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Thursday, October 30, 2008

We Sell Boxes Video.

So here is a little insight on the box industry... I find these two videos to be absolutely hilarious, BUT if vulgar language annoys you I suggest you take precaution when watching these two funny videos, Hope you like them and get as much of a kick out of them as I did!

Monday, October 27, 2008

My nephew is growing!

Just wanted to update everyone on my first nephew, he is growing right along with mom, both doing great and right on track. Crystal is due February 20th, she has recently started work in the nursery and I think she is getting very excited for the events to come and his arrival!
Isn't she cute!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The story of the season

Just found this while I was searching for a good pumpkin seed toasting recipe thought I would share:

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and pick out the pulp and strings.
Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet.
Sprinkle with salt and bake at 325 degrees F until toasted, about 25 minutes, checking and stirring after 10 minutes.
Let cool and store in an air-tight container

Why Carve Pumpkins?
The story of the Jack o'Lantern comes from Irish folklore. Jack was a crafty farmer who tricked the Devil into climbing a tall tree. When the Devil reached the highest branch, Jack carved a large cross in the trunk, making it impossible for the Devil to climb down. In exchange for help getting out of the tree, the Devil promised never to tempt Jack with evil again. When Jack died, he was turned away from Heaven for his sins and turned away from Hell because of his trickery. Condemned to wander the Earth without rest, Jack carved out one of his turnips, took an ember from the devil, and used it for a lantern to light his way. He became known as "Jack of the Lantern."

Pumpkin Carving Time

Saturday evening after all the fence excitement we thought it was finally time to carve our pumpkin! As I have previously mentioned Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, so I was obviously excited about this. Luke trying to be the great husband he is, came home one afternoon very proud with a big pumpkin to surprise me... It was so sweet of him except I love going to the pumpkin patch, we made a whole day of it last year, went to Eckerts, did the festival, went on the hayride, did lunch... so needless to say I was a little disappointed I missed out on all that this year. So I decided to make carving the pumpkin a fun time for us. With our favorite appetizer: hot cheesy corn dip in the oven, the Mizzou homecoming game and world series game on TV, and an early fire outside we carved our Halloween pumpkin, hope you like him.

It's completed!!!

A view of our deck and house from the back yard.

Me and Boom man enjoying our first play date in our new fenced in yard.

YES! After about 2 weeks anticipation our fence is finally finished, thanks to my lovely husband! As many of you know in our old home we had a fenced in backyard where we could easily let Boomer in and out, not worrying about anything, but at the new house we have an amazing and large yard, but unfortunately it was not fenced, so the work started 2 weekends ago, and after a lot of hard work, lots of moo lah, and much anticipation on Boomers part, (he has sat on the deck most days watching his dad hard at work waiting) It is done! We are very happy with it, and Boomer jumped for joy and ran around all afternoon.
Side note: Yes the posts that we cemented in the first day are still tall, we are going to cut them down next weekend, but wanted to do a test week making sure Boomer could or would not attempt to "clear" the fence.

Thanks you so much Luke for doing this for me before winter, I HATE the cold so it was my request to finish the project before it got any colder at 5:30 am!
Now all we have to do is open the back door :)
Hope everyone can come over soon!

One of Boomers first of many fun times in his new yard.

A view of the left of our yard and fence from the upper level of the deck.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The work goes on...

Just wanted to update you on the progress of our fence, It is almost done!!! Luke worked all weekend again and every night so far this week after work. And it is looking fabulous! I think it should all get completed this weekend, just one more section to do and the two gates!
The hard part now is Boomer can basically see his whole fence but still cant go off his leash...
I will post the final fence pictures soon, Hopefully Sunday!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Double Date Night!

Friday night we had double date night with Leslie and Jim, he was in town for a golf tourney on Saturday. On our date of fun, we encountered a fabulous hair do, Luke loved it! And Jim and Luke reminisced on their childhood friend "Shredder" and even drew us a picture of him!


Just wanted to say sorry to my blog readers for being a bit of a slacker lately, I have been a little busy and then woke up Sunday morning with the flu, no fun I couldn't keep even water down on Sunday and took off work on Monday. I hope to be feeling back to myself soon, but for now, it is to work and to bed!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A warm and toasty home

We built our first fire last night, my dad came over on Tuesday after work with the back of his truck full of nicely chopped up wood for us. So last night while I finished up dinner Luke built us a nice little toasty fire! It was nice and cozy... and kept us warm in that room all night! It smelled great too, we are going to have fires all winter long.
I made Luke take my picture relaxing in front of our cute little fire place :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Leeeeets Dooooo Itttttt!!!!

