29 January 2008

Saturday Skiing Adventure

After a few months of morning sickness and the craziness that only the holiday season can bring, my ballooning body was in need of some fresh air and exercise. One of my fabulous Christmas gifts from my husband was 3 months of "pregnant lady yoga". (the other was 6 weeks of ball room dance lessons, for two. he did a REALLY great job.) After going to my first class on MLK day, I was feeling good. That coupled with the inspiration provided by my fellow yogi, set the wheels in motion. On Saturday afternoon, my friend Carolyn and I headed out to a popular local spot for some cross-country skiing.

Carolyn, ready to go at the start of the day

Now, despite the fact that neither of us had gone in years, we had a great time. The weather was perfect, cold enough to keep you from roasting and the snow from being too sticky. The snow was well groomed but not too hard and the scenery was beautiful. We each took a couple of dramatic spills and made out share of funny, panicked noises on the steeper down slopes, but all in all, we survived with only minor aches and pains.

Carolyn reenacting one of her epic crashes

We took our time, walking if we didn't feel safe on a steeper stretch (pregnant lady+horrific crash= not good). We were only lapped 3 times by the woman on the skate skis who patiently passed us each time and offered encouragement. After an hour and a half of sking, chatting and laughing, I was definitely was tired, but ready to go again. Maybe this weekend...

Me, tired and hungry, but happy near the end of our trek

26 January 2008

Happy Saturday!

Today started with The Carpenters, strong coffee and homemade apple muffins. That's how everyday should start. Enjoy the weekend!

24 January 2008

The house is just about ready... to sell

So we can't really handle one big, momentous life change at a time. We like our life-rocking moments in batches of 2 or 3 at the least. Instead of just having wonderful, hip babe, we decided to finish a string of projects, sell the house and try and get into something a little bigger before the bean arrives. Who knows we may need to add something else, just to keep us from relaxing too much. Oh, and thank goodness the morning sickness is gone, because we have hit the new year running! Here are a few shots of the projects we have been working on.

Our spiffy newly-remodeled laundry area. My dad built that fabulous custom shelf behind our stacked W/D. I have a great before picture that I will try to track down.

The full laundry shot. There was a weird reflextion on the wall, so ignore that. I really like the yellow though.

In our bedroom, we painted the ceiling like the living room and touched up the walls. Love that green!

Here is a shot of the great bedroom built-in, books color coded, of course.

The manroom/office. It used to just be a manroom, but it has recently been modified. We did the ceilings in here as well.

The kitchen corner. We did this ceiling and finished the trim too.Oh, and of course I rearranged the built in and added the new chicken pitcher on the middle shelf.

Bathroom shots to come. What I have learned through all of this is that I will not put off projects. It barely took any time and it looks a bazillion times better! Now, it looks so fab around here, it might be hard to leave... but probably not.

10 January 2008

Beautiful Bird Houses-Redux

Guess who's carrying the birdhouses I fell in love with last fall?

Anthropologie, of course. Just another reason to love them. (As if we needed one.) Now, I just need to get one of my own...