Monday, March 30, 2009

Home Improvements

I have been meaning to post these for a while but I am just getting around to it. In our last place I didn't feel compelled to make many improvements because I just didn't like the place. However, in our new place I have been busy making little changes that I think are quite nice. So, for your viewing pleasure here are the changes I have made.



Kitchen Shelves 1:

Kitchen Shelf 2:
Notice the painted wall. I love it. We used the same color on another wall that is not pictured and it is so nice to look at a colored wall instead of white all the time. Chris actually admitted how much he liked it despite his initial opposition to painting.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I don't have many pet peeves but one of them definitely is when a stranger calls me "honey," "sweetheart," or anything of that nature. I was just on the phone with a lady from a plumbing company and she called me "honey." UHG!

Those types of words are strictly reserved for my husband and family.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Soccer Champs!

Chris has been playing once a week in a soccer league and last night was their "championship" game. They played one game at 7:00pm and won 4-0 and played another game at 8:00pm and won 5-3 (I think?). Hooray for the soccer champs!

They were awarded T-shirts and an offer to play in the upper division league...but they decided they prefer the lower division they are currently in.

None of these people read my blog so I don't feel bad for posting this sweet sweaty picture of them after their great win!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I happened to be browsing Forever21 online and spotted this little number. Oh my! This brings me back to 3rd grade when my friends actually wore these things. I never wore one, I was more into the spandex shorts with shirts so big it looks like your aren't wearing shorts look.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

GMAT Nerves

Chris is taking the GMAT this Saturday and every time I think about it I get crazy nervous. He has definitely put in the work in order to do well but you never know what could happen. Don't get me wrong, I am confident in the man's abilities but this is a very important test. He can always take it again if he wants to do better but considering we just dropped $250 for this test I really hope he does great the first time.

Remember I said that Chris's company is making people take two months off unpaid? Well, his first month is ending this week and he returns to work on Monday. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to see him so much! I come home everyday to him diligently studying and I try to leave him alone for a couple more hours so he can continue doing so, but man, I love seeing him so often. I have been spoiled the last 4 weeks but that additional paycheck will be great!

Monday, March 9, 2009


So, we moved...all the way down the block. Yes, we packed up our stuff and moved down the street. We basically did it for me. I was tired of having a disgusting kitchen, loud neighbors, a tiny closet, a leaky ceiling, and 50 visible layers of paint on the walls. The new place isn't any bigger but I love it because the kitchen is much much brighter, we have a great closet, the bathroom isn't connected to our bedroom, I haven't heard a peep from our neighbors, and the building is a heck of a lot nicer than our old place.

I did not do well capturing the chaos that took place while moving but I took some pictures that show a small part of the mess. These pictures were taken after we spent the day trying to put things in their place but there was still stuff everywhere. Notice the paint on the kitchen wall, we also painted a wall in the living room and I love it!

I still have a lot of odds and ends to figure out and shelves to put up but it has come a long way from this. I will post pictures when everything is in its place.

PS-Thank you to everyone who helped us move! It was funny to see out stuff being walked down the street but hey, it was a quick move.