Friday, May 30, 2008

Feb. Ski Trip

So... this was in February, but we just got the pictures this week. This was the first time either of us had been skiing. It was a great time, but I'm glad it's warm out now! :)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Deck Blog III

The deck the way it looks now, about 98% complete, just need to finish the sides of the pergola. Totally ready to party on though. (see below)

The Graduate

I finally have my Masters degree! YEA! It has been three long years, and I still can't believe I don't have to go back to class. My mom, stepdad, grandma & 2 brothers came up for the event. They also helped a lot with the deck and the party.

The school had a reception showcasing the graduate portfolios and final projects.

Here I am sitting at my table with my wine labels.

And here we are just after graduation. I look so silly in a cap and gown. Sorry it's a blurry photo, that's all I have right now. I'm pretty sure my parents took about a hundred pictures, so I may post one of those when I get them.

Thank God for Spring!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bye-bye Comcast

I did it. I finally called and cancelled our cable. We have been cable free for 5 days now! Soon, we will be totally Comcast free. We are switching our internet over to Verizon, which all together will save us $110 per month! We also signed up with Netflix. We ended up saving so much money by getting rid of Comcast that Netflix is a drop in the bucket. Plus, we get to see lots of great movies! If you have any recommendations, let us know.

The deck continues to come along, and the flowers are blooming. I'm sure we'll post a 'flowers of our yard' blog at some point soon.

I am "unofficially" finished with my masters degree!!! I had the last class and presentation on Thursday night. This weekend my family is coming into town, Monday is a reception for the Publications Design master degree students, and Wednesday is graduation. Hopefully the deck will be completed by the next Saturday for our graduation/deck-warming party. I am so looking forward to all of the free time to read, sew, enjoy the deck, and plan a wedding. By the way, the next time I tell any of you that I'm thinking about going back to school, feel free to slap me. :)

So, all in all, we've been pretty busy, but not much else to report.

Hope all the mama's had a happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Deck Blog II

Rose cutting balusters on the chop saw.

New posts for the awning.

Almost got my arm ripped off here.

out with the old

Proper hydration is important when working in sunny weather. I swear I didn't drink the beer while using the saws, I made Rose hold it. ...sorry Shaun.

hanging stair stringers

Done enough for chairs.

Almost there