Monday, July 20, 2009

The big blue room

When we moved into our house over a year ago we had big plans for our main living spaces...some have been completed others are still on the list (which is to be expected). One of the extra rooms turned into somewhat of a storage space (see pictures below and you will see what I mean). This room was HUGE and BLUE (ceiling and all). We knew when we bought the house we would want to paint it. So this past March over my spring break I spent a few days priming and painting the walls. It seemed like a simple enough task except for the fact that underneath the girlie border was another border that had been painting over! We sprayed, scraped, steamed, and scraped some more. Not much progress was being made so I made a decision that we were just going to cover up the dark blue with some lovely white bead board. I am very excited about the idea and I hope that it will look somewhat like how I imagine it in my head (we'll see). Okay enough is a picture of the room when we moved in. Please remember that we are not even close to being finished with this room I just wanted you to see the beautiful crown molding that Alec installed this weekend! I LOVE it! He's quite the handy man! 

The blue room before
the border that was around the room
The new color on the wall and ceiling and the wonderful crown molding!
See what I mean about this room being our extra storage room!
The bead board will come up to the top of the light blue paint on the wall.
I think one of the reasons that this room is taking so long to finish is because Alec knows I want to make it a nursery for when we have a baby (which is not going to be anytime soon so don't get excited) and he thinks the quicker it gets finished the sooner I will want to have baby. Haha, he kills me! 

Friday, July 17, 2009


Alec was so kind to remind me that I had not blogged about the vegetable garden lately. So here it is:

A jalapeno
The beginning of a bell pepper...I love bell pepper, they are great to eat for a snack!
Banana Pepper
The squash has successfully taken over the garden. We definitely won't be planting as many next year! Here is the most recent picture of the garden. Its been very exciting to watch our veggies grow.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Roaring River 2009

This past weekend me and Alec headed out for the annual Roaring River camping trip. Its always a great time spent with family and friends. Anyone who knows me knows I'm not much of an "outdoorsy" kinda gal but I love going to RR. This was my 4th year to go camping at RR and I think it was the hottest year by far! We had a wonderful time relaxing, playing with our niece and nephews, fishing, sitting in the river, hanging out with friends, and spending time with Alec's family! I could give you lots of details and stories from the trip but honestly I don't feel like typing that much so here are some pictures. Also if you are interested in looking at all of the Roaring River pictures they are on my Flickr account. I would love for you to check them out and leave me comments! I love to get feedback on my pictures! These are just a few of my fav's.
Dinner with friends at the Yeats camp.
The marrieds
High School Buddies
I love my niece Emerson!
And so does her BoBo (Emerson definitely has the cutest swimsuits ever!)

Uncle Alec helping Kaleb through the rapids

To jump or not to jump...that is the question.
I love these boys...too cute!
Don't forget to check out my Flickr sight for more pictures :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another one

We randomly got a new dog...

After a day full of arguing/discussing whether or not to get a new dog, I gave in. Alec had been wanting another dog since the day we brought Babette home last summer. I, however, was completely content with one dog. So over the course of a year Alec had brought up another dog in casual conversation quite frequently and I would just brush it off like nothing had been said. Until one day I might have entertained the thought for a half a second (just to get Alec's hopes up...only to crush them). Alec was persistent though and started looking online for French bulldog puppies. And what are the odds that he found a puppy in Tulsa only 4 miles from our house (are you kidding me)! After being harassed for hours about this puppy I told him we could just go by and see the puppy (bad idea). We left the breeders house that night in love. An hour later we went back by and put down the deposit. 

We have now had him for two weeks...he is nine weeks old, 6 pounds, and so cute!

His name is Fronk (like from Father of the Bride)

They love to play with this stick!
I absolutely LOVE this looks like both the dogs are smiling.