Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Been awhile

Well it's been awhile since I've put anything up.  From the outside it wouldn't seem like much is going on that should keep me from posting, but from here it's been crazy!  Last week we took Ryker for his 6 month well baby.  He is one "healthy" boy.  He came in at a whopping 28 in and 19 lbs!!  Strangely enough his weight is only in the 75th while his length is in the 97th.  I thought it was interesting!  He's sitting up by himself all the time now.  He loves to play with toys and books.  He's even started drawing his knees underneath him like he's going to crawl.  I guess we better start checking the house and putting things up high.  Last week after his shots my poor boy was sick the entire night.  Two nights later Tres and I came down with the same thing at the same time.  I actually called my parents at 2:00 am (that's right AM) to come pick up Ryker.  I felt terrible, but without going into detail there was noway he was going to get the attention he needed for the night if he stayed there.  We're lucky to live so close that we can call on them in emergencies like that.  It's rare that Tres or I get sick, so for us to be that sick at the exact same time was truly odd...  Anyways.  I guess that about does it.  We're all back to our usual happy selves here.  Spring Break is coming up and I can't wait!

Mandi Lou

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Working on it

Since Tres and I moved into our apartment 6 months ago neither of us have truly been happy with how it looked.  We had a few other things keeping us busy and unable to do much about it.  Well 6 months later we've finally taken some advice (thank you Aunt Claudia) and had a little help (thanks mom) getting it together.
This is my new work station under our stairs.  My mom helped me a lot with the back of the book shelf and the cleaning out.
 Here's part of the dinning area. The hutch is one of my favorite pieces we have.  It is actually the hutch that was used in my parents house for years.  Tres and I painted it before we got married.  Notice the bee hive cookie jar.  This was a $6 find at Pier 1.  Thanks Mom!!
 The rest of the dinning area.  The "Menu" chalk board will eventually be hung in the kitchen.  I'll show pictures of that later.
 This is part of the back wall.  The book shelf is reserved for all things crafting.  It's what backs up to my desk under the stairs.
 Still on the back wall.  I plan to paint Tres' computer cabinet sometime.
 Here's the living area.
 Here's a sneek peak at my kitchen.  I'm working on the window treatment and reorganizing.
  I hope you enjoyed a look into the downstairs of our love nest.  We're still excitedly working on it!  I'll post as I add and tweak it.

Mandi Lou