Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Zoo with my Boo

When we woke up on Memorial Day Monday and did the usual letting Mitzi out to do her biz-nass, I realized how unusually nice the weather was and how bad we had to get out. 

I decided that Dave needed a day to himself. I usually have to beg him to do something for himself, but this time wasn't so hard, thank goodness. Men need their alone/guy time. Even if they say they don't or don't say anything at all, they do. 

One of my awesome aunts (who's a lot more like a sister) met us with her hubby and youngest son Alec. Owyn loves his big cousins. 

[Owyn and his cuz]

Owyn's favorite part of the zoo was the cwack-coooor. Or as we call them, tractors. 

The day turned out to be a great success. Dave came home from record shopping/day drinking with his pal with huge smiles. I love seeing him happy.

Memorial Day BBQ

Over our weekend we had some of our lovely friends over for a little BBQ. Four of those friends just so happen to also be engaged (!) (two couples) so I got to share all of my wedding planning with people who might possibly care just a little.  

 Tony is playing guitar at our wedding and was showing us some songs that we might like and Owyn was jammin' out with him. He loves his uncle Tony! He thinks he's the coolest thing around. He followed him around with his guitar in hand and played along side of him all night. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Feeling Icky

 I had a really yucky few days during the end of the week. 

I woke up Thursday morning at 4am feeling really sick. I was nauseated, drained and experiencing vertigo.  I ended up calling in and staying in bed all day. I felt the same on Friday and Saturday.

On Saturday I went back to work barely spoke a word to anyone all day. I was still feeling weird and wanted to go home and go to bed. 

Eventually the time came, and I got to be with my babes and cook them one of our favorite meals for dinner. 

Did you know that it is absolutely impossible to stay down when you come home to this: 

It's true! 

p.s., notice my new beautiful ring? grad gift! green amethyst. 

Breaded Chicken Parmesan with Spinach Noodles and Sun-dried Tomatoes:

Accidental Traditions

It's become a tradition to take Owyn to do something fun on Fridays. 
I ask my jobs to give me Mondays and Fridays off. 
I use Monday to clean and rest and Friday to party.

This Friday we went to the pool with our friends Brittany and Gage. 
Owyn loves the water. He is a natural. 

Friday night Dave came home with gifts! 
He brought Owyn a motorcycle and play doh. He brought me a bottle of Pinot Grigio. 
Good man.. 

Owyn is obsessed with his new toys. He didn't let the motorcycle out of his sight for a few days. 
We went out to Joe's Farm Grill for dinner and waited in line for an hour to order our food. But, it was still lovely.

{Owyn hangin out at home working on a very important paper with a fry in his mouth. ha}

{tired and dirty from a long day in the sun}

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Overuse. It's Possible, my Friends.

I love Raising Hope, so when I saw this episode I was rolling on the floor with laughter and joy. Finally someone has made one of my pet peeves a laughing matter.

Words are the way to speak your emotions.  Punctuation can be your best friend, or your enemy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wedding Mumbo-Jumbo

So I finally started planning our wedding. 
We have so many really neat things planned. I can't wait to see how everything turns out! 

a little sneaky peaky..

Dave and I are collaborating on invitation designs. 
Dave is very creative and talented in the graphic design dept., so I give him my rough idea's and he turns them into magic. I was telling him what I want as for a map and he was wanting to know what the invitations were going to be like. I showed him the actual invites and envelopes and he didn't like them. So, today he came home with all of these sample books of different papers and envelope sizes and started talking all this printing mumbo-jumbo.

So now our invitation are going to be a lot more elaborate than I was thinking. Which means more time. And more money. I guess this is why people always end up going over their budget??

At least I can turn over the invitation responsibility, right? 

At any rate, I can NOT wait to see how they turn out!
(i just like saying that phrase and wanted to throw it in)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Green Thumb

 I really suck at keeping plants alive. 
I even killed a cactus recently. How does one kill a cactus??
I didn't even think it was possible if you tried, but ey, I guess it is. 
I just planted these flowers Saturday and they are already looking a bit weepy. 

Good thing I got this kid put to work. Hopefully he'll be better at gardening than me.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Peach Pickin'

Peach Festival

Yesterday morning we took Owyn to a peach festival. 

How cute does that sound?
Last weekend at work I heard a woman tell her kids they were going to a peach festival and my ears perked up like a little doggy. Peach festival? (I just like saying it). I did a little research and just had to take my two favorite boys. 

Owyn had the time of his life. We road the hay ride, pet little baby goats, road little tricycles, got bit my a horse, picked peaches, at huge hot dogs and soaked in the sun. It was perfect.