Friday, April 23, 2010

Fridges, babies, scrubs and other random things I think about.

Wowza. So Josh and I have already been married FIVE Months. I seriously cant believe how fast time goes. It seems like not that long ago I would spend my weekend driving around to find the perfect shade of green napkin for our reception.

Here are some updates from our lives. Should anyone be interested.

LOST. We are back at it. Last year we took a break from pretty much all of humanity and spent the majority of our free time catching up on seasons 1-4. Our goal was to get caught up in time for season 5....which I think we actually did, but by the time season 5 came around my brain was starting to hurt from all the time travel and Darma and spirit of the island mumbo jumbo. So we stopped. But now that season 6 is on and EVERYONE is obsessed...we are feeling the need to watch season 5 and holy is GOOD! Suddenly I want to name my kids Jack and Kate and Smoke Monster. Just saying.

SCHOOL. This is a big one. I am debating going back to school to pursue an associate's in nursing. We're not completely sure how feasible this is and it will be a long journey, but I've wanted to go back to school - well, pretty much since I graduated and my mom and sister are nurses so it's time to stop denying who I really am! My greatest fear right now would be passing chemistry, biology and of course, inserting a catheter into an old man....but hey, I just might be up for a challenge! Anyways, this is not a set decision - but something we are praying about and taking some time to consider logistics and all that good stuff. It's not like I am already picking out cute scrub outfits. Well, maybe I am....

FAMILY. No, I am not announcing a pregnancy via my blog, although when and if that day comes I cannot WAIT to put up a picture of my uterus for all to see! But we did just welcome our third nephew (on my side) into the world - Callan James!!! He is so sweet from the pictures I have seen. In the next few weeks we will also have a brand new niece Kloe Lynn and I absolutely cannot wait to have a baby niece who lives in Arizona! Here is a pic of Callan. Josh says he looks like popeye here. Oh well...he's cute!

HOUSE. People always ask how are house is coming along. It is coming along nicely! We are really loving our home! It has some quirks and WAY to many plant shelves...and the sunroom still has a weird odor BUT it is ours and it is improving with every trip to Lowe's that we make. I am still in search of the perfect throw pillows and shall make my way to the Anthropologie clearance section this weekend to see what they have. Just this week we heard that the government is offering a $200 tax rebate for old fridges - and we currently have TWO so we MIGHT get a new stainless steel pretty fridge. I am super excited about this prospect. Ah....I have totally reached the age where a new fridge excited me. Hello adulthood.

Now, if I had the money and the decorating skills I would want one of these fridges....seriously, how freaking cute is this?

But alas, stainless steel will just have to do! And I would be super thankful for a new fridge. Ours is just off white and I think from 1992. Totally keeping food cold and doing it's job, just am not loving it's largeness and off whiteness and scratched-ness.

Anyways....that's our life in a nutshell. And by nutshell I mean really long blog with lots of pictures. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hello blog readers.

Well, I've been completely unmovitvated to blog since the death of my digi cam. I've been reading lots of blogs lately and they all have lovely pictures and I have major blog envy. And then I think - "Lindsey, you can paint a picture with your words." But I actually think that might be a crappy picture and who wants to read 1000 words when they can just look at a picture and be done with it?

But shoot, I am just gonna go for it.

As far as home improvement goes, we have not done too much. We are ALMOST at a stopping point. Meaning, nothing is driving me TOO crazy. We have replaced most of our super ugly ceiling fans, and some brass light fixtures and finally painted our room a light light grey. Currently, I love the color grey and would paint my whole entire house shades of grey if josh would let me.

The next project will probably be project skylight.

You see we have a skylight in our kitchen - but what did the previous owners do? They stuck a giant flourescent beam of light IN the skylight. People - the sun is meant to light that space, not this ugly bulb. So alas, I think we will take that light out, paint the skylight white and put in another light where one final horrendous brass ceiling fan remains. I don't think I need a ceiling fan in the kitchen anyways. Especially if it is brass and looks like it hasnt been cleaned since 1993.

In between projects, I must say I spend way too much time spying on my neighbors. They are not really all that interesting. I dont suspect they are running a meth lab or a drop house or anything, I just like to watch them for some reason because I am creepy and curious like that.

I am not sure of thier names, but they have a cocker spaniel named moxie and they take moxie and their sweet little son on a walk every single night. It is a young-ish couple, the dad is in med school. They seem lovely and one time the lady brought us over pumkin cookies but I was in the shower and josh answed the door and had to take the pumpkin cookies without me meeting the lady. I was sad, but I still ate her pumpkin cookies and they were very good.

Along with baking pumpkin cookies and taking moxie on walks I also gather that this lady loves flags. I know this because each major (nd minor)holiday there is a new flag outside their house to celebrate. Usually it has snoopy or Charlie Brown on it. So far she has had a fall flag, a thanksgiving flag, a Christmas flag, a winter flag, a st. patricks day flag, a spring flag, a valentines day flag and an easter flag. We haven't even made it thru the year and I have made note of 8 flags. Although I am not a flag decorating kind of person I certainly appreciate the effort she puts forth in being festive.

It makes me like her and her flag tendencies. Also, it makes me think that she is Type A. I mean, as soon as Easter was over - there was a new flag up by yesterday morning. I call her the flag ninja because I have never seen her change a flag, yet after each holiday - the very next day there is a new flag celebrating the season. It is totally endearing. Menwhile, I will probably keep my "this way to the bunny trail" cheesy wooden Easter sign in my lawn till mid-July. Oh well.