A Flashback

Nine years ago today, G and I tied the knot!  I can’t believe it.  I was 26 and George was 45…I don’t think any of us thought we’d still be married or alive at 35 and 54.  Wow.  And because I know all of you love looking at wedding photos…here are some of my favorites!

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I like the next one because you can’t really tell which guy is the groom…

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Just a little creepy.

My beautiful bridesmaids:

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Em always knows how to make me laugh.  And she tells a good story.

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I’m happy to say that I still love my dress!

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We had a fun night.

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And the only thing that’s changed…

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is my hair color!

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A Graduation!

On Friday, a bunch of us attended my brother-in-law’s graduation.  Considering I can barely get dressed and work in the same day, it’s pretty impressive that he’s been able to get his bachelor’s degree while working full-time and raising a billion kids family.

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My Dad and Jamison’s Mom flew in for the ceremony, too!

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All of us that weren’t working showed up to embarrass Jamison and behave like monsters clap, scream, yell and cheer for him.  I know he loved it.

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George was working so I hung out with my crazy best friend…

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She was so proud of her dad that she pointed at him throughout the ceremony and whispered (she doesn’t know how to whisper, btw) “THAT’S MY DADDY!

It was adorable.  Congratulations Jamison, you deserve it!

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Lately…

There’s been a lot of family time…

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WITH BING!!  He’s had a pretty good run without a cone on his head so we’re proud of him.  And this is what he looks like almost every night when I go to bed.  F*cking cat.  He’s too comfortable.

Oh and family time with these girls too:

IMG_20150614_110007The nieces…so cute together.  And Ken’s hair!  OMFG.

We had a garage sale at our house!

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It was mostly my Mom and Tim’s stuff, but we put a few things in too.  G and I made $5!!  But we got rid of a few things we marked as free so that was helpful.  Kennedy came over to help with the garage sale and stole my glasses:

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She thought it was hilarious to take that picture.

 Mom and Tim moved much closer to us so we can now go to the farmers market together…and my mom can buy me sweet peas!

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Last Saturday, George and I got tickets for a string orchestra concert and we really enjoyed it!  G was not excited when I told him I got tickets, but he ended up having a really good time.

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It reminded me of when I was in college and used to go to every concert at the university.  Crazy.  Oh and I can still play the harp!

IMG_20150516_151429I’ve played three times in the last month!  Time to go on the road!

George and I have been completely sucked into the tv lately.  I feel like there are so many shows we need to watch.  We just finished all 4 seasons of Homeland, just started season 3 of Orange is the New Black and we’re watching True Detective.  I’m totally obsessed with Big Brother, too.  I decided I needed something to do while I watch tv (besides gaining 200 pounds) and I found…

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Adult coloring books!!!  I ordered one from Amazon.  And then I ordered more colored pencils.  It’s almost time for me to have an art show.  Please let me know if you’d like to purchase some of my “art.”

On Sunday, Ken and I got tattoos:

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K had Bumblebee from Transformers and I had the yellow car from Cars.  Bad @ss.

I think that’s about it.  My Dad’s coming to town this weekend so there’s going to be even more family time!!  So I’m leaving town.  I’ll try to write another post before next year.

Hope you’re all having a great summer!

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S’mores!

We had everyone over for s’mores last night and used our fire pit for the very first time!

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My Mom came over early and made a fire so big that I thought we’d burn down the neighborhood.  Fortunately, it calmed down a bit before everyone else got here.  Wow.

We had a mix of healthy food and s’mores makings!

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I really love my white serving bowls, btw.

The fruit bowl was actually filled to the very top, but the kids went crazy for it as soon as I set it out!

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Kai and Kaz just got back from spending a month in Japan so it was a lot fun to hang out with them again.

To distract the kids from the huge bowl of sugar, Jamison gave them BUBBLES!  I had no idea this would be such a hit.

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Pure joy!

And then the kids got to make s’mores!

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It’s safe to give three kids, under the age of four, pointy sticks to play with fire, right?  Okay, good.  BTW, Kennedy picked out her shoes to go with that outfit.  Despite my sister’s best efforts to make her a tomboy, she seems to be leaning a little to the girly side of things.  Ha ha!!  Can’t wait to have a princess party for her 3rd birthday.  Too funny.

Per usual, I didn’t take any pictures of the adults at the party (we’re boring and/or hideous), but here’s a picture from Thursday night when George and I took Kennedy to the park.

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Yep, G is still wearing his jorts…sexy.  And Kennedy loves swinging with George.  She prefers that I push her.  Thanks Ken.

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A Bedroom Makeover

Okay, this is a little embarrassing.  G and I have been married for almost 9 years (together for 12) and we’ve never had a real, grown-up bedroom.  Here’s a before picture:

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Our bed was on a frame that was a bit too big.  You can’t tell from this picture, but it was one of those metal frames.  It stuck out from the end of the bed.   In the approximate 9 years we had the frame, I learned to walk around  it.  George did not.  He covered the ends of the frame in duct tape so that he wouldn’t get so banged up when he continued to run his shins into it.  Sexy.

Our nightstands were actually wood tv trays covered in a red/maroon cover.  I’ve hated them for years.  It doesn’t help that our room is not very big and there’s only one window.  The “builder’s beige” paint on the wall made it feel like a cave.  And the same color paint is on all the walls in the house.  Sad.

Anyway, after painting and getting new furniture, here’s what we have today:

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I should probably take a better picture, but I’m too lazy.  I promise it looks so.much.better.  We bought the bed first.  I wanted a bed that I could be happy with for a very long time.  Something simple. I knew I wanted a much lighter room (something very close to white) so I thought a darker bed would look nice.  After we bought the bed, I had to start painting.  The bed was going to take a few weeks to arrive and I wanted to have the bedroom painted before the bed arrived.  Well, that didn’t quite work out, but I did manage to get the wall behind the bed painted before the bed arrived.  Go me.

After I finished painting, I found nightstands and lamps.  Ikea had a sale on both the nightstands and the lamps ($14.99!) and that worked perfectly for us.  I’m still looking for new bedding, but so far, so good.

Bing was really happy we got rid of our box springs:

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Well, I guess he’s happy we put them in the backyard…so classy.  He now has a perfect view of the backyard where he can hunt for cats to fight.

The good news: I love our bedroom.

The bad news: I’m going to paint our entire house now.

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