Saturday, December 31, 2011

What a Year!

Boy, has it been a year for us.  It's been a life changing, busy year.

In March, Nick and I got married!

We spent most of the summer looking for a house, after a rejected offer, a lost short sale, and 2 bidding wars, we finally got a house.

We have been working on the house since we moved in, but we found some time to buy new vehicles for ourselves in December.

It has been quite a year, and we're excited about 2012.  You will hear about our plans for 2012 soon.  How was your 2011?
Saturday, December 24, 2011

Guest Room Update

Nick's parents are in town for the holidays, so we had to get the guest room together before they came.  I had a Dwell duvet that I bought on clearance years ago for a future guest room.  We picked up a mattress and box spring on Black Friday, and I found the bed frame at, a couple days later.  We picked up all the extra bedding needs, and finally put it all together.  The room is not complete, but it's getting there. 



So there it is.  What do you think?
Sunday, December 18, 2011


We having been looking into getting new cars for awhile now.  We spent Thursday night, and all day Saturday looking for a deal.  We were able to get a deal, and drove away with them last night.  Nick got a Nissan Altima, and I got a Nissan Frontier. 

It's a nice Xmas gift for us; and anniversary, and birthday, and arbor day gift.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Cooking

I've had a couple days off, after spending the weekend in Las Vegas with family, so I decided to get the holiday baking done.  I made a cookie tree, chocolate chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal rum raisin, and cowboy cookies (cranberries, oats, coconut, white chocolate chips, and walnuts) and chocolate covered pretzels. This is the sampling that my coworkers will get, the rest of the batches are for the family.

Last year, my boss would sneak into the lab, and take the chocolate covered pretzels.  He doesn't know I saw him, last year.  I made more for him again this year. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Many people know that I collect fortune cookie fortunes.  I have well over 100 fortunes, and have been waiting for something to do with all of them.  I finally decided to make a treasure hunt of fortunes throughout the house.  There are 20 or so fortunes around the house.

I even set some on each of our night stands that describe ourselves.  This is the one I picked out for Nick.  Boy, does he have an ego now!

I will randomly post pictures of the other fortunes.

Many fortunes are in your future!