Saturday, May 31, 2008

I saw a certain movie this weekend.....

And this was in it- and I love it :) Let me know if you saw the movie- let's discuss!!

Immortal Beloved letters by Voltaire....The Third Letter
Good morning, on July 7
Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us - I can live only wholly with you or not at all - Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits - Yes, unhappily it must be so - You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart - never - never - Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life - Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men - At my age I need a steady, quiet life - can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day - therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once - Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
ever thine
ever mine
ever ours

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Garage sale update

This week we are house and pet sitting for some friends, so I'm a little behind on the blog updates.

This past weekend, when we returned from Florida, I hit up a few garage sales.
For $3.25 I got:
3 paint rollers
2 kitchen aid silicone trivets, never used
1 kitchen aid pot grabber thing, never used
4 childrens books
4 handmade and cute stone coasters
2 book crates

Just had to brag :) Have you'all found anything good lately at garage sales?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

We're back!

Here's some of my pictures from the trip....

Sunday: almost all day spent with Southwest...
Monday: on the ship Tuesday: in CoCo Cay Wed: @ Atlantis!!!
Thursday: day at sea
Friday: a very long day but a beautiful sunset on the way to Tulsa

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Andrea's wedding

Couldn't leave for the trip without posting pictures from one of my best friend's wedding....It was perfect weather for an outside wedding on the golf course!

(I love my new camera- I used the zoom feature for this photo- I was 1/2 way across the room! Don't they look cute?)Brandon and I

Andrea and I

See ya in a week!

We leave for our cruise/vacation tomorrow morning! Had a great coupon and garage sale week- I hope to post aboutthe coupon/grocery trip when I get back.

Have a great week :)

weekly pictures

Tuesday: we went to vote @ 6pm, and we were voter #'s 99 and 100! Isn't that kinda sad?Wed: Mom and dad's house is offically sold! Friday- Brandon tried sushi for the 1st time @ Andrea's rehersal dinnerSaturday- Karen and I went to some neighborhod garage sales! I got all of this plus a fireplace set for $8!!! (it's all for my SLP job @ the elementary school)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

fix-up plans

I already have plans for fixing up the new house. 1st- trimming those bushes in the front! Then, taking down that wallpaper in the kitchen, and repainting most of the house to colors that are more our style.

Here's one part of the house I don't know how to fix:
The board holding up the microwave sticks way out- it's such wasted space.
Any ideas?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the house

Well, we passed inspection! So, we have the green light on the house.....just have to wait til June 30th to close (the only downfall w/ this house is the late closing date)
So, here's the front:
part of the kitchen... adoreable 1/2 bath.....
gotta love this pantry....
the living room.....
this room is HUGE- you just can't tell it by the picture. The family we are buying the house from has 5 kiddos. This room was shared by 2 girls and counts as the 4th bedroom. We are going to paint and make this room our media room.
the other 2 bedrooms upstairs......

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

few days late..

I'm a few days late w/ my project 365 posts!
Saturday- took down all the graduation cards......
Sunday- Happy Mother's day Mom!
Monday- out shopping @ Lowes and Home Depot- looking @ prices :)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Offer Accepted!

The home owners accepted our final counter offer! We will have our home inspection this coming Wed. @ 5:30pm.

After we pass inspection I'll allow myself to be more excited about this house, and post pictures on here again!
But, I figure I can give you'all some details in the interim......The house is almost 2,200 sq feet. It's a more country style house on a corner lot. It's blue and has a white porch w/ a swing :)
The downstairs has hardwood floors, a great living room w/ fireplace, eat in kitchen, formal dining room, hall bath, semi-open kitchen, laundry room w/ a clothes chute from upstairs, master bedroom, walk-in closet and a master bathroom (that we hope to redo in a year or two).
The upstairs has the other 3 bedrooms, a floored attic (over the garage), a full bath and a funky but large/short closet.

Brandon and I went furniture shopping today- we will have to get 1 or 2 'snuggle' (over sized) chairs and a formal dining room table for downstairs. We started getting excited again when we were out shopping.
We are going to turn the large, odd shaped 4th bedroom upstairs into a media room- so we'll need a new tv and couch/loveseat, etc. for that.

We still think/talk about the 1st house- I know things happen for a reason though. It was hard to move past that house, but once inspection goes well on this house, I think we'll feel relieved and less guarded about this house.

Friday, May 9, 2008


We found another we're putting in an offer tonight!

I just hope it works out- we are much more reserved and weary of getting too excited about it.....

Thursday, May 8, 2008

bad news..........

By a complete miracle today, we found out that we aren't going to be able to get the house.

Brandon and I are sad, but it's a blessing we discovered the title problem now- these problems usually aren't found til closing!

So, we're back to house hunting :(

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Sunday's photo:

writing graduation thank you notes....

This week has been a busy week for us! We met w/ a lender and were pre-approved for a home loan. We started looking at houses and have found one we really like.

Anywho- while looking around at all these houses, I've seen/liked these decorating ideas:

Both of these design elements were created with just paint!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

April Budget

I realized that I never posted how I did w/ my budget in April. I've been sucking it up at couponing lately- not enough good deals to make it worth the gas to drive over to Homeland.

Anywho, here's the breakdown:
Spent $213.86
Saved $36.85

That's the least amount I've saved since I started couponing last July! We used alot of stockpile things this month- I hope the grocery store deals pick back up soon....but I said that in March!

So, how are you doing w/ couponing and sales? Where am I going wrong?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Ta Da!

I used my graduation money for a new camera today :) I've been really researching cameras lately. I like the digital SLR's, but I don't like how they are bulky and the high price.

I found this camera- the Canon G9, and fell in love with it. It's 12 megapixels and you can shoot in auto or do super cool photography stuff with the ISO dial and other settings.
Here's my 1st shot with the camera- I was sitting on a park bench, a good distance away from Jocelyn and Sonia: All of these photos were taken tonight @ my graduation cookout.....I didn't have too much time to play with the camera today, so these were all taken on the 'auto' setting- but I still think the quality is impoved from my last camera......

Brandon grilling tons of burgers and dogs (22 people came to the party!)Randy and Denyce- our Sunday School teachersWith Nannie

Karen and Will

Master's Graduation

Brandon and I

Rachel, Nannie, Mom and I

The Speech Path gang

with mom and dad @ Theta pond (it was a little windy!)