We started the construction of our fence on Sunday. After a LONG Saturday of weddings and showers, we were very tired when the work began at 8 am on Sunday. We were lucky enough to have a friend that let us borrow this huge machine, I will call it the hole digger. And to have another friend BJ, who came out all day to help, his wife and son Oscar came too. They worked for 9 hours Sunday and got all the post holes dug, posts and cement in. I don't have pictures of the fence yet since just the posts are up, but hopefully soon the rest will be done. We are not doing the entire yard, since it is pretty big, but just the left portion of it and off the deck.... Boomer is awaiting his fence very patiently!
More to come soon about the big project!

Friday, October 10, 2008

An amazing day...

My friend Meghan is 26 (I think) weeks pregnant with her first little boy. She is in a bit of a high risk situation, so her husband Nick usually goes to her ultrasounds with her, today he had to stay at work so Meghan invited me along, I was honored.

I just had to tell everyone how breathtaking it was to be there, he is already so amazing and it almost felt like this was the first time I got to meet him. Crystals ultrasound was awesome but I guess since Meghan is a bit further along I could see so much more! I saw his legs, arms, face, stomach, even his cord! He likes to touch his face and wave his hands in the air, he was probably waving at his awesome aunt Ashley, he likes to cross his little legs, and he likes to beat his heart loud, to let us know he is okay.

Good Job Meghan at making a great home for the lil' guy, and thank you for such an amazing day!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Meghan's Blog

Yeah!!!! One of my best friends started a blog, I have been the only one in my friends lately, I am excited you jumped on the blog wagon with me!
I am excited to read about your new pregnancy discoveries and the little one when he arrives!
Meghan's Blog link is to the right... so much to do, so little time.... ain't that the truth!
Love you Megs!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

One of mine and Boomer's many conversations:

Momma for me really??? You are the best, thank you so much for my new ball!
Let me just sniff it here for just a sec, you know I need to make sure it is okay!
Yes it is great! I love it! My ball! My ball! My BALL!!!

Mom, could you please stop taking my picture and let me play with my ball already... go watch the debate with dad.... okay?

Who says blondes have more fun???

Well I did it.... On Saturday I took the plunge and after a lifetime of blondness I am now a dashing brunette... if I may say so myself! I needed a change and thought about it for about a week, it is brown with some lighter and auburn highlights, and I love it, I feel like it makes me look classy and grown up... ohh I also... apparently have Christina Applegate's hairCUT from Samantha who, says my hair guru....
Well....what do you think?

Our Bedroom and New Furniture!

We have been pretty good about not buying too many new things for out house all at once but we did buy a new bedroom set! We love it and have so much room we don't know what to do with it all, we both literally still have many drawers that are empty! Luke has his own nightstand which has not happened in a very long time and we both have a foot board, which I don't think has ever happened for either of us! I got it at a discount warehouse and got a pretty good deal on it... Sorry for not making the bed, that happens about umm twice a year and this was not one of those times :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Please Pray...

For Luke's Grandfather, he has not been doing so well the past few weeks and has been in and out of the hospital, This has been hard since we cannot visit him, He is doing better now and is at home, but please keep him in your prayers!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tis the Season...

Don't get me wrong, I am all in favor of the hustle and bustle of the season, the bank accounts hitting rock bottom, the economy at an all time low, and the Christmas bonuses that it seems Uncle Sam will be getting this year.

Do we stay here and have a nice quiet Christmas, which by the way still includes three Christmas's, Or do we be the best that we can be and travel to see everyone, which would include five Christmas's one in Kansas and one in Illinois.

After all it is not about the gifts (especially this year) but it is about being with the ones you love, and this year Christmas is on a Thursday which means 3 whole (I think) days off of work!

OFF WORK.... ie: getting up early to get that last christmas item on sale, only to find out people camped out at midnight and it is gone, wrapping presents you probably shouldnt of splurged on in the first place, endless phone calls to family to figure out when holiday schedules will coinside, and of course once you get home, checking your work e mail.....

This is our first year as a married couple, and also the first Christmas in FIVE years Luke and I will not exchange gifts, we figured the house could be our gift to each other.... Biggest present I've ever got.... and one less gift to buy!

On another note, are Christmas Cards really worth it, I mean are they really that much fun to get in the mail?