Showing posts from September, 2011

My husband can COOK!

Yeah, he just handed me a steaming bowl of jambalaya with a beer - seriously could a Monday night be any better?

Anyways, I wanted to blog tonight to show the world our new washer and dryer. Yes, you've got that right I'm blogging about a washer and dryer. So. What.

Doesn't it look SO COOL? It makes music too!

I just ate two bowls of this steaming wonderfulness - guess I should go lay on the couch.


Just another busy week...

I can't believe it's Sunday already - I feel like I've barely been home! Yesterday we went to go see Sarisa's baby and her house! Brynn is such a sweetie - such little petite features.

Pretty soon Teresa will be holding her own baby!

We had lunch at Granite City and was able to see her husband there too!

Saturday night was pizza and movie night (except that Johnny fell asleep 10 minutes in to the movie ;) ) We made two homemade pizza's - soooo good I forgot to take pictures!

Today I went to work for about four hours - this time of year is crazy! My aunt and cousins were in town so I met them for lunch on my way home from work.

We're watching Bridesmaids right now. Oh my gosh. This movie is hilarious! I love the SNL girls. I'm also reading Bossypants right now - also good!

Tonight I was getting out Halloween decorations and found a pumpkin headband we'd been given last year (I was just attempting to post a picture of this, but it takes too long! I'll …

Ya gotta have patience, man.

Let me start this post by talking about my afternoon. First of all, why would anyone ever thing doing a "popcorn" ceiling was a good idea? Hmmm? Maybe ours was just faulty. 
This afternoon I decided to continue using the brown-ish paint to paint our front entry way. It's a tiny spot, so I figured it would take an hour, two tops. Before I started, Johnny mentioned painting the ceiling because it did look pretty bad. So, I set out painting the ceiling and started to noticed little paint balls were coming off EVERYWHERE. I was so annoyed and didn't even snap a picture. At one point, I realized there was a bare spot on the ceiling from all the little balls coming off. I knew Johnny had his hole filling scraper thing in the other room, so I ran to get it (of course before laying out a towel, sort of) and the ceiling junk came off with barely ANY effort at all! I had globs of little painty balls all over the floor, but it was really kind of satisfying peeling the ceiling of…

10 years ago...

I was a sophomore in high school. I remember where I was September 11th 2001 - in study hall from band, hanging out in the commons when the attacks came on tv. Not much was accomplished that day, other than watching this horrible event play out on tv. Johnny and I have been glued to the History Channel all day - we've been watching 102 Minutes that Changed America. There were a lot of things I'd never heard or seen before, ever year it's so hard to realize that actually happened.

10 years ago doesn't seem that long ago, but since then I've met my sister for the first time, graduated college, got married, watched my little brother graduate college, bought a house. All things I never would've seen had I or members of my family been affected by 9/11.

Wheew - how to continue this post after talking about 9/11.

Here's how our weekend played out!

Friday night I cleaned (and watched Caleb ride his bike!) while Johnny and Zeb worked in the garage on Johnny's ad…

I'm an aunt - again!

Today, my nephew was born! Sterling Deren Brooks Brandt, and it sounds like he gave his mom hell! I still don't know details, except that he was three weeks early and ended up being c-section. From what I hear, having a baby is quite exhausting, so I suppose I'll give them some space for a few days. I'm hoping to hear more soon though! As soon as I have pictures, I will for sure post them!

"Auntie Em, Auntie Em!!" Like in Wizard of Oz - get it? That's me!

Ok, gotta be out the door around 6 am (this is my goal!). Night!

Labor Day Weekend

Holy FOOD weekend! Wow - I think I ate way too much today. We hadn't had a Hardee's breakfast in over a year, so we thought today would be a good idea! I honestly don't know why I thought it was ever good! The biscuit was way to oily and salty - just too much!

Where did I leave off? Let's see...

Saturday morning my mom and I went to the farmer's market in Cedar Rapids and found a few good things! And then.... the rain came!
I bought a potato bread that I later cut up to eat with a spinach dip that a friend had given me for my birthday! After the market we got our nails done, they did a wonderful job - only it was SUPER expensive! Good thing it was my birthday ;)

That night we tried to watch the ISU game on tv, Johnny had bought the game online and we watched it on our tv - the last half. Their website was down most of the first half - so that was a bummer. BUT! They won! I didn't really mind who won, since they were playing the school I went to! UNI!

Sunday, we …

It's my birthday! Don't ask how old I am.

Last night my lovely friends showed up with a limo and took us to a winery! It was beautiful! We did a tasting and ordered a few pizzas. We ended up getting to sit and taste/eat in the reserve room ALL to ourselves! They let us go on to the balcony and take a few pictures as well. I was so happy we picked this place - it worked out perfect!

I should probably tend to our guests - I'll post more tomorrow!

New header!

Do you love?! Ok, maybe it's kind of kindergarten-ish - but it has a special meaning to Johnny and I. :)

I drew a picture of it and then drew it on my computer - I wasn't planning for him to be a bee, but that's how it turned out!

I'm getting excited for this weekend! I'll post a re-cap sometime this weekend.