pics together and know what they look like as we are taking it. Which is a great feature for a couple with no one to take pictures for us. Besides aren't you glad it wasn't another pet... LOL Our zoo is full.

We are going to the flea market and junk yard on sunday and im thinking of bring the olympus. There could be some interesting photo opportunities there. I know every weirdo with a camera thinks they are an amateur photographer, but its fun and i needed a hobby other than just reading.

Oh ya i almost forgot i am trying to be more active so we are walking after work, and i also got some roller skates. It's funny to watch me try to skate but hopefully i will start improving soon. It's better than sitting on my butt all day right?? And i want to start swimming but i have never been a good swimmer. But i like being outside more than i used to. I am tanner this year than i have ever been in the last few years. Now i just need to talk Ian into letting me buy my canoe for the lake at new town...... Hint hint....

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I got a new toy!!!

Since we finally got our tax return, we used some of the money on a new toy for me. I am now the proud owner of the Olympus PEN E-PL1!!!

I have wanted to get more into photography for a while now. I couldn't decide on a camera at first in fact i bought this same one last weekend, and returned it. But going from the pictures i took with this and looking at my other photos i realized i missed it. So here it is again. I'm so happy it really is an amazing piece of equipment. It has a lot of features that i can't use yet, but as i learn i can use more and more of them.
I can't wait to take it to the zoo, and grants farm and really try it out. I'm really happy we were able to get it before our vacation too!!

Tomorrow we are going to Pointfest for a little while. I have been sick all this week, and the only two bands we like are playing 5 hours apart. So i think we are just going to see the Flobots and skip Coheed and Cambria :(. Which sucks because their new album is really good. But we have already seen them twice and never seen the Flobots before.

I was lucky enough to be able to participate in Reddit secret santa for Arbitrary Day. I received dog bones. 4 wolf sized bacon flavored dog bones. The dogs were very happy.
I got my person a usb powered mini fridge from think geek. It holds one can and keeps it cold. I really hope that he likes it. I tried really hard to find out what he liked, but he didn't approve my friend status until i had already ordered this. Plus his comment history was pretty empty. So i decided to just get him a generic gift...
Starting to get sleepy, so goodnight....

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hi Again

I have neglected this blog for a few months.... And for that i apologize. Will you ever forgive me?

Been crabby the last few months.. I will blame it on the winter time. Sometimes i thing i have that Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Since it has been so long... I will bring you up to speed on what has been going on. We got a pug. We named him Seymour Chompsky. He's a little guy, hes seven months now and weighs about 7 pounds. I don't think he is going to be one of those giant pugs. This is him a few days after we got him, he is wearing a dog snuggie because we got him in the winter and he would just shiver and shiver.

And this is Seymour a few weeks ago Cinco De Mayo.

We also scrapped up enough money and had a fence put in. It's the best thing we have ever bought. Its great, when the dogs get to wound up we put them outside. And it makes the outside of the house look great.

We also put in a porch swing. I love my porch swing, i sit on the porch and read all the time. I also cut off my hair and dyed it reddish brown.It was a process first i went kind of short as you can see above. But then i went crazy and cut it all off. I love how easy short hair is. It's great because im super lazy. No laughing.My mom has surgery today. Nothing serious just repairing a torn rotator cuff. But to distract me Ian spent the day with me. We went to the zoo, and to the loop. We got to the zoo super early and had a great time. The elephants were really playfu
I'm really looking forward to this weekend. Gonna try and go to the Renaissance Fair in Wentzville. I have always wanted to go, we tried last year but waited till the last day and in rained. Plus the Shakespeare festival is coming up. And next weekend is the rubber duck race in new town. A few weeks after that is the Art Fair in the Central West End.

I will try to update on a more routine basis.... Till next time....

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Been a while.....

I got some friendly advice that i needed to update my blog. Maui was amazing.... Never should have left. Misha moved in with us when we got back. Just been working really.... Nothing really exciting to talk about. Got an Iphone, my birthday has come and gone... 25 now. Had a cold for a week. Planning on going to the Mall of America for our anniversary in june. Maybe i will have something new to post later........

Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like a Christmas!!

We hosted out first Thanksgiving this year. And i'm happy to say it was a success.. Even though both of us were sick. I have shingles, and ian has a cold :(. Lets just say shingles suck.. and im hoping the spots are gone before Maui... The pain lasts for awhile though.. I go back to the doc on wed. But back to turkey. We had 3 different kinds of pie pumpkin, cherry, and pecan, stuffing, greenbean casserole, homemade cranberry, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, and of course turkey!! It was all really good.. I am actually enjoying cooking. I made Turkey and Dumplings for dinner tonight with the leftover. And they were good.

