Friday, October 16, 2009

Sweet Deals!!

My friend Jill is the best saver I know, and is notorious for finding the most unheard of and amazing deals around. She just started a new blog at - everyone interested in saving a little hard-earned dough should follow this blog! Alot of the deals are online, which makes them easily accessible for everyone. It will change your life!
It's in case you missed it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

It's a BOY!

Ryan & I were thrilled to find out on Friday that we are expecting a little boy! I'm still trying to peel Ryan off of the ceiling, he was so excited at the doctors office that he was high fiving and skipping around like a little school boy. March 5, 2010 is his due date, and we cannot wait for him to be here with us.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


It's been a couple of months since we've updated our blog! I'm going to try really hard to be a little better at this. But just to cover what's happened...
I got through finals alive, and was able to celebrate a 2 year anniversary and my birthday the same week. It was fun a fun and crazy week. I started working full time over the summer, and immediately we began renovating our house. We painted, put in wood floors, redecorated, and refinished our fireplace and dining table and chairs. Pictures coming SOON! It was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Ryan got a new job selling life insurance for AIL. It's still not his favorite thing to do, but we're very blessed for him to even have a job in this economy. Overall we're doing great, we're very happy and feeling very blessed.

Monday, April 20, 2009

We're Alive!

It's been a CRAZY couple of months as usual! Filled with School, Work, Church Duties & a little Vacationing on the side. Sadly, we lost MOST of our vacation photos in a freak memory card accident. :( I have been so upset I've hardly taken a picture since. Don't judge us by these pictures...I promise we took good ones. In March we took a cruise to the Carribean, and it was fabulous. These pictures are on the ship from formal night with Miguel our server, at the Chicago Airport with Honest Abe, and in San Juan the day we flew out. Ryan got called to be an Assistant Scout Master to the 11 year olds. Which we are both thrilled about! Other than that we are just living the dream, day to day!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm a bad bad blogger.

I'm running on the thought of better late than never lately!

Here are some pictures from Finals Week December 2008. It was a busy crazy week. Ryan helped me work on a chair made of nothing but cardboard, glue and some strategically placed screws. (shhh!) For the Critique you have to sit in it; which meant a couple of things 1) A man most definitely created this assignment 2)I was not going to make a flimsy chair.
 Ryan was so sweet to help me, especially since I'm difficult to be around when I am having an artistic vision. After 20 or so hours spent on the chair I had to just take a deep breath and say "oh well". I would do many things differently next time I decide to build a cardboard chair... if that ever happens. 
Last day of finals I took some time out of a stress-fest to have a pedicure with Shelly-bean. We were absolutely crazy because it was snowing like a maniac. And so we ended up running around with freezing little toes. 
Ryan's family picked me up from school and we went straight to Las Vegas. I would honestly never choose to do that ever ever ever again. By the end of the day I was ready to kill over. ahhhh....memories.