Saturday, January 19, 2008


This afternoon Chad and I bought drapes for our living room. Fortunately we were able to get them up in about two hours. We love them and think they make a big difference in the look of the room.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mom's birthday was Tuesday and I made this bag for her. It was harder and more detailed than the pattern let on but overall I think it turned out cute.

Monday, January 14, 2008


Chad and I took snowboarding lessons on Friday. It wasn't a completely disastrous experience, but for me it wasn't a success either. After falling more times than I could count I decided to give it a rest. And by rest I mean I sat down on a bench and watched Chad finish his lessons for the rest of the day.

It was a fun day, but snowboarding is super hard. I completely got the head-straight-down-the-mountain-at-a-good-speed part of snowboarding, but throw in stopping, turning or slowing down and I was toast. Every time. And it hurt. I never knew my body could twist and turn in so many unnatural and ungraceful positions. So after a full-force face-plant into the ice I decided I was done.

Chad, on the other hand, rocked it. He went to both the morning lesson and the afternoon lesson and picked the sport up pretty quickly. Don't get me wrong, he fell too, but not nearly as often as I did. By the end of the day he was stopping, turning, doing the "falling leaf" and more.

That's him in the top photo turning so he doesn't hit crowd. If that were me I would've plowed right into them.

But I tried, which is something, right? And hey, at least I looked the part.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Getting Closer

Our ottoman finally arrived! Pair that with our new coffee and end tables (thanks Dad and Mom) and the living room is really starting to come together. All that's left to find is a stylish entertainment center, orange area rug, paint on the walls and some additional art and we'll be set. But so far, so good, right?