Last night was Dads 50th bday party, and it was so great. It was a surprise party, and boy was he surprised!! I thought he would get mad but he didn't, not even when the belly dancer came out. And his present was perfect!! Heres a few pics
Our house is decorated for Christmas now.. The tree is almost done. Its up and the lights are on.. ornaments will go up tomorrow. The outside lights are up to, along with a blowup snoopy..
It looks a little different now, the top lights wouldn't stay up because of the wind.. But thats ok i still like it alot. I'm so happy that we have our own house to decorate how we want.. We saw santa at Kennelwood and had our photo taken as usual
And today we went to Petco and did pictures with the picture people.. That was fun.. Pics to come soon.... Oh and MAUI Here i come.. Almost time to start the countdown to paradise!! Can't wait.. .

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hello Again

Been a while since i have blogged.. We had our Haunted Housewarming Party and it was great!! Thanks to the family and friends that helped our first party be such a success..
Well now that Halloween is over.. All i have on my mind is Christmas!!
Decorating, Shopping, Music etc... It's all i can think about right now. I don't know why. We have decided to put up our tree and decorations before Thanksgiving. So it will kind of be a mash of the 2 holiday.. Thanksmas... lol.. This year will be our first thanksgiving in our new house. My parents, my brothers family, my Granny D, and possibley Ian's sister will all be coming over for thanksgiving.. I'm so nervous.. But really excited because i will finally have a reason to use our wedding china, and silverware!!
I have already started Christmas shopping... Not buying a whole lot for people this year.. but some special people will not be forgotten. :) The have appointments to get groomed and have their photos taken with Santa on Nov 21. Hopefully they can behave.. we have little sweaters and santa and elf suits.. Most likely will put them in the sweaters for the pics.
Our Maui trip is fast approaching!! I can't wait there are so many things i want to do.. But it will just be great to have a week with Ian when we have nothing to argue about... I refuse to be in a bad mood in MAUI!! Not allowed.
I have also taken up a new hobby. My mom gave me my Christmas present early.. She bought me my sewing machine!! It's alot of fun, and a great way to spend my extra time. I made my first project and it turned out pretty well. I'm thinking i will try to make Christmas Stockings next... Wish me Luck

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Less then a week until the party. Have to finish cleaning the house, gotta get Ians costume put together. I guess i will start baking cupcakes, brownies, and other goodies on thursday night. A little more light decorating to do still, and going to Sam's to shop for food on Wednesday. On top of all this junk, have a busy week of work too. But im off wed, and saturday this week.

Saw another great movie this weekend. Capitalism a love story. It was really interesting, and i learned a lot of new things. I won't spoil them here, but you guys should totally go and see it, or at least rent it when it comes out on DVD.

Today was my nephew Alex's 8th bday party. I can't believe how fast they are all growing up. It makes me sad a little... they won't be my babies, and i won't have my own for a long time.. if ever at all. He had a nice party. It was at the Bowling alley where a good friend of mine works. It was also soccer themed.. Which is funny to have a soccer themed party at a bowling alley. But it made him happy.
After the party i went shopping for a little bit with my mom. Got a skirt, shirt and one of those little wrap sweater things. Then we headed over to Stuckmeyer's Pumpkin Patch. We got 3 Pumpkins to carve for the party, and at lowes i got one of those Dremel pumpkin carving tools, so we will see how much easier it makes it. We have to either go back to Stuckmeyer's or go to Rombachs, next sunday. They ran out caramel apples, and cider and we have a tradition in my family. Plus we didn't take my dad or the dogs.

Speaking of dogs, we have been tossing around the idea of moving Misha in with us. We decided today that we are going to try it after the Halloween party. We're gonna take her to the vet,and have a full checkup, take her to get groomed and get her a new cage. It's going to take some work for sure but she is getting older, and i really don't think she will have that much of a problem adjusting, and if it doesn't work out my parents have said she can come back with them.

For those that don't know or forgot Misha, she is our spunky little Corgi Ian got me when we were first dating..
Shes a great little dog, but she is very strong minded, and we had a hard time with her. But we are much more experienced dog people now, and i think she will be happy here. Anyways only time will tell... Wish us luck...

Oh almost forgot.. I was listening 105.7 the other day, and found out that The Flobots will be at Pop's the friday after thanksgiving. I really think we are gonna go, tickets are only 15 bucks. The only problem is the venue.. pops always smells really bad.

Anyways night